River Fishing Charters

Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral

Our expert captains cover all the world class inshore and nearshore fishing available.

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River Fishing Charters

Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, Orlando, and Titusville

Fin & Fly offers inshore fishing charters in Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, Titusville, and Orlando. River fishing charters are an amazing experience for all levels of angler, and the calm waters of our rivers and inshore waters are a perfect way to introduce children to the joys of fishing.

Men at the River Fishing Charter in Cocoa Beach

The rich rivers and waterways throughout Florida’s Space Coast are home to world class river fishing for Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Black Drum, Speckled Sea Trout and more!

Our River Fishing Charters provide access to world class inshore fishing including the:

  • Banana River Lagoon from Cocoa Beach to Cape Canaveral
  • Indian River Lagoon from Cocoa Beach, Port Canaveral to Titusville
  • Mosquito Lagoon from Cape Canaveral Space Center to Titusville and New Smyrna Beach

Fin and Fly is one of a select group of guides that are licensed to fish in the Mosquito Lagoon.

Our River Fishing Charters Include:
Experienced, fully licensed professional captains
New, comfortable boats
Top of the line fishing tackle
Cooler with ice
Free photography

Come join us for a river fishing charter in the Redfish capital of the world! We cover all the world class inshore and nearshore fishing available, book your fishing charter today.

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River Fishing Charters in Orlando, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, and Titusville

The Redfish Capital of the World!

Just east of Orlando, less than an hour away, lies Florida’s scenic Space Coast, also known as the Redfish Capital of the World. The Space Coast in Central Florida contains the Banana River, Indian River, and the Mosquito Lagoon. These inshore estuaries are home to some amazing species of fish and provide the perfect destination for river and inshore fishing charters.

Man holding black drum at the River Fishing Charter in Cape Canaveral

In these calm waters you will be able to catch different types of fun and exciting fish while cruising through beautiful mangroves and watching herons, dolphins, stingrays, and manatees in their habitats.

Boy with fish at the River Fishing Charter in Cocoa Beach
Man holding redfish at the River Fishing Charter in Cape Canaveral
Girl holding redfish at the River Fishing Charter in Cocoa Beach
Man holding redfish at the River Fishing Charter in Cocoa Beach

What We Fish For

Redfish River Fishing - Cocoa Beach & Cape Canaveral


The red drum, also known as the redfish or channel bass, has a reddish overall coloration and one or more dark spots at the base of the tail. It feeds at the bottom on crustaceans and mollusks. It also takes small fish, especially mullet.

Trout River Fishing - Cocoa Beach & Cape Canaveral


Typically, trout are slightly bony, but it doesn’t prevent the fish from tasting delicious. And it’s taste heavily depends on the trout’s diet: smaller fish, mollusks, eel and sometimes even shrimp. Trout provide a good fight when caught with a hook and line making the fish perfect for recreational fishing.

Snook River Fishing


The snook is a powerful fish and a thrilling catch, much like the freshwater Largemouth Bass. The snook is overall a silvery-green color with fins that are sometimes bright yellow. The snook also have a prominent black lateral stripe that runs from just behind the gills to the tail.

Tarpon River Fishing


The tarpon is a large thick-bodied fish generally silver in color other than its back, which can range from a dark green to grey. It has a large scoop shaped mouth and the last ray of its dorsal fin is greatly elongated. Its scales are large and thick like a coat of armor. The inside of their mouth is like a heavy grit of sandpaper that will wear threw your leader or tippet.

Black Drum River Fishing

Black Drum

The black drum is also known as “Blue Drum” for having a hint of blue in its dark color with a silvery-gray belly and black fins. Being the largest of all the drum family, it grows 40 to 60 in. in length and weighs between 50 to 100 lbs. Mollusks, clams, oysters and crabs are the most common preys to black drum.

Sheepshead River Fishing


The sheepshead is a gray fish with five or six lines on the side. It has sharp dorsal spines and a mouth with several rows of stubby teeth to help it crush the shells of prey. The sheepshead favors oysters, clams and shrimps. On average, it can weigh 3 to 4 lbs., and grow up to 30 in.

Jack Crevalle River Fishing

Jack Crevalle

Jack Crevalle is commonly called a jack, cavalla, horse crevalle or toro. Its round dark spot at the lower base of the pectoral fin and lateral line scales distinguish it from other species. Jack Crevalle is one of the largest species in the jack family, growing to a maximum length of 49 in. and weighs up to 70 lbs. It commonly eats small fish, shrimps, crabs and mollusks.

Book Your River Fishing Charter Today!

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced angler your guide, the expert team at Fin and Fly fishing charters has all the knowledge and tackle you’ll need to battle down these monstrous fish that lurk in the waters along the Space Coast of Florida. With three lagoons to fish from you can experience a variety of species on a vast range of lush natural habitat.

We are 5 star rated on Tripadvisor, Google and Facebook, and provide full service guided charters and professional quality boats and equipment.

So whether you want to chase tailing schools of Redfish on the skinny water flats or pull big Snook out of the tight mangroves, Fin & Fly Fishing Charters has what it takes to make your trip a safe and enjoyable experience out on the water.

Book your Fishing Charter today to make your fishing dreams a reality!

SlickVik78 - Banana River Fishing Charter Review
Slamming Redfish on Banana River!

Fished Banana river with Captain Jamie. Caught good sized Red Fish and Sea Trout. Had fun and would do it again.

- SlickVik78

River Fishing Charters Include:
Fishing licenses
Park permits
Spin gear/fly gear
Bait and lures
Cooler with ice
Photos of your catch
What to Bring:
Rain Gear
Polarized sunglasses
Beverages of choice
(if you prefer to take your own pictures also)

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