Sawdust Sportfishing

Sawdust Sportfishing is located at the Hingham Shipyard Marina in Hingham, Massachusetts. Run and operated by Captain Jack, the crew fish the beautiful islands outside of Boston Harbor.

Take a ride aboard a comfortable 31-foot boat, which is powered by a 320 HP Caterpillar engine and has a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots. Its navigational electronics include a Simrad NSS evo2 GPS, all Simrad fish finder and radar, as well as Simrad and Standard Horizon VHF radios. The vessel is equipped with outriggers, a live bait tank, a wireless trolling motor, an ice-box for refreshments, and an anchoring system to make sure the boat comfortably stays where you want it to. As well as that, there is a toilet and a bed on board.

Sawdust Sportfishing Charters offers different packages to choose from. Depending on how much time you want to spend on the water and which species you would like to target, you can go for four, six, eight, and ten-hour trips. A half day trip will see you fishing inshore the Boston Harbor islands for Striped Bass and Bluefish, whilst on a ¾ day trip, you will be able to concentrate only on chasing Bass. You can choose to stay within a 3-mile radius or head up to 50 miles offshore to the Stellwagen Bank area to target Bluefin Tuna and Mako Shark. Among the other species are Cod, Haddock, Fluke, Atlantic Mackerel, and Pollock. According to the limits, you may keep a 28-inch fish per person, whilst the crew may keep a Bluefin Tuna that is bigger than 73 inches.

Your trip with Sawdust Sportfishing Charters will include your fishing licenses, all top of the line rods, reels, and tackle, as well as Mackerel, Squid, and Bunker live bait and lures. Your fish will be cleaned and filleted for you by the crew at the end of the trip. The crew will also offer drinking water, so you may feel free to bring your food if you want.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip – Tuna
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 1
    $1,250
    price breakdown
    $1,250
    During this trip, you will be trolling or fishing with live bait for Bluefin Tuna. You will be fishing the offshore waters of Stellwagen Bank, Cape Cod Bay, Peaked Hill Bar, or Southern Jefferies Ledge.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Shark/Groundfish
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 1
    $1,250
    price breakdown
    $1,250
    Spend the morning catching Haddock, Pollack and Mackerel and the afternoon chumming the waters for Mako, Blue, Thresher, and Porbeagle Sharks. This 8-hour trip is all about non-stop action!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore Groundfish
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Nov 1
    $1,050
    price breakdown
    $1,050
    This trip will see you heading 20-25 miles offshore and catch your limits of Haddock, Pollock, and Cod. Captain Jack is a local guide who has been fishing the areas for as long as he could remember, so a ride with him will be an eventful and a memorable experience.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Striper Swiper
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 1
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
    Captain Jack guarantees that this trip will result in outstanding catches. This package is ideal for any angler who is passionate about fishing for Striped Bass. The trip will include your fishing licenses and gear, you may only want to bring your own food on board.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 1
    $525
    price breakdown
    $525
    On this trip, you will be fishing inshore for Bass and Bluefish. Captain Jack will show you the ropes and will guide you to the best spots in the area. Your fishing equipment will be providing during the trip. The only thing you need to bring is your own food.
  • Private trip
    The Three Hour Tour
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 1
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Cruise around the harbor islands on a charter fishing boat. Maybe we get lines in maybe not. Pull up a lobster pot? Just drift around and swim? The boat is yours!! 20% gratuity not included.
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About the Captain

Jack Holmes
Hingham, Massachusetts, United States
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
15 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since January 2017
Captain Jack Holmes comes from a family of fishermen. His passion began at an early age when his grandfather and father took him fishing. Jack spent his summers chasing Bluefish on the waters off Falmouth, Massachusetts. After graduating college, Jack moved to Martha's Vineyard in 1999, where he spent the next 15 summers working as a Captain or mate on various charter and private sportfishing boats. He is now living in Hingham with his wife and Jen and their labrador Tilly. Having extensively fished the waters around Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, the Northeast canyons, east of Chatham, Boston Harbor, and Stellwagon Bank, Captain Jack knows the best spots and fishing playground. He enjoys taking his clients and friends out and sharing his knowledge with them.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Bluefish Bluefish
Cod Cod
Flounder Flounder

Haddock Haddock
Mackerel (Atlantic) Mackerel (Atlantic)
Pollock Pollock
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)

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

Boat Specs

Jc (Pilothouse) originally built in 1997. Powered by a 320HP Caterpillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (5)
4.64
out of 5 stars from 15 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
43+ incher in Boston Harbor
6 hours in the Sawdust!
Evening trip with Captain Jack and Sawdust
+2
Angler Rating
11
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1
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
85%
Friendly captain
92%
Recommend this charter
73%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
85%
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   June 29, 2020
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Steven A.
Milford, Massachusetts
 5.00
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Half Day with Sawdust and Captain Jack Holmes

VERIFIED   July 20, 2019
An excellent experience with my son and friend and his two sons.  The five of us all caught trophy fish on the hottest...
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Jeff W.
The Bronx, New York
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Jack

VERIFIED   July 22, 2017
Right from the start, it was clear we were in for a great day. Jack’s professionalism and personability as we left the...
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Ric T.
East Weymouth, Massachusetts
 5.00
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Fishing with Jack

VERIFIED   June 14, 2018
We had a great time with Captain Jack and First Mate Matt. Four of us went out and they knew right where to go.  Just...
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Brian A.
United States
 5.00
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Evening trip with Captain Jack and Sawdust

VERIFIED   July 19, 2017
We had a wonderful trip. The captain and his mate Kenny were outstanding fishing guides, incredibly friendly, and a pleasure...
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