Captain
Tom LaCognata

Member since November 2018 New York City, United States
Background
Capt. Tom has been fishing for more than 45 years, so it's safe to say that he's got plenty of angling experience and knowledge under his belt! He's a local New Yorker, but has fished all over the States, as well as exploring the plentiful fisheries of Costa Rica, Mexico, and Aruba. He decided to turn his passion for angling into a career over 10 years ago, and has been running successful charters ever since. His favorite part of the job is seeing his customers have fun, and helping newbies and little ones learn the tricks of the trade. He loves helping kids reel in their first fish! Your captain also participates in tournaments, and won the prestigious Brooklyn Shark Tournament in 2016. As well as this, he has experience of battling seriously big game fish – he once hooked a whopping 500 lb Black Marlin, which took him 45 minutes to reel in!

Hey, I'm Captain Tom LaCognata

New York City, United States
Background
Capt. Tom has been fishing for more than 45 years, so it's safe to say that he's got plenty of angling experience and knowledge under his belt! He's a local New Yorker, but has fished all over the States, as well as exploring the plentiful fisheries of Costa Rica, Mexico, and Aruba. He decided to turn his passion for angling into a career over 10 years ago, and has been running successful charters ever since. His favorite part of the job is seeing his customers have fun, and helping newbies and little ones learn the tricks of the trade. He loves helping kids reel in their first fish! Your captain also participates in tournaments, and won the prestigious Brooklyn Shark Tournament in 2016. As well as this, he has experience of battling seriously big game fish – he once hooked a whopping 500 lb Black Marlin, which took him 45 minutes to reel in!
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Rockaway Fishing Charters

82 reviews
New York City
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trips from $450

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4.97
out of 5 stars from 82 reviews
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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James H.
Indianapolis, Indiana
 5.00
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Great Hald Day with Captain Tom LaCognata

VERIFIED   1/2 Day – Porgy/Seabass (AM) on September 12, 2020
My 13 year old son and I took our first fishing charter with Captain Tom and it was great. The captain was very engaging with...
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Eric P.
Edison, NJ
 5.00
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11 hour shark fishing was awesome

VERIFIED   Shark Special Trip (11 Hours) on August 17, 2020
Even though I caught one shark and got sea sick my lady has caught 4 browns . She was so happy which made this trip 100% worth...
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Kongkuo L.
Ossining, NY
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Tom

VERIFIED   Half Day (PM) – Captain's Choice on September 4, 2020
It was our best fishing trip. Captain Tom was waiting for us right at the parking lot and ready to go when we arrived. The...
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Jim N.
 5.00
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AM 4 hr trip 7am-11am

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Bass and Blues (AM) on July 3, 2020
First time fishing for my wife and 12yr old son. They had a blast. Captain Tom was very gracious and most helpful teaching...
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Tarek A.
Bridgewater, NJ
 5.00
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Half Day Trip with Captain Tom

VERIFIED   Half Day (PM) – Captain's Choice on September 7, 2020
My four boys and I had a great time fishing with Captain Tom.  Each of us caught at least one fish, keeping ~ 13 porgy,...
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