When visiting the quaint community of Lakeside Marblehead, OH, be sure to take some photos of the local lighthouse, and of course, use the opportunity to do some fishing on Lake Erie. Chelsea Charters will gladly provide you with fishing trips so you can spend a fun day on the water. Their captains are highly experienced and they’ll do their best to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with you.

A single fishing trip can take groups of 6 guests or less. You’ll be gliding on lake waters on board a 30’ Island Hopper offshore sportfishing model from 1986, which was refurbished in 2013. During your fishing adventure, you can listen to some tunes on the onboard multimedia system. The boat can reach a top speed of 28 knots with its single QSB engine.

Chelsea Charters specializes in fishing on Lake Erie. Although you could fish all year round, your biggest chances of getting your catch are during the summer months and early fall. You can go after Yellow Perch, and delicious Walleye and Smallmouth Bass. When it comes to fishing techniques you can practice light tackle, trolling, spinning, and jigging.

Anglers should acquire their Ohio fishing license before they come aboard. However, you don’t have to worry about the fishing gear and lures, as they will be waiting. For your greater comfort, there’s an onboard bathroom available. If you get lucky you can keep your catch.

Have a wonderful day on the waters of Lake Erie, and while you’re at it get yourself a chance to bag some delicious fish. So contact Chelsea Charters and book yourself a trip.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Aug 31
    $720
    Let yourself explore the area before you do some fishing. That's why this 6-hour trip starts later during the day. We'll be covering the Erie Walley region, and depending on your catch we'll either cruise or be anchored.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $720
    This is an 8-hour trip, from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. or limit. We'll be covering the Erie Walleye area, and you have ample time to concentrate on the fish of your choice. After catching your limit, you are more than welcome to catch and release.
  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day – Walleye/Perch
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 8 - Oct 31
    $900
    This is a 10-hour trip that's best during fall when both Walleye and Perch bite very well. Usually, limits are pulled on both species on these trips making it a fun-filled day and some great table fare.
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About the Charter Operator

Chelsea Charters
Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
10 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2021
Growing up on Lake Erie all of our captains have over 80 years of local knowledge, and we want to share it with everybody. We specialize in Walleye, Perch, and Smallmouth Bass.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Perch (Yellow) Yellow Perch
Walleye Walleye

Boat specs

Island Hopper (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1986, and restored in 2013. Powered by a 330HP QSB 330 cummins diesel engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
Spacious private head
GPS
Garmin 4210
Fishfinder
Garmin 4210 wide-scan sonar
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Large ice box for fish

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Market price for soft craws and shiners
Lures

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 30 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

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Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Michelle P.
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3pm trip with Captain Thad

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (PM) on June 4, 2022
A very fun, cool and unique experience. We caught so many fish it was unbelievable! At one point, “no Exaggeration” we...
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Todd A.
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Outstanding Trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 28, 2022
Captain Thad was outstanding!  Let us participate more than just reeking in the fish!  Set lines, hooked fish and allowed...
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Peter S.
Landenberg, PA
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3/4 day with Thad

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (PM) on July 5, 2022
Awesome experience.  Spent the afternoon with Capt Thad, he put us on fish and we limited (walleye) in about 3hrs.  It was...
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Larry H.
Chicago, Illinois
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Well done

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 13, 2022
We fished pretty hard and fell 1 fish short of a limit. Captain Thad was great and never gave in. Fishing was tough and by...
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George S.
Trenton, OH
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Great day!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (PM) on July 19, 2022
Was our first trip out on Lake Erie for my wife, my 2 boys, and myself, and man what a day! Will definitely be back, and fishing...
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FAQs about Chelsea Charters

Chelsea Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $720 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (PM) (7 hours)
  • $720 per group - Full Day Trip (7 hours)
  • $900 per group - Extended Full Day – Walleye/Perch (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Chelsea Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Spacious private head
  • GPS Garmin 4210
  • Fishfinder Garmin 4210 wide-scan sonar
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box Large ice box for fish

Trips booked with Chelsea Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Market price for soft craws and shiners)
  • Lures

Chelsea Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Chelsea Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Chelsea Charters include:
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Walleye