Captain Dan invites you to join him on board his 35’ Downeast. She’s a Bruno Stillman Sportfish boat, built in 2010 and restored in 2017 – you won’t miss any comforts of a modern vessel! Her spacious deck allows for 6 anglers to fish in comfort, without bumping elbows or knocking over gear. You’ll travel to your fishing grounds in comfort, she is very stable and rides smoothly – powered by a 375 HP Volvo engine.

The fish off the coast of Quincy are numerous and practically waiting for an angler to appear to give them a fight! In the waters closer to the coast you’ll go after Flounder in June, July, and August. The famous Striped Bass is available all summer long, from June to October. You’ll fish all over Quincy Bay, Boston Harbor, and the waters of Stellwagen Bank.

If you’re looking to tick the prestigious Bluefin Tuna off your bucket list, the Tuna trip is right up your alley. This exciting, reel-screaming offshore action is available between August and November. Haddock is also a fish you can go after, from April to November. Remember to bring a camera to document your trophy catch!

Kids of all ages are welcome on inshore trips, but 13 and above is required for offshore action. The captain will provide you with life jackets in all sizes. Live bait is caught during the trip. A full-head toilet ensures comfort even on longer trips, as well as a sink to freshen up between epic hook-ups.

Whether you’re a fan of fishing the beautiful inshore waters of Massachusetts or itching for offshore battles, First Bite Charters has a trip for you! Book now to experience the thrill of angling with Captain Dan!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Tuna
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Nov 1
    $1,400
    Spend the entire day going after one of the most prestigious offshore predators, Bluefin Tuna! You'll head some 25 to 30 miles off the coast in pursuit of these beasts. A first mate will be accompanying you on this trip, making sure he's at your service and that everything is running smoothly. For his efforts, there's a mandatory 20% tipping policy.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 8 - Nov 30
    $1,000
    Head off the coast of Quincy and target the Haddock, Atlantic Mackerel, and anything else that you run into! The charter will supply you with all the fishing gear required.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $700
    Spend the entire day fishing the productive waters off the coast of Quincy! You'll go after Mackerel, Bluefish, Stripers, and a lot of other fish. Remember to bring adequate clothing and a waterproof camera, the captain will provide you with all the gear you need!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $500
    Start your day off right, with some excellent fishing! You'll go after Stripers, Flounder, Bluefish, and whatever else takes the bait. The captain will provide you with all required equipment.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $500
    Sleep in and go fishing, what could beat that for a day off? Go after Stripers, Bluefish, Flounder, and a variety of other species. You will be supplied with all necessary equipment for this trip.
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About the Captain

Dan Morrell
Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
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63 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since June 2017
Captain Dan Morrell has 35 years of experience fishing and guiding customers. He's a local to the area, and he's spent those 3 decades wisely – learning the best fishing spots and all the little tricks of the local fish. His favorite thing about being an angler and captain is the ocean, a passion he's happy to share with all of his guests!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Haddock Haddock

Mackerel (Atlantic) Atlantic Mackerel
Tuna (Bluefin) Bluefin Tuna

Boat Specs

Bruno Stillman Sportfish (Downeast) originally built in 2010, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 375HP Volvo tamd engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Kite Fishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
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Haddock full day trip out of Quincy

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Offshore on July 10, 2021
Had a great trip! Dan did a good job finding spots with a lot of fish, ended up with 42 keepers for the day as a group. He...
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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Half day trip with Captain Dan

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip - Inshore on October 7, 2021
Dan and Sid were awesome. We will definitely be back!
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Boston, MA
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Half Day AM Trip with Captain Dan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 9, 2021
Fantastic time with Captain Dan! Would highly recommend this charter. Was nice enough to pick us up and drop off back to Boston...
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Half day trip with Captain Dan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 2, 2021
Had a great time on our fishing trip! I picked us up on the dock, and dropped us off at the place we were staying for the evening....
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Medway, MA
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5hrs Dan was capt Tom was dockland

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 29, 2021
We all had a fun day boat team of Dan and Tom know there business we caught a our bait and then went striper fishing we caught...
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FAQs about First Bite Charters

First Bite Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $700 per group - Full Day Trip - Inshore (7 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip - Offshore (9 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - Full Day Trip - Tuna (10 hours)

When you book a trip with First Bite Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Full head with sink)
  • GPS (Garmin)
  • Fishfinder (Garmin)
  • Bed (For 2 people)
  • Flybridge (The boat has a flybridge)
  • Live Bait Well (Very large, up to 50 live baits)
  • Multimedia System (Stereo system )
  • Outriggers (Rudd 19)
  • Tuna Tubes (Full Tuna fishing equipment 130s and 7.6 Chathams)
  • Ice Box (Plenty of ice)

Trips booked with First Bite Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Tom , 30 years of experience, very knowledgeable )
  • Fishing License

First Bite Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

First Bite Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Kite Fishing
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with First Bite Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Haddock
  • Mackerel (Atlantic)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)