Cast your line into a full day or half day of adventure with Cortes Outfitters. Bask in the scenery of Long Island’s stunning coastline while perfecting your light tackle or fly fishing skills in the company of the experienced guide Arthur Cortes. Sit back, relax, and enjoy complimentary snacks as you journey in search of a fish to remember.

You’ll be fishing aboard a 22’ Cape Craft center console boat, which offers a spacious and safe ride for up to 2 passengers plus the guide. Powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine, the boat features state of the art electronics, including a fishfinder and a chart plotter to get you on the fish. There is also a radio and CD player on board for your enjoyment.

During your trip, you’ll fish for Striped Bass and Bluefish with a sea-savvy captain who will instruct you in fly-tying and proper casting techniques, as well as bottom bait-fishing. He’ll also offer instructions in conventional fishing techniques. All the gear you need will be provided, and you’ll make the most of the guide’s thorough knowledge of where the big fish bite.

Arthur will contact you after booking to confirm your meeting location, and he’ll make sure that everything is taken care of. He’ll will even provide snacks and drinks when on board, and he’s got you covered for your fishing license.

You really don’t need to do anything! Get booking and get ready for a thrilling day on NYC’s exciting waters with Cortes Outfitters.



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    Catch the first bite of the day and get out on New York's productive waters. Just a stone's throw from downtown, you'll have the chance to go after a range of exciting and delicious fish. Battle it out with Stripers and Bluefish during a thrilling day out on these productive waters, and fill the boat to take home a tasty treat for lunch.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 1
    $600
    Spending 6 hours on the water will give you plenty of time to fill the boat with delicious fish. You'll explore the bays and shallow waters out of New York, barely out of downtown. Yes, these waters – so close to the city – are home to some incredible species. Come and explore them as you bottom fish in the hope of hooking a Striper, Bluefish, Seabass, Weakfish, Scup, and many more to fill the fridge with some tasty fish.
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About the Captain

Arthur Cortes
New York City, New York, United States
7 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
14 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2016
Captain Cortes a Orvis endorsed guide, has been fishing in New York City for over 20 years and enjoys taking people fishing. After receiving his U.S Coast Guard certified captains licenses he started Cortes Outfitters to take and show clients where the fish bite. Captain Cortes will try his best to to make your trip a successful one, as he is happiest when fish are in the boat.

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Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Scup (Porgy) Scup (Porgy)
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass

Tautog Tautog
Weakfish Weakfish

Boat Specs

Cape Craft (Center console) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Zoe V.
New York, NY
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 13, 2021
Such an amazing experience. I booked this trip as a birthday gift for my partner. I’ve never been fishing before, but by...
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Donald M.
New York, New York
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Striped bass on the JFK flight path

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on May 24, 2021
On a gusty day when the fish were reluctant to bite, Captain Arthur Cortes worked hard and moved to many spots to make sure...
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Béziers, Occitanie
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FAQs about Cortes Outfitters

Cortes Outfitters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Cortes Outfitters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Cortes Outfitters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Cortes Outfitters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Cortes Outfitters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Cortes Outfitters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Scup (Porgy)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Tautog
  • Weakfish