Capt. Dave fishing invites you to chase the fish day and night aboard a great party boat. Explore the waters of Coney Island, head to Jersey or JFK, and share this exciting experience with other anglers from all over the country.

The ‘Capt. Dave III’ is a 92’ Blount Ship Yard steel boat with a huge deck and lots of heated cabin space. In fact, she can easily accommodate 70+ anglers who can fish at the same time!

Built back in 1962, the Capt. Dave III cruises at a top speed of 20 knots thanks to her twin 400 HP Detroit Diesel engines. She is a serious fishing machine with modern equipment, electronics, two generators, and professional accessories, as well as two restrooms. The Capt. Dave III is “nice and heavy” according to the crew.

Choose from a nighttime Striped Bass trip or spend your day chasing Fluke. Go for Bluefish, Lingcod, Black Seabass, and Porgy. All of those guys will be caught using the finest gear by Penn and Shimano, along with fiberglass rods made by Gull Rods.

All trips come with the use of live eels, live sandworts, frozen bait, mussels, crabs, and 3 free refills per customer. Captain Dave has rods (Penn, Shimano, fiberglass rods made by Gull Rods) and reels for rent at an additional $5 per rod.

You will be able to purchase drinks and snacks from the fully-stocked galley, which has soda, water, juice, bagels, muffins, coffee, tea, hamburgers, and hot dogs all for very reasonable prices. Once you’re done fishing, you will be able to keep the catch that is within local laws. Captain Dave will see you soon!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4th of July Fireworks!
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 4 - Jul 4
    $150
    going up to the river to see Macy*s firework show
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip - Shared
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 31
    $140
    With plenty of other groups of anglers, you'll board a traditional fishing boat and head off out of the Big Apple to discover a range of exciting and delicious fish. Bring your own fishing gear aboard and bottom fish, drift, fish, or bring some popping corks to entice the bite of Striped Bass, Fluke, Porgy, Bluefish, Triggerfish, and Black Seabass. Head home with a delicious treat for dinner after a mammoth 7 hours on board. You're advised to be at the dock 30 minutes prior to the trip.
  • Shared trip
    Full Night Trip - Shared
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 15
    $120
    Striped Bass fishing is exciting! You will be provided with bait, rods, and reels, as well as licenses. Soda, water, juice, bagels, muffins, coffee, tea, hamburgers, and hotdogs will be available to purchase.
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About the Captain

David Paris
New York City, New York, United States
ID & License verified
20 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since May 2018
Captain David Paris has over six decades of fishing experience, 45 years of which he spent captaining. David fell in love with angling at a young age and has never looked back. He enjoys seeing friendly faces, talking to other captains over the radios, mapping wrecks, and keeping up on all the latest fishing news. Capt. David fishes with both beginners and numerous repeat customers who have gone out with him for over 30 years.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Cod Cod
Flounder Flounder

Lingcod Lingcod
Scup (Porgy) Scup (Porgy)
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Tilefish Tilefish

Boat Specs

Blount Ship Yard (Classic) originally built in 1962. Powered by 2 400HP Detroit Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
92 ft
Capacity
70 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
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 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
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
78%
Friendly captain
89%
Recommend this charter
80%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
78%
Catch intended fish
61%
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Shared on July 6, 2021
This trip was amazing. Staff was extremely helpful and friendly, boat was clean and fully stocked with food and gear, and we...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Shared on July 25, 2021
Good trip out on the water. Got sea sick and spent half the trip laid out. Crew was very helpful and knowledgeable. Easy to...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Shared on September 26, 2021
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Abe M.
Brooklyn, NY
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Fluke on July 20, 2019
Captain Dave was gracious enough to let add a late comer to my group. Chuck and Mike were very cordial and extremely...
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Brooklyn, New York
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   WeekNight - Group & Family Special on August 31, 2019
It was and will always be a pleasure to fish with a great captain and a wonderful crew! This is my 3rd time going fishing with...
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FAQs about Capt. Dave Fishing

Capt. Dave Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $60 per person - Full Night Trip - Shared (5 hours)
  • $70 per person - Full Day Trip - Shared (7 hours)
  • $75 per person - 4th of July Fireworks! (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Capt. Dave Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (2 full heads)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Capt. Dave Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Additional $5 per rod charge)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Capt. Dave Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Capt. Dave Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Capt. Dave Fishing include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Cod
  • Flounder
  • Lingcod
  • Scup (Porgy)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Tilefish