Moondance Charters Of Montauk

467 East Lake Drive, Montauk, …
Montauk NY, United States

Moondance Charters Of Montauk invites you on a fishing extravaganza in the waters of Montauk, New York. Montauk is a fishing haven known for its excellent fishery and top boat captains. One of these top captains is Captain Sal Trapani. Captain Sal has fished the inshore and offshore waters of Montauk for over 35 years and is keen on showing you his favorite secret fishing spots.

You will be offered a full service by Moondance Charters on a roomy and very safe 35-foot Bruno downeast.This boat was originally built in 1990, and was fully restored in 2017, and is now powered by a 375 HP Caterpillar 3208 engine. With a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots, this boat can go through anything.

The vessels is fully equipped with all the USCG approved safety equipment such as life jackets, EPIRB, and a CPR-trained crew. You will also find all the navigational features needed to make your trip productive, and these features include a GPS, a radar, a marine radio, and a fishfinder.

Moondance Charters Of Montauk like to have fun and create a friendly atmosphere on their charters, with Captain Sal making sure you are catching lots of fish and having a great time. He and his crew will provide you with the necessary fishing gear that includes rods, reels, tackle, live and artificial baits, a fishing license, and you’ll have a first mate on board, too.

They are able to take seasoned anglers out, but are also very good at teaching and are very patient with beginners. They love taking families with small children on the water and teaching them all about this amazing fishery that produces a wide variety of species.

Some of the species you can target on your inshore trip include the famous big Striped Bass, Black Seabass, Tautog, Scup, Bluefish, and Flounder. If you venture further out you can expect to target Cod, Dogfish, Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna, and a variety of Sharks such as Mako and Blue Shark.

So, come and enjoy a day of fishing with Moondance Charters of Montauk!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip: Shark Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Dec
    US$ 1400
    up to 6 persons
    This is a shark trip where you can go anywhere from 10-20 offshore and chum for Shark. The crew like to catch Mako, as that is the best eating Shark. But you can run into Hammerheads, Blue Sharks, and sometimes a Great White, which is a protected species and is not fished for.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip:Tuna -15 -25 Miles
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Dec
    US$ 1400
    up to 6 persons
    This is an inshore trolling trip for Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna. You will start to troll anywhere from 8 to 10 miles out. Tuna have been coming in close the last two years. This trip can be combined with a little inshore multi-species trip if you get tired of trolling or want to try something different.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip: Inshore
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Dec
    US$ 1100
    up to 6 persons
    This is a full day on the water with 8 hours of fishing. This is a deluxe multi-species trip that can see you target Tautog, Fluke, Striped Bass, Bluefish, Black Seabass, and more!
  • Private trip
    Night Eeling Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    US$ 750
    up to 6 persons
    This is a great trip, especially around the moons. Night eeling is a chance to get out and experience the landing of a trophy striper!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip: Magic Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Dec
    US$ 650
    up to 6 persons
    This is a trip right before the sun sets. It is a beautiful time to be on the water and the fish are usually biting big time.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip: Inshore
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Dec
    US$ 650
    up to 6 persons
    This is a half day inshore trip that will see you fishing for 5 hours. You will have the chance to target any species you want including Fluke, Tautog, Striped Bass, Scup, Dogfish, and more.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped)
Bluefish
Cod
Dogfish

Flounder
Scup (Porgy)
Seabass (Black)
Shark (Blue)

Shark (Mako)
Tautog
Tuna (Albacore)
Tuna (Bluefin)

Boat Specs

Bruno (Downeast) originally built in 1990, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 375HP Caterpillar 3208 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Bowfishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Montauk to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

About the Captain

Sal Trapani
Montauk, New York, United States
Member since March 2017
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Captain Sal is a great captain with over 35 years of fishing experience and a lot of happy returning customers. He says: "I've been fishing all my life. Montauk has always been a place I love and enjoy. I want to show you the secret fishing spots and beauty that Montauk has to offer". So, take him on his offer and discover the best spots and catch the best fish!
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

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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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Rudolph Henriksen
Huntington, New York
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Night Elling Trip

VERIFIED   August 25, 2018
Captain Sal went out of his way to make the trip memorable for my daughters family.The trip started slow but when the bite...
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Christopher Piacenti
Islip Terrace, NY
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Fishing with Sal

VERIFIED   July 7, 2018
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Matthew Marrochello
Brooklyn, New York
 5.00
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Day trip with Capt Sal

VERIFIED   August 15, 2017
Fishing day of a lifetime! Capt Sal and mate Jimmy put us on so many big fish that my arms were falling off by the end of the...
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Roberto Robaina
Belleville, New Jersey
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VERIFIED   October 15, 2017
Very good fishing time, captain gives extra time. I will fishing again
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Mark Kinsman
New York, New York
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VERIFIED   August 24, 2017
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