Karen Ann Charters – 25'

Karen Ann Charters runs amazing fishing trips from Howard Beach, NY! If you’re looking for a professional service and a guide with years of experience – you’ve found it. Captain Vinnie and his team always put extra effort into their trips and they make every guest feel comfortable with them. Whether you’re hoping to break a personal record or you’re just beginning your fishing journey, they’ll take you exploring the NY waters, Jamaica Bay, Raritan Bay, and more.

You’ll be fishing aboard a 25’ Parker boat that accommodates up to 5 guests. She’s powered by a 225 HP Yamaha engine and has all navigational electronics you need to easily find the schools of fish.

The team starts working several hours before your trip begins. They make a stash of freshly caught herring, mullet, or bunker that you’ll use as live bait. All of this pays off in the end, when you land a trophy Striper! You can also target Tautog, Bluefish, Bluefin Tuna, and Black Seabass. The best part is – your catch is yours to keep after the trip. If you’re saving it for later, don’t forget to bring a cooler.

The captain will provide you with Penn, Shimano, and Daiwa rods and reels. If you’re an avid fly fisherman, you can also use fly fishing equipment. Your fishing license is covered and the crew will also prepare snacks and drinks.

Karen Ann Charters can adjust each trip to your needs. Contact them to discuss the details and have an unforgettable day on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Per Person
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $300
    This trip is for anglers that like to fish but can't go in the morning. You will target Striped Bass and other seasonal trophy fish.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (MAX 4)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 25
    $600
    Spend a whole day targeting trophy-sized Stripers! The crew will prepare lots of live bait in advance. If you're interested to see how it's done, get in touch to join them earlier. You'll also target Tautog, Tuna, and Black Seabass.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $650
    A 6-hour fishing trip. Targeting Striped Bass. Use our tackle or bring your own. Newbies welcomed! Singles welcomed to join shared trips!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Private Charter
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,500
    A private 6-hour trip starting at 6:00 a.m.
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About the Captain

Vinnie Calabro
New York City, New York, United States
2 Fishing Reports
168 Customer reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since December 2017
For Captain Vinnie, nothing beats taking anglers out for an enjoyable day on the water. He has been fishing the local waters for over 40 years and knows the fishery inside out. He is happy to cater to both beginners and experts alike and will be of great help if this is your first time fishing in New York.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Tautog Tautog

Boat specs

Parker (Center console) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha engine.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Radar
Life Jackets

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Custom Penn, Shimano, Daiwa
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 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 min. age
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid unnecessary hassle with carrying extra cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 30 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (24)
Anniversary trip
Anniversary trip
Fishing with Vinnie
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
80%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Mallory F.
Brooklyn, New York
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Anniversary trip

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip – Per Person on August 13, 2022
My wife and I had a great time we caught several fish. Even though we aren’t experienced at fishing Vinny helped us take...
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Christopher A.
Roswell, GA
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
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4.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6 Hour trip with Vinnie

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (MAX 4) on June 27, 2022
Vinnie was great! Scheduled originally for Jun 27th but had to reschedule because of rain, Vinnie was very flexible and let...
Christopher A. recommends Karen Ann Charters – 25'
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Jean-Luc B.
Irving, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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One-day fishing Seabass :)

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (MAX 4) on May 2, 2022
Amazing day with Captain Vinnie Calabro & Team in a very friendly atmosphere, and a very generous sharing of their knowledge...
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James R.
Queens, New York
Excellent
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Fishing with Vinnie

VERIFIED   Shared Trip (AM) on April 12, 2022
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Roberto A. F.
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Full day trip with Captain Vinnie and Roger

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 5, 2021
Had a great time , the guys were very cool and put us on some fish. would definitely recommend
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FAQs about Karen Ann Charters – 25'

Karen Ann Charters – 25' offers the following trips to customers:
  • $150 per person - 3/4 Day Trip – Per Person (6 hours)
  • $600 per group - Full Day Trip (MAX 4) (6 hours)
  • $650 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $750 per person - 3/4 Day Trip – Private Charter (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Karen Ann Charters – 25', you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Radar
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with Karen Ann Charters – 25' include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Custom Penn, Shimano, Daiwa)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Karen Ann Charters – 25' offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Karen Ann Charters – 25' offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Karen Ann Charters – 25' include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Tautog
  • Tuna (Bluefin)