Captain Mac

Captain Mac is operated by Capt. Joe McNamee and Capt. Joseph Safaryn. 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. 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
    4 Hour Trip – Blackfish
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 16 - Dec 20
    $600
    We will fish mainly for Blackfish over wrecks, rocks, or reefs.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 20
    $600
    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: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 20
    $600
    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
    5 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Aug 31
    $650
    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. Time may vary based on availability.
  • 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
    $650
    Same as 8 hour Drumfish trip, but less fishing time. Leaving time will be based on availability.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Blackfish
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 16 - Dec 20
    $750
    We will mainly fish for Blackfish over wrecks, rocks, or reefs.
  • 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
    $850
    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
    Full Day Striped Bass Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Dec 20
    $900
    Fishing for Striped Bass when in season.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Blackfish
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 16 - Dec 20
    $1,000
    We will fish mainly for Blackfish over wrecks, rocks, or reefs.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Fall Seabass
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 7 - Dec 20
    $1,150
    Don't miss out folks, limits go up on Seabass starting Oct. 7 and Blackfish Nov. 16. Fall fishing is almost here, 4,6, and 8-hour trips are available. Start times are negotiable.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Seabass Spring
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 17 - Jun 19
    $1,150
    Fishing rocks, reefs and wrecks targeting Sea Bass when in season.
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About the Charter Operator

Captain Mac
Cape May, New Jersey, United States
ID & License verified
88 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
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
Flounder Flounder

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

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Private
GPS
Fishfinder
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Cooler

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn, Shimano
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
On 4+ hours
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
Aged 8 and over
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

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 88 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (43)
Shark Trip
Shark Trip
Shark Trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Jeff L.
Danville, Pennsylvania
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Joseph

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing on July 29, 2022
We had an incredible time with Captain Mac & his first mate Jay shark fishing. They were friendly , patient, helpful, and very...
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Tiffany D.
Hughesville, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Shark Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing on August 6, 2022
We had an amazing trip out with Captain Mac & Jay shark fishing! We caught 6 large sharks that kept getting larger & larger...
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Jeffrey N.
Hershey, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great morning with Captain Mac

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 29, 2022
We caught some cool fish and had a really great time.  We got a few keepers (sea bass and a flounder).  Was a great experience...
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Stacie S.
Cocolamus, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Amazing experience!!

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing on July 28, 2022
We caught 5 sharks on our trip. We had several sharks that got away or we could have caught several more. The Captain and Joe...
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Jacob D.
NEW SALEM BRO, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Morning half-day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on August 4, 2022
Captain Mac and First Mate Joe were very friendly and made sure my son enjoyed the trip. They answered all of my inquisitive...
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FAQs about Captain Mac

Captain Mac offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Blackfish (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (5 hours)
  • $650 per group - 6 Hour Drumfish Trip (6 hours)
  • $750 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Blackfish (6 hours)
  • $850 per group - 8 Hour Drumfish Trip (8 hours)
  • $900 per group - Full Day Striped Bass Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Blackfish (8 hours)
  • $1,150 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Fall Seabass (8 hours)
  • $1,150 per group - Full Day Trip – Seabass Spring (8 hours)

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

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

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