Kelly Ann Charters

Whether you are looking for inshore or offshore fishing, Kelly Ann Charters has something for everyone to enjoy! Captain Mauro DiBacco has over 2 decades of experience fishing in 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. The kids will love the inshore trips, and the hardcore anglers will enjoy the 12-hour offshore trip chasing giant Tuna.

Step on board the 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 has a 435 HP Yanmar engine that will get you to the fishing grounds before you know it.

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, and Bluefish. 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 has 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 Kelly Ann Charters 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.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Giant Bluefin Tuna
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 31
    $1,500
    price breakdown
    $1,500
    This is the ultimate fishing trip. 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 drinks along.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Deep Sea
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Oct 31
    $1,400
    price breakdown
    $1,400
    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 drinks.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 30
    $1,350
    price breakdown
    $1,350
    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 drinks, you'll want to keep your energy up!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Striped Bass
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 10
    $1,050
    price breakdown
    $1,050
    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 drinks.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Striped Bass/Blues
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 10
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    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 6 or 7 A.M. All rods and reels are provided, as well as bait and the fishing license for the trip. Please bring your own food and drinks.
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About the Captain

Mauro DiBacco
Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
4 Fishing Reports
12 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since March 2016
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."

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Haddock Haddock
Pollock Pollock
Shark (Blue) Shark (Blue)

Shark (Thresher) Shark (Thresher)
Tuna (Bluefin) 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
Deep Sea 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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Reely Full Day of Tuna Fishing!!
Reely Full Day of Tuna Fishing!!
Full day trip!
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11
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
70%
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   NEW  August 30, 2020
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Thomas L.
Wetzikon, Zurich
 5.00
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Kelly Ann are great

VERIFIED   NEW  September 10, 2020
Lots of fun and loads of fish (over 200) but no big ones on the day Would do it again and again and again Stan...
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Tara B.
Dorchester, MA
 5.00
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Reely Full Day of Tuna Fishing!!

VERIFIED   August 3, 2019
All I can say is if you want the full Tuna fishing experience sign up for a charter with Kelly Ann! What a day, got hooked...
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Tim M.
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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Mark D.
Pittsfield, New Hampshire
 5.00
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Full day bottom fishing

VERIFIED   June 15, 2019
Captain Mauro and his mate Stan were outstanding.. They put us on the fish from the start, and it was non stop all day. Great...
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