During the summer east of Orlando Florida many anglers will opt to go nearshore rather than offshore for a fishing adventure off the east coast. Different from inshore fishing, nearshore fishing is in the ocean and rather close to the beaches. Seldom further than a couple of miles out, near shore fishing never leaves sight of land and anglers can often see beachcombers walking the sandy shoreline while catching fish like the giant tarpon in the video above.
You can expect to catch a large variety of species when visiting the near shore waters near Orlando, from large tarpon and jack crevelle to tasty king mackerels and possibly a cobia or two. Sharks are one of the favorites that visitors want to catch and during the summers you can almost always catch a shark and possibly see dolphins and sea turtles while boating within view of the beautiful beaches and blue waters off Cocoa Beach.
Nearshore fishing charters are typically a little more personal than an offshore charter on bigger boats. Smaller coastal boats are used and are often faster, lighter and a little more maneuverable than the larger diesel inboards that go beyond 20 miles out off Florida's east coast.
Smaller boats and less customers allow us charter captains to charge a little less than offshore charter boats and the action can be just as dependable if not more so. Calm summer days make it perfect for the small-fast vessels to race down the coast in search of feeding fish willing to give an angler the opportunity for an epic battle and a fun day on the water.
Sharks are a favorite nearshore fishery and anglers love to see sharks come near the boat. The small one above delights young anglers and adults alike. If you come to Orlando in the summer, look us up for a nearshore angling adventure while you're visiting the area attractions... You won't be disappointed.