Come and enjoy a day of fishing or nature cruising on the scenic back bays of Ocean City! Islander Charters and Captain William will make every effort to assure your fishing experience is a pleasurable one. Capt. Bill has been an owner and a guide of this charter for 44 years. He’s the 3rd generation of fisherman in his family and for him, this is a way of living.

The Islander is a roomy 26’ Mako center console, powered by twin 200 HP engines and equipped with all of the latest electronic and safety equipment. There’s enough room for 6 guests to join (recommend 4 passengers for maximum comfort). Children are welcome, making your trip a memorable family adventure. Bait, tackle, and license are included in the price. All tackle is new Shimano 10-20 LB tackle.

Your target species throughout the season are Flounder and Bluefish. Spot, Perch, Croakers, and Trout can be caught mid to late summer. Prime fishing is normally 2 hours before and 2 hours after high tide.  Fishing times can be adjusted accordingly once the charter date is determined. You can customize your trip with a combination of fishing and cruising.

Capt. Bill can show anglers with any level of experience the current fishing techniques to use depending on what’s biting. You only need to pack some food and drinks for the day out. All fishing equipment and licenses are covered.

Come fishing with Islander Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $450
    Spend this 4-hour trip targeting all kinds of inshore species, such as Striped Bass, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, Trout, Flounder, Weakfish, and many more. The captain will prepare all of your fishing equipment, so you only need to pack some cold drinks and snacks.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $250
    This short trip is perfect if you want to combine cruising with some fishing. It's an enjoyable trip for families with children or guests who are less enthusiastic about fishing (but still want to try some). Just pack your snacks and drinks and don't forget your camera.
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About the Captain

William Duncan
Ocean City, Maryland, United States
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Member since August 2019
I am a 3rd generation waterman/charter captain. My father was a charter boat captain; it was a natural progression due to my love of charter fishing and the water.

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Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Weakfish Weakfish

Whiting Whiting

Boat Specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 1987, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 200HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days 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 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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Visa
Mastercard

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Customer Reviews

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Alycia H.
Springville, PA
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2 hour bay trip with Captain Bill

VERIFIED   NEW  2 Hour Trip on September 25, 2021
We had an absolute amazing time. Captain Bill made sure of it too! My oldest son wanted to catch a flounder in the worst way....
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Amy D.
Coplay, PA
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2 hour fishing tour

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip on August 16, 2021
Captain Bill was great! He told my family and I out for a 2 hour fishing and site seeing tour. At the end he even took us a...
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John M.
Shade Gap, PA
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4 hr trip w/Capt. Bill

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on August 6, 2021
Had a good time fishing with Capt. Bill.  3 teenagers & 2 dads for 4 hours.  Caught several fish & a good variety:  flounder,...
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Joanne A.
Walnut Grove, KY
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Great Day

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip on June 30, 2021
Captain Bill was super, he helped us catch two fish and my kid was super excited.  Best experience, he even prepped our fish...
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Douglassville, PA
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2 hr trip

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip on June 29, 2021
We had three 10 year olds and we caught fish the entire time our lines were in. Capt Bill did great managing all the questions...
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FAQs about Islander Charters

Islander Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per group - 2 Hour Trip (2 hours)
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Islander Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Porta-Potty)
  • Fighting Chair (2 portable)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box (55QT cooler)

Trips booked with Islander Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Fishing License

Islander Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Assawoman & Sinepuxent Bay)
  • Nearshore Fishing (3 miles off the Atlantic Coast)
  • Reef Fishing

Islander Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (10-20lb spinning tackle)
  • Bottom Fishing (live bait or jigs )
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Islander Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Weakfish
  • Whiting