Fishing & Crabbing - 27'

Located very near Bethany Beach and Rehoboth Beach Fishing, Crabbing offers an exciting backcountry guided experience to anglers of all skill levels and their families. If you are looking to spend your next vacation on the eastern shore, try back bay crabbing!

These types of trips will take you out on the beautiful Rehoboth Bay and Indian River, where you will be able to catch the saltiest and sweetest clams and the freshest and most delicious Blue Claw Crabs.

Enjoy a calm and relaxing say on a 27’ Wellcraft vessel, cruising around the bay. Refurbished in 2018, this center console boat comes powered by a single 200 HP Yamaha engine and outfitted with quality electronics and professional gear.

If crabbing is not your thing, rods, reels, tackle, and bait needed to catch Flounder – your other target – will be available onboard. Just let the captain know whether you want to go crabbing or fishing. Fishing licenses will also be covered by the captain. Catch cleaning and filleting service is included in the price so that you could get your dinner sorted out. All the necessary gear for Clamming and Crabbing will also be provided for the trip.

Spending time with your family is one of the best things you could do, especially when you get to enjoy the beautiful world of the outdoors with Fishing & Crabbing. Don’t forget to bring your camera with you – the view will be breathtaking!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $300
    On this short trip, you will be able to either try a little bit of Crabbing or do some fishing for Flounder.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Ray
    Ray
    Crab
    Crab
    Clam
    Clam
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $300
    A nice shorter trip fir you to choose your choice of activities.Do keep in mind its a two hour trip ! The time spent crabbing .clamming or fishing is quite limited .Great for youngest of children,or a introductory trip !Thankyou Captain George !!
  • Private trip
    Backbay Cruize!
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $300
    A nice way to see the beauty of our backbay estuaries.Watch the sunset Or possibly dolphin watch .
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $500
    This trip is ideal for the younger anglers! It will take you either Crabbing or fishing for Flounder, whichever you prefer!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $500
    Any of our trips can be booked in the afternoon also !
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Crab
    Crab
    Clam
    Clam
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $700
    Have the waters all to yourselves, choose to either fish for Flounder or go Crabbing.
  • Private trip
    Backbay Combination
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $800
    This trip allows time for clamming ,crabbing or fishing .Possible a cruize also.The Captain will customize the trip to your suggestions(Within Reason).These activities can be based around optimal tides to ensure the best results .Pack a lunch sun screen. Your gonna be here for a while !!Captain Georg2 :)!
  • Private trip
    Ocean Charter Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $900
    This is our ocean fishing charter .This is for a maximum of four anglers .Dates,species, desinations will vary according to whats biting and where.May be cancelled due to sea conditions . Can be customized within readon.Thankyou Captain George !
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Customer reviews

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DONALD H.
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Great Experience!!

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip on July 14, 2024
What a great experience and day that we enjoyed as a family.  We started the day clamming and got our limit!  Then We went...
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Justin N.
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AWESOME

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 15, 2024
Captain George was terrific. He was extremely accommodating to my wife and our 9 year old daughter. Before fishing, he took...
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Joe W.
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Fishing trip in August

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on August 8, 2023
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Seth N.
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Fishing, crabbing, and clamming

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 15, 2024
Captain George took my self and two young boys out. We caught a lot of fish! He took time to show the boys crabbing and clamming....
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Nicole M.
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Great short trip for kids

VERIFIED   NEW  2 Hour Trip (PM) on June 30, 2024
Captain George was great.  He took time to teach the kids how to fish and was very attentive to them.  This was a birthday...
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FAQs about Fishing & Crabbing - 27'

Fishing & Crabbing - 27' offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $300 per group - 2 Hour Trip (AM) (2 hours)
  • US $300 per group - 2 Hour Trip (PM) (2 hours)
  • US $300 per group - Backbay Cruize! (2 hours)
  • US $500 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • US $800 per group - Backbay Combination (7 hours)
  • US $900 per group - Ocean Charter Fishing (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Fishing & Crabbing - 27', you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet We have a toilet on board for those times when needed.
  • GPS We also have spotlock,the latest in remote control
  • Fishfinder Garmin dual sonar.
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System Music
  • Wireless Trolling Motor A great innovation.
  • Ice Box We are equiped with the latest fishfinding sonar
  • Radar Garmin radar.For your safety.

Trips booked with Fishing & Crabbing - 27' include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (When live bait is a necessary part of the game we will have it.)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (We will felt your catch free of charge.When clamming we will wash and bag your clams.We supply you with our favorite clam recipes upon request! Delicious!!)
  • Drinks (We supply ice cold flavored waters to our customers…)
  • Fishing License (All fishing ,clamming and crabbing licenses and all equipment is supplied.All customers are covered by our policy.)

Fishing & Crabbing - 27' offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Indian River and Atlantic Ocean Near Coastal)
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (20 mikes max.)
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Fishing & Crabbing - 27' offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Bowfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing (Flounder)

Top targeted fish species with Fishing & Crabbing - 27' include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Clam
  • Cobia
  • Crab
  • Flounder
  • Grunt
  • Ray
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Thresher)
  • Spotted Seatrout

Meet the Captain

George Merrick
Dagsboro, Delaware, United States
1 Fishing Report
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219 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since July 2018
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45 years catering to families in the charter industry will assure you you will have an enjoyable experience.Teaching techniques as well as learning how ,is what we do.Thankyou Captain George
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George M.
Captain

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Clam Clam
Cobia Cobia

Boat specs

Glen Bradley Custom (Center console) originally built in 2024, and restored in 2025. Powered by a 300HP Susuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Indian River and Atlantic Ocean Near Coastal
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
20 mikes max.
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Bowfishing
Deep Sea Fishing
Flounder

Amenities

Toilet
We have a toilet on board for those times when needed.
GPS
We also have spotlock,the latest in remote control
Fishfinder
Garmin dual sonar.
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Music
Wireless Trolling Motor
A great innovation.

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
When live bait is a necessary part of the game we will have it.
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
We will felt your catch free of charge.When clamming we will wash and bag your clams.We supply you with our favorite clam recipes upon request! Delicious!!
Drinks
We supply ice cold flavored waters to our customers…
Fishing License
All fishing ,clamming and crabbing licenses and all equipment is supplied.All customers are covered by our policy.

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Please rest easy if you are considering booking us to cater to your family.All ages of children are welcome.
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
Checks

Recent fishing reports

Rehoboth and Bethany Beaches finest!
Rehoboth and Bethany Beaches finest!
June 24, 2024
Flounders,on our 6 to 8 hour ocean trips.Slammer blues and strippers on the four hour trips.Inshore trolling is hot with Soanish makeral and toothy bonita!!
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