Join Tara Anne Sport Fishing for an exclusive adventure and get ready to load the captain’s boat with lots of fish! Your guide for the day, Captain Joe Lyons, has been fishing the waters off the coast of Wildwood, NJ for over 45 years and guiding for 23 years. His charter service is designed for all types of anglers, from beginners to experts, and invites kids of all ages to join in on the fun.

Your vessel for the day is a 30’ Island Hopper pilothouse, powered by a 330 HP Cummins engine. She comes with all the necessary safety gear and top-of-the-line equipment and electronics to ensure a successful and safe ride. Inside, you’ll find a private toilet and a spacious seating area to relax. She also comes with a Bluetooth radio so you can listen to your favorite songs while you fish.

The Atlantic waters off the coast of Wildwood are filled with a wide variety of fish. Capt. Joe will take you trolling for species such as Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Bonito, and Striped Bass, and more. You’ll also have the opportunity to bottom fish for Flounder, Triggerfish, Tautog, Black Drum, and Black Seabass.

You’ll be provided with state-of-the-art Penn gear, as well as high-performance lures and live bait. Your fishing license is included as well, so just arrive 15 minutes early and everything else will be taken care of.

After your trip, the crew will also offer to clean and fillet your catch, so you can go home and enjoy a nice savory meal with the family. Everything is covered, so all you need to bring is snacks and drinks and any other personal items you may need for the ride.

Get ready for an exciting journey and join Tara Anne Sport Fishing in Wildwood, NJ. Invite the whole family and don’t forget to bring your camera so you can capture each special moment on board!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 20 - Oct 1
    $700
    This is the perfect trip if you're looking to get out on the water for a few hours and still catch a large amount of fish. Travel time is anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour each way, so you'll spend about 2–3 full hours fishing. You'll be trolling for Blues, Spanish Mackerel, and Bonito or bottom fishing for Black Seabass and Flounder. Fishing gear and licenses are included. Arrive 15 minutes before departure and get ready for a fun adventure!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 20 - Oct 1
    $700
    This is a great trip for the whole family, especially if you've got kids! You'll travel about 30 minutes to an hour to and from the fishing ground, which means you'll have 2–3 hours of fishing. You'll have the opportunity to troll for Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, and Bluefish or bottom fish for Black Seabass and Flounder. Rods, reels, tackle, and licenses are included. Just be sure to arrive 15 minutes before departure which is around 1-2 pm, depending on the morning trip.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 15
    $900
    This trip is ideal for those looking to do a combination of several different techniques. Travel time is 1 hour each way, so you'll have 4 hours of fishing, which is more than enough time to catch some delicious fish. Target species include Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Back Seabass, Striped Bass, Flounder, Triggerfish, and more. Rods, reels, bait, and licenses are included. Just come 15 minutes before departure and get ready to have the adventure of a lifetime!
  • Private trip
    Spring Drum (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 15
    $900
    During the spring season the delaware bay offers excellent fishing for Black drum as they migrate into the bay to spawn. The Black Drum can be any where from 20-90lbs and put up a good fight.
  • Private trip
    Spring Drum (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 15
    $900
    During the spring season the Delaware Bay offers excellent fishing for Black Drum as they migrate into the bay to spawn. The Black Drum can be any where from 20-90 lbs and put up an excellent fight.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 30
    $1,100
    Join Tara Anne Sport Fishing for a full-day inshore fishing trip. Your target species include Black Drum, Striped Bass, Black Seabass, Flounder, Triggerfish, Tautog, and more. Rods, reels, and tackle are provided and your fishing license is covered by the boat. Just arrive 15 minutes early, feel free to bring snacks and drinks, and get ready for an action-packed adventure off the coast of Wildwood!
  • Private trip
    Full Day-Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Dec 1
    $1,100
    Join Tara Anne Sport Fishing for a full-day inshore fishing trip. Your target species include Black Seabass, Flounder, Triggerfish, Tautog, Striped bass and more depending on the season. Rods, Reels, and tackle are provided and your fishing license is covered by the boat. Just bring your food and drinks for the day and get ready for an action-packed adventure off the coast of wildwood.
  • Private trip
    Deep Water Seabass (Fall)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 8 - Dec 1
    $1,250
    The Fall season is a great time to go for Black Seabass, they are a fun spunky fish and to catch the larges ones you need to travel 30-40 miles off to fish on reefs and wreaks. This is a seasonal fishery, each year the state of New Jersey sets the Spring and Fall season.
  • Private trip
    Deep Water Seabass (Spring)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Jun 22
    $1,250
    Spring Black Seabass are a fun spunky fish and to catch the large ones you need to travel 30-40 miles off to fish on reefs and wreaks. This is a seasonal fishery each year the state of New Jersey sets the Spring and Fall Season.
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Jun 30 (Sat, Sun)
    $1,600
    The Spring time is an excellent time for Shark fishing off of Cape May the most common sharks to catch to keep and eat would be the Mako or Thresher. We commonly will travel from 25-30 miles out to the fishing grounds.
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About the Captain

Joe Lyons
Wildwood, New Jersey, United States
ID & License verified
58 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2019
Captain Joe Lyons has been fishing for about 5 decades and has been a licensed captain for over 23 years. His son is also a licensed captain and his first mate. Saltwater runs through the Lyons veins and they’re proud of their fishing heritage. Their favorite part of the job is being out on the water and teaching kids how to fish. Capt. Joe invites you and the family on an exclusive adventure off the coast of Wildwood, NJ!

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Bonito Bonito

Boat specs

Island Hopper (Pilothouse) originally built in 2002. Powered by a 330HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Private head
GPS
Fishfinder
Multimedia System
Bluetooth radio
Outriggers
Ice Box
Cooler

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
15–20% tipping is customary
Fishing License
Charter license covers everyone on board

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
No minimum age
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 58 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (57)
8\/4 Morning Fishing Trip
8\/4 Morning Fishing Trip
8\/4 Morning Fishing Trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
98%
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Carol F.
Easton, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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8/4 Morning Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on August 4, 2022
We had an absolutely fantastic time today! We decided to treat our grandkids who love to fish with a half day outing. The staff...
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Ellen S.
Morton Grove, IL
Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip (afternoon)

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on August 4, 2022
We had a great time on our half day trip (afternoon) with Captain Nick and First Mate Joe. We didn’t catch any keepers, but...
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Chris T.
Middletown, DE
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great trip - family friendly.

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip (AM) on July 17, 2022
Had a great trip yesterday.  Captain Joe and Josh were super friendly and really good with the kids.  We would def recommend...
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Ryan L.
United States
Excellent
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Half day trip with Capt Joe & Nick

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on July 26, 2022
Went with my four boys and had a blast; we wanted action and the Anne Marie delivered. Boys caught at least three nice size...
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Michael S.
Plainville, CT
Excellent
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Perfect Day of Fishing!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 13, 2022
Great day of fishing! Excellent communication. No surprises. Highly recommend Capt Nick, Joe, and Tara Anne! Our family made...
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FAQs about Tara Anne Sport Fishing

Tara Anne Sport Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $900 per group - Spring Drum (AM) (6 hours)
  • $900 per group - Spring Drum (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - Full Day Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - Full Day-Inshore (8 hours)
  • $1,250 per group - Deep Water Seabass (Fall) (8 hours)
  • $1,250 per group - Deep Water Seabass (Spring) (8 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - Shark Fishing (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Tara Anne Sport Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Private head
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Multimedia System Bluetooth radio
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box Cooler
  • Radar
  • Life Jackets Including kids' sizes

Trips booked with Tara Anne Sport Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn )
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (15–20% tipping is customary )
  • Fishing License (Charter license covers everyone on board )

Tara Anne Sport Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Tara Anne Sport Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Tara Anne Sport Fishing include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Bonito
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tautog
  • Triggerfish (Gray)