Team up with Captain Mike Chopper and Expedition II for an unforgettable and bountiful day on the water! Whether you’re a lover of inshore or offshore fishing, with this charter company you will have a blast and you just might hook something colossal.

Head out from Montauk to some of the most productive fishing grounds in the area and let Capt. Mike put you on the hottest bite. Everything will start on “Expedition II” – a custom built 45’ Key West Style boat that is incredibly spacious, as well as comfortable, and can take out up to 6 excited anglers. She’s outfitted with twin 310 HP Detroit Diesel engines that make her stable in different angling conditions.

You will be on the fish in no time and use custom made rods and reels to get your catch into the boat. “Expedition II” sports a private toilet, a full galley, and 8 beds, perfectly suited for those overnight trips. The vessel has state-of-the-art technology, including multiple fishfinders, radar, and a GPS.

Modern tackle and fresh bait will ensure the best chances for a successful fishing experience, but what will you be targeting? There’s a variety of trips to choose from, from overnight canyon trips where you will target Tuna and Tilefish to trophy Striper night trips. If you’re more in the mood to go on an inshore expedition, you will be targeting Black Seabass, Porgy, Bluefish, Tautog, and Cod.

The crew of “Expedition II” works hard to offer you the best possible experience on every trip, and if you’re an angling novice, the first mate will gladly provide you with a free fishing lesson. What’s more, the crew will professionally clean and bag your catch, so there is no extra work for you when you get home! Don’t forget to bring a valid fishing license.

Capt. Mike loves having aboard anglers of all ages and styles, so you can be a seasoned angler or come with your little ones, and he will make it his business to show you a good time. Get ready to catch something spectacular!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Overnight Canyon Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $4,500
    price breakdown
    $4,500
    If you're ready for some next-level angling where you get to test your lines and your experience, this 27-hour trip will be incredibly exciting for you. The trip starts at 4 PM and the return is at 7 PM the next day. You will be going after various Tuna species, as well as Tilefish, and many more. It's time to bring forth your A-game!
  • Private trip
    Extended Day Canyon Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    17 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 AM
    $2,850
    price breakdown
    $2,850
    Here's a trip that will be exhilarating for seasoned anglers who are on the lookout for their next fishing adventure. You get 17 hours on the water, during which you will target Yellowfin, Bluefin, and Bigeye Tuna, as well as Tilefish, and other species. You will need your fishing license, food, drinks, and snacks for this expedition, everything else is provided by the captain.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,600
    price breakdown
    $1,600
    If you prefer offshore fishing, then this is the trip for you. You will be casting your line in the Fishing Block Island area. You will be going further from the land to target Porgies, Cod, Black Seabass, Bluefish, and that's just to name drop a few.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,350
    price breakdown
    $1,350
    This is a trip for anglers who want to spend one whole day on the water chasing Flounder, Porgy, Black Seabass, and other inshore favorites. By the end of the trip, you will have a mixed bag of catch and lots of awesome memories.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Night Trip - Striped Bass
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    For his 5-hour fishing extravaganza under the cover of the night, you will head out with the sunset to catch trophy Striped Bass. You will use live eels as bait to attract giant Stripers and reel in your personal record.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    Dedicate 4 hours to experiencing the local inshore fishery, and test your hand in bottom fishing. You will be casting your line for Flounder, Black Seabass, Cod, Tautog, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    Save one afternoon for your fishing excursion and see what will favor your hook. On the to-catch list are Bluefish, Flounder, Cod, Black Seabass, and much more.

About the Captain

Mike Chopper
Montauk, New York, United States
1 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since August 2018
For as long as I can remember, I always had a passion for the sea. Growing up on the East coast, there was always an opportunity to fish to my hearts content, and there was seldom a time where there was not a fishing rod in my hands! I started fishing off the shore after school, and hopped on board any boat that I could on the weekends. In my early teens, I landed a job on a party boat, and learned the ropes of the fishing business from the ground up. In my early twenties, I earned enough sea time to train for becoming a captain. After proper training and graduating from Sea School, I became a licensed Merchant Marine Officer. Master of Inspected vessels, 100-Ton near coastal waters (200 miles offshore). I have captained and owned fishing vessels from New York all the way to Florida. The sea is my home. Fishing is my passion. Ensuring a safe satisfying experience to all of my guests is my goal, and my only business. Hope to see you on board soon!

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Scup (Porgy) Scup (Porgy)
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Tautog Tautog
Tuna (Bigeye) Tuna (Bigeye)

Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Key West Style Number One Hull (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1981, and restored in 2014. Powered by 2 310HP Detroit diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 16 knots.

Length
45 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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
Disabled Accessible

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

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