Central Florida’s Cocoa Beach hosts the beautiful and spectacular sibling watershed named the Banana River Lagoon with its thousand Islands. These natural and man-made spoil islands are immersed in salty brine, teaming with Florida gamefish and wildlife.
Jul 19, 2018 | 0 comments
Join us aboard a Cocoa Beach Fishing trip for Deep Sea or Inshore Fun. Capt Richard has a lifetime of experience and will offer you the best fishing!
Joshua David Whitmire
Took my son and dad fishing with Lagooner this past week. This was my sons first time deep sea fishing. Well needless to say, it was his best experience in a long time. He caught a 50 pound sail fish on his first catch. It wore him out to reel it in but it was all worth it. We all caught different variety of fish. I got a Barracuda! King Mackerel and Cobia were also caught. And we got to take them home eat! Richard definitely made the experience memorable and enjoyable! We had such a blast and his knowledge of fishing and his experience as a boat captain are unmatched. We will definitely be booking with Lagooner again next year. Thank you Richard and Gina for a wonderful time with Lagooner Fishing!!
Took my mom for her first fishing excursion for Mother's Day. She is 76 years old and wanted to catch a "big one"! Richard at Lagooner Fishing was terrific. Taught her some tricks, took us to his secret fishing spot and helped her catch a WHOPPER! I highly recommend this experience for all ages! Thank you Richard Bradley 🐟❤️🎣
Captain Richard is amazing - knowledgeable, polite, and extremely helpful with pointers and tips. He always put us on multiple species on every trip.
Wow what a great day on the water. Captain Richard was absurdly knowledgeable with a great sense of humor to boot. Would definitely recommend this to any angler at any experience level. Caught a mess of fish and had an absolute blast doing it.
Great day on the water with Richard. He knows his stuff and is just an awesome guy. Highly recommended.
From reserving our charter to arriving back to port, the Lagooner Fishing Team was top notch all the way. I learned very quickly that when Captain Richard got quiet and gazed off into the distance that the bites were near. He's like some sort of fish whisperer and uses his sixth sense to quickly and effectively put meat on the deck. I can't thank Lagooner Fishing enough for making some great memories for my wife, father in law and myself.
Bruno C. Bini
Excellent people. Excellent everything. ... ✌
Tammy Briscoe Mancuso
We went yesterday and was great. We have fished alot and can't say enough good things about Capt Richard. The radio from other charters were complaining while we were catching 30-40 lb Kings and Cobia. Would not go with anyone else
You won't find anyone that knows fishing better than Richard. He and Gina are the greatest.
Well Kept equipment.. Great Customer Service.. Great Experience from Start to finish
Had a blast picking up some big black drums, cobia, and other species! Richard is the master of these fish, and WILL show you a great time down here in Cocoa Beach!!!
Had a great time. I will definitely be back.
Richard and Gina are really great people. Since I first fished with Richard about 8 years ago, I try to come back every year. Besides providing a great fishing experience, they have become good friends. Try Lagooner. You won’t be sorry!
My wife and I have chartered Captain Richard for both the ocean and inland rivers. We have had great experiences catching king mackerel, barracuda, and speckled trout. Captain Richard knows how to put you on fish and takes awesome pictures of us with our catch. Would definitely go on another fishing trip with Captain Richard.
My grandson and I had a great time with Captain Richard. When we are back in area we plan on booking with Lagooner Fishing again
Kathy Klasek Sayre
My son and I had a lovely time on the ocean today with Captain Richard. The fishing was great, took home two large King fish and a Spainish Mackerel. Had them for dinner tonight, was so yummy. We saw many dolphins, some huge sea turtles, a manatee and a shark. Was not only a fishing trip but also a great nature adventure. Loved feeding the leftover bait fish to the pelicans and woodstorks. I HIGHLY recommend taking this trip. Worth every penny.
He took money out of my Acct without my authorization so DO NOT give him ur debit car info
Shelly Lynne Shapiro-Swan
My son and his friend had the best time of their life...quoted by Graham and Nick...Capt Richard was fantastic Caught some amazing fish
We had a slow start but Captain Richard made sure we got on the fish. it was a great time with great people
We had an absolutely amazing experience. Couldn't have asked for a better fishing trip. Thanks Captain Richard.
My wife and I loved our time on the water with Captain Richard! Thanks for a great trip!
Sheila Brisker Smith
After 10 straight years of fishing with Capt. Richard we are looking forward to number 11 this year. We always have a great time and catch a lot of fish. We always look forward to visiting with Capt. Richard, Gina and their girls. Dana & Sheila from Ohio
Richard is a great guide with a lot of great stories. Worth the time & money. We have gone with numerous times over the last 5 years. The last time was 12/27/16, we caught redfish, blue fish, mangrove snapper, jack & a snook. My husband & I both caught redfish...a 7, 12, 20 & 30 lbs. another great day on the water.
I will definitely go back again. Captain Richard was great. Had a blast and he was good with my 10 year old. Don't hesitate to book a trip with Him. You won't be disappointed.
Great Experience, we've al ways wanted to go, just didn't know who to select? We fished for 1/2 day, and Cptn Richard made sure we had a Good Time. We would go again, and recommend it for others! Fish On!!
T Renea Haney
I enjoyed Captain Richard, he was a lot of fun! He's very knowledgeable and funny�! The Haneys will definitely be booking another experience soon!
Angie Coyne Hale
This was the best, we would go again in a second. He treated my 13 year old like a young man. Caught very nice fish in a beautiful area. Felt safe at all times. Cpt. Richard made quite the impression on my son. We will be going again, and I would recommend this trip to anyone.
Michael D. Allen
We had a great time with Captain Richard. It was great to catch Kings, Spanish Mackerel and Bonitas. We also saw a huge Hammerhead Shark and Barracuda. We will definitely go again!
Great Captain, great trip. Local/Native to the area, knows these waters. You wont find better.
Best fishing experience EVER! Capt Richard knows all the hot spots and is an expert guide and angler!
Was awesome. Captain Richard was absolutely great with my nephews.
Experienced, knowledgeable, diligent and a very pleasant captain with whom to share the day. His hard work payed off under trying conditions.
Capt Richard and Capt Gina are awesome...! Very accommodating and they surely will guarantee anyone that goes out in the water with a great time! It's been awhile since I've gone charter fishing with them but I still remember every single moment I was out with them. Thank you Capt Richard and Capt Gina. Keep up the great work and more success to you guys. Fish ON....!!!
Shanee Thomas Taylor
Had the best day fishing off Cocoa Beach with Capt. Richard while we were docked in Port Canaveral for the day from the Norwegian Gem. Capt. Gina was so helpful in planning our trip months ahead and even came right to the boat and picked us up when we pulled into Port! We caught some beautiful King Mackerel and had many laughs. I would recommend Lagooner to EVERYONE. If we ever get back down there, we'll definitely go again.
Having been fishing a number of times over the years with Captain Richard I can highly recommend Lagooner Charters. We have always had a great time and he puts you on the fish. Richard and Gina have not only been our charter captains but have become our friends. Give them a try you won't be disappointed.
Shane Roberts Walton
I have been honored to share a boat with Captain Richard more than once. He and Captain Gina are fantastic people, kind, courteous, and extremely knowledgeable. I have been blessed to fish from Canada to Florida and I can give Lagooner Fishing Charters the highest of praise and I look forward to fishing with them multiple times in the future!
Captain Richard was great company on the boat. He's a blast to hang out with and will glady joke around with everyone. When it came to the fishing it was a tough day to start but we were able to find a school of drummer fish. He was able to spot a school of fish from his boat which was pretty cool. We caught a good 20-25 lb black drumfish which made the whole trip worth it. For sure recommend captain Richard.
Had a blast with Captain Richard too bad weather didn't cooperate he still put us on some fish
A very knowledgeable guide and knows the area waters well. We were on big reds and trout within minutes of the leaving the dock and ventured about the lagoon to catch different species. The scenery in the Lagoon is remarkable! Richard’s boat was well equipped with good equipment, he was well prepared to adapt to the different types of fishing through out the day. My primary focus was sight fishing for big reds on fly - the flies that Capt. Richard provided were right on! Booking the charter was a breeze, his wife Capt. Gina was very accommodating to work me in (thank you Capt. Gina). Capt. Richard seemed to know who was hungry at the right times – and we had some impressive catches! Well done Capt. Richard, and thanks for a great day on the water!
We had an awesome day of fishing with Captain Richard! Regardless of your fishing ability....Richard will get you on fish and make sure that everyone has a great day! He is professional, courteous and funny! We caught fish even though boats around us were struggling and we had a fantastic time! I would highly recommend fishing with Richard!
We had an outstanding experience with Lagooner! To start, Captain Gina made the booking quick and easy. All follow-up and communication was just like she promised. Once we were on the water, Captain Richard made the day fun for everyone and put us on fish at every stop. I would recommend Lagooner to anyone looking for a charter in Cocoa Beach.
Gave a fishing trip to my husband for his birthday after recommendation from my cousin Kristin Kessel Asinger. He is still talking about it as the best fishing trip ever! Don't hesitate to book a fishing trip with Captain Richard!
Captain Richard worked hard to put fish in the boat. We were able to bring in a few big Reds and some trout, and a couple keepers to take home for dinner. It's always the hope to be able to catch lots of fish, but fishing is fishing and there are no guarantees; the time of the year we travel to Florida also has an impact on our fshing success. This last trip out with Captain Richard my wife came along and thorougly enjoyed the experience and catching the big Reds. She is looking forward to our next trip to Florida and another fishing trip with Captain Richard.
Sandy Goins Kornegay
I'm a local and all my friends fish with Captain Richard at Lagooner Fishing Guides. He's a fantastic guy and knows all the best spots to fish.....
We had a great time with Captian Richard!! 1/2 day trip,good weather and fish in the box:)) We stdpped off cruise ship and onto his boat within 10 minutes. Great trip for novice to experianced angler. Thanks Capt. & will see you again!!!
I travel every year and have used guides everywhere and this has to be one of the best guides I've ever used...very friendly, comfortable boat, super knowledgable...if anyone is questioning to use lagooner quit wasting ur time and book a trip!
excellent day with Captain Richard. Enjoyable day and a great spot to have the catch cooked up afterwarddd
Roger N Sharon Dreyer
My wife and I have been on several trips with Captain Richard and have always had a great time and have usually caught a lot of fish, and would have had a wonderful day on the water even if we would not have been so lucky. I would recommend Lagooner to anyone wanting a fun day out fishing.
I live in Cocoa Beach, but get lots of company from Germany & other parts of Europe, - gone fishing with Capt Richard of Lagooner Fishing Guides, several times, to make my friends Florida experience a real special one - never had more fun. Capt Richard Bradley makes your day so special from the second you put foot on his boat. Chances are , you're going to witness a georgeous sunrise, he will point out anything & everything worthwhile seeing, he's knowledgeable, funny & entertaining - and he KNOWS , WHERE THE FISH ARE !! Never been disappointed ever !! My friends won't leave Florida without having had the LAGOONER fishing experience
Excellent experience with Captain Richard! He made it fun for the whole family even though my wife had a bit of the demon. She still had a blast and Capt. Richard put us right on the fish even when the other fishing charters were struggling to catch fish.
Cynthia Ann Rogers
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20:00 13 Apr 18
Great day! Great fishing! I am a repeat customer and highly recommend Lagooner FishingI In mid-March, as a break from Disney parks, I took my two sons fishing. I took a nearly identical trip 10 years ago with my older son. Just like 10 yrs ago, Gina's customer service was awesome, and Captain Richard made the 6 hrs of fishing thoroughly enjoyable. My 8 yr old son caught his first "big one." Richard filleted the redfish, black drum, and trout we caught so back in Orlando everyone ate well that night. If you want a great fishing trip with great customer service while supporting a family run business, book with them.
00:58 12 Mar 18
When it comes to local fishing guides, Gina and Richard do not get any more local! Lifetime residents means they have invested their whole lives to this area. Not a better two anglers here in on the SpaceCoast! Our community is a better place with these two here.
14:24 09 May 17
Sometimes you cannot trust online reviews. I can assure you that this is not the case with Capt Rich of Lagooner Fishing Guides. Look no further and book your trip. I fished 1/2 day solo. Worked out perfectly as a little weather rolled in early afternoon. We caught a mixed bag of inshore species. The fishing and conversation were both enjoyable. Anytime I am fortunate enough to be in the Cocoa Beach area, Capt Rich will be hearing from me.
02:20 29 Jan 17
It's hard for us to believe, but our adventures with Lagooner Fishing Guides began over a decade ago when we came down to Florida for a weekend get-away. Over the years, we have had numerous incredible fishing trips with Capt. Richard! He is the BEST and has always given us an amazing adventure. We've not only landed beautiful fish, but we also get a new history lesson and lots of tips on making our time more special while we are visiting. One year, we even brought our team of employees to enjoy a few days of fishing and talk on his boat and they are still talking about that, 3 years later, as their "best" memory! Capt. Richard makes you feel right at home, whether you're a fishing pro or a first-timer. He'll keep you entertained with the tall tales and true stories and you'll never believe it's time to go inland because the time will fly by. We have recommended Capt. Richard to everyone we know who is making a trip down to the Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach area. His excursions are worth every penny and we always look forward to our next time on the water with Lagooner Fishing Guides. And when you go, tell him April sent you!
13:00 07 Apr 17
Captain Richard was amazing, after a short fishing trip I felt like we were good friends. He knew the fishing territory, it was too windy and high surf to go on the ocean so we stayed in the bay and caught 5 species of fish. His boat and equipment were top notch as well. He is very personable and accommodating to your needs. He has an awesome sense of humor which made an incredible fishing trip all that much better. He gave us pointers of what local attractions we should see before heading back to South Dakota, his advice was spot on. His wife, Captain Gina, called us to see how we were doing on the drive home. I would recommend him to anyone and plan on going back. Not to say that he is old :), but he's been doing this all of his life and knows his business! He is friends with other guides in the area and they communicate with each other to put their clients on the fish. All around awesome operation, I won't go anywhere else.
23:44 30 Oct 18
Capt. Richard and Gina rock.
20:03 07 Dec 18
We chartered a boat on the banana river on a brief vacation to Orlando. We took one day to go to Coco Beach to go fishing. Our experience was excellent. Gina was very responsive and answered all of our questions. We met early In The morning and everything was already ready for us. We had several catches during the day. Richard was such a fun person to fish with. He has a fun personality and did all of the hard work (or icky work for the girls). He was extremely knowledgeable and we were fascinated with his knowledge of not only fishing but biology too. He also explained a lot about the area and space station stuff. I highly recommend Lagooner for anyone who wants a true local fishing experience with laid back yet highly experienced people.
17:17 12 Dec 18
This was my first time deep sea fishing and it was such a great experience, to say the least. Would highly recommend Lagooner Fishing Guides as they know the area very well and put a lot of effort into making every trip enjoyable. Will definitely be booking another trip with them!
18:50 10 Dec 18
My wife and I have chartered Captain Richard for both the ocean and inland rivers. We have had great experiences catching king mackerel and speckled trout. Captain Richard knows how to put you on fish and takes awesome pictures of us with our fish. Would definitely go on another fishing trip with Richard. Can’t wait until next summer to schedule another trip!
18:50 04 Dec 18
I've always enjoyed fishing with Gina and Richard. The best thing about our trips is that we always catch fish - and the fish are always cleaned so well. Plus, it is a pleasure socializing with them.
19:46 04 Dec 18
Gina and Richard are a great team, mooring the boat, handling the bait and fishing poles with ease and expertise. We had an enjoyable, successful day fishing and look forward to our next trip!
20:42 27 Feb 19
About 8 years ago, I was staying in GA for a month of training and was looking to do some fishing on a weekend. I found Lagooner on the web and had the most incredible experience! Even though I live in California, I've returned to fish with Richard and Gina 3 or 4 more times. Anytime I get close to Florida, I make sure to call the Bradley's and book a trip. They have become good friends and show me true hospitality and I always look forward to catching up with them. Oh yeah...and the fishing is amazing! My work dictates when I'll be in the area so I can't plan when I'll be close enough to fish the Space Coast. No problem, Richard and Gina always know how to put together a great fishing trip in any season. If you're thinking of fishing with a guide, make sure you give them a call. You won't regret it!
20:19 02 Mar 19
I’m a returning client of Capt. Richard and Lagooner fishing! He is an awesome guide and always provides a great fishing experience! This last trip I caught the biggest trout I’ve ever seen and my friend caught a monster of a Jack among other fish we caught! Can’t wait to come back again for another trip! You won’t regret booking a trip with Lagooner and Capt Richard and Capt Gina!
21:37 17 Jan 19
We had the weather against us but Richard still managed to make them bite. Been on quite a few charters over the years and Lagooner is right at the top! We will definitely be back next year when we visit FL again! Thanks for a great time!
20:14 02 Mar 19
Had a blast with captain Richard. My husband had a blast. Definitely recommend. Will definitely be coming back.