If you’re itching for some sea spray in your face as you go after the trophy fish of a lifetime, this charter is right up your alley. Tighten Up Charters is serious about providing an excellent fishing adventure for their clients and they’ll work hard to make it happen.

The boat used is a 27’ Onslow Bay center console, powered by twin Mercury engines delivering 350 HP each. The boat is equipped with advanced electronics and navigation, making sure you know where the fish is at. It also has outriggers, a live bait well, and a toilet, to ensure you don’t have to worry about anything but bagging that keeper.

The species targeted are varied, with Striped Bass and Bluefish, along with all sorts of Sharks, such as Blue Sharks, Mako Sharks, Threshers, and others. The star of the fishing menu is the Bluefin Tuna, anglers come from all over the world to fish it here. The preferred way of going after the Bluefin Tuna is a run-and-gun method, where you storm in at 50 miles per hour and start getting lines in as quick as possible.

Captain Matt Perachio has over two decades of fishing experience the surrounding waters and he’s happy to share his vast knowledge with his customers. Children are encouraged to come aboard and learn how to set the hook, rig it and reel it in, no hand-holding here. Tuna over 73’’ stay with the boat, according to federal regulations, the captain offers a third of its market value in return. Cleaning your catch is included in the trip price. The boat is disabled accessible and Tighten Up Charters invite all anglers to come aboard!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    A Day on the Water
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,800
    You will start the day off Tuna fishing, then go see some whales before switching to catching Bass and Bluefish. On your way back, the captain will stop by his lobster pots so you can bring in some lobster home as well!
  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day - Sharks (MAX 4)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $1,400
    This action-packed trip is a treat for all serious anglers who try it. This trip lasts 8-10 hours, depending on how heavy the action is! The trip will consist of catching the bait prior to going out after the sharks. After chumming the waters, the real angling begins. You will target Thresher, Mako, Blue, and Porbeagle Sharks. You might even get a real monster one right next to the boat!
  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day - Tuna (MAX 4)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 1
    $1,400
    If you're looking for a fishing experience that will last you a lifetime and be the envy of your angling friends, this is the one for you. A hot-and-fast action-packed trip going after Bluefin Tuna. You will come in fast at about 50 miles per hour and get the lines in as quick as possible. Bait fishing is possible for older anglers, but the captain recommends his customers don't do it this way as it's less challenging and fun. Trips can sometimes cover 150+ miles.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Fluke
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $1,200
  • Private trip
    Full Day - Stripers & Bluefish
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $950
    If you're looking for a fun trip on the wonderful waters of Massachusetts, this trip is perfect for you! You'll be targeting Striped Bass and Bluefish on this trip. The captain provides all necessary equipment. Live bait is available.
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About the Captain

Matt Perachio
Truro, Massachusetts, United States
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24 Customer Reviews
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Member since February 2018
Captain Matt Perachio has been fishing the local area for over 25 years. He started fishing Bass before he was even big enough to reel them in, his father had to give him a hand. He used to be a commercial Bass fisherman, fishing them off of his own boat. His vast experience and his positive attitude, combined with the desire to give his customers a great time all add up to a great fishing experience with him!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Bluefish Bluefish
Cod Cod
Haddock Haddock

Shark (Blue) Shark (Blue)
Shark (Mako) Shark (Mako)
Shark (Porbeagle) Shark (Porbeagle)
Shark (Thresher) Shark (Thresher)

Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)

Boat Specs

Onslow Bay (Center console) originally built in 2018. Powered by 2 350HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

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

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
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Jeff D.
Brewster, MA
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Half day with Capt. Matt Perachio

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day - Stripers & Bluefish (PM) on July 16, 2021
Matt Perachio has tremendous lifetime knowledge of the waters off Provincetown (and I’m sure beyond). He doesn’t follow...
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Mark G.
North Truro, Massachusetts
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Sunday, Funday!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day - Stripers & Bluefish (PM) on July 18, 2021
Excellent time with Capt. Matt!  Can’t say enough positive things about this trip; his experience, knowledge and enthusiasm...
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Prospect, KY
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day - Stripers & Bluefish (PM) on July 8, 2021
Great trip! Everyone caught something and even the youngest in our party (~6yrs old) had a great time. The Captain was knowledgeable...
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Mark O.
Darien, CT
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July fishing trip

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Roxbury, Massachusetts
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day - Stripers & Bluefish (PM) on July 20, 2021
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FAQs about Tighten Up Charters

Tighten Up Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $950 per group - Full Day - Stripers & Bluefish (8 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - Full Day Trip - Fluke (8 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - Extended Full Day - Tuna (MAX 4) (10 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - Extended Full Day - Sharks (MAX 4) (10 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - A Day on the Water (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Tighten Up Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

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

Tighten Up Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Tighten Up Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Tighten Up Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Cod
  • Haddock
  • Shark (Blue)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Shark (Porbeagle)
  • Shark (Thresher)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)