The Charter Doctor

The Charter Doctor is proud to offer the ultimate experience in Giant Bluefin Tuna fishing. Captain Mark and his crew operate out of beautiful Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and offer full-day fishing charters that include a mix of Giant Tuna fishing as well as bottom fishing. Clients are usually very happy to bring home a variety of delicious fish from their day at sea. You may see whales, sharks, and sometimes dolphins.

You’ll be fishing aboard a 36’ Northern Bay that accommodates up to 5 guests. This boat is powered by a mighty 700 HP Volvo engine that reaches the speed of 22 knots and allows you to reach fishing grounds usually within an hour. The vessel offers plenty of comfort and the ability to get inside out of the sun or weather should you want to relax inside.

The goal is for you to have fun while you catch the biggest fish! Besides Bluefin Tuna, you can also go after Haddock, Pollock, Mackerel, Cod, and Herring. You’ll most probably fish on the famous Stellwagen Bank and Jeffey’s Ledge.

The crew provides all you will need to fish and catch! Your charter will include all equipment, permits, rods, bait, and more for your successful day at sea. You also get to keep the catch and the crew will clean it for you free of charge.

A trip with The Charter Doctor is available between June and mid-October. Make sure to secure your spot on the boat on time and have an adventure of a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 15 (Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $1,400
    Spend 10-12 hours fishing for Bluefin Tuna. You'll go deep sea fishing to the best offshore spots in search of this magnificent monster. You can also go after Haddock, Cod, Pollock, Whiting, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Just booked! Last booked: 2 hours ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 15 (Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $750
    There's plenty of fish you can catch on this trip, such as Pollock, Haddock, Herring, Cod, and Whiting, but the start of the show is definitely Bluefin Tuna. All fishing equipment is covered by the captain.
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About the Captain

Mark Arsenault
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
ID & License verified
Response time 3 hours
Member since March 2021
Captain Mark's passion for fishing started in 1977. when he caught his first Bluefin Tuna. He held a state record in 2001. For years, he's been helping other people to feel the same passion he does.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cod Cod
Haddock Haddock
Herring Herring
Mackerel (Atlantic) Mackerel (Atlantic)

Pollock Pollock
Shark (Porbeagle) Shark (Porbeagle)
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Whiting Whiting

Boat Specs

Northern Bay (Downeast) originally built in 2001. Powered by a 700HP Volvo engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
PayPal
Checks

FAQs about The Charter Doctor

The Charter Doctor offers the following trips to customers:
  • $750 per group - Half Day Trip (5 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - Full Day Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with The Charter Doctor, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with The Charter Doctor include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

The Charter Doctor offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing

The Charter Doctor offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with The Charter Doctor include:
  • Cod
  • Haddock
  • Herring
  • Mackerel (Atlantic)
  • Pollock
  • Shark (Porbeagle)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Whiting