Columbia Sportfishing

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Nothing beats a day on the water with your friends and family. And nothing beats the service you get when you’re fishing with Columbia Sportfishing! Join Captain Marc and his crew and see what attracts so many people to this sport. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have lots of fishing experience, as you’ll learn everything you need to know right on the spot.

You’ll be fishing on a 43’ custom-built boat. “Columbia” has been sailing out of Rock Harbor since 1957. Same location, same owners. Many generations of family and friends have been fishing on the Columbia. It was built for Elmer Costa specifically for the charter industry: long and wide with a huge deck for landing the big ones, a dependable Detroit diesel engine that pushes the boat along at a comfortable speed, and a fully enclosed cabin for guests to stay out of the sun and rain.

Explore the inshore spots of Cape Cod Bay and target Striped Bass, Black Seabass, Tautog, and Bluefish.  All fishing equipment and licenses are included in the price. You only need to bring your food and drinks for the day out.



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $800
    The departure time is flexible and will vary depending on the tide. Message the captain for more information about the departure time. Each trip is different and special. You can go after Striped Bass, Black Seabass, Bluefish, and Tautog. All fishing equipment and licenses are included in the price. Come make some memories to last a lifetime.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Just booked! Last booked: 58 minutes ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,000
    DEPARTURE TIME is flexible and will vary depending on the tide. Message the Captain for more information about the departure time. Double the time on the water! You can go farther and fish longer. The species you can target on this trip are Striper, Tautog, Black Seabass, and Bluefish. Departs on the dropping tide daily.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 33 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Ages 6-80 and all caught Strippers
Ages 6-80 and all caught Strippers
Ages 6-80 and all caught Strippers
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
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Alan M.
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Ages 6-80 and all caught Strippers

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on June 25, 2024
The boat and equipment were terrific. Captain Marc and first mate Landon were exceptional. Not only did they put...
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Emily M.
Plymouth, MA
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Father's Day Fishing Gift - Everyone Loved It!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 23, 2023
I booked a half day fishing trip with Capt. Marc Costa on the Columbia as a Father’s Day gift for my husband, dad, and uncle...
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Zack F.
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Fantastic Experience!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on June 22, 2024
Highly recommend Captain Marc and the Columbia. We had an awesome half day experience in June - caught tons of stripers and...
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Thomas M.
Providence, Rhode Island
Excellent
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Amazing day on the water with Capt. Marc & Chase

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 17, 2023
Had a beautiful day fishing the the Cape Cod Bay and landing quite a few stripers!!!  The boat is beautiful and the Capt....
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Wayne D.
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 12, 2024
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FAQs about Columbia Sportfishing

Columbia Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $800 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Columbia Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair Four custom fighting chairs
  • GPS Color high definition
  • Fishfinder Newest features with scanning capabilities
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well For the days you need live bait
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers We fish up to six lines at a time
  • Radar 48 mile

Trips booked with Columbia Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (With years of experience )
  • Fishing License

Columbia Sportfishing offers the following type of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (In cape cod bay)

Columbia Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Columbia Sportfishing include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Tautog

Meet the Captain

Marc Costa
Orleans, Massachusetts, United States
ID & license verified
33 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since March 2019
Angler's Choice
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Captain Mark has been fishing in the area his whole life. Charter business is a part of his family tradition, so it was no wonder when he decided to follow in his father's footsteps.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Custom built (Sportfishing) originally built in 1964, and restored in 2011. Powered by a 550HP Detroit diesel engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 17 knots.

Length
43 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
In cape cod bay

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
Four custom fighting chairs
GPS
Color high definition
Fishfinder
Newest features with scanning capabilities
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
For the days you need live bait

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
With years of experience
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day 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 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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