Nantucket in Nantucket, Massachusetts

Guided by Hal Herrick


About Your Guide

14 Years of Experience
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Captain Hal has been a Nantucket island resident since 1980, and has fished these prolific waters since he first stepped foot on Nantucket in the late 70's.

Growing up on the coast of Long Island, Captain Hal has learned and mastered an arsenal of strategies for catching the elusive Striped Bass.

After graduating from Hartwick College in 1979, Captain Hal moved to South Florida and took a job working on a large sport fishing boat in Ft Lauderdale. He traveled throughout the Bahamas and Florida Keys fishing for Sailfish and Marlin and during the summers, he traveled to Gloucester and Provincetown and fished for Giant Tuna.

He has gone toe to toe with multiple giant Tuna, the largest of which weighed 965 lbs.

After all that fun, Captain Hal settled down in Nantucket and began passing his passion for fishing to his sons Tyler and Sam. From there, Captain Hal started his charters in the summer of 1996 to share his passion for fishing beyond his immediate family.

Captain Hal specializes in light tackle sight casting and all things Fly Fishing for his favorite Nantucket species to target, Striped Bass and Bluefish!

Nantucket Trips

Climb aboard with Captain Hal for a classic New England adventure. The waters around Nantucket are full of delicious Striped Bass, Bluefish, Bonito, and False Albacore. Bonito and Albacore may be small but they put up a great fight on a light tackle line. Captain Hal can also break out the fly fishing rods if that's more your speed. Captain Hal operates a 23' Jones Brothers Cape Fisherman equipped with a 250hp Yamaha engine. The vessel is equipped with state-of-the-art radar technology, so finding fish shouldn't be a problem. There is also a live bait well and a cooler to store your catch. Bluefish are especially tasty, so hopefully you get a couple in the cooler. All you need to bring for this amazing adventure is appropriate clothing, snacks, drinks, and sunglasses. Captain Hal will provide all the rods, reels, bait, and tackle. You're sure to have a blast! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Nantucket

Nantucket Half-Day Run

23 ft 1 - 3 People From $267 / person


Bluefish, Bonito, False Albacore, Striped Bass


Fly Fishing

Types of Fishing


Start Location

10 Washington Ave, Nantucket, MA 02554, USA

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