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Whether you are looking for a calm inshore fishing or a deep sea fishing adventure, Cocoa Beach fishing options are only a click away.
There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near Cocoa Beach. Local waters a playground for Snook, Mangrove Snapper, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, and many more.Show all fishing charters
Cocoa Beach is popular with anglers, who come to explore the calm inshore waters. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for a great trip.
You can reel_in Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Cobia, Redfish, and many more.
Inshore fishing trips are good for families with kids, couples, and small groups of friends.Show all inshore fishing charters
$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for an each additional person. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.
The most affordable 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Cocoa Beach costs $200 for 2 anglers.
There are more than 41 fishing companies in Cocoa Beach and nearby cities. You will have plenty of choices to find your next fishing outing.Check rates & availability
November, October and April will be your next best months for inshore fishing in Cocoa Beach.
Cocoa Beach offshore fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds in the open water: from nearshore reef fishing to offshore fishing at the Continental Shelf.
Cocoa Beach fishing charters will help you to land King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Sailfish, and many more.
Offshore fishing trips are good for experienced anglers, groups for friends, and those who want to reel in a bigger catch. Be ready to travel into the federal waters miles off the coast.Show all offshore fishing charters
$682 is the average price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip and 2 people. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.
The most affordable rates start at $350 for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip near Cocoa Beach.
You can find more than 29 fishing charters in Cocoa Beach and nearby cities. You will have plenty of choices to find your next fishing outing.
Tip: It takes some time to get to the offshore fishing spots. So it’s better to take a 6-hour or 8-hour offshore fishing trip for the best fishing experience.
The average tips are 15-20% of the total fishing charter price.Check rates & availability
November, October and April are the best months for offshore fishing near Cocoa Beach.
Cocoa Beach family-friendly fishing charters will help you experience a memorable fishing trip with your family. Your Captain will show you how to use the tackle and catch different species of fish.
If you choose to be away from the rough seas and stay close to the shore, inshore fishing could be your next choice. Inshore waters offer consistent year-round fishing through seasonal changes.
A half-day inshore fishing trip is a perfect trip for a family. This short trip is perfect for kids because they will learn something new and won’t get tired.
$436 is the average price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip and 2 guests. An extra person fee is $50. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.Check rates & availability
Cocoa Beach is one of the best destinations for shark fishing because a wide variety of sharks are found in local waters. If you want to target these famous ocean predators, then hire a Cocoa Beach shark fishing charter.
There are a variety of options for your next shark fishing trip near Cocoa Beach. These waters are a playground for Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Nurse Shark, Bonnethead Shark, and many more.
Note: you can keep certain Florida shark species, but most sharks are off-limits for harvesting. These sharks have to be released. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.
Sharks occur in coastal waters, offshore, and even some river systems. Pups and juveniles occur in shallow waters, while larger sharks can be found in offshore waters.
Live or dead baits are great for shark fishing. Preferred live baits for shark fishing could be Blue Runner, Mullet, Bonita, or Ladyfish. Usually, fishing charters prepare the bait before they take off on the water.
On average, the price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip is $522 for 2 guests. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.
You can find more than 13 fishing charters in Cocoa Beach and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing trip in Cocoa Beach.Check rates & availability
Sharks are active all year round. March through October is the best time for shark fishing in Cocoa Beach.
Cocoa Beach is a great destination for Tarpon fishing. You should have a very good chance at catching Tarpon by hiring one of the local guides. They are ready to share their knowledge and fishing techniques with any potential angler on their fishing charters.
Tarpon inhabit waters around river mouths, bays, mangroves, and shallows. Pinfish, mullet, and crabs are the go-to bait for Tarpon fishing.
Note: You won’t be able to land your catch because Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. You are not allowed to lift Tarpon out of the water if its length is greater than 40 inches. So take a photo of a lifetime, measure your trophy, and let it go.
$580 is the average base price for a private 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra guest fee is $50.
In Cocoa Beach and nearby cities, there are about 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing.Check rates & availability
Tarpon fishing season in Cocoa Beach is late spring through summer. The perfect months are September, August, and July.
Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide everything you need for a fishing trip: tackle, rods, reels, bait, and a cooler with ice. Usually, catch cleaning is free of charge.
Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. It covers all the people on the vessel.
A Fishing charter has to have a federal permit if you are planning to fish in the federal waters.
Depending on the weather, Captains recommend bringing sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, long sleeve shirt, hat, windbreaker, waterproof jacket, waterproof pans, appropriate non-skid footwear, gloves, your medicines, bug bite cream, sanitizer, drinks, and snacks.
Bring your freshwater license if you are planning to fish in the freshwater.
Some Captains don’t recommend bringing spray sunscreen, liquor, weapons, fireworks, and inappropriate footwear.
You can make a reservation with a 10-30% deposit.
The remaining balance has to be paid directly to the Captain on the day of your trip or upon arrival.
The deposit could be refunded if you cancel the trip before the cancellation deadline. On average, a free cancellation deadline is 2-14 days before the trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.
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