Fin Chaser Charters – Manhattan

Fin Chaser Charters offers you one of the most incredible angling experiences in America. Battle monster Striped Bass, Bluefish, and other inshore favorites while taking in the New York City sights.

Fish with the Manhattan skyline as your backdrop, or head past Liberty and Ellis Islands to the awesome inshore fishing grounds of the Raritan Bay. This is going to be a very special fishing trip.

You will be spending your day aboard a 36’ Contender Fisharound built in 2005. The vessel is powered by three Yamaha outboards up to an impressive cruising speed of 35 knots. You won’t waste any time getting to the best spots here!

The boat is fitted with quality Raymarine electronics to get you locked onto the biggest fish around. She has outriggers to troll for cow Stripers, a livewell full of tasty baitfish, and a staggering range of fishing equipment to let you fish your way.

The team at Fin Chaser Charters are light tackle and fly fishing experts who stock tournament-grade fly and conventional tackle on every trip. They will tailor your trip to your skills and experience to make sure you’re always battling the best fish possible. And there are plenty of fish to choose from, with Scup, Flounder, Weakfish, Little Tunny, Stripers, and Blues topping the list.

All trips come with fishing licenses, bait, lures, tackle, snacks, and soft drinks. At the end of your trip, all your fish will be cleaned and filleted for you at no extra charge. All you have to do is show up and enjoy world-class angling in one of the most iconic cities on the planet.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day - Special (AM) Fall
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Sep - 31 Dec
    $1,400
    up to 6 persons
    Want to catch monster Stripers and trophy Blues while taking in the city's top sights? Jump aboard for a day of awesome angling around the Big Apple's top destinations. Visit Liberty and Ellis Island, see the skyscrapers of Manhattan, and explore the Hudson River and Raritan Bay for some of the state's top inshore species.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day - Special (AM) Spring
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 1 Jul
    $1,400
    up to 6 persons
    Want to catch monster Stripers and trophy Blues while taking in the city's top sights? Jump aboard for a day of awesome angling around the Big Apple's top destinations. Visit Liberty and Ellis Island, see the skyscrapers of Manhattan, and explore the Hudson River and Raritan Bay for some of the state's top inshore species.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day - Special (PM) Fall
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Sep - 31 Dec
    $1,400
    up to 6 persons
    Spend six hours fishing the Hudson River and Raritan Bay for trophy Stripers, Bluefish, Flounder, and Weakfish. See the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, take in the NYC skyline from the water, then relax with a drink or a meal at the Grand Banks Restaurant Boat afterwards.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day - Special (PM) Spring
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 1 Jul
    $1,400
    up to 6 persons
    Spend six hours fishing the Hudson River and Raritan Bay for trophy Stripers, Bluefish, Flounder, and Weakfish. See the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, take in the NYC skyline from the water, then relax with a drink or a meal at the Grand Banks Restaurant Boat afterwards.
  • Private trip
    Half Day - Special (AM) Fall
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Sep - 31 Dec
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    Spend the morning fishing the Hudson River and Raritan Bay for Striped Bass, Bluefish, Flounder, Weakfish, and much more. As well as great fishing, this trip offers unbeatable views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Manhattan, and much more. Don't forget your camera!
  • Private trip
    Half Day - Special (AM) Spring
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 1 Jul
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    Spend the morning fishing the Hudson River and Raritan Bay for Striped Bass, Bluefish, Flounder, Weakfish, and much more. As well as great fishing, this trip offers unbeatable views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Manhattan, and much more. Don't forget your camera!
  • Private trip
    Half Day-Special (PM) Fall
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Sep - 31 Dec
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    Spend the afternoon fishing the Hudson River and Raritan Bay with the whole of NYC as your backdrop. See Liberty Island, Ellis Island, Govenors Island, Fort Wadsworth, Jersey City & Lower Manhattan the best way possible - from the water!
  • Private trip
    Half Day-Special(PM) Spring
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 1 Jul
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    Spend the afternoon fishing the Hudson River and Raritan Bay with the whole of NYC as your backdrop. See Liberty Island, Ellis Island, Govenors Island, Fort Wadsworth, Jersey City & Lower Manhattan the best way possible - from the water!
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About the Captain

Frank Wagenhoffer
New York, New York, United States
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Member since March 2018
Captain Frank has been fishing Raritan Bay from the age of 10. He has been a charter boat captain for the last 19 years and has fished from Cape Cod, MA to Virginia Beach, VA on the ASA and FLW Striper Tournament trails. He is still an active tournament fisherman, most recently winning the 2017 & 2018 LBI Cup Grand Championship Award back to back and winning 7 out of 9 tournaments entered in 2018. This is a testament to his passion, skill, and ability, which he puts to work on every trip he runs. Captan Frank publishes his weekly report in The Fisherman Magazine Highlands, NJ section. In the off season Captain Frank gives seminars and “How To” work shops on fishing strategies and techniques at industry Fishing/Trade and Boat shows.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Scup (Porgy) Scup (Porgy)
Weakfish Weakfish

Boat Specs

Contender (Performance fishing) originally built in 2005. Powered by 3 250HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
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Pay remaining balance to captain
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When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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