Deep-sea fishing is like raising children: both require patience, superior breath-holding skills, and a pocket full of worms to entice cooperation. Catch your next meal with today's Groupon: for $15, you get a fishing package at Orlando Outdoor Adventures in Cocoa (an $80 value). The package includes:
- A two-hour fishing workshop aboard the Indian River Queen (a $30 value)
- $50 toward any guided fishing charter trip, which start at $200 for four hours. Charters require a $100 deposit at the time of reservation.
Children 12 and younger may attend both the workshop and the chartered trip for free.
Navigating their boats to some of central Florida’s most bountiful fishing spots, Orlando Outdoor Adventures arms pole-wielders with the knowledge and equipment necessary to lure the waters’s resident redfish, snook, and sea trout. Starting September 19, a 99-foot paddleboat, the Indian River Queen, will whish out to the Indian River Lagoon to host two-hour fishing workshops. Using the biologically diverse estuary as a classroom, experienced fishing-boat captains impart their favorite fishing tricks and techniques, from the most effective baits to the latest trends in fishing-vest accessorizing.
Beyond the Indian River workshops, Orlando Outdoor Adventures’s guides lead chartered trips to some of the region’s fishiest schoolyards. During the Cocoa Beach trip ($200 for four hours and $50/additional angler), cruise along the shallow shoreline of the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge or through the narrow channels of the Cocoa Beach Thousand Islands, trolling for species such as redfish, black drum, and white-sand clump. The Port Canaveral charter ($250 for four hours and $50/additional angler) escorts anglers to the jetties of Port Canaveral, home to spawning snook and redfish, or out to Cape Canaveral, where tarpon swim among indigenous schools of NASA astronauts.