Captain Cory LeDuc of Mainely Blue Charters has a quarter of a century of fishing experience and he grew up fishing. Running a professional charter business has always been his dream and he invites you to share that dream with him aboard his 28’ Henriques boat.

The vessel comes powered by twin 200 HP Yanmar engine and features an array of navigational equipment and safety gear. It also has outriggers, downriggers, tuna tubes, a live bait tank, and an ice-box.

It can take you up to 30 miles from the coast in search for that trophy Bluefin Tuna and other deep sea species, or you can stay closer to shore and focus on Striped Bass, Pollock, Halibut, Black Seabass, and others. You can also go after a variety of Sharks, including Blue, Mako, and Porbeagle.

This Tuna catching machine can accommodate up to 6 anglers, but it’s recommended that no more than 4 fishermen go on longer big game trips for maximum comfort. The captain will show you a variety of the most efficient techniques, including trolling, spinning, jigging, popping, and even kite fishing!

You’ll be provided with top-notch Penn and Shimano fishing gear, lures, water, and licenses. Live bait is either bought or caught on the way and is included in the price. After the trip, the captain will clean and fillet the catch for you to take home, free of charge.

Book a trip with Mainely Blue Charters and get ready to fall in love with the ocean as much as Captain Cory did.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip – Tuna
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    Seasonal trip Jul 15 - Sep 30
    $2,200
    The name says it all. This is a hardcore trip and the focus is on one thing – the Bluefin Tuna. These trips can be full of patience, but when the drag starts screaming, you will know that it will pay off. This trip can produce a fish of a lifetime.
  • Private trip
    Tuna Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 15 - Sep 30
    $1,650
    Head out and spend up to 10 hours on the water in hopes of reeling in a big Tuna! You'll need patience and some luck to hook into these monsters but once it happens, you'll experience a fight like never before.
  • Private trip
    Jeffries Ledge Haddock Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 24 - Sep 30
    $1,200
    Make the run to the famous Jeffries Ledge in search of the big schools of Haddock and Pollock. This can be a very productive way to put fish in the freezer.
  • Private trip
    Shark Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 15 - Sep 30
    $1,150
    This is exactly what it says, We target the big pelagic sharks that frequent our waters, and they are big and fight hard. Its a full day affair.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip Ground fish
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 25 - Sep 30
    $1,050
    Eight hours on the water is a great way to spend the day. The captain will usually venture a bit further and that can produce some spectacular sights. You'll be targeting a variety of Shark, Haddock, Pollock, and many other species. Whales and dolphin usually show up at some point during a full day trip.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip Inshore/Groundfish
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Sep 30
    $750
    The 6-hour trip is one of the most popular trips that Mainely Blue Charters offers. It gives you just the right amount of time on the ocean. Time flies when you're having fun battling Shark, Haddock, Pollock, and other incredible species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore Only
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Sep 30
    $600
    A half day trip is an inshore Mackerel and Striped Bass trip. It's great for families and kids. You can also ask the captain about a later start time for your trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) – Inshore Only
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Sep 30
    $600
    A half day trip is an inshore Mackerel and Striped Bass trip. It's great for families and kids.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Mac Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Sep 30
    $350
    This is a great way to get on the water see the sights and catch a few Mackerel.
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About the Captain

Cory LeDuc
South Portland, Maine, United States
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34 Customer Reviews
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Member since December 2018
Captain Cory LeDuc, owner and operator of Mainely Blue Charters is a USCG Captain and registered Maine Guide. Captain Cory has 25 years of fishing under his belt. He grew up fishing in the Florida keys and on Lake Champlain with his Dad, Captain Ron LeDuc. Captain Cory’s experience comes from running the back of his dads charter boat for the last 12 years, where he not only honed his fishing skills but has learned that charter fishing is as much catching fish as taking care of the customers. Captain Cory will work as hard as anyone can to catch fish and have fun doing it. If you want to experience what the Gulf of Maine has to offer then book a trip with Mainely Blue today.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Haddock Haddock
Pollock Pollock

Shark (Blue) Blue Shark
Shark (Mako) Mako Shark
Shark (Porbeagle) Porbeagle Shark
Tuna (Bluefin) Bluefin Tuna

Whiting Whiting

Boat Specs

Henriques (Express cruiser) originally built in 2002. Powered by 2 200HP Yanmar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

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
Crew Keeps 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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

Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Andrew C.
Bellingham, MA
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Half Day Striper Fishing with Cory and Drew

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore Only on September 6, 2021
I have some angling experience on my own, and I’ve gone on fishing charters with my angler friends and have gone on bachelor...
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Kyle L.
Plymouth, New Hampshire
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6hr Trip with Cory and Drew

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip Inshore/Groundfish on August 21, 2021
We go to Maine every other year for a small getaway. This year we decided to do something big and different compared to normal....
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Carl S.
Logan, UT
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Full day ground fishing trip with Captain Cory

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip Ground fish on July 27, 2021
This trip was among the best fishing adventures I have had despite spending my life on the water (mostly western rivers). ...
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Karen J.
North Conway, NH
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1/2 Day trip with Mainely Blue Charters

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore Only on June 29, 2021
My grand daughter and I had a wonderful trip with Corey and Drew. They both went above and beyond to see that we had an enjoyable...
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The captain canceled

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FAQs about Mainely Blue Charters

Mainely Blue Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group - 2 Hour Mac Trip (2 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore Only (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) – Inshore Only (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - 3/4 Day Trip Inshore/Groundfish (6 hours)
  • $1,050 per group - Full Day Trip Ground fish (8 hours)
  • $1,150 per group - Shark Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - Jeffries Ledge Haddock Trip (9 hours)
  • $1,650 per group - Tuna Day Trip (10 hours)
  • $2,200 per day per group - Extended Full Day Trip – Tuna (2 days)

When you book a trip with Mainely Blue Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Clean head in cabin.)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge (Tuna tower great for seeing the sites)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes

Trips booked with Mainely Blue Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn, Shimano)
  • Live Bait (Either bought or caught on the way)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)
  • First Mate ( Our mates work for tips. Customary is 15 - 20 )
  • Fishing License

Mainely Blue Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 30 miles)
  • Flats Fishing

Mainely Blue Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing (Always available, gear provided)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Mainely Blue Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Haddock
  • Pollock
  • Shark (Blue)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Shark (Porbeagle)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Whiting