Blue Crush Charters Montauk, NY

Blue Crush Charters is a family-owned company that offers fishing trips out of Montauk, New-York. The crew cater to all ages and levels of experience from beginner to expert, and each trip will be tailored to meet any angler’s expectations.

Enjoy your fishing trip with Blue Crush Charters aboard “Arabella”, a spacious 36-ft Downeast boat, which comes powered by a 450 HP Cummins engine. Originally built in 1998, the boat was restored in 2015 and has a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots. It can comfortably accommodate up to six guests and is equipped with state-of-the-art navigational electronics, which include a GPS, a VHF, a fish finder, and a radar. The vessel is fitted with a flybridge to aid your search for the fish, an anchoring system to make sure you stay rooted to the fishing grounds, an ice-box to keep the catch fresh during the day, a toilet, and a live bait tank. The boat is equipped with outriggers and a fighting chair for those anglers who are up to a challenge of professional fishing.

Take your friends, family, and well-behaved pets and join Blue Crush Charters for a fishing adventure inshore, nearshore, and offshore. The crew is very familiar with a range of methods that work best for the local waters, including heavy tackle bottom fishing, trolling, jigging, and gigging. Your main targeted species will be Bluefin Tuna, Black Seabass, Striped Bass, Bluefish, Flounder, Porgy, Mako Shark, and Thresher Shark.

Each fishing trip with Blue Crush Charters comes inclusive with rods, reels, tackle, and lures, as well as the licenses for you and your party. If you decide to keep the catch, it will be cleaned and filleted after the trip for you to take home and have for dinner later. Or just fill the freezer.

20% gratuity for the mate is customary and not included in the price. You can also feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks with you if you want.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore Sharks
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 25
    $1,600
    Montauk is famous for Shark fishing, and this 9 hour charter will let you experience this for yourself. This trip is weather permitting. The captain will touch base with you a day or two before the trip to discuss the weather forecast. If the he deems that the offshore forecast is too rough, he may fish inshore for a different species at a reduced rate. 20% gratuity for the mate is customary and not included in the price.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 25
    $1,300
    The captain will touch base with you a day or two before the trip to discuss the target species and the weather forecast. 20% gratuity for the mate is customary and not included in the price.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    This trip runs for 6 hours, which is a full tide. It will give you time to target Fluke, Black Seabass, Bluefish, and Striped Bass, according to the season. Your captain will let you know what's biting best so you get the most out of your time on the water. Please note that a 20% gratuity for the mate is customary and not included in the price.

About the Captain

Daniel Ledda
Montauk, New York, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
11 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since October 2015
With over 30 years of experience on the water, I enjoy boating, fishing, and meeting new people. I prefer using live bait or jigging, however, I am always prepared to try whatever method that will produce a nice catch.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Scup (Porgy) Scup (Porgy)

Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Shark (Mako) Mako Shark
Shark (Thresher) Thresher Shark
Tuna (Bluefin) Bluefin Tuna

Boat Specs

Calvin Beal (Downeast) originally built in 1998, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 450HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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.
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

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Robert L.
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Inshore on July 31, 2020
I have been deep sea fishing for 50 years always going to the Florida Keys.  Many years I’ve gone twice in May and September. ...
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Brooklyn, New York
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore Sharks on August 18, 2020
Captain Dan and First Mate Paul were absolutely amazing.  Truly knowledgeable about the species and how to catch them. We...
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East Hampton, NY
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) on July 8, 2020
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Far Rockaway, NY
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Inshore on September 29, 2019
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) on July 11, 2018
Awesome trip!!!  BIG STRIPERS!!  Great crew, put us right on fish!! Thanks Cap!!  See you for the fall run!!
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FAQs about Blue Crush Charters Montauk, NY

Blue Crush Charters Montauk, NY offers the following trips to customers:
  • $900 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - Full Day Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore Sharks (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Blue Crush Charters Montauk, NY, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Blue Crush Charters Montauk, NY include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (20% gratuity is customary)
  • Fishing License

Blue Crush Charters Montauk, NY offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Blue Crush Charters Montauk, NY offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Blue Crush Charters Montauk, NY include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Scup (Porgy)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Shark (Thresher)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)