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)
    $1,600
    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.

About the Captain

Mark Arsenault
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
ID & License verified
7 Customer reviews
Response time 7 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) Atlantic Mackerel

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

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
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Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
86%
Appropriate for children
67%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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James S.
Boston, Massachusetts
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Fishing with Mark

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 6, 2022
Awesome day. Could not imagine it being much better. Thanks Mark and Paul.
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Allison M.
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 20, 2022
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Gary P.
TATAMY Borough, PA
Excellent
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Great day with Capt Mark and first mate Paul

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 20, 2021
Had a nice time with Capt Mark celebrating my twin brothers 60th Birthday Great location for the boat near Portsmouth, NH...
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Bill R.
Cranston, Rhode Island
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Full Day Trip With Captain Mark and Charter Doctor

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 6, 2021
I did a full day trip with my 2 sons (15 and 16 yrs old) and my father. We had a fantastic trip with Captain Mark and Paul....
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William P.
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Full day successful trip w/Captain Mark

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 11, 2021
Great day on the water with Captain Mark & Paul. Both were extremely knowledgeable & helpful. Marked several tuna throughout...
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FAQs about The Charter Doctor

The Charter Doctor offers the following trip to customers:
  • $1,600 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
  • Radar

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