Delaware Bay

27 Fishing Charters

Delaware Bay Fishing Charters

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Delaware Bay: 27 fishing charters available

Makai Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(40 reviews)
Rehoboth Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $450

Captain Mac

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(73 reviews)
Cape May
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $600

Truetolife Outdoors

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(92 reviews)
Lewes
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

Sea Monkey Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Dagsboro
 Instant Confirmation

Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(76 reviews)
Cape May
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $700

Tara Anne Sport Fishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(49 reviews)
Wildwood
 Instant Confirmation

Dorado Loco

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(36 reviews)
Millsboro
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $650

Prime Time II Sport Fishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(56 reviews)
Wildwood
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $700

Brynnie-B Inshore Fishing, LLC

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(66 reviews)
Stone Harbor
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $275

Fishing & Crabbing - 24'

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(134 reviews)
Dagsboro
trips from $300

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Delaware Bay

The average price for a private 4 hour Delaware Bay fishing trip is $555, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,119 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Makai Charters, Captain Mac, and Truetolife Outdoors are some of the most popular fishing charters in Delaware Bay. Full list of top fishing charters in Delaware Bay.

Makai Charters, Captain Mac, and Truetolife Outdoors all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Delaware Bay.

The most popular fish species you can target are Flounder, Black Seabass, and Bluefish. Top fishing techniques include bottom fishing, light tackle, and jigging. Inshore fishing, offshore fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Separating New Jersey from Delaware, Delaware Bay leads from its synonymous river to the Atlantic ocean, offering a mix of exciting fish. From the brackish waters through the central structures, all the way to the canyons in the Atlantic, there are plenty of opportunities to go fishing in Delaware Bay. These productive waters have it all, so come and explore!
 

What to Expect

With so many different fishing grounds on offer, there’s something for everyone in Delaware Bay. There’s plenty of fish around, so beginners can practice their angling skills, while there’s also the chance to go after some true monsters, which any avid angler will relish.

In the Bay

At the mouth of the bay, the fish take advantage of the shoals in the terrain – known as the Cape May rips. Take a charter out of Lewes or Cape May and make the most of it. Monster Stripers, Flounder, Croaker, Tautog, and Seabass make up the bulk of the fishing, giving you the chance to land a tasty treat.
 
During spring, your best bet is fishing the north of the bay. As the Stripers head to the river to spawn, you’ll hit them at their most productive. Fill the boat with the East Coast’s most loved fish, along with Whiting, Weakfish, Spot, Perch, and other fish that love the hybrid water.
 
Historically, the center of the bay was also a prime spot for fishing. Keep an eye on the weather during the year and, if it’s been dry, head to the structures around the Blake Channel for your fill of Bluefish, Croaker, and Flounder. You’ll also have the chance to land some Sharks here, so if sportfishing is the aim of the game, you’re in luck! 

On the Beach

“Fishing the surf” is popular with New Jersey anglers. Casting away and bottom fishing can be the most productive way of filling the boat here. A decent sample of Stripers, Bluefish, Weakfish, Whiting, Flounder, and Kingfish are sure to whet your appetite as they pass through during the season. 

Offshore

If you have some time to spend and know your way around a rod and reel, then an offshore trip out of Delaware Bay is a must. Spend at least 10 hours on a boat as you head out to the deep waters in search of big game fish. Not only is the fishing serious, but even in good weather the seas can be choppy, so make sure to have your sea legs ready!
 
At distances upwards of 25 miles from the mouth of the bay, you’ll hit the canyons that attract some monster fish. Yellowfin and Bluefin Tuna rub shoulders with Mahi Mahi, Sharks, and Wahoo, among many more, to give you the thrill of a lifetime. Get ready for an intense battle to hook these monsters aboard and head home with a prized catch.
 

How to Prepare

Whether aboard a downeast, offshore sportfishing boat, or smaller center console, you’ll most likely need to bring your own food and drink aboard. Make sure to pick the right trip, dress appropriately depending on the weather, and away you go!
 
With trips running from two hours to multiple days, you can test the waters or experience the ultimate fishing day out. There’s no reason to miss out on the incredible fishing in Delaware Bay so book your next charter and get on with it! 
Delaware Bay
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
With most boats out of the water for repairs due to the lack of fish, why not engage in Delaware Bay’s wealth of cultural opportunities? The Rehoboth Beach Film Festival is just one of a number of events going on.
February

The fishing hasn’t quite warmed up yet, so you still have time to fit in some dry land excursions before the season starts. Discover the rich history of the “first state” in one of Lewes’ numerous museums

March
The fishing gets underway and it’s the bay that reigns supreme as the region’s top fishing destination. Get out on the water and land your first catch of the year as you target Tautog, Flounder, and even Sharks.
April
Just before the hordes of tourists arrive, the fishing is good enough for a thrilling adventure into the bay with Bluefish, Weakfish, and Tautog hitting their peak season, along with plenty of other tasty fish.
 
May
Peak bay fishing season is upon us as the weather warms up and the fishing follows suit. Get out for a full day and fill the boat with anything from a Seabass to a Tautog, Rockfish to a Weakfish, and many more. 
June
With calmer weather comes the opportunity to go offshore in search of big game fish. Bluefin Tuna make their way along the East Coast, while Mahi Mahi begins to arrive, too. Get your fish on and show off your strength.
 
July
Whether you’re looking for inshore, nearshore, or deep sea fishing, July has it all. Fish the bay for delicious Panfish, hit the reefs for bottom fishing action, while thrill-seekers can also target offshore beasts.
 
August
Blue and White Marlin join the offshore party as fishing the deep waters hits its peak. Meanwhile, the bay is overflowing with plenty of delicious creatures to target, such as Seabass, Flounder, and Weakfish.
September
The kids may be back in school but there’s no reason to give up on the fishing. Amberjack and Mahi Mahi will provide a treat offshore, while the last of the Marlin, while Seabass, Trout, and Flounder are abundant in the bay. 
October
Bluefin Tuna makes a late return in October but the choppy waters mean that conditions may be a bit tricky. It’ll be better to stay in the bay and fill the boat with some delicious bottom-dwelling creatures for a warming meal. 
November
The end of the season may be nigh, but it certainly doesn’t feel like it! Tautog come back into the fold, joining Seabass, Flounder, Stripers, and some Sharks as the prime target in the rich waters of the Delaware Bay.
 
December
If the weather permits, and a brave captain is ready to take you out, then you’ll have the pick of the fishing as the season is over. Rockfish and Seabass will make for a warming meal at the end of the day. 

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Make sure you take your motion sickness pills before you go LOL but most importantly just having a good time
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you take your motion sickness pills before you go LOL but most importantly just having a good time
Israel  G.
Israel G. Philadelphia, PA
Ask to see what is in season and target that. Work the location in with the targeted fish as well.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Ask to see what is in season and target that. Work the location in with the targeted fish as well.
Paul  S.
Paul S. Lysander, NY
Captain Mac was a good boating experience, we did catch fish, but I was hoping for flounder.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Mac was a good boating experience, we did catch fish, but I was hoping for flounder.
Linda  D.
Linda D. Sewell, NJ
If the west wind is blowing, make sure you bring fly spray, or clothing to cover your legs. They find you, even miles offshore!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If the west wind is blowing, make sure you bring fly spray, or clothing to cover your legs. They find you, even miles offshore!
Tish  C.
Tish C. Cape May Court House, NJ
Nice weather, good fish activity. Good for children to get out on the water and enjoy the sport.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Nice weather, good fish activity. Good for children to get out on the water and enjoy the sport.
Katia  P.
Katia P. Lewes, Delaware
Consider bringing some sunblock and maybe some insect repellant. Check out C&M Sportfishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Consider bringing some sunblock and maybe some insect repellant. Check out C&M Sportfishing.
Ira  G.
Ira G. Watchung, NJ

Dorado Loco
Dorado Loco
Fishing charter in Millsboro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
Capt. Demetri was amazing! Had a great experience with him and can’t wait to plan the next trip with him. If you are looking for an amazing fishing experience, he’s your guy!
Tony  O.
Tony O. Springfield, VA
Captain Mac
Captain Mac
Fishing charter in Cape May
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
Great day out on our family fishing trip. Captain Joe & his first mate Joe were amazing. Made all of us, Bella, the boys (Cole 16 & Alex 14) & myself feel like we were family. Picked out great spots, took care of everything and made our trip memorable. Booked a shark fishing trip for this Saturday July 2 with Captain Joe. Can't wait to come back. Highly recommend booking your charter with The Captain.
Gilbert  S.
Gilbert S. PILESGRV Township, NJ
Truetolife Outdoors
Truetolife Outdoors
Fishing charter in Lewes
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
Not only was Captain Dave welcoming and informative, he put us on the fish. With 2 youth, i was hesitant to book, but Dave made it all the better. He helped the girls reel in but was also excited when they did. I will only book with Captain Dave when we come to Rehoboth and I recommend you as well!
Joe  N.
Joe N. Hilton, NY
Makai Charters
Makai Charters
Fishing charter in Rehoboth Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
Captain Lawrence and 1st mate Vance were great. Hands on, knowledgeable and Fun. Boat was comfortable and had everything you needed for a half day excursion. Can’t wait to do it again.
Keith  D.
Keith D. Oro Valley, AZ
Truetolife Outdoors
Truetolife Outdoors
Fishing charter in Lewes
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
Had a great time fishing with Captain Dave. Caught some Togs, Flounder and Croaker.
Pete  Q.
Pete Q. Stone Ridge, VA
Fishing & Crabbing - 24'
Fishing & Crabbing - 24'
Fishing charter in Dagsboro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(134 reviews)
Our family enjoyed a two-hour boat ride with Captain George. He was great with our 12-year-old boys, helping them and providing interesting information throughout. We highly recommend Captain George. He’s wonderful!
Jennifer  L.
Jennifer L. Quakertown, PA
Sea Monkey Charters
Sea Monkey Charters
Fishing charter in Dagsboro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
What a great experience we had! Captain Aaron was super fun and friendly he was very helpful and enthusiastic. His boat was clean and very comfortable for 5 of us. I highly recommend him!
Natalie  M.
Natalie M. Bel Air, MD
Savannah Lynn Fishing Charters
Savannah Lynn Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Lewes
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
I highly recommend utilizing Savannah Lynn for your fishing trip. The crew was very knowledgeable and experienced. After hooking two sharks quickly, one very large, we went on a ride by the light houses and did some dolphin watching!!! This was a great family trip that we will remember for the rest of our lives!
Doreen  R.
Doreen R. Lewes, DE
Jersey Boy Charters – 45’
Jersey Boy Charters – 45’
Fishing charter in Lower Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
60 miles offshore straight out from cape may…. Captain and crew very professional & attentive…
Sam  M.
Sam M. Wenonah, NJ
Brynnie-B Inshore Fishing, LLC
Brynnie-B Inshore Fishing, LLC
Fishing charter in Stone Harbor
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(66 reviews)
We were down the shore on a family vacation and went out fishing with Frank for a morning trip. We had a great time! Frank is a great captain and worked hard to find the best fishing spots. Everyone enjoyed the experience!
Susan  T.
Susan T. Frederick, Maryland
Truetolife Outdoors
Truetolife Outdoors
Fishing charter in Lewes
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
Husband and cousin had a great time! Said they enjoyed Captain Dave and would happily book with him again. Thank you!!
Nancy  C.
Nancy C. United States
Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters
Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape May
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
My family and I had a fantastic time with Captain Mike and First Mate, Bob. We were on fish from the first plainer set until our time expired. Mike and Bob were very attentive to our needs and did a phenomenal job explaining the how to’s/why’s to our first time fisherman. Will recommend to others and we are looking forward to booking our next trip. Thank you!
Herman  J.
Herman J. Leesburg, VA
Jersey Boy Charters – 45’
Jersey Boy Charters – 45’
Fishing charter in Lower Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
A perfect day on the water fishing and having fun with the three generations of the family. Looking forward to doing it again soon.
John  G.
John G. Sea Isle City, New Jersey
Sea Monkey Charters
Sea Monkey Charters
Fishing charter in Dagsboro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Captain Aaron was awesome! Super kind, absolutely knows his stuff. It was a gloomy day, but the trip sure wasn’t! We got some small fish, and then we’re able to head into a different area and get some of the big boys! One got away, one keeper. Would have loved more, but it wasn’t for a lack of trying or knowledge from Captain Aaron that we didn’t. Only sad part was wish we had more time, we will absolutely be back for more!
Nicole  C.
Nicole C. Ocean View, Delaware
Sea Monkey Charters
Sea Monkey Charters
Fishing charter in Dagsboro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Aaron made our first fishing trip perfect!! It was our 7 year oldest's first trip- after 5 minutes of holding the pole- he was bored- Aaron entertained him with equiptment on the boat and let him reel in all of his catches- which made Mom and Dad enjoy themselves too!! Aaron was very personable, the perfect host, because he was very accommodating!! We would recommend to any family or group. We have already told Aaron we would see him next year!
Jacqueline  B.
Jacqueline B. Gettysburg, PA
Truetolife Outdoors
Truetolife Outdoors
Fishing charter in Lewes
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
Excellent experience!! Our boys loved it and caught lots of sharks!! Would definitely do it again, Captain Dave was very knowledgeable and friendly!!!
Michele  P.
Michele P. Beaver Meadows, PA
Diamond Jig Charters LLC
Diamond Jig Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Avalon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Diamond Jig and Cap’n Jerry took great care of us. 4 hours in the back bay catching flounder the whole time. Great set up, great equipment, great guy. Can’t wait to schedule again.
Keith  C.
Keith C. Washington, District Of Columbia
Catterman Adventures LLC
Catterman Adventures LLC
Fishing charter in Villas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Great time and great conversation. My daughter caught her first skate and dog fish. Will definitely be returning for another night of fishing with Kevin on our next trip to Cape May.
Kimberly  D.
Kimberly D. Woodbridge, VA
Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters
Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape May
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
Once again, Captain Mark put us on the fish right away. We caught enough fish to eat for days. I’d recommend Gone Fishin to anyone.
Lance  V.
Lance V. Alpha, NJ
Captain Mac
Captain Mac
Fishing charter in Cape May
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
Weren’t able to bring home dinner. However the captain and first mate made the experience excellent. I will be coming back again! My father in law and I had a blast
Carlos  P.
Carlos P. Yonkers, NY