Babu Sport Fishing Charters, Inc.

Are you looking for some relaxing fishing in the calm bays of New Jersey? Maybe some offshore reel-screaming action? Both of those, and anything in between can be found on trips with Babu Sport Fishing Charters.

Join Captain John Wilkinson aboard his 26’ Twin Vee Catamaran. Her hull design allows for great mobility for anglers on board, so you can bring 5 of your fishing buddies with you. She’s powered by twin Mercury Verado engines with 300 HP each – you can cruise at a max speed of 40 knots.

Serious fishing requires fishing equipment and you’re in luck! She’s equipped with both outriggers and downriggers, extending your reach out and below when trolling. A live bait well allows your bait fish to stay spry and appetizing long after it’s been plucked from the water. A first mate is also on board to assist you with whatever you need and help make your trip a memorable one.

Your safety is Capt. John’s primary concern and the boat is equipped to all USCG standards. Advanced fish finding and navigation equipment is on board, so you don’t waste time looking for fish and spend more time catching it.

You can pick and choose from a variety of gorgeous fish species to go after. Whatever your taste is, Babu Sport Fishing Charters has a trip for you. Whether it’s fishing for Flounder in the Bay or going on an epic offshore adventure for Bluefin Tuna, you’re in good hands. Other notable species you can go after are a variety of Sharks, Black Seabass, Black Drum, Mahi Mahi, Little Tunny, and whatever else takes the bite.

If you’re a Bass fanatic, this is the place to go for that personal best – there are numerous Striper fishing trips to choose from.

You will be provided with all required equipment on this trip, for up to 4 anglers. Contact the captain in advance if you’re booking a trip for a larger party.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 10 - Sep 1
    $1,000
    This trip will usually target the gorgeous Sharks or prestigious Bluefin Tuna off the coast of New Jersey. This is the right trip for you if you're looking to get that trophy catch to write home about. *Please keep in mind the price does not include the gratuity for the first mate.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 10 - Dec 15
    $900
    Spend the entire day hitting the productive inshore waters off the coast of New Jersey. You'll go after Black Drum, Black Seabass, Mahi Mahi, and a variety of other species on this trip. The charter will also supply you with all the necessary fishing gear. *Please keep in mind the price does not include the gratuity for the first mate.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Striper
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 10 - Dec 15
    $900
    Spend the entire day going after the famous Striped Bass. This trip is perfect if you're looking to top your personal best! You will be supplied with the required fishing gear for this trip. *Please keep in mind the price does not include the gratuity for the first mate.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Ocean
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 10 - Dec 15
    $700
    Head out into the blue waters and fish for a variety of gorgeous fish that live there. Sharks, Mahi Mahi, Little Tunny, and other species are on the catch list for this trip. The charter will supply you with the necessary gear. *Please keep in mind the price does not include the gratuity for the first mate.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Striper
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 10 - Dec 15
    $700
    Spend 6 hours going after the famous Striped Bass off the coast of New Jersey. The captain will make sure you have all the necessary equipment for this trip. *Please keep in mind the price does not include the gratuity for the first mate.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Bay
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 10 - Dec 15
    $600
    Spend 6 hours fishing the gorgeous Bay off the coast of New Jersey. You will go after Black Drum, Bluefish, Flounder, and whatever else you run into. You will be provided with the required fishing gear.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Ocean (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 10 - Dec 15
    $550
    Head out into the blue waters and get some serious fishing underway! This trip will mainly target Mahi Mahi, Sharks, Little Tunny, and whatever else takes the bait. The captain will supply you with the necessary equipment. *Please keep in mind the price does not include the gratuity for the first mate.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Striper (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 10 - Dec 15
    $550
    Start the day off just right, with some excellent Striped Bass fishing! You will be provided with all the necessary equipment for this trip by the charter. *Please keep in mind the price does not include the gratuity for the first mate.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Striper (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 10 - Dec 15
    $550
    This trip is all about the famous New Jersey Striped Bass. You'll head out in the afternoon and target Stripers. All required equipment is provided by the captain. *Please keep in mind the price does not include the gratuity for the first mate.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Bay (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 10 - Dec 15
    $450
    Head out into the bountiful bay and get some excellent fishing underway, first thing in the morning. You'll go after Black Seabass, Black Drum, Flounder, Bluefish, and others. *Please keep in mind the price does not include the gratuity for the first mate.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Bay (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 10 - Dec 15
    $450
    This half day trip is perfect for you to get some fishing done before enjoying the rest of your day off. You'll fish the bountiful New Jersey Bay for Bluefish, Black Drum, Flounder, Black Seabass, and whatever else takes the bait. *Please keep in mind the price does not include the gratuity for the first mate.
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About the Charter Operator

John Wilkinson
Brigantine, New Jersey, United States
21 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
47 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2014
"I started as a captain in 1972 and I love having novice customers catch their first big fish. My favorite fish is Striped Bass." Captain John Wilkinson has a 100 ton United States Coast Guard master's license. He's been fishing the local waters since '68 – he can put you on the hottest bite around!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Flounder Flounder
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Shark (Blue) Shark (Blue)

Shark (Mako) Shark (Mako)
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)

Boat Specs

Twin Vee (Catamaran) originally built in 2004. Powered by 2 300HP Mercury Verado engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Josh V. M.
Mays Landing, New Jersey
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Family Fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip - Bay (PM) on May 2, 2021
Excellent day out on the water great experience. Captain John and his first mate James are really great and friendly make you...
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Michael S.
Barnegat, NJ
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Half Day Bay Fishing with Captain John

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Bay (AM) on September 6, 2020
Perfect day today for fishing the bay. Captain John and First Mate Ron could not have been better and put us on the fish. I...
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4 hour bay trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Bay (PM) on August 21, 2020
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Daniel J.
Furlong, Pennsylvania
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Half Day Trip with Capt John

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Bay (AM) on August 12, 2020
We took our four kids for a trip with Capt John and Little John the mate. They put us on some good fish and kids all caught...
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Tyler C.
Blakely, PA
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Half day sea bass trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Striper (AM) on July 25, 2020
We had our limits with in 45 minutes of fishing, they re geared up and got us on different species of fish. We will be making...
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FAQs about Babu Sport Fishing Charters, Inc.

Babu Sport Fishing Charters, Inc. offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip - Bay (PM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip - Bay (AM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - 4 Hour Trip - Ocean (AM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - 4 Hour Trip - Striper (AM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - 4 Hour Trip - Striper (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 6 Hour Trip - Bay (6 hours)
  • $700 per group - 6 Hour Trip - Ocean (6 hours)
  • $700 per group - 6 Hour Trip - Striper (6 hours)
  • $900 per group - 8 Hour Trip - Inshore (8 hours)
  • $900 per group - 8 Hour Trip - Striper (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 8 Hour Trip - Offshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Babu Sport Fishing Charters, Inc., you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Outriggers

Trips booked with Babu Sport Fishing Charters, Inc. include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Please remember he is working for tips.)
  • Fishing License

Babu Sport Fishing Charters, Inc. offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (50 miles)
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Babu Sport Fishing Charters, Inc. offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Babu Sport Fishing Charters, Inc. include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blue)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)