Cape Cod Bay

35 Fishing Charters

Cape Cod Bay Fishing Charters

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Cape Cod Bay: 35 fishing charters available

Specialty Charters Sportfishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(14 reviews)
Wellfleet
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Janine B Sportfishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(80 reviews)
Dennis
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trips from $650

Tiggertoo Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(93 reviews)
Dennis
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trips from $400

JenniferAnn Sportfishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(118 reviews)
Eastham
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trips from $650

Grey Dolphin Sportfishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(184 reviews)
Dennis
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

Cape Cod Charter Guys

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(90 reviews)
Bourne
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trips from $630

Osprey Sportfishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(27 reviews)
Orleans
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trips from $850

Bhookend Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Truro
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trips from $600

Flatliner Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Plymouth
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trips from $600

FV Odysea

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Provincetown
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trips from $350

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Cape Cod Bay

The average price for a private 4 hour Cape Cod Bay fishing trip is $615, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $869 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Specialty Charters Sportfishing, Janine B Sportfishing, and Tiggertoo Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Cape Cod Bay. Full list of top fishing charters in Cape Cod Bay.

Specialty Charters Sportfishing, Janine B Sportfishing, and Tiggertoo Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Cape Cod Bay.

The most popular fish species you can target are Striped Bass, Bluefish, and Bluefin Tuna. Top fishing techniques include trolling, light tackle, and jigging. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and offshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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 24798 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.

Cape Cod Bay Fishing Calendar

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Try to book with Capt. Eric Newhouse if you can. Not saying other charter captains are worse, but this was my only experience with charter boat fishing..and it was excellent. Used to do drift boat fishing in the past...but if you are looking for a good chance to land a fish, charter is the way to go and if you get a small group, the cost is worth it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try to book with Capt. Eric Newhouse if you can. Not saying other charter captains are worse, but this was my only experience with charter boat fishing..and it was excellent. Used to do drift boat fishing in the past...but if you are looking for a good chance to land a fish, charter is the way to go and if you get a small group, the cost is worth it.
Walter  D.
Walter D. Chelmsford, MA
Capt Bob and Jared were terrific. I caught an amazing striper...made my day! My 15yr old son was with me too, he had a blast! Fishing cape cod bay is a beautiful spot. Lots to do in town of Dennis (beautiful beaches too) before or after the charter...spend the whole day in that part of the cape! Stoddy
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Capt Bob and Jared were terrific. I caught an amazing striper...made my day! My 15yr old son was with me too, he had a blast! Fishing cape cod bay is a beautiful spot. Lots to do in town of Dennis (beautiful beaches too) before or after the charter...spend the whole day in that part of the cape! Stoddy
Stoddard  O.
Stoddard O. Danbury, Connecticut
I am basing on 1 day. Not a ton of action and some boats That went north ran into tough seas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I am basing on 1 day. Not a ton of action and some boats That went north ran into tough seas
Frank  T.
Frank T. Brewster, Massachusetts
Book with Captain Ross, you will not regret it! Worth much more than what we paid
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Captain Ross, you will not regret it! Worth much more than what we paid
Brad  C.
Brad C. E BRIDGEWTR, MA
Although the weather beat us up quite a bit the fishing was worth it! Captain John was very professional and knowledgeable. He put our safety and comfort as priority. The Kate Jim was patient as well as knowledgeable for this first time striper angler. I had a ball fishing with these guys! You will too if you book with the Grey Dolphin Sportsfishing Charter. The marina was easily located and there was ample parking.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Although the weather beat us up quite a bit the fishing was worth it! Captain John was very professional and knowledgeable. He put our safety and comfort as priority. The Kate Jim was patient as well as knowledgeable for this first time striper angler. I had a ball fishing with these guys! You will too if you book with the Grey Dolphin Sportsfishing Charter. The marina was easily located and there was ample parking.
Sherry  P.
Sherry P. Berlin, VT
Have a great time. Capt John and mate Bob were excellent, extremely helpful and fun to be with. The captain worked really hard to make our experience a great time. We loved it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Have a great time. Capt John and mate Bob were excellent, extremely helpful and fun to be with. The captain worked really hard to make our experience a great time. We loved it.
Stephen  V.
Stephen V. New Bedford, Massachusetts
Go out with experienced captains and mates like Dan and Tom on the salt shaker!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go out with experienced captains and mates like Dan and Tom on the salt shaker!
Lynne  W.
Lynne W. South Yarmouth, MA
I would recommend fishing in June and July, the fishing is amazing at this time. Went out with the Cape Cod Charter Guys. It was the best charter I could recommend.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend fishing in June and July, the fishing is amazing at this time. Went out with the Cape Cod Charter Guys. It was the best charter I could recommend.
James
James Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts

FV Odysea
FV Odysea
Fishing charter in Provincetown
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
What a wonderful evening fishing with the most professional captain! Caught some awesome tasting fish for dinner while having wonderful time on the water!
Roxanne  R.
Roxanne R. United States
Cuz Charters
Cuz Charters
Fishing charter in Plymouth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(74 reviews)
What a great afternoon! Ed and Nolan were fantastic. We’ll definitely be back!
Jennifer  C.
Jennifer C. Putnam, Connecticut
Keepin’ It Reel Charters
Keepin’ It Reel Charters
Fishing charter in Sandwich
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
What a great experience. Captain Timmy went out of his way to find a fishing spot and all of us caught fish that day!
THOMAS  S.
THOMAS S. Matamoras, PA
Keepin’ It Reel Charters
Keepin’ It Reel Charters
Fishing charter in Sandwich
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Captain Tim and his father were amazing!! They worked hard to get us on some stripers but they had moved on to cooler waters. Blue fish were biting and we were able to see Humpback whales around us all day. Will definitely book with them again!!
Stephanie  H.
Stephanie H. Bondsville, MA
Tiggertoo Charters
Tiggertoo Charters
Fishing charter in Dennis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
This is our third time with the crew at Tiggertoo charters and it did not disappoint! They know the right spots in the bay, hit a bunch of blues and then finished up with a nice haul of bass. Great crew, highly recommend!!!!!!
Matt  K.
Matt K. Harwich, Massachusetts
Cape Cod Bay Charters INC.
Cape Cod Bay Charters INC.
Fishing charter in Barnstable
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Our experience was amazing. Captain John’s boat is super clean and cozy. We don’t need to worry anything as first time fishers. He and first mate Jeff got everything easy. The boat is amazing. The crew is so friendly to children. Highly recommend!!
Eva  C.
Eva C. Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts
Cape Cod Charter Guys
Cape Cod Charter Guys
Fishing charter in Bourne
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(90 reviews)
Memorable trip with Captain Ross and his son JJ. Epic morning of landing the largest stripers we have every caught. Captain Ross is very knowledgeable, competent, and go us onto the fish very quickly. JJ was a great first mate and went the extra mile with restaurant quality fillets to take home. Both are extremely passionate and made for a really fun experience. Their boat is very seaworthy and perfect for high quality fishing. Highly recommend.
John  F.
John F. Bourne, MA
Janine B Sportfishing
Janine B Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Dennis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
Captain Wayne cares about your safety and is very knowledgeable. We took a chance and went out in rough waters knowing we may have to end our trip early but that didn’t stop us. We were happy to have each caught a stripped bass with the conditions we were in. The first mate was great with getting us set up and helping when we needed him.
Laura  S.
Laura S. Meriden, CT
Lady J. Sportfishing
Lady J. Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Barnstable
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(87 reviews)
Captain Phil warned seas were rough but once we got out there they had calmed enough for a really great fishing trip. Thank you Captain Phil and First Mate Chris! We had a great time and it was fun catching my first striped bass!
Lara  T.
Lara T. Southwick, MA
Salt Shaker Charters
Salt Shaker Charters
Fishing charter in Dennis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(134 reviews)
We had a wonderful experience with Captain Dan and crew. Caught over 20 fish and took home 4. Great experience for our 2 kids (4 and 9). Everyone fought at least one fish. Pat the mate. Filet the fish expertly and dinner of grilled striper was sublime. Highly recommend
Boaz  P.
Boaz P. HASTINGS HDSN, NY
Bhookend Fishing Charters
Bhookend Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Truro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
My 13 year old son and I booked a half day charter. We had a absolute blast. Captain Eric is extremely knowledgeable, and a very cool person to spend the day with. He was excited to get up into some big fish, and that’s exactly what he did. Thanks again Captain Eric for helping us make this memory. ✌️
Josh  S.
Josh S. Buffalo, NY
Salt Shaker Charters
Salt Shaker Charters
Fishing charter in Dennis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(134 reviews)
We had a great day with Captain Dan and Doug. We caught a lot of fish! They were so helpful and we truly enjoyed our experience! We will be back again!
Jill  V.
Jill V. United States
FV Odysea
FV Odysea
Fishing charter in Provincetown
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Wife and me half day blues and Striper. Caught many good size blues . We had a blast, thank you Ralph and Jack the seal!
Joseph  H.
Joseph H. Reading, PA
Prime Rate Sportfishing Charters
Prime Rate Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Dennis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
We treated my brother for his 40th birthday and our group of 6 couldn't have had a better experience. He hauled in a 29" striper, and each of us caught at least fish. Capt Don and 1st Mate Gavin were awesome and thanks to them we now have made some great new memories.
Matt  T.
Matt T. Framingham, MA
Tiggertoo Charters
Tiggertoo Charters
Fishing charter in Dennis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
Captain Bob and Jarrod aboard Tigger Too had us reeling in stripers within 25 minutes from leaving the dock. Over the next 3.5 hours the action never stopped! My brother in law and I each brought home a very nice one (the limit), in slot limit size and we both caught and released many more under and over the 28-35 slot size. Captain Bob and Jarrod worked hard to keep us on biting fish the entire morning. We definitely will be rebooking. Thanks for a great morning on Cape Cod Bay!
Rich  A.
Rich A. Bluffton, SC
JenniferAnn Sportfishing Charters
JenniferAnn Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Eastham
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(118 reviews)
Captain Doug and his awesome 1st mate Kayleigh knew where the fish were and all the nuances in catching. Took our limit of stripers and then got sore arms pulling in bluefish. A Mola sighting as a bonus. Will definitely do it again next year.
Edward  N.
Edward N. Fall River, Massachusetts
Cuz Charters
Cuz Charters
Fishing charter in Plymouth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(74 reviews)
We had a great time kids were so excited to catch so many stripers. Coming back again
Christopher  I.
Christopher I. Norton, MA
Cape Cod Charter Guys
Cape Cod Charter Guys
Fishing charter in Bourne
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(90 reviews)
An awesome trip! Caught our limit in 40 minutes! Reeled in some big stripers! Caption Ross and Caption JJ were very attentive and easy to work with! Highly recommend!
Aleesha  H.
Aleesha H. Bloomfield, Connecticut
Salt Shaker Charters
Salt Shaker Charters
Fishing charter in Dennis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(134 reviews)
Captain Dan and his mate did a great job, putting us on fish and making sure our experience was all it could be.
Albert  B.
Albert B. Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
RPS Fishing
RPS Fishing
Fishing charter in Plymouth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
We had a wonderful time with Captain Brian fishing the Plymouth bays with both light tackle and on the fly. The captain was able to find schools of feeding stripers under initially tough low tide conditions, and we caught so many stripers we not only lost count but also ended up with tired arms and wrists. The captain was very patient, informative, personable, and a pleasure to spend a beautiful evening with on the water. Top-notch!
Jeremy  S.
Jeremy S. Plymouth, Massachusetts