New Jersey Fishing Charters

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New Jersey: 152 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Avalon
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trips from US $999
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(40 reviews)
Brielle
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trips from US $1,000
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Atlantic City
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trips from US $300
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Avalon
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trips from US $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(103 reviews)
Atlantic City
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trips from US $525
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(141 reviews)
Ocean City
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trips from US $275
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(79 reviews)
Atlantic City
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trips from US $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(47 reviews)
Middletown Township
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trips from US $440
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(47 reviews)
Belmar
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trips from US $200
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Ocean City
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trips from US $400

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in New Jersey

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

The average price for a private 4 hour New Jersey fishing trip is US $567, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $1,076 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in New Jersey that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in New Jersey are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in New Jersey are:

The top 3 types of fishing in New Jersey are:

Many fishing charters in New Jersey 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 New Jersey are:

Who are the top awarded captains in New Jersey?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in New Jersey are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – US $275
  • 3-hour fishing trips – US $400
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $654
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $525
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $757
  • 7-hour fishing trips – US $775
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $1,075
  • 10-hour fishing trips – US $2,150
  • 11-hour fishing trips – US $2,500
  • 12-hour fishing trips – US $2,250
  • 16-hour fishing trips – US $1,900

Fishing in New Jersey

Every summer, anglers flock to the Atlantic coast for some fun in the sun, and New Jersey fishing charters provide them with amazing opportunities. Are you thinking about exploring the fishing scene of the Garden State? With one of the largest charter fleets in the Northeast, New Jersey will provide you with exactly what you need.

And there’s a variety of fish species you’ll find roaming these waters. The shallows are full of Striped Bass, Bluefish, and Weakfish, while you can pull in Tautog, Flounder, and Seabass with a bit of bottom fishing. The bluewater bite is something else, with Sharks, Marlin, Tuna, and Wahoo all ready to take your bait.

Depending on what kind of adventure you want to have, there are different trips on offer to cater to your needs. If you’re fishing with your family and kids, book a half day trip closer to shore, and have some light fun. If you’re looking to go deep sea fishing, a full day trip is a must. For hardcore anglers venturing to the seriously deep waters of the Atlantic, an extended full day trip is just what you need.

With 130 miles of productive coastline, it’s no wonder that you can find New Jersey fishing charters dotted all along the coast. Wherever you are in the state, just head to the water and you’re set. Atlantic City and Cape May are two of the most popular spots to head out of.

Rules & Regulations

New Jersey fishing charters come prepared with saltwater licenses and registration for all on board, so you can head out and enjoy casting your line hassle-free.

New Jersey Fishing Seasons

January

The summer season is still a long way away, and most game fish are out of town. You can catch a few Cod offshore, or head to Delaware Bay to target the Stripers wintering here.

February

The first few Flounder start to emerge in the Raritan Bay towards the end of the month. You can still find Stripers wintering in the Delaware Bay, too. The offshore action hasn’t started yet.

March

Most charter boats get back in the water in March, as the first few Striped Bass show up along the coast. By the end of the month, you’ll have decent catches of Bluefish, Flounder, and Crab, too.

April

Things really start to heat up inshore. Stripers are biting hard and Bluefish are fighting them for every bait. Flounder and Tautog are on fire in April, and big Mako Sharks are showing up offshore.

May

Seabass are open for harvest in May, just as Tautog season closes. You can also catch and keep Fluke, making for even better food fishing. There are some huge Stripers around by now.

June

Cape May holds two awesome tournaments in June. The South Jersey Shark Tournament and South Jersey Overnight Tuna Tournament are exactly what they sound like. Great fun battling huge fish!

July

The offshore bite is going crazy, with Tuna, Marlin, and Sharks tearing up the deep water around the canyons. They’re not alone. Every major species is out in force this time of year. Take your pick!

August

One event draws anglers from across the country and beyond each August. The MidAtlantic pays out over $3,000,000 in prizes each year for winning catches of Marlin, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo.

September

The summer may be over, but the fishing shows no sign of stopping! Head offshore in search of Billfish and Tuna or stick to the shallows for Weakfish, Flounder, Striped Bass, and more.

October

This is your last chance to enjoy the Tuna fishing NJ is famous for! Tautog, Striped Bass, Scup, and other food fish will be around for a while still, but the big game species are getting ready to leave.

November

The weather has cooled a lot by now, and the big crowds of high season are long gone. In the water, you can still find plenty of Tautog, Striped Bass, and Flounder, if you can find a charter to take you.

December

The incredible Striper fishing NJ enjoys in summer has dropped off by now. You can find fish hiding in the bays all over the state, though. Tautog don’t mind the cold, and are around well into the month.

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What anglers said about fishing in New Jersey

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
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
Water was a little choppy, which can be rough on some. Some small children would not have been happy unless they were huckleberry Finn types...
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Water was a little choppy, which can be rough on some. Some small children would not have been happy unless they were huckleberry Finn types...
Miss Atlantic City
Miss Atlantic City
ENJOY!! , it’s fishing, could be slow, or it could be super fast. Just enjoy the day!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
ENJOY!! , it’s fishing, could be slow, or it could be super fast. Just enjoy the day!
Retriever Fishing Charters
Retriever Fishing Charters Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
I looked up Brigantine fishing charter online. Did research on the boats and captains experience. I was very happy with my choice. Captain Leo from Get hooked fishing charter was very professional. What a safe and great trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I looked up Brigantine fishing charter online. Did research on the boats and captains experience. I was very happy with my choice. Captain Leo from Get hooked fishing charter was very professional. What a safe and great trip.
Get Hooked Fishing Charters
Get Hooked Fishing Charters Ivyland, PA
Know before you go. Research your charter and have an idea what you want out of the trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Know before you go. Research your charter and have an idea what you want out of the trip.
Hook N Cook Sport Charter Fishing
Hook N Cook Sport Charter Fishing Rockaway, NJ
Great weather, awesome activities going on all around. My first time and it didn't disappoint at all.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great weather, awesome activities going on all around. My first time and it didn't disappoint at all.
A-Bomb Fishing Charters
A-Bomb Fishing Charters Princeton, New Jersey
Talk to your captain about what and how you will be fishing to establish expectations.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Talk to your captain about what and how you will be fishing to establish expectations.
Purple Jet Sport Fishing Charters 2
Purple Jet Sport Fishing Charters 2 Parkville, MO
Go early! There are a lot of fisherman in New Jersey on the weekends! Enjoy!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go early! There are a lot of fisherman in New Jersey on the weekends! Enjoy!
Salty Love Sportfishing
Salty Love Sportfishing Arlington, NY
Bring water also and not just beer. Bring snacks and have fun catching fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring water also and not just beer. Bring snacks and have fun catching fish.
Atlantic City Charter Boat
Atlantic City Charter Boat Burlington, New Jersey
Dress appropriately for the weather and bring an empty cooler in the event you get to catch & keep.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress appropriately for the weather and bring an empty cooler in the event you get to catch & keep.
Allyn's Ocean City Wee Cat Charters
Allyn's Ocean City Wee Cat Charters Collegeville, PA
It’s an awesome time to go in July with the exception if there is any type of turbulence in the atmosphere such as what was encountered by us, some Highwinds thunder and lightning I would recommend exactly what our captain recommended. Wait an extra day if need be, and I have an amazing day the next, when things are calm, it’s the best experience ever hands-down.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s an awesome time to go in July with the exception if there is any type of turbulence in the atmosphere such as what was encountered by us, some Highwinds thunder and lightning I would recommend exactly what our captain recommended. Wait an extra day if need be, and I have an amazing day the next, when things are calm, it’s the best experience ever hands-down.
Hook N Cook Sport Charter Fishing
Hook N Cook Sport Charter Fishing Nesquehoning, PA
Look at the wind speed well in advance so that you can target any and all available fish. June, as I hear, is a better fishing month.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Look at the wind speed well in advance so that you can target any and all available fish. June, as I hear, is a better fishing month.
Water Wolves
Water Wolves Keller, TX
Charter a trip for a half day. Let's you get to know the captain and the boat. We had a great experience on the Megan Beth.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Charter a trip for a half day. Let's you get to know the captain and the boat. We had a great experience on the Megan Beth.
Megan Beth Sportfishing
Megan Beth Sportfishing Red Hill, PA
Look for experienced captains and you’ll have great day regardless of the catch
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Look for experienced captains and you’ll have great day regardless of the catch
Smokin Reel Charters - Albemarle
Smokin Reel Charters - Albemarle Sydney, New South Wales
Hire a charter with a captain eager to work hard to find fish so everyone on board catches fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hire a charter with a captain eager to work hard to find fish so everyone on board catches fish.
Prime Time II Sport Fishing
Prime Time II Sport Fishing Wellsboro, PA
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
Be prepared for some ups and downs from the waves, and a bit of a ride out into the ocean (40-50 minutes) before you get to where the fish are. But all in all it was a lot of fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for some ups and downs from the waves, and a bit of a ride out into the ocean (40-50 minutes) before you get to where the fish are. But all in all it was a lot of fun.
Tara Anne Sport Fishing
Tara Anne Sport Fishing Evanston, IL
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

How did anglers rate fishing charters in New Jersey?

Canyon Eagle 2 Fishing Charters – 38'
Canyon Eagle 2 Fishing Charters – 38'
Fishing charter in Belmar
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
I can't begin to describe what a wonderful experience we had! This crew was so helpful and knowledgeable! Captain Nick made sure we had everything we needed, he went over the boats safety procedures, and made us feel welcome and safe! ....Not to mention we caught a sh*t ton of fish! My family was so happy. We will be back! Thank you!!
Thomas  S.
Thomas S. New York, New York
Canyon Eagle 2 Fishing Charters – 38'
Canyon Eagle 2 Fishing Charters – 38'
Fishing charter in Belmar
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
What an amazing experience Captain Angel gave us! And only was their fun for the whole family, Everybody caught fish! Angel and his crew definitely know what they’re doing. From location of fishing, to ease of transition from the dock going out into see. I felt very safe and secure, knowing I was in the hands of a true professional. Thank you all so much. Can’t wait to bring the family back once again! If you are looking for guaranteed fun, as well as success, this is the boat for you!
Chris  P.
Chris P. New York, New York
Canyon Eagle 1 Fishing Charters – 42'
Canyon Eagle 1 Fishing Charters – 42'
Fishing charter in Belmar
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(47 reviews)
Went out fishing with Captain Nick and his crew on New Year’s Eve. From the start, Captain Nick was very responsive, and the trip exceeded our expectations by far. Very cozy cabin with sofas, complementary soft drinks and water, etc. The best part was the fishing itself as the captain placed us over a great tautog spot. We ended up catching about 30 togs with about 15 keepers. As a comparison, I went on another party boat about 2 weeks ago and caught zero.
Leonard  K.
Leonard K.
Treemendous Sportfishing Charters
Treemendous Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Brigantine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(260 reviews)
Captain Mark and first mate made my comfortable in every possible way. The weather wasn’t the best and we still managed to land two nice stripers! This is my second trip with Captain Mark. Looking forward to going again!
Christine  H.
Christine H.
Canyon Eagle 1 Fishing Charters – 42'
Canyon Eagle 1 Fishing Charters – 42'
Fishing charter in Belmar
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(47 reviews)
The fishing was slow. Lots of fish on the sonar but they just didn't want to bite. Capt Nick did everything and more to get us on the fish and to make sure our kids had a great time. We will absolutely be going out with him again.
Kevin  M.
Kevin M.
Mod Squad Charters
Mod Squad Charters
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Our time out with Mod Squad was great. Capt kept us ahead of the others on a Saturday morning. He was professional, took time to explain things to my son, operated a clean vessel and we came home with a loaded cooler. Great experience all the way around
Christopher  W.
Christopher W.
Logos Guide Service
Logos Guide Service
Fishing charter in Atlantic City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Although we did not catch anything we had so much fun driving the boat around and trying to find spots to drop the line. It was a 10/10 experience, the views of AC were amazing, and it was so much fun. Will be coming back!
Thomas  R.
Thomas R.
Canyon Eagle 2 Fishing Charters – 38'
Canyon Eagle 2 Fishing Charters – 38'
Fishing charter in Belmar
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Had a great day of striper fishing. Captain Angel and crew put us on the fish and we had a blast maxing out our keepers and putting fish back in the water safely. Can’t wait to book for the spring run.
Doby  H.
Doby H. Skopje
Canyon Eagle 1 Fishing Charters – 42'
Canyon Eagle 1 Fishing Charters – 42'
Fishing charter in Belmar
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(47 reviews)
He communicated through texts all that we needed to know. He also answered questions that were asked. It was a great day with weather and fishing. We caught our limit plus threw a bunch back. I would recommend him and his crew to anyone.
Christopher  L.
Christopher L.
Treemendous Sportfishing Charters
Treemendous Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Brigantine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(260 reviews)
Captain Mark and Mate Matt were more than helpful and knowledgeable. They were super friendly. They obviously had a ton of experience and knew exactly what to do and where to go to get us into fish! Thanks for an awesome day! Already looking forward to my next trip on Treemendous!
Christine  H.
Christine H.
Mighty Heron Charters – Let's Go!
Mighty Heron Charters – Let's Go!
Fishing charter in Ocean City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(141 reviews)
Captain Mike was awesome with my 7 year old son on his first trip. Caught lots of fish and have lots of memories. 10/10
Dan  P.
Dan P.
Miss Behavin' Fishing Charters
Miss Behavin' Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Woodbridge Township
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 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.
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.
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.
Captain Cal 2–Open Boat 7:30am-3:30
Captain Cal 2–Open Boat 7:30am-3:30
Fishing charter in Belmar
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
I have been to Belmar several times, but this is the first time I have boarded the Captain Cal 2 ship and it was truly incredible. Everyone caught enough fish and the service was top quality. Guys have to get on this boat too and you won't regret it, from now on this is going to be my favorite boat. Thank you Captain Cal 2, it was an excellent trip.
Enrique  C.
Enrique C.
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.
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.

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