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
    6 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $600
    Have the waters all to yourselves, choose to either fish for Flounder or go Crabbing.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $430
    This trip is ideal for the younger anglers! It will take you either Crabbing or fishing for Flounder, whichever you prefer!
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $260
    On this short trip, you will be able to either try a little bit of Crabbing or do some fishing for Flounder.
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About the Captain

George Merrick
Dagsboro, Delaware, United States
Angler's Choice
95 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 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
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

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
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

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
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
PayPal
Checks

Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Cara F.
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4 fun hours crabbing and fishing with Capt. George

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip on June 18, 2021
Our family of 3 (we have an 8yo girl) had a terrific time with Captain George and his mate.  He was right about the fishing,...
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Lily C.
Ocean City, Maryland
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip on June 14, 2021
We have 4 kids ranging from 6 to 10 yrs old. Kids first time on fishing boat. Captain George was awesome. Kids loved him. ...
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Port Chester, NY
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Outstanding trip with Capt George

VERIFIED   NEW  2 Hour Trip on June 8, 2021
I went out with my Mom, brother and 2 nephews and we had a great time on George’s boat. We caught 20 crabs that we later...
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Jake H.
Homer City, PA
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2 hour trip with Captain George.

VERIFIED   NEW  2 Hour Trip on June 16, 2021
My wife and I had a blast. This was our first time crabbing and my wifes first time on a boat. Captain George was great. He...
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Audra S.
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Half Day Trip with Captain George!

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip on June 11, 2021
Perfect morning on the water with Captain George.  He knew where to find the crabs and made the whole outing for our group,...
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FAQs about Fishing & Crabbing - 24'

Fishing & Crabbing - 24' offers the following trips to customers:
  • $260 per group - 2 Hour Trip (2 hours)
  • $430 per group - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 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