NY Harbor Fishing

Explore New York like never before with NY Harbor Fishing! This charter consists of a father and son team with 32 years as a charter captain in NYC waters. Besides catching fish, you’ll enjoy fun, spectacular sightseeing, and Captains with interesting facts and stories about the most prominent landmarks/sights.

You’ll be fishing on a 21’ Hydrasport that accommodates up to 5 guests. This center console is powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine and reaches the speed of 35 knots. She also features Simrad navigational electronics, safety equipment, and a cooler.

You’ll be catching 28′ –38′′ Stripers in front of the Statue of Liberty, and a mix of Bass and Blues with bottom and topwater activity in front of the United Nations Building. The panoramic view of the city is breathtaking! With these guided tours, you may see the Brooklyn Bridge, the South Street Seaport, and Ellis Island all within a cast length.

Your fishing licenses and equipment are included in the price. The captain will also clean your catch free of charge. Pack your snacks and drinks and you’re ready to go. The trips have flexible departure times, so let the captain know when you want to start in advance.

With over 4000 successful fishing trips completed, NY Harbor Fishing is the perfect choice for your next NY adventure! Just pick a date and join them!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Jul 1
    $490
    This short trip is perfect for beginners/ kids. Good fishing opportunities and great sights rolled up in one. Up to 5 anglers can join on this trip. All fishing equipment and licenses are included in the price.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $690
    One hour extra fishing time for the more aggressive angler. More sights and more fish than the 2-hour trip. Also suitable for beginners or someone cramming a lot into an NYC vacation. NYC pickups available for $125.00 Available day or night.
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About the Captain

Joe Shastay
Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
1 Fishing Report
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1 Customer Reviews
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Member since April 2022
My father started me fishing at around age 5. I got hooked pretty well. Fishing is practically all I do. Taking people fishing is a great fulfilling job. I also fish with The Bass Anglers Sportsman Society aka B.A.S.S. Major League Fishing previously called FLW, and American Bass Anglers. My son Captain Hunter worked as my mate since age 9. Now he's a licensed Captain who knows all my tricks plus adds his own expertise into the day.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish

Boat Specs

Hydrasport (Center console) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Hudson River
Inshore Fishing
Waters surrounding Manhattan
Nearshore Fishing
With majestic cityscapes all around you!!
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Awesome drag screaming runs!!!
Bottom Fishing
Heavier rods for the brutes of the sea
Spinning
Casting plugs, jigs, poppers
Jigging
For that surprise hit on the drop!!
Fly Fishing
Guaranteed Catches even for beginners
Drift Fishing
For a mix of fluke a few d Bass

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Simrad with side scan, down scan, and 2d sonar
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Simrad with side scan, down scan, and 2d sonar
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
We have the right lures for the precise locations
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License
Included with your purchase
Fly Fishing Equipment
You can bring your own too!

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 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 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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

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Experience
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Father's day trip with Captain Joe
Father's day trip with Captain Joe
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Father's day trip with Captain Joe

VERIFIED   NEW  2 Hour Trip on June 19, 2022
Captain Joe was wonderful. He shared his personal and professional stories as well as taking the time to show my girls how...
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FAQs about NY Harbor Fishing

NY Harbor Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $490 per group - 2 Hour Trip (2 hours)
  • $690 per group - 3 Hour Trip (3 hours)

When you book a trip with NY Harbor Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder (Simrad with side scan, down scan, and 2d sonar)
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with NY Harbor Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures (We have the right lures for the precise locations )
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License (Included with your purchase)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (You can bring your own too!)

NY Harbor Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Hudson River)
  • Inshore Fishing (Waters surrounding Manhattan)
  • Nearshore Fishing (With majestic cityscapes all around you!!)
  • Flats Fishing

NY Harbor Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Awesome drag screaming runs!!!)
  • Bottom Fishing (Heavier rods for the brutes of the sea)
  • Spinning (Casting plugs, jigs, poppers)
  • Jigging (For that surprise hit on the drop!!)
  • Fly Fishing (Guaranteed Catches even for beginners )
  • Drift Fishing (For a mix of fluke a few d Bass)

Top targeted fish species with NY Harbor Fishing include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish