Captain Mac

Captain Mac is owned and operated by Capt. Joe McNamee. Since the age of 19, Joe 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” will be your boat for the day. She is a 31’ JC Downeast built in NH and powered by a single 320 HP Caterpillar Diesel engine. The Captain Mac features all the necessary 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 catching your limits of Striped Bass or Bluefish. You can also venture up to 40 miles out for some trolling or chunking action to catch monster Tuna. Black Drum, Tautog, Flounder, Mahi Mahi, and even Sharks are also among the popular targets. All you have to do is show up!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hr Trip - Drum PM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 30 Jun
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    This is a Drum fishing trip – you can reel in a big one if you are lucky! The season lasts for 2 months. Please check with our customer service agents for further availability.
  • Private trip
    8 Hr Trip - Ocean/Bay - Bottom Fish
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 31 Dec
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    On this trip, you will travel for a little longer than 1 hour to target Flounder, Seabass, Blackfish, and Croakers. First Mate will fillet your catch when you return to the dock.
  • Private trip
    8 Hr Trip - Striped Bass Fall
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Nov - 31 Dec
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    On this trip, you will target Striped Bass by trolling or chunking. First Mate will clean and fillet your catch when you return to the dock.
  • Private trip
    8 Hr Trip - Striped Bass Spring
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 31 May
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    On this trip, you will target Striped Bass by trolling or chunking. First Mate will clean and fillet your catch when you return to the dock.
  • Private trip
    6 Hr Trip - Drum PM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 30 Jun
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    This is a Drum fishing trip – you can reel in a big one if you are lucky! The season lasts for 2 months. Please check with our customer service agents for further availability.
  • Private trip
    6 Hr Trip - Ocean/Bay
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Dec
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    This is a longer trip that will see you fishing for Flounder, Seabass, Blackfish, Bluefish, Striped Bass, and Croakers. The captain will fillet your catch when you come back to the dock.
  • Private trip
    4 Hr Trip - Ocean/Bay (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Dec
    $500
    up to 6 persons
    This morning trip will take you to the bay or ocean (10 miles), where you will be able to sample something that is in season and biting, such as Flounder, Seabass, and other species. A short run to the ocean might also be possible.
  • Private trip
    4 Hr Trip - Ocean/Bay (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Dec
    $500
    up to 6 persons
    On this afternoon trip, you will be fishing the back bay or ocean (10 miles) for whatever is biting, including Seabass, Flounder, and more. Once you're done catching, the captain will clean and fillet your fish for you.
  • Private trip
    2 Hr Trip - Back Bay
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 30 Sep
    $275
    up to 6 persons
    On this trip, you will be looking for in-season species such as Flounder while fishing in the back bay. The departure time is flexible.
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About the Captain

Joseph McNamee
Cape May, New Jersey, United States
Angler's Choice
26 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!

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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

JC (Downeast) originally built in 1982. Powered by a 320HP Caterpillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 16 knots.

Length
31 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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

Rating Summary
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4.69
out of 5 stars from 26 reviews
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2 Hour Back Bay
2 Hour Back Bay
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
92%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Joseph Q.
Audubon, New Jersey
 5.00
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Flounder trip

VERIFIED   NEW  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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Matthew W.
Sewell, NJ
 5.00
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Fishing with Joseph

VERIFIED   NEW  August 12, 2019
Great trip. There were 3 if us and we all caught 5-6 fish each. Great captain. Highly recommend this boat.
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Jared C.
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
 4.67
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2 hour trip

VERIFIED   NEW  August 13, 2019
Captain Mac was great!  Very interactive with the kids and extremely friendly.  Caught a decent variety and everyone...
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Holly R.
Paoli, PA
 5.00
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Half day with captain mac

VERIFIED   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...
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Judy A.
Maple Heights, OH
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VERIFIED   NEW  August 6, 2019
Wonderful day!!
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