Ajax Charters

Ajax Charters invites you to experience Boston Harbor fishing with Captain David Bartels. The charter is dedicated to giving their guests the opportunity to quickly target fish while at the same time providing a great game fishing experience. You will fish around the beautiful historic Boston Harbor, and Quincy and Hingham Bays.

One of your target species will be Striped Bass, which is known for its significant sport fishing qualities and good food qualities. The silvery beauty is mostly caught using a variety of live baits, but they also enjoy dead bait. Striped Bass are in the Boston area from May through October, with the peak season being July and August when Captain David runs 3 daily trips: morning, afternoon, and early evening.

Flounder is another fish you will target. This flatfish species has two eyes on the same side when it reaches adulthood. It is a clever fish as it camouflages itself by lying on the bottom of the seabed to protect itself from predators. Flounder is extremely delicious and can be prepared in many ways.

Ajax Charters will take you fishing aboard our Campion center console powered by a brand new 90 HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots. The speedy boat will get you to the productive fishing locations efficiently, and you will enjoy resting on the cushioned seating area if the fish tire you out.

The boat is fully equipped with updated safety and navigation features, and the necessary fishing gear. Captain David will provide you with rods, reels, tackle, licenses,and live bait. So all you have to do is bring positive energy and have a great time out on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Flounder + Bass Combo Charter
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jul 31 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $475
    price breakdown
    $475
    Additional time available for $75 per hour after 4 hours. You will fish for both Flounder and Striped Bass.
  • Private trip
    Striped Bass Charter - AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $425
    price breakdown
    $425
    Each additional hour after 4 hours is $75 per hour. Charters are available morning, afternoon, and early evening (July/Aug). Fishing is best from May thru October.
  • Private trip
    4 Hours Flounder Charter - AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jul 31 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
    Flounder fishing is best from late April through mid-July. They can cater to you and your schedule. After 4 hours it's $75 per additional hour.
  • Private trip
    3 Hours Flounder Charter - AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jul 31 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    This trip is 3 hours long and will take you to the most productive spot where Flounder have been reported.
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About the Captain

David Bartels
Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
6 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
8 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since March 2017
I've been working in the pleasure boating marine industry for almost 15 years. I've worked alongside some of the best fishermen, captains, and mechanics around Boston Harbor. While working a number of captain's boats, I learned a lot of tips and techniques. While talking to, working and fishing with these captains, I developed a love for the sport and a want to share this with others. Every day out on the water is a new experience and the scenic views and skyline of city of Boston from the water is amazing!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Flounder Flounder
Pollock Pollock
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Campion (Center console) originally built in 2000, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 90HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
16 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 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
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
PayPal
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.96
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
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4 hour Striper Charter with Captain David
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
63%
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Kevin O.
Braintree, Massachusetts
 5.00
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4 hour Striper Charter with Captain David

VERIFIED   NEW  September 12, 2020
Floated out of Quincy MA into the Boston Harbor Islands on a sunny fall-like morning with Captain David. We only caught a couple...
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Randy C.
Milton, MA
 4.67
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   August 9, 2020
Great morning on the water captain was nice a knowledgeable
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Larry L.
Gahanna, OH
 5.00
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Half day striped bass charter

VERIFIED   September 14, 2019
The captain is a great guide, thoughtful and dedicated.  We would go again.
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Alan C.
Syracuse, NY
 5.00
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Striper fishing with captain dave

VERIFIED   June 23, 2019
Had a great time, we caught 7 stripers and captain Dave was great.
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Jenn T.
Medford, Massachusetts
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Half day trip with Captain David

VERIFIED   June 27, 2017
Easy location to access at marina, Captain David was there early and prepared for us upon our early arrival. The...
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