Megan Beth Sportfishing

If you want to explore the Garden State in a completely different way, Megan Beth Sportfishing will take you on an adventure of a lifetime. Captain Dan McGivney will show you the hottest inshore and offshore game that Point Pleasant Beach can offer.

Climb aboard his 38’ Henriques Sport Fisherman powered by twin 375 HP Caterpillar engines capable of developing a cruising speed of 21 knots. The vessel was fully restored in 2018 and can accommodate up to 6 anglers of all experience levels.

When it comes to the equipment, this boat has it all - GPS, radar, sonar, fishfinder, liferaft, EPIRB, live bait tank, and ice-boxes. It also has a comfy salon, air-conditioning, AM/FM stereo, full bathroom and a kitchen with a microwave.

Inshore or offshore, the captain will show you the most productive saltwater spots teeming with various species. You’ll have the opportunity to catch the delicious Tautog and Seabass, or if you prefer big game - go after Tuna or Sharks. If you’re looking for a real adventure, Megan Beth Sportfishing can take you deep sea fishing up to 50 miles from the coast.

Live bait is included in the price, and you’ll be catching it during the trip. Quantum rods and reels, lures, and catch cleaning and filleting are also provided free of charge. There is no age limit - this charter offers an unforgettable experience for kids, beginners, and pro anglers. All aboard!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Tuna (Offshore)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Oct 1
    $1,700
    Join the captain on this exciting offshore excursion and go up to 50 miles offshore in pursuit of Tuna. You'll have all the necessary equipment on board - just bring an adventurous spirit and let the captain show you the most productive deep sea areas.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Shark
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,200
    If you want to have a battle of a lifetime, this 10-hour adventure is exactly what you need. The captain will take you up to 30 miles from the coast and help you cross Mako or Thresher Shark off your bucket list. You'll be using top-notch Quantum gear, and you won't have to worry about the license - the captain has it covered.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Tuna (Inshore)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Oct 1
    $1,200
    If you're eager to finally land some Tuna, but don't want to go too far from the coast, this inshore trip is the perfect solution. Let the captain take you up to 30 miles off the shore and show you the most productive spots. The boat is equipped with a live bait tank and everything else you'll need for a successful day on the water.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    Sail the bountiful inshore waters in search of Bluefish, Striped Bass, or a variety of bottom fish on this exciting 8-hour trip. The captain will supply you with professional fishing equipment, and the mate will clean and filet the catch for you. All you have to bring is lunch and drinks, sunglasses and sunscreen.
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day Specials
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 1
    $550
    Two trips daly 7 AM-11:30 AM and 1PM-5:30PM. Perfect for families with children, we will instruct you on how to fish while enjoying a day on the water.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $300
    This 8-hour trip will show you a variety of fishing experiences that Point Pleasant Beach has to offer. The captain will take you wherever it takes to help you land the catch your heart desires. Depending on the season, you'll be targeting Flounder, Bluefish, Striped Bass, tasty Tautog and Seabass, but many other species as well. The First Mate will clean and filet everything you catch free of charge.
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About the Captain

Dan McGivney
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, United States
Angler's Choice
3 Fishing Reports
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102 Customer Reviews
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Member since April 2018
I grew up in the New Jersey shore area and I have loved fishing since I was a kid. I have been fishing for more than 30 years in the waters of the Manasquan Inlet, and anywhere from New York to Cape May. Fishing tournaments are my passion, and I have participated in numerous local competitions. When it comes to the winnings, one of the most unforgettable ones was catching a 456 lb Mako Shark in Jersey Coast Shark Anglers (JCSA) Mako Tournament in 1995. I am also the president of Greater Point Pleasant Charter Boat Association, RFA, NJOA, and NACO, and a former president of Jersey Coast Shark Anglers. My goal is to make sure that both my guests and my crew have an amazing time while fishing together.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Lingcod Lingcod
Scup (Porgy) Scup (Porgy)
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Shark (Mako) Mako Shark

Shark (Thresher) Thresher Shark
Tautog Tautog
Tuna (Bluefin) Bluefin Tuna

Boat Specs

Henriques Yachts (Flybridge) originally built in 1990, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 375HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 21 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Morning trip with Capt Dan

VERIFIED   1/2 Day Specials on August 4, 2021
Took the family fishing during our stay in Mantoloking & Capt Dan along with 1st Mate, Chris did not disappoint!  Capt Dan...
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Full day with Captain Dan

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip - Inshore on November 29, 2021
The captain put us on fish all day, and his mate Chris was on top of everything.  We fished with umbrella rigs, wire and braid,...
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Half Day trip with CApt. Dan and Mate Jim

VERIFIED   1/2 Day Specials on July 10, 2021
Capt. Dan and Jim were very through in helping us mostly novice fisher folks in baiting ( or doing it for us),  Instructions...
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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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Great Day with Captain Dan

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 11, 2021
It was a memorable day with my grandchildren (11 and 9) that were never in the ocean before.  He did everything to accommodation...
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VERIFIED   1/2 Day Specials on July 4, 2021
We caught our limit sea bass on a 4 hour trip. Doug , the 1st mate , was Johnny on the spot all day. Great guys captain Dan...
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FAQs about Megan Beth Sportfishing

Megan Beth Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $150 per person - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $550 per group - 1/2 Day Specials (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - Full Day Trip - Inshore (8 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 10 Hour Trip - Shark (10 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 10 Hour Trip - Tuna (Inshore) (10 hours)
  • $1,700 per group - 10 Hour Trip - Tuna (Offshore) (10 hours)

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

Trips booked with Megan Beth Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Quantum rods and reels)
  • Live Bait (Caught during the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Megan Beth Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 50 miles)
  • Wreck Fishing

Megan Beth Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Megan Beth Sportfishing include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Lingcod
  • Scup (Porgy)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Shark (Thresher)
  • Tautog
  • Tuna (Bluefin)