Richard J Sportfishing

The Richard J Sportfishing crew lives for fishing and they do everything they can to put meat on the deck and fillets in the cooler. Join Captain Chris and his team for an unforgettable day on the water. The trips are available year round, so the action never stops. Whether you’re an avid angler or a beginner, you should come and catch your slice of trophy.

Everything starts with a clean and safe boat and Capt. Chris takes this to the next level. It’s a 36’ H&H vessel that accommodates up to 6 guests. The boat is, and will always be, kept in mint condition. Trained by professionals, the crew does all engine maintenance and services themselves. They know that each and every screw is tight and the fluids are fresh and correctly leveled. The engine is always meticulously gone over with a fine tooth comb. The crew jokingly says that Capt. Chris likes Diesel engines more than fishing!

Richard J has the biggest marine air conditioner available that also doubles as a heater, so the “climate controlled” cabin is something many other charter boats don’t provide.  The boat has a large booth with a table on the port side behind the co-pilots chair.  The co-pilots chair swivels 360 degrees so everyone can sit around the table.  You can also use beanbags to rest on for the ride home.

There are two types of trips, depending on what you want to catch. You can either go bottom fishing for Haddock or deep sea fishing for Bluefin Tuna. Departure times are flexible and weather and slack tide times are always kept in mind.

The first mate will fillet all your fish and prep them for your freezer. All fishing equipment and licenses are included in the price.

Join Richard J Sportfishing and start the adventure of a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8-10 Hour Trip – Bluefin Tuna
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Nov 1 (Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun)
    $1,600
    The fishing grounds are Stellwagon bank, Jefferies Ledge, and Cape Cod bay. Usually it takes about an hour and 45 minutes ride to the grounds. Sometimes the fish come in closer. No one can guarantee Tuna, so If you don't catch a fish, the crew offers a 33% discount on the next trip. All fish over 73” must be sold by law, but if it is under 73” then you'll be able to keep it and you can fill up your fridge for weeks
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About the Captain

Chris Petracca
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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4 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since April 2021
Captain Chris is an avid fisherman with years of experience. He's very proud of his boat and takes great care of him. There's no amazing trip without a safe and clean boat first.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Haddock Haddock
Tuna (Bluefin) Bluefin Tuna

Boat Specs

H&H (Downeast) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 610HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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

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Customer Reviews

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Boston, MA
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3 hour Lobster catching tour

VERIFIED   Lobster tour on June 15, 2021
We took a private tour to learn how to catch lobster! Chris and Pat were great to hang out with, they shared a lot of knowledge...
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Russ H.
Wayland, MA
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Great day!!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Haddock on April 24, 2021
Capt. Chris and mate Pat were a perfect team.  They were knowledgeable, enthusiastic and all around great guys.  Best of...
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Liberty, MO
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Half day trip pulling Lobster

VERIFIED   Lobster tour on July 1, 2021
Great trip! Great crew! Loved everything about it.
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Evan B.
Chicopee, MA
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Fishing with Chris

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Haddock on June 12, 2021
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FAQs about Richard J Sportfishing

Richard J Sportfishing offers the following trip to customers:
  • $1,600 per group - 8-10 Hour Trip – Bluefin Tuna (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Richard J Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Richard J Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Tip )
  • Fishing License

Richard J Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Richard J Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Richard J Sportfishing include:
  • Haddock
  • Tuna (Bluefin)