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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Montauk

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Montauk, New York are: Full list of top fishing charters in Montauk

The average price for a private 4 hour Montauk fishing trip is $839, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,399 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Montauk that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Montauk are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Montauk are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Montauk are:

Many fishing charters in Montauk provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Montauk are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Montauk are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $500
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $800
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $671
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $769
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $1,036
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,278
  • 9-hour fishing trips – $1,424
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $2,117
  • 14-hour fishing trips – $3,695
  • 15-hour fishing trips – $2,000

Montauk fishing charters have a long history of giving people the trip of a lifetime. From world record Sharks to huge schools of Stripers, you’ll have some real tales to tell after a day at sea here. However, your experience will be very different depending on the trip you choose. With that in mind, here are your top options and what to expect on board.
 

Top Fishing Trips in Montauk

Inshore Charters

This is the perfect trip for families and first-timers. Spend a few hours reeling in tasty fish like Fluke, Seabass, Scup, and Stripers. Fill the cooler and hone your skills with expert guidance from your captain. Even a half day trip will give you plenty of action. And because you’re in sheltered waters, you’re much less likely to get seasick.
 

Striped Bass Charters

Montauk’s Striped Bass run is simply legendary. Entire bays “boil” with Bass in peak season. Speciality Striper trips are the perfect way for anglers with some experience to make the most of this incredible action. Captains often run these trips in the evening, when trophy fish are most active.
 

Tuna or Shark Charters

Looking for something bigger? How about a 500 lb Mako Shark. People have caught Makos twice this size out of Montauk before, not to mention monster Blue Sharks. More into Tuna fishing? You’ll find Yellowfin, Bluefin, Bigeye, and Albacore here. These are full day charters for experienced anglers. You’ll be fishing up to 30 miles out, targeting either Tuna or Sharks.
 

Canyon Charters

Canyon fishing charters are the ultimate adventure for serious sportfishing fanatics. Venture 70 miles out to the edge of the continental shelf, where Tuna, Sharks, Marlin, and Swordfish pack into underwater canyons like sardines in a can. These extended charters last 18 hours or more. The long run is well worth it once the reels start screaming, though.
 

What to Expect from Your Trip

Montauk Fishing Charter Prices

Montauk charter rates are largely based on the amount of fuel needed to get to the fishing grounds. Inshore and Striper trips are around $600–$700 for a half day, and $1,000 or more for a full day, depending on the size of the boat.
 
Heading offshore, things get more expensive. Tuna or Shark trips cost $1,500 or more. Canyon charters go the farthest offshore, so they’re the most expensive. Expect to pay $2,500 for an extended day trip. Two-day trips are around $4,500.
 

How to Prepare

Charter boats in Montauk come with everything you’ll need for the fishing itself. Just bring whatever else you want on your trip: food, drinks, sunscreen, and a jacket, as well as a cooler to put your catch in. Remember to bring some cash to tip the crew once they’re done filleting all your fish for you!
 
Local captains have designed trips to suit any group, and they work hard to make your time with them special. On top of that, this is one of the most productive fisheries in the Northeast, with big fish at every depth. They may call Montauk “The Last Resort,” but if you’re looking for great fishing, it should be your first port of call.
 
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January

Montauk is primarily a summertime destination for tourists, and with good reason. In January, the weather is cold, wet, and windy. You can catch some nice Codfish, though.

February

While the weather remains grim, the Cod season picks up. These fish make for some fine eating! Bear in mind many of the shops and hotels will be closed at this time of year.

March

With most of the town still in hibernation, Montauk is far from at its busiest in March. But what it may lack in buzz it makes up for in natural beauty, which you can have more or less to yourself.

April

The main tourist season is yet to start, but the action under the water will mean any die-hard angler will be rushing out to beat the crowds. This is the start of Striper season!

May

Memorial Day sees the crowds flocking in to Montauk, and this is when most Montauk fishing charters will start working on their summer schedule. Bring layers - the spring weather is changeable!

June

Montauk’s world famous Shark season kicks off, and there are a battering of tournaments to prove it. Don’t miss the Annual Star Island Shark Tournament and the Annual Montauk Marine Basin Shark Tournament.

July

Joining the Sharks come the Tuna, making this the start of the offshore fishing season. If your sights are set on a Bluefin, you will be looking at an overnight charter, at least. Inshore, things are just as exciting.

August

August and September mean one thing in Montauk: peak offshore fishing season and plenty of tourists around, too. Don’t miss hooking up on a predator at the Annual Star Island Mako/Thresher Tournament.

September

As some of the crowds die down, the action inshore heats up. This is prime time for another of Montauk’s specialities: surf fishing for Stripers. Don’t miss the Montauk Surf Classic!

October

Settle down after a long day on the water to a nice hot bowl of clam chowder. There’s even a festival to prove the best variety! Meanwhile, anglers will be focusing on winning the Star Island Striped Bass Tournament.

November

By November, the offshore pelagics have generally moved on, with the action now staying steadily closer to home. Make the most of the open season for Blackfish (Tautog) and keep chasing those Stripers!

December

Come to Montauk in December, and you’ll find the majority of people hibernating. But a brave few remain on the water, and they will be making the most of the reduced fishing pressure and great Cod bite.

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These grounds are the best in Long Island!! Trust your captain, you won’t be disappointed!
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These grounds are the best in Long Island!! Trust your captain, you won’t be disappointed!
Fernando  A.
Fernando A. Riverhead, New York
If it’s your first time fishing or in a tight budget try a party boat to see if you like the experience. If you are an experienced fisherman, go for a charter.
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If it’s your first time fishing or in a tight budget try a party boat to see if you like the experience. If you are an experienced fisherman, go for a charter.
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FishingBooker Member New York, New York
Look for your old school captains with good reviews and a good captain will tell you if it’s worth coming out or not most old school guys were always put you want fish just listen to the meat in the captain and you’ll have the best trip ever
Excellent
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Look for your old school captains with good reviews and a good captain will tell you if it’s worth coming out or not most old school guys were always put you want fish just listen to the meat in the captain and you’ll have the best trip ever
Peter  B.
Peter B. West Islip, NY
If you're going to Montauk, don't skip Montauk fishing charters. It's a Mecca for Striped Bass fishing! FishingBooker helped me find the best fit for my fishing charter in Montauk and I'd highly recommend fishing in Montauk between late May and mid-July (Captain Steve told me that things only get better after the end of May).
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you're going to Montauk, don't skip Montauk fishing charters. It's a Mecca for Striped Bass fishing! FishingBooker helped me find the best fit for my fishing charter in Montauk and I'd highly recommend fishing in Montauk between late May and mid-July (Captain Steve told me that things only get better after the end of May).
Dino  D.
Dino D. Norfolk, VA
Diamond jigs are killer . Stick with the lighter tackle . Trawling is no fun
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Diamond jigs are killer . Stick with the lighter tackle . Trawling is no fun
Craig  L.
Craig L. Sayville, NY
Fished Montauk twice for bass in August once on the 1st and again on the 25th both times did great.
Excellent
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Fished Montauk twice for bass in August once on the 1st and again on the 25th both times did great.
Rudolph  H.
Rudolph H. Huntington, New York
We had a great time , Captain John and his mate took really good care of us and we are looking forward to booking our next trip with him soon .
Excellent
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We had a great time , Captain John and his mate took really good care of us and we are looking forward to booking our next trip with him soon .
Joe  M.
Joe M. The Bronx, NY
Captain told us that late June/early august is best for Striped Bass, but we had a great time pulling up sea bass in August!
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5.0 / 5
Captain told us that late June/early august is best for Striped Bass, but we had a great time pulling up sea bass in August!
Ryan  S.
Ryan S. Mound, MN
If i were to recommend to anglers fishing in Montauk. It would be to go and book a charter with November Rain Charters.
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If i were to recommend to anglers fishing in Montauk. It would be to go and book a charter with November Rain Charters.
Dean  C.
Dean C. Brooklyn, NY
Charter a boat, the captain, knows the water & can advise on what bait, where to fish and how to catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Charter a boat, the captain, knows the water & can advise on what bait, where to fish and how to catch.
Jimmy  M.
Jimmy M. Brooklyn, New York
Traffic can be heavy through the. Hampton towns. Plan some extra drive time.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Traffic can be heavy through the. Hampton towns. Plan some extra drive time.
Michael  D.
Michael D. Hampton Bays, New York
Find a few friends and a good Capt for a private 1/2 day charter...if you come back and are not hooked then fishing is not for you!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a few friends and a good Capt for a private 1/2 day charter...if you come back and are not hooked then fishing is not for you!
Tom  C.
Tom C. East Hartford, Connecticut

Crunch Time Sport Fishing
Crunch Time Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Montauk
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(114 reviews)
Captain TJ is super knowledgeable about the fishing landscape in Montauk and we caught 20 big Stripers during an afternooon outing with him and his first mate, Josie. They are both delightful and we’d highly recommend one of their excursions. Best, Roe & Jim (Father/Son)
Roe  M.
Roe M.
Gianna Helena Charters
Gianna Helena Charters
Fishing charter in Montauk
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Spent a beautiful day on the Gianna Helena. Capt. Lou treated us well and we had a great time all day. We caught plenty of fish along the way!
Cole  H.
Cole H.
Crunch Time Sport Fishing
Crunch Time Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Montauk
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(114 reviews)
The captain was a master at locating the striped Bass! Cristina the mate was so knowledgeable and helpful it made our trip the best we have ever had in Montauk. Book your next trip with these guys and you will not be disappointed!!
Brian  G.
Brian G.
Crunch Time Sport Fishing
Crunch Time Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Montauk
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(114 reviews)
Montauk plumbing &Heating booked a charter with Crunch time we had a great time especially with all the fish we caught we just booked another trip Thank you captain TJ from the Montauk plumbing &Heating Crew
John  L.
John L.
Gianna Helena Charters
Gianna Helena Charters
Fishing charter in Montauk
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
We had an excellent time out fishing with Captain Lou. He was really helpful and his boat was great. We were catching fish the whole time… caught enough fluke and porgies to make a delicious dinner! Will definitely book again for a future trip and would recommend highly.
Kristen  M.
Kristen M. Brooklyn, New York
Sarah Grace Charters
Sarah Grace Charters
Fishing charter in Montauk
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Captains Jack and Ray (father and son) run a great trip. Experienced locals who go out of their way to make you feel welcome. We caught a bunch of fish and had a great time doing it. This is THE boat to charter in Montauk.
Phil  R.
Phil R. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Crunch Time Sport Fishing
Crunch Time Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Montauk
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(114 reviews)
Had such a great experience on crunch time sports. Captain TJ and Dave were fun to hang with. They gave my family a great time and we caught so many fish.
Jennifer  C.
Jennifer C. United States
Crunch Time Sport Fishing
Crunch Time Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Montauk
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(114 reviews)
Had an phenomenal time with Captain TJ and his First Mate, From experienced Fishers to beginners I can guarantee you will have a great time and an experience you will remember. Definitely learned some new techniques along the way. I will definitely be booking with Crunch Time Again.
Jhisan  A.
Jhisan A. New Hyde Park, New York
Crunch Time Sport Fishing
Crunch Time Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Montauk
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(114 reviews)
This was our 2nd year booking Capt TJ and it was another great experience. The crew is first rate and the boat is well equipped and spacious. TJ was excellent and very patient and helpful with my 11-yr-old nephew, and Capt Dave found all the perfect spots to fish. We’ll see you again next year, thanks for an awesome day!
Jason  W.
Jason W. East Hampton, NY
Crunch Time Sport Fishing
Crunch Time Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Montauk
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(114 reviews)
We did a half day tour with TJ and Dave. The weather conditions weren’t great, but TJ and Dave worked really hard to find fish and we ended up getting a lot - sea bass, blue fish and porgies. We had 3 young boys with us -ages 10 to 13 and TJ and Dave were very patient and kind. A great time was had by all. I highly recommend this charter!
Jean  P.
Jean P. Elmsford, NY
Crunch Time Sport Fishing
Crunch Time Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Montauk
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(114 reviews)
It was a day for the ages! Maybe caught 200+ porgies and sea bass. Incredible day. Crew was fun, funny, and all about making this day the best. Kids had a blast. Caught 20 fish a piece. Captain TJ is the man.
Brad  T.
Brad T. Woodbury, NY
Crunch Time Sport Fishing
Crunch Time Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Montauk
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(114 reviews)
Great day on the water. Captain Dave put us on the fish and first mate Mike took great care of us. Looking forward to getting back out with this crew.
Alex  D.
Alex D. New York, NY
VitaminSea Voyages
VitaminSea Voyages
Fishing charter in Montauk
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
John and Kelly were an absolute pleasure to be fishing with. They communicated weather conditions before the trip and made sure we maximized our options. Plus we learned how to process our fish. We would go out on the ocean with them again without a doubt!
Vavrinec  F.
Vavrinec F. Brooklyn, New York
Montauk Charterboat CUJO
Montauk Charterboat CUJO
Fishing charter in Montauk
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(67 reviews)
Great day with Mike and Jim. They were patient and knowledgeable and put us on the fish. They were patient with our kids and showed everyone a great time. Thanks again and we’re looking forward to another trip next year!
James  Y.
James Y. Derby, Connecticut
Susie E Sportfishing
Susie E Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Montauk
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Been fishing for 50 years. This guy Bert is a very good captain. I highly recommend!!! His mate Joe took care of our group especially the 6 and 8 year old boys!!!
Tom  W.
Tom W. Valhalla, NY
My Mate Charters
My Mate Charters
Fishing charter in Montauk
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Great morning on the water. Captain Pete and 1st mate Brandon made the trip memorable with plenty of fights!
Robert  P.
Robert P. New York, NY
Crunch Time Sport Fishing
Crunch Time Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Montauk
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(114 reviews)
This is truly a motivated and driven Captain who really cares that his clients have a productive and great time. He and his mate are second to none.
Vincent  B.
Vincent B. Verona, NJ
Tailwrapped Sportfishing Charters
Tailwrapped Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Montauk
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
Fishing with Jim McSwigin and his mate Brian was a blast! There were five of us who were older males, a female, and young child. We all had a great experience with Jim McSwigin and would recommend the trip to the experienced and inexperienced angler. Thank you, Jim, for a great day we have already marked our Calendar for July 2024. Do yourself a favor and book a trip with Jim McSwigin I promise you will not be disappointed.
Robert  I.
Robert I. Montauk, NY
Montauk Charterboat CUJO
Montauk Charterboat CUJO
Fishing charter in Montauk
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(67 reviews)
Mike took us up to Block Island. Well worth the distance. once the lines were in the water we were non stop fish on for 3 straight hours. Nice big boat and first mate Jim was such a nice guy. Can't wait til next time. Highly recommended.
William  H.
William H. Greenwich, CT
November Rain Charters
November Rain Charters
Fishing charter in Montauk
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
This was an excellent experience captain and crew were amazing really made this a memorable time for us. Will always book with them and nobody else.
Edmond  K.
Edmond K. Arlington, NY

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