Blue Bandit Charters – Harwich

Join Captain Jim Ikovich and Blue Bandit Charters for a day of fishing you’ll never forget. Capt. Jim has been fishing around Cape Cod since he was a kid and all these years later, nothing gets his heart pumping like the bite of a big fish. He departs from Harwich Harbor but you can also start your trip in Sesuit Harbor if it’s closer to you.

The boat you’ll be fishing from is a well-maintained 27’ Cape Horn. This center console accommodates up to 6 anglers but the capacity is limited to 4 on Tuna & Shark trips. She’s powered by twin 250 HP Yamaha engines that can reach the maximum speed of 35 knots. With navigational electronics, outriggers, a private toilet, and a live bait tank, the boat has everything you need for a successful day on the water.

Capt. Jim offers a variety of trips that target Cape Cod’s top species. But since some of the species require different fishing techniques and angler’s full attention, each trip specializes for one or two species. You can target Striped Bass, Fluke, Haddock, Seabass, Shark, and Bluefin Tuna. At the beginning of the trip, you’ll warm up with catching live bait and then head out for the main prize!

You can keep the catch within regulations and the crew will clean it for you. It’s customary to tip your first mate for this service. Your fishing equipment is fully covered and there’s no need to purchase your license. Kids are welcome too, as long as they are at least 7 years old.

Blue Bandit Charters can adjust each trip to your priorities and skill level. Just let them know in advance and get ready for a memorable day out!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Bass & Tuna (MAX 4)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Oct 15
    $1,300
    With a full 10-hour adventure on the water, you can go after two of the Northeast's top gamefish. First, you can explore the shallows for trophy Stripers then proceed offshore for monster Bluefin Tuna. And it's all on a single fishing trip!
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Bluefin Tuna (MAX 4)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Oct 20
    $1,175
    If you're determined to catch big Bluefin Tuna, you're at the right place. Get ready for some serious rod-bending action as you battle one of these monsters. Your fishing equipment is fully covered, just bring some food and drinks for the day.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Striped Bass
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 15
    $900
    Spend the whole day fishing for Striped Bass! You'll enjoy this trip whether you're a beginner looking for their first catch or an avid angler hoping to break his record. Your fishing equipment is fully covered, you just need to bring food and drinks for the day.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Sharks
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Oct 15
    $775
    Take on some of the ocean's top predators like Mako, Thresher, and Blue Sharks. Your fishing equipment is fully covered, so you only need to bring your favorite drinks and some snacks.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Seabass & Fluke
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Sep 30
    $725
    Reel in Black Seabass and Fluke in this 6-hour trip. These are arguably the two tastiest fish in the area! Your fishing equipment is fully covered, just bring some snacks and drinks for the day. Novices are welcome!
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Haddock & Pollock
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jun 30
    $700
    Catch some delicious groundfish like Pollock and Haddock. Start early in the morning and bring some fresh meat just in time for lunch. The crew will clean your catch, all you need to do is find a good restaurant nearby.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Striped Bass
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 15
    $500
    Half day Striper trips are a great fun for the whole family. You don't need to be an experienced angler to land one of these. Let your first catch be one of the most prestigious fish in the US.
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About the Captain

Jim Ilkovich
Harwich, Massachusetts, United States
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Member since May 2018
Captain Jim Ikovich has born and raised right here on Cape Cod and spent his childhood fishing the waters around Orleans, MA. Capt. Jim has been working on charter boats since he was 12 and has over a decade of experience as a captain. Fishing is his passion and nothing gets his heart pounding like that first strike of the day. He also loves getting the chance to meet new people and learn about different parts of the world from clients traveling to fish with him.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Haddock Haddock

Pollock Pollock
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Shark (Blue) Shark (Blue)
Shark (Thresher) Shark (Thresher)

Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)

Boat Specs

Cape Horn (Center console) originally built in 2011. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha 4.2 V6 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 42 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
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
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
86%
Recommend this charter
69%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Striped Bass on August 22, 2020
I booked this trip for my husband, son, brother and brother-in-law to celebrate my husband’s birthday. I’m happy to say...
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Best day fishing in my life!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Striped Bass on September 25, 2020
We can’t wait to book another adventure with Captain Jim!  We had so much fun catching striped after striper, 15 in 4 hours...
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Jonathan E.
South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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Stripper trip with Captain Jim

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Striped Bass on August 25, 2020
Captain Jim got us on the fish right away. Caught a bunch of striped bass and a Bonita. Great trip!! Thank you!
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FAQs about Blue Bandit Charters – Harwich

Blue Bandit Charters – Harwich offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Striped Bass (5 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 7 Hour Trip – Haddock & Pollock (7 hours)
  • $725 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Seabass & Fluke (7 hours)
  • $775 per group - 7 Hour Trip – Sharks (7 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 8 Hour Trip – Striped Bass (8 hours)
  • $1,175 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Bluefin Tuna (MAX 4) (10 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Bass & Tuna (MAX 4) (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Blue Bandit Charters – Harwich, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Private)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Blue Bandit Charters – Harwich include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Caught by customers at the beginning of the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (10-20% tips are appreciated)
  • Fishing License

Blue Bandit Charters – Harwich offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Blue Bandit Charters – Harwich offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Blue Bandit Charters – Harwich include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Haddock
  • Pollock
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blue)
  • Shark (Thresher)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)