Cape Cod Bay Fishing Charters

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Cape Cod Bay Fishing Charters

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Cape Cod Bay: 41 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(122 reviews)
Bourne
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(37 reviews)
Wellfleet
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trips from $550
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
Dennis
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Plymouth
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trips from $700
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Barnstable
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trips from $780
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Marshfield
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trips from $550
Plymouth
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trips from $450
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(131 reviews)
Dennis
trips from $700
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(97 reviews)
Dennis
trips from $410
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
Orleans
trips from $800

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Cape Cod Bay

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Cape Cod Bay are: Full list of top fishing charters in Cape Cod Bay

The average price for a private 4 hour Cape Cod Bay fishing trip is $636, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $934 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Cape Cod Bay that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Cape Cod Bay are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Cape Cod Bay are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Cape Cod Bay are:

Many fishing charters in Cape Cod Bay 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 Cape Cod Bay are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Cape Cod Bay?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Cape Cod Bay are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $405
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $485
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $656
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $634
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $782
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,050
  • 9-hour fishing trips – $1,325
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $1,000

Hopping aboard a Cape Cod Bay fishing charter allows you experience the best of what the area has to offer. You’ll take in the quaint surroundings while landing some of the East Coast’s most covetable fish. And although you may only think of Cape Cod Bay as a summertime destination, the fishing here can be great year-round.

The number one target in Cape Cod Bay has to be Striped Bass, and the summertime is when to catch ‘em. While exploring the inshore waters you can also target Bluefish, Flounder, Scup, Tautog, and Black Seabass. Nearshore, expect to find covetable Atlantic Mackerel and delicious Cod, Haddock, and Pollock.

One of the best things about fishing Cape Cod Bay is its proximity to productive honey holes grounds. 2–3 hour trips are ideal for teaching the kids how to fish, while a half day trip can easily put you on some Stripers and Bluefish. Targeting Cod and Haddock will require some extra preparation and a lot more time on the water. Opt for a full day or, better yet, an extended full day trip.

The hooked-shape peninsula that makes up the Cape Cod Bay is dotted with colorful towns and plenty of marinas. Popular departure points for local fishing charters include Dennis, Orleans, Truro, Provincetown, and Sandwich.
 

Rules & Regulations

If you’re saltwater fishing aboard a Cape Cod fishing charter, there’s no need to worry about fishing licenses. To ensure you’re respecting seasonality and bagging limits, it’s best to head out with an experienced captain.

Cape Cod Bay
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Based on 27940 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Things are noticeably more quiet on the Cape, but there’s still fishing fun to be had. Cod and Haddock like the cold and you can even do some ice fishing for Trout in one of the nearby ponds.

February

Cod and Haddock fishing remains the top activity for wintertime visitors. Finding a fishing charter may be more difficult than usual, however, so be sure to do your research beforehand.

March

Luckily, winter doesn’t last for too long on the Cape. Shops start to open up again in preparation for high season. Best of all, the waters start to warm up and you can start to anticipate the arrival of the Stripers.

April

What a great time to be on the Cape! You’ll have the Cod, Haddock, Flounder, and Tautog-filled waters all to yourself before the spring crowds start to descend.

May

The waters are nice and warm (for the fish) and that means only one thing – massive Striped Bass! And if you came in the hope of landing a fish for dinner, Black Seabass make for a delicious treat. 

June

It’s high fishing season on the Cape and all of your inshore favorites are coming out to play. Striped Bass, Flounder, Black Seabass, and Scup make for a mix of challenging and tasty targets.

July

This is the time when the area really shines. There are summer vacationers left, right, and center, and plenty of fun to be had. Inshore anglers will have their hands full with Stripers, Flounder, and Seabass.

August

The inshore fun continues with the addition of Bluefish! Make sure to book your charters and accommodation early to avoid disappointment – we’re still in high tourist season!

September

Big game anglers will head offshore for Tuna and Sharks, but there’s still plenty of great action in the bay too! Tautog, Flounder, Bluefish, and the tail-end of Striper season make for thrilling targets.

October

Just when you thought the action was over, the fish surprise you! Inshore, you’ll catch Bluefish, Scup, and the odd Striper. Meanwhile, Pollock, Cod, and Haddock start making moves nearshore.

November

Winter fishing on the Cape is not for the faint of heart, but it’s certainly rewarding. There are still a few charters operating and they may be willing to take you out in search of Cod and Haddock.

December

If you like peace and quiet, December on Cape Cod Bay might be just the thing for you. Stay in one of the area’s larger towns and, who knows? Maybe there’s a captain who’s in the mood for some Cod and Haddock.

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The weather is chilly but it’s a great experience. Capt jason is your guy
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather is chilly but it’s a great experience. Capt jason is your guy
Emily  B.
Emily B.
Capt jason told us the fishing this time of year is world class and it was.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Capt jason told us the fishing this time of year is world class and it was.
Sean  G.
Sean G.
Book KillDay sport-fishing, you will be amazed . Unbelievably skilled Captain
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book KillDay sport-fishing, you will be amazed . Unbelievably skilled Captain
Charlie  D.
Charlie D.
As usual. Follow the birds and the tide. We had a great time, fished near the east end of the canal and out around Race Point. Full day of fishing, worth every minute.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
As usual. Follow the birds and the tide. We had a great time, fished near the east end of the canal and out around Race Point. Full day of fishing, worth every minute.
Peter  A.
Peter A. Pelham, NH
Book a trip with Captain Mark Haley on the Magnanimous for an unparalleled experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a trip with Captain Mark Haley on the Magnanimous for an unparalleled experience.
Mark  V.
Mark V. Montclair, NJ
Excellent conditions. A million biting big fish out there! Loved every minute of it!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Excellent conditions. A million biting big fish out there! Loved every minute of it!!
Stephen  R.
Stephen R. Stevensville, MD
After heavy rains in the area, feedings may take a day or two to get back to normal.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
After heavy rains in the area, feedings may take a day or two to get back to normal.
Jim  M.
Jim M. East Berlin, PA
Fish w the crew on the Jennifer Ann — they know all the ins and outs, where the fish run and when.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish w the crew on the Jennifer Ann — they know all the ins and outs, where the fish run and when.
Anne  M.
Anne M. Essex Junction, VT
We caught fish immediately and did not really stop. We did reach our limit
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We caught fish immediately and did not really stop. We did reach our limit
Walter  H.
Walter H. Pelham, NH
Captain Tyler had us meet him down the Cape. It was well worth the extra drive time. By doing this, we had less boat travel time and were much closer to the fish. My family and I had a blast. We plan on booking Captain Tyler again next year
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Tyler had us meet him down the Cape. It was well worth the extra drive time. By doing this, we had less boat travel time and were much closer to the fish. My family and I had a blast. We plan on booking Captain Tyler again next year
Kurt  H.
Kurt H. Quincy, MA
Consider coming in May or June when the water is cooler and fish are reportedly bigger.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Consider coming in May or June when the water is cooler and fish are reportedly bigger.
Theodore  (.  S.
Theodore (. S. Ann Arbor, MI
It’s hit or miss between stripers and blues this time of year. You can catch numbers of one species one week and few of the other, and then the next week it can switch. Sometimes you can find both species around and willing to bite. Depends on water temps and bait availability.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s hit or miss between stripers and blues this time of year. You can catch numbers of one species one week and few of the other, and then the next week it can switch. Sometimes you can find both species around and willing to bite. Depends on water temps and bait availability.
Dan  W.
Dan W.
Early morning was good. The bite stopped seemingly for everyone by about 9:30-10
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Early morning was good. The bite stopped seemingly for everyone by about 9:30-10
Mike  A.
Mike A. Wareham, Massachusetts
Listen to the Captain like actually listen they will give you all you need to catch fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to the Captain like actually listen they will give you all you need to catch fish.
William  M.
William M. Mendon, MA
Book your trip early in your visit so you can reschedule if the weather does not cooperate
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book your trip early in your visit so you can reschedule if the weather does not cooperate
Raymond  G.
Raymond G.
Plenty of sun block. Be prepared to get fish blood and guts on you. Listen to the Captain!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plenty of sun block. Be prepared to get fish blood and guts on you. Listen to the Captain!
Chris  H.
Chris H. Lee's Summit, MO
Soak up the sun, scenery and be patient waiting on the fish! Bring water and sunscreen ☺️
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Soak up the sun, scenery and be patient waiting on the fish! Bring water and sunscreen ☺️
Kristin  J.
Kristin J. Germantown, TN
I would recommend that you be prepared, prepared to have an amazing trip and catch some amazing fish. You may want to bring a small light jacket ,it may get cool when you're powering thru water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend that you be prepared, prepared to have an amazing trip and catch some amazing fish. You may want to bring a small light jacket ,it may get cool when you're powering thru water.
Elwyn  M.
Elwyn M. West Warwick, RI
Go with an experienced guide and have fun! Striper slot is narrow, but plenty of action!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with an experienced guide and have fun! Striper slot is narrow, but plenty of action!
Michael  W.
Michael W. Dracut, Massachusetts
It's windy out there so dress appropriately. Motion sickness prevention could be useful if you have minimal experience on a boat in big water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's windy out there so dress appropriately. Motion sickness prevention could be useful if you have minimal experience on a boat in big water.
Marc  C.
Marc C.

Kill Day Sportfishing
Kill Day Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Marshfield
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
I had my Hopes up on Catching a tuna that we could keep and even though the majority of fish we caught were 3 to 7 hundred pounds which was so cool to see and catch them we ended the day off with a buzzer beater 65in that we kept. Absolutely amazing experience I Highly recommend choosing Capt Jason with his insane ability to find and hook these fish it was incredible.
Jeff  J.
Jeff J.
Kill Day Sportfishing
Kill Day Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Marshfield
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Captain Jason made sure we didn’t waste anytime, we showed up to “the spot” and Jason hooked bait’s on the hooks and told us just let them swim away. The baits weren’t in the water 20 seconds and we felt the tuna bite. We were doubled up with giant tuna. I can’t thank Jason enough if you’re looking to reel in fish/ have a great day, he is your guy!
Emily  B.
Emily B.
Kill Day Sportfishing
Kill Day Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Marshfield
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Crazy fishing i’ve never seen anything like it. Capt Jason said “get ready” first bait in the water he told me to start reeling and I set into the first out of 6 giants we reeled in. I will definitely be booking Capt Jason a lot more next season. I highly recommend fishings with Jason. I had an absolute blast.
Sean  G.
Sean G.
Kill Day Sportfishing
Kill Day Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Marshfield
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Captain Jason was unbelievable and a lot of fun to fish with. After hiring a number of captains over the years to go tuna fishing I finally found the one, he knows exactly what he’s doing. We caught 5 giants in 7 hours of fishing. I will definitely be booking a few trips next year with him.
Charlie  D.
Charlie D.
Kill Day Sportfishing
Kill Day Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Marshfield
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Today was incredible, I have caught bluefin before, just not giants like today. Capt Jason is insanely knowledgeable catching tuna. We ended the day with catching 3 giants. Highly recommend !
Mike  S.
Mike S.
Cape Cod Charter Guys
Cape Cod Charter Guys
Fishing charter in Bourne
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(122 reviews)
Went out with 4 teens who'd never been out before and we had a great time. The whales were out feeding and they got within 20 feet of the boat, closest any of us have ever been! Even at the end of the season, everyone caught something and we took home 3 keepers. Amazing time!
Michael  L.
Michael L.
Cape Cod Charter Guys
Cape Cod Charter Guys
Fishing charter in Bourne
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(122 reviews)
Captain Ross brought a great experience for us. He knew the best spot for fishing where it is the base and center for the cape code biological ecosystem. We even saw a group of whales feeding, the most spectacular moment in my life. The fish boat has the most advanced radar system so he always could find the stripers accurately. My friends and I all catched fished and we got more fish than expected. Really recommend to join him for fishing!
Jimmy  W.
Jimmy W.
Cape Cod Charter Guys
Cape Cod Charter Guys
Fishing charter in Bourne
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(122 reviews)
I been fishing all my life and hands down iv never met a captain like Ross. Its not only a job for him, he actually wants his clients to have a good time. I can go on and on but look no further this is the captain you want. 5 stars for Capt Ross, i will being doing a annual trip with him going forwards. Great Bday weekend! Thanks Capt Ross see you Soon!
Frank  S.
Frank S.
Ortus Charters - Outer Cape(Dennis to Ptown)
Ortus Charters - Outer Cape(Dennis to Ptown)
Fishing charter in Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Just an awesome fantastic experience hooked into a very large Bluefin Tune --maybe 600lbs ---fought the Tune for 7hrs --finally lost it but what an effort to keep that size of fish on the line for that long lots and lots of credit to Captain Scott and deck hand Ed Thanks guys for such a great day if you want one of the best charters book with Captain Scott
Glenn  J.
Glenn J. Collingwood, Ontario
FV Odysea
FV Odysea
Fishing charter in Provincetown
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(51 reviews)
Captain Ralph was awesome and knowledgeable. We had lots of questions along the way- we had two kids ages 5&7 and he taught us a lot about fishing, the ocean and the boat. We caught two fish at once seconds after dropping the line but had to throw them back as they were undersized. We got to see a whale breech Twice! Then we caught a big bluefish to take home for dinner on the way in. Wonderful experience we’ll never forget. Thank you Captain Ralph💖
Shenandoah  S.
Shenandoah S.
JenniferAnn Sportfishing Charters
JenniferAnn Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Eastham
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(177 reviews)
Captain Doug was fabulous! We had perfect weather and were blessed to be able to be out on the water the first week of October! We will be back!
Nancy  A.
Nancy A.
Bhookend Fishing Charters
Bhookend Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Truro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
Captain Eric was fantastic. He found the fish and was a class act the whole way. Would highly recommend!
Stephen  P.
Stephen P.
JenniferAnn Sportfishing Charters
JenniferAnn Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Eastham
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(177 reviews)
Capt Doug and his mate kalie were great from the beginning. Put us on the fish right away. Would recommend them to all.
James  H.
James H.
Peak Fishing Charters
Peak Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Duxbury
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Wonderful experience. Captain Seth worked his butt off to get us into fish in rough weather! Would highly recommend to anybody who wants an engaged charter
Trevor  M.
Trevor M. Cheshire, MA
Shannon Sea Sportfishing
Shannon Sea Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Dennis
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(40 reviews)
The bass simply weren’t biting today. Mark worked hard to put us on them, but we didn’t see ANYbody catching anything. Nobody seemed more disappointed than Mark himself about that. We found him to be very professional and personable, and we enjoyed our time on that water despite no fish. Would we book him again? Yes!
Alan  T.
Alan T. Bridport, VT
FV Odysea
FV Odysea
Fishing charter in Provincetown
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(51 reviews)
Ralph was an amazing guide and really gave us the true sea fishing experience in just a short period of time. He is well worth the time and money! Would highly recommend this trip to anyone looking for that true sea fishing experience! He was also on time and we wasted no time getting out into the ocean!
Madelyn  M.
Madelyn M. Glen Park, NY
Tiggertoo Charters
Tiggertoo Charters
Fishing charter in Dennis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(143 reviews)
Had a really good trip with Captain Bob and mate Jim. Pretty much caught stripers 25-31 inches the whole 4 hours. Bob and Jim were patient and helpful with the two less experienced anglers in our group. All in all a fun and very worthwhile experience.
Jeff  G.
Jeff G. Barnstable, MA
Specialty Charters Sportfishing
Specialty Charters Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Wellfleet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
My wife and I had a great trip with Jerre! Stripers were plentiful - we pulled in a few sand sharks too. Had a great time and would recommend.
Ryan  L.
Ryan L. Springfield, MA
Janine B Sportfishing
Janine B Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Dennis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(131 reviews)
5 stars! Captain Wayne and Mate Casey where phenomenal. They were knowledgeable, patient, and fun! We caught 10+ stripers and bluefish and even saw a great white shark. We will definitely book the Janine B. again. If you’re looking for a great charter experience, this is it!
Patrick  N.
Patrick N.
Bhookend Fishing Charters
Bhookend Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Truro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
Great captain and boat! First cast and had fish in the boat. Everyone had a great time!!!
ROBERT  F.
ROBERT F. Boston, Massachusetts