Jessie James Charters

44 reviews
In demand!

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.

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 four hours, targeting Striped Bass, Bluefish, Flounder, Blues, 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 Sharks, and other abyssal bottom dwellers.

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



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Overnight Trip–Canyon 4 People MAX
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $3,000
    price breakdown
    $3,000
    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.
  • Private trip
    16 Hour Trip–Offshore 5 People MAX
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    16 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 AM
    $2,400
    price breakdown
    $2,400
    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
    12 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    $1,800
    price breakdown
    $1,800
    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
    $1,800
    price breakdown
    $1,800
    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
    Shark, Bottom Fishing or Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,400
    price breakdown
    $1,400
    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
    8 Hour Trip – Bay/Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    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.
  • Shared trip
    Overnight Trip – Canyon (Shared)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,500
    price breakdown
    $1,500
    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
    6 Hour Trip – Bay/Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    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
    4 Hour Trip – Bay/Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    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
  • 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
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    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
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    Targetting fall Stripers, from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. You'll be trolling, jigging, and fly fishing using live bait.
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About the Captain

Mark Schrenk
Brigantine, New Jersey, United States
Angler's Choice
5 Fishing Reports
44 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
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) Bass (Striped)
Black Drum Black Drum
Cod Cod
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

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

Tuna (Bigeye) Tuna (Bigeye)
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

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
Visa
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.91
out of 5 stars from 44 reviews
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12 hour trip
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40
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Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Has my family on this fishing trip for my birthday… it was mine and my husband first time on boat…. and we had...
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VERIFIED   NEW  July 13, 2020
Amazing trip. Mark went above and beyond to make this a great trip. We wanted to chase tuna and he made it happen. Not only...
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Amanda G.
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8-hr Trip -- GREAT EXPERIENCE

VERIFIED   January 4, 2020
I had purchased this trip as a Christmas gift for my partner as he loves fishing but didn’t have a lot of experience...
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York Haven, PA
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12 hour trip

VERIFIED   NEW  July 24, 2020
Captain Mark had us on the BFT early. Limited out quickly.  Seas were a little rough for a couple of our party. ...
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