Double Down II Sportfishing Charter

Double Down II Sportfishing Charter invites you to fish like the locals out of Keyport, New Jersey. Operating in the Raritan Bay, New Jersey’s near-coastal waters, and New York Harbor, this is your key to a successful trip.

The “Double Down II” is a spacious 32’ Blackfin open sportfishing with twin 315 HP Cummins diesel engines that will power you to the hottest fishing grounds. The beauty comes equipped with all you could possibly need for an action-packed day on the water. Spot any action going on beneath the surface from a flybridge, relax in between the bites inside a cabin, fill the ice-box with outstanding catches and make sure nothing resists your hooks.

The vessel has quick access to the outstanding Striped Bass fishing that is just minutes from the dock. Aboard the Double Down II, trolling for Striped Bass is as productive as it is exciting. Once your captain locates the schools, it’s non-stop action. Otherwise, escape with your family and friends and test the waters for Fluke, Bluefish, and who knows what else. The season kicks off in mid-Spring and goes through mid-Fall, so don’t miss it!

And if you want to have it all, try fishing for the “Jersey’s mixed bag,” which includes Seabass, Porgy, Bluefish, Weakfish, Blackfish, Cod, Lingcod, and Flounder. Check what’s patrolling the waters around structures in the bay, close to the shore’s wrecks, and at the Sandy Hook Reef.

All trips come with quality gear, tackle, lures, bait, and fish cleaning and filleting service. Your captain will also offer drinks and snacks, but you can feel free to bring your own.

Explore the prolific waters of New Jersey with Double Down II Sportfishing Charter and have an unforgettable time!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 2
    $750
    The Bluefish action is great almost all year-round. If you travel with kids, they will be especially interested in targeting Porgy under various structures in the bay. Flounder are plentiful in mid-Spring, as well as Striped Bass.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 2
    $750
    Fish for whatever it is in the season, including Striped Bass, Fluke, Flounder, Bluefish, Weakfish, Cod, and many more. All the necessary equipment will be provided to make an outstanding catch possible.
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About the Captain

DANIEL HAVELKA
Keyport, New Jersey, United States
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18 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since June 2017
Captain Dan Havelka is a true master of the waters in and around Raritan and Sandy Hook Bays. Dan specializes in light tackle fishing for Weakfish, Striped Bass, Bluefish, Fluke, Flounder, Porgy, and many more. He knows where the fish are hiding and what are the best methods to locate them. Dan enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience with his friends and clients.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Bluefish Bluefish
Cod Cod
Flounder Flounder

Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Scup (Porgy) Scup (Porgy)
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Tautog Tautog
Weakfish Weakfish

Boat Specs

Blackfin (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1990. Powered by 2 315HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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

Rating Summary
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Fluke Trip
Slow fishing, good time
August fishing trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
85%
Catch intended fish
71%
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Derek P.
Dover, NJ
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6 Hr Morning with Captain Dan

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (AM) on June 4, 2021
We had a great trip with Captain Dan on the Double Down 2 yesterday. They were prepared at the dock and ready to go when we...
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Wolfgang E.
Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
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Fishing with DANIEL

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip (PM) on August 27, 2021
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Evan F.
Westfield, New Jersey
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Deep sea fishing

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (PM) on October 11, 2020
Great time. Lots of fish. Would definitely go back again
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Peter V.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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Fluke Trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (PM) on August 21, 2020
10 fluke.  2 keepers plus an assortment of other species.  Capt Dan and mate Robbie were great.  Always attentive.  Had...
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Lynda N.
Cementon, Pennsylvania
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6hrs fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (PM) on June 1, 2019
Hi it was 6 people we went out on the boat. The Capitan and first mate were great! We caught 5 large bluefish and 1 large stripper...
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FAQs about Double Down II Sportfishing Charter

Double Down II Sportfishing Charter offers the following trips to customers:
  • $750 per group - Full Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $750 per group - Full Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Double Down II Sportfishing Charter, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Double Down II Sportfishing Charter include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Chops, Doritos)
  • Drinks (Water, Ice-tea)
  • First Mate

Double Down II Sportfishing Charter offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Double Down II Sportfishing Charter offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Double Down II Sportfishing Charter include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Cod
  • Flounder
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Scup (Porgy)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tautog
  • Weakfish