Queen Mary Open Boat & Charters

Welcome aboard the Queen Mary Open Boat & Charters, the place to be if you’re looking for some great fishing at unbeatable prices. Captain David Riback has been fishing since he was a kid, and he’ll make sure you have an amazing time while reeling in some prized fish.

The Queen Mary is an 85’ Gulf Craft saltwater fishing boat fully restored in 2017. It features a huge cabin with ample covered seating and tables, as well as plenty of room on deck. She is licensed and approved for up to 95 passengers, so space certainly isn’t an issue! The Queen Mary has a large top deck to view the action or just relax and enjoy the scenery.

The Queen Mary also boasts a full array of top-of-the-line electronics, fully USCG-approved safety equipment, and the finest rental fishing equipment available. There are clean separate men’s and women’s toilets, and a professional fish cleaning service available on board.

Capt. David runs from May to December, 7 days a week, providing full day trips. You’ll be targeting a variety of species, such as Striped Bass, Bluefish, Bonito, Weakfish, Flounder, and Porgy, depending on the season.

The crew is a highly skilled and personable team that works tirelessly on each trip to make sure everyone on board has the time of their life. They are always happy to assist and advise anglers of any age or experience level, and you can be sure they will have a trick up their sleeves if the fish aren’t biting!

Fishing tackle is not included in the price, so remember to book with your trip if you don’t have your own! Optional rod rental – regular gear $10, spinning gear $15.

Join Queen Mary Open Boat & Charters and come make some amazing fishing memories!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    5 Hour Thurs Fireworks – Child Rate
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 1 (Thu)
    $120
    The children's rate for this trip is $45. This rate is for children ONLY. Adults must book separately. On Thursdays, in July and August, you can fish in the evenings with fireworks above you. Target Seabass, Fluke and other local species. You'll fish till dusk, set up for fireworks at dark, then head in after the fireworks display. Shared trips are only confirmed once a total of 14 people have booked. It is mandatory to arrive 30 min before departure on Weekdays and 45 min before departure on Weekends.
  • Shared trip
    7 Hour Deep Sea – Child Rate
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 10
    $170
    This is for children under 12 only. Adults must book a shared trip for the same day in addition. You can rent rods on the day – regular gear is $7 and spinning gear is $12. This is a 7-hour deep sea fishing trip, targeting Striped Bass, Bluefish, and other species in season. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Trips are not confirmed until a total of 14 people have booked. It is mandatory to arrive 30 min before departure on Weekdays and 45 min before departure on Weekends.
  • Shared trip
    5 hour Thursday Fish & Fireworks
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Aug 31 (Thu)
    $180
    On Thursdays, in July and August, you can fish until dark and follow with a fireworks finale. Price includes Rod, Reel & Bait. Target Seabass, Fluke and other local species. You'll fish till dusk, set up for fireworks at dark, then head in after the fireworks display. Shared trips are only confirmed once a total of 14 people have booked. It is mandatory to arrive 30 min before departure on Weekdays and 45 min before departure on Weekends.
  • Shared trip
    7 Hour Trip – Deep Sea Adult Rate
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 10
    $270
    Head out for 7 hours. Rod rental is now included in this special pricing. This trip will see you targeting Striped Bass, Bluefish, and other species in season. Please be aware that shared trips are only confirmed once a total of 14 people have booked. It is mandatory to arrive 30 min before departure on weekdays and 45 min before departure on weekends.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour – Private Charter
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 10 - Oct 25
    $1,850
    Queen Mary offers private fishing charters for up to 50 passengers. You'll fish for different species throughout the season, including Striped Bass, Bluefish, Seabass, Fluke, Ling, and more. The price includes everything for fishing, including equipment, tackle, bait, and fish cleaning. You are responsible for your own food, drink, and tips for the crew, which is customary between 15% – 20%. It is mandatory to arrive 30 min before departure on Weekdays and 45 min before departure on Weekends.
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About the Captain

David Riback
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, United States
50 Customer reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since May 2016
I started fishing with my father as a little boy and continued as a captain after graduating from the University of San Diego in 1990. In 1997, the first Purple Jet arrived and we have been putting smiles on customers faces ever since! The Queen Mary Open Party Fishing boat became part of the fleet in 2011.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Bonito Bonito
Flounder Flounder

Boat specs

Gulfcraft (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1990, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 700HP Cat engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
85 ft
Capacity
30 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Up to 20 miles from shore

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Mono line only 15-30 pound
Spinning
20-40 pound mono line only is best
Jigging
Diamond jigs and other 2-6oz. shiny lures

Amenities

Toilet
2 separate men & woman's
GPS
3 GPS units
Fishfinder
2 fishfinders
Live Bait Well
for Stripers Magic Hour Trips May & June
Ice Box
Radar
2 radars

Trip includes

Live Bait
Dead bait unless live is available
Fishing License
No license required aboard for hire vessel in NJ

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
Over 5 years old recommended
You Keep Catch
Daily rules and regulations apply
Catch and Release Allowed
Once people have enough we preach catch & release

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 37 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (41)
Fishing with David
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August fishing trip
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Angler Rating
30
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
68%
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Jossie R.
Trenton, NJ
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with David

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip – Deep Sea Adult Rate on May 14, 2022
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Eugene K.
Holland, PA
Excellent
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4.0 / 5
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VERIFIED   7 Hour Deep Sea – Child Rate on July 17, 2022
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Michael M.
Ridgefield Park, NJ
Excellent
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Great fishing experience

VERIFIED   7 Hour Deep Sea – Child Rate on August 12, 2020
By far the best party boat trip I’ve been on. I took my 11 year old son for his first salt water fishing experience and was...
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Alexander V.
Warwick, PA
Very good
4.0 / 5
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4.0 / 5
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Good
3.0 / 5
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Not as advertised.

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip – Deep Sea Adult Rate on July 15, 2022
It is saying DEEP SEA FISHING. Based on my knowledge’s fishing done below 100 feet in ocean waters is not deep-sea fishing.
Alexander V. does not recommend Queen Mary Open Boat & Charters
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Sarah I.
Philadelphia, PA
Excellent
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7 hr trip with captain Dave ☀️🎣

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip – Deep Sea Adult Rate on July 1, 2020
I had the absolute best time. My father in law was pulling fish out left and right once Capt Dave found the spot! The crew...
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FAQs about Queen Mary Open Boat & Charters

Queen Mary Open Boat & Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $60 per person - 5 Hour Thurs Fireworks – Child Rate (5 hours)
  • $85 per person - 7 Hour Deep Sea – Child Rate (7 hours)
  • $90 per person - 5 hour Thursday Fish & Fireworks (5 hours)
  • $135 per person - 7 Hour Trip – Deep Sea Adult Rate (7 hours)
  • $1,850 per group, additional $60 per person after 20 guests - 6 Hour – Private Charter (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Queen Mary Open Boat & Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet 2 separate men & woman's
  • GPS 3 GPS units
  • Fishfinder 2 fishfinders
  • Live Bait Well for Stripers Magic Hour Trips May & June
  • Ice Box
  • Radar 2 radars

Trips booked with Queen Mary Open Boat & Charters include:
  • Live Bait (Dead bait unless live is available)
  • Fishing License (No license required aboard for hire vessel in NJ)

Queen Mary Open Boat & Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing (Up to 20 miles from shore )

Queen Mary Open Boat & Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Mono line only 15-30 pound)
  • Spinning (20-40 pound mono line only is best )
  • Jigging (Diamond jigs and other 2-6oz. shiny lures)

Top targeted fish species with Queen Mary Open Boat & Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Bonito
  • Flounder
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Scup (Porgy)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Weakfish