Safari Girl Charters invites you to join Captain Mark Brown for a great fishing experience on Chesapeake Bay. Mark has been fishing on the upper Bay for over 30 years. If you’re looking for someone who can take your whole family for a fishing adventure, look no further!

You’ll be fishing aboard a 35’ Chesapeake Bay deadrise boat, the “Safari Girl.” Fully equipped with top of the line electronics and safety gear, she’ll quickly get you where you need to be thanks to a 370 HP Cummins engine. These boats are custom-built to be used for fishing the bay for a number of fish species. She’s a spacious vessel with enough room for up to 6 anglers to relax and fish in comfort.

The main focus of most anglers coming to Chesapeake Bay is the utterly fantastic Striped Bass fishing. More commonly known as Rockfish in Maryland, Stripers are the #1 prize on most trips. Other than Bass, you can expect to encounter species like Bluefish, White Perch, Trout, and more besides.

You’ll be provided with all the necessary fishing gear to get the job done, including rods, reels, and terminal tackle. The only thing you should do is get a pair of polarized sunglasses, and some drinks and snacks if you’re so inclined. Capt. Mark and the crew look forward to helping you turn your fishing dreams into reality.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Dec 20
    $630
    The full-day trip can last around 8-10 hours and is your best bet at exploring everything Chesapeake Bay has to offer. From Rockfish to Trout, Catfish, and White Perch, you can fish until you drop from exhaustion.
  • Private trip
    Afternoon / Evening trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 26 - Aug 16
    $580
    Primarily fishing for striped bass
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About the Captain

Mark Brown
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
9 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since May 2018
I grew up on Chesapeake Bay and always loved fishing. I worked as a mate on several charter boats and also as crew on a commercial crab boat as a young man. I enjoyed being on the water and helping provide a good experience for customers. I became a licensed marine engineer in 1984 and sailed in the merchant marine for several years. In 1990 I obtained my operators license and in 1995 had Safari Girl built from a local boat builder.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Catfish Catfish

Perch (White) Perch (White)
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Weakfish Weakfish

Boat Specs

Markley (Commercial) originally built in 1995. Powered by a 370HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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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Great charter on Safari Girl.
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Wes M.
Ronks, PA
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 10, 2020
Mark was great !  Six of us went (mostly first timers), and we’re already planning the next one.  Mark is knowledgeable,...
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Rich H.
Daniels, MD
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Troy W.
Abingdon, Maryland
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Great charter on Safari Girl.

VERIFIED   Afternoon / Evening trip on July 5, 2020
Captain made a great day for us on the water. Some really nice striped bass were boated. I highly recommend this trip and will...
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Annapolis, Maryland
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 13, 2019
Capt mark and his mate Mike,  I have charter boats for years and all I can say is just an amazing trip, personal , professional, ...
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Bel Air, Maryland
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Went fishing with Captain Mike for a half a day with two fishing buddies each of us brought our son. It was awesome to see...
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FAQs about Safari Girl Charters

Safari Girl Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $580 per group - Afternoon / Evening trip (6 hours)
  • $630 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Safari Girl Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Safari Girl Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (On some trips, prepared before)
  • Lures
  • First Mate (15% tips are expected)
  • Fishing License

Safari Girl Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Chesapeake Bay)

Safari Girl Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Safari Girl Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Catfish
  • Perch (White)
  • Speckled Trout
  • Weakfish