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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
Boston
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trips from $700
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Boston
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trips from $675
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(107 reviews)
Quincy
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trips from $450
Excellent
4.5 / 5
(37 reviews)
Boston
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5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Boston
trips from $800
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Boston
trips from $650
Excellent
4.6 / 5
(83 reviews)
Quincy
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trips from $700
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(33 reviews)
Hingham
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trips from $800
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(13 reviews)
Winthrop
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(95 reviews)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Boston

According to customer reviews, Boston Fish Tales, Boston Fish Charters, and Anglerfish Guides are some of the most popular fishing charters in Boston, Massachusetts. Full list of top fishing charters in Boston.

The average price for a private 4 hour Boston fishing trip is $675, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $966 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Boston Fish Tales, Boston Fish Charters, and Anglerfish Guides all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Boston.

The most popular fish species you can target are Striped Bass, Bluefish, and Flounder. Top fishing techniques include Deep Sea Fishing, Bottom Fishing, and Light Tackle. Nearshore fishing, offshore fishing, and inshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Boston will dazzle you with its unique charm, sprawling parks, and delicious food. However, if you're a dedicated fisherman, then you should know all about the city's fantastic fishing potential. Because these waters have so much to offer, the best way to navigate the scene is with the help of a Boston fishing charter.

There are a lot of species you can target – it all comes down to what you like. Some fish, like Flounder, Tautog, and Halibut are available all year. Still, the best time to cast a line is in spring and summer because Striped Bass, Bonito, Bluefish, Haddock, Pollock, and coveted Cod come out to play.

But the crowning jewel of Boston’s fishery is Bluefin Tuna that arrives in June. These fish are the most prized catches of all, and they congregate around the banks and ledges in the bluewater. They can weigh hundreds of pounds and are terrific fighters, not to mention that they're the best-tasting fish out there. Shark fishing in the deep waters is also top-notch.

With such a variety of fish, it's no wonder Boston fishing charters are so good at what they do. They've got a lot of trips on offer, from half day voyages for Stripers and Bluefish to extended full day expeditions that will put you on Bluefin Tuna, Sharks, and more.

There are different marinas where you can find your perfect charter boat, including Constitution Marina, Rowes Wharf, and Boston Waterboat Marina.

Rules & Regulations

If you're going out with a Boston charter guide, you don't have to worry about a fishing license – they come covered in your trip price. Your crew will make sure you only keep fish that are in season and within limits, but it's a good idea to check out the latest rules and regulations so that you're fully prepared.

Boston
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 25998 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

January is a great time for Flounder fishing in Boston, with Tautog and Halibut also willing to bite. If you want to embrace the cold, the annual L Street Brownies swim could be great fun, if you don't mind the freezing water.

February

The bitter cold isn't giving up just yet, but that shouldn't discourage you. If you catch a nice clear day, head out to target Pollock, Haddock, and Halibut, or stay in the harbor to fish for Flounder.

March

The winter Flounder bite calms down in March, but there are much bigger Flatfish offshore. Target Halibut on a full day trip and you'll also reel in some tasty Haddock and Pollock. Better empty the freezer!

April

Spring is here, and that means that it's only a matter of days before the first Stripers start showing up around Boston Harbor. The Tautog bite is still going strong, and a few miles from shore, Haddock isn't bad either.

May

May kicks off the summer fishing season with spring Stripers swarming the shallows and big Bluefish in the bay. Fluke are also in season and make for some of the best eating around. The fishing is getting better with each passing day.

June

The offshore action finally gets going with the arrival of the first Bluefin Tuna. Stellwagen Bank is at its best in early summer, before the waters get too warm. When you're not battling Tuna, test your strength against Sharks and big bottom fish.

July

This is one of the best months to get a taste of prime Boston fishing! July is a great time for Shark and Tuna fishing, and inshore, the bays are full of Cow Stripers. Local Fourth of July celebrations are incredible, too.

August

Whatever you'd like to target and catch, you should try it in August! The weather is hot and so is the action, with Stripers, Bluefish, Tautog, and Mackerel biting left and right inshore, and Tuna, Sharks, Haddock, Pollock, and more on the menu offshore.

September

Pretty much every major species is still out and about in September. Sharks, Tuna, Stripers, Bluefish, Fluke, Tautog – the hardest part will be choosing what to target! And whatever you choose, chances are you won't be disappointed.

October

The fall is in full swing, and fishing remains excellent. Bear in mind that species like Black Seabass and Haddock might have closed seasons in October, but bottom fish, Stripers, Tuna, and Sharks are still biting offshore.

November

Big game dreams have to be put on hold as the bluewater bite drops off. There's still great food fishing, though, with winter Flounder, Pollock, Haddock, and Halibut available year-round.

December

The cold winds from the ocean bring choppy waters and offshore fishing comes to a stop in December. From shore, you can get your hands on flatties like Fluke and Halibut, as well as some Tautog.

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Enjoy the scenery, I’m from Boston but fishing around Boston harbor is always a good feeling
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Enjoy the scenery, I’m from Boston but fishing around Boston harbor is always a good feeling
Sy  P.
Sy P. Malden, Massachusetts
Yes, but be aware of weather patterns. It can get rough, worth busting a few waves for the experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, but be aware of weather patterns. It can get rough, worth busting a few waves for the experience.
Adam  M.
Adam M. Worcester, MA
The striper fishing in the harbor is great, even IF targeting schoolies (non-keeper sized)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The striper fishing in the harbor is great, even IF targeting schoolies (non-keeper sized)
Phil  B.
Phil B. North Easton, Massachusetts

Fishbucket Sportfishing
Fishbucket Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Boston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
Had a great day with the family and Capt. Mike. Caught some very nice stripers on the slow troll and then some hard fighting juvies that were boiling with light tackle. Lots of knowledge/experience and good people. Highly recommend!
Adam  W.
Adam W. United States
Boston Fish Tales
Boston Fish Tales
Fishing charter in Boston
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(60 reviews)
Family outing, all adults. Had a great time. The captain and mate were warm and friendly, clearly enjoying what they were doing. We were inexperienced and they were very helpful. We all caught plenty of stripers, all for the first time. The trip was all we hoped for, and exceeded our expectations. We will be going out with Captain Joe Dorsi again.
Douglass  B.
Douglass B. Newton, MA
Boston Fish Tales
Boston Fish Tales
Fishing charter in Boston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
We had a great experience with Captain Joe! He was great with the kids, and all had a good time!
Jessica  T.
Jessica T. Miami, Florida
Boston Fish Tales
Boston Fish Tales
Fishing charter in Boston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
What an amazing morning fishing trip with Captain Joe and his crew. Captain Joe is very professional and friendly. We successfully caught many huge beautiful striped basses, and the fish, by the way, taste super good!
Yuqing  C.
Yuqing C. Cambridge, MA
Reel Pursuit Charters
Reel Pursuit Charters
Fishing charter in Boston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Absolutely amazing . After this fishing trip I wouldn’t go out on the water unless Paul and the crew is taking me. We are inexperienced but Paul and his crew made this fishing trip absolutely unforgettable. We will be booking with Paul many more times
Mark  K.
Mark K. Somerville, Massachusetts
Boston Fish Tales
Boston Fish Tales
Fishing charter in Boston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
Joe and Arty are the best. Our group of 5 had a blast out on the water with them. Both very nice, accommodating and explain clearly how to work the equipment to be safe on the water. We had a slower fishing day (caught blues) but everyone got on the reels and they filleted what we kept and bagged it up for us. Highly recommend and will definitely go out with them again!
Ken  C.
Ken C. Quincy, MA
Fishbucket Sportfishing
Fishbucket Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Boston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
Didn't get any hits on the big ones we were hoping for but we caught fish and had an amazing day with a great crew. Couldn't have been any happier with the experience. Thanks!
Rob  H.
Rob H. Milford, NH
Reel Pursuit Charters
Reel Pursuit Charters
Fishing charter in Boston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Great trip Paul & Tag worked hard for us the entire time. Paul local knowledge was great and once the first spot stop producing he got to another area pretty quickly where we spent the balance of the trip thick in Bluefish and a few more Stripers as well. Will def fish with these guys again.
Ed  D.
Ed D. Milton, MA
Fishbucket Sportfishing
Fishbucket Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Boston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
Mike the captain and Dan the deck hand where awesome. They put us on lots of stripers. After my son got sick they brought us in to smoother waters and caught even more. Conversations were great as well. Just a couple of great guys to fish with.
Rebecca  P.
Rebecca P. New York, New York
Boston Fish Tales
Boston Fish Tales
Fishing charter in Boston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
We take our grandsons on a trip anywhere in the continental US when they are 13th. Thanks to Fish Tales we were not disappointed.
Reid  R.
Reid R. Estero, FL
Boston Fish Charters
Boston Fish Charters
Fishing charter in Boston
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(11 reviews)
Captain was great. Got us on fish when no other boat was catching anything. Really great with grandson helped him catch fish as big as he is. Highly recommend this captain and boat
Harold  V.
Harold V. Fort Mill, SC
Boston Fish Tales
Boston Fish Tales
Fishing charter in Boston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
Everyone should go on a private fishing charter with Captain Joe. He is a well-seasoned fisherman and it shows. He went above and beyond, giving us such an exciting and memorable experience. And might I add, he was REALLY patient and just SO MUCH FUN to hang out with. We had a great time Joe. Hope to see you again soon.
Caryn  C.
Caryn C. Stone Ridge, NY
Fishbucket Sportfishing
Fishbucket Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Boston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
Such a great time with Mike and Jay!!!! Jay even took time to show our son how to snag the bait fish. So much fun!!!! Total fish caught was 14 and took the limit of 5 home after Jay filleted our fish for us.
Teresa  Y.
Teresa Y. Quenemo, KS
Boston Fish Tales
Boston Fish Tales
Fishing charter in Boston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
Wonderful. Great fishing. Crew were very personable and friendly. Our crew had a very good experience.
Bill  P.
Bill P. Spearman, TX
Boston Fish Tales
Boston Fish Tales
Fishing charter in Boston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
Plenty of strippers all morning long. Kids had a blast catching fish all day.
Scott  M.
Scott M. Butler, PA
Reel Pursuit Charters
Reel Pursuit Charters
Fishing charter in Boston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Amazing day on the water. Captain Paul and First Mate Dave were awesome. Definitely recommend them. We will be back!
Mark  W.
Mark W. Bolton, MA
Boston Fish Charters
Boston Fish Charters
Fishing charter in Boston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Captain Jeremy made sure we found the fish and enjoyed the whole experience. Awesome trip.
Michael  D.
Michael D. Miamisburg, OH
Boston Fish Charters
Boston Fish Charters
Fishing charter in Boston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Captain Jeremy knows what he is doing! Takes good care of his clients too! His boat is named approximately! “On Point”!!!
Shannon  S.
Shannon S. Owasso, OK
Boston Fish Tales
Boston Fish Tales
Fishing charter in Boston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
Captain Joe had us catching stripeys in the first few minutes. Great fun as he tried several locations and showed us different techniques. Best fishing trip ever for my 16 year old son and me. Joe is a great captain and also great company.
Andy  N.
Andy N. London, England
Fishbucket Sportfishing
Fishbucket Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Boston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
Allow plenty of time to deal with evening traffic to the site of departure. Bring something warm (hoodie) since it gets chilly.
Edgar  B.
Edgar B. Quincy, Massachusetts

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