Welcome to the charming community of Orleans, Massachusetts, where you can relax on beautiful sandy beaches and do some fishing in local flats or set out onto the open ocean. When you’re in the neighborhood, contact Above Board Sportfishing Charters and they’ll set you up with a memorable fishing trip. Highly experienced Captain Jason Hayes will take good take care of you and he’ll show you all the tricks to bring out the best angler in you.
Explore the local fisheries on Above Board, a 1995 40’ Pettegrow custom Carolina Sportfish powered by twin Cummins engines. Above Board can accommodate groups of up to 6 guests. There are several amenities for the optimal fishing experience – you can lounge on a flybridge and target your fish from a fighting chair.
This charter covers nearshore and offshore areas along with the local flats. The action is slow in colder months so your best chances for good fishing are from May until November. You can target several types of Shark, Striped Bass, feisty Bluefin Tuna, and yummy Black Seabass when the season hits. A variety of fishing techniques are at your disposal like trolling, bottom fishing, and even kite fishing, with light and heavy tackle provided.
Families will be glad to know that children are welcome. And you don’t have to worry much about preparation, as the necessary fishing gear, lures, and bait will be waiting for you on board. What’s more, the charter covers your Massachusetts fishing license. Just bring some snacks and drinks aboard. Don’t worry, there’s a toilet on board. There’s also a first mate for additional help, and you get to keep your catch if you get lucky!
Swing by Orleans Massachusetts and book a memorable fishing trip with Above Board Sportfishing Charters!
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
About the Charter Operator
About this listing
40’ Pettegrow (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1995, and restored in 2022. Powered by 2 540HP Cummins qsc 540 h/o engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.
Types of Fishing
Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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.
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:
Orleans Fishing Calendar
FAQs about Above Board Sportfishing
- $950 per group - Half Day Trip – Bass/Bluefish (4 hours)
- $1,300 per group - Full Day Trip – Bass/Bluefish (8 hours)
- $2,500 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Giant Bluefin Tuna (12 hours)
- $5,500 per day per group - 23 Hour Trip – Offshore Canyon (23 hours)
- Air Conditioning
- Fighting Chair
- Live Bait Well
- Multimedia System
- Tuna Tubes
- Ice Box
- Rods, reels & tackle (All newer top notch tackle)
- Live Bait (For more experienced crew)
- Catch cleaning & filleting (Mate takes care of your fish so you dont have to)
- First Mate
- Fishing License (Included)
- Inshore Fishing (Bluefish,flounder,black seabass)
- Nearshore Fishing (Tuna,bluefish,striped bass)
- Offshore Fishing (New this year we offer full day canyon charters)
- Flats Fishing
- Light Tackle
- Heavy Tackle (Offered for bluefin tuna , marlin, yellowfin tuna)
- Bottom Fishing
- Trolling (Bass,bluefish,tuna,pelagic species)
- Fly Fishing
- Drift Fishing
- Kite Fishing
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Bass (Striped)
- Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
- Marlin (Blue)
- Marlin (White)
- Seabass (Black)
- Shark (Porbeagle)
- Shark (Thresher)
- Tuna (Bluefin)
- Tuna (Yellowfin)