Raritan Bay

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Raritan Bay Fishing Charters

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Raritan Bay: 14 fishing charters available

Ebbtide Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Old Bridge
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $550

Tyin' Knots Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Old Bridge Township
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $960

Linda Lee Sportfishing

Sayreville
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $125

Janie K Sport Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Keyport
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $750

Bass Lines Sport Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Perth Amboy
 Instant Confirmation

Chasing Tails Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Sayreville
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $175

Keyport Princess

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(15 reviews)
Keyport
 Instant Confirmation

Lady L Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(5 reviews)
New York City
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $800

Moondog Fishing, LLC

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Keyport
trips from $450

Double Down II Sportfishing Charter

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(21 reviews)
Keyport
trips from $800

Separating New York from New Jersey, the Raritan Bay is the fishing epicenter for one of the US’s biggest urban areas. It’s home to some of the East Coast’s finest creatures, and can also be your starting point for an offshore adventure. 
 
While the fish are around all year, local fishing charters get out on the water at the beginning of March. Target the East Coast’s favorite fish, Striped Bass, along with plenty of delicious Seabass, Tautog, Fluke, Flounder, and Porgy in the shallow waters of the bay. Or, spend a full day offshore going after Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, and many more big game trophies, as you put your fishing skills and strength to the test. 
 
Hop aboard a charter in Staten Island, Perth Amboy, or Keyport, and you’ll get to test your bottom fishing skills in the shallow waters of the bay itself. If you’re looking for an offshore adventure, then Keyport is your best chance of heading to the deep seas. With trips lasting from four to eight hours, and even longer, there’s something for everyone – whether you’re a beginner or a pro. 
 
Wherever you go, you’ll be in safe hands. Charter operators here are professional, experienced captains, who promise a helping hand to anglers of all levels. Come aboard a Raritan Bay fishing adventure and you can try it all!

Rules & Regulations

An extra piece of good news about Raritan Bay fishing charters is that your fishing license is covered. Whether you’re fishing in New Jersey or New York, you won’t have to worry about getting a permit. Your local guide will also make sure you’re on top of the latest bag limits, so you can sit back and enjoy your fishing experience

Raritan Bay
Excellent
4.1 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a captain to take you out in January. But if you do find yourself in the Raritan Bay area, you’re just a stone’s throw from the “Big Apple,” so there’s no shortage of things to do.
February
Most captains are still preparing their boats for the upcoming season, but if you do find a hardy soul to take you out to the bay, you’ll have the fishing pretty much all to yourself, as you go after Stripers to keep warm.
March
It may feel like a long time since you were last out on the water, but there’s no looking back now. Get out on the bay and beyond and go after Stripers, Flounder, and many more delicious fish to take home.
April
Striper season really hits its stride come April, with plenty of monster-sized beauties populating the bay. Come and explore on a bottom fishing adventure as you go after plenty of meat to fill the boat.
May
Perth Amboy comes alive with the Waterfront Arts Festival, but that’s no reason to forget about the fish. Bluefish and Seabass join the nearshore party, so why not come aboard and make the most of the bay?
June
After a successful fishing trip, why not discover the rich history of Raritan Bay? The Greeks, Ukrainians, and Puerto Ricans host their cultural festivals in Perth Amboy, so come and indulge in some different parties.
July
You’ll have a dilemma when summer strikes, as the big game monsters start making their way past the East Coast. Go after Tuna and Marlin offshore, or target the same old favorites nearshore. 
August
Keyport hosts its annual Snapper contest in August, but there’s much more to the bay than that. Head offshore for that trophy catch or hit the bay and go after Weakfish, Bluefish, Porgy, and Seabass. 
September
While the kids may be back in school, there’s no sign of the fishing winding down here. In fact, the annual Perth Amboy fishing derby will let you test your skills against the best, as you go after Summer Fluke.
October
There are still plenty of delicious fish left in the bay, with the last of the Mahi Mahi and Tuna population straggling behind nearshore. Take advantage of the chance to hit the deep waters before it’s too late. 
November
Attention shifts back to the bay as the cold weather closes in. Monster Stripers make their way home, along with Tautog, Seabass, and more, so you’ll have plenty to target for a warming meal to take home. 
December
The season has come to an end, and you may be wondering what to do with yourself. You should have stocked up the freezer with plenty of meat, while you can focus on ordering new gear for next season. 

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Scaled Up Fishing Charters
Scaled Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sayreville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Had a great shared trip with Captain George. He and his crew fish hard and we caught a lot of stripers, the biggest was mid thirties (lbs) and caught on a flutter jig. Captain George taught patiently taught me to use one and I got three on the flutter. Would recommend this boat. A really good deal as well. I think my son caught 14 fish, his biggest was 38 inches.
Stephen  M.
Stephen M. Bradley Beach, NJ
Chasing Tails Charters
Chasing Tails Charters
Fishing charter in Sayreville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
My father and I had a great time fishing for stripers with Captain Joe Greco! He was very knowledgeable and able to get my dad onto his first striper at 39 inches which was safely released! Captain Joe guided us to catching our limit for the day! I highly recommend this charter!
Iriana  A.
Iriana A. Evesham, NJ
Ebbtide Fishing Charters
Ebbtide Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Old Bridge
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Captain Bob is wonderful. Skilled. Knows how to put you on the fish. Trolling and live lining. 31 fish on the day. Very hard working mate John. Could not have asked for a better day for 5 of us
Wayne  C.
Wayne C. Audubon, New Jersey
Keyport Princess
Keyport Princess
Fishing charter in Keyport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Although this time we could not catch any fish, but we had a great time. Thanks CREW.
Olexandr  P.
Olexandr P. Washington, NJ
Keyport Princess
Keyport Princess
Fishing charter in Keyport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
A great experience! The captain and crew were wonderful and very accommodating! I highly recommend!
Cheryl  K.
Cheryl K. Paterson, New Jersey
Lady L Charters
Lady L Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
A really hot day , fishing was slow but definitely not from a lack of effort by the captain and the mate. Thanks Guys.
Steven  M.
Steven M. United States
Ebbtide Fishing Charters
Ebbtide Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Old Bridge
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Weather was a bit patchy, but still managed to catch a few keepers. Good day on the water. Highly recommend Captain Bob and Ebbtide IV!!!!
Stephen  M.
Stephen M. Helmetta, NJ
Ebbtide Fishing Charters
Ebbtide Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Old Bridge
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Great day on the water with Captain Bob! He brought us to the fish. Anyone looking for a good day of fishing with a professional and friendly captain...he's your man.
Paul  R.
Paul R. New City, NY
Keyport Princess
Keyport Princess
Fishing charter in Keyport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Great friendly crew, they were there exactly when you needed them to be. The bait just kept coming. I highly recommend!!!
Lawrence  K.
Lawrence K. Pompton Lakes, NJ
Keyport Princess
Keyport Princess
Fishing charter in Keyport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
I had a pleasant experience crew and the boat and everything about the trip was awesome I would recommend the keyport princess to anyone who is looking to fish i will soon be a frequent customer and looking forward to seeing the crew again.
Juan  H.  D.
Juan H. D. Jersey City, NJ
Ebbtide Fishing Charters
Ebbtide Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Old Bridge
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
What a great experience. I took my wife and two teenage step sons. It was the boys first trip on the ocean. Capt Bob and first mate Jonathan made it special experience. They were very patient and helpful teaching the boys how to fish. The look on a teenage boys face when he catches his first saltwater fish is worth the price. Great time and I highly recommend them if you're looking for a memorable fishing trip.
Greg  G.
Greg G. United States
Keyport Princess
Keyport Princess
Fishing charter in Keyport
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(15 reviews)
Had an Amazing trip with my friends. We were all unexperienced and a crew member was guiding us through it all. From using the reel to applying bait, it was very to understand. We caught more than 15+ fish as a group which is not so bad for a first timer. Do not cast/throw your line very far, the fishing pole is not made to cast but to drop down. Thats you prevent your line from getting jammed and catch a lot more fishes. Thank you Captain Victor for making this happen! 👍
Ulises  T.
Ulises T. Jamaica, New York
Keyport Princess
Keyport Princess
Fishing charter in Keyport
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(15 reviews)
Very nice crew of 3 (Father, Son, and Grandson. They were all very friendly. We didn't catch much fish though, but it was a nice trip.
Alain  N.
Alain N. Hillsborough, New Jersey
Scaled Up Fishing Charters
Scaled Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sayreville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
We had a great time . Fishing was a little slow, but Captain George did his best, and we did catch fish. Great Captain & mate. Second trip with scaled up fishing Charters, and I’m already looking forward to my third .
Vincent  P.
Vincent P. Piscataway, NJ
Janie K Sport Fishing
Janie K Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Keyport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
My family and I booked a striper trip with the Janie K. Captain Jay and Steve put us on fish the whole time we were out on the Bay. We caught 11 stripers amongst the four of us. In particular this was the first time my wife ever fished and she caught (2) 39” stripers. If you’re looking for an action packed fishing adventure, these are the guys. Captain Jay and Steve went above and beyond to make my family feel comfortable and put us on fish!
Bill  Q.
Bill Q. Hopatcong, New Jersey
Scaled Up Fishing Charters
Scaled Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sayreville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Amazing trip and crew!! We booked this trip for our sons birthday. They definitely go above and beyond to make your trip a memorable one. Will be booking again soon.
Michael  S.
Michael S. Pen Argyl, PA
Scaled Up Fishing Charters
Scaled Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sayreville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Great day, Scaled up fishing Charters did not disappoint . Captain George and crew fantastic, put us on fish immediately.
Vincent  P.
Vincent P. Piscataway, NJ
Scaled Up Fishing Charters
Scaled Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sayreville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Great Captain + Great Mate + Great Boat = GREAT TIME on afternoon Striper trip off Sandy Hook. Captain George and his Mate Pat made our group of 4 ranging in age from 78 to 15 feel like VIPs as we pulled in Striper after Striper while boats around us were seeing much less action.
Jerry  O.
Jerry O. Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
Tyin' Knots Charters
Tyin' Knots Charters
Fishing charter in Old Bridge Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
I would recommend Captain Tyler and Mike, his first mate, in a heartbeat. They were great to work with- pleasant, knowledgeable, and focused. Put a lot of effort into getting us on fish and having a good time. Super clean and organized. Great service. Enjoyed a day out on the water; my entire party caught stripers, including several of really good size.
Cesar  T.
Cesar T. Foxton, CO
Scaled Up Fishing Charters
Scaled Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sayreville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Captain George put us on the fish and man did we catch some slobs. Had so much fun can't wait to go out again. His crew was awesome and I'm looking forward to doing a 24 hour tuna trip soon.
Matt  R.
Matt R. Union, New Jersey

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Raritan Bay

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Raritan Bay costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $611, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,029. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Raritan Bay is 33 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Ebbtide Fishing Charters, Tyin' Knots Charters, and Linda Lee Sportfishing are some of the most popular fishing charters in Raritan Bay. Full list of top fishing charters in Raritan Bay.

Tyin' Knots Charters and Linda Lee Sportfishing received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Raritan Bay.

The best way to experience fishing in Raritan Bay is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Raritan Bay.

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

Perth Amboy comes alive with the Waterfront Arts Festival, but that’s no reason to forget about the fish. Bluefish and Seabass join the nearshore party, so why not come aboard and make the most of the bay? Check availability for local fishing charters in Raritan Bay.