Maine Tuna Fishing

5 Bay Avenue
Saco ME, United States

Maine Tuna Fishing is a charter business based out of gorgeous Saco, Maine that offers a range of inshore and offshore fishing options. Whether you are looking to take the kids out for a fun 2-hour trip, are a serious angler looking to spend the full day wrestling big beasts, or may be interested in an overnight adventure – you are sure to find the perfect fit with this crew.

The ‘Miss Megan II’ is a wide, stable and fast 35’ custom built boat that was designed for charter fishing. She is powered by a 500 HP Caterpillar diesel engine, allowing her to navigate through all sea conditions with ease, and comes equipped with modern navigational electronics, and all USCG approved safety equipment required for trips up to 100 miles offshore.

She boasts plenty of deck space and indoor seating to accommodate up to six passengers, and for your comfort has a private toilet below the decks. There is an onboard stereo, and you are welcome to bring your favorite CDs or plug in your mobile to really enjoy your day.

The crew will be happy to teach you a wide variety of fishing techniques, including light and heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, drift fishing, and even fly fishing and kite fishing, that are best for targeting species such as Bluefin Tuna, Sharks, Cod, Haddock, Striped Bass, Bluefish, Flounder, Haddock, Pollock, Cod, and others.

Trips include rods, reels and tackle, lures, live bait, fishing licenses, as well as cleaning and filleting of your catch for your enjoyment. All you need to do is pack some drinks and snacks if you want and come on down for a time to remember!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Overnight Trip - Shark & Tuna MAX 4
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    1 day trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 1 Oct
    US$ 2000
    per person / day
    This overnight liveaboard adventure is for fishing enthusiasts looking to tackle Bluefin Tuna and numerous Shark species, including Mako, Blue, Thresher, and Porbeagle. Other species that you may find here include Cod, Haddock, Pollock, and Halibut.
  • Private trip
    16 Hour Trip - Big Game Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    16 hours trip, starts at 4:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 1 Oct
    US$ 1400
    up to 6 persons
    This thrilling trip is for those wanting to spend a long day tackling Bluefin Tuna and various Shark species, including Mako, Blue, Thresher, and Porbeagle. Along the way, you may also encounter Cod, Haddock, Pollock, and Halibut.
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 1 Oct
    US$ 950
    up to 6 persons
    This full day trip will take you offshore in search of Haddock, Cod and more. Included in the price re fishing gear, lures, live bait, fishing licenses, and catch cleaning services.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 1 Oct
    US$ 650
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will have you heading offshore in search of Haddock, Cod and more. The price includes fishing gear, lures, live bait, fishing licenses, and catch cleaning and filleting.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Inshore Bass/Bluefish
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 1 Oct
    US$ 425
    up to 6 persons
    You will spend 4 hours on the inshore waters targeting Striped Bass and Bluefish. The price includes fishing gear, lures, live bait, fishing licenses, and catch cleaning and filleting.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip - Kids Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    2 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 1 Oct
    US$ 300
    up to 6 persons
    This 2-hour trip is a fun day out with the kids, as you'll be fishing close to shore. Price includes fishing gear, lures, live bait, fishing licenses, and catch cleaning and filleting.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped)
Bluefish
Cod
Flounder

Haddock
Pollock
Shark (Blue)
Shark (Mako)

Shark (Porbeagle)
Shark (Thresher)
Tuna (Bluefin)

Boat Specs

Custom built (Downeast) originally built in 1985, and restored in 2012. Powered by a 500HP Cat engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

About the Captain

Shawn Tibbetts
Saco, Maine, United States
Member since July 2016
6
I've been fishing my entire life.
Response time: 12 hours
Response rate: 80%

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (2)
4.78
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
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Experience
Big game fishing trip
Great morning of fishing
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Debra Laroza
Worcester, Massachusetts
 5.00
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Big game fishing trip

VERIFIED   August 5, 2018
Great day shark fishing! We couldn’t have had a more perfect day! Thank you Shawn and Lyndsay!
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John Lino
Saco, ME
 5.00
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Great morning of fishing

VERIFIED   July 29, 2018
Thanks for a great morning of fishing. My family had a fun experience fishing with you guys.
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Matt Colwell
Hudson, NY
 5.00
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   August 3, 2018
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James Bradley
Albuquerque, NM
 5.00
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Fishing with Shawn

VERIFIED   August 1, 2018
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Ronald Gregoire
Saco, Maine
 4.67
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Half day

VERIFIED   July 4, 2018
Great for the kids inshore perfect
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