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
    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
    FALL SEA BASS AND BLACKFISH
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $850
    Don't miss out folks, limits go up on sea bass starting Oct. 8th, and blackfish Nov. 16. Fall fishing is almost here, 4,6 and 8 hour trip available. Start times are negotiable.
  • 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
    Shark Fishing (copy)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Aug 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $600
    There are numerous types of sharks off the coast of New Jersey, come and experience fighting one of these monsters. All sharks are released back into the wild unharmed for future generations.
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing (copy)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Aug 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $600
    There are numerous types of sharks off the coast of New Jersey, come and experience fighting one of these monsters. All sharks are released back into the wild unharmed for future generations.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    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)
    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.
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About the Captain

Joseph McNamee
Cape May, New Jersey, United States
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60 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) Striped Bass
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

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

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

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
4 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, 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

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Customer Reviews

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Shark trip
4 hour morning trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
93%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Maura C.
Shelburne, VT
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Fishing w Capn Mac and Jay

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on August 6, 2021
First time ocean fishing for me and my two teenage boys and we all had a great time. Mac and Jay managed the equipment and...
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William L.
Andover, MA
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Shark trip

VERIFIED   Shark Fishing (copy) on August 27, 2021
We had an amazing day.  It was hot as blazes and we caught and released 5 ginormous sharks.  What a day!  Captain Mac and...
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Ogdensburg, NJ
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Afternoon trip with Captain Mac

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on July 20, 2021
I went out with my wife and 14 and 11 year old boys. Even though he said it was called “Fishing” and not “Catching”’,...
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West Henrietta, NY
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Half Day trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 6, 2021
We were warned about rough seas prior to leaving the dock, and boy was Captain Mac right about that. Even though we bounced...
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Trenton, NJ
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Full Day Flounder Trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on August 3, 2021
I can not thank Captain Mac enough for beyond delivering on a great family experience for my son’s first deep sea experience....
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FAQs about Captain Mac

Captain Mac offers the following trips to customers:
  • $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)
  • $600 per group - Shark Fishing (copy) (5 hours)
  • $600 per group - Shark Fishing (copy) (5 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 - FALL SEA BASS AND BLACKFISH (8 hours)
  • $850 per group - Full Day Sea Bass Trip (8 hours)
  • $850 per group - Full Day Striped Bass Trip (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)