Sea Venture "The Canyon Specialist" – 40'

Captain Peter Stassi is the man behind Sea Venture “The Canyon Specialist”, and he has one motto that’s the driving force behind his charter: “Life is short…fish hard!”

Plain and simple, there’s no substitute for experience. Capt. Peter has spent over 40 years fishing the waters all around Shinnecock and Montauk. He’s a full time captain who has devoted his life to canyon and inshore sportfishing. He offers a variety of exciting angling adventures, from inshore trips targeting trophy Striped Bass, Bluefish, and Doormat Fluke, to multi-day offshore adventures that explore deep into the Canyons. He will have you “chunk” and jig for huge Blue and Yellowfin Tuna. Reeling in Sharks, Wahoo, and Marlin, to name just a few!

Naturally, a top-of-the-line fishing machine is of the utmost importance. To meet this requirement Capt. Peter chose the Custom 40’ Topaz Royale Express Sport fisherman. She features plenty of deck space for up to 5 guests, the latest navigational and safety gear, clean private toilet, a stateroom with beds, and a dinette for those overnight trips (maximum 4 guests for overnight trips). Most of all, she is fast!

Capt. Peter specializes in offshore trips that explore all the Northeast Canyons, from Veatch to the Hudson Canyon. On these trips, you’ll travel anywhere from 25 miles to 100+ miles out. Expect to battle huge big game such as Big Eye and Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Wahoo, and more.

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Due to fluctuating fuel prices, the captain is forced to start adding an extra fuel surcharge to each trip. Please check with the captain as the prices are in a constant state of change.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Tuna
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 5
    $2,900
    Join Capt. Peter and get ready to battle a variety of big game Tuna species! You'll travel up to 40 miles out, and will spend 9 hours either trolling or "chunking" and jigging for Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna. These species put up a serious fight, and your captain will show you the best techniques to use to battle them – and win! You'll be equipped with top-quality rods and reels, lures, tackle, and fishing licenses. Bring along your favorite snacks and drinks. 20% tip for the mate is not included.
  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Tuna/Shark Combo
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 5
    $2,700
    This “Combo” big game adventure is your captain's most popular trip! You'll head south towards distant wrecks, traveling between 40 to 50 miles out. Your group will spend the first part of the day trolling for Blue and Yellowfin Tuna, as well as Mahi. After that, you'll be drifting over bottom structure for some world-class Shark species. Your captain will make sure you're provided with rods, bait, reels, lures, and will show you the best “Stand Up” techniques. 20% tip for the mate is not included.
  • Private trip
    2 Day Overnight Canyon Trip (4MAX)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Day Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 5
    $2,250
    This trip defines us as "The Canyon Specialist"! You'll spend whopping 32 hours fishing the canyon, and start trolling as soon as you get to the edge. You'll be targeting Bigeye and Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Marlin, and will troll right until nightfall. At night you'll switch over to chunking for Swordfish and Tuna before you go trolling you'll at dawn again. Your trip includes fishing gear and sleeping quarters on the boat, but most guests prefer to fish 24/7. 20% tip for the mate is not included.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Shark Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 5
    $1,800
    If you've always wanted to battle some notorious sea creatures, join Capt. Peter for this adventure! You'll travel up to 25 miles out, where you'll come face-to-gills with a variety of Shark species, including Blue, Mako, and Thresher. Your captain will show you the best techniques to use to conquer these hard-fighting fish, and will make sure you're equipped with top-notch rods and reels, lures, and a fishing license. Bring your favorite snacks and drinks! 20% tip for the mate is not included.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 5
    $1,350
    Join Capt. Peter on his most popular inshore trip! You'll get to spend 8 hours out on Shinnecock and Montauk's calm, inshore water, which are brimming with world-class species. Your captain will show you how to hook trophy Striped Bass, doormat Fluke, Bluefish, and more. You'll be light lining and using a variety of techniques for your catch. You'll be provided with rods, reels, lures, and a fishing license. Just bring your favorite snacks, drinks, and a camera! 20% tip for the mate is not included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 5
    $775
    This 4-hour trip is the perfect option for families with little ones and less experienced anglers – you'll have the chance to explore calmer, inshore waters, and still hook some incredible species! Capt. Peter will have you light lining and more for trophy-sized Striped Bass, huge doormat Fluke, and whatever else happens to be biting. He'll make sure you're equipped with rods, reels, lures, tackle, and a fishing license. Just bring snacks, drinks, and your camera! 20% tip for the mate is not included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 5
    $775
    If you want to take friends or family out on a true adventure, then this 4-hour afternoon trip is the perfect option, regardless of your experience level as an angler. You'll get to fish the calmer, inshore waters off Shinnecock and west of Montauk and target world-class species. Capt. Peter will show you how to reel in huge doormat Fluke, trophy-sized Striped Bass, and more. He'll make sure you're equipped with top-notch rods and reels, lures, tackle, and licenses. 20% tip for the mate is not included.

About the Captain

Peter Stassi
Hampton Bays, New York, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
10 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since February 2019
Capt. Peter Stassi has been running his own charter boat in and around Montauk for over 40 years. Fishing all the Northeast Canyons off Montauk down to Cape Hatteras, including Florida and the Bahamas. Capt. Peter has done it all. Now that is an accomplishment by itself. But there is no boring biography here. Capt. Peter's sums up his charter experience simply – "Been there…done that!" Targeting Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Big Eye Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, and giant Bluefin Tuna, as well as Mako, Thresher and Blue Shark, Capt. Peter and his courteous crew are very dedicated and extremely serious about Canyon sportfishing, and will show you all their tips and tricks to help you hook the species of your dreams. They look at each trip as a once-in-a-lifetime big game adventure. Capt. Peter and his crew look forward to making your trip successful, and most of all memorable. Don’t forget your camera!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (White) White Marlin

Shark (Blue) Blue Shark
Shark (Mako) Mako Shark
Shark (Thresher) Thresher Shark
Swordfish Swordfish

Tuna (Bigeye) Bigeye Tuna
Tuna (Bluefin) Bluefin Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Topaz Royale (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2020. Powered by 2 600HP New 2020 Totally Re Done Cummings engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate
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
No Smoking
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch

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

Customer Reviews

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Gone Fish’in with Capt Pete

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) on August 27, 2021
This was out first family fishing charter.  Capt Pete and team made it easy for a bunch of city slickers.  Kids had a blast...
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Captain Pete put us on the fish!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) on July 18, 2021
Captain Pete took us out with the kids for an afternoon of in-shore fishing. It was a very relaxed experience, and we caught...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on July 9, 2021
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on July 3, 2021
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on June 23, 2021
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FAQs about Sea Venture "The Canyon Specialist" – 40'

Sea Venture "The Canyon Specialist" – 40' offers the following trips to customers:
  • $775 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $775 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - Full Day Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - Full Day Trip – Shark Fishing (8 hours)
  • $2,250 per day per group - 2 Day Overnight Canyon Trip (4MAX) (2 days)
  • $2,700 per group - Extended Full Day Tuna/Shark Combo (9 hours)
  • $2,900 per group - Full Day Trip – Tuna (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Sea Venture "The Canyon Specialist" – 40', you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Full, private)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair (On request for Over Night Trips)
  • GPS (NEW Garmin 7612)
  • Fishfinder (NEW Garmin 7612)
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Sea Venture "The Canyon Specialist" – 40' include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • First Mate (Works for tips, 20% standard.)
  • Fishing License

Sea Venture "The Canyon Specialist" – 40' offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (We specialize in fishing the Northeast Canyons)

Sea Venture "The Canyon Specialist" – 40' offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Sea Venture "The Canyon Specialist" – 40' include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Shark (Blue)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Shark (Thresher)
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo