Amethyst Sportfishing

Inlet Road
Rehoboth Beach DE, United States

Amethyst Sportfishing Charters invites you on a trip of a lifetime with an experienced crew in the waters of Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The charter is operated by Captain Paul and a professional mate who have fished these waters for over 30 years. They encourage families, women, and children to join them for unforgettable fishing and learning experiences!

Captain Paul operates a 33-foot Pacemaker Sportfishing boat powered by twin 210 HP Cummins Diesel engines with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots. The boat is safe and reliable being equipped with the latest navigation and USCG- approved safety equipment. It also features a comfortable salon you can relax in while taking a breather from reeling in, a toilet, and a fridge for your convenience.

This beautiful vessel called the Amethyst will take you to the inshore or offshore waters depending on the trip option your choose. There are half days and full days, as well as 6-hour trips that can all fulfill your fishing dreams.

The bottom fishing trips will target Black Seabass, Flounder, and Croaker; the inshore are good for Bluefish, Spanish and King Mackerel, and Bonito. The offshore waters produce Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Blue Marlin, Thresher Shark, Mako Shark, and more.

Amethyst Sportfishing Charters will provide you with the necessary fishing gear including rods, reels, tackle, and bait. You are welcome to bring along food and drinks for the day, which you can store in the onboard fridge. You will need to obtain a fishing license for your trip, so please make sure you do so prior to the trip. Also, the mate works for gratuity, and it is customary to tip him 15-20% of the trip’s price.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    20 Fathom Offshore Trolling
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US$ 1350
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will take you to the depths of approximately 20 fathom (36.5 meters) where you can do offshore trolling for Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Blue Marlin, and more.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Bottom and Shark Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US$ 1000
    up to 6 persons
    This is a full day of bottom fishing for Black Seabass, Flounder, and Croaker, as well as Thresher Shark fishing.
  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day: Inshore Trolling
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US$ 850
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will allow you fish for Bluefish, King and Spanish Mackerel, and Bonito for an amazing 10 hours. This trip is not for the faint at heart and requires a lot if power and endurance.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Bottom And Shark Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 750
    up to 6 persons
    This 6-hour trip will take you to the offshore waters where you can do bottom fishing and Thresher Shark fishing.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip: Inshore Trolling
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 750
    up to 6 persons
    This full day inshore trolling trip lasts for 8 hours. Your primary targeted species will be Bluefish, King and Spanish Mackerel, and Bonito.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip: Inshore Trolling
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US$ 650
    up to 6 persons
    You will troll the inshore waters for 6 hours in search of Bluefish, King and Spanish Mackerel, and Bonito.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Sea Bass/Flounder/Croaker
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US$ 650
    up to 6 persons
    This is a full day trip for Flounder, Croaker, and Black Seabass. This is a bottom fishing trip that will see you fish the best locations in the season. You will have 8 hours on the water with a first class captain and mate who will direct you and provide as much guidance as you may need in order to make your trip a success.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Sea Bass/Flounder/Croaker
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US$ 550
    up to 6 persons
    This is a 6-hour trip for Flounder, Croaker, and Black Seabass. This is a bottom fishing trip that will see you fish the best locations in the season.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip: Inshore Trolling
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 25 May - 1 Nov (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US$ 500
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will see you trolling the inshore waters for Bluefish, King and Spanish Mackerel, and Bonito.
  • Private trip
    4Hr AM: Sea Bass/Flounder/Croaker
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 25 May - 30 Sep (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US$ 400
    up to 6 persons
    This is a morning trip for Flounder, Croaker, and Black Seabass. This is a bottom fishing trip that will see you fish the best locations in the season.
  • Private trip
    4Hr PM: Sea Bass/Flounder/Croaker
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 25 May - 30 Sep (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US$ 400
    up to 6 persons
    This is an afternoon trip for Flounder, Croaker, and Black Seabass. This is a bottom fishing trip that will see you fish the best locations in the season.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Marlin (Blue)
Seabass (Black)
Shark (Mako)
Shark (Thresher)

Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Pacemaker (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1970. Powered by 2 210HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
First Mate
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
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

About the Captain

Paul Henninger
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, United States
Member since April 2017
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Captain Paul and his professional mate have been fishing the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean for over 33 years. They are dedicated to providing a first class fishing experience that will be fun and educational. They love taking out families with kids, women, beginner anglers, and seasoned fishermen.
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 99%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.05
out of 5 stars from 14 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
82%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
71%
Appropriate for children
77%
Satisfied with the boat
83%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Mark Casalvera
United States
 5.00
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Full day flounder

VERIFIED   August 26, 2018
Experience captain and mate,awesome trip
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Mike Perkey
Fairfax, VA
 5.00
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 2, 2018
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David Burr
Freeland, PA
 4.67
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Fishing with Paul

VERIFIED   September 3, 2018
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Francis Milesky
New Castle, DE
 4.00
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Great Crew, Caught lots of fish, Aging Vessel

VERIFIED   August 11, 2018
Overall great experience, the age of the boat however was a little rough, lots of diesel smoke.  But Captain Paul was...
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Bill Nelson
Audubon, New Jersey
 5.00
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Fishing with Paul

VERIFIED   July 12, 2017
Really enjoyed the captain and first mate! Fishing was not great, time of the year and we knew that before hand. They were...
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