NYC Sportfishing Charters

New York City is known for many things, but one thing that (non-anglers) overlook is the excellent fishing that’s available right off the coast. NYC Sportfishing Charters will take you to the hottest fishing spots near the Big Apple and help you take a bite out of the fish there!

The vessel used is a 25’ saltwater fisherman, manufactured by Parker in 2003. She’s powered by a 225 HP Yamaha engine, allowing her to develop up to 30 knots when cruising. She can carry up to 5 anglers fishing at the same time.

Captain Steve Cherry will be your assistant and instructor on this charter. He and his first mate are here to help you catch that dream fish. The techniques used are trolling, bottom fishing, as well as spinning, jigging, and popping with light tackle. The species you’ll target are varied, the main focus being on the beautiful Striped Bass that lives in the area. Other species are Flounder, Black Seabass, Cod, Bluefish, Tautog, Little Tunny, and anything else you run across.

There’s no minimum age policy for children on board the charter, all small vests are provided. Live bait is prepared before the trip and is included in the trip price. Pickup is available from New Jersey, while customers wishing to be picked up from New York will have to pay $100 extra.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 15
    $1,200
    This trip will allow you more time on the water, which means you'll have the chance of coming across huge Cod, Flounder, Striped Bass, and whatever else you may run across. All required equipment is provided by the charter. Clients are advised to bring sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, and adequate clothing.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 15
    $1,000
    This trip will target a huge variety of fish in the waters around New Jersey and New York City. Species include Striped Bass, Bluefish, Flounder, and plenty more. All required equipment is supplied by the charter. Clients are advised to bring adequate clothing, polarized sunglasses, and a waterproof camera.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 15
    $1,000
    This afternoon adventure will target a huge variety of fish in the waters around New Jersey and New York City. Species include Striped Bass, Bluefish, Flounder, and plenty more. All required equipment is supplied by the charter. Clients are advised to bring adequate clothing, polarized sunglasses, and a waterproof camera.
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About the Captain

Steve Cherry
Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
6 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since January 2018
Captain Steve Cherry has been fishing the waters of NY Harbor, New Jersey, and Raritan Bay for over two decades now. Captain Steve is a specialist in catching Striped Bass and he regularly catches Bass that measure over 40 lbs. He's also proficient in going after trophy doormat Fluke and will assist you in finding that dream catch.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Bluefish Bluefish
Cod Cod
Flounder Flounder

Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Tautog Tautog

Boat Specs

Parker (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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

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Customer Reviews

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Satisfied with the boat
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Chengxi L.
New York, New York
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on August 30, 2020
Very beautiful place to fish. Captain Steve moves boat a lot to let us catch fish. We are not experienced but we caught many...
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Paterson, New Jersey
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 1, 2020
Would highly recommend. Captain Steve was fantastic .
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Newport, NY
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Hoboken, NJ
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on May 23, 2020
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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Great day of fishing with Steve

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on September 28, 2018
Cool foggy start, got on the fish right away. My sons and grandsons really enjoyed the whole experience.
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FAQs about NYC Sportfishing Charters

NYC Sportfishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,000 per group, additional $200 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $200 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $1,200 per group, additional $200 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)

When you book a trip with NYC Sportfishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Portable)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with NYC Sportfishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Prepared before the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Chips and candy bars)
  • Drinks (Bottled water)
  • First Mate

NYC Sportfishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 15 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

NYC Sportfishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with NYC Sportfishing Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Cod
  • Flounder
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Tautog