Osprey Sportfishing

Embark on an adventure with Osprey Sportfishing! The team has had many happy fishermen over the past 33 years and the new season is no different! Capt. Don Viprino loves teaching novices to fish, especially children, so do not let the lack of experience stop you from having a great time!

Capt. Don invites you to join him on The Osprey, a 35’ Bruno and Stillman boat. She’s powered by a strong 375 HP Caterpillar engine and accommodates up to 6 guests. You will catch fish in comfort and style with the Osprey’s fully enclosed cabin for those early and late season trips. She also features a private toilet, a bed, and a flybridge.

If it’s fillets for the dinner table you seek, go out in late April or early May for Haddock. Head out a bit later in the season to enjoy some light tackle action for Striped Bass and Bluefish. Jigging and trolling for Striped Bass is Capt. Don’s specialty and these trips are bound to be successful. For those diehard anglers who are up for a challenge, join later in the season chasing Bluefin Tuna! You’ll go up to 40 miles offshore for this “top shelf” fish.

Your trip will include everything you need to make a great catch possible, from rods and reels to bait, lures, and even a complimentary fish cleaning service at the end of the trip. You only need to bring your snacks and drinks.

Rock Harbor is a tidal harbor. This means that the exact time of departure needs to be scheduled according to the tides. Contact Capt. Don to schedule your exact trip time.

Osprey Sportfishing is looking forward to a new year of bent rods and great catches. Book your charters now for best availability out of one of the Cape’s most beautiful destinations, Rock Harbor in Orleans!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 20 Apr - 15 Nov
    $900
    up to 6 persons
    This full-day trip gives you enough time to head out offshore in the pursuit of those big game fish, such as strong Bluefin Tuna or aggressive Blue Shark. The hunt depends on the season, so you may also be after Striped Bass, Cod, or Bluefish. Bring your snacks and drinks, everything else is provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 20 Apr - 15 Nov
    $700
    up to 6 persons
    Haddock trips are available through May, Striped Bass starting in June, then moving onto Bluefish and Bluefin Tuna! This trip is perfect for kids as it's just enough time to learn the basics of fishing and have an amazing time on the water. Your fishing equipment is provided, just bring some snacks and drinks.
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About the Captain

Don Viprino
Orleans, Massachusetts, United States
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Member since January 2017
Captain Don is Coast Guard licensed guide. He has been working on the Osprey since he was 10 as the first mate and fill in captain. He purchased the boat from Capt. Bob in 2000. Many of Capt. Bob's original customers are still fishing with him today. Capt. Don loves taking the kids out fishing, because they enjoy it more than anybody else and are usually even better than their dads.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped)
Bluefish
Cod
Flounder

Haddock
Shark (Blue)
Tuna (Bluefin)

Boat Specs

Bruno and Stillman (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1981, and restored in 2005. Powered by a 375HP Caterpillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 17 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
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
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Pay remaining balance to captain
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Kevin B.
Charlotte, NC
 5.00
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VERIFIED   June 20, 2019
Thanks to the captain and crew, this was once in a lifetime trip. Don and Nate know how to fish. We have never caught so many...
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Wayne P.
Boston, MA
 5.00
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VERIFIED   NEW  August 13, 2019
The most amazing fishing trip I’ve had in my life! Captain Don and the crew were awesome! I have never caught so many...
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Brian M.
Central Falls, RI
 5.00
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VERIFIED   July 24, 2019
Went out today with my father and 4 siblings. Everyone had a great time and caught plenty of strippers. Captain Don and first...
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Richard K.
Eastham, MA
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VERIFIED   NEW  July 31, 2019
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Brett T.
Middletown, CT
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VERIFIED   June 24, 2019
Awesome day put us right on the fish and kept it that way all day nonstop action so many fish and big ones too. Best day fishing...
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