Tuna Maine Charters

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Tuna Maine Charters has a trip with your name on it along the stunning waters of Coastal Maine. With Captain Nick at the helm, you’ll have a knowledgeable guide who recently retired from the US Coast Guard with 32 years of experience.

These waters hold big game fish like Giant Bluefin Tuna, Striped Bass, Blue Shark, Mako Shark, Porbeagle Shark, Haddock, and more.

Your vessel for the day is a 35’ Downeast with a capacity for 6 passengers. It comes with everything you need for a productive day on the water. There’s a toilet on board for your convenience.

There will be a First Mate on board to help your trip run smoothly. Mates often work for tips and it’s customary to offer them a 10–20% tip.

A few items to bring include bottled water, sunblock, and sunglasses. Alcohol is allowed but we ask that you avoid glass bottles.

Tuna Maine Charters will make it easy for you to go Deep Sea Fishing in South Portland. So, how about booking that trip?



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Striped Bass
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Price for up to 3 persons
    US $500
    Our Striped Bass trip is action-packed and in secluded waters for extra comfort.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Haddock
    Haddock
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Shark
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Price for up to 3 persons
    US $750
    Our Shark fishing trip has a very high success rate and offers an opportunity to land other species like Giant Tuna.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Heavy Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Tuna (Bluefin)
    Bluefin Tuna
    Shark (Porbeagle)
    Porbeagle Shark
    Shark (Blue)
    Blue Shark
    Shark (Mako)
    Mako Shark
    Haddock
    Haddock
  • Private trip
    Family fun day
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Price for up to 3 persons
    US $750
    An “all the above” trip designed for a fun day on the water. Underway in the morning for a nice relaxing day of catching bait, checking lobster traps, visiting lighthouses, looking for whales, catching ground fish and stripers. Back to the dock before supper.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Pollock
    Pollock
    Shark (Blue)
    Blue Shark
    Haddock
    Haddock
    Whiting
    Whiting
    Mackerel (Atlantic)
    Atlantic Mackerel
    Lobster
    Lobster
  • Private trip
    24 Hour Trip – Tuna
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 AM
    Price for up to 3 persons
    US $1,000
    For giant Bluefin Tuna, we typically depart the dock around 6 pm and start fishing shortly thereafter. You can expect 24hrs of fishing.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Tuna (Bluefin)
    Bluefin Tuna
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Customer reviews

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Experience
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VERIFIED   NEW  24 Hour Trip – Tuna on July 8, 2024
We did not catch a tuna, but that’s the name of the game, fishing… it was worth every dollar and I would do it again. the...
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Marc L.
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THE BEST CAPTAIN EVER!

VERIFIED   NEW  12 Hour Trip – Shark on July 10, 2024
If you’re looking for a memorable experience as a Dad with his boys, this is the one! We had a blast and would recommend...
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FAQs about Tuna Maine Charters

Tuna Maine Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $500 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Striped Bass (12 hours)
  • US $750 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Shark (12 hours)
  • US $750 per group - Family fun day (8 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - 24 Hour Trip – Tuna (24 hours)

When you book a trip with Tuna Maine Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Tuna Maine Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Tuna Maine Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Tuna Maine Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Tuna Maine Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Shark (Blue)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)

Meet the Charter Operator

Tuna Maine Charters
South Portland, Maine, United States
2 Customer reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since June 2024
Avid fisherman, and retired Coast Guard veteran with 32 years of experience operating boats throughout North America. My emphasis is on safety and catching big fish. We like to have fun and create memorable experiences.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Shark (Blue) Blue Shark
Tuna (Bluefin) Bluefin Tuna

Boat specs

Bruno Stillman (Downeast) originally built in 1980, and restored in 2022. Powered by a 375HP CAT engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day 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
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
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