Columbia Sportfishing

Nothing beats a day on the water with your friends and family. And nothing beats the service you get from 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 pushes the boat along at a comfortable speed. There’s 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. Sailing times are different each day according to the tides. Trip durations are not able to be changed due to the tidal factor, however departure and drop off locations can be, allowing for some flexibility.  Please contact the captain for options.

All fishing equipment and licenses are included in the price. You only need to bring your food and drinks for the day out.

Come see why Columbia Sportfishing is still here and fishing daily!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $775
    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
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $975
    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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About the Captain

Marc Costa
Orleans, Massachusetts, United States
ID & License verified
14 Customer Reviews
Response time 7 hours
Member since March 2019
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 (Flybridge) 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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos & videos by reviewers (6)
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 14 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Bluefish half day charter
Bluefish half day charter
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Elizabeth S.
SPFLD (LONG), MA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

An Afternoon on the Columbia

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 17, 2021
We had an awesome time during our four hour trip on the Columbia. The ship itself has an interesting history and is impeccably...
Elizabeth S. recommends Columbia Sportfishing
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Aidan S.
Middletown, MD
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip on the Columbia

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 5, 2021
Couldn’t be happier with our trip. Captain Marc and mate were awesome. Down to earth, chill, and great with our kids.  The...
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Mark R.
Brockton, MA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Amazing day !

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 30, 2021
My boys and I had the pleasure of spending the day with Captain Marc Costa and deck hand Max. We caught lots of fish immediately...
Mark R. recommends Columbia Sportfishing
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David K.
Chalfont, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great Charter with the Columbia

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 29, 2021
By far, the most gorgeous hand-crafted boat for private charter on the Cape.  The fishing was also awesome.  Our group got...
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Timothy D.
Dorchester, Massachusetts
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Great boat. Even better captain.

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 14, 2021
If you are staying near Orleans, I do t think you’ll find a better captain or boat. It’s a great rig for families. There’s...
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FAQs about Columbia Sportfishing

Columbia Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $775 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $975 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)

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