30 Line Sportfishing aims to show you a memorable time on the water. Captain Frank offers a wide variety of charter options that range from striped bass in the bay to offshore tuna.

In the spring, we target Striped Bass in the Raritan Bay. These trips are action-packed and you’re just about guaranteed to bring home dinner! During the late spring and summer months, we target Seabass, Fluke, Tuna, Mahi, sharks, Blackfish, and whatever else you would like to fish for out of Ocean City, NJ starting in June.

Your fishing adventure starts on our 33’ Hydra-Sport Sportfisher. This boat is outfitted with twin 2023 Suzuki 300 hp motors, a full cabin with a stand up head, and galley. This boat was purpose built for offshore fishing. This boat is capable of overnight canyon trips for tuna and swordfish.

30 Line Sportfishing uses all top-notch gear and tackle to provide you with the ultimate angling experience. Your trip will include all the necessary fishing licenses for the day. We are a professional and friendly crew, and have the ability to coach the newest of anglers. Your catch of the day will be filleted and bagged for your convenience. Gratuity for the mate is always greatly appreciated.

Time limits for all trips are approximate. We love having fun out on the water just as much as you do. If the fish are biting and the crew is having a good time, were not too strict with coming back exactly when the trip is “over”. Well gladly stay out if the time runs over if the crew is having fun and we don’t have to be back right away for another trip.

30 Line Sportfishing hopes to see you out on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Backbay AM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 1
    US $400
    A great fishing option for the whole family! You and your crew will be bottom fishing in the bay for whatever is in season. Some of the species targeted will include Fluke, Triggerfish, Weakfish, Striped bass, and others. (Hours may be altered upon request)
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Backbay PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 1
    US $400
    A great fishing option for the whole family! You and your crew will be bottom fishing in the bay for whatever is in season. Some of the species targeted will include Fluke, Triggerfish, Weakfish, Striped bass, and others. (Hours may be altered upon request)
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Backbay AM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 1
    US $500
    A great fishing option for the whole family! You and your crew will be bottom fishing in the bay for whatever is in season. Some of the species targeted will include Fluke, Triggerfish, Weakfish, Striped bass, and others. (Hours may be altered upon request)
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Backbay PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 1
    US $500
    A great fishing option for the whole family! You and your crew will be bottom fishing in the bay for whatever is in season. Some of the species targeted will include Fluke, Triggerfish, Weakfish, Striped bass, and others. (Hours may be altered upon request)
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Ocean Trip AM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Dec 1
    US $600
    A great fishing option for the whole family! You and your crew will be bottom fishing for whatever is in season. Some of the species targeted will include Blackfish, Seabass, ling, Porgy, Fluke, Triggerfish, Weakfish, and others.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Ocean Trip PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Dec 1
    US $600
    A great fishing option for the whole family! You and your crew will be bottom fishing for whatever is in season. Some of the species targeted will include Blackfish, Seabass, ling, Porgy, Fluke, Triggerfish, Weakfish, and others.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Backbay AM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 1
    US $600
    A great fishing option for the whole family! You and your crew will be bottom fishing in the bay for whatever is in season. Some of the species targeted will include Fluke, Triggerfish, Weakfish, Striped bass, and others. (Hours may be altered upon request)
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Backbay PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 1
    US $600
    A great fishing option for the whole family! You and your crew will be bottom fishing in the bay for whatever is in season. Some of the species targeted will include Fluke, Triggerfish, Weakfish, Striped bass, and others. (Hours may be altered upon request)
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Ocean Trip AM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Dec 1
    US $700
    A great fishing option for the whole family! You and your crew will be bottom fishing for whatever is in season. Some of the species targeted will include Blackfish, Seabass, ling, Porgy, Fluke, Triggerfish, Weakfish, and others.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Ocean Trip PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Dec 1
    US $700
    A great fishing option for the whole family! You and your crew will be bottom fishing for whatever is in season. Some of the species targeted will include Blackfish, Seabass, ling, Porgy, Fluke, Triggerfish, Weakfish, and others.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Backbay AM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 1
    US $700
    A great fishing option for the whole family! You and your crew will be bottom fishing in the bay for whatever is in season. Some of the species targeted will include Fluke, Triggerfish, Weakfish, Striped bass, and others. (Hours may be altered upon request)
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Backbay PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    US $700
    A great fishing option for the whole family! You and your crew will be bottom fishing in the bay for whatever is in season. Some of the species targeted will include Fluke, Triggerfish, Weakfish, Striped bass, and others. (Hours may be altered upon request)
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Ocean Trip AM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Dec 1
    US $800
    A great fishing option for the whole family! You and your crew will be bottom fishing for whatever is in season. Some of the species targeted will include Blackfish, Seabass, ling, Porgy, Fluke, Triggerfish, Weakfish, and others.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Ocean Trip PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Dec 1
    US $800
    A great fishing option for the whole family! You and your crew will be bottom fishing for whatever is in season. Some of the species targeted will include Blackfish, Seabass, ling, Porgy, Fluke, Triggerfish, Weakfish, and others.
  • Private trip
    Raritan Bay Striped Bass AM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - May 30
    US $900
    Fishing for Striped Bass in the Raritan Bay and around Sandy Hook. Great trip for the family and kids. Most of the fishing is done a short boat ride from the dock in the Raritan. You and the captain will depart at 7:00 a.m. and return to the dock at 12:00 p.m.
  • Private trip
    Raritan Bay Striped Bass PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - May 30
    US $900
    You and your crew will be fishing in the Raritan Bay and around Sandy Hook for Striped Bass. The trip is excellent for the family and kids. You'll mainly be fishing a short ride from the dock in the Raritan. You can also start this trip at 6:00 p.m. and enjoy the lovely evening on the water.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Ocean Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 1
    US $1,000
    A great fishing option for the whole family! You and your crew will be bottom fishing for whatever is in season. Some of the species targeted will include Blackfish, Seabass, ling, Porgy, Fluke, Triggerfish, Weakfish, and others.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Ocean Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Dec 1
    US $1,200
    A great fishing option for the whole family! You and your crew will be bottom fishing for whatever is in season. Some of the species targeted will include Blackfish, Seabass, ling, Porgy, Fluke, Triggerfish, Weakfish, and others.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Inshore Mahi
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 1
    US $1,800
    On this trip, you'll be fishing anywhere from 10-30 miles offshore. This trip targets Mahi, sea bass, and shark. Dearture time will be decided based on the trip.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Shark (Thresher)
    Thresher Shark
  • Private trip
    Tuna/Mahi Canyon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    16 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    US $3,000
    This is an all-day trip on our 33’ Hydra-Sport Sportfisher. This vessel has amenities that provide an excellent experience (bunk, galley, full head). Depending on the fishery at the time, we will spend the day trolling, chunking, casting lures, and jigging. We will be targeting tuna, marlin, mahi mahi, swordfish, and tilefish. Prepare to be out for approximately 16 hours. Departure time TBD.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Tuna (Bluefin)
    Bluefin Tuna
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
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Customer reviews

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Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
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Experience
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VERIFIED   Raritan Bay Striped Bass PM on May 24, 2023
It is a great trip, we catch bunkers first and use them as live bait for blues and stripers, I got my first blue with a great...
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Good trip. Recommend !

VERIFIED   8 Hour Shark/Midshore on June 10, 2023
This is my second trip fishing with Frank, he is great and hard working, he bring a big box of small fishes for shark fishing....
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Mayya M.
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Ocean Trip AM on April 1, 2024
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Joey M.
Wayne, NJ
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VERIFIED   Raritan Bay Striped Bass AM on June 24, 2023
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Ocean Trip AM on May 19, 2022
Capt Frank and the 1st mate was on time and accommodating. The weather was cold and rainy,but he allowed us to wait out the...
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FAQs about 30 Line Sportfishing

30 Line Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $400 per group - 3 Hour Backbay AM (3 hours)
  • US $400 per group - 3 Hour Backbay PM (3 hours)
  • US $500 per group - 4 Hour Backbay AM (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group - 4 Hour Backbay PM (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group - 4 Hour Ocean Trip AM (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group - 4 Hour Ocean Trip PM (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group - 5 Hour Backbay AM (5 hours)
  • US $600 per group - 5 Hour Backbay PM (5 hours)
  • US $700 per group - 5 Hour Ocean Trip AM (5 hours)
  • US $700 per group - 5 Hour Ocean Trip PM (5 hours)
  • US $700 per group - 6 Hour Backbay AM (6 hours)
  • US $700 per group - 6 Hour Backbay PM (6 hours)
  • US $800 per group - 6 Hour Ocean Trip AM (6 hours)
  • US $800 per group - 6 Hour Ocean Trip PM (6 hours)
  • US $900 per group - Raritan Bay Striped Bass AM (6 hours)
  • US $900 per group - Raritan Bay Striped Bass PM (6 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - 8 Hour Ocean Trip (8 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group - 10 Hour Ocean Trip (10 hours)
  • US $1,800 per group - Full Day Inshore Mahi (10 hours)
  • US $3,000 per group - Tuna/Mahi Canyon (16 hours)

When you book a trip with 30 Line Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with 30 Line Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

30 Line Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

30 Line Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with 30 Line Sportfishing include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Scup (Porgy)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Shark (Thresher)
  • Tautog
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)

Meet the Captain

Frank Cicalese
Ocean City, New Jersey, United States
ID & license verified
18 Customer reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since November 2021
Captain Frank has been an avid fisherman his entire life and has years of experience in the fishing industry! He has a passion for catching fish and seeing others catch fish. 30 Line Sportfishingprovides a professional and friendly crew with the ability to coach the newest of anglers. They are family-friendly and offer a great experience for all anglers!

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Hydrasport (Sportfishing) originally built in 2001, and restored in 2023. Powered by 2 300HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

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 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Ocean City to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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