Sophie E Charters

Come aboard Sophie E Charters for a fun day of fishing in some of the Northeast’s best fishing grounds. Leave Gloucester, MA’s historic shores and discover a range of exciting and delicious fish. Choose between a nearshore trip in the bays or an offshore trip in search of monster Tunas. Wherever you decide to go, Captain Tom Hill guarantees that you’ll have a memorable time out.

A full-time commercial fisherman from a young age, Capt. Tom’s life has always revolved around the water. He\s been fishing these waters for over 40 years and knows exactly where to go to get the biggest fish in the sea. He can’t wait to welcome you aboard to add to his record of hundreds of thousands of pounds of fish.

The “Sophie E” is a state-of-the-art downeast fishing boat with all the latest electronics and safety gear to ensure a safe and productive trip. Up to 6 guests are welcome aboard for nearshore trips, while 4 guests can battle it out with monster Tuna. Take advantage of the spacious vessel and all the latest fishing gear, and you’ll be in for a day to remember.

Capt. Tom and his first mate will do everything they can to make sure that you head home with a boatload of fish to fill the freezer. Get ready to battle it out with enormous Striped Bass and Haddock, that will provide for a delicious treat at the end of the day.

On offshore trips, you’ll get to test your strength against one of the biggest fish in the ocean. Landing a Tuna is no mean feat, but any experienced angler will relish the chance of joining an elite club.

Everything you need for a productive day is waiting for you on board, and you’ll even find some water and soda to stay refreshed. Capt. Tom just asks one question of you: that you arrive on time. Don’t waste a single second of fishing. Hop aboard Sophie E Charters and discover some of the best fishing in New England and beyond.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Haddock and Striper
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jul 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $770
    up to 6 persons
    This introductory offer of $770 will see you coming back for more after a productive day on Massachusetts' rich inshore waters. Spend 8 hours battling it out with some of the state's most sought-after fish, Haddock and Stripers, and head back to shore with a delicious treat to boot. You'll head out early to catch the morning bite and to give you maximum time on the water. Get ready for a thrilling day with plenty of hits to keep you going.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Tuna (MAX 4)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jul 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $770
    up to 6 persons
    Head offshore on this 8-hour trip and battle it out with one of the sea's biggest monsters. Bluefin Tuna get up to incredible sizes out of Massachusetts and you'll do well to keep one of these monsters on the end of your line, let alone lifting one towards the boat. You won't be able to keep these delicious creatures, but landing one of these monsters will give you an incredible story to tell, and you'll etch your name into the history books.

About the Captain

Thomas Hill
Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
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2 Customer Reviews
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Member since May 2019
Having become a full time commercial fisherman at a very young age, everything about being on the water came naturally to Capt. Tom. He has been a full time Gloucester Commercial Fisherman for over 40 years, having landed hundreds of thousands of pounds of fish annually. Having had this much experience, he knows the fishing grounds like the back of his hand. To Capt. Tom there is nothing more enjoyable than having people aboard the Sophie E catching fish and enjoying the day.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped)
Haddock
Tuna (Bluefin)

Boat Specs

H&H (Downeast) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 375HP John Deere engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Refrigerator
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Refrigerator

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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Steven W.
Penndel, PA
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Reece H.
Humble, Texas
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June 19, 2018
I have been on several trips with Tom! There’s nothing like having fresh striped or haddock right off the boat for dinner!!
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