Agawam Boat & Fishing Charters

Agawam Boat & Fishing Charters specializes in custom-designed fishing trips along the scenic coastline of Massachusetts. Captain Ted Marshall has been putting smiles on customers’ faces since 1995 and invites you and your family to join him in Essex on this exclusive adventure.

The captain’s boat is a 25’ Parker offshore sportfisher that accommodates up to 6 guests on inshore trips and 4 on offshore trips. She’s powered by a 385 HP Mercruiser Stroker engine and is equipped with top-quality navigational instruments, outriggers, tuna tubes, and multiple live bait tanks.

The vessel’s cabin has an outstanding sound system for your fun and relaxation. She also has a built-in restroom, shower, bed, and ample room to kick back. Enjoy the ride and take in the beautiful scenery of Cape Ann and Essex Bay!

Captain Ted runs trips from May through October. Depending on your wishes and the weather conditions, you’ll either fish from the shallow waters of Essex and Ipswich Bays, Essex River, or the deep Atlantic. Let the captain know what you want out of your trip and he’ll do his best to make it work.

On inshore trips, your main target species will be Striped Bass and Bluefish, while on nearshore and offshore trips you’ll get to battle Atlantic Mackerel, Pollock, Blue Shark, and even Bluefin Tuna! Capt. Ted also offers lobster excursions, beach parties, and island tours that can be combined with your fishing trip. Another exciting option is Flounder gigging, enjoyable for first-timers and expert anglers alike!

You’ll be provided with state-of-the-art rods and reels made by Penn and Shimano, as well as live bait and artificial lures. All permits and fishing licenses are covered by the captain’s boat as well, so you don’t have to worry about filling out any extra paperwork.

Everything is taken care of so that you have the most enjoyable time. Join Agawam Boat & Fishing Charters on this unique opportunity off the coast of Essex and prepare to be amazed!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Lobster Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 29 - Oct 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $225
    Choose Agawam Boat & Fishing Charters for your next excursion on the water. On this trip, you'll learn about the ecology of the North American Lobster and the various methods for catching them. At the end of a successful trip, you'll hopefully be taking home a tasty treat for the rest of the family! Lobsters can be tricky to catch and prepare, so cooking and eating methods will be offered by the captain as well. Please note, departure times may vary so be sure to contact the captain for more info!
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Lobster Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 29 - Oct 31 (Sat, Sun)
    $250
    Choose Agawam Boat & Fishing Charters for your next excursion on the water. On this trip, you'll learn about the ecology of the North American Lobster and the various methods for catching them. At the end of a successful trip, you'll hopefully be taking home a tasty treat for the rest of the family! Lobsters can be tricky to catch and prepare, so cooking and eating methods will be offered by the captain as well. Please note, departure times may vary so be sure to contact the captain for more info!
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Fishing & Sightseeing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 29 - Oct 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $450
    On this trip, you'll be on the prowl for a number of species, including Striped Bass, Flounder, Bluefish, Atlantic Mackerel, and Lobster. You'll be fishing in quiet, protected inshore, as well as nearshore waters. The captain also likes to include island tours and beach parties in his trips, making it the perfect getaway for the whole family or group of friends. Please note, departure times may vary so feel free contact the captain for details!
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Fishing & Sightseeing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 29 - Oct 31 (Sat, Sun)
    $550
    On this trip, you'll be on the prowl for a number of species, including Striped Bass, Flounder, Bluefish, Atlantic Mackerel, and Lobster. You'll be fishing in quiet, protected inshore, as well as nearshore waters. The captain also likes to include island tours and beach parties in his trips, making it the perfect getaway for the whole family or group of friends. Please note, departure times may vary so feel free contact the captain for details!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Ipswich Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 29 - Oct 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $550
    Start your day fishing the calm Essex River before moving nearshore and fishing the waters of Ipswich and Plum Island Sound. A great trip for both beginners and experienced anglers, you'll have the chance to target species such as Striped Bass and Bluefish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Ipswich Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 29 - Oct 31 (Sat, Sun)
    $650
    Start your day fishing the calm Essex River before moving nearshore and fishing the waters of Ipswich and Plum Island Sound. A great trip for both beginners and experienced anglers, you'll have the chance to target species such as Striped Bass and Bluefish.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Cape Ann Adventure
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 29 - Oct 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $750
    Depart from the captain's personal dock and travel out to the Essex River to enjoy some light fishing and sightseeing. You’ll traverse through Ipswich Bay and around Cape Ann to view all the beautiful lighthouses, beaches, islands, and estuaries. You’ll then travel to Gloucester Harbor, America's oldest seaport, to see all the sites made famous by the movie "The Perfect Storm." Encounter the diverse aquatic and wildlife, relax, and enjoy the ride!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Cape Ann Adventure
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 29 - Oct 31 (Sat, Sun)
    $850
    Depart from the captain's personal dock and travel out to the Essex River to enjoy some light fishing and sightseeing. You’ll traverse through Ipswich Bay and around Cape Ann to view all the beautiful lighthouses, beaches, islands, and estuaries. You’ll then travel to Gloucester Harbor, America's oldest seaport, to see all the sites made famous by the movie "The Perfect Storm." Encounter the diverse aquatic and wildlife, relax, and enjoy the ride!
  • Private trip
    Full Day – Fishing & Sightseeing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 29 - Oct 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $900
    This trip is perfect for the whole family! You'll travel from the quiet backwaters into the deep ocean to target a range of various inshore and offshore species. Your targets include Bluefish, Flounder, Atlantic Mackerel, Striped Bass, Haddock, Pollock, Sharks, and even the prestigious Bluefin Tuna! You can also combine lobstering, beach parties, island tours, and extended sightseeing trips as a part of this excursion. Just let the captain know and he'll make it happen!
  • Private trip
    Full Day – Fishing & Sightseeing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 29 - Oct 31 (Sat, Sun)
    $995
    This trip is perfect for the whole family! You'll travel from the quiet backwaters into the deep ocean to target a range of various inshore and offshore species. Your targets include Bluefish, Flounder, Atlantic Mackerel, Striped Bass, Haddock, Pollock, Sharks, and even the prestigious Bluefin Tuna! You can also combine lobstering, beach parties, island tours, and extended sightseeing trips as a part of this excursion. Just let the captain know and he'll make it happen!
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About the Charter Operator

Agawam Boat & Fishing Charters
Essex, Massachusetts, United States
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50 Customer reviews
Response time 8 hours
Member since April 2019
Captain Ted Marshall is the founder and owner of Agawam Boat & Fishing Charters. His love for the ocean began at a young age when he was only 8 years old. He became friends with a retired sea captain who taught him everything he knows about the environment and ecology of the ocean. During this time, he learned how to clam, lobster, and fish for many other species which led to a lifelong appreciation for all aquatic life. Capt. Ted eventually went on to receive a B.S. in Geology, Environmental, and Marine Sciences, and in 1992 he finally earned his master mariner's documents. Since then, Capt. Ted has worked on a number of boats, held the title of shipmaster for many operators, and began running Agawam Boat & Fishing Charters in 1995. Capt. Ted also trains owners in boat operations and performs yacht deliveries regularly. With his breadth of knowledge and kind spirit, Capt. Ted will show you a good time and put you on some incredible fish!

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Crab Crab
Flounder Flounder

Boat specs

Parker 2510 Sport Cabin (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1995. Powered by a 350HP Mercruiser 383 Stroker engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Handline
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Full restroom
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Multiple
Multimedia System
Awesome sound system!

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn & Shimano
Live Bait
Caught along the way
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License
All permits & licenses are covered by the boat!

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No minimum age!
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Only Bluefin Tuna, but you get plenty of Tuna also!
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
On prohibited or closed fisheries

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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

Customer reviews

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Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Friendly captain
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98%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Awesome day of fishing!

VERIFIED   Half Day – Fishing & Sightseeing on July 23, 2022
We had an amazing time catching fish with Captain Ted!  He was really helpful, located lots of fish, measured each one, and...
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VERIFIED   Half Day – Fishing & Sightseeing on September 11, 2022
The trip was amazing and the caption was so knowledgeable. We had the time of our lives. If you have the chance to book a trip...
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day – Fishing & Sightseeing on June 4, 2022
Great time with captain Ted he put all 5 if us on fish and gave us a history tour of the area where we were fishing great...
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Bryson B.
Brighton, Massachusetts
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MUST DO!!

VERIFIED   Half Day – Fishing & Sightseeing on June 1, 2022
Captain Ted was incredible. He possesses a wealth of knowledge about New England, and knows a thing or two about fishing! He...
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Jon H.
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Fantastic day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Ipswich Fishing on September 2, 2022
3 adults and 3 kids on our trip. Everything was perfect. Captain Ted was wonderful with the kids. And he definitely knows where...
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FAQs about Agawam Boat & Fishing Charters

Agawam Boat & Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $225 per group - 2 Hour Trip – Lobster Fishing (2 hours)
  • $250 per group - 2 Hour Trip – Lobster Fishing (2 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day – Fishing & Sightseeing (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day – Fishing & Sightseeing (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip – Ipswich Fishing (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip – Ipswich Fishing (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Cape Ann Adventure (6 hours)
  • $850 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Cape Ann Adventure (6 hours)
  • $900 per group - Full Day – Fishing & Sightseeing (8 hours)
  • $995 per group - Full Day – Fishing & Sightseeing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Agawam Boat & Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Full restroom
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well Multiple
  • Multimedia System Awesome sound system!
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box Coolers & ice will be provided
  • Radar

Trips booked with Agawam Boat & Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn & Shimano)
  • Live Bait (Caught along the way)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License ( All permits & licenses are covered by the boat!)

Agawam Boat & Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Agawam Boat & Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Handline
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Agawam Boat & Fishing Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Crab
  • Flounder
  • Haddock
  • Lobster
  • Mackerel (Atlantic)
  • Pollock
  • Shark (Blue)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)