Tailwrapped Sportfishing

Booking with TailWrapped Sportfishing ensures you’ll have a fantastic fishing adventure. Captain James "Sean" McSwigin has over 35 years of fishing experience specializing in inshore, offshore, and tournament fishing. He has won and placed in many of Long Island’s prestigious tournaments and has also been featured on the cover of the Long Island Fisherman magazine.

TailWrapped is a 32’ Topaz sportfisherman with twin Caterpillar engines boasting 640 HP, providing a cruise speed of 22-24 knots, getting you to the fishing grounds fast. We can assure you a safe and rewarding experience that your entire party will enjoy.

The clients are a number one priority! From beginner to the most experienced angler, the crew specializes in creating a customized fishing trip for you. Capt. Sean provides everything you’ll need. Brand new top of the line equipment and tackle including Penn and Avet reels, Shimano and custom built rods are provided, as well as bait and ice. Fishing Licenses are also included.

The first mate will clean and fillet your catch for you to take home or you can bring it to the restaurant at Star Island Yacht Club and have a delicious meal after your trip. All you need to bring is a pair of sunglasses, seasonal clothing, drinks, and snacks.

Montauk is a Mecca for sport fishing and truly is "The Fishing Capital of the World." There is nowhere on earth that you can catch such a diversity of fish and Capt. Sean knows how and where to find them. Inshore you can target Striped Bass, Bluefish, Black Seabass, Fluke, Cod, Black Fish, and numerous other species. Offshore, go after Bluefin, Yellowfin and Bigeye Tuna, Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Swordfish, Mahi Mahi, and Golden Tilefish.

Tailwrapped Sportfishing looks forward to hearing from you and is available to answer any further questions you may have. For a GREAT fishing experience, book with TailWrapped Sportfishing!



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  • Private trip
    Overnight Canyon Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    Seasonal trip (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $3,900
    price breakdown
    $3,900
    Overnight canyon trips are the ULTIMATE fishing experience. Traveling to "the canyons" located approximately 75 miles from Montauk Point, target a variety of big game pelagics. From Blue Marlin to Bigeye Tuna, you never know what might be on the end of your line. On this trip, you'll troll during the daylight hour then switch over to chunking with bait at night. Targeted species include Yellowfin, Bigeye, longfin Albacore, Mahi Mahi, Swordfish, Wahoo, and Marlin. Departure times vary.
  • Private trip
    14 Hour Tuna Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    14 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $2,800
    price breakdown
    $2,800
    On this trip, you'll run 40 to 70 miles offshore targeting Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna, White Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and other pelagic species. You'll mostly troll on this trip, dropping the outriggers and put out a spread of 9 to11 rods using top of the line gear, artificial lures, and hand rigged baits. Departure times vary.
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip – Tuna/Shark
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $1,500
    price breakdown
    $1,500
    The trip usually starts at 5 am (flexible). If you're adventurous, this is a great experience for those wishing to target larger species that swim in these waters. Travel up to 30 miles offshore for this trip, but often don't have to go that far. Targeted species include Mako, Thresher, Blue Sharks. Bluefin Tuna False Albacore, and Bonito are caught within this range.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $1,400
    price breakdown
    $1,400
    Departure time is flexible, but this trip usually starts at 5 a.m. Spend the day targeting multiple species inshore and near offshore and fish some of the more distant locations depending on the type of fish you would like to catch. All fishing equipment and licenses are included in the price.
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    Target multiple inshore species on this 9-hour adventure. You can go after Striped Bass, Bluefish, Black Seabass, Fluke, Cod, Black Fish, and many more. Catch cleaning is also included in the price and you get to keep all edible species.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    Whether you're trolling, jigging, or bottom fishing, you'll have a blast on this short morning trip. Start your day the best way possible and catch your lunch. You get to keep all edible species and the crew will clean your catch after the trip.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    Half day trips usually consist of either trolling, jigging, or bottom fishing. Target all kinds of inshore species, which are fun to catch and delicious to eat. Your fishing equipment and licenses are included in the price, you only need to bring some snacks and drinks.
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About the Captain

James McSwigin
Montauk, New York, United States
Fishing has always been my passion and since I was a small boy during the summer I could always be found on the shoreline with a pole in my hand. Over the years, fishing has become more than just a passion for me. It's a way of life. I have fished all over the world from the coast of Africa and South America to our local waters here in the United States. I have always found fishing to be both challenging, rewarding, and a great relaxation. I have gathered a tremendous amount of knowledge over the years and still to this day. Now I can typically be found off Montauk Point teaching others and keeping the rods bent.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Bluefish Bluefish
Cod Cod
Flounder Flounder

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Shark (Blue) Shark (Blue)
Shark (Mako) Shark (Mako)

Shark (Thresher) Shark (Thresher)
Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

TOPAZ (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1989. Powered by 2 320HP Catapillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 26 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
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 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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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