Jamaica Bay

11 Fishing Charters

Jamaica Bay Fishing Charters

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Jamaica Bay: 11 fishing charters available
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5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(38 reviews)
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trips from $150
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(182 reviews)
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
(54 reviews)
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trips from $950
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
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trips from $300
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(53 reviews)
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trips from $150
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
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trips from $1,200
Excellent
4.6 / 5
(130 reviews)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Jamaica Bay

According to customer reviews, Austin Outfitters, Karen Ann Charters – 25', and Rockaway Fishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Jamaica Bay. Full list of top fishing charters in Jamaica Bay.

The average price for a private 4 hour Jamaica Bay fishing trip is $643, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $719 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Austin Outfitters, Karen Ann Charters – 25', and Rockaway Fishing Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Jamaica Bay.

The most popular fish species you can target are Striped Bass, Bluefish, and Black Seabass. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Jigging, and Spinning. Inshore fishing, reef fishing, and wreck fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Escape the city and come fishing in Jamaica Bay. In the shadows of the New York skyline, you’ll find solace as you battle it out with monster fish in productive waters. Straddling Queens and Brooklyn’s coastline, Jamaica Bay spans over 10,000 acres, offering flats fishing like no other. Come to this secluded oasis, and see what all the fuss is about!

Inshore Fishing

It’s hard to believe that such incredible nature lives so close to one of the world’s busiest urban areas. The murky waters of Jamaica Bay provide incredible fishing year-round, with its status as a nature reserve protecting it from any disturbance.
 
Bottom or fly fish these productive waters and you’re in for a serious treat. Trophy-sized Rockfish, delicious Seabass, Tautog, and Triggerfish, and beautiful Bluefish and Weakfish call these waters home, giving you plenty to target during your time aboard. 
 
Spend anywhere from four hours to a full day on the water, targeting whatever species you’d like. Beginners and experts alike can revel in these productive fishing grounds, as the calm waters will let you get to grips with a rod and reel, or get you filling the fridge.

Offshore Fishing

Due to the bay’s proximity to the Atlantic, plenty of fishing charters also offer trips beyond to the deep waters. Offshore fishing out of Jamaica Bay takes place aboard purpose-built downeast boats that cut through the choppy offshore waters, giving you a smooth ride.
 
Despite that, you’ll want to have some experience with a rod and reel, and have your sea legs ready, as fishing here is not for the faint-hearted. Not only will you spend at least a full day on the water, you’ll also be going up against some of the ocean’s most vicious creatures. 
 
Troll the open waters anywhere from 30 to 100 miles offshore, and attract the bite of Yellowfin and Bluefin Tuna, and Mako and Thresher Sharks, each of whom promises an incredible battle. 

How to Prepare

Depending on where you go, your fishing experience may be completely different. On the bay, you could fish in a group as small as three people aboard a skiff or you can join a shared party boat with space for over 50 anglers. Choose what suits you best, and get your fish on!
 
No matter which charter you choose, you’ll be given some drinks and snacks to stay refreshed, but bring your own lunch on longer trips. If you want to go fly fishing, you should also let your captain know beforehand, so that they can prepare the gear for you.
 
Other than that, you’re good to go. Just a 30-minute cab ride from downtown Manhattan, a different world exists. Come any time of the year and escape the city with a Jamaica Bay fishing trip!
Jamaica Bay
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 27716 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
You won’t find much in the way of fishing charters on the Bay come January, with Tautog (Blackfish) the only creature really showing for your bait. Head to NYC and shop for gear before the season.
February
It’s still quiet on the Bay, but you can enjoy the solitude of the calm waters and the nature reserve. Escape the city and spend some time by the water to gather your thoughts, or even plan your next trip.
March
Winter Flounder make their way into the Bay come March, giving you the chance to get back on the water in search of plenty of delicious fish to fill the fridge. Along with Blackfish, Flounder is a great warm-up fish. 
April
Now the season hits its stride as some other prized inshore fish make their way into the bay to feast on the bottoms that are full of nutrients. Get ready to spot Weakfish, Porgy, Seabass, and Rockfish in April.
May
The Bay comes alive in May as the inshore season hits its peak. With an abundance of fish, the local fishing authorities organize the “Kayak Classic,” so why not join in and show off your skills to the world?
June
When summer hits, you’ll face a dilemma over where to go. Bluefin Tuna and Sharks make their way past New York’s coastline, tempting you offshore for the fight of a lifetime, while the Bay is as productive as ever!
July
The question still remains over where to go, as Yellowfin Tuna join the offshore party, giving you an even better chance of landing something delicious offshore on a full day (or more) aboard a charter.
August
You’ll learn the meaning of the term “peak season” when August comes around, with boats filling up the Bay and plenty of offshore charters too. Make use of the warm weather, leave the city behind, and come aboard!
September
While the kids have gone back to school, there’s still plenty of fishing to keep you entertained. As the crowds die down, you’ll appreciate the water even more as you fill the boat with anything from Tautog to Tuna.
October
There’s no sign of the fishing dying down, as you focus your attention on bay fishing with the changing weather. Bottom fish for Porgy, Seabass, Rockfish, and many more on what promises to be a fun trip.
November
There may be fewer fish in the water, but the ones that remain are just what you want to go after. Rockfish, Blackfish, and Seabass will provide the pick of the fishing, so get ready for one last hurrah on the water.
December
Most of the boats retire to the dock as the year closes in. If you manage to find one hardy captain to take you out, then you can still go after Rockfish and Blackfish for a warming winter treat. 

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Very good for what you get, a fee hidden costs but avoidable if you bring your own gear
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Very good for what you get, a fee hidden costs but avoidable if you bring your own gear
Nahki  B.
Nahki B.
Don’t hesitate to piss before boarding boat if you’re a woman. Bring a hoodie if you get cold easily
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t hesitate to piss before boarding boat if you’re a woman. Bring a hoodie if you get cold easily
Bianca  G.
Bianca G. Valley Stream, New York
Great family day out - our captain was great showing the kids how to fish - they were thrilled!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great family day out - our captain was great showing the kids how to fish - they were thrilled!
Christopher  M.
Christopher M. Ossining, NY
Great , fishing community, welcomes and enjoys newbies. All are welcome and appreciated
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great , fishing community, welcomes and enjoys newbies. All are welcome and appreciated
James  Q.
James Q. Schenectady, NY
Have fun! The fish really want to bite so give them a chance to hook themselves.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Have fun! The fish really want to bite so give them a chance to hook themselves.
Winnie  L.
Winnie L. Los Angeles, CA
I would recommend finding someone who is good with beginners. Getting tips and tricks really did help!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend finding someone who is good with beginners. Getting tips and tricks really did help!
Austin  G.
Austin G. New York, NY

Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(182 reviews)
Had a great experience with Captain Tom and Rob on the water this past weekend. Captain Tom put in every effort to get us close to the fish, and we hope to be back again soon for another charter. They were both incredibly helpful keeping our lines in the water as much as possible. Really appreciate everything!
Jameson  K.
Jameson K. New York, NY
Karen Ann Charters – 25'
Karen Ann Charters – 25'
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
We had strikes once the lures hit the water. Capt Vinny will put you on the fish.
Bill  C.
Bill C. Spartanburg, SC
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(182 reviews)
We had a great day with caption and mate. Crew members were really helpful. It was our first time fishing but everyone caught fish! Highly recommend!
Yuanhuang  C.
Yuanhuang C. New York, NY
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(182 reviews)
Captain Tom and Mate Sean were a perfect duo. Our family enjoyed today’s trip, catching fish, and the smooth boat ride. We will definitely be back to spend some family time fishing again in the future.
Gina  P.
Gina P. Woodcliff Lake, NJ
Karen Ann Charters – 25'
Karen Ann Charters – 25'
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Experience exceeded our expectations. We received lots of instruction to make sure we did our best fishing. We were both novice’s and greatly appreciated the attention to detail. We finished the day with a great haul of filets to take home to eat. Boat was easy to get to and a smooth ride. Equipment was just what we needed. I hope to book again!
Benjamin  P.
Benjamin P. Brooklyn, New York
Encore Water Ways Inc
Encore Water Ways Inc
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Captain max was the best, we will definitely be using him again everything was great
Joshua  H.
Joshua H. Pound Ridge, NY
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(182 reviews)
Had a good day with the captain and first mate and 4 guys fishing. We all brought home fish. Good trip
Matthew  C.
Matthew C. Watervliet, NY
Karen Ann Charters – 25'
Karen Ann Charters – 25'
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Captian Vinnie was really great with locating tons of fish for my boys to catch. My boys really enjoyed the experience and Captain Vinnie was a great help with showing them strategies of catching the fish. I highly recommend booking with them. I've been on several fishing g trips and this one we catch so many fish. It was an overall great experience and my boys had a blast.
Veronica  K.
Veronica K.
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(182 reviews)
I took my daughter’s fiancé and friends out for some fishing fun. Captain Tom is very knowledgeable fisherman and worked hard to keep us in areas where the fish were running. Everyone had a great time and everyone caught fish! Thanks again, Captain Tom…we look forward to our next trip with you!
Steven  F.
Steven F. Cranford, NJ
Austin Outfitters
Austin Outfitters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
I have been on large and small charters from Maine to Mexico. Our trip with Captain Austin ranks right at the top. Not only was it a great day of fishing (catching too), Captain Austin gave our party the best catch of all - memories. My grandson went home smiling ear to ear. It doesn’t get any better than that. Thanks Cap’n.
David  L.
David L. Wingdale, NY
Austin Outfitters
Austin Outfitters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Austin made my friends and I feel comfortable, safe and ensured that we had a positive experience that we will remember for years to come. I would definitely recommend Austin to anyone that has never been out fishing on a boat. 10 out of 10
Johane  M.
Johane M. Fairfield, CT
Austin Outfitters
Austin Outfitters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Dear Austin Thank you for an absolutely amazing fishing 🎣 trip! We loved it and still can’t believe how many fish we caught inclusive the baby shark - wow 🤩 best to you and hope to see you again! Tanja
Tanja  D.
Tanja D. Buckhead, GA
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(182 reviews)
Best charter in the area! Great crew that know the waters well. They were extremely helpful with those on our team that have never fished before. We’re going to Captain Tom for all future fishing trips.
Logan  R.
Logan R. Fayetteville, North Carolina
Encore Water Ways Inc
Encore Water Ways Inc
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Great experience! Fishing yacht was very clean & nice! The guys were very accommodating!! We went to several spots and were able to catch a variety of fish!
Christina  H.
Christina H. New York, New York
Austin Outfitters
Austin Outfitters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Capt Austin is very experienced fisherman and an outstanding Captain. He is accommodating beyond expectations. He worked very well with my 15 year old grandson. They were engaged in conversation throughout the trip. Without question, Capt. Austin is the man to fish with. We are already looking forward to our next trip with him.
Dennis  D.
Dennis D. Pomona, NY
Encore Water Ways Inc
Encore Water Ways Inc
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Great experience. Helpful team, boat big enough (I think 42 feet). Weather was perfect and we got 10+ seabass and two flukes. Definitely worth experiencing.
Teemu  T.
Teemu T. Richmond, VT
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(182 reviews)
Captain was great and as a first timer all the kids had the best day of their life. Highly recommended
Turno  B.
Turno B. Anchorage, AK
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(182 reviews)
We had a great day on the water and Captain Tom and crew were so great with the kids and they were thrilled with all they caught - highly recommend!
Christopher  M.
Christopher M. Ossining, NY
Austin Outfitters
Austin Outfitters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
An excellent fishing trip that could not have been better. Great friendly and knowledgeable captain that knew all the right places to catch fish, great equipment and as a result a lot of big fish. The trip could have not been more fun.
David  D.
David D. Buckhead, GA
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(182 reviews)
Had my family onboard for their first fishing trip, they had a ton of fun! Will definitely be back with Tom on this boat. Great experience
Nicky  C.
Nicky C. Brooklyn, New York