Operating out of Stevensville, JadeLady Charters specialize in inshore fishing and crabbing. They are located on Maryland’s eastern coast, at Kentmorr marina, fishing the magnificent Chesapeake Bay, home of the Striped Bass and Maryland Blue Crab.

Born and raised on the Chesapeake, Captain Marion Kaufman has been a captain for more than 35 years. He developed a passion for fishing at a very young age and has spent innumerable days on the water, both commercially and recreationally. Capt. Marion can’t wait to share his knowledge with you.

The “JadeLady” is a 42’ custom-made bay boat built by O’Neal Jones that has been incredibly well maintained over the past years. It can take up to 6 anglers and features a 300 HP John Deere 6076 engine with a maximum cruising speed of 16 knots. 

The boat includes all safety gear and marine electronics needed for a top day on the water. The cockpit area is very spacious and features a dinette and an electric full-head bathroom for maximum comfort.

The captain will show you the most productive inshore fisheries and teach you the most productive fishing methods, including light tackle bottom fishing and trolling. You’ll be focusing on Striped Bass, but you can also expect to land White Perch, Bluefish, and Crabs.

When it comes to having kids on board, the preferable age is 5 and older. Younger children can go too, but the parents need to be very dutiful.

All packages include top-notch tackle by Penn, lures, and bait if needed (prepared in advanced and sometimes additionally charged). Fishing licenses are also covered by the charter.

After the trip, the crew will even clean and package your catch for you to take home. The first mate will be present on most of the trips and 15-20% gratuity for his efforts is customary.

JadeLady Charters will make sure to provide you with everything you might need for a productive day. Just bring any food/drinks you prefer and welcome aboard for a fun day!



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  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 1
    US $675
    This 6-hour morning trip will take you crabbing or fishing the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Get ready for some Striped Bass, White Perch, and Bluefish!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 20 - Nov 30
    US $675
    If you'd like to sleep in and go fishing well rested, this is the trip for you! The captain will take you fishing for Striper, White Perch, and Bluefish, as well as crabbing on the Chesapeake Bay.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 1
    US $800
    This 8-hour trip will see you fishing or crabbing on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Depending on the season and the weather, it will sometimes take you an hour and a half, sometimes 15 minutes to get on fish – the captain will always go where the fish are. Your main focus will be Striped Bass but you can also expect to reel in White Perch and Bluefish.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Another great trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on October 26, 2023
Our second trip with this crew and they worked hard to get us on the fish we had a fun time and they were great with my 4 kids.
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on September 2, 2023
Awesome captain and great experience! Very knowledgeable and willing to explain on the many questions we had. Would highly...
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Tonya Y.
Millersville, MD
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We love the Jade Lady

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on July 12, 2023
We do this trip once or twice annually and love it each time.  Caught a hefty bushel of crabs in a few hours.  It was awesome!
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Patrick Y.
Essex, Maryland
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Half day trip with captain marion

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on July 8, 2023
We caught a bushel of nice size crabs.  Had an awesome day!!
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Channing J.
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 19, 2023
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FAQs about JadeLady Charters

JadeLady Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $675 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $675 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • US $800 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with JadeLady Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Electric full-head
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with JadeLady Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn)
  • Live Bait (Prepared in advance, sometimes additional c)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (On most of the trips, works for 15-20% tips)
  • Fishing License

JadeLady Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing

JadeLady Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with JadeLady Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Crab
  • Perch (White)

Meet the Charter Operator

JadeLady Charters
Stevensville, Maryland, United States
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105 Customer reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since May 2017
JadeLady Charters is owned and operated by Captain Marion Kaufman. He has been fishing since he was 4. His grandfather got him into angling – he was the only one from 7 grandchildren to like fishing. Captain Marion started working on charter boats when he was in middle school and begun running charters in high school. He returned to this business in his thirties.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Crab Crab
Perch (White) White Perch

Boat specs

O'Neil Jones (Bay boat) originally built in 1974. Powered by a 300HP John Deere 6076 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 16 knots.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Electric full-head
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn
Live Bait
Prepared in advance, sometimes additional c
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
On most of the trips, works for 15-20% tips
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Preferably 5+ years, consult with the captain
No Alcohol
beer is allow, no liquor
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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