Whether you are looking to do some all-day fishing or you just want to go out for a few hours of fun on the water, Silly Willy Charters has got you covered. With options ranging from 4 to 8 hours with bay and ocean options, there is surely a trip to meet your needs. Captain Erik Sigtermans provides all the gear and bait is provided. All you need to bring is food, drinks, licenses, and appropriate clothing. Visit the captain in Atlantic City, New Jersey and have a fishing trip you won’t soon forget!

Captain Erik offers a wide variety of charter trips that target a large majority of native and migratory fish in both the bay and out in the ocean, which appeals to beginner and advanced anglers alike. Using many different techniques, you will be targeting Mahi, Black Seabass, Tiger Shark, Tautog, Flounder, and Striped Bass. If you decide to keep your catch, the captain can clean it and fillet it for you at the end of the trip.

The boat you will use is a 24’ Hydra-Sports Sea Horse center console that can fit 4 guests. It is equipped with more than the required amount of safety gear, a private bathroom, 200 HP engine, radar, Minnkota trolling motor (which makes wreck fishing quick and easy), satellite communications, a radio, and all of the fishing equipment you will need for your trip. The hull of the boat is in a deep V shape, which ensures that the ride stays smooth even if the weather becomes unfair.

Bring your whole family aboard and make wonderful fishing memories with Silly Willy Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bay (11:30AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 2 - Sep 1 (Sat, Sun)
    $450
    Drifting jigging bucktails and other lures in the bay. You will mainly be targeting summer Flounder but will also have a shot at Weakfish, Bluefish, and Striper. The trip starts at 11:30 a.m. and includes all the equipment and catch cleaning.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bay (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 2 - Sep 1 (Sat, Sun)
    $450
    Drifting jigging bucktails and other lures in the bay. You will mainly be targeting summer Flounder but will also have a shot at Weakfish, Bluefish, and Striper. The trip starts at 6:30 a.m. and includes all the equipment and catch cleaning.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bay (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 2 - Sep 1
    $450
    Enjoy 4 hours fishing in the bay by drifting jigging bucktails and other lures. You and the captain will mostly chase summer Flounder but will also have a go at Bluefish, Weakfish, and Striper. You leave the dock at 4:30 p.m. and get back at 8:30 p.m.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Sharking (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 10 - Oct 1 (Sat, Sun)
    $450
    You and the captain will be fishing a couple of miles off the coast for Brown, Tiger, and any other Shark that's hungry. Bring your licenses, snacks, and drinks. The captain provides all the fishing tackle, bait, and will clean your catch when the trip is over.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Sharking (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 10 - Oct 1
    $450
    Head out a couple of miles off the coast and have an exciting afternoon chasing Brown, Tiger, and any other Shark species that is hungry. You and the captain will leave at 4:30 p.m. and spend 4 hours on the water. Bring nothing but fishing licenses, snacks, and drinks.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Fall Striper
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 13 - Dec 31 (Sat, Sun)
    $700
    You and Captain Erik will be heading north trolling or jigging within 3 miles off the coast for migratory Striped Bass. As the captain covers you for all the fishing tackle, bait, as well as catch cleaning, you should only bring your snacks, drinks, and licenses.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Reef/Wreck
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Dec 31 (Sat, Sun)
    $700
    You will be fishing the many wrecks and reefs within 15 miles off the New Jersey coast. Your targets will be Flounder, Seabass, Tog, and anything else lurking down in the deep. Dress appropriately, bring your fishing licenses, and pack any snacks and drinks you like.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Fall Striper
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 13 - Dec 31 (Sat, Sun)
    $850
    Leaving the dock at 6:00 a.m., you and Captain Erik will be heading north to troll or jig within 3 miles off the New Jersey coast for migratory Striped Bass. Bring snacks, drinks, fishing licenses, and dress according to the weather.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Reef/Wreck
    Just booked! Last booked: 9 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Dec 31 (Sat, Sun)
    $850
    Have a great time traveling up to 30 miles off the New Jersey coast and explore fish-rich wrecks and reefs. You will go after Black Seabass, Tautog, Flounder, as well as any other species lurking down in the deep. The trip starts at 6:00 a.m. and lasts for 8 hours.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Inshore Mahi (MAX 3)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 20 - Sep 30 (Sat, Sun)
    $1,000
    On this trip, you will be using light or medium tackle to target Mahi Mahi on the Lobster pots and other floating structures within 30 miles off the coast. As always, Captain Erik provides all the rods, reels, tackle, live, bait, lures, as well as fish cleaning and filleting.
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About the Captain

Erik Sigtermans
Absecon, New Jersey, United States
ID & License verified
12 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2021
Captain Erik welcomes you to New Jersey and invites you to join him inshore as well as offshore for a fun-packed fishing adventure out of Atlantic City.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass

Boat specs

Hydra Sports (Center console) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 200HP Johnson engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days 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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid unnecessary hassle with carrying extra cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (11)
37 inch ribbon fish
Great experience
Great experience
+8
Angler Rating
12
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Colleen C.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Thank You Silly Willy"

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bay (11:30AM) on May 28, 2022
This trip was a surprise for my boyfriend for our 4 year anniversary. Captain Erik made the entire process easy and stress...
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Howard B.
Swedesboro, NJ
Excellent
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Excellent
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Crew
Excellent
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4 hour Evening on the Bay

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bay (PM) on July 23, 2022
My wife and I spent a great evening on the bay with Captain Erik. My wife landed 2 keeper flounder which Captain Erik filleted...
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Liam C.
Milton, MA
Excellent
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Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6 hour trip flounder with Erik

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip – Reef/Wreck on September 11, 2022
Erik went above and beyond with our experience. I’d highly recommend!
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Delane W.
Marlton, New Jersey
Excellent
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Experience:
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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430-830 pm Bay

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bay (PM) on June 20, 2022
The trip was amazing and we had a great time! Erik was awesome and we had great conversation the whole time. We would definitely...
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Teresa L.
Loma Linda, MO
Excellent
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Great experience

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bay (PM) on August 19, 2022
Would absolutely recommend. We were even able to bring our very well behaved dog since we stayed in the bay area. Totally worth...
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FAQs about Silly Willy Charters

Silly Willy Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bay (11:30AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bay (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bay (PM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Sharking (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Sharking (PM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Fall Striper (6 hours)
  • $700 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Reef/Wreck (6 hours)
  • $850 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Fall Striper (8 hours)
  • $850 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Reef/Wreck (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Inshore Mahi (MAX 3) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Silly Willy Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Silly Willy Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Silly Willy Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Silly Willy Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Silly Willy Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Tiger)
  • Tautog