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Fishing charters in South Cocoa Beach, FL

Top 5 fishing charters in South Cocoa Beach, FL

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This city is one of Florida’s most visited fisheries. It never fails to mesmerize with the species of fish, and a large number of South Cocoa Beach fishing charters.

There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near South Cocoa Beach. Local waters a playground for Snook, Mangrove Snapper, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in South Cocoa Beach

Inshore fishing is one of South Cocoa Beach's key attractions. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for an experience of a lifetime.

South Cocoa Beach fishing charters will help you to land Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Cobia, Redfish, and many more.

Inshore fishing trips are good for families with kids, couples, and small groups of friends.

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Inshore fishing trip prices

$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

The cheapest rates start at $200 for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip near South Cocoa Beach.

In South Cocoa Beach and nearby cities, there are more than 41 inshore fishing charters. It’s easy to find your next fishing getaway in South Cocoa Beach.

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Best time for inshore fishing

November, October and April will be your next best months for inshore fishing in South Cocoa Beach.

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Offshore fishing charters in South Cocoa Beach

If you’re looking for a offshore fishing adventures, you’ll find that there are some excellent fishing opportunities 15-50 miles offshore. South Cocoa Beach offshore fishing charters can take you there for a whole day.

These waters will yield anything from King Mackerel and Mahi Mahi to Cobia and Sailfish.

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.

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Offshore fishing trip prices

On average, the price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip is $682 for 2 people. Add $50 for an each additional person. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

The cheapest rates start at $350 for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip near South Cocoa Beach.

There are more than 29 fishing companies in South Cocoa Beach and nearby cities. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.

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.

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Best time for offshore fishing

November, October and April will be your next best months for offshore fishing in South Cocoa Beach.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in South Cocoa Beach

Getting kids on the water for a family-friendly fishing trip is a great way to spend your time in South Cocoa Beach. The Captain will show you and your family various fishing techniques and teach you about different fish species.

If you choose to be away from the rough seas and stay close to the shore, inshore fishing could be your next choice. These waters generally remain calm even on windy days.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Select a 4-hour inshore fishing charter if you are planning a trip to South Cocoa Beach. This trip is ideal for families. Your kids will learn about species of fish and won’t get tired.

On average, the price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip is $436 for 2 guests. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

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Shark fishing charters in South Cocoa Beach

Sharks are one of the most famous game fish in the waters of South Cocoa Beach. South Cocoa Beach shark fishing charters will help you target famous ocean predators of all sizes.

South Cocoa Beach shark fishing charters can help you reel in 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 inhabit offshore and inshore waters, from mangrove swamps to reef dropoffs. Young sharks reside in shallow waters, while deep waters are home to adult species.

Bait is an essential component of any shark fishing adventure. The perfect live or dead bait for targeting sharks could be Mullet, Little Tunny, Landyfish, or Blue Runner. Fishing charters prepare the best bait depending on the targeted shark species.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter is $522 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

There are about 13 fishing guides in South Cocoa Beach and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in South Cocoa Beach.

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Best time for shark fishing in South Cocoa Beach

You can target sharks all year round. March-October tends to be the best time to catch sharks in South Cocoa Beach.

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Tarpon fishing charters in South Cocoa Beach

Tarpon is one of the top trophy fish you can target on South Cocoa Beach fishing charters. Local charters will help you to find the best fishing locations. They will show you the best spots and fishing methods.

Tarpon live in bays, lagoons, and even rivers. You can catch it on live bait with crabs, pinfish, or mullet.

Note: You won’t be able to land your catch because Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. By law, Tarpon over 40 inches must remain in the water. So be delicate with your catch, take a memorable photo, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

$580 is the average base price for a private 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra guest fee is $50.

In South Cocoa Beach and nearby cities, there are around 15 fishing guides specialized in Tarpon fishing.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in South Cocoa Beach

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to catch Tarpon in South Cocoa Beach. The ideal months are September, August, and July.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. You will have everything you need for a fishing trip: rods, reels, tackle, lures, and cooler with ice. Usually, catch cleaning is free of charge.

Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. This license covers all the people on the vessel.

An offshore fishing charter has to have a federal permit to fish in the federal waters.

What to bring on a fishing charter trip?

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.

How to book a fishing charter trip?

You can book a trip with a 10-20% 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.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to South Cocoa Beach?

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