Coastal Fishing Charters

Coastal Fishing Charters brings you a variety of fishing to choose from. From Sharks offshore, to nearshore fishing for Cod and Haddock. Looking for Striped Bass? Yep, they have it too. All that’s left for you to do is to choose your trip!

This charter is operated by Captain Nick Danikas, who set out into the world of fishing at age 10. Since then, he has sailed back and forth, delivering goosebump on every trip. He loves to see kids reel in their first catch and has plenty of skills to assist seasoned anglers on their quest for some big game.

Hop aboard his 35’ Terry Jason boat, restored in 2017, and start your search in the waters surrounding Gloucester, MA. She can accommodate up 6 anglers and is equipped with top-of-the-line navigational equipment.
This isn’t just about the chase, but comfort as well. You’ll also find a toilet, bed, kitchen, and multimedia system on board.

Depending on the species you target, you’ll be fishing at different distances and use a variety of techniques. Bottom fishing, popping, jigging, kite, or fly fishing – you name it.

The trip rates include rods, reels, tackle, lures, and live bait. At the end of the day, your catch will be cleaned and filleted too. Make sure to bring some snacks, drinks, and sunglasses. With all the chase going around, a camera is always welcome – why miss capturing a 10’ Shark?

Capt. Nick has a first mate on board to assist with everything on your trip. He works hard to make sure you have a good time and as such, a 20% gratuity will be added onto the final balance.

Get your fill of East Coast fishing on a seasoned vessel aboard Coastal Fishing Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $1,200
    9 hours of pure angling bliss on the Stellwagan Bank, Jeffery's Ledge, or Tillies Bank. Join Capt. Nick and his mate and spend a whole day reeling in Haddock, Cod, Rockfish, Cusk, and Pollack. You can try out a variety of fishing techniques and you're free to bring your own equipment if you'd like to use that instead. Pack your snacks, drinks, and suncscreen and get ready to fish! Please note 20% gratuity for the mate will be added onto the final balance.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Giant Shark Combo
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Sep 1
    $900
    Sure you want to reel in Mako or Blue Shark? These waters have seen them grow up to 10'! With Capt. 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! The first mate works hard to make your trip enjoyable and as such, a 20% gratuity for him will be added onto the final balance.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Giant Shark Combo
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Sep 1
    $800
    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. While you wait for your massive targets to emerge, you'll hook into the likes of Haddock and Cod. All of your gear is included, just be sure to bring enough drinks and snacks to keep you going. The first mate works hard to make your trip enjoyable and as such, a 20% gratuity for him will be added onto the final balance.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM) – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $650
    Want to spend the morning 12 miles offshore? Grab the rod and join Captain Nick on this 5-hour adventure! 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 use the tackle he provides! The first mate works hard to make your trip enjoyable and as such, a 20% gratuity for him will be added onto the final balance.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM) – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $650
    Want to brave the fish out further offshore? This is the trip. Join Capt. Nick on a 5-hour afternoon and chase Haddock, Cod, Cusk, Pollack, and Rockfish. You'll spend your afternoon some 11–12 miles offshore, casting lures and reeling in the fish. Make sure to bring sunscreen and sunglasses, you want to be able to have a firm grip as the fish start biting! The first mate works hard to make your trip enjoyable and as such a 20% gratuity for him will be added onto the final balance.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) – Striped Bass
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $450
    Sharpen your reel and grab your rods! You'll be going after Striped Bass with Captain Nick! If you're an early riser, this 4-hour morning trip is the one for you. It takes place within three miles of shore, but Striped Bass really like to swim near the rocks. You'll get to cast your lure as close as possible! If you bring kids, the trip will be adapted to suit them. The first mate works hard to make your trip enjoyable and as such a 20% gratuity for him will be added onto the final balance.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) – Striped Bass
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $450
    This trip entails an afternoon chase for Striped Bass! You'll be fishing within 3 miles of the coast, which is a good thing because Striped Bass love the rocks just a few feet from the shore! Most captains don't like to get this close, but with Captain Nick you sure will! Please note that 20% gratuity for the mate will be added onto the final balance.
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About the Captain

Nicholas Danikas
Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
24 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since June 2017
Captain Nick has been on the waters for 34 years. It was his love of fishing the drove him into the charter 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) Bass (Striped)
Bluefish Bluefish
Cod Cod
Flounder Flounder

Haddock Haddock
Pollock Pollock
Shark (Blue) Shark (Blue)
Shark (Porbeagle) 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
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Multimedia System
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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.

Listing Policies

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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Patricia D.
New York, NY
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5 hour trip with Captain Nick and 1st Mate Jeff

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) – Bottom Fishing on May 2, 2021
I brought 2 boys age 13 on the 5 hour trip and we had a blast!  From the minute we dropped our lines in we were catching fish. ...
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Melinda F.
Acton, MA
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Half Day with Captain Nick

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (PM) – Striped Bass on July 19, 2021
Fantastic family adventure!  Captain Nick and Laura knew the spots where the fish would be jumping and guided us first timers...
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Milton M.
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Whole day fishing with Captain Nicholas and Jeff.

VERIFIED   9 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing on June 4, 2021
Thanks Captain Nicholas for and absolutely wonderful day on the water and keeping us on the fish.  We pulled in over 100 fish,...
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Nahant, MA
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) – Bottom Fishing on May 15, 2021
We had the most amazing time. The Captain and crew were outstanding. We had the most perfect day for fishing. We hauled fish...
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Gloucester, MA
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Half day fishing with Captain Nick.

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) – Striped Bass on August 14, 2020
Fantastic. The captain and first mate were great fun to be with and really know the waters. We caught about ten stripers, two...
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FAQs about Coastal Fishing Charters

Coastal Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) – Striped Bass (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) – Striped Bass (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - 5 Hour Trip (AM) – Bottom Fishing (5 hours)
  • $650 per group - 5 Hour Trip (PM) – Bottom Fishing (5 hours)
  • $800 per group - 7 Hour Trip – Giant Shark Combo (7 hours)
  • $900 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Giant Shark Combo (8 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 9 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Coastal Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Multimedia System (MX Serius Satilite radio)
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Coastal Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Coastal Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Coastal Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Coastal Fishing Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Cod
  • Flounder
  • Haddock
  • Pollock
  • Shark (Blue)
  • Shark (Porbeagle)