Fortuna Fishing Charters

Sailing from Sayville, New York, Fortuna Fishing Charters fish the Great South Bay and are happy to pick their customers up from any point on Fire Island. As well as offering fishing charters, they also run a transport service between Fire Island and the mainland, and they can also provide relaxing cruises around the local waterways.

The Fortuna is a sturdy 31 ft Downeaster boat that can comfortably take up to six guests fishing. Powered by a big Cummins Turbo Diesel engine, the boat is equipped with all the necessary navigational electronics including a fishfinder, and there is all the appropriate safety gear on board. Only the very best fishing gear is taken on board, with brands such as Shimano and Penn making up the collection.

A wide variety of fish can be targeted with Fortuna Fishing Charters, with springtime being best for Flounder and Blackfish, early summer targeting Fluke, Striped Bass, and Bluefish, and later summer being best for Weakfish. Captain Steve Dunn will guide you expertly around the fishing grounds in search of the best catches for the season, and he will provide equipment and instruction in techniques such as trolling, bottom fishing, jigging, and popping.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 1 Nov
    US$ 675
    up to 6 persons
    Full Day on bay fishing for species such as Striped Bass, Fluke, Bluefish, and more (depending on season). Includes all bait, tackle, ice. Will Pick up at any point on Fire Island
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 1 Nov
    US$ 550
    up to 6 persons
    Fishing the Great South Bay for species such as Fluke, Striped Bass, Seabass, Bluefish, and more depending on the season. Includes all bait, tackle and ice Will pick up at any point on Fire Island
  • Private trip
    Sightseeing Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 1 Nov
    US$ 375
    up to 6 persons
    Takes you along fire island seashore and through the Great South Bay.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped)
Seabass (Black)


Boat Specs

Manino (Downeast) originally built in 1988. Powered by a 250HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 17 knots.

30 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging


Life Jackets
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

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


Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Sayville to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

Steve Dunn
Sayville, New York, United States
Member since August 2016
Captain Steve Dunn is passionate about fishing. Being a longtime resident of Long Island's south shore, he is very knowledgeable about the area's fishery, and puts the skills he has picked up over a lifetime of fishing into practice every time he goes out on the water. Capt. Steve is also a Veteran of the United States Navy.
Response time: 10 hours
Response rate: 100%