Long Island Fishing Charters

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Long Island: 160 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
Narragansett
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trips from US $575
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
Clinton
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trips from US $395
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
Montauk
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trips from US $150
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
New York City
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trips from US $150
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(145 reviews)
Narragansett
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trips from US $675
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(70 reviews)
East Lyme
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trips from US $450
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(47 reviews)
Middletown Township
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trips from US $440
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(39 reviews)
Montauk
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trips from US $800
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(67 reviews)
Montauk
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trips from US $800
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(43 reviews)
New York City
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trips from US $150

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Long Island

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Long Island are: Full list of top fishing charters in Long Island

The average price for a private 4 hour Long Island fishing trip is US $689, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $1,030 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Long Island that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Long Island are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Long Island are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Long Island are:

Many fishing charters in Long Island 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 Long Island are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Long Island?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Long Island are:
  • 3-hour fishing trips – US $364
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $547
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $759
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $895
  • 7-hour fishing trips – US $795
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $1,230
  • 9-hour fishing trips – US $1,300
  • 10-hour fishing trips – US $1,498

Fishing in Long Island

The largest and longest island on the whole US mainland, Long Island has been a fishing hotspot almost since the pilgrims arrived. Its four counties have something for all kinds of angler, with rich creeks and bays and access to the deep seas offshore. The best way to explore it all is on a Long Island fishing charter, which will give you the chance to hook the fish of your dreams.
 
All around the island, you’ll find bights, sounds, and bays full of prized inshore creatures. Fluke, Seabass, Scup, Bluefish, Weakfish, and Tautog are all available at different times of the year. But the real star of the show is Striped Bass, which grows to incredible sizes here. Cod and Pollock are possible further north, but all fish are subject to strict regulations. 
 
If offshore fishing is more your thing, then a full day adventure to the deep is in store. When summer hits, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, and Kingfish are possible not too far beyond the bays. However, Tuna is the one to target – or ones to target! Yellowfin and Bluefin varieties promise to put up a real battle to make you work hard for your meat. 
 
All around the island, you’ll find harbors and marinas full of charter boats ready to take you out. Montauk on the easternmost point needs no introduction, while Babylon and Captree are home to the largest fishing fleets on the island. The Hamptons are also full of vessels, while Huntington in the north and Fire Island in the south also boast plenty. 
 

Rules & Regulations

Long Island fishing charters come with licenses covered for all aboard, so that’s one less thing to worry about. Your professional captain will also be up to date with all the latest size and bag limits, so you can focus on fishing. 
Long Island
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Based on 28536 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

Long Island Fishing Seasons

January

January is all about Cod fishing. You'll see anglers boarding party boats and heading out to sample these bottom dwellers. Some fishers manage to get Herring, but it's far from peak season.
 

February

Fishing off Montauk can get you a good number of Cod, however, you'll only notice a handful of captains to take you out. Wrap up warm before you hit the waters, as cold days can take you by surprise.

March

Warmer days are becoming more frequent, so you can fish without layering up. However, you still won’t find scores of saltwater fish this time of year. Maybe a trip to freshwater ponds is in order? 

April

With spring setting down on the beaches and in the parks, Striped Bass show up, with several keepers up for grabs. Flounder are a common target to fill the freezers, so get your fill! 

May

Striped Bass and Flounder are still the talk of the island as the warmer weather comes in. You may catch plenty of other creatures, but keep an eye out for what's in season! 

June

As the Eels invade these waters, Stripers come following, and so do Fluke and Bluefish. Rain can dampen the hype but, overall, you’ll find excellent fishing in the bays for the usual suspects.

July

The crowds gather to celebrate the Fourth of July, but the fishing also creates fireworks! Tuna and Sharks are now biting offshore, while Fluke, Seabass, and Stripers are biting inshore.

August

With summer fishing in full force, you'll find something biting no matter what technique you try. Bottom fishing produces Fluke, Porgy, and Seabass, while baitfish entice Bluefish and Stripers around the inlets.

September

Striped Bass, Gator Bluefish, and Albacore are a common sight around Long Island in September, while Seabass, Snapper, and Fluke are still going strong. When the weasther's nice, it doesn't get much better!

October

Albacore are working the beaches, while Striped Bass and massive Bluefish forage around the entire Island. Tautog will chomp on green crabs during their short season, so make the most of this limited chance!

November

The fall bite is in full swing, as Striped Bass reach incredible sizes and gobble down Eels. Trolling with bait produces a bigger catch, while jigging will get you schooling specimens. Try it all!

December

The cold weather and holidays keep anglers at home, which means that it may be difficult to find a charter. However, head to the bigger marinas, and you're sure to get your fill of Black Seabass and Cod.

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What anglers said about fishing in Long Island

We went fishing third week of Nov, dress warm, otherwise Captain Joe provided everything we needed.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We went fishing third week of Nov, dress warm, otherwise Captain Joe provided everything we needed.
Chasing Tails Charters
Chasing Tails Charters
Dress properly for the weather. If your not sure how to dress appropriately for being warm out on the water talk to the captain before your trip so you can fully enjoy your time on the water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress properly for the weather. If your not sure how to dress appropriately for being warm out on the water talk to the captain before your trip so you can fully enjoy your time on the water.
Miss Behavin' Fishing Charters
Miss Behavin' Fishing Charters
Fish in the summer if you can. I was there in mid-November to visit my grandson at UConn, very late in the season.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish in the summer if you can. I was there in mid-November to visit my grandson at UConn, very late in the season.
Captain Mike Smith Fishing Adventures
Captain Mike Smith Fishing Adventures
Yes, but extrem weather is not for everyone. Come prepared with water proof cloths if you’re going out in a small boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Yes, but extrem weather is not for everyone. Come prepared with water proof cloths if you’re going out in a small boat
D.C. Outdoor Adventures – 28'
D.C. Outdoor Adventures – 28'
Minutes from the action. Raritan Bay, Sandy Hook, and the Atlantic Ocean. Doesn’t get much better.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Minutes from the action. Raritan Bay, Sandy Hook, and the Atlantic Ocean. Doesn’t get much better.
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Dress warm in layers! Be prepared to catch a lot of fish! Bluefish fight hard!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress warm in layers! Be prepared to catch a lot of fish! Bluefish fight hard!
J Rod3 Charters
J Rod3 Charters
Great place to fish at because you’re already way out east when you get on the boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great place to fish at because you’re already way out east when you get on the boat
Anna Maria Fishing Charters
Anna Maria Fishing Charters
Fishing midweek last week of August, we had Long Island Sound all to ourselves.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing midweek last week of August, we had Long Island Sound all to ourselves.
One More Drift Charters CT
One More Drift Charters CT Trumbull, Connecticut
Come prepared for different types of weather. It might be a little cooler in the morning than you would expect.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Come prepared for different types of weather. It might be a little cooler in the morning than you would expect.
Northeast Anglers
Northeast Anglers Midlothian, VA
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
Midnight Fleet - Midnight Star
Midnight Fleet - Midnight Star
Keep expectations reasonable - our first attempt at a trip here was cancelled due to windy/unsafe conditions. We persevered and succeeded on our second attempt with a dream fishing day!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Keep expectations reasonable - our first attempt at a trip here was cancelled due to windy/unsafe conditions. We persevered and succeeded on our second attempt with a dream fishing day!
Persuader Charters
Persuader Charters Simsbury, CT
Bring lots of water in the summertime and get ready to have an arm workout! If in season, the bluefish by the race bite like wildfire.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring lots of water in the summertime and get ready to have an arm workout! If in season, the bluefish by the race bite like wildfire.
Captain Mike Smith Fishing Adventures
Captain Mike Smith Fishing Adventures Westport, CT
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
Karen Ann Charters – 21' Maritime Skiff
Karen Ann Charters – 21' Maritime Skiff Valley Stream, New York
The fishing was excellent. We caught sea bass, stripers, summer flounder, and a blue. It was a lot of fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The fishing was excellent. We caught sea bass, stripers, summer flounder, and a blue. It was a lot of fun.
Bonita II Sportfishing Charters
Bonita II Sportfishing Charters Walpole, MA
There are restrictions on bass and fluke that should be researched before going. Cod is not available at this time, but will be in colder months. The beaches however cannot be beat in the summer.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
There are restrictions on bass and fluke that should be researched before going. Cod is not available at this time, but will be in colder months. The beaches however cannot be beat in the summer.
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
PrimeTime Fishing Charters
Would have loved to catch some Striped Bass but I don't think we went at the best time of year for them. We did catch a wide variety of other types, however, and several were even keepers!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Would have loved to catch some Striped Bass but I don't think we went at the best time of year for them. We did catch a wide variety of other types, however, and several were even keepers!
Double Down II Sportfishing Charter
Double Down II Sportfishing Charter Chatham, NJ
Captain Mike and Darren were AMAZING! They took my father and I to their local spots and were just the perfect crew! We caught lots of fish. I will definitely book a trip with them next time I am in the area. Highly recommended! Boaz
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Mike and Darren were AMAZING! They took my father and I to their local spots and were just the perfect crew! We caught lots of fish. I will definitely book a trip with them next time I am in the area. Highly recommended! Boaz
Captain Mike Smith Fishing Adventures
Captain Mike Smith Fishing Adventures
If you are sea sensitive take something the night before, it can get rough in the sound
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are sea sensitive take something the night before, it can get rough in the sound
JL Charters
JL Charters Holmdel, NJ
Go out with One More Drift Charter CT. Joseph and Julia will make sure you get fish on your line.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go out with One More Drift Charter CT. Joseph and Julia will make sure you get fish on your line.
One More Drift Charters CT
One More Drift Charters CT Southington, CT
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!
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters Ossining, NY

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Long Island?

Miss Behavin' Fishing Charters
Miss Behavin' Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Woodbridge Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Had a really good trip with Captain Dan and crew. Nice clean boat, very good equipment. We went striper fishing and he knows the area like the back of his hand kept us on fish all day. He knew how to make the finicky ones bite and they were a bit finicky as it was still cold. Let fish lures much of the time, rather than just trolling.
Steve  M.
Steve M.
FV Margarita
FV Margarita
Fishing charter in Island Park
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
We were so lucky to fish with Tim. Could not have been better. He treated us like old friends. Have gone back - better every time. Caught huge bass. We loved it. Can’t wait to go again. Tim is the best. Anyone would be lucky to arrange a trip with him. And if the fishing is not good. he calls to reschedule.
M  W.
M W. Brooklyn, New York
Chasing Tails Charters
Chasing Tails Charters
Fishing charter in Sayreville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
We had a great day on the water! It was a nice day and the fish were biting! Captain Joe was awesome! He knew where to go where the fish were biting, we thought the trip was over as he took us to the sunset but continued for more fishing! We highly recommend Captain Joe! You won’t be disappointed.
Vanessa  L.
Vanessa L.
Miss Behavin' Fishing Charters
Miss Behavin' Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Woodbridge Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Highly recommend Captain Dan. He knows the fish he knows the area very well. You will catch fish. We went out in less then ideal conditions and had a very good day. He even was able to put us some black fish between tides. That was really big as that would have been down time on the water. Shout to the mate as well. He was a young man with some experience and skills. Your money will be well spent fishing with these guys!
Kenneth  L.
Kenneth L.
Captain Mike Smith Fishing Adventures
Captain Mike Smith Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in East Lyme
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
On a temperate November morning, I fished in the Niantic Bay with Captain Mike and Derryl and caught 14 blackfish in 3 hours. The biggest fish (photo) was 18.75 inches long. Mike and Derryl know where the fish are, and I hope to fish with them again in July and catch many species this time. I strongly recommend this fine fishing team.
Bill  B.
Bill B.
FV Margarita
FV Margarita
Fishing charter in Island Park
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Captain Tim was amazing! Put us on fish all day. Very personal, friendly, and helpful captain definitely recommend to anyone
Cory  G.
Cory G. Massapequa, New York
Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly
Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly
Fishing charter in Middletown Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(47 reviews)
Booked with Captain Tim for an afternoon striper charter. Boat is in great condition. Captain is very knowledgeable and friendly. He was very motivated to make our experience a great one. We ended the trip with plenty of fish to take home. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to fish! Can’t wait to get back out on your boat next season. Thank you Captain Tim!
Michael  G.
Michael G.
JL Charters
JL Charters
Fishing charter in Narragansett
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
1st charter as well as fishing Taugs for most us that went. Was late in the season, but Captain John was on it. He got us on the Taugs n Seabass. The 1st mate was outstanding with helping out, and setting us up. But more than anything else both taught us alot about Taug fishing. Highly recommend si
Dale  N.
Dale N.
Chum Box Charters
Chum Box Charters
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Mike was a great captain, patient teaching my kids, very technical with all fishing techniques and all around nice guy. I would definitely book with Mike again.
Bryce  B.
Bryce B.
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
Awesome time caught tons of fish captain jerry and crew helped us so much getting on the fish will definitely be going back
Robert  K.
Robert K.
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
Great trip on the Teachers Pet. Captain is very knowledgable and very willing to share that knowledge. He really works to find and get the fish.
Lou  B.
Lou B.
D.C. Outdoor Adventures – 28'
D.C. Outdoor Adventures – 28'
Fishing charter in Mastic
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(32 reviews)
Great day on the water in spite of the high winds and the cold weather. Captin Dennis knew where the fish was and did not waste time getting us in action
Sam  T.
Sam T.
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Teacher's Pet Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Highlands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
We had none stop action for the first three hours. Then it slowed down to more normal pace.
Ken  S.
Ken S.
Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly
Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly
Fishing charter in Middletown Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(47 reviews)
Had a great trip, captain was great to fish with and made sure I got into some good fish and was happy with our trip before we headed in for the day. We caught quite a few stripers and a big bluefish. I enjoyed the trip, I'll be back again for sure.
Matthew  H.
Matthew H.
Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly
Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly
Fishing charter in Middletown Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(47 reviews)
Capt Tim was great. He had us on the fish very soon after leaving the dock. We had non stop action as we followed the school of the stripers. Great day overall and would highly recommend to anyone. Will definitely book again!
Colby  R.
Colby R.
Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly
Sandy Hook Charters – Fast & Family-friendly
Fishing charter in Middletown Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(47 reviews)
My 12yo son and I had a great Sunday fishing with Tim and his mate Rob. Not only did we catch a lot of fish, the crew made it fun. We will be back!
Brian  G.
Brian G.
Austin Outfitters
Austin Outfitters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
We had a great time fishing with Austin. He is an all around great guy, and his boat setup was perfect for our group which included my 8 and 12 year old boys. And Austin put us on the fish! We caught some nice stripers and had a ton of fun! We will be back!
Brian  B.
Brian B.
Austin Outfitters
Austin Outfitters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Will be booking with Austin again. He’s very easy to talk to, my boyfriend and I had a great time getting to know him while learning how to fish. We had a blast!
Madeline  N.
Madeline N.
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(186 reviews)
It was a great experience fishing with captain Tom. Both Captain Tom and crew Rob were extremely experienced and helpful. I would recommend Goin charter to all of you.
Jonathan  Z.
Jonathan Z.
Crunch Time Sport Fishing
Crunch Time Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Montauk
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(114 reviews)
Captain TJ is super knowledgeable about the fishing landscape in Montauk and we caught 20 big Stripers during an afternooon outing with him and his first mate, Josie. They are both delightful and we’d highly recommend one of their excursions. Best, Roe & Jim (Father/Son)
Roe  M.
Roe M.

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