Kelly Ann Charters

Whether you are looking for inshore or offshore fishing, Kelly Ann Charters has something for everyone to enjoy. The kids will love the inshore trips, and the hardcore anglers will enjoy the 12-hour offshore trip chasing giant Tuna.

Captain Mauro DiBacco has over 2 decades of experience fishing this area. Whatever your skill level and targeted fish he will make sure you are using the correct fishing method. You’ll have an awesome time out on the water with him and will be fishing like a pro before you know it.

Step on board the 2003 35′ RP custom built Maine Downeast boat, as seen on the TV show “Wicked Tuna.” You and 5 fishing friends will have plenty of room to fish without bumping elbows. This beautiful boat also has a 435 HP Yanmar engine that will get you to the fishing grounds before you know it. On board are full safety features and navigational equipment, including Furuno’s Navnet WAAS GPS 10.4″ Chartplotter, 4KW Radar, and two fishfinders, which will keep you on your prey throughout the day.

The trip you choose will dictate which species you are targeting. You could be reeling in species such as Bluefin Tuna, Blue Shark, Mako, and Porbeagle, or even Cod, Haddock, Pollock, Striped Bass, Bluefish, and more. There is a fish out here with your name on it.

Included in the trip are all the rods and reels you’ll need for each type of fishing. Inshore or offshore, the crew of the Kelly Ann have got you covered. They will also provide the lures, bait, and fishing license for the trip. All you need to bring along are your own drinks and food, and plenty of enthusiasm.

Book now for a trip you will never forget. Capt. Mauro will make sure you have the best possible time, and come home with sore arms but the biggest smile. You are sure to book time and time again.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Giant Bluefin Tuna
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 31 Oct
    US$ 1500
    up to 6 persons
    This is the ultimate in fishing trips. You'll be drifting or dropping anchor, using the big rods to reel in the big Bluefin Tuna. All the rods and gears are provided, as well as the fishing license for the day. Please bring plenty of food and drink along.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Deep Sea
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jul - 31 Oct
    US$ 1400
    up to 6 persons
    Spend the whole day offshore deep sea fishing for Cod and Haddock, whilst you also drop chum to target Blue Shark, Mako, and Porbeagle. You may even see a Giant Bluefin, which would be the cherry on top! All the rods and reels, bait, and lures are included in the price. The fishing license for the trip will also be provided. Please bring along your own food and drink.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 30 Aug
    US$ 1350
    up to 6 persons
    On this offshore trip, you'll be targeting Cod, Haddock, Pollock and many more. Everything you need for a great fishing day is provided, including your fishing license. Please bring along food and drink, you'll want to keep your energy up!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Striped Bass
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 30 Aug
    US$ 1050
    up to 6 persons
    Departure times are flexible. This inshore trip will give you 8 hours of non-stop Bass action! All fishing gear and tackle are included. Even your fishing license for the day is provided. You'll need to bring your own food and drink.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Striped Bass/Blues
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 30 Aug
    US$ 750
    up to 6 persons
    This is the perfect trip for a fun half day on the water, with plenty of Striped Bass and Bluefish invading these waters from June to August. Departure time may be flexible and start around 6am or 7am. All rods and reels are provided, as well as bait and the fishing license for the trip. Please bring your own food and drink.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped)
Bluefish
Flounder
Haddock

Pollock
Shark (Blue)
Shark (Thresher)
Tuna (Bluefin)

Boat Specs

RP (Downeast) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 465HP Yanmar engine.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
American Express
PayPal

About the Captain

Mauro DiBacco
Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
Member since March 2016
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Captain Mauro DiBacco has been fishing the local waters from Maine to Cape Cod for the past 20 years. Targeting all offshore and inshore species such as Striped Bass, Bluefish, Cod, Haddock, Pollock, Shark species including Blue Sharks, Mako Sharks, and Thresher Sharks, and Tuna including Giant Bluefin Tuna and also School Bluefin Tuna, which he targets many different ways from trolling squid rigs, jigging while adrift, casting top water lures, or live lining. He says, "To me it’s all about the sport. It’s the love of being out on the water that does it for me. Whether its taking children Mackerel Fishing or Striped Bass Fishing, fishing in tournaments or fishing commercially, there is no better place to be."
Response time: 6 hours
Response rate: 90%

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Customer Reviews

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5.00
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Great day of shark fishing!
Half day- 5 Hour Striped Bass\/Blues
Half day- 5 Hour Striped Bass\/Blues
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Tim Milligan
Columbia, CT
 5.00
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Great day of shark fishing!

VERIFIED   August 21, 2018
Capt. Mauro and Stan did an excellent job on this trip. My son missed over half of his high school senior year due to illness....
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Bryan Zerhusen
Cheshire, Connecticut
 5.00
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Full day trip with Kelly Ann and Cap Mauro

VERIFIED   August 11, 2018
I have fished many charters and this was by far the best!  I would recommend this boat and crew to anyone that is serious...
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Dennis Kesecker
Winchester, VA
 5.00
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Bluefin Tuna

VERIFIED   July 12, 2018
Jeff and Stan made me feel like I was one of the family. Already looking forward to my return visit. I have found my future...
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John Brennan
Derby, CT
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Fishing with Mauro

VERIFIED   August 12, 2018
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Patricia Lavigne
Garden Grove, California
 5.00
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Half day- 5 Hour Striped Bass/Blues

VERIFIED   July 8, 2017
We had a fantastic day. The weather was perfect, the captain and his mate were great. We went out two miles to catch bait and...
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