Captain Mac is owned and operated by Capt. Joe McNamee. At the age of 19, Joe got his first captain’s license and since then, he has been mastering his cast and exploring the waters from Cape May to Brigantine, gaining the necessary knowledge. If you are looking for an experienced captain who knows the area like the back of his hand, you have found the right place.

The “Captain Mac II” will be your boat for the day. She is a 27’ Shamrock powered by a 315 HP Yanmar engine. The Captain Mac II features state-of-the-art navigational electronics and fishfinding technologies on board. All tackle and bait will be supplied for you and your party but if you have your own “lucky rod and reel” – feel free to bring them along.

Captain Mac offers a variety of fishing trips that could suit any angler’s needs. A complete beginner or seasoned veteran, everyone is welcome to join in the adventure. All you need to bring is lunch, your favorite drinks, and a sweatshirt – it could be cool on the ocean. The crew will take care of the rest.

Your day out on the water will see you concentrating on local species in season such as: Bluefish, Flounder, Sea Bass, Blackfish, Croakers, Weakfish, Triggerfish, Tuna, Mahi-Mahi, Drumfish and Striped Bass. You might even catch some Sharks. All you have to do is show up.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Inshore Tuna
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Aug 10
    $950
    This trip will be trolling on lumps up to 30 miles offshore.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 31
    $850
    This is an all day trip where you'll get to fish for local species in season, unless you would like to target a certain type of fish, it is your choice. The captain will give his opinion on the best chance for a successful trip.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Sea Bass Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    Fishing rocks, reefs and wrecks targeting Sea Bass when in season.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Striped Bass Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    Fishing for Striped Bass when in season.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Drumfish Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 15
    $800
    Fishing for Drumfish, these fish can be as large as 100 pounds, but the largest for Capt. Mac is 72 pounds. Leaving times are based on availability.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 31
    $700
    Once again this trip will fish for local species in season, with more time to fish, and travel a little further offshore if needed.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Drumfish Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 15
    $600
    Same as 8 hour Drumfish trip, but less fishing time. Leaving time will be based on availability.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 31
    $550
    This 4 hour trip will give you the opportunity to target the early morning bite. You will fish for local species such as Bluefish, Flounder, Sea Bass, Triggerfish, Croakers, Weakfish, Blackfish, Sharks, and Striped Bass, depending on the season. Booking a morning trip will give you time to hit the beach and enjoy the afternoon.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 31
    $550
    This 4 hour afternoon trip offers the same type of fishing as the morning trip but allows you to sleep in after a night of fun at the seashore.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Back Bay/Inlet Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 31
    $275
    This trip is a short trip for beginners or folks who just want to try something different for a couple of hours. Leaving times will vary, depending on availability.
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About the Captain

Joseph McNamee
Cape May, New Jersey, United States
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30 Customer Reviews
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Member since June 2018
Captain Joseph McNamee is the owner and operator of the company. He has been running party boats and charters from Cape may to Brigantine since 1980. Over the years, he has located various fishing grounds up and down the coast and acquired a wealth of knowledge. Joseph enjoys being out on the water and sharing his passion with his clients and friends. Joe was introduced to the art of fishing at the age of 7 when his father took him catching fish for the first time. He was hooked!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Flounder Flounder
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Shark (Great White) Shark (Great White)
Tautog Tautog

Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Shamrock (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2001. Powered by a 315HP Yanmar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 23 knots.

Length
27 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
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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Customer Reviews

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93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
93%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Kevin H.
Bridgeton, NJ
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2 hours trip

VERIFIED   NEW  2 Hour Back Bay/Inlet Trip on May 4, 2021
WE HAD A GREAT TIME.MY SON LOVED IT AND SO DID I WE BOOKED ANOTHER TRIP FOR FATHERS . THANK YOU CAPTAIN MAC .
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Amy S.
Wilmington, Delaware
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Afternoon half day trip....

VERIFIED   4 Hr Trip - Ocean/Bay (PM) on September 22, 2019
My dad hasn’t been out fishing in years but it was always his favorite thing to do. For his birthday, I took him, my uncle,...
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Joseph Q.
Audubon, New Jersey
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Flounder trip

VERIFIED   8 Hr Trip - Ocean/Bay - Bottom Fish on August 17, 2019
Captain did an outstanding job along with his knowledge and skills he put us on fish all day.  He made the trip unforgettable. ...
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Damien G.
Lititz, PA
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Full day

VERIFIED   8 Hr Trip - Ocean/Bay - Bottom Fish on October 4, 2019
Despite inclement weather Joe made extraordinary efforts to try to get us to catch something. Extremely easy to work with before...
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Holly R.
Paoli, PA
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Half day with captain mac

VERIFIED   4 Hr Trip - Ocean/Bay (AM) on September 5, 2018
My 2 kids, 11 yrs and 9 yrs, absolutely love our first ever deep-sea fishing trip with Captain Mac.  He was super great with...
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FAQs about Captain Mac

Captain Mac offers the following trips to customers:
  • $275 per group - 2 Hour Back Bay/Inlet Trip (2 hours)
  • $550 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 6 Hour Drumfish Trip (6 hours)
  • $700 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $800 per group - 8 Hour Drumfish Trip (8 hours)
  • $850 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $850 per group - Full Day Sea Bass Trip (8 hours)
  • $850 per group - Full Day Striped Bass Trip (8 hours)
  • $950 per group - Inshore Tuna (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain Mac, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Private )
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box (Cooler)

Trips booked with Captain Mac include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn, Shimano)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (On 4+ hours)
  • Fishing License

Captain Mac offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Captain Mac offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Captain Mac include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Great White)
  • Tautog
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)