Sligo Sportfishing invites you to enjoy high-end angling experience out of Point Pleasant, New Jersey. The company is run and operated by Capt. Anthony O’Donnell, a native fisherman with a decade of professional experience.

Join him aboard the ‘Sligo’, a 38’ Henriques Flybridge boat. She is a spacious vessel, equipped with the latest fish-finding and navigational electronics. The Sligo comes powered by twin 540 Cummins engines and can cruise at a hair-raising speed of 30 knots.

The Sligo has plenty of fishing space for up to 6 anglers. She also features an air-conditioned cabin and a restroom for your maximum comfort while spending your day on the water. All aboard!

With Capt. Anthony, you will be able to find a trip that suits your personal needs. If you want to wet a line without having to go too far out, battle trophy Striped Bass, massive Flounder, Bluefish, Sharks, and even Bluefin Tuna.

For those who are up to a challenge and have the itch to fish, there is a selection of overnight packages that will take you trolling for Blue and White Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Albacore Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, and Bigeye Tuna to name a few.

All trip prices include fuel, tackle, bait, and ice. Your captain will supply a selection of lures, fishing licenses, and drinks. Tip for the Mate is not included, so make sure to leave one. You will begin your trip by catching live bait.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Summer Inshore Special
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Aug 31
    $850
    Fishing the local inshore grounds where big fluke and qulity seabass and other species can be found! Available in July and August only!!!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $950
    Sligo Sportfishing can accommodate beginners as well as seasoned anglers. On these inshore trips, you'll target whatever species are biting the most, whether it be Striped Bass, Bluefish, Seabass, or Fluke. Your captain will do his best put you on the fish!
  • Private trip
    Full Day-8 Hours – Inshore Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,100
    Sligo Sportfishing can accommodate beginners as well as seasoned anglers. These inshore trips will have you targeting whatever species are biting best, from Stripers and Bluefish to Seabass and Fluke. Your captain will do all he can to get you on some of the biggest fish!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Striped Bass Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,250
    We will be trolling, jigging or using live bait to catch trophy sized striped Bass!
  • Private trip
    Inshore Giant Bluefin Tuna Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $2,000
    This trip is not recommended for beginners even though we love to teach! On these trips, you'll stay in the 7-30 mile range in the early spring and fall searching for giant Bluefin Tuna also known to many locally as "ghosts". They get the nickname here due to the fact that people accidentally hook them Bass fishing and other ways inshore, often being "spooled" (run out of line). The hookup ratio on these trips are very very slim. But when you do finally hook one they are on average 100-600 pounds.
  • Private trip
    Summer Monster Trip – Shark Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    15 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $3,000
    We go to the offshore shark grounds where we target large thresher and Mako sharks. These fish put up an amazing fight on this 15-hour-minimum trip and are delicious on the grill!
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About the Captain

Anthony O'Donnell
Point Pleasant, New Jersey, United States
27 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
51 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since March 2018
Captain Anthony O’Donnell has been fishing for as long as he could remember. Born and raised in New Jersey, Anthony had his first offshore Tuna trip when he wasn’t even 10 yet. Fishing is in his blood and he especially enjoys teaching others. Having captained various boats for a decade, Anthony started his own business a couple of years ago and has never looked back.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder

Boat specs

Henriques (Flybridge) originally built in 2008. Powered by 2 540HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Caught on the trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
standard tip for mate is $150
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Min. 5 year old; 12 and over for offshore
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 51 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Great day with Captain Anthony and First Mate Kenny
Half day trip with Captain Anthony
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Good experience
91%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
95%
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James M.
Vineland, NJ
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Great day with Captain Anthony and First Mate Kenny

VERIFIED   Summer Inshore Special on July 6, 2022
We had a great trip. Captain Anthony put us right on the sea bass and we were catching doubles as fast as we could get to the...
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Brandon S.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Excellent
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Summer Inshore Special on August 6, 2022
Anthony and his partner were absolutely exceptional they went above and beyond to make sure that we all felt comfortable with...
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Peter M. F.
Colts Neck, NJ
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Anthony

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on June 13, 2022
We had a great time out with Captain Anthony and his first mate KC. Beautiful boat, great ride and extra responsive to all...
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Jonathan G.
Northampton, PA
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Anthony

VERIFIED   NEW  Summer Inshore Special on August 12, 2022
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Hope B.
Clifton, NJ
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on June 26, 2022
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FAQs about Sligo Sportfishing

Sligo Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $850 per group - Summer Inshore Special (5 hours)
  • $950 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - Full Day-8 Hours – Inshore Fishing (8 hours)
  • $1,250 per group - Full Day Striped Bass Fishing (8 hours)
  • $2,000 per group - Inshore Giant Bluefin Tuna Trip (8 hours)
  • $3,000 per group - Summer Monster Trip – Shark Fishing (15 hours)

When you book a trip with Sligo Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with Sligo Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Caught on the trip )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • First Mate (standard tip for mate is $150)
  • Fishing License

Sligo Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Sligo Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Sligo Sportfishing include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Albacore)
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)