Warden Sportfishing Charters

Explore the waters of Sandy Hook Bay with Warden Sportfishing Charters! Let Captain Sean take you on a fishing trip you’ll remember for a long time. You can join any day of the week, from April till the end of December. Anglers of all skill levels are welcome to join, including beginners. If you’ve always wanted to know what it feels like to battle a big fish and slowly bring it to the surface, this is the right time to learn this skill.

You’ll be fishing on a 35’ Henriques that accommodates up to 6 guests. This brand new model features the latest navigational electronics and she’s powered by twin 315 HP Yanmar engines. These ensure you’ll reach the right fishing spots in no time and spend less time traveling. The boat also has a private toilet, a bed, a multimedia system, and outriggers.

Choose how long you want to stay on the boat and whether you prefer morning or the afternoon. Your main target is Striped Bass but there’s lots of other species swimming around. You’ll also have a chance to go after Flounder, Bluefish, Black Seabass, Porgy, and Tautog. Using a variety of techniques you can end the day with a bucket full of tasty fish.

The captain will clean and fillet your catch free of charge. He also takes care of your fishing equipment and licenses, so you only need to pack some snacks and drinks for the day.

Warden Sportfishing Charters is looking forward to sharing another fishing adventure with you.

Please note that a custom tip of 15-20% tip for the mate is not included in the price.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 7
    $850
    This 7-hour trip will take you after Striped Bass, Porgy, Bluefish, Tautog, and many other local species. The captain covers all of the equipment and licenses, so you only need to pack your food and drinks. Make sure your camera is fully charged! Please note that a custom tip of 15-20% tip for the mate is not included in the price.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Afternoon Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 6
    $800
    Depart in the afternoon and spend 6 hours fishing the productive waters of Sandy Hook Bay. Depending on the season, you'll target Striped Bass, Fluke, Black Seabass, and more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Morning Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $800
    A 6 hour trip will give you plenty of time to explore the inshore waters and target some of the many species that inhabit Sandy Hook Bay. Some of the fish you may chase after include Striped Bass, Black Seabass, Tautog, Porgy, and more.
  • Private trip
    5 hour fall pm
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Nov 7 - Dec 31
    $750
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 6
    $750
    Target Striped Bass, Flounder, Tautog, Bluefish, and many more. The captain lets you keep the catch and he'll also clean it for you free of charge. You only need to pack some snacks and drinks for the day. Please note that a custom tip of 15-20% tip for the mate is not included in the price.
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About the Captain

Sean Carkeek
Highlands, New Jersey, United States
5 Fishing Reports
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22 Customer Reviews
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Member since December 2020
Captain Sean specializes in catching Stripers! He has been fishing in the area his whole life and uses every chance he has to be on the water. Anglers of all skill levels are welcome to join on his boat!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Scup (Porgy) Scup (Porgy)

Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Tautog Tautog

Boat Specs

Henriques (Downeast) originally built in 1979, and restored in 2020. Powered by 2 315HP Yanmar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 19 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

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 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 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Half day striper trip
Capt Sean and first mate Chris were awesome
Capt Sean and first mate Chris were awesome
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Domenic F.
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Half day striper trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on September 26, 2021
Took my sons and three of my Grand kids out for some fall striper action. It was my grand kids first time fishing. Captain...
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Robert M.
Northvale, New Jersey
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Capt Sean and first mate Chris were awesome

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip on September 13, 2021
I can’t thank Captain Sean And First mate Chris enough for saving my day !! We had another charter scheduled and that Captain...
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Jason L.
Bayonne, NJ
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Great time on The Warden

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip on September 4, 2021
Captain Sean and his Mate Chris were great, very knowledgeable of the ocean and where to find the fish. Unfortunately the timing...
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Fair Haven, NJ
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The Perfect Half Day Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on May 27, 2021
We had the perfect combination of weather and conditions for our half day afternoon fishing trip with Captain Sean. We started...
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip on July 31, 2021
This was my third time out with capt Sean and mate Chris this year…another solid day of action and excellence.  I’ll be...
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FAQs about Warden Sportfishing Charters

Warden Sportfishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $750 per group - 5 hour fall pm (5 hours)
  • $750 per group - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $800 per group - 6 Hour Morning Trip (6 hours)
  • $800 per group - 6 Hour Afternoon Trip (6 hours)
  • $850 per group - 7 Hour Trip (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Warden Sportfishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Warden Sportfishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Warden Sportfishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Warden Sportfishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Warden Sportfishing Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Scup (Porgy)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Tautog