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

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5.0
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Mark M.
Irvington, NY
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   Inshore Bluefin Tuna/Shark on October 13, 2021
Captain Tom and his mate Rob were all-around great.  They have been friends and fishing together for many years and work together...
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Jersey City, NJ
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Afternoon Fishing Charter

VERIFIED   Half Day (PM) – Captain's Choice on August 6, 2021
Our fishing trip with Tom and Thomas could not have been better. My friends and I are brand new to fishing with literally no...
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Chris M.
Maplewood, NJ
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Full day of enjoyment

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Captain's Choice on July 6, 2021
A group of 4 of us went out with Captain Tom and had an excellent time.  We ranged from total beginner to a person with their...
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Woodhaven, New York
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Cap say’s “Bring all the beers you can carry”

VERIFIED   1/2 Day – Porgy/Seabass (AM) on June 27, 2021
Ahoy there! Finding the marina and the vessel was effortless. My party of fun fish lovers Was welcomed by the...
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Frank S.
Brooklyn, New York
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Relaxing Day at Sea

Half Day (AM) – Captain's Choice on August 4, 2021
Perfect fishing trip for beginners and old timers. Captain Tom and First Mate Thomas were the perfect guides for our fishing...
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