Karen Ann Charters

(21) 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!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 20 Mar - 31 Jan
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    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)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 20 Mar - 31 Jan
    $500
    up to 6 persons
    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 Cancelation 1 day notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 20 Mar - 31 Jan
    $500
    up to 6 persons
    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 Cancelation 1 day notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip available 20 Mar - 31 Jan
    $500
    up to 6 persons
    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 Cancelation 1 day notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 20 Mar - 31 Jan
    $125
    per person
    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)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 20 Mar - 31 Jan
    $125
    per person
    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 this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped)
Bluefish
Seabass (Black)
Tautog

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Howard Beach 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:
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About the Captain

Vinnie Calabro
Howard Beach, New York, United States
Member since December 2017
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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.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

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4.81
out of 5 stars from 21 reviews
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95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
80%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Ab M.
New York, NY
 5.00
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Fishing trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   NEW  July 18, 2019
There were three of us two that were not experience both our Captain and shipmate spent time and patience and helped them...
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Krzysztof K.
Lublin, Lublin Voivodeship
 5.00
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Afternoon trip with captain Vinnie

VERIFIED   May 10, 2019
I liked it very much. everything professionally.  pick up and return included.  The captain knows water and has...
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David C.
Yonkers, NY
 5.00
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Stripe Bass Bonaza

VERIFIED   April 22, 2019
Karen Ann captain Vinny and his mate took me on a long ride to find The big stripers it was worth the ride because he knew...
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Tom C.
Brooklyn, New York
 5.00
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Day trip with Captain Vinnie

VERIFIED   May 27, 2019
Very experienced captain, knows where the fish are and how to put you on them. His staff is helpful and his boat and equipment...
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Per K.
Long Island City, NY
 5.00
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5 hour afternoon trip with Skipper Vinnie, May 10 2019

VERIFIED   May 10, 2019
Only myself and a very nice guy from Poland. Fishing was OK, missed a few, got a few. Conditions were not the best though,...
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