Cocoa Beach, located in central Florida on what is known as the Space Coast because of its close proximity to Cape Canaveral, has world-class fishing inshore and off the coast. Cocoa Beach has the Banana River on the city’s western side and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and both sides are teeming with wildlife and fish. A Cocoa Beach Fishing Charter, either inshore or offshore, will provide you with a day full of fun as they put you on fish after fish.
The system of Lagoons on the Space Coast of the Banana River Lagoon, the Indian River Lagoon and the Mosquito Lagoon are known for their Redfish population and are called “The Redfish Capital of the World.” The Banana River is the closest with its many islands with mangroves and marshes, perfect hiding spots for not only Redfish but Snook, Trout, Sheepshead and Jacks. Tarpon migrate to the area in the Summer and pose a real challenge to even the most experienced anglers.
The action gets hot once you head out onto the Atlantic. Nearshore, you will find bottom feeders like Snapper and Grouper. Cobia, Amberjack, Kingfish and Sharks are also frequently seen around the reefs. Going further out provides opportunities to land Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and Sailfish. You can venture out to the Gulf Stream and Continental Shelf for longer extended trips to battle with giant Marlin, Swordfish and other trophy fish.
There are a few harbors where the fleet of Cocoa Beach Fishing Charters is located. They offer many options for you to choose from: Private charters for ½ day, ¾ day, full day and extended day. Some charters will do shared charters for the single angler or small group, and there is a party boat that you can join too. Whatever you choose, your day will be full of fish and lasting memories.