Toby Ann Charters runs angling trips out of Gloucester and offers to show you what the local fishery is all about.

Capt. Brian is here to get you on some fish, and to make sure you have fun doing it. You’ll be using techniques like bottom fishing, trolling, jigging, and spinning, depending on what you’re going after. As part of their 3 to 12-hour trips, you can target species like Haddock, Tuna, Bass, and Cod, depending on the current season and weather conditions.

Your boat for the day will be a 36’ Calvin Beal that fits up to 6 anglers at any one time. The boat comes with an ice box. The price of your trip includes all the rods, reels, and terminal tackle you’ll need for a productive day on the water. Your trip will include all the necessary fishing licenses for the day. You’re welcome to keep all legal species caught during the trip.

This is a children-friendly charter, so you’re welcome to bring your kids on for a fun fishing adventure.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Toby Ann Charters.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $400
    This trip is designed for those that want to stay close to shore but still want the fishing experience. Perfect for new anglers and/or families, this trip can be adapted to fit the needs and interests of your group.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Haddock
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $650
    Explore the Gulf of Maine in search of Haddock and other groundfish such as Cod, Pollock, and Redfish. The trip is suitable for all abilities – this is a great introductory trip for beginners! Morning or afternoon trips are available. Departure time is flexible.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Striped Bass
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $650
    Join us for 4 hours as we catch striped bass in Ipswich Bay and Gulf of Maine. Morning or afternoon trips available. Departure times flexible.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Striped Bass
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $850
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Striped Bass
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $1,050
    Spend the day in Ipswich Bay and the Gulf of Maine targeting striped bass.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Bluefin Tuna
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $1,450
    Exploring Gulf of Maine for bluefin tuna.
  • Private trip
    Bluefin Tuna Marathon Day
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $1,750
    Spend 12+ hours on the water fishing for Bluefin Tuna!
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About the Captain

Brian Higgins
Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
13 Customer reviews
Response time 8 hours
Member since August 2021
Captain Brian Higgins is a passionate angler who looks forward to showing you a fun day out on the water.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Cod Cod
Haddock Haddock
Tuna (Bluefin) Bluefin Tuna

Boat specs

Calvin Beal (Downeast) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 375HP John Deere engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 12 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 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 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

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
PayPal
Checks

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 13 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (11)
Spent 7 hours with captain Brian ! Great guy and a great fisherman I\u2019ll go with him any day
Spent 7 hours with captain Brian ! Great guy and a great fisherman I\u2019ll go with him any day
Spent 7 hours with captain Brian ! Great guy and a great fisherman I\u2019ll go with him any day
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Wayne W.
Geneva, NY
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Best Ever

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Striped Bass on August 15, 2022
We’ve been on several fishing charters out of Gloucester and elsewhere.  We’ve always had fun, but this half-day trip...
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Adam R.
Vernon, VT
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Captain Brian is the best!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Striped Bass on September 17, 2022
Captain Brian is hands the down the best. He was extremely enjoyable and knowledgeable about all things fishing and Gloucester....
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Jen M.
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip with Captain Brian

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Striped Bass on August 14, 2022
We went out for my sons birthday today and it was everything we could have hoped for and more! Captain Brian was nothing short...
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Anthony M.
Valatie, New York
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day Trip with Captain Brian

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Inshore on August 12, 2022
Fun morning of fishing in the Gloucester Bay Area. Had my 7 yo son and his 6 yo cousin, my dad and brother. Caught Mackerels...
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Travis P.
Leominster, MA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day of Striper with Captain Brian

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Striped Bass on August 21, 2022
Captain Brian did a fantastic job of keeping us on Striper all day long. Plenty of fish and strong keepers to meet the bag...
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FAQs about Toby Ann Charters

Toby Ann Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Inshore (3 hours)
  • $650 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Haddock (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Striped Bass (4 hours)
  • $850 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Striped Bass (6 hours)
  • $1,050 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Striped Bass (8 hours)
  • $1,450 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Bluefin Tuna (10 hours)
  • $1,750 per group - Bluefin Tuna Marathon Day (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Toby Ann Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Toby Ann Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Toby Ann Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Toby Ann Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Toby Ann Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Cod
  • Haddock
  • Tuna (Bluefin)