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Cocoa fishing charters have easy access to backwater and deep sea fishing grounds.
Local fishing charters can help you reel in Snook, Mangrove Snapper, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, and many more.Show all fishing charters
Cocoa is famous for its inshore fishing grounds. From grassy shallows to numerous bays, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and budgets.
There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near Cocoa. Local waters a playground for 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 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.
The cheapest rates start at $200 for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip near Cocoa.
In Cocoa and nearby cities, there are more than 41 inshore fishing charters. It’s easy to find your next fishing outing in Cocoa.Check rates & availability
November, October and April will be your next best months for inshore fishing in Cocoa.
Cocoa offshore fishing charters have quick access to the open waters, allowing anglers to get a taste of the fishing action on a short trip.
Cocoa fishing charters target variety of fish including species like 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. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.
The most affordable 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Cocoa costs $350 for 2 anglers.
You can find about 29 fishing charters in Cocoa and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing trip in Cocoa.
Tip: It’s better to take a 6-hour or 8-hour offshore fishing trip for the best fishing experience. Offshore fishing spots are away from the coast, so you will need some time to get there.
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.
Cocoa family-friendly fishing charters offer a great opportunity to build relationships with the members of your family. Local Captains will educate you and your family on how to use the tackle and catch various fish species.
Usually, family-friendly fishing trips take place in calm waters like creeks and small bays. Your family can focus on peaceful fishing, thanks to the clear inshore waters.
If you are planning a vacation to Cocoa, take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing charter. The journey won’t be exhausting, so your kids will learn more about fish species and fishing techniques.
$436 is the average price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip and 2 guests. An extra guest fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.Check rates & availability
Sharks are one of the most famous game fish in the waters of Cocoa. Cocoa shark fishing charters are experienced in targeting various species of sharks.
Cocoa is home to many different shark species: 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. Fishing charter Captains will help you with shark identification.
Good shark fishing is along the coral or the sandy bottoms, river mouths, bays, and offshore waters. Depending on the size, sharks could be found from the shallow grounds to the offshore waters.
Live or dead baits are great for shark fishing. Top bait for shark fishing would be Mullet, Ladyfish, Bonita, and Blue Runner. Usually, fishing charters prepare the bait before they take off on the water.
On average, the base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter is $522 for 2 anglers. An extra guest fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.
In Cocoa and nearby cities, there are more than 13 shark fishing charters. So you'll have plenty of options to find your next fishing break.Check rates & availability
Sharks are active all year round. March through October is the best time for shark fishing in Cocoa.
Cocoa is a great destination for Tarpon fishing. Cocoa Tarpon fishing charters can help you to catch your next trophy fish. They are ready to share their knowledge and fishing techniques with any potential angler on their fishing charters.
Tarpon can be found in inlets, shallows, and bays. It loves mullet, crab, and pinfish.
Note: 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 be careful with a fish, take a few photos, and release your catch.
$580 is the average base price for a private 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra guest fee is $50.
We found 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing in Cocoa and nearby cities.Check rates & availability
Tarpon season starts in late spring and lasts until the end of summer. September, August, and July are the ideal months.
Most trips are all-inclusive. You will have everything you need for a fishing trip: rods, reels, tackle, lures, and cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean anything that you catch.
A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price. It covers all the anglers on the boat.
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 reserve a trip 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. The cancellation deadline is usually 2-14 days before your trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.
There are several boat ramps and marinas near Cocoa. Most of the fishing charters launch from: