As the weather starts to warm up and the sun becomes a regular guest in the sky, focus turns toward the water. With beaches, ponds, lighthouses, and sweeping dunes, Cape Cod has no shortage of outdoor, watery summer fun. However, if you really want to experience the maritime heritage of Cape Cod while having fun with your family, consider going on a deep sea fishing excursion.
These trips allow you to experience the thrill of the open Atlantic waters and maybe even bring home a tasty seafood dinner. Here are some great fishing charters that will take you out for some real Cape Cod fun!
Predatuna Sportsfishing, Hyannis: If you are into the “big game” sportsfishing, Predatuna might be the right fit for you. Predatuna is a 6 person fishing charter that is equipped with running water, a toilet, a microwave, a toaster oven, a fully-stocked refrigerator, and comfortable bunks. They also have the latest in fishing technology, including Furuno GPS, fish finders, and radars, all of which help to maximize your fishing experience. The prices for the different trips vary, so check them out here.
Magellan Deep Sea Fishing, Harwich: Captain Len Grenier and Captain Jason Pillsbury have been running their charters for over 20 years, so if you are looking for an experienced captain to take you and yours out, look no further! The boat is equipped with the latest fishing technology, as well as many amenities, including a restroom and bunks. The boats are able to handle up to 6 guests. Prices are available here. Magellan also offers waterfowl hunting trips and can taken out for bachelor and bachelorette parties. If you aren’t sure what to bring on your trip, check here.
Sea Charters, Orleans: Whether you want an inshore or outshore fishing trip, Sea Charters offers both, as well as seal watching and sunset and sightseeing cruises. The trips are meant for 6 people maximum. Captain Charles Gallagher has 15+ years of “on the water” experience to offer guests. The boat has a full line of electronics onboard, including GPS and radar, and the cabin offers a full kitchen with warm and dry seating, as well as a “head” (restroom) which is located below for privacy. For rates, click here.
Cape Cod Bay Charters, Barnstable: Hop aboard the Lucky Lady II with Captain John Carty for an exciting adventure on the open ocean. Not only will guests get to catch fish, but they will also learn a lot about the marine life from their captain. The boat can fit up to 6 people, but other boats are available to accommodate larger families and parties. Most things are provided (guests only need concern themselves with bringing sunglasses, windbreakers, snacks, and beer). The first mate will clean and pack up your catch on the ride home.
Cape Cod Bay Charters also offers trips for bachelor and bachelorette parties. For more information about rates and reservations, click here.
Cape Cod Family Fishing Charters, Barnstable: With two choices of boats – the Escape for parties up to 6 and the Elizabeth B for parties of 3 or less – Cape Cod Family Fishing Charters is a lot of fun for experienced fishermen and novices. Both boats have facilities available. Contact Captain Bob Betti for more information on reservations and rates.
Albatross Fishing, Dennis: Albatross is relatively unique among charters in that they fish the waters of Cape Cod Bay and so most of the catches are flounder, black sea bass, tautog, and hake. The boat is equipped with modern electronics, toilet facilities, and benches on the wide spacious decks. For rates, click here. Fish cleaning is available for a nominal fee and children under 4 are not encouraged to come along.
Deep Sea Fishing Aboard the Yankee, Harwich: With a new boat this season, the Yankee II is comfortable, modern, and a great time for a fishing trip. Not only does the Yankee II offer great fishing trips, but also will be offering ecotours starting this summer. With all the amenities and a sundeck, the Yankee II is sure to be a highlight on your trip. Click here for the schedule and rates.
Helen H Deep Sea Fishing, Hyannis: With the ability to arrange charters for 3 to 100 people, Helen H Deep Sea Fishing is not only for fishermen, but also offers other summer excursions including a Kid Sea-Fari tour. The boats are all top-notch. For information on rates, click here.
No matter your budget, experience level, or party size, there is something for every family to enjoy when it comes to fishing charters on Cape Cod, so pick the one that best suits your needs and experience the salty spray on your face, the breeze coming off the waves, and the smiles on all the faces.