Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly

Sandy Hook Charters welcomes you aboard and invites you to embark on an unforgettable and private fishing adventure. Our goal is to make sure your charter has fun while catching fish – pretty simple, right? Departing from Leonardo Marina, you can fish Raritan Bay, Sandy Hook Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean. Join us for a great private fishing trip in New Jersey!

We just repowered a safe and fast fishing machine Everglades 290. This 29’ center console can fit 6 guests and has the latest gear, tackle, and electronics to put your crew on the fish. It uses twin 225 HP Honda engines and outriggers and features an ice-box and a livewell. Of course, the boat is equipped with all the coast guard safety gear and also has an enclosed bathroom.

Our Striped Bass fishery is amazing. Striped Bass have two great seasons- spring and fall. This usually means April until June and then again from October until December.  We use mojos, parker spoons, swim shads, Nomad Vibes, topwater plugs, live bait – anything it takes to catch your fish of a lifetime.

Summer Flounder (a great fish to target with the kids) gets going from June until September. We provide the bucktails and gulp or fresh bait to put the doormats in your cooler.

Black Seabass and Blackfish are prolific in our area and are so good to eat. We will get you on the “good bottom” so you can fill the cooler with these tasty fish. We also catch Cod, Porgy, and Triggerfish on these trips.

Sandy Hook Charters will provide you with all the rods, reels, tackle, and bait. You just bring your food and drinks. If you decide to keep your catch, our crew can clean it and bag it for you. A 20 percent tip is customary if you are satisfied.

Book your adventure and come and make a fishing memory!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Striper - 2 anglers
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jun 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    US $440
    We know it's tough to get 6 people together, so we created a trip strictly For 2 anglers. If we are able, we can change the departure time to suit your needs. We provide everything but feel free to bring your own tackle if you like. Each additional angler is 110/ea
  • Private trip
    Afternoon Striper Hunt- 2 anglers
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jun 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    US $440
    2 Anglers- 440 dollars. Private Boat. We will get you on the grounds quickly and safely. Targeting trophy Striped Bass we will do whatever it takes to put you on the fish. Additional anglers 110/ea. This trip wirks when you cant get 6 guys schedules to work lol.
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
  • Private trip
    Half day Blackfish
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Apr 30
    US $600
    April 1st Blackfish opens!! We will put you and your crew on the good bottom so you can catch these hard fighting tasty fish. We provide everything you will need. Just bring snacks and drinks.
    Targeted fish
    Tautog
    Tautog
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – After Work
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 5 - Dec 15
    US $600
    Let us take your crew out during the "magic hours". After reading all the fishing reports that day, jump on the boat for a 4-hour bite. We will target Striped Bass with Mojos, flutter spoons, swim shads, poppers, live bait... you get the idea.
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Bottom Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $600
    During the summer months, bring the family down to catch some rays and bend some rods with summer Flounder and/or Black Seabass. This is a relaxing trip perfect for casual fishermen and sharpies alike. You'll target Fluke and Seabass. Early in the season, you could be in the bay, and as the season progresses you may fish along the beach, in the channels, or on some deeper rough bottom. We go where the fish are. We also participate in a fish tagging program.
    Targeted fish
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
    Tautog
    Tautog
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Striper Early
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Dec 15
    US $600
    If you can't commit to a long day, let's get out there early and be back in time for the game. Four hours of prime-time fishing. We will do whatever it takes: flutter spoons, swimshads, poppers, trolling, live bait – you get the idea. Catch that Striper of a lifetime. Get your kids in on the action. Check our photos.
  • Private trip
    Half day Inshore Speedsters
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 15 - Oct 15
    US $650
    Just for September we will target False Albacore, Bonito, Spanish Mackeral, and Bluefish. We will jig, bait, or troll these great fighting gamefish.
    Targeted fish
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Mackerel (Atlantic)
    Atlantic Mackerel
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $850
    On this trip, we will target Black Seabass, Codfish, Porgy, Triggerfish, and Blackfish. This is our favorite trip because you never know what you're going to reel up. We provide all the bait and tackle.
    Targeted fish
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Cod
    Cod
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
    Tautog
    Tautog
    Common Ling
    Common Ling
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Fluke
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 20
    US $850
    This is a six-hour trip where we will target jumbo fluke on deeper water wrecks and rough bottom. Using bucktails, gulp, and fresh bait we will put you on the most productive bottom to hook into a doormat. We provide top-of-the-line gear and all the tackle if you don't have your own gear. We will fillet your catch and also provide a cooler loaded with ice. You bring your snacks and drinks. Let’s go!
    Targeted fish
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Striped Bass
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Dec 15
    US $850
    You and the captain will leave at 6:00 a.m. in order to be first out on the grounds. We will troll, jig, liveline, and throw spoons or plugs to put fish in the box. We provide all the gear, so just bring your food and drinks. A 20 percent tip is customary (if satisfied of course).
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
  • Private trip
    Mahi and groceries
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Sep 24
    US $1,300
    A split trip consisting of hopping from lobsterpot to pot casting to mahi mahi then deep dropping on wrecks looking for tasty bottom fish (groceries). Limited to 4 anglers.
  • Private trip
    Inshore Giant Tuna
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Oct 15
    US $1,600
    Unlike anything you have ever caught. Tangle with a true sea monster. This trip is limited to 4 anglers. We provide all high end rods and reels and whatever is needed
    Targeted fish
    Tuna (Bluefin)
    Bluefin Tuna
  • Private trip
    Thresher Shark
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 15
    US $1,600
    Lets go hunt Mister Whiptail. A great fight and good table fare, the thresher shark is a strong fish that will sometimes put on an acrobatic show. Limited to 4 anglers. We provide everything needed.
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Unforgettable Fishing Adventure with Captain Tim and Deckhand Rob

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip – Bottom Fishing on May 26, 2024
Me and my son had an absolutely unforgettable day fishing with Captain Tim and his deckhand, Rob! From the moment we set out,...
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Half day trip with Captain Timothy Mueller

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Bottom Fishing on August 1, 2023
Absolutely fantastic!  Just myself and two kids, caught loads of black sea bass, fluke and a small bluefish.  Watched wales...
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A Fantastic Family Fishing Experience Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Bottom Fishing on July 5, 2023
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Amazing experience from start to finish!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Striper - 2 anglers on November 13, 2023
Booked with Captain Tim for an afternoon striper charter. Boat is in great condition. Captain is very knowledgeable and friendly. ...
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FAQs about Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly

Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $440 per group, additional US $110 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Striper - 2 anglers (4 hours)
  • US $440 per group, additional US $110 per person after 2 guests - Afternoon Striper Hunt- 2 anglers (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group - Half day Blackfish (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group - Half Day Trip – After Work (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group - Half Day Trip – Bottom Fishing (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group - Half Day Trip – Striper Early (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group - Half day Inshore Speedsters (4 hours)
  • US $850 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Bottom Fishing (6 hours)
  • US $850 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Fluke (6 hours)
  • US $850 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Striped Bass (6 hours)
  • US $1,300 per group - Mahi and groceries (9 hours)
  • US $1,600 per group - Inshore Giant Tuna (10 hours)
  • US $1,600 per group - Thresher Shark (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet The boat has a fully enclosed head with a sink and fresh water
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (A lost rod/reel will incur an additional charge.)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (There is no extra charge for cleaning your catch. Please tip if you are satisfied )
  • First Mate (A customary tip is 20 percent if you are totally satisfied with our services. )
  • Fishing License (We cover all licenses and permits. )

Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Our boat is fast and comfortable. We are usually fishing in under 20 minutes. )
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly 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 Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Scup (Porgy)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Thresher)
  • Tautog
  • Tuna (Bluefin)

Meet the Captain

Timothy Mueller
Middletown Township, New Jersey, United States
3 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
49 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2021
Our captains have fished the New Jersey Bight area for over 40 years. We specialize in helping new anglers and children how to fish..and catch. Let’s make some memories

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder

Boat specs

Everglades (Center console) originally built in 2006, and restored in 2022. Powered by 2 225HP Honda engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Our boat is fast and comfortable. We are usually fishing in under 20 minutes.
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
The boat has a fully enclosed head with a sink and fresh water
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
A lost rod/reel will incur an additional charge.
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
There is no extra charge for cleaning your catch. Please tip if you are satisfied
First Mate
A customary tip is 20 percent if you are totally satisfied with our services.
Fishing License
We cover all licenses and permits.

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
We love introducing children to Saltwater fishing. We always provide comfortable wearable life jackets to keep the little ones safe.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 0.5% charge will apply.

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Recent fishing reports

Tatiana s 50 lb Striper
Tatiana s 50 lb Striper
May 27, 2024
We had Tatiana and her son out today. The plan was to go see Bassin. We made a quick try for a trophy striper and were rewarded with this beautiful fish we then went Seabass in and limited out. They brought home some tasty fillets.
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