World Record Tuna – Ballantyne's Cove

COVID-19 update: To ensure proper social distancing only 2 guests will be allowed per trip. The boat will be thoroughly disinfected after each trip and you’ll find hand sanitizer on board. Masks are required for both guests and crew. Customers over the age of 65 or those with preexisting medical conditions should consider postponing their trip to a later date.

The name “World Record Tuna” says it all! Head out with this talented crew to go after the one and only Bluefin Tuna. If you’re hoping to catch a monster fish, there’s no better place to head out from than right here in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Captain O.G. Aycan has been reeling them in for over 2 decades and does his best to put you in front of massive fish. He knows this East Coast fishery through and through and looks forward to sharing that knowledge with other anglers.

Your vessel for the day is a 44’ Island Made commercial fishing boat, ideal for up to 4 anglers who want to move around freely. She was made for navigating these waters and has a large deck for reeling in your fish. There’s also an indoor cabin with a full head, kitchen, and beds for when you need a much-needed break.

Whether you’re a beginner or a pro the crew at World Record Tuna but you on massive Bluefin Tuna. They provide top-notch custom-built carbon E-glass rods for effective drift fishing or you can even try your hand at kite fishing!

Another exciting thing that World Record Tuna offers is your chance at an official IGFA record! If you’re up for the challenge and want to try for a record Bluefin, let Capt. O.G know in advance and he’ll set it up.

Explore one of the best places in the world to hook prestigious Bluefin Tuna with World Record Tuna!

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  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip (4PAX)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 15 - Oct 15
    If it’s a once in a lifetime Bluefin Tuna you’re after, this is the trip for you! You’ll go after monster fish, averaging 360 kg, off the coast of Nova Scotia with top-notch gear to capitalize on the bite. Anglers of all skill levels are welcome aboard and you’ll depart from Ballantyne's Cove.
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About the Captain

Capt. O.G. Aycan
Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
My passion for fishing began at a very early age and has never wavered, from Giant Bluefin in the Atlantic to trout in Colorado. I earned my bachelor’s degree from The University of Istanbul Faculty of Fisheries and recently, I spent time satellite tagging Sandbar sharks and thousands of large pelagic species to benefit the sustainability of our world’s marine life. I am recognized by the University of Massachusetts Large Pelagic Research Centres ‘Tag A Tiny’ program that help Atlantic Bluefin movement and migratory patterns. I focused on more than just catching fish as seen by my desire for learning and volunteer work. Teaching is my other focus. There is a refined technique required to be successful with large gamefish and teaching this to others so they can take those skills with them and be successful fisherman on their own is also top of mind when I am fishing. I share my unmatched expertise that is required to be safe, successful and sustainable with fisherman coast to coast.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Mackerel (Atlantic) Mackerel (Atlantic)
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)

Boat Specs

Island Made (Commercial) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 500HP MTU engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

44 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing


Fighting Chair
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Mandatory


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:

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

FAQs about World Record Tuna – Ballantyne's Cove

World Record Tuna – Ballantyne's Cove offers the following trip to customers:
  • $2,250 per group - 10 Hour Trip (4PAX) (10 hours)

When you book a trip with World Record Tuna – Ballantyne's Cove, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Full-head)
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed (2 beds)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with World Record Tuna – Ballantyne's Cove include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (High-quality custom-built rods and Penn reels)
  • Live Bait (Caught during the first 30 minutes of the trip)
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Water)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

World Record Tuna – Ballantyne's Cove offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

World Record Tuna – Ballantyne's Cove offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing

Top targeted fish species with World Record Tuna – Ballantyne's Cove include:
  • Mackerel (Atlantic)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)