Michael D Sport Fishing Charters

Michael D Sport Fishing Charters is located in Bethany Beach and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters.

Your Captains Paul, Bruce and Gary aim to tailor every trip to your specific needs, so let them know what you’re after! Depending on the trip and species, you’ll be using techniques like trolling, drift fishing, and jigging. You’re looking at 4 to 30-hour trips, where you’ll usually go after the likes of Bluefish, Dolphin, Flounder, Marlin, Seabass, and Tuna, depending on the weather and time of year.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 53’ Yank Marine boat that can safely take up to 12 anglers. This boat features a toilet, an AC, and a fighting chair.

All rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price so you can focus on what really matters, fishing. The captain will supply all the needed fishing licenses for your trip.

You’ll be able to keep any legal species caught during the trip.

The Captains run their trips together with the first mate, who’s there to help you with whatever you may need. Tips are always appreciated for a job well done.

Want to bring the rest of the family along for the ride? Kids are welcome aboard, so you’re free to make it a family adventure.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Michael D Sport Fishing Charters.

**PLEASE NOTE: Customary tip is recommended to crew members**



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore
    Just booked! Last booked: 6 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Nov 30
    US $850
    Trolling targeting Blue Fish, Spanish Mackerel, and Kingfish. Time permitting, may drift for Sea Bass, Flounder other bottom fish, depending on weather and fishing condition. We suggest a mixture of the above if feasible. For an additional charge, if possible, we will extend the hours. We will contact you a few days prior to the trip to advise you of the weather and fishing conditions. A fuel surcharge will apply for fuel costs over $4 per Galon.
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Flounder
    Flounder
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (copy)
    In demand! Last booked: 15 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Nov 30
    US $850
    Trolling targeting Blue Fish, Spanish Mackerel, and Kingfish. Time permitting, may drift for Sea Bass, Flounder other bottom fish, depending on weather and fishing condition. We suggest a mixture of the above if feasible. For an additional charge, if possible, we will extend the hours. We will contact you a few days prior to the trip to advise you of the weather and fishing conditions. A fuel surcharge will apply for fuel costs over $4 per Galon.
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Flounder
    Flounder
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Nearshore (20 miles)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Nov 30
    US $1,680
    Targeting Sea Bass, Flounder, and other biting bottom fish, anchoring or drifting depending on weather and fishing conditions. May troll for Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, and Kingfish if practical. May suggest a mixture of the above if feasible. We will contact you a few days prior to the trip to advise you of the weather and fishing conditions. A fuel surcharge will apply for fuel costs over $4 per Gallon.
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Flounder
    Flounder
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip (20-30 miles)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 31
    US $1,890
    Targeting Sea Bass, Flounder other biting bottom fish, anchoring or drifting depending on weather and fishing condition. May troll for Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, and Kingfish if practical We will contact you a few days prior to the trip to advise you of the weather and fishing conditions. A fuel surcharge will apply for fuel costs over $4 per Gallon.
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Flounder
    Flounder
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Thresher Shark
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 30
    US $1,891
    Targeting Thresher Sharks. Other species may be caught, however, most will be released, according to the regulations in effect at the time. Drifting within a 20-mile radius We will contact you a few days prior to the trip to advise you of the weather and fishing conditions.
    Targeted fish
    Shark (Thresher)
    Thresher Shark
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1
    US $3,100
    Targeting Tuna, Mahi, and Marlin. Trolling or chucking depending on what is the best method at the time. Will also deep drop for Tilefish if the trolling or chucking bites are unproductive. We will contact you a few days prior to the trip to advise you of the weather and fishing conditions. (**Please note: for trips from 75 to 100 miles ofshore, an additional fee will apply over 75 miles.) A Surcharge for fuel will apply for fuel over $4 per gallon.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (White)
    White Marlin
    Tuna (Bluefin)
    Bluefin Tuna
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Tilefish
    Tilefish
  • Private trip
    20 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    20 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 31
    US $3,675
    Targeting Tuna, Mahi, Marlin, and Swordfish at night. Trolling or chucking depending on what is the best method at the time. Will also deep drop for Tilefish if the trolling or chucking bites are unproductive. We will contact you a few days prior to the trip to advise you of the weather and fishing conditions. (Please note: for trips from 75 to 100 miles Offshore, an additional fee will apply over 75 miles.) A fuel Surcharge will apply if fuel is over $4/gallon.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (White)
    White Marlin
    Swordfish
    Swordfish
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Tuna (Bigeye)
    Bigeye Tuna
    Tilefish
    Tilefish
  • Private trip
    30 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 31
    US $4,200
    Targeting Tuna, Mahi, Marlin, and Swordfish at night. Trolling or chucking depending on what is the best method at the time. Will also deep drop for Tilefish if the trolling or chucking bites are unproductive. We will contact you a few days prior to the trip to advise you of the weather and fishing conditions. (**Please note: for trips from 75 to 100 miles Offshore, an additional fee will apply over 75 miles.) A fuel Surcharge will apply if fuel is over $4/gallon.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (White)
    White Marlin
    Swordfish
    Swordfish
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Tuna (Bigeye)
    Bigeye Tuna
    Tilefish
    Tilefish
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Customer reviews

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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Crew
Excellent
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Experience
Excellent
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2024 Fishing Success

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Inshore (copy) on July 9, 2024
We have used Michael D Charters for the past two years and have always had a positive experience.  Capt Gary and the Crew...
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore on June 10, 2024
Praise only for the “Michael D” and our three captains: Gary, Bruce and Paul. They generously attended to a member of...
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David S.
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What a great crew!

VERIFIED   NEW  8 Hour Trip – Nearshore (20 miles) on July 19, 2024
I have to start by saying thanks to the three Captain Crew, they kept in good contact with us about the weather and gave us...
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Ethan B.
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Gary

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip – Offshore on September 9, 2023
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Lisa C.
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Great time

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Inshore on July 8, 2024
We had a great time with a great crew! Captain kept in touch and kept us updated on our trip before trip. Once we boarded they...
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FAQs about Michael D Sport Fishing Charters

Michael D Sport Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $850 per group, additional US $50 per person after 8 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (4 hours)
  • US $850 per group, additional US $50 per person after 8 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (copy) (4 hours)
  • US $1,680 per group, additional US $150 per person after 8 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Nearshore (20 miles) (8 hours)
  • US $1,890 per group, additional US $175 per person after 8 guests - 8 Hour Trip (20-30 miles) (8 hours)
  • US $1,891 per group, additional US $170 per person after 8 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Thresher Shark (8 hours)
  • US $3,100 per group, additional US $325 per person after 8 guests - 12 Hour Trip – Offshore (12 hours)
  • US $3,675 per group, additional US $400 per person after 8 guests - 20 Hour Trip – Offshore (20 hours)
  • US $4,200 per day per group, additional US $475 per person after 8 guests - 30 Hour Trip – Offshore (2 days)

When you book a trip with Michael D Sport Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS Units 2 Simard and 1 Garmin
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed Bunks - sleep 8-10
  • Flybridge Crew Only
  • Live Bait Well if needed for certain trips
  • Kitchen Microwave , toaster oven and coffee maker
  • Outriggers
  • Radar Simrad 72 mile range

Trips booked with Michael D Sport Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Bait and ice for the catch)
  • Live Bait (When needed)
  • Lures
  • First Mate (Mostly 2 captains)
  • Fishing License

Michael D Sport Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Michael D Sport Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Michael D Sport Fishing Charters include:
  • Bluefish
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Marlin (White)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Thresher)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Swordfish
  • Tilefish
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)

Meet the Charter Operator

Michael D Sport Fishing Charters, Llc
Bethany Beach, Delaware, United States
ID & license verified
38 Customer reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since May 2022
I have been fishing the Mid-Atlantic waters off of New Jersey and Delaware for over 50 years.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bluefish Bluefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder
Marlin (White) White Marlin

Boat specs

Yank Marine (Sportfishing) originally built in 1993. Powered by 2 550HP Detroit engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
53 ft
Capacity
12 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Units 2 Simard and 1 Garmin
Fishfinder
Bed
Bunks - sleep 8-10

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Bait and ice for the catch
Live Bait
When needed
Lures
First Mate
Mostly 2 captains
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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
No Smoking
In the interior of the boat, out on the deck is ok
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Checks

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