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
    2 Hour Trip – Mac
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    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. The fuel surcharge includes half the cost of fuel burned.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore Only (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    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. Fuel surcharge. Half the cost of fuel burned.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore Only
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Oct 10
    $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. The fuel surcharge includes half the cost of fuel burned.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Ground Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 20 - Sep 30
    $850
    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. Fuel surcharge. Half the cost of fuel burned.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Ground Fish
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 25 - Sep 30
    $1,200
    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 dolphins usually show up at some point during a full day trip. Fuel surcharge if fuel is above 4 dollars a gallon.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Shark
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 15 - Sep 30
    $1,300
    This is exactly what it says, you target the big pelagic sharks that frequent these waters, and they are big and fight hard. It's a full-day affair. Fuel surcharge. Half the cost of fuel burned.
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip – Haddock/Pollock Run
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 24 - Sep 30
    $1,500
    Make a 30-mile run to the famous Jeffries Ledge or Platts bank in search of the big schools of Haddock and Pollock. This can be a productive way to put fish in the freezer. The fuel surcharge includes half the cost of fuel burned.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Tuna
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 15 - Sep 30
    $1,800
    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. Fuel surcharge. Half the cost of fuel burned.
  • Private trip
    2 Day Trip – Tuna
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Day Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    Seasonal trip Jul 15 - Sep 30
    $2,500
    The name says it all. This is a hardcore trip, and the focus is on one thing – 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. Fuel surcharge. Half the cost of fuel burned.
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About the Captain

Cory LeDuc
South Portland, Maine, United States
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63 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

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
Up to 30 miles
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Always available, gear provided
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Clean head in cabin.
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Tuna tower great for seeing the sites
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

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 20%
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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, an additional 3% charge will apply.

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 63 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (76)
2 Hr trip
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Fishing with Cory
+73
Angler Rating
59
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Bruno C.
Canada
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5.0 / 5
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Perfect family trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Ground Fishing on June 25, 2022
6h trip with my 3 boys. We know nothing about saltwater fishing. Captain Cory et Drew were perfect! We caught about 35 fishes...
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Robert S.
Portland, ME
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Fishing with Cory

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Ground Fishing on June 28, 2022
Mainly Blue charters is first rate all the way. Captain Cory and first mate Drew will put you right on the fish. They will...
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Elizabeth N.
Tyler, TX
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Full day with Captain Corey

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Ground Fish on June 13, 2022
Had a great day out on the water with Captain Corey and Drew.  Awesome day and ended up being great weather.  Caught A bunch...
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Alison E.
Olathe, KS
Excellent
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2 Hr trip

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip – Mac on September 3, 2022
Cory and Drew were so friendly and helpful. We were visiting from KS and dont have much experience with fishing, they were...
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Sara E.
Shawnee, KS
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Amazing Day

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Ground Fishing on August 5, 2022
We had such a great day today! Cory and Drew were amazing! We caught shark (which we set out to do) we also caught lots of...
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FAQs about Mainely Blue Charters

Mainely Blue Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group - 2 Hour Trip – Mac (2 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore Only (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore Only (4 hours)
  • $850 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Ground Fishing (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - Full Day Trip – Ground Fish (8 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - Full Day Trip – Shark (8 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 9 Hour Trip – Haddock/Pollock Run (9 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Tuna (10 hours)
  • $2,500 per day per group - 2 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
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

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 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