With the continental shelf drop-off beginning some 50 miles off the coast of Maryland, the real big fish can only be caught by fishermen with really big boats. Sportfishing East Coast is a big boat and has an experienced crew to boot, the perfect recipe for your offshore adventure!

Your boat is an impressive 57’ Island Boat Works Custom Carolina yacht, fully rigged out with top of the line fishing gear and tackle. We accommodate up to 6 anglers fishing in comfort. Twin CAT engines give her plenty of power, meaning you’ll be cruising to the fishing grounds at 30 knots optimizing your time spent fishing.

A variety of exciting fishing techniques can be tried on this charter, such as jigging, chunking, trolling, and bottom fishing. The species targeted are pelagic, with the all-star team of the sea: Bluefin, Yellowfin, and Big Eye Tuna, Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Swordfish, Wahoo, and Dolphin (Mahi-Mahi).

Whether you’re a novice or expert we cater to all levels of experience and encourage your participation. Sportfishing East Coast is a hands-on fishing team. Their crew has decades of knowledge to make your trip enjoyable and memorable. They will prepare all bait and tackle for you and assist or instruct (depending on your needs) in any aspect of fishing. Fishing is a team sport. You can relax and enjoy yourself knowing you’re in excellent hands.

What’s Provided:
All tackle, bait, drinks, ice, snacks and fishing license.

What to bring:
1) Small cooler for food and drinks.
2) Big cooler for fish (leave in your vehicle)
3) Sunscreen, hat, polarized glasses
4) Dress according to the weather (raincoat)
5) Sensible footwear



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $3,900
    This trip usually consist of around 8 hours of fishing and 2 hours of traveling. All bait and tackle is prepared for the customers. The charter provides all required equipment. The experienced crew are experts in both assisting seasoned fishermen and instructing new anglers, so all you have to bring on board is a good mood!
  • Private trip
    Overnight Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    1 Day Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    Seasonal trip Jun 20 - Sep 30
    $6,000
    You'll depart the dock around 7 am and return to the dock around noon the next day. All required equipment is supplied to customers by the charter. All bait and tackle is prepared by the crew. The crew will assist or instruct (depending on your need) in any aspect of this fishing trip, so relax, you're in good hands.
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About the Captain

James Coane
Ocean City, Maryland, United States
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
67 Customer reviews
Response time 9 hours
Member since March 2018
Captain James Coane has over 3 decades of tournament, charter, and commercial fishing experience. He’s fished all over the world, including the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Mexico, the Caribbean, Bahamas, and the entire east coast of the US. He’s competed in over 100 fishing international tournaments and has placed first in several local competitions, including the WMO Tournament for Blue Marlin in Ocean City, MD. Capt. James decided to start his own charter service back in 2013 in order to share his passion with others. He gives his 100% every day, incorporating his breadth of knowledge and experience that he’s accumulated over the decades. The thing that sets Capt. James apart is his passion for passing on his wealth of fishing knowledge. Even if you are an experienced angler Capt James will be more than happy to teach you some of the tricks of the trade. He invites you on an exclusive adventure to catch lots of fish and create lasting memories with Sport Fishing East Coast

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (White) White Marlin
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass

Boat specs

Island Boat Works Custom Carolina (Convertible) originally built in 2015. Powered by 2 1650HP Cat engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
57 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
ages 7 & up
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (10)
Crushed the Tuna and Tilefish.
Crushed the Tuna and Tilefish.
Whole day trip Capt James\/Charlie
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
86%
Appropriate for children
67%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Matthew A.
Washington, District Of Columbia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Crushed the Tuna and Tilefish.

VERIFIED   Full Day Fishing Trip on August 6, 2022
Awesome Trip. Great Crew. Great Boat. If you are looking a top of the line fishing experience, this is the boat for you.
Matthew A. recommends Sportfishing East Coast
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Todd M.
Meyersdale, Pennsylvania
Excellent
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Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
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Whole day trip Capt James/Charlie

VERIFIED   Full Day Fishing Trip on July 26, 2021
This was our first fishing trip. Caught a 235 lb Bigeye Tuna. They were very good at instructing us on what to do. The sea...
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William B.
Washington, District Of Columbia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with James

VERIFIED   Full Day Fishing Trip on August 23, 2020
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Joe V.
Boonton, NJ
Very good
4.0 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
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4.0 / 5
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Fishing Trip on August 10, 2021
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Gregory L.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Fishing Trip on June 22, 2019
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FAQs about Sportfishing East Coast

Sportfishing East Coast offers the following trips to customers:
  • $3,900 per group - Full Day Fishing Trip (12 hours)
  • $6,000 per day per group - Overnight Fishing Trip (1 day)

When you book a trip with Sportfishing East Coast, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Sportfishing East Coast include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano )
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Sportfishing East Coast offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Sportfishing East Coast offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Sportfishing East Coast include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Swordfish
  • Tilefish
  • Tuna (Albacore)
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo