The Grateful Fred Charters is located in Ocean City and offers to show you a memorable time in Ocean City, Sea Isle, and the surrounding areas.

Capt. Fred will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. This involves 2 to 4-hour trips, mainly fishing for Flounder, Bass, Seabass, Bluefish, and Weakfish, depending on the season and conditions on the day. On these trips, you can expect to use techniques such as light tackle, bottom fishing, drift fishing, gigging, handline, jigging, and spinning.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 24’ Key West boat that can safely take up to 4 anglers. This boat comes with a toilet, an ice-box, and a wireless trolling motor.

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.

Book your trip now and hit the water with The Grateful Fred Charters.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Back Bay (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    A half day fishing trip to the back bay. Enjoy 4 hours on the water as you chase various lovely species with your friendly and skilled captain. You depart at 7:00 a.m. The trip includes all fishing equipment, licenses, and catch cleaning.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Back Bay (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    Enjoy 4 fun-filled hours fishing back bay waters. If you are interested in a longer trip, feel free to tell the captain and he will see what he can do. This trip starts at 1:00 p.m. and comes with all the fishing gear you will need as well as licenses and catch cleaning.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Ocean Reef (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    On this trip, you and the crew will be fishing local reefs off Ocean City, NJ. The trip lasts for 4 hours and begins at 7:00 a.m. Longer trips may be available at request and for a different fee, ask the captain for details if you are interested.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Ocean Reef (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    Explore the local reefs off Ocean City and have a memorable time chasing various fish species. This trip will begin at 1:00 p.m. and last for 4 hours. If you are interested in a longer trip, feel free to ask the captain. All fishing gear is provided for this trip.
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About the Captain

Fred Bornhardt
Ocean City, New Jersey, United States
ID & License verified
19 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2022
Capt. Fred is an experienced angler that has been fishing in the local Ocean City area waters for many years. Join him aboard and make lovely memories on the water.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass

Boat specs

Key West (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Back Bay

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Handline
Crabbing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
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
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 19 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
87%
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Robert S.
Levittown, PA
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Grateful Fred

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Ocean Reef (PM) on July 28, 2022
Captain Fred was awesome. I took my son out for his 1st ocean fishing trip… Captain Fred was very attentive to all...
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Chris B.
Gloucester Township, NJ
Excellent
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Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with capt Fred

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Back Bay (PM) on September 17, 2022
We had a great day, pefect weather and caught some fish we could keep. Perfect day. Captain Fred is very knowledgable, accommodating...
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Monique S.
Hightstown, NJ
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Four Hour Trip with Captain Fred

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Back Bay (PM) on September 1, 2022
My family and I had an amazing trip. Captain Fred is a very knowledgeable fisherman and made fishing seem so easy. It was my...
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Amy R.
Erie, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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4 hour back bay with Grateful Fred

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Back Bay (AM) on July 27, 2022
The boys and I had a great experience out with Fred. For not being experienced fishers, he taught us all we needed to know...
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Evan W.
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Morning Back Bay fishing

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Back Bay (AM) on July 19, 2022
Captain Fred was excellent.  He was easy to communicate with and gave clear information about our trip.  He was ready to...
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FAQs about The Grateful Fred Charters

The Grateful Fred Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Back Bay (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Back Bay (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Ocean Reef (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Ocean Reef (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with The Grateful Fred Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box Cooler on board

Trips booked with The Grateful Fred Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

The Grateful Fred Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing (Back Bay)

The Grateful Fred Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline (Crabbing)
  • Flounder Gigging

Top targeted fish species with The Grateful Fred Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Weakfish