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, owned by Captain John, and currently operated by Captain Branco, Captain James, and Captain John himself.

Join all our Captains aboard the 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. 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 the Captains’ primary concern and the boat is equipped to all USCG standards. Advanced fish finding and navigation equipment are 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
    4 Hour Trip – Bay (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 10 - Dec 15
    US $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.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Flounder
    Flounder
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bay (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 10 - Dec 15
    US $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.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Flounder
    Flounder
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trio – Ocean (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 10 - Dec 15
    US $600
    Reef, wreck, drifting, or trolling for Fluke, Blues, Tautog, Sea Bass, or Triggerfish plus others. The captain will supply you with the necessary equipment. Please keep in mind the price does not include the gratuity for the first mate.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Tautog
    Tautog
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Bay
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 10 - Dec 15
    US $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.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Flounder
    Flounder
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Ocean
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 10 - Dec 15
    US $800
    Head out into the blue waters and fish for a variety of gorgeous fish out 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.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Popping
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Shark (Blue)
    Blue Shark
    Shark (Mako)
    Mako Shark
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Raritan Bay Striper
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 15 - Nov 15
    US $800
    The boat will be fishing the Fall striper run in Raritan Bay starting October 15th and will return to Brigantine in late Fall. Call before booking to determine the boat location.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Ocean
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 10 - Dec 15
    US $1,000
    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.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Tuna (Bluefin)
    Bluefin Tuna
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Shark (Blue)
    Blue Shark
    Shark (Mako)
    Mako Shark
    Tautog
    Tautog
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 10 - Sep 1
    US $1,175
    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.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Popping
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Tuna (Bluefin)
    Bluefin Tuna
    Shark (Blue)
    Blue Shark
    Shark (Mako)
    Mako Shark
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 94 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
97%
Caught fish
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Melissa S.
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How big can a flounder get?

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Bay on May 10, 2024
This is what I asked Captain Tim just before catching a keeper! Captain Tim at Babu Sport Fishing Charters,  was very...
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Timothy G.
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Fun and fish!

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Bay (AM) on June 25, 2024
Tim and John know the grounds and made a fun, successful outing for a bunch of novices and first timers.  Everyone caught...
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Patrick M.
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Great Trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bay (AM) on June 16, 2024
Today we introduced the grandkids to fishing the bay and what a great trip. Jim and John turned us onto twenty flounder and...
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Ryan L.
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Best charter in brigantine

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Bay (AM) on July 6, 2024
Have fished with this crew for years - no one better.  Always catch fish and have fun
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James E.
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Fantastic trip with captain tim

VERIFIED   4 Hour Ocean/Striper on August 3, 2023
What a day. My two kids and I enjoyed every minute. Captain tim was determined to find only the best spots and he did. We caught...
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FAQs about Babu Sport Fishing Charters, Inc.

Babu Sport Fishing Charters, Inc. offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $450 per group, additional US $75 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Bay (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $75 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Bay (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $75 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trio – Ocean (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $75 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Bay (6 hours)
  • US $800 per group, additional US $75 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Ocean (6 hours)
  • US $800 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Raritan Bay Striper (6 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group, additional US $75 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Ocean (8 hours)
  • US $1,100 per group, additional US $75 per person after 1 guest - 8 Hour Trip – Offshore (8 hours)

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

Trips booked with Babu Sport Fishing Charters, Inc. include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (If the fish are hitting live bait we’ll provide it. )
  • Lures
  • First Mate (Please remember he is working for tips.)
  • Fishing License (Fishing licenses are included. )

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

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

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

Meet the Charter Operator

John Wilkinson
Brigantine, New Jersey, United States
56 Fishing Reports
112 Customer reviews
Response time 1 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!
Our Team
James W.
Captain
Tim B.
Captain

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Bonito Bonito

Boat specs

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

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
50 miles
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Sonar
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
If the fish are hitting live bait we’ll provide it.
Lures
First Mate
Please remember he is working for tips.
Fishing License
Fishing licenses are included.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Children as young as 4 have fished with us.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Recent fishing reports

July Fishing so far this month
July Fishing so far this month
July 19, 2024
The croaker, fluke, and sea bass fishing has been outstanding this month. It is the best croaker fishing in several years. The bigger sharks are starting to show in our inshore waters. The time to book your next trip is now.
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