Hocus Pocus Sport Fishing runs inshore and offshore trips out of Ocean City, MD and is excited to show you our varied and challenging fishing grounds.

Capt. Yanni and his brother Capt. Menel are dedicated to making sure you have an exciting day offshore on the fish. You’ll have the opportunity to use fishing styles such as bottom fishing, trolling, fly fishing, drift fishing, jigging and spinning. The Hocus Pocus is equipped for whatever the day may bring or the angler may want to experience. As part of the 4 to 30-hour trips, you can target species like Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Marlin, Sea Bass, Flounder, and Swordfish; all depending on the season and weather conditions.

Hocus Pocus is a Bertram 31, completely restored by a renowned local fisherman who was radar focused on making her a compact fishing powerhouse. He re-powered her with twin Yanmar 315 diesels and designed her for ultimate equipment storage and a maximum fishing cockpit space. When he decided to move onto a larger private fishing boat, our family bought Black Magic and created Hocus Pocus.

She is outfitted with top-of-the-line gear; including new Garmin electronics: chart plotter, radar, fish finder, autopilot, video camera and JPR custom rods w/ Penn reels. All of the tackle on the boat is constantly updated and re-rigged to assure everything is in perfect working order for each trip.
The price of your trip includes all rods, reels, tackle and bait you’ll need for a productive day on the water.

All fishing licenses and paperwork are taken care of by the captain. The team at Hocus Pocus is here to help you with anything you need. We look forward to making your offshore adventure a lifetime memory.

All our charters are child-friendly, (although we don’t recommend the 30 are for young children) so you’re welcome to bring your kids for a fun fishing adventure.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Hocus Pocus.

Please know, mates work for tips and 20% is customary.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Night Shark Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 15
    US $600
    This trip has a max of 6 people. It is a great chance to go out and catch shark near shore while seeing what ocean city looking like at night! This is a great chance to get out and catch fish longer then you! If you have any questions please feel free to call the Captain.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Nov 1
    US $900
    This is a fantastic opportunity to take the family or a group of friends out and go get on some fish! The main style of fishing we will be doing is wreck fishing. If you have any questions feel free to give the Captain a shout!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Nov 1
    US $1,400
    There are multiple different options for this trip. When the tuna and marlins push in closer to shore we have the ability to chase them and get back to the dock earlier. When the fish are still deep we can use this trip to wreck and deep sea fish. We can only target pelagic fish on an 8-hour trip when they push in close to shore. If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch!
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Nov 1
    US $2,168
    The 12-hour offshore trip is the most popular offshore trip we offer. On this trip, we have enough time to get out to the continental shelf and chase those pelagic fish like Tuna, Marlin, and Mahi! This is a great trip for people that want to get out and have a relaxing day on the ocean!
  • Private trip
    18 Hour Trip – Offshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    18 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 22
    US $2,668
    This trip is great for people that want to fish hard offshore, but don't have the ability to commit to 30 hours of fishing. 18 hours gives the captain ample time to fish, and give the clients a great chance to fish for multiple types of fish!
  • Private trip
    30 Hour Trip – Offshore (4 MAX)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Day Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 31
    US $3,400
    This trip has a limit of 4 people to ensure all of the clients are comfortable for the trip. These trips give us the best chance to catch as many fish as possible. During the right time of year, we will have time to fish for all the different species of fish we fish for! For more information, please give the captain a shout!
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Customer reviews

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Ashley M.
Silver Spring, Maryland
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If I could give 10 stars, I would!!!!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Night Shark Fishing on July 14, 2022
Capt. Yanni and his first mate, Cole definitely know what they are doing!!! It wasn’t but 10 minutes and we got bite after...
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Antoine F.
Berlin, Maryland
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Great Captain and Crew

18 Hour Trip – Offshore on July 21, 2022
Captain Yanni is an excellent captain that took great care of our group and gave us a memorable day on the water. The boat...
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Lyndon W.
Indian Head, MD
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Dynamic duo

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Inshore on May 31, 2022
Capt Yanni and his twin brother are the right kind of guys to charter. They had great talent, energy and enthusiasm to do whatever...
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Lilly C.
Port Tobacco, MD
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Night time shark fishing!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Night Shark Fishing on June 19, 2022
Amazing time captain put us on multiple sharks! Highly recommend the Hocus Pocus Fishing Charter! Great energy from the captain...
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September 3, 2022
I have fished with captain Yanni multiple times and every trip is a blast. He is organized and professional and truly cares...
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FAQs about Hocus Pocus Sport Fishing

Hocus Pocus Sport Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Night Shark Fishing (4 hours)
  • US $900 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • US $1,400 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • US $2,168 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Offshore (12 hours)
  • US $2,668 per group - 18 Hour Trip – Offshore (18 hours)
  • US $3,400 per day per group - 30 Hour Trip – Offshore (4 MAX) (2 days)

When you book a trip with Hocus Pocus Sport Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Hocus Pocus Sport Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Hocus Pocus Sport Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Hocus Pocus Sport Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Hocus Pocus Sport Fishing include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Swordfish
  • Tilefish
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)

Meet the Captain

Yanni Harris
Ocean City, Maryland, United States
15 Customer reviews
Response time 17 hours
Member since February 2022
A regular on the water since the age of two, Captain Yanni Harris knows this fishery like the back of his hand. He and his crew are happy to tailor the trip to your needs, can help teach your kids how to fish, and allow everyone to be as involved as desired.

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin

Boat specs

Bertram (Sportfishing) originally built in 1982, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 315HP Yanmar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 33 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of 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
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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 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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2% charge will apply.

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