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Cape Cod Fishing Charters

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Cape Cod: 57 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
Dennis
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trips from $650
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(118 reviews)
Bourne
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trips from $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Dennis
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trips from $700
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(36 reviews)
Wellfleet
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trips from $550
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(29 reviews)
Chatham
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trips from $775
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
Truro
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trips from $600
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Barnstable
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trips from $780
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Orleans
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trips from $700
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Orleans
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trips from $600
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(129 reviews)
Dennis
trips from $700

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Cape Cod

According to customer reviews, St. Pete Sport Fishing of Cape Cod, Cape Cod Charter Guys, and Flatliner Charters – Yarmouth are some of the most popular fishing charters in Cape Cod. Full list of top fishing charters in Cape Cod.

The average price for a private 4 hour Cape Cod fishing trip is $645, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,056 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

St. Pete Sport Fishing of Cape Cod, Cape Cod Charter Guys, and Flatliner Charters – Yarmouth all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Cape Cod.

The most popular fish species you can target are Striped Bass, Bluefish, and Bluefin Tuna. Top fishing techniques include Jigging, Light Tackle, and Trolling. Offshore fishing, inshore fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

You know a place has good angling when it’s got a fish in the name, and Cape Cod is no exception. Cape Cod fishing charters have centuries of tradition to draw on and plenty of big fish to use it on. From the cape’s synonymous canal and bay to the southern Massachusetts sounds, all the way out to the heart of the Atlantic, there’s something for all kinds of anglers. 
 
Hit the shallow inshore waters and get your hands on tasty Tautog, Seabass, Flounder, and Porgy. Meanwhile, the even more delicious Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Mackerel come right up to the reefs and wrecks nearshore, with monster Striped Bass adding to the entertainment. The list goes on, with Tuna in abundance offshore, along with more Shark species than you could shake your rod at!
 
With so many fishing opportunities, it’s no wonder that Cape Cod fishing charters offer a range of trips suited to your needs. Bring the family aboard a trip as short as two hours to test the waters, with four and six-hour trips commonplace, too. A full day trip will give you a better chance of filling the boat, while spending up to 16 hours on the water is plenty of time to reach the big game creatures. 
 
Cape Cod revolves around fishing, so you’ll have no trouble finding a charter. Hit the canal out of Bourne and Sandwich, with Barnstable offering great access to the Cape Cod Bay. In the south of the cape, Falmouth and Harwich are your best bet to get you to the productive sounds. Meanwhile, a trip out of Chatham and Truro will give you the shortest run to the deep waters. 
 

Rules & Regulations

The good news about fishing aboard a charter in Cape Cod is that your fishing license is covered. However, there are different seasons and limits when it comes to what you can catch, and where. Head out with a professional captain and they’ll make sure that you stay on the right side of the law. 
Cape Cod
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Based on 27746 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

If you want the wild beauty of Cape Cod all to yourself, January could be the time for you. A lot of businesses close over the winter, but you can find some serious deals if you don't mind the cold.

February

You'll be hard-pressed to find a fishing charter in February, but there are still plenty of fish biting if you find a guide. Go after Cod and Pollock and land yourself a warming treat to take home.

March

Cape Cod starts to emerge from its winter hibernation in March. Shops get ready for the season, locals return from their holidays, and anglers head out in search of some delicious creatures.

April

Many Cape Cod fishing charters open their hatches for business in April. Head out early before the summer rush, and you'll have all the Cod, Haddock, Flounder, and Tautog grounds almost to yourself.

May

May is a great time to visit Cape Cod. The sun is shining and the first wave of Cow Stripers come crashing into town. Black Seabass also show up towards the end of the month, giving you plenty to target.

June

Bluefish, Striped Bass, and Summer Flounder are all at their best in June, making it a great time to fish the shallows. It's also one of the best times of year for Scup, if they're a personal favorite of yours.

July

Cape Cod's tourist season is in full swing by July, making reservations necessary for charters and accommodation. You don't need to worry about restaurants though – just head out and catch your dinner.

August

The Bluefin action has been building up for a couple of months, but it really comes into its own in August. Add that to great Shark fishing and the chance of an offshore adventure, and you won't know where to go!

September

September yields some of the best catches for Bluefin Tuna, Stripers, and Sharks – Cape Cod's top three targets. Whichever of these incredible game fish you're after, you'll end the day exhausted and satisfied.

October

October is the big sendoff for the charter season in Cape Cod, and what a sendoff it is! Fish fill every depth of water and are feeding furiously before they move on out of town for winter.

November

Most of the tourists have moved on by November, and the charter scene is winding up for the year. A few Cod charters do run through the winter, though, if you don't mind the cold.

December

You're best off sticking to the bigger towns where the shops stay open in December. If wild seascapes are your thing, though, you won't lack for artistic inspiration to see out the year in style. 

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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
Definitely go with St. Pete charters and pay attention to the gear list and directions with regard to sun screen etc. This will make things much more fun for you. Captain Doug will ensure you have a great time!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely go with St. Pete charters and pay attention to the gear list and directions with regard to sun screen etc. This will make things much more fun for you. Captain Doug will ensure you have a great time!!!
David  H.
David H.
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
Book a charter with a good captain and you will catch what you are targeting
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a charter with a good captain and you will catch what you are targeting
Shane  N.
Shane N. Troy, NY
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
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
Highly recommend. My guests were one man and three women who fish freshwater periodically in NC. One hadn’t fished at all in 30 years. Everyone caught fish and had a blast!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Highly recommend. My guests were one man and three women who fish freshwater periodically in NC. One hadn’t fished at all in 30 years. Everyone caught fish and had a blast!
Michael  S.
Michael S.
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
Plenty of fish around the Islands, done several charters around Falmouth and the islands and we've always had a great time and caught plenty.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plenty of fish around the Islands, done several charters around Falmouth and the islands and we've always had a great time and caught plenty.
Simon  G.
Simon G. East Falmouth, Massachusetts
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
I would recommend Keepin' It Reel Charters and Captain Timmy. There may be other great companies there but my experience with Keepin' It Real Charters and Captain Timmy is the best I have ever had.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend Keepin' It Reel Charters and Captain Timmy. There may be other great companies there but my experience with Keepin' It Real Charters and Captain Timmy is the best I have ever had.
Michael  S.
Michael S. Providence, Rhode Island
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.
Finishing was great in Sandwich! We caught 10 stripped bass, 3 of which were large enough to take home and eat. Would highly recommend coming to Sandwich to fish at this time if you are finishing for stripped bass.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Finishing was great in Sandwich! We caught 10 stripped bass, 3 of which were large enough to take home and eat. Would highly recommend coming to Sandwich to fish at this time if you are finishing for stripped bass.
Anne  C.
Anne C.

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
(174 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.
Shannon Sea Sportfishing
Shannon Sea Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Dennis
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(37 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
(49 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
(142 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
(36 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
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
Fat 2na Willy's Fishing Charters
Fat 2na Willy's Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Yarmouth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Captain Brian Wilson was both knowledgeable and accommodating. Awesome Captain and a genuinely nice person.
Kevin  B.
Kevin B.
Janine B Sportfishing
Janine B Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Dennis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(129 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.
Tiggertoo Charters
Tiggertoo Charters
Fishing charter in Dennis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(142 reviews)
Very experienced and knowledgeable crew, had a great time. I can’t wait till next time.
Tony  S.
Tony S. Acworth, GA
Lady J. Sportfishing
Lady J. Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Barnstable
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(102 reviews)
Capin Phil and his team were professional, honest, and fun to be around!!! Trip started a little slow, but thanks to captain Phil's 43 years of experience, he found us the fish and oh boy when he did, we couldn't keep them off the lines. Great day, great trip, and would definitely use captain Phil and the Lady J again.
Kyle  M.
Kyle M. Globe, AZ
Tiggertoo Charters
Tiggertoo Charters
Fishing charter in Dennis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(142 reviews)
Three people went on the trip.We all caught multiple fish thanks to Captain Bobs expertise.Thanks for a great day on the water!
Scott  S.
Scott S. West Bridgewater, MA
St. Pete Sport Fishing of Cape Cod
St. Pete Sport Fishing of Cape Cod
Fishing charter in Dennis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
We did a half day trip with Captain Doug. This was our first time, and Captain Doug was terrific about helping us. He found the fish and we were able bring them in - big ones! We are looking forward to doing this again and would recommend this adventure to anyone!
Mark  K.
Mark K. New York, NY
St. Pete Sport Fishing of Cape Cod
St. Pete Sport Fishing of Cape Cod
Fishing charter in Dennis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
Had taken many charter trips in Florida and the Great Lakes, but had never fished in New England. So we were really looking forward to our charter for Striped Bass off Cape Cod. We certainly were not disappointed. Captain Doug showed us all the fishing techniques and answered all our questions. When the fish started hitting it was non-stop action. We had several double headers and had a great time.
Tom  C.
Tom C. Grand Rapids, MI
Specialty Charters Sportfishing
Specialty Charters Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Wellfleet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
Had a great fishing trip with Capt Austin. Very knowledgeable put us on the fish as hoped for, weather was perfect seas calm. Couldn't ask for anything better..Thank you again Sir!! So if your looking for a better Capt and fishing experience look no further..Bill Bezak and best friend Hector Rivera..
William  B.
William B.
Backlash Guide Service llc
Backlash Guide Service llc
Fishing charter in Chatham
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(2 reviews)
Awesome time. None stop fish. Arms were shot. Saw whales all around us. Couldn’t ask for a better trip. Thanks Captain Sam
Patrick  L.
Patrick L. New Windsor, NY
Shannon Sea Sportfishing
Shannon Sea Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Dennis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Our family's afternoon with Capt. Mark and son Ryan was the highlight of our vacation on the Cape. The weather and the fishing were great, and the conversation and banter was even better. We could not be more effusive about our experience.
Mark  V.
Mark V. Montclair, NJ
Cape Cod Charter Guys
Cape Cod Charter Guys
Fishing charter in Bourne
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(118 reviews)
Very professional, pleasant and fun to fish with captain & mate. Got me onto exactly what I wanted to catch. Look forward to my next trip with them.
Frederic  L.
Frederic L. Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Keepin’ It Reel Charters
Keepin’ It Reel Charters
Fishing charter in Sandwich
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Overall had a great time unfortunately no tuna but that’s part of fishing. We were marking them but no bite.
Paul  A.
Paul A. Fall River, MA
FV Odysea
FV Odysea
Fishing charter in Provincetown
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
My boyfriend and I took the 8 hour fishing charter & we had a great time! The captain was very nice, had a great sense of humor and explained so much to us. Although we didn’t catch all the fish that we wanted to catch we were still able to go home with 5 huge bluefish & lots of memories. We saw tons of seals & whales as well! We definitely recommend this trip.
Seneca  S.
Seneca S.