Explore the Long Island Sound’s historical coastline and incredible fishing with Moontide Charter Corp. You’ll head up to 10 miles from New Rochelle, keeping sight of the stunning old buildings that line the coast, while you get stuck into some thrilling fishing. Captain Joe Somers has been running fishing charters for over 40 years. An experienced angler, he’s also a marine expert, and will take you to the best spots in search of the best fish.

Spend your day in style aboard a 32’ H&H Downeast. Perfect for cutting through the Long Island Sound’s choppy waters, she’s the perfect vessel for both relaxing and fishing. Enjoy comfortable seating and place your drinks and snacks in the fridge, as you seamlessly drift off to the fishing grounds thanks to the onboard fishfinder. When you get there, you’ll have plenty of space to move as you target some serious fish.

You’ll be grateful for as much help as you can get when battling these beasts. The first mate will be at hand to help you in any way, and to answer any questions, so it’s not all down to you. Experienced anglers and novices alike will love the fishing here. Use your skills while bottom fishing to entice the bite of tasty Tautog and Striped Bass, as well as battling Bluefish, and more.

At the end of the day, the first mate will clean and fillet your catch, so you can cook it up in a delicious meal. A 20% tip for the first mate is desirable. Trips run from April through December and, whatever’s in season, Capt. Joe has you covered. If you’re in the Northeast, the Long Island Sound offers unbeatable fishing opportunities. Come and discover them with Moontide Charter Corp and you won’t be disappointed.



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 20 - Dec 1
    US $685
    Make the most of the morning bite and head off first thing to catch a range of exciting and delicious fish. Head out around 10 miles from New Rochelle to bottom fish for Tautog, Striped Bass, Bluefish, and more. These tough-fighting fish will have you in for a struggle to hook them aboard. But it will all be worth it when you get the thrill of reeling one in and, even better, when you're gorging on a delicious meal at lunchtime or dinnertime.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 20 - Dec 1
    US $685
    Spend your afternoon perusing the productive waters of the Long Island Sound. For the best part of the year, you'll find fantastic fish, just waiting to be caught. Target Tautog, Striped Bass, Bluefish, and more, as you look for an exciting battle and delicious dinner at the end of the day. Be prepared, though. These fish will put up a fight to get on the boat, so come in shape and stay refreshed during your time aboard.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 20 - Dec 1
    US $885
    Make the most of the productive waters of the Long Island Sound. Home to incredible game and table fish, you'll head around 10 miles away from the dock, targeting Stripers, Tautog, and Bluefish. Try bottom fishing and jigging to entice the bite, before getting ready for battle, as the fish will try anything to wriggle away from your line. If you get them on the boat, just pop them in the ice box to stay fresh, and you'll be in for a delicious treat at the end of the day.
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Rene P.
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Caught lots of fish

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on May 18, 2024
Everyone on the boat caught Striped Bass within the fist hour of leaving the dock. There were a couple of keepers and we had...
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Julia K.
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 19, 2023
Wonderful trip , my family enjoyed a lot, Thank you
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Andrew H.
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Fishing with Joe

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 18, 2023
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Josh G.
Queens, New York
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Memories Forever

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 16, 2022
Our group consisted of 3 kids and 3 adults.  Capt. Joe and Anthony taught the kids how the rods and reels worked, how to hold...
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Lynda G.
Yorktown Heights, New York
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4 hour charter on Long Island Sound

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 4, 2020
Covid concerns have kept us home social distancing for 4 months.  We decided to take a private charter, just my husband and...
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FAQs about Moontide Charter Corp.

Moontide Charter Corp. offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $685 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $685 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $885 per group - Full Day Trip (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Moontide Charter Corp., you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Moontide Charter Corp. include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Works for 15-20%)
  • Fishing License

Moontide Charter Corp. offers the following type of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Long Island Sound)

Moontide Charter Corp. offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Moontide Charter Corp. include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Scup (Porgy)
  • Tautog

Meet the Captain

Joe Somers
New Rochelle, New York, United States
4 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
16 Customer reviews
Response time 8 hours
Member since January 2019
Captain Joe has been a USCG-licensed captain since 1978. A local to the area, he's an expert on the Long Island Sound. A Merchant Marines Officer, he knows all there is to know about these waters, and his boat continues to be used for research, surveys, and even movies. Captain Joe has participated in both research programs and documentaries, a testament to his knowledge. However, his primary goal is to make sure that his clients are comfortable and that they have a productive day on the water.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Scup (Porgy) Scup (Porgy)
Tautog Tautog

Boat specs

H&H (Downeast) originally built in 2002. Powered by a 300HP Caterpillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 19 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Long Island Sound

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen
Refrigerator

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Works for 15-20%
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
Must be under parental supervision at all times
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
PayPal

Recent fishing reports

Big bass
Big bass
June 23, 2024
First time fishing
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