Boston Fish Tales invites you on a personalized fishing adventure in the productive waters of Boston, Massachusetts. The charter is operated by Captain Joseph D’orsi who has been on the water daily for over 22 years and is a pro at catching inshore and nearshore fish.

Capt. Joseph will take you out on “The Fish Tales” – a 31’ JC Provincetown powered by a 325 HP Caterpillar diesel engine with a maximum cruising speed of 17 knots. The boat has a capacity for 6 guests who will enjoy fishing in comfort. It is roomy and comfortable, with an enclosed cabin and a top tower.

The boat has a toilet for your convenience, as well as an icebox for the catch. It is fully equipped with all the necessary navigational features and the USCG approved safety equipment. You will also have all the fishing gear available on board including the rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and even a first mate to assist you with reeling in your catch.

The crew will take you fishing in the inshore waters of the Boston Harbor for Striped Bass and Bluefish from May through September, and for Flounder in May and June. You will be taken to the best possible spots and given expert advice in order to make your trip a success. At the end of the trip, you can have your catch cleaned and filleted by the crew.

Join Boston Fish Tales and explore the prolific inshore waters of Massachusetts for a great time!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $850
    This is a 7-hour long inshore fishing trip for Striped Bass and Bluefish. You will be chunking with live bait and trolling.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip AM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $650
    This half-day trip is popular for striped bass and bluefish. Striped bass is plentiful in these waters and usually easy to catch for new anglers. This inshore trip offers light tackle fishing action with live and chunk bait close to the rocks and around Beautiful Boston Harbor Islands. All bait and tackle are provided for this trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip PM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 1 (Wed)
    $650
    This half-day trip is popular for striped bass and bluefish. Striped bass is plentiful in these waters and usually easy to catch for new anglers. This inshore trip offers light tackle fishing action with live and chunk bait close to the rocks and around Beautiful Boston Harbor Islands. All bait and tackle are provided for this trip.
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About the Captain

Joe D'Orsi
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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36 Customer Reviews
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Member since February 2017
Captain Joseph loves fishing and taking new and repeat guests out. He is on the water daily and is always well informed about the best fishing spots where the fish are biting. He is a fun person, a knowledgeable fisherman, and a professional captain. Captain Joseph, or Joe as he is known by friends and colleagues, works with professional mates who will make your trip even more enjoyable by assisting you with fishing.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Haddock Haddock

Boat Specs

J C Boats (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1986, and restored in 2021. Powered by a 325HP Caterpillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 17 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
American Express
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Half day trip (PM) with Capt Joe

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip PM on August 16, 2021
We had a great day on the water with Capt. Joe.  Due to the arrival of a different species of fish, we did not catch many...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip AM on July 22, 2021
Our family had so much fun with Joe and Eric today. They were both so helpful and patient with all of us. They took the time...
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Morgan R.
New Berlin, WI
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip PM on August 3, 2021
We had such a great experience! Joe was fantastic. Not only was he an awesome fisherman, but he was great with our kids and...
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Dorchester, Massachusetts
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A perfect day on the water

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip AM on July 16, 2021
Captain Joe knows the harbor so well and uses that knowledge to find the best spot to catch those strippers! We will definitely...
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Karen B.
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 28, 2021
We had so much fun with our Captain Joe and Ryan today. Caught lots of fish and the weather could not have been better.
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FAQs about Boston Fish Tales

Boston Fish Tales offers the following trips to customers:
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip PM (5 hours)
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip AM (5 hours)
  • $850 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Boston Fish Tales, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Boston Fish Tales include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Boston Fish Tales offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Boston Fish Tales offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Boston Fish Tales include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Haddock