Tippin' Scales Charters

Tippin’ Scales Charters believes that a fishing trip with family and friends creates memories that last a lifetime. With the customer experience at the foundation, this crew goes to great lengths to provide a successful, safe, and comfortable trip out of Montauk, New York. Have a special need or request? No problem. Captain Patrick Gallagher can customize your fishing experience for your specific needs. From first-time anglers to experienced regulars, the captain looks forward to guiding your group and putting you in the best possible position to catch fish. Reach out and let him know what he can do to get you fishing!

The captain’s restored 30’ Aquasport 275 Express Tournament Edition walkaround has a 10’ beam providing a stable fishing platform. A full-size bathroom creates the extra privacy needed for women and children. There’s also a kitchen and a bed you can use.

The boat runs on twin 225 HP Mercury engines and uses full-featured navigation technology to put you on the fish quickly and safely. It’s equipped with outriggers and a livewell and features a refrigerator and an ice-box. A first mate will also join your trip and provide any help you may need.

You’ll target Striped Bass, Fluke, Black Seabass, Porgy, Bluefish, and Tautog. Shark and Tuna trips are available upon request. To reel in your prey, you’ll use both light and heavy tackle and you can try out bottom fishing, deep sea fishing, spinning, jigging, drift fishing, and Flounder gigging. If you want to, you can keep your catch. Kids are welcome to come aboard, so feel free to bring them along and create a lovely family atmosphere on the boat.

Every trip includes the best tackle, bait, ice, and fish cleaning services. Captain Patrick also takes care of licenses, so the only things left for you to bring are whatever food and drinks you like.

Come join Tippin’ Scales Charters and have a fishing trip to remember!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Tuna Charter
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Oct 15 (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $1,400
    On Tuna charters, you're going 10 to 40 miles nearshore following the migration of Bluefin Tuna. You and the crew will be using a variety of tactics to get that bite from trolling, jigging, and live line Bluefish and Squid or chunking Mackerel and butterfish.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Shark Charter
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Sep 15 (Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $1,200
    Looking for that big game fishing adrenaline rush fighting these apex predators? Join this 8-hour charter fishing 5-30 miles out looking for highly sought-after Mako and Thresher Shark. You'll most certainly be catching plenty of Blue Shark, Dusky, and Porbeagle also in the process sitting in the slick for plenty of action. Some trips are pure insanity with a dozen or more sharks being caught during the charter.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Striped Bass (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 20 - Oct 15 (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $850
    If you're looking for that epic trophy Striped Bass trip to the world-renowned Montauk or Block Island Bass grounds, this is the trip for you! Tippin' Scales Charters is known for that trophy Bass live eel fishing experience that puts you onto monster Striper ranging from 30, 40, and 50+ pounders! Look at some of the charter's pictures, they speak for themselves.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Fall Blackfish (Tog)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 15 - Nov 15 (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $800
    This trip will see you fishing the struckture and rockpiles in the nearby waters from Montauk, Fisher's Island, and Block Island. You'll be chasing highly sought-after Tog using Asian and Green Crab. The trip starts at 7:00 a.m. and runs until 1:00 p.m.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Striped Bass (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Nov 1 (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $750
    This is a 6-hour Striped Bass Montauk fall run charter. You and the captain will be using multiple tactics to fish Striper off the famous Montauk Lighthouse. You'll use topwater poppers on bunker busting schools or bucktails and diamond jigs for fish holding lower in the water column.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip–Striper/Bluefish/Albie
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 20 - Nov 1 (Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $750
    Enjoy a beautiful and relaxing fishing trip and have fun chasing Striper, Bluefish, and False Albacore. You and the crew will start your trip at 6:30 a.m. and fish until about 12:30 p.m. The captain provides all the equipment, catch cleaning, as well as licenses!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Black Seabass / Porgy
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Oct 31 (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $700
    This is a 5-hour charter targeting a variety of bottom fish by jigging bucktails, Fluke rigs, and diamond jigs. You'll start out at 6:30 a.m. and have fun fishing until 11:30 a.m. All the gear, tackle, as well as bait are included!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Striper / Bottomfish
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Oct 31 (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $650
    Start out the trip by filling coolers with Fluke and jumbo Knotthead Seabass. Then hit the Bass grounds at the sunset for giant trophy Striper with live eels. You'll start your trip at 2:00 p.m. and return around 7:00 p.m.
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About the Captain

Patrick Gallagher
Montauk, New York, United States
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Member since August 2021
Captain Patrick runs action-packed and fun charters for the whole family out of Montauk, New York. Pay him a visit and have a memorable experience fishing in beautiful areas and chasing various prized fish!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Flounder Flounder
Lingcod Lingcod
Scup (Porgy) Scup (Porgy)

Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Shark (Blue) Blue Shark
Shark (Mako) Mako Shark
Shark (Thresher) Thresher Shark

Tautog Tautog
Tuna (Bluefin) Bluefin Tuna

Boat Specs

Aquasort (Walkaround) originally built in 2001, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 225HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
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 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 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 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Black Seabass / Porgy on September 25, 2021
Captain put us on some fish, had a few large sea bass and porgies, 1 keeper fluke.Good day overall.
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FAQs about Tippin' Scales Charters

Tippin' Scales Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $650 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Striper / Bottomfish (5 hours)
  • $700 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Black Seabass / Porgy (5 hours)
  • $750 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Striped Bass (AM) (6 hours)
  • $750 per group - 3/4 Day Trip–Striper/Bluefish/Albie (6 hours)
  • $800 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Fall Blackfish (Tog) (6 hours)
  • $850 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Striped Bass (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - Full Day Trip – Shark Charter (8 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - Full Day Trip – Tuna Charter (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Tippin' Scales Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Tippin' Scales Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (For certain trips a first mate will be needed)
  • Fishing License

Tippin' Scales Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Tippin' Scales Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle (Offshore Shark and Tuna)
  • Bottom Fishing (Jigging for a wide variety of saltwater species)
  • Spinning (Light tackle spinning for Striper)
  • Jigging (Jigging for Fluke, Porgy, Seabass)
  • Drift Fishing
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing (Shark and Tuna)

Top targeted fish species with Tippin' Scales Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Flounder
  • Lingcod
  • Scup (Porgy)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blue)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Shark (Thresher)
  • Tautog
  • Tuna (Bluefin)