Nightjack Sportfishing invites you for a day full of adventure chasing fish in the abundant waters off the coast of Branford, Connecticut. Head into the Long Island Sound to peruse some rich and historical fishing waters. The charter is owned and operated by Captain John Alves who has fished since he was a child and loves spending every minute on the water. He enjoys taking new and returning guests out and showing them all the thrills these waters offer.
Capt. John will take you aboard the “Nightjack,” a 32’ Levy downeast, powered by a 330 HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots. She’s a huge Canadian-built boat known as a “Novi.” Known for their size and beams, Novis are incredibly sound and feature a half-enclosed cabin that will protect you come rain or shine, and comes fitted with a toilet. She can carry up to 6 anglers on inshore and offshore trips.
Set sail from the Branford Landing Marina and can head you along the inshore waters of the Long Island Sound and Thimble Islands. Here, you’ll target Tautog, Striped Bass, Fluke, Weakfish, and more. Or, take a trip offshore to find big game fish like Bluefin Tuna. You can also target the frightening Mako and Thresher Sharks, and, during the summer months, go after delicious Mahi Mahi.
Nightjack Sportfishing takes its fishing seriously. There is a fighting chair for you to battle the big fish, a livewell for bait, and all the USCG-approved safety equipment for when the waters get choppy. The whole family is welcome to see what real fishing is about, and Capt. John can’t wait to welcome you aboard again and again. Whichever trip you choose, you’re in for an unforgettable adventure.
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
About the Captain
About this listing
Levy (Downeast) originally built in 2001. Powered by a 330HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.
Types of Fishing
Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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.
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.
FAQs about Nightjack Sportfishing
- $450 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (3 hours)
- $550 per group - Evening Fishing Trips - 4 hours (4 hours)
- $650 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (5 hours)
- $650 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (5 hours)
- $650 per group - Evening Fishing Trips - 5 Hours (5 hours)
- $650 per group - Tautog AKA Blackfish (5 hours)
- $950 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
- Toilet (Fully enclosed bathroom)
- Fighting Chair
- Live Bait Well
- Ice Box (Ice Provided )
- Rods, reels & tackle
- Live Bait
- Catch cleaning & filleting
- First Mate
- Fishing License
- Inshore Fishing
- Nearshore Fishing
- Offshore Fishing
- Light Tackle
- Heavy Tackle
- Bottom Fishing
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Bass (Striped)
- Seabass (Black)
- Shark (Mako)
- Shark (Thresher)
- Tuna (Bluefin)