Karen Ann Charters – 21' Maritime Skiff

Operating out of Brooklyn, New York, Karen Ann Charters are a team of professionals who know the local waters like the palm of their hands. They have multiple boats accommodating various fishing styles, but this one pursues trophy gamefish in the NY harbor, Jamaica Bay, Raritan Bay, Jersey, and South Shore!

Captain Vinnie Calabro welcomes you aboard his 21’ Maritime skiff, designed for stealth and dominating the flats and back bays with the ability to fish inshore, as well. The trolling motor and the Power-Pole allow anglers to get up close where others can’t go, to the skinniest of waters.

The boat can cater to up to 3 anglers fishing comfortably and comes with a 115 HP Evinrude engine. It also features top-of-the-line marine electronics, safety equipment, and a live bait tank to keep your bait spry and appetizing.

Captain Vinnie will show you the best inshore and flats hotspots and do everything in his power to put you on a catch of your dreams. Depending on the bite, you’ll get to go after giant Striped Bass, Black Seabass, Tautog, Weakfish, and Bluefish. If you’re into trolling and fly fishing, those are options, as well.

The charter includes the use of top-notch custom Penn, Shimano, and Daiwa fishing gear, fly fishing equipment, live bait, and lures. Catch cleaning and licenses are courtesy of the charter! Drinks and snacks are also included in the price.

Book a trip with Karen Ann Charters and get ready for some unforgettable inshore fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 25
    $500
    There's nothing better than a full day trip with an experienced guide at the helm! This trip is all about catching the biggest Striped Bass, Black Seabass, Tautog, Weakfish, and Bluefish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 25
    $375
    Early bird gets the worm! It also gets 4 hours of incredible fishing action in the morning. Depending on the bite, you could be reeling in Striped Bass, Tautog, Weakfish, Black Seabass, and Bluefish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 25
    $375
    This trip is flexible when it comes to starting hours. The captain will do everything he can to put you on Striped Bass, Weakfish, Black Seabass, Tautog, and Bluefish.
  • Shared trip
    Shared Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 25
    $250
    Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip. This is a shared trip, meaning that you will share the boat with any other people who booked the same trip.
  • Shared trip
    Shared Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 25
    $250
    If you're not a huge fan of early-morning fishing, Captain Vinnie has you covered. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, and the departure times are flexible and can be negotiated. This is a shared trip, meaning that you will share the boat with any other anglers who booked the same trip.
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About the Captain

Vinnie Calabro
New York City, New York, United States
2 Fishing Reports
141 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since December 2017
For Captain Vinnie, nothing beats taking anglers out for an enjoyable day on the water. He has been fishing the local waters for over 40 years and knows the fishery inside out. He is happy to cater to both beginners and experts alike and will be of great help if this is your first time fishing in New York.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Tautog Tautog

Weakfish Weakfish

Boat Specs

Maritime (Skiff) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 115HP Evinrude engine.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in New York City to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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90%
Appropriate for children
78%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   NEW  Shared Trip (AM) on November 27, 2021
As an experienced angler, I prefer to use artificial lures and light tackle to catch fish. Big party boats and live bait don’t...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Shared Trip (AM) on November 5, 2021
I had never fished the Atlantic this far north so it was a completely new experience. This was not a problem at all. Captain...
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VERIFIED   Shared Trip (PM) on June 3, 2021
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VERIFIED   Shared Trip (PM) on July 31, 2021
The captain went out of his way to make sure we had a good experience. He also knows the area very well.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 7, 2021
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FAQs about Karen Ann Charters – 21' Maritime Skiff

Karen Ann Charters – 21' Maritime Skiff offers the following trips to customers:
  • $125 per person - Shared Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $125 per person - Shared Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $375 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $375 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Karen Ann Charters – 21' Maritime Skiff, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Karen Ann Charters – 21' Maritime Skiff include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Custom Penn, Shimano, Daiwa)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Karen Ann Charters – 21' Maritime Skiff offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Karen Ann Charters – 21' Maritime Skiff offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Karen Ann Charters – 21' Maritime Skiff include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Tautog
  • Weakfish