10 Point Charters

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!
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    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
    In demand! Last booked: 16 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $800
    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
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,050
    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
    10 Hour Trip – Giant Tuna
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,200
    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 Captain

Ira Shank
Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
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5 Customer Reviews
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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

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
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Ice Box
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

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
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
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 5 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (2)
So much fun!
So much fun!
Angler Rating
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Thomas S.
Hubbardston, 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 with Capt Ira

VERIFIED   NEW  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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Wendy R.
Bedford, Massachusetts
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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So much fun!

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip – Groundfish on June 5, 2022
Knowledgeable, friendly , so much fun to fish with ! Throw your money at this guy 😊 and your in for a priceless experience...
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Liz S.
Odessa, TX
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Morning trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour – Striped Bass Morning Bite! on June 26, 2022
Capt Irá was intent on getting us on fish. Unfortunately fish were determined not to get caught. We had a very nice time and...
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Shawn B.
Wilmington, MA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip – Groundfish on June 19, 2022
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Shawn J.
Norwood, NY
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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4.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Ira

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Groundfish on April 29, 2022
The seas were pretty tough but the Captain and First Mate made the proper adjustments to make it enjoyable for my Family. Excellent...
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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)
  • $800 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Groundfish (5 hours)
  • $1,050 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Groundfish (10 hours)
  • $1,200 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

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)