Nauti Hooker Charters invites you to fish with them on the astonishing waters of Chesapeake Bay. They’ll take you to the best known fishing hot spots of the Eastern Shore of Maryland but also show you a few hidden places you may have never seen. Capt. Richard Phippin has been fishing the bay since he was a teenager and he knows it like the palm of his hand.

Your trip will be aboard Miss Nikki, a 25’ Maycraft pilothouse with an extended hardtop and canvas for those cold days. Powered by a 225 HP Johnson engine, with a cruising speed of 24 knots, rest assured you’ll get where you need to be very fast. The boat is equipped with a state of the art navigation system, fish finder, and safety equipment. She also features an enclosed cabin with a porta potty. Miss Nikki is fully licensed and insured.

The Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries offer an opportunity to catch many different species depending on the time of year. You can go after Striped Bass (Rockfish), Spotted Seatrout, Speckled Trout, Bluefish, Silver Perch, Flounder, or Spanish Mackerel. You’ll be trolling, light tackle casting, jigging, and bait fishing – whatever will make the fish bite best.

All ages and experience levels are welcome – from friends just looking to fish, to families looking for a fun trip, from beginners to experts. Nauti Hooker Charters tailors their trips to meet your needs.

Book a trip with Nauti Hooker Charters and Capt. Richie for a memorable day on the water. You just need to show up, they will do the rest!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    This trip gives you the maximum fishing time and the best chance of catching a variety of species. Depending on the season, you can reel in Striped Bass, Spotted Seatrout, Silver Perch, or Bluefish. After the trip, your captain will clean and fillet your catch that you can take home with you.
  • Private trip
    Half Day (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $400
    Capt. Richie provides all rods, reels, tackle, and licenses. Of course, you can bring your lucky rod as well! Targeted species will change depending on the season and there's always something that will be a tasty meal after the trip. Catch and release is always encouraged for population perseverance.
  • Private trip
    Half Day (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    If you don't feel like getting up early, this is the trip for you. Kids are welcome as well, so why not make this a family day on the water?! Capt. Richie will provide your fishing equipment, while you can bring your snacks and drinks.
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About the Captain

Richard Phippin
Royal Oak, Maryland, United States
18 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
36 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2019
"I grew up around fishing and started fishing myself when I was a teenager. I loved it and have been doing it ever since. I try to do whatever is the best method for the time of year and the fish I am pursuing. My absolute favorite is casting to breakers and jigging in the fall." Capt. Richard occasionally participates in "catch and release" fishing tournaments. His biggest catch so far is 43" Rockfish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Perch (Silver) Perch (Silver)

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Maycraft (Pilothouse) originally built in 1998. Powered by a 225HP Johnson engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
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
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal

Customer Reviews

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Lindsey D.
Chester, MD
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on October 24, 2020
I got this trip as a gfft for my fiance for his birthday and we had a fantastic time. We are not experienced at fishing, but...
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VERIFIED   Half Day (PM) on July 18, 2020
We enjoyed out 1/2 day fishing trip. The boat was ready for us. We shoved off on time. We caught quite a variety of fish. ...
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Elmira, NY
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 19, 2020
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 27, 2019
Using my dad’s account to leave a review! My dad, my boyfriend, and I went on an all day fishing trip. Our overall experience...
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FAQs about Nauti Hooker Charters

Nauti Hooker Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - Half Day (PM) (5 hours)
  • $400 per group - Half Day (AM) (5 hours)
  • $500 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Nauti Hooker Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (porta pottie)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Nauti Hooker Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn; You can bring your own if you like)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Fishing License

Nauti Hooker Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Nauti Hooker Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Nauti Hooker Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Perch (Silver)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout