Elysian Charters is located in Ocean City and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters.

Capt. Douglas will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. This involves 4-hour trips, mainly fishing for Flounder and Striped Bass depending on the season and conditions on the day. On these trips you can expect to use techniques such as light tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, jigging, and spinning.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 20’ Grady White boat that can safely take up to 4 anglers.

All rods and reels are included in the price so you can focus on what really matters, Bait is included in the trip price.  For reef trips, the guest should supply their own bucktails (3-4 oz). There are occasional snags on the submerged reef that need to be broken off. 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 drinks (water) for your pleasure, be sure to let the captain know if you have any questions or want to bring your own.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Elysian Charters.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Special
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Aug 1 (Mon)
    $350
    Depending on the tides and weather, a half day trip usually starts at sunrise and lasts until 12:00 p.m. Daily modifications are sometimes available if scheduling permits.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    Depending on the tides and weather, a half-day trip usually starts at sunrise until 12 noon. Daily modifications are sometimes available if scheduling permits.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Reef
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    Depending on the tides and weather, a half-day trip usually starts at sunrise and lasts until 12:00 p.m. Daily modifications are sometimes available if scheduling permits. We will be fishing for Flounder or Striper depending on what is currently in season or present.
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About the Captain

Douglas Ely
Ocean City, New Jersey, United States
ID & License verified
15 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since March 2022
As a teenager, I began working on the fuel dock and then started working at a fishing boat and speedboat rental agency. Eventually I became a biologist and worked for the state wildlife agency. After five years I became a conservation officer and retired from that career. Upon my retirement I obtained my merchant mariners captains license and I’m currently running charters for fishing and sightseeing.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Flounder Flounder

Boat specs

Grady White (Center console) originally built in 1997. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 33 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Bottom fishing for flounder, sea bass, tautog
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Reefs around Atlantic City, Ocean city Avalon
Wreck Fishing
Various wrecks

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Clients must supply terminal tackle for reef fishi
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Non alcoholic

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day 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
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
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 15 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Dan N.
Neffsville, PA
Excellent
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Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Outing with Douglas

VERIFIED   Special 2 hour trip for Dan Nguyen on August 10, 2022
Douglas is such a great host and captain. From the very beginning even before meeting, his communication was superb and had...
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James W.
CARNES CROSSROADS, SC
Excellent
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Excellent
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Half day reef

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on September 5, 2022
Captain Doug was the best. My boys and I had a blast. Captain Doug is very knowledgeable about fishing which is good but more...
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Brian C.
Chatham, PA
Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great experience with Capt Doug

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 27, 2022
Great time on the water with Captain Doug. Doug is a life resident of the area and very knowledgeable of the back bays and...
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Mike B.
Springfield, PA
Excellent
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Experience:
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Great Trip!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 19, 2022
I would highly recommend booking a trip with Elysian Charters and Captain Douglas.  It was a great overall experience and...
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Roman D.
Holland, PA
Excellent
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Excellent
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Fun day for our family.

VERIFIED   Special 4 hour trip for Roman Darmohray on August 9, 2022
We started out very early so we could catch the tide. Talked about the layout of the bay. The Captain showed his experience...
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FAQs about Elysian Charters

Elysian Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group - Half Day Trip – Special (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip – Reef (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Elysian Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Trips booked with Elysian Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Clients must supply terminal tackle for reef fishi)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Non alcoholic)

Elysian Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Bottom fishing for flounder, sea bass, tautog)
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing (Reefs around Atlantic City, Ocean city Avalon)
  • Wreck Fishing (Various wrecks )

Elysian Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Elysian Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Flounder