Atlantic City Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Atlantic City Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Atlantic City

Atlantic City: 52 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(278 reviews)
Brigantine
Trips from US $500
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(94 reviews)
Brigantine
Trips from US $450
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Atlantic City
Trips from US $1,000
Atlantic City
Trips from US $2,100
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(158 reviews)
Ocean City
Trips from US $250
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(77 reviews)
Ocean City
Trips from US $440
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(56 reviews)
Atlantic City
Trips from US $1,250
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(11 reviews)
Brigantine
Trips from US $550

Deep Sea Fishing in Atlantic City

The deep sea fishing Atlantic City has in store for you is exactly what you’d expect from “America’s Playground” - Serious action, big payouts, and a mixed cast of colorful characters. The very best bluewater battlegrounds are almost 100 miles away, but they’re well worth the journey. These remote spots are visited by Blue and White Marlin, Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna, and monster Makos and Threshers. Even at closer spots you’ll find bull Mahi, Tuna, and plenty of toothy Sharks to fight. They didn’t name it Atlantic City for nothing - half the ocean seems to be waiting offshore!

What to Expect from a Deep Sea Fishing Trip

You can enjoy great deep sea fishing in Atlantic City on a normal 8-hour trip. If you want the biggest hookups, though, you’ll need double that. Many charter boats offer overnight trips, heading out to the very edge of the continent to fish the deep-water canyons this part of the country is famous for.
 
The big game action starts around 30 miles from town at spots like “the Varanger” (also known as “28-Mile Wreck” - funny that). Head out this far, and you could find yourself hooked onto Hammerhead, Mako, and Thresher Sharks. You’ll also find some monster Bluefish, tasty Mahi Mahi, and even Tuna when the bite is hot in the middle of summer.
 
Make the journey out to the canyons, and things really get kicked up a notch. Baltimore and Wilmington Canyons are the usual haunts of long-range Atlantic City charter boats. There’s a good reason for that. These underwater chasms are less than 20 miles apart, drawing a huge range of species to the area and making for some of the most reliable big game action on the East Coast.
 
Expect huge hookups of Blue Marlin, as well as potential double-digits of their smaller, White cousins. Alongside these guys you’ll get Bluefin, Yellowfin, and Bigeye Tuna. Down in the depths, you can also find Swordfish swimming in the dark, making a night on the Canyons one of the most productive trips of your life.

Fishing Techniques

Marlin are caught the world over by trolling lures or dressed baits. Atlantic City charter captains take this tactic to the next level, criss-crossing over the canyons at breakneck speeds to cover a huge range of depths. You can catch Tuna this way, too, sending you home with some delicious fish as well as serious bragging rights to big Billfish.
 
If you’re out on the water specifically for Tuna, most guides will ditch the trolling spreads and crack out the lures. Poppers, Jigs, and Stickbaits are used to devastating effect out here, following the fish and watching the birds in fast-paced run-and-gun casting trips.
 
You can also catch Tuna by chunking. This is brute force fishing, drawing in every fish around by filling the ocean with blood and bait. Unsurprisingly, such a feast alerts the biggest Sharks for a hundred miles, and Shark chunking trips are very popular. If you’ve ever wanted to battle 500-pound Makos, this is the way to do it.

Need to Know

Fishing licenses are not required aboard New Jersey charter boats. All the fish you’ll be going after have strict catch limits which may change over the course of the season. Your captain will give you a run-down of all your limits and options, so you can choose what to go after. Tuna and Sharks can’t be kept on the same trip, and any Bluefin over 73 inches long will stay with the boat. This isn’t your captain trying to swindle you out of the fish of a lifetime - it’s just the law. You can find a full guide to the current regulations on the NOAA’s website.
Atlantic City
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 29,146 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Atlantic City

Almost everyone caught a few fish some where not keepers but in total we left with 14 keepers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Almost everyone caught a few fish some where not keepers but in total we left with 14 keepers
Miss Atlantic City
Miss Atlantic City
Fish with Capt. Mike from Water Wolves. It was a great experience!! Worth every penny!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish with Capt. Mike from Water Wolves. It was a great experience!! Worth every penny!
Water Wolves
Water Wolves
If you're by yourself this is an excellent opportunity to hire in inexpensive and knowledgeable captain that can fish to your skill level
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you're by yourself this is an excellent opportunity to hire in inexpensive and knowledgeable captain that can fish to your skill level
Logos Guide Service
Logos Guide Service
Avoid having a full stomach, the motion of the boat at sea can make you feel poorly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Avoid having a full stomach, the motion of the boat at sea can make you feel poorly.
Blu Flu Sportfishing
Blu Flu Sportfishing
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
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
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
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
Wreck fishing was amazing. Literally every time we dropped a line we caught something in seconds.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wreck fishing was amazing. Literally every time we dropped a line we caught something in seconds.
Miss Atlantic City
Miss Atlantic City Woodbridge Township, NJ
Weather was nice, but windy for flounder fishing. It was very busy in the bay.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather was nice, but windy for flounder fishing. It was very busy in the bay.
A-Bomb Fishing Charters
A-Bomb Fishing Charters Orangeville, PA
The weather was perfect. It was sunny, cool and just overall a beautiful day. In June, there are more fish to catch in the ocean than the bay.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather was perfect. It was sunny, cool and just overall a beautiful day. In June, there are more fish to catch in the ocean than the bay.
Atlantic City Charter Boat
Atlantic City Charter Boat
Fishing was tough but it was most likely just they day. It was really cold for a June day and the winds were substantial
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing was tough but it was most likely just they day. It was really cold for a June day and the winds were substantial
Logos Guide Service
Logos Guide Service New York, New York
Book a short trip and get information from the Captain about future trips.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a short trip and get information from the Captain about future trips.
Jessie James Charters
Jessie James Charters Bayberry, NY
Call, Google, fax, send an email...only book with Tying Knots!!! Excellent Crew!! You will not be disappointed!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call, Google, fax, send an email...only book with Tying Knots!!! Excellent Crew!! You will not be disappointed!!
Tyin' Knots Charters – 31'
Tyin' Knots Charters – 31' Syracuse, NY
Get a captain like Michael Decarlo who is experienced in the waters and knows where to find the fish
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Get a captain like Michael Decarlo who is experienced in the waters and knows where to find the fish
Water Wolves
Water Wolves Newark, NJ
Bring warm clothes, you may need it, its good to have rather than not have if you need them, and waterproof footwear.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring warm clothes, you may need it, its good to have rather than not have if you need them, and waterproof footwear.
Jessie James Charters
Jessie James Charters Wildwood, New Jersey
Stay in Atlantic City, but cross the bridge and fish with one of the local Charter boat Captains from Brigantine. These guys know the local waters, what is biting and how to catch them!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Stay in Atlantic City, but cross the bridge and fish with one of the local Charter boat Captains from Brigantine. These guys know the local waters, what is biting and how to catch them!
Jessie James Charters
Jessie James Charters Levittown, Pennsylvania
If your coming in december dress warm, bring foul weather gear and be ready to reel in fish and take lots of pictures. Dont wait any longer.Book a Trip. Tight Lines!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If your coming in december dress warm, bring foul weather gear and be ready to reel in fish and take lots of pictures. Dont wait any longer.Book a Trip. Tight Lines!
Jessie James Charters
Jessie James Charters Largo, Florida

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