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Day-off Charters – Adventures Tailored to You

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Newburyport
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $800

Tight Lines Fishing

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(8 reviews)
Salisbury
trips from $450

Polaris Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Newburyport
trips from $589

F/V Emme Fisheries

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(20 reviews)
Newburyport
trips from $700

On The Side Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Newburyport
trips from $525

Lady Suzanne Charters

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(5 reviews)
Salisbury
trips from $300

Great Marsh Outfitters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Ipswich
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400

Lyla Rose Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(142 reviews)
Gloucester
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400

Hogg Tide Charters

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(36 reviews)
Newburyport
trips from $650

10 Point Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(25 reviews)
Gloucester
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $600

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Newburyport

The average price for a private 4 hour Newburyport fishing trip is $620, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,051 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Day-off Charters – Adventures Tailored to You, Tight Lines Fishing, and Polaris Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Full list of top fishing charters in Newburyport.

Day-off Charters – Adventures Tailored to You, Tight Lines Fishing, and Polaris Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Newburyport.

The most popular fish species you can target are Striped Bass, Haddock, and Bluefin Tuna. Top fishing techniques include deep sea fishing, bottom fishing, and light tackle. Offshore fishing, river fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Newburyport is the classic New England seaside town, complete with red brick shopping streets and a picturesque waterfront full of pretty boats. Head down to the harbor and you’ll find a dozen Newburyport fishing charters just waiting to take you out. Charter captains are proud of their local waters - and with good reason. From the fast currents of the Merrimack River to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, the town has access to some incredible fisheries. 
 
While away a sunny morning battling Striped Bass in the shallows, or head offshore for the chance to bag a Bluefin. If you somehow get bored of fishing, head to the stunning Salisbury Beach or explore untouched wetlands on Plum Island. Fancy something a little more civilized? Head to Maudslay State Park and take a walk through its immaculate formal gardens. Newburyport really does have something for everyone.

Fishing Spots

Of course, all these beaches and country estates are lovely, but you’re here to fish! Luckily for you, Newburyport is surrounded by amazing fishing spots for anything from freshwater fly fishing to deep sea Shark hunts. Here are a few of our top picks to make sure you get the most out of the area.
 

Merrimack River 

You can’t get much closer to town than the Merrimack River. And with such awesome fishing, why would you go any further? One of the most exciting events for local anglers is the spring Shad run. These guys have been nicknamed “freshwater Tarpon” due to their great game potential, and are a delicious food fish, too. 
 
Head down to the river mouth and you can find big Striped Bass and Bluefish. The Joppa Flats are a particularly good Striper spot and are so close you could practically swim to them. And there’s more. Winter Flounder can be caught in the briny estuary waters, making the Merrimack River one of the most productive food fisheries around.
 

Plum Island 

Fancy seeing more of the countryside while you fish? You can’t get much more scenic than Plum Island. Spend the day landing Linesiders along mile after mile of beautiful sandy beaches. Venture round the head of the island and into Plum Island Sound and you’ll find a ton of big Blues to go with the Stripers.
 

Jeffreys Ledge

Offshore enthusiasts may be getting bored by now. But don’t worry, there’s plenty of bluewater action here, too! Some of the best deep sea fishing Newburyport has to offer is found out at Jeffreys Ledge, just 10 miles from town. Bluefin Tuna can be caught here in the summer, some weighing as much as 250 pounds! Sure, most of the Tuna are closer to the 100-pound mark, but that’s still more than enough to put an experienced angler through their paces.
 
And it’s not just Tuna, either. You can catch all kinds of tasty groundfish like Pollock, Haddock, and even Halibut. Truly set on a heavy tackle hookup? Head out past the ledge and into deeper waters for your chance to battle monster pelagic Sharks. Makos, Blues, Porbeagles, and even the occasional Thresher can be caught when the waters get warm enough.

Fishing Techniques

Newburyport has an incredible variety of fishing styles on offer. Slow-troll live lines along the beachfront to bring in big Stripers or throw topwater plugs in the river mouth for the added chance of hooking a Blue. Fly anglers love Merrimack River with good reason, but Shad can be just as fun with shiny spoons and light tackle. If you’re just here for the food, drop a top-and-bottom rig baited with seaworms and count the seconds until your first Flounder.
 
Head offshore, and you still have plenty of option to play with. Troll dressed baits on spreader bars for run-and-gun style Tuna fishing. Taking Tuna on jigs is just as rewarding. Nothing gets your heart going like throwing jigs into the middle of a topwater feeding frenzy, while vertical jigging is hands down the best way to bring big Bluefin to the surface. 
 
Sharks like one thing - the blood of other, lesser fish. Chum over deep-water structure and throw out bait on heavy tackle. It’s the easiest and most effective way to find these guys. They’re one of the best predators on the planet, so you just let them come to you.

Need to know

Saltwater fishing licenses are usually provided on Newburyport fishing charters. Freshwater licenses aren’t, though. If you’re thinking of targeting Shad, you’ll need to buy one before you can start. Do this online, or pick one up in person when you get to town.
 
Tuna anglers should be aware that all fish over seven feet long will stay with the boat if you don't release them. Your captain will be able to advise you on all other important limits and seasons when you book your trip.
 
Lastly, the standard checklist for any fishing charter: Sunscreen, shades, hat, and windbreaker (it may be hot on land, but it can always get cold on the water). If you’re heading offshore, consider taking Dramamine before you go - there’s nothing fun about feeling sick for eight hours!
Newburyport
Excellent
4.1 / 5
Based on 25013 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Start the new year with a flurry of freshly-fallen snow at the Newburyport Winter Carnival. With snowboarding, skating, and "human dog sled races", there's plenty of fun for the whole family!

February

The Merrimack River Eagle Festival is a great event for anyone interested in the majestic Bald Eagle. Learn all about the country's emblem while you wait for the fishing season to start.

March

Most of the fishing fleet is inactive in March. You can find some hardy food fishers heading offshore, though. These trips mainly target Haddock, Pollock, Halibut, and other tasty groundfish.

April

The spring Shad run kicks off in April, making for great fun on light or fly tackle. You also start seeing good numbers of Tautog towards the end of the month, making for good food fishing in the bay.

May

Newburyport Spring Fest has been held for over 30 years, celebrating the end of the cold with live music, activities, and stalls selling local wares. If you don't fancy that, hit the flats to target spring Stripers!

June

Things start heating up in June, and we're not talking about the weather! Bluefin Tuna show up on the ledges and Sharks can be found patrolling offshore. You can still catch the last of the Shad, too.

July

July is a great month for Shark fishing. Makos, Blues, Porbeagles, Threshers, and occasionally even Great Whites are seen offshore. Closer to town, you have food fishing for Mackerel plenty of great game fish, too.

August

Spend the day fishing for big Bluefin or Stripers then settle down to a free outdoor movie screening as part of the Waterfront Movie Series. Sounds like the perfect summer's day to us.

September

September is prime Tuna time, with the biggest fish and the best action close to shore. Hit Jeffreys Ledge for the awesome topwater fun and head home with the tastiest fish in the sea!

October

October is the end of the charter season, but it sure goes out with a bang! Target Bluefin, Sharks, Stripers, Blues, Mackerel, Tautog, Flounder, and more!

November

The migratory species may have moved on, but there are plenty of tasty fish that tough it out over winter. Target Flounder inshore or head out for Halibut, Haddock, Pollock, and more.

December

Massachusetts get pretty cold in the winter, but Newburyport's seasonal cheer will keep you warm! Enjoy events such as the Holiday Invitation Nights, where local shops open into the evening.

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Day-off Charters – Adventures Tailored to You
Day-off Charters – Adventures Tailored to You
Fishing charter in Newburyport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
We had a half day out of Newburyport. Professional clean and a really fun day!
Darrell  S.
Darrell S. Newburyport, MA
On The Side Charters
On The Side Charters
Fishing charter in Newburyport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
We had a wonderful afternoon with Captain Jon aboard the Stand Sure. He literally put us on fish within seconds of dropping the lure in the water. I would highly recommend On The Side Charters and Capt Jon. We look forward to our next visit and booking with him again. Thanks Capt Jon!
Aaron  L.
Aaron L. Fairport, NY
On The Side Charters
On The Side Charters
Fishing charter in Newburyport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Overall we had a great time out. Capt. Jonathan was on top of everything, and provided some great tips on fishing the area. I would definitely recommend On The Side Charters.
Tom  N.
Tom N. Westford, MA
On The Side Charters
On The Side Charters
Fishing charter in Newburyport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Cap’t Jon was amazing! 11/10 would recommend! He was so relaxed and personable and knowledgeable with the area.
Julia  Z.
Julia Z. Waltham, MA
On The Side Charters
On The Side Charters
Fishing charter in Newburyport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Jon was a great guide and his knowledge of the local waters was greatly appreciated. My son in law, grandsons and I had a great time. Landed several good size fish in a short period of time. When a captain enjoys his Chosen profession as much as Jon does, it’s easy to please his party. Nice guy with a good boat. Happy sailing my friend, keep up the great work. I highly recommend a charter with On the side charters. 👍🏻😎🤙 Mr. Brewer
Robert  B.
Robert B. Hampton, New Hampshire
F/V Emme Fisheries
F/V Emme Fisheries
Fishing charter in Newburyport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
The trip was perfect! We were greeted at the gate, explained everything we’d do throughout the day and caught plenty of fish. The crew was very helpful and attentive. Can’t say enough great things or rate them highly enough.
Casey  C.
Casey C. North Reading, MA
On The Side Charters
On The Side Charters
Fishing charter in Newburyport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Captain Jon was personable and took care of everything! I felt very safe with him. He is a master seaman for sure! We had so much fun. I would highly recommend him. Plan to book again!
Diane  H.
Diane H. Salem, MA
F/V Emme Fisheries
F/V Emme Fisheries
Fishing charter in Newburyport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Can’t recommend this fishing charter more! Rick and Rick are phenomenal. We’ve headed out fishing with them on two charters and both were excellent!
Margaret  I.
Margaret I. Landenberg, PA
F/V Emme Fisheries
F/V Emme Fisheries
Fishing charter in Newburyport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Awesome experience! Captain Rick and First-Mate Mark were fabulous! Definitely recommend F/V Emme!!!
Stacy  K.
Stacy K. Shelbyville, MI
F/V Emme Fisheries
F/V Emme Fisheries
Fishing charter in Newburyport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Rick and Ben were awesome We had a great boat ride caught some fish was very very very happy with both of them I would definitely recommend recommend to anyone and also I’m going to book another trip in October can’t wait
Linda  D.
Linda D. Malden, Massachusetts
F/V Emme Fisheries
F/V Emme Fisheries
Fishing charter in Newburyport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
We had an excellent family day on the water with Captain Rick. After spending some time catching live bait he was able to immediately put us on the stripers. Overall a great day of fishing and I would highly recommend the Emme for your charter.
Brian  B.
Brian B. North Reading, MA
F/V Emme Fisheries
F/V Emme Fisheries
Fishing charter in Newburyport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Had a great day fishing with the family with Captain and his side kick Rick. They were both great with our son and very knowledgeable.
Erika  H.
Erika H. Newport, NH
F/V Emme Fisheries
F/V Emme Fisheries
Fishing charter in Newburyport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
We had a great experience, both Ricks were extremely helpful and friendly. They really made the trip.
Megan  C.
Megan C. DORCHESTR CTR, MA
F/V Emme Fisheries
F/V Emme Fisheries
Fishing charter in Newburyport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
We had a great time with Rick & Rick on the water! Both were so knowledgeable, fun and helpful. We all caught a few sea bass (what a thrill!) and were able to grill some up for dinner that night. I highly recommend fishing with them on the Emme - I know we will be back for more!
Dominique  A.
Dominique A. Cambridge, MA
On The Side Charters
On The Side Charters
Fishing charter in Newburyport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
We fished several areas off of Newburyport. Very exciting day with plenty of fish for dinner!!!
Bob  B.
Bob B. Exeter, New Hampshire

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