Karen Ann Charters

46 reviews
In demand!

Karen Ann Charters is run by Captain Vinnie Calabro who provides daily fishing trips in the so-called NY Bay, which includes Jamaica Bay, Raritan Bay, East River, Brooklyn, and Jersey. Captain Vinnie would love to have you on board whether you’re a seasoned professional, or someone who’s just getting started with the exciting world of fishing.

The boat you will be fishing on is a custom-built 38’ Holland that’s powered by a 375 HP Caterpillar engine. You will find all the necessary navigation and safety gear included, with plenty of space for up to six prospective anglers to fish in comfort. Other amenities such as a toilet, live well, and outriggers, are sure to come in handy during the trip.

Captain Vinnie specializes in inshore fishing, in waters up to some 5 miles out, but he might go further out to kite fish for Tuna if it’s in season. His usual targets include Black Seabass, Striped Bass, Bluefish and more, and there are some really big fish to be found in these waters with enough skill and luck.

Quality rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, and the crew will clean anything you’ve caught during the trip. Vinnie also proudly provides a discount for veterans in the Wounded Warriors program, 9/11 survivors, people with disabilities, and hunting club members as well. Bring a pair of sunglasses and get ready to go after the big ones!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Dec 15
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    There's hardly a better way to get a complete picture of these waters than by going out on a full day trip and fishing until you drop. Captain Vinnie will take you fishing for species like Black Seabass, Striped Bass, Bluefish, and possibly Tuna if the time is right. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Dec 15
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    A quick morning trip is a great way to get the day started, and Captain Vinnie will make sure you make the most out of the time you have. You'll be fishing inshore for species like Bass, Bluefish, and Tautog. Departure times are flexible, and the price includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle. Fly fishermen should bring their own gear.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (Evening)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Dec 15
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Nothing beats a good fishing trip to end a productive day! Get out on the water with Captain Vinnie and fish for Bass, Bluefish, Tautog and whatever else lurks in the local inshore waters. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, and the crew will clean your catch once the trip is over.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Dec 15
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    If you have a busy morning, but would still like to go out an fish, this trip might be right up your alley. Captain Vinnie will take you inshore to fish for the likes of Black Seabass, Striped Bass, Bluefish, and more. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, and the departure times are negotiable.
  • Shared trip
    Shared Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Dec 15
    $270
    price breakdown
    $270
    This trip will have you fishing the inshore waters for fish such as Bass, Bluefish, Tautog and more in places like Jamaica Bay, Raritan Bay and East River. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip. This is a shared trip, meaning that you will share the boat with any other people who booked the same trip.
  • Shared trip
    Shared Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Dec 15
    $270
    price breakdown
    $270
    If you're not a huge fan of early-morning fishing, Captain Vinnie has you covered. You'll be fishing inshore for species like Bass, Bluefish, Taurog and more. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, and the departure times are flexible and can be negotiated. This is a shared trip, meaning that you will share the boat with any other anglers who booked the same trip.
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About the Captain

Vinnie Calabro
New York City, New York, United States
3 Fishing Reports
101 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since December 2017
For Vinnie, nothing is better than having anglers out for a great day on the water. He has been fishing the local waters for more than four decades and knows the fishery like the back of his hand. He is happy to cater to both experts and novices alike, and will be of great help if this is your first time fishing in New York.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Bluefish Bluefish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Tautog Tautog

Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)

Boat Specs

Holland (Downeast) originally built in 1995. Powered by a 375HP Caterpillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in New York City to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Mastercard
PayPal
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.75
out of 5 stars from 46 reviews
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Can't Keep Us Away!785
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
91%
Friendly captain
94%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
82%
Satisfied with the boat
91%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Scott F.
Brooklyn, New York
 5.00
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Can't Keep Us Away!785

VERIFIED   NEW  October 10, 2020
This was our 2nd time out with Capt Vinnie and his mate, Roger. The first time was out of Sheepshead Bay in late August and...
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   September 5, 2020
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Ulanbek A.
Astoria, New York
 5.00
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Wonderful experience

VERIFIED   June 2, 2020
I went to a fishing trip with captain Vinnie on June 2th 2020. This was my first time I used the fishingbooker.com for booking...
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Eli B.
Lawrence, NY
 5.00
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Half day morning trip with Capt. Vinnie

VERIFIED   NEW  October 7, 2020
Even though not a lot of fish caught because of weather it was still an awesome day on the water can’t wait to go back out...
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Christian K.
WAPPINGERS FL, NY
 5.00
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Half day trip(morning)

VERIFIED   NEW  September 27, 2020
Awesome experience Was just 2 in my party but had a great time. Not the most experience so they helped us out a lot. Felt...
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