Whitecap Charters – Little Traverse Bay

No trip to Lake Michigan comes complete without Whitecap Charters. This family-friendly company is owned and operated by Captain Kent Seymour, an experienced angler and a patient guide. Kent won’t be saving his words to introduce you to the basics of fishing – he will work hard to make sure you fill your cooler and make a great catch possible.

The season begins in May and goes through October. You will be using light tackle in spring and summer and will then switch to heavy tackle fishing later in the season.

The list of your potential catches will include Coho and Chinook Salmon, Walleye, Lake and Brown Trout, Yellow Perch, and Steelhead. On your day out on Lake Michigan, you will be using high-quality gear and tackle by Shimano, Okuma, and Ugly Stik.

The ‘Whitecap II’ is a 27’ American International cuddy cabin boat with enough room for up to 6 anglers. She is fully outfitted with everything you need for a productive day on Lake Michigan, from top-notch electronics to a private restroom.

All trips include the use of gear, tackle, bait, and fish cleaning service. Catering is also available for an extra fee for those busy anglers who have no time to grab lunch and drinks with them.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
    This full-day trip will see you battling Salmon and Trout on Lake Michigan with your family, friends, or fishing buddies.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Enjoy your morning out on the water of Lake Michigan, fishing with your family and friends for Salmon and Trout.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    This is an afternoon charter for Salmon and Trout on Lake Michigan, suitable for any breed of anglers.
  • Private trip
    4hr AM - Walleye, Perch and Cisco
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Dec 31
    $325
    price breakdown
    $325
    This is a morning trip that will take you fishing on Lake Michigan for Walleye, Perch and Cisco.
  • Private trip
    4hr PM - Walleye, Perch and Cisco
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Dec 31
    $325
    price breakdown
    $325
    This is an afternoon that will take you fishing on Lake Michigan for Walleye, Perch and Cisco.
  • Private trip
    6hr Trip - Walleye, Perch and Cisco
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Dec 31
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Enjoy a full-day Walleye, Perch and Cisco fishing adventure on Lake Michigan with everything provided but food and licenses. Catering service will be available at an extra cost.
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About the Captain

Kent Seymour
Petoskey, Michigan, United States
Angler's Choice
5 Fishing Reports
53 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since August 2018
Captain Kent Seymour has over two decades of experience in the fishing industry. He loves the waters, getting people out, and catching fish. Capt. Kent is fun and caters to his clients' needs. He enjoys teaching young fishermen and experienced anglers alike. Captain Kent has been running charters for over 12 years now.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Brown Trout Brown Trout
Lake Trout Lake Trout
Perch (Yellow) Perch (Yellow)
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)
Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

American International (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 1987, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 225HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 39 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.89
out of 5 stars from 28 reviews
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Experience
Fishing with Art
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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
91%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Boris V.
Munising, MI
 5.00
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Great day of fishing on a rough seas.

VERIFIED   August 4, 2020
I went fishing with Kent Seymour’s Whitecap Charters in Charlevoix, MI a day ago. Things worked out very well, although...
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Tom A.
Detroit, MI
 5.00
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Fishing with Art

VERIFIED   NEW  September 12, 2020
enjoyed the trip, rained most of the time, but captain Art and his mate was hilarious and made the trip exciting,  differently...
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Yarrow Y.
Royal Oak, MI
 5.00
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Evening trip in charlevoix

VERIFIED   August 23, 2020
Me and my husband went out for our wedding anniversary and had a wonderful time! The captain and first mate were good company...
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Elli J.
Beardstown, IL
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Half Day Trip with Captain Art

VERIFIED   NEW  September 6, 2020
Art and Greg were fantastic captains and very knowledgeable. They were very caring when sea sickness struck and had our best...
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Kathleen B.
Chicago, IL
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Morning trip with Captain Kent

VERIFIED   NEW  September 10, 2020
Super great captain for experienced and new anglers on board!  Limited out!
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