Fishing & Crabbing - 24'

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 24’ 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)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $300
    On this short trip, you will be able to either try a little bit of Crabbing or do some fishing for Flounder.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $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!
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $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: 14 hours ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $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)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $500
    Any of our trips can be booked in the afternoon also !
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $700
    Have the waters all to yourselves, choose to either fish for Flounder or go Crabbing.
  • Private trip
    Backbay Combination
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $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
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $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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About the Captain

George Merrick
Dagsboro, Delaware, United States
ID & License verified
145 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since July 2018
Captain George Merrick owns and operates Fishing & Crabbing. A successful tournament angler who has taken part in a large variety of fishing competitions including White Marlin Open, Captain George has a wealth of knowledge and experience. He has been fishing for almost half a century now and has never stopped exploring. He loves the ocean and seeing others enjoy their fishing adventure.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Clam Clam
Crab Crab
Flounder Flounder

Boat Specs

Coastal Fishermen (Center console) originally built in 1988, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Indian River and Atlantic Ocean Near Coastal
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
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
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
In the back bay
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

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, 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

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 133 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (126)
Can\u2019t beat the experience.
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Daniel B.
Lewes, Delaware
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Great First Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 20, 2022
We were in town for a week and wanted to give our young children (9 and 5) an opportunity to go fishing for their first time...
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Louisa K.
Marshallton, DE
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Unforgettable Fishing Trip with Capt George

VERIFIED   NEW  2 Hour Trip (AM) on June 18, 2022
We had the best time on our 2hr fishing charter today. We are a family of 4 (2 kids 6yrs & 2yrs), this was our first real fishing...
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Kristin S.
Freemansburg, PA
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Amazing Trip!!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on July 26, 2021
We did a 4 hour crabbing/fishing trip with Captain George today and all I can say is wow! From the moment we arrived, Captain...
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John F.
Ocean City, Maryland
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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A terrific 4 hour trip with Captain George

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 30, 2021
I really do my homework when setting up charters. This one is special because we were looking to take our 3 year old son out...
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Richard B.
Selbyville, DE
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Half day crabbing

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 27, 2021
Capt George is the best charter Capt I have ever met.  He taught us all a great deal about crabbing AND having fun.  My grandkids...
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FAQs about Fishing & Crabbing - 24'

Fishing & Crabbing - 24' offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group - 2 Hour Trip (AM) (2 hours)
  • $300 per group - 2 Hour Trip (PM) (2 hours)
  • $300 per group - Backbay Cruize! (2 hours)
  • $500 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $800 per group - Backbay Combination (7 hours)
  • $900 per group - Ocean Charter Fishing (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Fishing & Crabbing - 24', you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fishing & Crabbing - 24' include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (In the back bay)
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Fishing & Crabbing - 24' offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Indian River and Atlantic Ocean Near Coastal)
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Fishing & Crabbing - 24' 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 - 24' include:
  • Clam
  • Crab
  • Flounder