Jessie James Charters

Jessie James Charters operates out of Brigantine and Atlantic City, NJ, offering the best range of trips found anywhere around. Lasting anywhere from 3 to 24 hours and targeting anything from Bluefish to Bluefin, these guys have a package for everyone. As well as fishing, they also offer sunset and nature cruises, taking you out to enjoy the area’s stunning beauty and incredible wildlife.

Whatever you do on your trip, do it with confidence aboard a safe, well-equipped boat. Captain Mark’s 35’ T. Jason boat can carry groups of six with ease, and cruise just short of 20 knots to get you to the best fishing spots quickly. Downeast boats have become iconic in the area due to their hardiness and great fishing space and this one comes fully loaded for awesome fishing.

The boat is equipped with outriggers and downriggers to target the broadest range of species. Her GPS and fishfinder will get you locked in on the best fishing spots, where her tournament-grade tackle will have you pulling in the very best the ocean has to offer.

The crew also offers 2-person back bay flats boat trips!

With trips fishing anywhere from the local bays to the darkest depths of the Atlantic, you will need a huge array of fishing tackle to target your chosen species. This is exactly what you get, with light and heavy tackle and the option to troll, bottom fish, spin, jig, pop, drift, or kite fish.

Charters start at 4 hours, targeting Striped Bass, Bluefish, Flounder, Blue, Weakfish, and other seasonal favorites. Up for the ultimate adventure? Climb aboard in the middle of the night and travel until dawn, where you will be fishing for Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna, Blue and White Marlin, and Wahoo, as well as deep dropping for Tilefish, Swordfish, various types of Shark, and other abyssal bottom dwellers.

So what are you waiting for? The fish won’t catch itself! Book yourself in and get ready for an awesome trip, whichever one you choose!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    4 Hour Trip – Fall Striper Special
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Nov 20 - Jan 1
    $400
    This is a 4-hour afternoon trip of trolling, jigging, and fly fishing using live bait, targetting Striped Bass in the fall season.
  • Shared trip
    6 Hour Trip – Fall Striper Special
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 30 - Dec 31
    $400
    Targetting fall Stripers, from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. You'll be trolling, jigging, and fly fishing using live bait.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Back Bay (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $450
    The back bay flats boat trips give 2 anglers the ultimate light tackle experience. Targeted species: Striped Bass, Weakfish, Fluke, Bluefish, sharks, and Tog.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Back Bay (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $450
    The back bay flats boat trip gives 2 anglers the ultimate light tackle experience. Targeted species include Striped Bass, Fluke, Weakfish, sharks, and Bluefish.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bay/Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $575
    Species vary depending on the season, with Flounder, Striped Bass, Bluefish, Seabass, and more present over the course of the year. Jessie James Charters operates out of Brigantine and Atlantic City
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bay/Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $575
    Get out on the water for a great afternoon targeting Tautog, Flounder, Striped Bass, Bluefish, Seabass, and more, depending on the time of year. Jessie James Charters operates out of Brigantine and Atlantic City
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Bay/Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    With 6 hours on the water, you will have the chance to target even more awesome inshore and nearshore species, with the catch including Stripers, Blues, Sharks, Flounder, Tog, Seabass and more, depending on the time of year. Jessie James Charters operates out of Brigantine and Atlantic City.
  • Private trip
    Evening Shark Special
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 1
    $900
    5 hour nearshore shark trip This trip can be very exciting with a verity of species and sizes to accommodate all angler capabilities. Leaves 6PM returns 11PM
  • Shared trip
    Overnight Trip – Canyon (Shared)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 1
    $1,800
    This overnight trip is shared and priced per person. You'll be traveling to the underwater canyons to troll and chunk for Yellowfin and Longfin Tuna, Bigeye, Swordfish, Mako Sharks, Wahoo, Marlin, Mahi, Tilefish, and more! The boat typically leaves and returns in the afternoon, but times vary depending on conditions. This trip puts you in the canyon for the 3 best times to fish, sundown, nighttime and sunrise.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Bay/Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,150
    Spend the whole day out on the water, targeting Striped Bass, Seabass, Tautog, Flounder, Bluefish, and various types of Sharks. Species vary throughout the year but there is always something tasty waiting to be caught! Jessie James Charters operates out of Brigantine and Atlantic City.
  • Private trip
    Shark, Bottom Fishing or Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,500
    The fun never stops on this trip. You can bottom fish for Sea Bass, Blackfish, Porgy, Cod, Ling, Triggerfish, Fluke. Or, get ready to troll for a Bluefish, Bonito, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna. If you want an additional challenge, you can always reel in a Shark!
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    $2,000
    Head 60+ miles offshore in search of Tuna, Shark, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and a range of bottom fish. Jessie James Charters operates out of Brigantine and Atlantic City.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Tuna/Shark
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $2,000
    This trip leaves the dock at noon and is back at midnight. It gives us the opportunity to take advantage of the great fishing late in the day, during twilight, after other boats have chummed up the waters and located the fish. You can either troll, chum, or chunk.
  • Private trip
    16 Hour Trip–Offshore 5 People MAX
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    16 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 AM
    $2,800
    This is the ultimate deepsea fishing excursion! Head out to the deepest depths of the canyons, up to 80 miles offshore, in search of Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna, Marlin, Swordfish, Mahi Mahi, and more! Travel through the night and fish through the day, then head home with a boatload of great fish! Jessie James Charters operates out of Brigantine and Atlantic City. Trip is for up to 5 people max.
  • Private trip
    Overnight Trip–Canyon 4 People MAX
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $3,300
    This trip is for up to 4 people max. Overnight canyon trip of trolling and chunking can produce Bigeye, Yellowfin and Longfin Tuna, as well as Swordfish, Marlin, Mahi, Makos, Wahoo, Tilefish, and more! The boat typically leaves and returns in the afternoon, but times vary depending on conditions. This trip puts you in the canyon for the 3 best times to fish, sundown, nighttime, and sunrise.
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About the Captain

Mark Schrenk
Brigantine, New Jersey, United States
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
68 Customer Reviews
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Member since September 2017
Captain Mark Schrenk has been obsessed with fishing since he was a child. A USCG Licensed Captain and Engineer since 1984, Captain Mark has worked all over the world on ships and boats of all types. He has been running charters and party boats in New Jersey since 1988 and knows the best spots and the best techniques for every species around.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Black Drum Black Drum
Cod Cod
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Swordfish Swordfish
Tilefish Tilefish

Tuna (Bigeye) Bigeye Tuna
Tuna (Bluefin) Bluefin Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

T. Jason (Downeast) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 450HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

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

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 68 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Marcus M.
Ventnor City, New Jersey
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5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day morning trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Back Bay (AM) on May 23, 2022
Very experienced plenty of patience
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Kendall A.
UPR MARLBORO, MD
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Wonderful experience, five stars!!!!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Fall Striper Special on December 1, 2021
Excellent experience, the crew was outstanding will definitely book again when I am in town! Top notch!!
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Dawnette B.
Absecon, New Jersey
Excellent
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Amazing!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bay/Nearshore (AM) on June 25, 2021
We loved the atmosphere, the sincerity, the assistance with the inexperienced in our crew! Absolutely recommend this team for...
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Stephen B.
Libertyville, IL
Excellent
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Half day trip with Captain Mark and Mike

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Fall Striper Special on November 20, 2021
Did a half day trip, Stripers weren’t really around so we decided to hit the wrecks off shore for Tautog. Caught toms of...
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Michael B.
United States
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Half a day with Captain Mark

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bay/Nearshore (PM) on October 9, 2021
Captain Mark was great! The weather wasn’t the best, conditions were horrible, yet he made the trip so enjoyable. Thank you...
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FAQs about Jessie James Charters

Jessie James Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $200 per person - 4 Hour Trip – Fall Striper Special (4 hours)
  • $200 per person - 6 Hour Trip – Fall Striper Special (6 hours)
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Back Bay (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Back Bay (PM) (4 hours)
  • $575 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bay/Nearshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $575 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bay/Nearshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $850 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Bay/Nearshore (6 hours)
  • $900 per group - Evening Shark Special (5 hours)
  • $900 per person - Overnight Trip – Canyon (Shared) (24 hours)
  • $1,150 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Bay/Nearshore (8 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - Shark, Bottom Fishing or Trolling (10 hours)
  • $2,000 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Offshore (12 hours)
  • $2,000 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Tuna/Shark (12 hours)
  • $2,800 per group - 16 Hour Trip–Offshore 5 People MAX (16 hours)
  • $3,300 per group - Overnight Trip–Canyon 4 People MAX (24 hours)

When you book a trip with Jessie James Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

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

Jessie James Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

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

Top targeted fish species with Jessie James Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Cod
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Swordfish
  • Tilefish
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo