Rockaway Fishing Charters

When you think of New York City, you probably imagine bright lights, busy streets, and that world-famous skyline – however, Captain Tom LaCognata is here to show you a whole other side to the “Big Apple.” Join him on board Rockaway Fishing Charters, located in Brooklyn, where his mission is simple: “To put you on fish and make sure you have an enjoyable, comfortable, and safe time out on the water.”

Capt. Tom is a native New Yorker who’s been fishing for over 45 years. He’s explored many local fisheries, as well as those further afield, including Costa Rica, Mexico, and Aruba. He decided to turn his passion for angling into a career and offers first-class fishing trips that are suitable for anglers of all ages and abilities, including children. They’re completely customizable, too – let him know what you want to hook, and he’ll take you to the hottest spots around!

You’ll be fishing from your captain’s 30’ Luhrs offshore sportfishing vessel, perfectly built to tackle the waters of Jamaica Bay, as well as the open ocean. She can accommodate up to 6 guests, so bring along the entire family, or settle some scores with your best angling buddies! On board, you’ll find a full toilet, top-of-the-line navigational gear, life jackets for all ages, a multi-media system, and outriggers for maximum fishability.

Capt. Tom caters his trips to all types of anglers, so there’s something to suit every skill level. Want to take your family on an unforgettable vacation? Spend the day Fluke fishing – these fish are plenty of fun to catch, and also make for tasty table fare! Want to hook some game fish? Get ready for plenty of rod-bending action as you chase Striper (Striped Bass), Bluefish, and more. For hardcore anglers, come face-to-gills with some impressive marine life as you target a variety of Shark species.

Your trip includes Penn, Shimano, and Daiwa rods and reels, bait, tackle, and a fishing license. Come aboard Rockaway Fishing Charters to see another side of New York!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Captain's Choice (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 20 (Sat, Sun)
    US $600
    Fishing for the best option of species to catch for the day. Could be a mixed bag. Mates work for tips, 20% of the fare is customary.
    Targeted fish
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
    Skate
    Skate
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Captain's Choice (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 20 (Sat, Sun)
    US $600
    Fishing for the best option of species to catch for the day. Could be a mixed bag. Mates work for tips, 20% of the fare is customary. The departure is also possible at 4:00 p.m.
    Targeted fish
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
    Dogfish
    Dogfish
    Skate
    Skate
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Fluke (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 4 - Oct 15 (Sat, Sun)
    US $600
    This 4-hour morning adventure will see you cruising Jamaica Bay and further out on the ocean for the chance to hook some mouth-watering Fluke! Depending on where you want to fish, it'll take you from half an hour to get to the hottest spots. This trip is perfect for anglers of all abilities, especially families with little ones – fishing for Fluke provides plenty of fun angling action for the whole family! Mates work for tips, 20% of the fare is customary.
    Targeted fish
    Flounder
    Flounder
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Fluke (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 4 - Oct 15 (Sat, Sun)
    US $600
    Join Capt. Tom for this afternoon trip, where you'll have the chance to hook some tasty table fare! You'll be cruising the waters of Jamaica Bay, or even further out on the ocean, to seek out delicious Fluke. This species is fun to catch, and even better to eat! If you have little ones, Fluke and all the other fish that hang out with them provide an excellent first-time angling adventure. Mates work for tips, 20% of the fare is customary.
    Targeted fish
    Flounder
    Flounder
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Porgy/Seabass (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 18 - Oct 20 (Sat, Sun)
    US $600
    Fishing for Porgy and Seabass when in season. Other species may be caught as well. Mates work for tips, 20% of the fare is customary.
    Targeted fish
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Porgy/Seabass (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 18 - Oct 20 (Sat, Sun)
    US $600
    Fishing for Porgy and Seabass when in season. Other species may be caught as well. Mates work for tips, 20% of the fare is customary.
    Targeted fish
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
  • Private trip
    April 14th Catch and Release
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 14 - Apr 14 (Sun)
    US $600
    Exploratory trip, catch and release Bass trip. Search for early Bass bite. All Bass must be released.
  • Private trip
    Juneteenth 1/2 Day am
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 19 - Jun 19 (Wed)
    US $600
    1/2-day Captains Choice. Mates work for tips, 20% of the fare is customary.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
  • Private trip
    Juneteenth 1/2 day pm
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 19 - Jun 19 (Wed)
    US $600
    1/2- day trip. Captains' choice. Mates work for tips, 20% of the fare is customary.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
  • Private trip
    Memorial day 1/2 day trip pm
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 27 - May 27 (Mon)
    US $649
    Fishing for all fish in season. Mates work for tips. 20% of the fare is customary.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Dogfish
    Dogfish
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – July 4 Special
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 4 - Jul 4 (Thu)
    US $650
    A July 4 special night fireworks fishing cruise. Fishing up until the fireworks begin! Mates work for tips, 20% of the fare is customary and greatly appreciated.
    Targeted fish
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
    Dogfish
    Dogfish
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Night Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 30 (Sat)
    US $650
    Local night fishing starting at 6:00 p.m. for all fish in season. The mates work for tips, 20% of the fare is customary and greatly appreciated.
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Captain's Choice Evening
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Nov 30 (Sat, Sun)
    US $650
    A 4:00 p.m. departure, fishing in the evening for the best option of species. Mates work for tips, 20% of the fare is customary and greatly appreciated.
    Targeted fish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
    Dogfish
    Dogfish
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bass and Blues (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 30 (Sat, Sun)
    US $650
    Trolling, casting, or bait fishing for Striped Bass and Bluefish. Mates work for tips, 20% of the fare is customary.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bass and Blues (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 30 (Sat, Sun)
    US $650
    Trolling, casting, or bait fishing for Striped Bass and Bluefish. Mates work for tips, 20% of the fare is customary.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
  • Private trip
    Memorial day 1/2 day am
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 27 - May 27 (Mon)
    US $650
    Fishing for all species in season. Mates work for tips, 20% of the fare is customary.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Dogfish
    Dogfish
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Fireworks and Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 2 - Sep 2 (Fri)
    US $750
    This trip will give you the opportunity to indulge in a spot of fishing, as well as taking in the stunning fireworks over the bay. Bring some friends and some cocktails and enjoy! Mates work for tips, 20% of the fare is customary.
    Targeted fish
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Thanksgiving Special
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 28 - Nov 28 (Thu)
    US $750
    A Thanksgiving morning trip, be back for turkey time. Mates work for tips, 20% of the fare is customary.
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
  • Private trip
    April Bass Am
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 20 - Apr 30 (Sat, Sun)
    US $750
    Fishing for Striped Bass. Mates work for tips, 20% of the fare is customary.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
  • Private trip
    April Bass PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 20 - Apr 30 (Sat, Sun)
    US $750
    Striped Bass fishing. Mates work for tips, 20% of the fare is customary.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Captain's Choice
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 20 (Sat, Sun)
    US $900
    Fishing for the best option of species to catch for the day. Could be a mixed bag. Mates work for tips, 20% of the fare is customary.
    Targeted fish
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
    Dogfish
    Dogfish
    Skate
    Skate
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Fluke
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 4 - Oct 15 (Sat, Sun)
    US $900
    Spend a full day reeling in some tasty table fare, as well as whatever else happens to be biting! If you're looking for a fun family day out, this trip fits the bit perfectly – Fluke provides plenty of angling action for fishermen of all ages and abilities, and you'll leave with a delicious dinner, too. Your captain will take you out to Jamaica Bay and potentially even further onto the ocean for your chance to reel 'em in. Mates work for tips, 20% of the fare is customary.
    Targeted fish
    Flounder
    Flounder
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Porgy/Seabass
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 18 - Oct 20 (Sat, Sun)
    US $900
    Spend 7 hours on the water prowling for Porgy and Seabass, and chances are you will come back to shore with a cooler full of fish. You will have plenty of time to explore the waters, and along with Porgy and Seabass, you can hook plenty of other species. Your captain will help out with everything you need and go the extra mile to make your trip a memorable one. Fishing for Porgy and Seabass when in season. Other species may be caught as well. Mates work for tips, 20% of the fare is customary.
    Targeted fish
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
  • Private trip
    Juneteenth Full day
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 19 - Jun 19 (Wed)
    US $900
    Captains Choice fishing. Mates work for tips, 20% of the fare is customary.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Bass and Blues
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 30 (Sat, Sun)
    US $950
    Trolling, casting, or bait fishing for Striped Bass and Bluefish. Mates work for tips, 20% of the fare is customary.
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
  • Private trip
    April Bass Full day
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 20 - Apr 30 (Sat, Sun)
    US $950
    7 hour fishing trip targeting early season Striped Bass. Mates work for tips, 20% is customary and greatly appreciated.
    Fishing techniques
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
  • Private trip
    Memorial day full day
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 27 - May 27 (Mon)
    US $950
    Fishing for all fish in season. Mates work for tips, 20% of the fare is customary.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Dogfish
    Dogfish
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – "Shark Boss" Special
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 30 (Sat, Sun)
    US $1,400
    Join Capt. Tom and get ready to come face-to-gills with some of the ocean's most notorious marine life! On this trip, you'll have the chance to hook a variety of Shark species, including Mako and Thresher. You'll head anywhere from 3 to 20 miles offshore, for a fight with some big Sharks! Rods, reels, bait, tackle, and a license included. Mates work for tips, 20% of the fare is customary. Please message Capt. Tom before booking to verify weather conditions. Novices to experienced, all are welcome.
    Targeted fish
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Shark (Blue)
    Blue Shark
    Shark (Mako)
    Mako Shark
    Shark (Thresher)
    Thresher Shark
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FAQs about Rockaway Fishing Charters

Rockaway Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Captain's Choice (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Captain's Choice (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Fluke (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Fluke (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Porgy/Seabass (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Porgy/Seabass (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - April 14th Catch and Release (5 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Juneteenth 1/2 Day am (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Juneteenth 1/2 day pm (4 hours)
  • US $649 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Memorial day 1/2 day trip pm (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip – July 4 Special (3 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Night Trip (3 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour – Captain's Choice Evening (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Bass and Blues (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Bass and Blues (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Memorial day 1/2 day am (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Fireworks and Fishing (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Thanksgiving Special (5 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - April Bass Am (5 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - April Bass PM (5 hours)
  • US $900 per group, additional US $75 per person after 4 guests - 7 Hour Trip – Captain's Choice (7 hours)
  • US $900 per group, additional US $75 per person after 4 guests - 7 Hour Trip – Fluke (7 hours)
  • US $900 per group, additional US $75 per person after 4 guests - 7 Hour Trip – Porgy/Seabass (7 hours)
  • US $900 per group, additional US $75 per person after 4 guests - Juneteenth Full day (7 hours)
  • US $950 per group, additional US $75 per person after 4 guests - 7 Hour Trip – Bass and Blues (7 hours)
  • US $950 per group, additional US $75 per person after 4 guests - April Bass Full day (7 hours)
  • US $950 per group, additional US $75 per person after 4 guests - Memorial day full day (7 hours)
  • US $1,400 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 7 Hour Trip – "Shark Boss" Special (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Rockaway Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Full head, private
  • Fighting Chair if requested
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Radar

Trips booked with Rockaway Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (We sometimes fish for live bait if spotted while out fishing. We sometimes catch live bait beforehand if available. Some live baits are available for us to purchase and are included in the trip price. Much of the fishing we do does not require live bait. )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Fileting is included in the trip price.)
  • First Mate (Dependent on group size 20% gratuity is customary.)
  • Fishing License (Address is 3260 flatbush ave. Dock #c109. )

Rockaway Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (offshore trips can vary from 3 miles out to 20 if necessary. )
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Rockaway Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Rockaway Fishing Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Dogfish
  • Flounder
  • Scup (Porgy)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blue)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Shark (Thresher)
  • Skate
  • Weakfish

Meet the Captain

Tom LaCognata
New York City, New York, United States
208 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
186 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2018
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
Capt. Tom has been fishing for more than 45 years, so it's safe to say that he's got plenty of angling experience and knowledge under his belt! He's a local New Yorker, but has fished all over the States, as well as exploring the plentiful fisheries of Costa Rica, Mexico, and Aruba. He decided to turn his passion for angling into a career over 10 years ago, and has been running successful charters ever since. His favorite part of the job is seeing his customers have fun, and helping newbies and little ones learn the tricks of the trade. He loves helping kids reel in their first fish! Your captain also participates in tournaments, and won the prestigious Brooklyn Shark Tournament in 2016. As well as this, he has experience of battling seriously big game fish – he once hooked a whopping 500 lb Black Marlin, which took him 45 minutes to reel in!
Our Team
Thomas L.
Captain
Thomas L.
Captain

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Dogfish Dogfish
Flounder Flounder

Boat specs

Luhrs (Sportfishing) originally built in 1997, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 350HP Mercruiser engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
offshore trips can vary from 3 miles out to 20 if necessary.
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Full head, private
Fighting Chair
if requested
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
We sometimes fish for live bait if spotted while out fishing. We sometimes catch live bait beforehand if available. Some live baits are available for us to purchase and are included in the trip price. Much of the fishing we do does not require live bait.
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fileting is included in the trip price.
First Mate
Dependent on group size 20% gratuity is customary.
Fishing License
Address is 3260 flatbush ave. Dock #c109.

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
No minimum age
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Caught fish
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Tony D.
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Fishing with Tom

VERIFIED   Special 2 hour trip for Tony Demeo on August 26, 2023
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First time fishing with Capt Tom

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Captain's Choice (PM) on July 15, 2023
Went on an afternoon trip with my 6 year old grandson his dad and his uncle.  It was his first time fishing. Captain...
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Biggest Bass and Best Captain Ever!!!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bass and Blues (PM) on May 12, 2023
We caught a striped bass up to nearly 50 inches today! And we used “weirdest way” to catch the biggest fish :)! Also, since...
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8 am Captain choice.

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Captain's Choice (PM) on May 22, 2023
It was a wonderful day and grat time thank you so much for captain Tom and Rob they was so nice and professional they really...
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New York, NY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Bass fishing with Captain Tom and Rob

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bass and Blues (PM) on May 6, 2023
We had a spectacular afternoon on the water with Captain Tom and Rob. They really did everything within their power to make...
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