First Bite Charters

25 reviews
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Captain Dan invites you to join him on board his 31’ Downeast. She’s a JC-built vessel, built in 2010 and restored in 2017 – you won’t miss any comforts of a modern boat! 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 330 HP Caterpillar 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 Aug 1 - Nov 30
    $1,400
    price breakdown
    $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 20 - Nov 30
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $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
    In demand! Last booked: 13 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 31
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    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
Angler's Choice
25 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 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) Bass (Striped)
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Haddock Haddock

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

Boat Specs

JC (Downeast) originally built in 2010, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 330HP Caterpillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
31 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
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

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
Disabled Accessible

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

Rating Summary
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4.56
out of 5 stars from 25 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Half day trip with Captain Dan and Mate Tom
Half day trip with Captain Dan and Mate Tom
Half day trip with Captain Dan and Mate Tom
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Angler Rating
17
6
2
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
79%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
91%
Catch intended fish
54%
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Ashley D.
New York, New York
 4.67
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Half day trip with Captain Dan and Mate Tom

VERIFIED   NEW  August 2, 2020
Great half day trip with Captain Dan.  They really took the time to give us the entire fishing experience. They were prepared...
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Peter A.
Quincy, Massachusetts
 5.00
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1/2 Day with Captain Dan

VERIFIED   August 14, 2019
Captain Dan is not a good guy , He’s a great guy . Had a great trip, Dan outmaneuverd the fog and made sure we got in...
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Helena H.
Somerville, MA
 4.33
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August fishing trip

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Patrick O.
Livonia, NY
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Fishing with Dan

VERIFIED   NEW  July 27, 2020
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Mark K.
New York, NY
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VERIFIED   September 21, 2019
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