Purple Jet up to 16 Passengers

With Purple Jet Sport Fishing Charters, the waters of New Jersey will be all yours. Jump aboard as a party of 16 or take the whole boat out all by yourself. Check the bite close to shore or venture out for a full offshore extravaganza and fish the canyons. There is a trip for you!

Get ready for a trunkful of delicious fish and a headful of memories that will last a lifetime. Take your family, friends, or colleagues out for a fun-filled day and make a great catch possible. Hop on board the ‘Purple Jet,’ a spacious and fully inspected 48’ Henriques fishing machine that was fully overhauled in 2015.

The Purple Jet comes powered by twin 550 HP Lugger engines and is fully outfitted with everything you need for a productive day on the water. She features top-notch navigational and fishfinding electronics to build up a clear image of where the big fish are hiding. The Purple Jet has all the comforts of home, from 4 spacious bunks to a restroom and an air-conditioned cabin. The only thing she’s missing is you!

Check the bite close to shore and get your hands on Striped Bass, Bluefish, Flounder, and Seabass. Head a bit further out and target Cod, Sharks, and other species that patrol the offshore waters.

But if you are looking for something a bit more extreme, let the crew take you to the canyons up to 100 miles out. There, you will be able to hone your angling skills and try chunking and trolling for Yellowfin, Bigeye, and Albacore Tuna, as well as Swordfish and Mahi Mahi.

All gear, tackle, and bait will be provided for your party. All you have to do is pack your lunch and drinks and show up!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 15
    US $995
    On this afternoon trip, you and your party will be able to enjoy fishing for Bluefish, Striped Bass, Flounder, Seabass, and other species that patrol the local waters. There is plenty of space for up to 16 anglers!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Deep Sea
    In demand! Last booked: 14 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Dec 15
    US $1,250
    If deep sea fishing sounds exciting for you, this is your trip. From pulling in delicious Cod to taking on a range of other species, you will be able to make a great catch possible. There is enough room for up to 16 passengers on board!
  • Private trip
    Overnight Trip - Canyons
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Dec 15
    US $4,950
    This 24-hour trip is ideal for any die-hard angler who wants to get the waters all to themselves. It can also last for up to 30 hours! You will be chunking and trolling for Tunas, Mahi Mahi, Swordfish, and other species **hidden content** in and around the local canyons up to 100 miles offshore.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 14 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.5 / 5
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
86%
Appropriate for children
64%
Satisfied with the boat
91%
Caught fish
92%
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James P.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Awesome time

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Deep Sea on October 28, 2023
Fished with John and bill on the kraken, awesome time. Guys had us on fish all day, annd moved when the bite slowed down. Only...
James P. recommends Purple Jet up to 16 Passengers
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Joshua S.
Parkville, MO
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day Kraken Trip with Captains Jim and Bill

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Deep Sea on August 7, 2023
Great boat, accommodating to all levels of experience, and perfect with kids! We caught about 40 sea bass and flukes, and the...
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Steve C.
Hatboro, Pennsylvania
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Deep Sea on June 29, 2023
Steve C. recommends Purple Jet up to 16 Passengers
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Kennedy M.
Wilmington, Delaware
Very good
3.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Good
3.0 / 5
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All day fishing.

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Deep Sea on July 29, 2023
We had an all day fishing trip aboard the Purple jet 2 We had a fair fishing day. They provided everything they promised...
Kennedy M. recommends Purple Jet up to 16 Passengers
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Matthew L.
Amsterdam, NY
Very good
3.3 / 5
Experience:
Good
3.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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2.0 / 5
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1st time Experience

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Deep Sea on August 14, 2023
Thia is a hard review for me.  The captain did his job n got us on the fish, the deck hand was awesome and very helpful. My...
Matthew L. does not recommend Purple Jet up to 16 Passengers
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FAQs about Purple Jet up to 16 Passengers

Purple Jet up to 16 Passengers offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $995 per group, additional US $65 per person after 6 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • US $1,250 per group, additional US $85 per person after 6 guests - Full Day Trip - Deep Sea (8 hours)
  • US $4,950 per group, additional US $150 per person after 6 guests - Overnight Trip - Canyons (24 hours)

When you book a trip with Purple Jet up to 16 Passengers, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed 4 spacious bunks
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Purple Jet up to 16 Passengers include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (15-20% gratuity)
  • Fishing License

Purple Jet up to 16 Passengers offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 110 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Purple Jet up to 16 Passengers offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Purple Jet up to 16 Passengers include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Bonito
  • Cod
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Shark (Thresher)
  • Tuna (Albacore)
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)

Meet the Captain

David Riback
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, United States
60 Customer reviews
Response time 8 hours
Member since May 2016
I started fishing with my father as a little boy and continued as a captain after graduating from the University of San Diego in 1990. In 1997, the first Purple Jet arrived and we have been putting smiles on customers faces ever since! The Queen Mary Open Party Fishing boat became part of the fleet in 2011.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Bonito Bonito
Cod Cod

Boat specs

Henriques (Sportfishing) originally built in 1985, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 550HP Lugger engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 23 knots.

Length
48 ft
Capacity
16 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Up to 110 miles
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
4 spacious bunks
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
15-20% gratuity
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
At least 4 years old
You Keep Catch
Within regulations
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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