COVID-19 Until further notice we will be doing only one trip per day. No back to back trips. The mate and Captain will wash the boat stem to stern, including all the rods, reels and equipment The head will get cleaned and then disinfected. Captain Paul will give a safety briefing before every trip and will include using hand sanitizer and sunscreen for everyone.

Reel Pursuit Charters provide unforgettable Striper and Tuna charters in the waters of Boston, Massachusetts. You will spend a fun-filled day on the Boston waters in the company of a well-rounded crew led by Captain Paul Diggins. He and his mates will work hard to take you to best fishing spots, to help you cast for, hook, and reel in your catch!

You will go out on their 34 foot Craig Blackwell express boat, which was completely rebuilt by Blackwell BoatWorks in 2016. It now contains all the latest electronics, as well as all the safety equipment. The boat is powered by a two 315 HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots. This makes it fast and sound on the chop.

Reel Pursuit Charters will provide you with all the fishing gear and lures, with live baits supplied on the 6 and 8 hour long trips. You will go in search of the famous Striper or Striped Bass, as well as Porgy, Atlantic Mackerel, Flounder, and Bluefish. There is the added option of going on an amazing deep sea trip for Bluefin Tuna and Sharks.

You can bring your food and your favorite alcoholic beverages which will be stored in the onboard fridge. You’ll also have an enclosed toilet and a multimedia system available. The mate will clean the catch for you so make sure you tip him well as they rely on gratuity.

Anglers of all ages and skill levels are welcome so gather your friends, relatives or fellow workers, book a trip that’s to your liking and set off to your next fishing adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day – Offshore 4 MAX
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Oct 20
    $1,500
    If you've been dreaming of venturing into the deep blue waters and battling some deep sea beasts this is the trip for you. Join Captain Paul and go after some giant Tuna or Shark. Federal guidelines will be followed on all trips. You will have all the fishing gear supplied. The mates' tip is 15-20% additional. **4 people MAX**
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 20
    $1,000
    This trip will allow anglers to experience Boston nearshore fishing to the fullest. You can cover a lot of ground on this trip with a few quality stops. On this 8-hour long trip, you will go out in search of Bluefish, Flounder, and Striped Bass. Starting times are flexible but it's best to plan for an early start if you're fishing during the weekend.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 20
    $800
    If you're looking to give yourself a couple of extra hours to find some seriously large fish, this trip is a great option. It lasts for 6 hours and will see you fishing for Stripers, Bluefish, and Flounder. Although starting times are flexible, Captain Paul recommends an early start on the weekends.
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About the Captain

Paul Diggins
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
1 Fishing Report
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23 Customer Reviews
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Member since January 2017
Captain Paul has been fishing professionally for over 25 years including the waters of Boston, Cape Cod, Florida and Costa Rica. He is a USCG 100 Ton Licensed Captain with extensive knowledge of boat handling. Captain Paul believes that a fishing trip should consist of enjoying your family and friends company, catching great fish, and taking in the beautiful scenery of the ocean - wherever you are!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Mackerel (Atlantic) Mackerel (Atlantic)

Scup (Porgy) Scup (Porgy)
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)

Boat Specs

Craig Blackwell (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1990, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 315HP Cummins 2016 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
34 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
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Kitchen

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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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Customer Reviews

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Great first mate and amazing boat but no fish
Great first mate and amazing boat but no fish
Great time, weather and stripers cooperated.  Captain Paul and Evan were fantastic
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
95%
Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
50%
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Great first mate and amazing boat but no fish

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on September 29, 2020
I absolutely loved my time with Captain Paul and his first mate. They made our 5 people group feel right at home. The...
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New Bedford, MA
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Great day on the water

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on August 23, 2020
Paul and deckhand were fantastic. Very friendly and professional. Boat was super clean and well kept! Paul arrived on time...
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Sean O.
Boston, MA
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Great Trip with Captain Paul

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on August 29, 2020
We didn’t get any bites, but it wasn’t for lack of trying. Paul busted his ass to get us to a good spot, but it wasn’t...
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Sudbury, MA
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A day for the books

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 21, 2020
I have two boys ages 9 and 10. They had a blast. Paul and deckhand Evan were great with the kids, clean, friendly, and talkative....
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Boston, MA
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Three quarry day

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on August 7, 2020
An amazing time. Captain and crew were the best. They could not do enough to make the day a success. Caught 10 BIG fish...
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FAQs about Reel Pursuit Charters

Reel Pursuit Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $800 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - Extended Full Day – Offshore 4 MAX (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Pursuit Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Enclosed)
  • Fighting Chair (Tuna and Shark )
  • GPS (All Electronics Are New)
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Reel Pursuit Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (All supplied)
  • Live Bait (On Trips 6 Hours Or Longer)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Mate Cleans The Catch)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License (Included)

Reel Pursuit Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Inner Harbor)
  • Nearshore Fishing (The Islands Around Boston)
  • Offshore Fishing (Stellwagen Bank)

Reel Pursuit Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reel Pursuit Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Mackerel (Atlantic)
  • Scup (Porgy)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)