Coastal Fishing Charters

Coastal Fishing Charters brings you a potpourri of fishing time to chose from. Shark offshore, then some nearshore Cod, Haddock and Rockfish. Feeling more like Whale or Seal watching? Yep, they have it too. Striped Bass? Check.

This charter is operated by Captain Nick who has set out into the world of fishing back at the age of ten. Since then, he has sailed back and forth, looking to deliver goosebump chase after the fish.

He loves to see kids reel in their first catch, but has plenty of skills up his sleeve to assist seasoned anglers on their quest for some big game.

Now onboard his 35’ Terry Jason boat, restored in 2017, he fishes across the waters of Gloucester, MA. He can take up to 6 anglers or families with kids, and his boat is equipped with top-of-the line navigational equipment. This is not just about the chase, but comfort as well.

Depending on the species you target, you’ll be fishing different distances, and will get to try a variety of techniques. Bottom fishing, popping, jigging, kite of fly fishing, you name it.

Speaking of the species, you can catch Striped Bass (Rockfish), Cod, Haddock, or mighty Shark, or just gaze as whales swim by.

The trip rates include rods, reels, tackle, and lure, live bait. You will get your catch cleaned and filleted. Make sure to bring some snacks, drinks and sunglasses. With all the chase going around, a camera is always welcome - why miss a 10-foot Shark?

As the mate will assist you on your trip, to make it memorable, comfortable and smooth, please remember to add 20% gratuities for the mate/captain on all trips.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip - Bottom Fishing
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 1 Oct (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $1,100
    up to 6 persons
    Nine hours of pure angling on the Stellwagan Bank, Jeffery's Ledge or Tillies Bank. Join Captain Nick and his mate and spend a whole day reeling in Haddock, Cod, Rockfish, Cusk, Pollack. You can try out a variety of fishing techniques, and are free to bring your own equipment as well. Grab some snacks, drinks and suncscreen lotion, and come fish! As the mate will make your trip enjoyable, please remember to add 20% gratuities.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Giant Shark Combo
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Aug - 1 Sep
    $900
    up to 6 persons
    Sure you want to reel in Mako or Blue Shark? These waters have seen them grow up to 10 foot. With Captain Nick, you'll be heading straight where the action takes place! This trip is an 8-hour quest for the big ones, but before that, you'll be casting your lures for Cod or Haddock. Grab snacks and water before you head off - you'll be needing it once the bites come your way! As the mate will make your trip enjoyable, please remember to add 20% gratuities.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip - Giant Shark Combo
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Aug - 1 Sep
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    If you want to grab a harness and have a wild fight with Giant Blue or Mako Shark, this 7-hour action-packed trip is the one to take. As you wait for sharp teeths to emerge, you'll be fishing for Haddock and Cod. More for a laid-back option? There're spinning reels to be used onboard. Make sure to bring a camera though - you don't want to miss capturing a 10 foot long beast at the end of the line! As the mate will make your trip enjoyable, please remember to add 20% gratuities.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Bottom Fishing (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 1 Oct (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    Want to spend the morning 12 miles offshore? Grab the rod and join Captain Nick! He'll take you after Haddock, Cod, Rockfish, Cusk, and Pollack. He loves seeing people catch fish, and will help you find the spot where hard reeling is a must. Grab your equipment or have a go with the one provided! As the mate will make your trip enjoyable, please remember to add 20% gratuities.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Bottom Fishing (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 1 Oct
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    Want to brave the fish out further offshore? This is it. Join Captain Will on a 5-hour afternoon trip and chase Haddock, Cod, Cusk, Pollack and Rockfish (Ocean Perch). You'll spend your afternoon some 11-12 miles out on the water, casting lures and reeling in the fish. Make sure to bring sunscreen lotion and sunglasses, you want to be able to have a firm grip as the fish start biting! As the mate will make your trip enjoyable, please remember to add 20% gratuities.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Striped Bass (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 1 Oct (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $400
    up to 1 person
    + $50
    each additional person
    Sharpen your reel and grab your rods! You'll be going after Striped Bass with Captain Nick! If you're more of an early riser, book this 4-hour morning trip. It takes place within three miles offshore, but Striped Bass really like to swim near the rocks. With Captain Nick you'll get to cast your lure as close as that! If you bring kids, the trip will be adapted to suit them, so fun times on the morning waters are what you're in for. Please add 20% gratuities for the mate/captain.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Striped Bass (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 1 Oct (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip means four hours of afternoon chase after Striped Bass. You'll be fishing within 3 miles of the coast, but most of the season Striped Bass are on the rocks, just a few feet from the shore. Most captains will not go in this close to catch it, but with Captain Nick you sure will! Please add 20% gratuities for the mate/captain.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - custom/non-fishing AM
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 1 Oct
    $300
    up to 6 persons
    If you want to arrange your own pace, schedule and target, this customized trip is a great option to choose. Captain Nick will help you define your route, and you can choose to go to the beach, seal watching or just sightseeing around Gloucester or the New England coast. Please note that we DO NO do any fishing on this trip. Bring your own snacks, and drinks, but you're free to bring your own as well. Please remember to add 20% gratuities for the mate.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - custom/non-fishing PM
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 1 Oct
    $300
    up to 6 persons
    If you want to arrange your own pace, schedule and target, this customized trip is a great option to choose. Captain Nick will help you define your route, and you can choose to go to the beach, seal watching or just sightseeing around Gloucester or the New England coast. Please note that we DO NO do any fishing on this trip. Bring your own snacks, and drinks, but you're free to bring your own as well. Please remember to add 20% gratuities for the mate.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Whale Watching
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 1 Oct
    $300
    up to 6 persons
    A small boat next to a big animal as the sun sets down. This is what you get on this 4-hour afternoon trip with Captain Nick. The humbling experience of seeing the massive creature swim nearby is a fine replacement for the good old casting and reeling time. If you want to take a short break from fishing, come spend your afternoon watching whales. Please remember to add 20% gratuities for the mate/captain.
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About the Captain

Nicholas Danikas
Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
Angler's Choice
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12 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since June 2017
Captain Nick has been on the waters for 34 years. His love for fishing has driven him into charter running business. Owner of a whale watching company, he likes seeing kids catch their first fish and seasoned anglers take home big game. He puts all he's got into delivering a comfortable, action-packed time on the water.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped)
Bluefish
Cod
Flounder

Haddock
Pollock
Shark (Blue)
Shark (Porbeagle)

Boat Specs

Terry Jason (Downeast) originally built in 2003, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 440HP Yanmar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Multimedia System
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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
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

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Customer Reviews

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5.00
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Ahron R.
Quincy, MA
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Michael C.
Burlington, VT
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VERIFIED   June 24, 2019
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Bennington, Vermont
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VERIFIED   August 21, 2018
What an amazing time we had with Captain Nick.  He placed us where the fish were hitting and we were catching so many...
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VERIFIED   July 2, 2018
Been fishing my whole life (over 45 years). Simply said, Skipper is the best! Relentless to put you on the meat. Capt obviously...
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Half day with Captain Nick

VERIFIED   June 27, 2018
One of the best fishing trips I’ve been on!!! The captain was very knowledgeable on where the fish were he even went...
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