Wildly Successful Ocean Adventures

213 Pleasant Street
Eliot ME, United States

Wildly Successful Ocean Adventures is run by Captain Steven McDonough, a highly experienced captain who knows how to put you on some exciting fish. He offers flexible inshore and offshore charters from the Piscataqua River, launching out of either Portsmouth & Rye in New Hampshire, or from Kittery & Eliot in Maine.

Join Capt. Steven aboard the ‘F/V Fools Gold’, a recently restored 30’ Repco boat that is ready to take you on a full day of fun. To get you to the action, it is powered by a 130HP Isuzu engine, and is equipped with GPS, fishfinder, radar and VHF radio. Its spacious deck is perfect for up to four anglers, and the boat also features a live bait tank, and all necessary safety gear.

Wildly Successful Ocean Adventures specializes in heavy tackle, bottom fishing, jigging and drift fishing. Capt. Steven will take you out on a flexible full day trip, where you can choose between river fishing for Striped Bass, ground fishing for species such as Cod, Haddock, and Pollock, or big game fishing for Tuna, Shark and Halibut, and more. For something different, you can try out some Lobster trap hauling, or for those looking to relax, Capt. Steven can take you Whale and Seal watching or on a scenic river cruise. Trips include rods, reels and tackle, lures, live bait, fishing licenses, and cleaning and filleting of your catch at the end of the trip. All you need to bring is your lunch, appropriate clothing and sunscreen.

Join Wildly Successful Ocean Adventures for some wildly successful fishing charters on the productive Maine and New Hampshire waters.

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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 4 persons
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped)

Seabass (Black)
Shark (Blue)
Shark (Porbeagle)

Shark (Thresher)

Boat Specs

Repco (Downeast) originally built in 1982, and restored in 2013. Powered by a 130HP Isuzu engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 11 knots.

30 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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:

About the Captain

Steven McDonough
Eliot, Maine, United States
Member since May 2016
Captain Steven McDonough fell in love with the ocean when he was in his 20's, while he worked on a fishing boat off the Massachusetts coast. His love for the water has been growing ever since, and he is now dedicated to providing others with an unforgettable fishing adventure.
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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This was an awesome experience as we have never gone deep sea fishing before. The Captain was very informative and knowledgeable and we had a great time!

Fished September 2, 2017
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What a great day fishing.  Captain Steve is a great guy and knew where to find the fish, as we caught them all day long with many keepers.  I would highly recommend Chartering with Wildly Successful Ocean Adventures.  The Captain knows his stuff, but lets you do things at your own pace and desire.  Thank you Steve for a memorable day, we will return next summer.  Russ & Ken

Fished August 26, 2017
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