Blue Venture Fishing Charters

Stafford Street
Mystic CT, United States

Mystic, Connecticut has a nautical history that is nothing short of magical. It’s long been a leading seaport along the East Coast, is known for its continuing research into aquatic life, and even boasts the USA’s largest maritime museum. What better place to visit if you’re looking to reel in your dream catch, or land some tasty table fare? And who better to guide you than Blue Venture Fishing Charters?

Blue Fishing Venture Charters has Captain Doug Luginbuhl at the helm—he’s been fishing these waters for the past 21 years, so he knows them better than the back of his own hand! As a fully insured and licensed captain, Doug can’t wait to introduce you to the fine species that Mystic has to offer. Whether it’s Striped Bass or Black Seabass you’re after, or maybe some flavorsome Flounder, you’re going to be in for an awesome adventure.

You’ll be setting sail from Mystic Shipyard East, which is located just a few miles away from some seriously bountiful waters. Your vessel? A 31’ Rampage boat, fully decked out with all necessary safety and navigational equipment. She’s powered by 2 300 HP Yanmar engines, which means you’ll be cruising inshore and nearshore waters in no time. You’ll also be traveling in comfort, as she comes equipped with a private toilet.

Whether you’re an experienced angler looking for a new adventure, or want to make this a family holiday to remember, Capt. Doug warmly welcomes you aboard. Children of all ages can come and join in on the fun—just make sure you bring life vests for them. They’re sure to go home with some incredible stories to tell their school friends!

Your trip includes top-quality Penn and Shimano rods and reels, as well as a fishing license—it’s all there waiting for you! You’ll be accompanied on your trip by a first mate, too, so you’ll truly get the most out of your adventure. Remember, an industry standard tip of 10% is expected.

Come aboard Blue Venture Fishing charters and discover the magic of Mystic!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 1 Oct (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US$ 600
    up to 6 persons
    If you're an early riser, this half-day inshore trip will be perfect for you! You'll be setting sail from Mystic Shipyard East, which is located just a few miles from some incredible fishing spots. Get ready to target Striped Bass, Blue Fish, Flounder, and more -- your captain will meet you at the dock before your trip and let you know exactly what you can expect to reel in. No need to purchase a fishing license, as it's included in the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (PM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US$ 600
    up to 6 persons
    If you'd prefer a lie in, opt for this half day inshore trip, as you'll be setting sail from Mystic Shipyard East in the afternoon. This trip is perfect for families and young budding anglers -- you'll get some quality time on the water, and can expect to reel in Flounder, Striped Bass, and more. Your captain will meet you at the dock before your trip and fill you in on the species you'll be targeting. Your fishing license is included!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped)
Bluefish
Flounder
Seabass (Black)

Boat Specs

Rampage (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1985. Powered by 2 300HP Yanmar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen

Trip Includes

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

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.
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
Checks

About the Captain

Doug Luginbuhl
Mystic, Connecticut, United States
Member since March 2017
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"I began fishing the sound with my dad when I was just a youngster. My passion for the ocean has grown over the years and I like to spend my time on the water." Capt. Doug has been a captain for 8 years now, and loves nothing more than introducing new and experienced anglers to the magical waters of Mystic, Connecticut. Come aboard!
Response time: 10 hours
Response rate: 92%

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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Captain Doug was great and would recommend him to anyone. He new the area and what tackle would get you action . We left with smiles and plenty of meat.

Fished July 24, 2018
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Highly recommend a trip on The Blue Venture!  captain Doug was highly experienced in the RI waters and we had an amazing day of fishing! After a very active morning catching sea bass and fluke Capt Doug knows just when the winning streak is waning and quickly moves the fishing spot to keep everyone hopeful and catching !  Can’t wait for next trip!!

Fished June 29, 2018
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