Come visit Polaris Charters and enjoy a fun fishing trip on the inshore and offshore waters as well as rivers of Newburyport, Massachusetts. Captain Jim Lynch is a cordial and experienced angler who’ll do his best to put you on the fish and make your time on the water the best possible. Join him and create lovely memories on the gorgeous waters of Newburyport!

Your journey starts on a 21’ Parker center console that can carry up to 4 anglers. It’s powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine and uses all the modern GPS, fishfinder, and radio technology that will help you reach the fish safely and quickly. If needed, there’s a portable toilet you can use, and there’s also a livewell to supply you with live bait.

The area’s rich waters offer you a great choice of fish you can chase. There are various types of Shark, Haddock, Striped Bass, Cod, Bluefish, Lobster, as well as Pollock. To attract them, you’ll be bottom and deep sea fishing, trolling, and spinning, all using light tackle. You can keep the fish you catch and you’re welcome to bring kids on your trip.

Captain Jim will take care of all the fishing tackle, lures, and live bait, as well as fishing licenses and drinks. Also, he can clean and fillet your catch for free. You should only bring some snacks for your trip.

Come aboard and enjoy a terrific day on the water together with Polaris Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip—Shark/Bottom Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31 (Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    $1,000
    You'll head out to Jeffreys to load up on some Haddock, Cusk, and Pollock. While bottom fishing, you and the captain will chum the waters and throw out Shark bait and see if you can get something big to bite! On your way in, you can check some Lobster traps and the captain will send you home with an extra treat!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Striper
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Aug 31 (Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    $800
    Start at 6:00 a.m., you and Captain Jim will head out of the river to fetch your own live bait and then bring it back to Striper fishing grounds. Then you'll go after Bass with the option of checking some Lobster reaps at the end of the trip, if you would like to do so.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Striper (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Aug 31 (Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    $500
    You and the captain start out by heading out of the river to catch your own bait and will then bring it back to Striper fishing grounds and go fishing for some Bass. If you would like to, you can also check some Lobster reaps at the end of the day!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Striper (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Aug 31 (Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    $500
    Your trip starts by traveling out of the river to catch live bait. You and the captain will then bring it to Striper fishing grounds and try to catch Bass. At the end of the day, you can also go and check Lobster reaps on our way back if you want to!
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About the Captain

Jim Lynch
Newburyport, Massachusetts, United States
7 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since April 2021
Join Captain Jim on the beautiful and productive waters around Newburyport and have a great time catching fish!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Cod Cod
Haddock Haddock

Lobster Lobster
Pollock Pollock
Shark (Blue) Blue Shark
Shark (Mako) Mako Shark

Shark (Porbeagle) Porbeagle Shark
Shark (Thresher) Thresher Shark

Boat Specs

Parker (Center console) originally built in 2013. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
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
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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Jim knows where the big ones are!
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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
86%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Wayne S.
Goose Creek, SC
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Half day afternoon trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Striper (PM) on August 18, 2021
My son, 7 year old grandson and 4 year old granddaughter took an afternoon trip on 8/18/21. Had to hunt a bit for fish but...
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Rolf N.
Acton, MA
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Jim knows where the big ones are!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Striper (PM) on August 8, 2021
Great half day trip. We caught about 10 strippers including a 27, 32, 38 and 41 inch striped bass. Our largest pictured weighed...
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Douglas G.
Loveland, CO
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Half day with Captain Jim

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Striper (AM) on July 22, 2021
We had a great day on the water and Jim was a true professional. We would highly recommend this charter.
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Matthew M.
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Half day trip with Captain Jim

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Striper (PM) on August 25, 2021
We caught mackeral at the Isle of Sholes, and then fished for sea bass. It was an awesome trip! We highly recommend Polaris...
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Mary O.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   August 1, 2021
The charter operator canceled 1 days prior to the trip date. This is an automated posting
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FAQs about Polaris Charters

Polaris Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip – Striper (AM) (5 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip – Striper (PM) (5 hours)
  • $800 per group - Full Day Trip – Striper (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip—Shark/Bottom Fishing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Polaris Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Polaris Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Polaris Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Polaris Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Polaris Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Cod
  • Haddock
  • Lobster
  • Pollock
  • Shark (Blue)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Shark (Porbeagle)
  • Shark (Thresher)