Purple Jet Sport Fishing Charters

415 Broadway
Point Pleasant Beach NJ, United Sta…

Purple Jet Sport Fishing Charters specializes in exciting angling adventures for both small and large groups. Whatever you do, Captain David Riback will get you on the biggest fish around. He will send you packing with a trunkful of fish and a headful of great memories at the end of every trip!

The “Purple Jet” is a 48’ Henriques fishing boat which was completely overhauled in 2015. She boasts a pair of Lugger engines that kick out over 1,000 HP between them getting you to the fishing grounds at speed. Once you’re there, her modern marine electronics will pinpoint the best fish around while her skilled crew gets you ready for battle.

What you will be battling depends on the trip you choose. Half days will have you fighting Stripers, Bluefish, Flounder, Seabass, and a range of other tasty fish. Book in for a full day, and you can add Cod, Sharks, and other offshore fish to the menu.

But what if you want something a little more extreme? Climb aboard for an overnight charter, and you could be headed over 100 miles offshore to the deep-water canyons that scar the side of the continental shelf. As the old maps would say: “here be sea monsters!” You’ll be chunking and trolling for Albacore, Bigeye, and Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Swordfish, and more.

Whatever you do, you can rely on clean, private restrooms, fully heated and air-conditioned cabins, and a professional crew which will clean and fillet all your fish at the end of the day. All rods, reels, tackle, and bait are included in the trip, so all you have to do is show up! Just climb aboard are get ready for a trip you will never forget.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Overnight Trip - Canyons
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    24 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Apr - 15 Dec
    US$ 4950
    up to 6 persons
    This is an overnight trip lasting anywhere from 24 to 30 hours. You will be heading out to the canyons to chunk and troll for Yellowfin, Bigeye & Albacore Tunas, Swordfish, Mahi Mahi, and whatever else comes your way in these epic deep sea fishing grounds.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Deep Sea
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Apr - 15 Dec
    US$ 995
    up to 6 persons
    Head offshore to battle Sharks, pull in tasty Cod, and take on a range of other deep sea species on this eight-hour trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Apr - 15 Oct
    US$ 850
    up to 6 persons
    Enjoy a fun afternoon four-five-hour trip for groups up to a maximum of 6 passengers. Target Bluefish, Stripers, Flounder, Seabass, and much more on this productive charter!
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped)

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Seabass (Black)
Shark (Mako)

Shark (Thresher)
Tuna (Albacore)
Tuna (Bigeye)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Henriques (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1985, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 550HP Lugger engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 23 knots.

48 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing


Air Conditioning
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:

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

About the Captain

David Riback
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, United States
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.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.25 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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Fished August 6, 2018
David Riback (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 18, 2018

Glad you had a nice day!

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Awesome day fishing. We all had a blast! The captain and crew were great. Definitely will be coming back again.

Fished June 29, 2018
David Riback (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 1, 2018

So glad your party enjoyed a fun afternoon!!

Capt Dave

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One of the worst trips if not the worst fishing trip I’ve ever had.  Capt. didn’t go out for us to really catch fish.  The fish we caught we’re all small except for 2 or 3.  It is very disappointing when you spend your hard earned money &  come home empty handed.  All the Captain did was go out not that far & kept going around in circles.

Fished June 16, 2018
David Riback (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 18, 2018

The internet give everyone the right to post   a review.  If your trip did not live up to expectations thats understandable.  To flat out lie is completely another thing. Drive around in circles? What about the 8 anchor drops on spots which all produced fish?
You booked a half day trip in New Jersey. We dont have the fishing close like in the Mass or RI.  Your group had drop and reel Sea Bass action and kept plenty of fish. Yes the ratio was 15-1 shorts to keepers. Your group caught lots of fish. We can bring ya to them but we certainly can’t grow them. You booked without knowledge of the fishing report through a third party.  We tell EVERYONE who personally calls the TRUE fishng report.  Its about a day out having fun fishing.  If its about filling your freezer up with fish.  You will need a offshore trip in the late

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