10 Point Charters is located in Gloucester and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters. With over 20 years of experience fighting giant Bluefin Tuna out of Gloucester, Capt. Ira Shank will put your group onto fish and land fish. See ya at the dock!

Capt. Ira will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. This involves 5 to 10-hour trips as well as overnight and custom trips mainly fishing for Haddock, Tuna, and Cod, depending on the season and conditions on the day. On these trips, you can expect to use techniques such as light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, fly fishing, big game fishing, kite fishing, and spinning. As seen on the Wicked Tuna show, Capt. Ira delivers the goods!

Your fishing adventure starts on a 35’ Harris boat that can safely take up to 6 anglers. This boat comes with a toilet and an ice-box.

All rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price so you can focus on what really matters, fishing. Your trip will include all the necessary fishing licenses for the day. The crew will clean and fillet your catch for you to take home at the end of the trip. The boat will be supplied with snacks for your pleasure, be sure to let the captain know if you have any questions or want to bring your own.

Come ready to reel and make your dreams come true!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Striped Bass Morning Bite!
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $600
    We will be fishing for jumbo Striped Bass concentrating on migrating cows on the way to Maine. Live bait fishing and trolling are options.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Groundfish
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $850
    This 5-hour inshore trip is great for Bass and early season Haddock! Come aboard and also enjoy a beautiful river cruise and sightseeing. You can also have a great time in the summer watching whales! This trip runs from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Groundfish
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,200
    Captain Ira provides all the bait and tackle as well as full-service fish cleaning and bagging. You'll enjoy 8-10 hours fishing offshore for giant Cod and slammer Haddock! You and the captain leave the dock at 6:00 a.m. and get back at 4:00 p.m.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – October Giants!
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Oct 30
    $1,250
    The season opens on October 1! The fish is close and chewing. Hookups daily, big Tuna, come help me get it on deck! The price is $1250 for 6 anglers or $300 per angler. Three anglers minimum!
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Giant Tuna
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,350
    Ten hours of giant fishing in the fertile New England waters from Jeffrey's Ledge to Cape Cod Bay and beyond! You use a fully-equipped boat and depart at 5:00 a.m. The crew has been a highliner in the industry for over 20 years and will make your dreams come true!
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About the Charter Operator

10 Point Charters
Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
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27 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2022
Capt. Ira had enough of the professional world so he chased his dreams out to sea! He's fished for some of the top captains in New England as a mate and has been a charter captain for over 10 years. He's been a full year-round lobsterman and has worked many years on an offshore dragger full time. So, if you're looking for experience, professionalism, and all the saltiness of 20 years in Cape Ann, give Capt. Ira a call!

About this listing

Targeted species

Cod Cod
Haddock Haddock
Tuna (Bluefin) Bluefin Tuna

Boat specs

Harris (Classic) originally built in 1976, and restored in 2021. Powered by 2 250HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Offshore Fishing
Jeffrey's Ledge to Stelwagon Bank

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Following NOAA regulations
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
Visa
Mastercard
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 27 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
76%
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Justin H.
Gloucester, Massachusetts
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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4 hour striped bass trip with Captain Ira

VERIFIED   4 Hour – Striped Bass Morning Bite! on August 4, 2022
Had a great time with captain Ira on 10 point charters - highly recommended! We started off catching live mackerel for bait...
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Scott C.
Pierson, MI
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5 hour with Captain Ira

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Groundfish on July 31, 2022
Would recommend this charter with Captain Ira. He was very knowledgeable about the area and fishing. We went to his spot for...
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Hector A.
Simsbury, CT
Excellent
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Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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Bachelor party with Captain Ira

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip – Groundfish on September 11, 2022
Captain IRA was awsome from the day I booked the trip all the way to wen he dropped us off at the dock. He answered all my...
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Attila G.
Methuen, MA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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4 hr morning bite

VERIFIED   4 Hour – Striped Bass Morning Bite! on August 8, 2022
We did the 4 hr morning bite trip and had a ton of fun! Captain Ira and his mate Erica started us catching mackerels...
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Thomas S.
Hubbardston, MA
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day with Capt Ira

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Groundfish on June 12, 2022
Exactly what you want.  A captain with a good boat,  good equipment, knowledgeable and has personality.  Just went in early...
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FAQs about 10 Point Charters

10 Point Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour – Striped Bass Morning Bite! (4 hours)
  • $850 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Groundfish (5 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Groundfish (10 hours)
  • $1,250 per group - 12 Hour Trip – October Giants! (12 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Giant Tuna (10 hours)

When you book a trip with 10 Point Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with 10 Point Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

10 Point Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing (Jeffrey's Ledge to Stelwagon Bank)

10 Point Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with 10 Point Charters include:
  • Cod
  • Haddock
  • Tuna (Bluefin)