Balding Eagle Enterprises welcomes you aboard! Come to Freeport, Maine and have a relaxing and fun day on the water. Friendly and skilled Captain David Tyson will take you offshore and guide you through the productive waters of Maine, making your trip the best it can be. Join in and experience a sea adventure!

Your trip will start on a 20’ Grady White 208 cuddy cabin that holds enough space for up to 4 anglers. It runs on a 225 HP Honda engine with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots and uses modern fishfinder, GPS, and radio systems for safe and efficient navigation. You can use the onboard livewell to get live bait.

Captain David offers you many fishing styles to try out. Using light and heavy tackle, you can bottom fish, deep sea fish, troll, spin, jig, pop, and even fly fish and drift fish. There are also many fine species you can target, some of them including Black Seabass, Haddock, Pollock, and Cod. Capt. David is also a registered Maine Tidewater Guide, meaning he can take you fishing for the famed Striped Bass. All the guests can keep their catch. The children are welcome to join and smoking isn’t allowed on board.

You’ll be provided with all the equipment you’ll need. This includes rods, reels, tackle, as well as fly fishing gear, live bait, and lures. The captain will also clean and fillet the fish you caught, totally free of charge. Before you depart, you’ll just need to pack food and drinks of your choice.

Come visit Freeport and enjoy its lovely marine world with Balding Eagle Enterprises!

For the safety of all passengers on board, please note that there is a 700 lbs weight limit for a group of 4 guests.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Family Fun Mackerel
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 15
    $300
    Mackerel fishing is extremely fun for all ages, especially children! Join Captain David and learn how it is done! Maybe we can catch a striped bass also! PM start times available! Sometimes we catch 6 at a single time on the jigs we use! These fish can be kept, taken home and cooked! The minimum trip is 2 hours, seas permitting!
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Striped Bass
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    A 3-hour trip to the crew's favorite fishing locations to catch Mackerel and Striped Bass around the Casco Bay departing from South Freeport!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Tidewater Striped Bass
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 30
    $500
    Join Captain David, a registered Maine Tidewater fishing guide on the Casco Bay. We have 10' tides every 6 hours that offer great striped bass fishing around the islands and over the mud flats at high tide! We will catch live bait such as Mackerel and herring to use along with an assortment of lures and fly's. The Striper season starts at the end of May and will run into early October before they all head south. Our schedule is flexible: PM and sunset trips available.
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FAQs about Balding Eagle Enterprises

Balding Eagle Enterprises offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group - 2 Hour Trip – Family Fun Mackerel (2 hours)
  • $400 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Striped Bass (3 hours)
  • $500 per group - 4 Hour – Tidewater Striped Bass (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Balding Eagle Enterprises, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Balding Eagle Enterprises include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License (Unnecessary inshore!)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Balding Eagle Enterprises offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Balding Eagle Enterprises offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Balding Eagle Enterprises include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Seabass (Black)

Meet the Captain

David Tyson
Freeport, Maine, United States
20 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
92 Customer reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since January 2021
Captain David is a registered Maine Tidewater Guide and has been hooked on fishing since he was 8 years old on his first party boat off Atlantic City! He's been fishing ever since (ask his wife!), in the ocean and freshwater. Coastal fishing in Maine, where he now lives, is a daily habit! He has hired captains from Hawaii, the Gulf of Mexico, coastal Carolinas, and the Florida Keys over his lifetime – and knows a good one from a not so good one! As a semi-retired design/ build general contractor (40 years of running his own corporation), his new vocation is running fishing and cruise charters on his home waters in South Freeport, Maine.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Grady White 208 (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 1994. Powered by a 225HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License
Unnecessary inshore!
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch

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
PayPal

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 92 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
73%
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Bin J.
Westport, CT
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2 Hour fishing trip in a rainy afternoon

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip – Family Fun Mackerel on July 7, 2023
A great experience with Captain David, recommended. It’s a rainy afternoon in July 23, with my wife and 2 boys.
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Amos E.
Topsham, Maine
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4 Hours with Captain Balding eagle, David Tyson

4 Hour – Tidewater Striped Bass on June 16, 2023
David knows every cove, every shoreline, and every striper hole in Casco Bay. I went with him last year. My sons went out Sunday...
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Greg B.
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Morning fishing with CAPT Dave

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Striped Bass on August 23, 2023
The day broke beautiful on Casco Bay. Captain Dave was friendly and accommodating. The bite was slow, but not for lack of effort...
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Richard H.
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Great hardworking Captain

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Striped Bass on August 19, 2023
Captain David was very personable with me, my son and my 2 grandkids. He worked hard to find our mackerel bait and kept us...
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Jared K.
Northport, New York
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Half Day Striper Fishing with Captain Dave

VERIFIED   4 Hour – Tidewater Striped Bass on July 15, 2023
We had a great time out on Captain Dave’s boat. He took us to multiple spots and we got to catch our bait to kick off the...
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