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
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 25
    $800
    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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 25
    $500
    Start your day targeting Striped Bass, Tautog, Black Seabass, and more. The crew will prepare lots of live bait in advance and make sure there's enough fishing equipment on the boat.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (Night)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 25
    $500
    This night trip gives you the opportunity to catch fish when no one else is around. Avoid the crowds and have all the fish for yourself. You'll target Stripers, Black Seabass, Tautog, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 25
    $500
    The afternoon trips are families' favorite! You don't have to get up early and it doesn't last too long, so your kids won't be bored. Your fishing equipment is fully covered and there will also be some snacks and drinks.
  • Shared trip
    Shared Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 25
    $250
    On this shared trip, you'll join other anglers and fish together. Your fishing equipment, snacks, and soft drinks are covered, so you don't need any special preparations.
  • Shared trip
    Shared Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 25
    $250
    Spend a relaxing afternoon fishing with other anglers on the boat. This shared adventure will take you targeting Striped Bass, Tautog, Black Seabass, and other fish in the area. Your fishing equipment is fully covered.
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About the Captain

Vinnie Calabro
New York City, New York, United States
2 Fishing Reports
115 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since December 2017
For Vinnie, nothing is better than having anglers out for a great day on the water. He has been fishing the local waters for more than four decades and knows the fishery like the back of his hand. He is happy to cater to both experts and novices alike, and will be of great help if this is your first time fishing in New York.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)

Boat Specs

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

Length
25 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in New York City to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
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
PayPal
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Fishing with Vinnie is the Best!!!
Fishing with Vinnie is the Best!!!
Fishing with Vinnie is the Best!!!
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
83%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Lynn B.
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Half Day trip with Captain Vinnie and Roger

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 22, 2020
This is my first time salt water fishing so I didn’t know what to expect.  The boat was clean had everything we needed including...
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Fishing with Vinnie is the Best!!!

VERIFIED   Shared Trip (AM) on August 5, 2020
Karen Ann Charters and Capt Vinnie as well as his mate Roger provided me with one of the best fishing experiences I’ve had...
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Brooklyn, NY
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Half day shared trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Shared Trip (PM) on April 27, 2021
What an excellent day out fishing with captain Vinnie and his group! We caught maybe 50 stripped bass total, reels where screamin...
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Morning 5 hour Trip!

VERIFIED   Shared Trip (AM) on August 10, 2020
This was my first time going fishing on a charter and I had SO much fun! I caught 10 fish (6 of them striped sea bass) and...
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FAQs about Karen Ann Charters – 25'

Karen Ann Charters – 25' offers the following trips to customers:
  • $125 per person - Shared Trip (AM) (8 hours)
  • $125 per person - Shared Trip (PM) (8 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (Night) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - Full Day Trip (8 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

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)