Halfback Charters

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Star Island Yacht Club 59 Sta…
Montauk NY, United States

Halfback Charters does not need much introduction. With multiple awards to its name, including the world’s biggest Blue Shark (an IGFA record at 15 ft and 528 lbs), this is a charter service that knows how to put you on the very best fish in Montauk’s seas. Fish with them, and you will be with people who know what good fish - and good service - is all about.

The Halfback is a 35 ft Viking Express that has recently been repowered and features a complete range of new electronics to find the best fishing spots. A modern, high speed sport fishing boat, she will get you to the fish quickly and safely. Relax as you travel to and from the fishing grounds - the boat’s upgraded seating and bathroom complete with running water will ensure you are comfortable throughout the journey. And you will not need to risk being let down by faulty fishing gear on your vacation - this boat is loaded with top quality gear by well-known brands such as Shimano, Penn, and Diawa.

Each trip goes out under the guidance of experienced captain Art Cortes and a professional mate. Even if you have never fished in your life, there will be someone on hand at all times to make sure you have the best possible experience on the water. And if you are a pro, you will appreciate the crew’s impressive knowledge of the local fishery. Let this be your chance to catch a famous Montauk Shark, or hook into a big Striped Bass for the fight - and the meal - of your life.

Whatever the season, Halfback Charters will give you an exceptional time on the water out of Montauk. With 80 percent of their business being from repeat customers, discover why it is that once you go Halfback, you will never look back.

Halfback Charters does not need much introduction. With multiple awards to its name, including the world’s biggest Blue Shark (an IGFA record at 15 ft and 528 lbs), this is a charter service that knows how to put you on the very best fish in Montau


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  • Long Range Extreme Fishing
    11 hour trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US$ 2500 private charter
  • Offshore Trip - Extended
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1800 private charter
  • Full Day Trip - Offshore
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1500 private charter
  • Full Day Trip - Inshore
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1100 private charter
  • Half Day Trip - Block island
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 750 private charter
  • Half Day Trip - Inshore (pm)
    5 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 650 private charter
  • Half Day Trip - Inshore (am)
    5 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 650 private charter
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Viking Express (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1987, and restored in 2010. Powered by 2 330HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 29 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Shimano Calcuttas
Heavy Tackle
Penn and Shimano outfits
Bottom Fishing
Diawa outfits
Trolling
Penn and Shimano custom outfits
Spinning
Penn and Shimano medium and light outfits
Jigging
Penn Jigmasters Calcutta outfits
Popping
Spinning outfits
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
 
Bass (Striped)
 
Bluefish

 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
 
Flounder

 
Little Tunny (False Albacore)
 
Scup (Porgy)

 
Seabass (Black)
 
Shark (Mako)

 
Shark (Thresher)
 
Tuna (Albacore)

 
Tuna (Bluefin)
 
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
2 chairs
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
bedroom
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
We have a 5 ft live well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
2 chairs
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Water & soft drinks
First Mate
A tip to the mate is customary at 15 to 20 %
Fishing License Included
The boat has the license for all
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
Family friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, PayPal.

About the Captain

Arthur Cortes
Montauk, New York, United States
Member since February 2017
I grew up in Commack long island and raised a family in Port Jefferson. Fishing quickly became a passion and I found out Montauk was where the fish were. In 1990 I moved to Montauk to pursue my passion, which has always been the ocean and sport fishing. I've been living in Montauk sport fishing for 27 years. I own a home here and I'm a full time resident. I spend winters in South Florida. Fishing the Keys and Pine Island Sound on the west coast of Florida. Snook redfish trout and tarpon. I have fished year round for 27 years. Truly living my dream. America is the land of boundless opportunities!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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We lucked out and found a great charter boat. Captain Art is professional, friendly and very knowledgeable. We caught 4 jumbo stripers (30-40 lbs) and a blue. When the tide changed we switched over and caught a bunch of sea bass and a fluke. When we got back to the dock, the other boats were lean or skunked. Thank you Art for making this a great day. We’ll be back.

Fished August 25, 2017
Arthur Cortes (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 27, 2017

PLEASURE FISHING WITH YOU, YOUR BROTHER AND THE GUYS.
YOU WERE A GREAT GROUP.

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Strongly recommended for future trips
Captain know places and great atmosphere on the boat
Thank you

Fished August 19, 2017
Arthur Cortes (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 21, 2017

Thank you adam
Good to see you and your group again.a fun trip things worked out according to our plan. Limit of bass and sea bass as well.
Captain Art

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Fishing Reports

7 BASS FOR MIKE APPEL AND FAMILY

October 04, 2017

LONG TIME CUSTOMER MIKE APPEL CHRIS AND LOU HAD GOOD ACTION WITH THEIR LIMIT OF BASS TO 38 LBS AND RELEASING A FEW KEEPERS ONCE OVER THEIR LIMIT. BASS ACTION IS CONSISTENT AND GOOD. Read Full Report →


JOE AND CHRIS SCIORTINO WALLOPED BIG BAS

October 01, 2017

WE HAD AN AM TRIP WITH JOE AND SON CHRIS SCIORTINO ALONG WITH JOHN ATWATER. TWO HOURS OF NON STOP DOUBLE HEARS BIG BASS TO 40LBS. THEY KEPT THEIR LIMIT OF 5 BASS AND RELEASED AS MANY. WE HAVE… Read Full Report →