When the season kicks off, Gianna Helena Charters is ready to take you offshore. Based out of Montauk, NY, you’ll have access to some of the East Coast’s premier fishing destinations. Whether you’re looking to hit the famous inshore fisheries of the Long Island Sound or you fancy heading further out to the Atlantic, Captain Lou has you covered. A lifelong angler, his experience is unrivaled, and he’s happy to show you all the best fishing grounds.

The spacious 31ft custom built Steigercraft is the perfect vessel to explore these productive waters. Strong and sturdy, she can handle the deepest offshore water and is equally comfortable in the shallows. Capt. Lou takes pride in the boat’s appearance and ensures that she’s detailed regularly. Up to 4 guests are welcome aboard for an exciting adventure in pleasant confines.

Every trip is tailored to your needs, so head offshore for some deep sea fishing, or stay nearshore and target some trophy-sized, delicious fish. Get in touch with your captain to let him know what kind of fishing you want to do. Using live bait, you’ll bottom fish or troll as you target a range of exciting fish. Tough-fighting and delicious in taste, Striped Bass, Tautog, Flounder, and Seabass will provide for a thrilling day, as well as a great reward afterward.

Capt. Lou will clean and prepare your catch when you get back to shore, so you’ll be ready to cook right away. There’s really nothing for you to do except sit back, and enjoy your day on the water. Bring your own snacks and drinks aboard – just make sure there’s no glass bottles – and settle in for a memorable day. Gianna Helena Charters is waiting to take you away.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Kids Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 15
    $500
    This trip is specially designed to introduce children to fishing and have a fun day on the water. You will be in the calm inshore waters off Montauk’s famous shores.This trip will provide lots of action, fun and a great experience as your kids get hooked and reel in a variety of species.
  • Private trip
    Kids Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 15
    $500
    This trip is specially designed to introduce children to fishing and have a fun day on the water. You will be in the calm inshore waters off Montauk’s famous shores.This trip will provide lots of action, fun and a great experience as your kids get hooked and reel in a variety of species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 21 - Nov 1
    $600
    Spend a beautiful Montauk morning fishing the local waters for a variety of species. Explore the inshore waters off Montauk as you bottom fish for Fluke, Porgies, Sea Bass, Bluefish, Striped Bass and many more. These delicious creatures will make you work to get on board, so get ready for a good workout in order to fill the boat.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 21 - Nov 1
    $600
    Enjoy an afternoon of bottom fishing the local waters for a variety of species including Fluke, Porgies, Sea Bass, Bluefish and Striped Bass. These delicious creatures will also make for an entertaining battle as you troll or bottom fish with light tackle. Get ready for an intense workout to fill the boat with your favorite fish.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 21 - Nov 1
    $950
    Enjoy a full day of fishing targeting several species. Depending on the tide, you can target Striped Bass in the morning, followed by an afternoon of bottom fishing for Fluke, Porgies and Black Sea Bass. Trips can be tailored to your desires and needs, so feel free to let your captain know exactly what you'd like to target. You'll even have the chance to mix up your fishing techniques as you alternate between bottom fishing and trolling on heavy or light tackle.

About the Captain

Capt Lou
Montauk, New York, United States
ID & License verified
28 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since February 2019
Capt. Lou has over 30 years of fishing experience. He has a lifelong passion for fishing and seeks to provide a safe and fun trip with lasting memories. Whether you're a seasoned angler or new to fishing, Capt. Lou will provide a charter specially designed to your needs and looks forward to welcoming you aboard.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)

Boat specs

Steigercraft (Pilothouse) originally built in 2022. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Prepared before the trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day 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
You Keep 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

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 28 reviews
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Excellent
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Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Larry K.
Deer Park, NY
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Larry07/22/22: Afternoon trip with captain Lou on the Gianna Helena

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 22, 2022
Captain Lou, thank you for an awesome fishing trip. The boat is brand new and the captain keeps it immaculate. Captain Lou...
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Matt D.
Brookhaven, New York
Excellent
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 9, 2022
Looked for a charter and came across Giana Helena and Capt Lou. We are very fortunate to have found him. Captain Lou and his...
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Peter R.
East Patchogue, NY
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Striped Bass with Capt. Lou

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 12, 2022
Had a very great trip catching our limit for striped bass, also caught and released some huge 40 plus pounders. Action from...
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John P.
Brooklyn, New York
Excellent
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 25, 2022
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Nigel W.
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 4, 2022
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FAQs about Gianna Helena Charters

Gianna Helena Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - Kids Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Kids Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $950 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Gianna Helena Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Refrigerator
  • Radar

Trips booked with Gianna Helena Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Prepared before the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Gianna Helena Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Gianna Helena 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 Gianna Helena Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Scup (Porgy)
  • Seabass (Black)