Keyport Princess welcomes you for a fine day on the water in Keyport, New Jersey. Join Captain Victor Hartley inshore and nearshore and have fun searching reefs, flats, and wrecks for various fish species. The captain will take you to the best spots and do everything in his power to make your trip the best possible. Pick a day and have a great time fishing around Keyport!

You’ll start your trip on a 75’ Lydia commercial boat that can accommodate as many as 70 guests. Running on 200 HP Detroit engines along with comprehensive navigation electronics, the boat provides for an efficient and safe trip to the fish and back. It’s wheelchair-accessible, has got a toilet, and even features a first mate who’ll be there for any help you may need during your trip.

The fish you’ll target includes Black Seabass, Striped Bass, Flounder, Scup, as well as Bluefish. In order to attract your prey, you can use bottom and deep sea fishing, spinning, jigging, and drift fishing. You get to keep all the fish you catch.

Before you go, make sure to bring rods, reels, terminal tackle, bait, as well as food and drinks. Captain Victor will take care of fishing licenses, so there’s no need to worry about that. For some trips, fishing gear will also be included in the price.

Come visit Keyport and enjoy a lovely day of fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    4 Hour Trip – Magic Hour
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 15 (Tue, Thu)
    US $130
    Evening fishing for Fluke. A 4-hour trip great for families.
  • Shared trip
    Night Stripers
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 15 - Nov 26 (Fri, Sat)
    US $170
    Fishing for Striper at night.
  • Shared trip
    7 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 29 - Dec 2
    US $180
    Fishing for Fluke in the summer. Spring and fall fishing for Striper and Bluefish. A great trip for families.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Fluke
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 19 - Sep 19 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $1,000
    You and the captain will enjoy 4 hours of fishing for Fluke in Raritan Bay. For this trip, rods and bait will be included in the price. Bring your favorite snacks, drinks, arrive on time, and you'll be ready to start the fun.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Night Striper Fall
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Dec 15
    US $1,200
    You'll fish Striper using eels at night.
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Sep 27 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $1,300
    This is a great trip for families fishing for fluke in the Raritan Bay. A 20% is added on top of the total fare.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Dec 19
    US $2,700
    Starting at 7:00 a.m., you'll head out to fish for what is in season. Expect to encounter Fluke, Seabass, as well as Porgy. In the spring and fall, you can also target Striper. This trip comes with bait, rods, and fish cleaning. A 20% tip is added to the total price on the boat for the mates.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 44 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
78%
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Jason C.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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My first time striped bass fishing

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip on April 6, 2024
The captain was friendly and approachable. He answered all my questions online before the trip and on the boat.  The crew...
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Luis S.
Roselle Park, NJ
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip on August 4, 2023
It turned out to be a nice day for fishing. We were only 6 people so not crowded,  captain and helper very nice people. I...
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Sean S.
Hoboken, NJ
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip with Captain Ethan and Bruce

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on August 18, 2023
Captain Ethan and Deck Hand Bruce were great hosts and made sure we were in active fishing areas for the group to catch something....
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Greg W.
Philadelphia, PA
Excellent
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Half Day Trip w/ Captain Ethan

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on August 17, 2023
Our entire sales team had a great time w/ Captain Ethan and Mark.  Both were very helpful in making sure we all won.  I am...
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Jacob S.
Excellent
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Great boat, great captains!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on May 27, 2024
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FAQs about Keyport Princess

Keyport Princess offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $65 per person - 4 Hour Trip – Magic Hour (4 hours)
  • US $85 per person - Night Stripers (5 hours)
  • US $90 per person - 7 Hour Trip (7 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group, additional US $65 per person after 15 guests - Half Day Trip – Fluke (4 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group, additional US $100 per person after 10 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Night Striper Fall (6 hours)
  • US $1,300 per group, additional US $65 per person after 20 guests - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • US $2,700 per group, additional US $90 per person after 25 guests - Full Day Trip (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Keyport Princess, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar

Trips booked with Keyport Princess include:
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Keyport Princess offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Keyport Princess offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Keyport Princess include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Scup (Porgy)
  • Seabass (Black)

Meet the Captain

Victor Hartley
Keyport, New Jersey, United States
4 Fishing Reports
45 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2021
Join Captain Victor for a lovely fishing experience out of Keyport, New Jersey and have lots of fun trying to make a big catch!

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Scup (Porgy) Scup (Porgy)

Boat specs

Lydia (Headboat) originally built in 1973. Powered by 2 200HP Detroit engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 11 knots.

Length
75 ft
Capacity
70 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Radar

Trip includes

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.
You Keep Catch
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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