Fishbucket Sportfishing

Dreaming of landing a massive pelagic predator? Or maybe you want to take your family for a fun and quick fishing trip? Whatever your wishes Fishbucket Sportfishing / Boston Harbor Fishing can deliver! 
With over ONE HUNDRED 5-star reviews on Fishingbooker you know you’re in the hands of one of the best charters in Boston!
Fishbucket Sportfishing was awarded TOP TEN charter boat in the USA & Caribbean by USA-Today for 2023!
Four straight years winning the anglers choice award on Fishingbooker!

Captain Mike Delzingo welcomes you on board the “Fishbucket”. She’s a twin diesel 32’ Wellcraft Coastal Express. At close to 20,000 pounds, she’s a big boat and handles the seas in comfort & speed.
She’s got all the amenities for an enjoyable day on the water from a clean private heated bathroom, to a huge deck big enough for your party of six plus a heated wheelhouse for a nice dry comfortable ride in any conditions.

Outfitted with a state of the art Lowrance electronics package that rivals many custom sportfish boats in the 90 foot range. Plus safety equipment well above & beyond the minimum coast guard requirements. The FISHBUCKET is certified and inspected for commercial fishing operations over 100+ miles offshore.

With a 6 passenger capacity, you can bring 5 friends or family with you on a fishing excursion in Boston Harbor. Offshore trips are meant for up to 4 anglers only.

Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned sea wolf, Capt. Mike will instruct and assist you in any way needed.

  Inshore fishing in Boston Harbor can land you Striped Bass, Flounder and Bluefish – it’s great for anglers of all ages. Kids are more than welcome and there is no minimum age.

All fishing tackle is provided and you don’t even need a fishing license,



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    3 Hr Trip–Sunset June & July M-F
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $400
    This is an open boat / shared trip, meaning there could be up to 6 total passengers on board. Enjoy the sunset over the beautiful city of Boston as you fish inside the harbor and around the city. We will pick you up and return you to any one of the many downtown waterfront locations. Here, we will be slow trolling and sight casting to feeding fish. Our target on these short trips is to catch and release school-sized Striped Bass ("schoolies"). We generally do not keep or kill fish on these sunset trips.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
  • Private trip
    Private sunset trip June & July
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $500
    Same as the open boat trip, but you'll have the entire boat to yourself! Enjoy the sunset over the beautiful city of Boston as you fish inside the harbor and around the city. We will pick you up and return you to any one of the many downtown waterfront locations. Here we will be slow trolling and sight casting to feeding fish. Our target on these short trips is catch and release school-sized Striped Bass ("schoolies"). We generally do not keep or kill fish on these sunset trips.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (1PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 1 (Sat, Sun)
    US $700
    A 4 hour afternoon trip where you'll be plug casting, slow trolling, live bait fishing, or sight casting to blitzing fish– all for striped bass and bluefish inside of Boston Harbor. *Striped bass must be within the "slot" limit of 28"-31" to keep, so if you are lucky enough to catch a keeper, you are more than welcome to take it home to eat.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
  • Private trip
    4Hour Evening – Inshore- 5pm-9pm
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Aug 20 (Sat, Sun)
    US $700
    Plug casting, slow trolling, live bait fishing, and sight casting to blitzing fish– all for Striped Bass and Bluefish inside of Boston Harbor. Striped bass must be within the "slot" limit of 28"-31" to keep, so if you are lucky enough to catch a keeper, you are more than welcome to take it home to it.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore (1PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 1 (Sat, Sun)
    US $900
    Spend the afternoon fishing for Striped Bass and Bluefish, as well as anything else that takes the bait, inside of Boston Harbor. We'll cast plugs to blitzing fish, live bait fishing, or slow trolling. *Striped bass must be within the "slot" limit of 28"-31" to keep, so if you are lucky enough to catch a keeper, you are more than welcome to take it home to eat
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore (6AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 22 (Sat, Sun)
    US $900
    This is our most popular trip and also the first to book out. Typically, you'll start your day with some fishing for live bait like mackerel before fishing for Stripers and Bluefish. You'll fish for these predators using several techniques like live bait trolling, casting into structure, casting to blitzing fish, and more. *Striped bass must be within the "slot" limit of 28"-31" to keep, so if you are lucky enough to catch a keeper, you are more than welcome to take it home to eat.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Mackerel (Atlantic)
    Atlantic Mackerel
  • Private trip
    Full Day Morning Trip 5am-1pm
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 1 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $1,200
    This is a full day, 8 hour trip, be sure to bring a lunch. You'll start your day fishing for bait like mackerel. You'll target Stripers and Bluefish using several techniques like live bait drifting, slow trolling, casting to blitzing fish, and more. Flounder is also an option on this trip. *Striped bass must be within the "slot" limit of 28"-31" to keep, so if you are lucky enough to catch a keeper, you are more than welcome to take it home to eat
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Mackerel (Atlantic)
    Atlantic Mackerel
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Offshore (MAX 4)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Sep 15 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $1,800
    This trip is for 4 anglers. You'll head out bottom fishing between 20 and 50 miles offshore in search of tasty bottom-feeding fish and various large sharks. Tuna is also a possibility depending on their seasonal migration. Bottom fishing while drifting is the norm on this trip as we fill coolers with tasty groundfish while waiting for the big ones to bite.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Tuna (Bluefin)
    Bluefin Tuna
    Shark (Porbeagle)
    Porbeagle Shark
    Cod
    Cod
    Pollock
    Pollock
    Shark (Blue)
    Blue Shark
    Shark (Mako)
    Mako Shark
    Shark (Thresher)
    Thresher Shark
    Haddock
    Haddock
    Rockfish
    Rockfish
    Whiting
    Whiting
    Dogfish
    Dogfish
    Mackerel (Atlantic)
    Atlantic Mackerel
  • Private trip
    Full day Giant tuna trip, 4-Max
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 15 - Nov 15 (Sat, Sun)
    US $2,000
    This is an offshore 12 hour Giant Bluefin tuna trip for 4 passengers max. We will head 20-50 miles offshore in search of Giant Bluefin Tuna only. This is a chance to do battle with the Biggest-Baddest fish on the Planet, The Giant Bluefin Tuna. Giant Bluefin Tuna policy *if a commercial Giant Bluefin Tuna is caught & killed (over 72") the clients receive a 33% return of the sale, after taxes, ($1,200.00 max) *Tuna must be 72-inches to sell, smaller fish may be kept & eaten. (*no sale on Tues/Fri/Sat)
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Heavy Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Tuna (Bluefin)
    Bluefin Tuna
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 112 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Fishing with Mike
Great Day! Lots of fish and shark.
Great Day! Lots of fish and shark.
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Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Caught fish
89%
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Fishing trip in August

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Inshore (6AM) on August 5, 2023
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SUNSET FISHING TRIP WITH FISHBUCKET WAS HIGHLIGHT OF OUR BOSTON TRIP!!

VERIFIED   3 Hr Trip–Sunset June & July M-F on July 14, 2023
On 7-14-2023 my sister and I had the great pleasure of fishing for striped bass on a 3-hour sunset fishing trip out of Boston...
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VERIFIED   3 Hr Trip–Sunset June & July M-F on June 20, 2023
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Soahn K.
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Great Day! Lots of fish and shark.

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip – Offshore (MAX 4) on August 26, 2023
This was our second trip with Fishbucket.  Excellent captain and first mate.  Kept us set up with gear and bait all day. ...
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Sunset Trip with Capt Mike

VERIFIED   3 Hr Trip–Sunset June & July M-F on July 17, 2023
I was in town for a conference and my husband came with. We didn’t have a lot of time for a full charter and this pick-up...
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FAQs about Fishbucket Sportfishing

Fishbucket Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $200 per person - 3 Hr Trip–Sunset June & July M-F (3 hours)
  • US $500 per group - Private sunset trip June & July (3 hours)
  • US $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (1PM) (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group - 4Hour Evening – Inshore- 5pm-9pm (4 hours)
  • US $900 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore (1PM) (6 hours)
  • US $900 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore (6AM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group - Full Day Morning Trip 5am-1pm (8 hours)
  • US $1,800 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Offshore (MAX 4) (10 hours)
  • US $2,000 per group - Full day Giant tuna trip, 4-Max (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Fishbucket Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Clean, Private, Heated bathroom
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Fishbucket Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn rods and reels)
  • Live Bait (Our preferred technique)
  • Lures (more than enough for any situation)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Processing, packaging & shipping available)
  • First Mate (20% tip NOT included in price. Please tip the mate)
  • Fishing License (The boat's license covers all passengers)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (With advance notice. Fly rods are kept at home)

Fishbucket Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (20-50 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Fishbucket Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing (With advance notice. Fly rods are kept at home)
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fishbucket Sportfishing include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Cod
  • Flounder
  • Haddock
  • Pollock
  • Shark (Blue)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Shark (Porbeagle)
  • Shark (Thresher)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)

Meet the Captain

Mike Delzingo
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
64 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
112 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since July 2018
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
"Fishing is in my blood. Born and raised a fisherman, as are my children. Owning and operating a charter boat was my destiny." Captain Mike Delzingo has been fishing for four and a half decades. He's spent the past 30 years fishing saltwater right here in Boston harbor, learning the tricks of the trade and the taste of the local species. Captain Mike is also one of only a handful of local rod and reel commercial fishermen. Supplying fresh, local, sustainably caught seafood to restaurants and markets in the Boston area. Capt. Mike will gladly show you the ropes and help you have a lot of fun on the blue waters of Boston. Accepting all major forms of payment including PayPal, Venmo, Cash and Credit cards on board the boat, and we never charge extra for Boston pickup, because we are actually in Boston! Please remember the first mate works only for tips, and a 20% cash tip is customary.
Our Team
Danny P.
First mate
Zack G.
First mate

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Cod Cod
Flounder Flounder

Boat specs

Wellcraft Coastal Express 3200 (Sportfishing) originally built in 1984, and restored in 2020. Powered by 2 260HP Twin Yanmar diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
20-50 miles
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
With advance notice. Fly rods are kept at home
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Clean, Private, Heated bathroom
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn rods and reels
Live Bait
Our preferred technique
Lures
more than enough for any situation
Catch cleaning & filleting
Processing, packaging & shipping available
First Mate
20% tip NOT included in price. Please tip the mate
Fishing License
The boat's license covers all passengers
Fly Fishing Equipment
With advance notice. Fly rods are kept at home

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Boston to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No min. age
You Keep Catch
Striped bass must meet certain size limits 28-31"
Catch and Release Allowed
Clients choice

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Recent fishing reports

The 2024 season is off to a good start
The 2024 season is off to a good start
May 13, 2024
The boat is in the water, and we are ready to fish. Plus, the fish have already arrived in downtown Boston. Perfect timing ;)
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