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Cape Cod Offshore - 26' SeaVee

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Cape Cod Offshore Special

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Fishing in Orleans

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Canyon Overnighter

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Albies, Bonito, Spanish Mackerel

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Fishing in Orleans

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Rock Harbor Classic Sportfish

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Fall Striper Trip - 26' Regulator

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Fishing in Falmouth
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trip description for Albies, Bonito, Spanish Mackerel in Falmouth

Hunt down some of the Atlantic's most pound-for-pound exciting fish on this trip with Captain Ross! You'll focus on three species: False Albacore (known as "albies"), Bonito, and Spanish Mackerel—all known for their speed and fighting ability. You'll get off the dock early for this trip, and geta a chance to enjoy the morning sea breeze before you reach Captain Ross' prime fishing grounds. The, get ready for the bite to really turn on! All of these species travel in schools, so where you've got one, there's almost always a bunch more. Captain Ross provides everything you need for a perfect day. His boat is a brand-new 28' Nauticstar center console, a perfect type of boat for the waters off of Cape Cod. The Captain will also bring all the rods, reels, bait, and tackle you need. Just remember your sunscreen and you'll be good to go! Read More

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Albies, Bonito, Spanish Mackerel

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Fishing in Chatham
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trip description for Cape Cod Offshore Special in Chatham

Every self-respecting offshore fisherman should have giant Bluefin Tuna on his bucket list, and there's no better way to catch one than this trip with Captain Jason! Bluefin are the largest type of Tuna, and are specially adapted to chase baitfish in cold, deep water. They're powerful fish and tough fighters, and they're a challenge for every angler. Captain Jason has been fishing these waters for many, many years, and has the extensive knowledge to find and hook these migratory fish. In addition to Bluefin, you may also encounter Halibut, Mahi Mahi, and White Marlin on this trip. These fish all go for different techniques, so you'll mix it up, switching from trolling to bottomfishing depending on the weather, time, season, and more. Jason's experience as an offshore fisherman is crucial here, because there are so many variables involved when fishing for multiple species across such a wide area. Captain Jason runs his trips on a 27' Conch center console. She's plenty big and capable of holding 4 fishermen, so call some buddies or recruit the family! She's also kitted out with a full suite of electronics to help you zero in on fish, plus all the rods, reels, bait, and tackle necessary for an epic offshore trip. Captain Jason will provide you with your fishing license and is happy to clean your keepers! All you need to do is bring sunscreen, soft-soled shoes, proper clothing, and a cooler for your snacks and drinks. Get out there and get after it! Read More

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Fishing in Dennis
Fishing in Dennis
Fishing in Dennis
trip description for Massachusetts Flounder Hookfest in Dennis

If you've ever fished New England's inshore waters, you've probably caught Flounder. Although they're not as big as Stripers or as tough as Bluefish, these flatfish are an absolute blast to catch, and are fun for anglers of all levels. In addition, they're excellent table fare and have flaky white meat that's simple to prepare. Ask Captain Bob for his favorite recipes! You'll be catching these strange-looking flatfish using bottomfishing techniques. Flounder will hit both baits and lures if they're placed properly, and Captain Bob is a real expert when it comes to hooking this species. He'll set you up with the right tackle for the job and make sure you're on top of the fish! On the day of the trip, you'll head out aboard his 25' Maycraft center console. She's pushed by a 200-HP Suzuki engine, so you'll be off the dock and on the fish fast. She also features a full kit of electronics to maximize your success, plus live wells for bait, ice boxes for your keepers, and more! Captain Bob will bring everything you need to reel in a prize, including rods, reels, tackle, and bait. To maximize your experience, bring polarized sunglasses, proper clothing, a hat, sunscreen, and most importantly, your Fishing License. Get ready to have a blast! Read More

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Massachusetts Flounder Hookfest

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Fishing in Chatham
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Fishing in Chatham
trip description for Cape Cod Inshore - 32’ Andros in Chatham

Inshore fishing opportunities in Cape Cod abound, and if you're looking for someone to take you out for an enjoyable experience, Captain Jason is your man. Jason has 7 years of experience guiding in the area, and knows some of the best spots to take you to find some beauties! You'll be targeting Striped Bass, Bluefish, Bonito and King Mackerel, as well as other local species such as Scup and False Albacore. You will be venturing out on a 32' Andros center console, powered by twin 350-HP Mercury engines. This boat is capable of taking up to 6 anglers on inshore trips, making it perfect for larger parties. Captain Jason provides you with all of the necessary rods, reels, bait, and tackle you'll need for a successful inshore trip. He will also provide you with a fishing license and fish cleaning service if you wish to take home your catch. The only other things you'll need to bring are your sunglasses and ice chest and you'll be ready to start slamming fish! Read More

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Cape Cod Inshore - 32’ Andros

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Fishing in Chatham
Fishing in Chatham
Fishing in Chatham
trip description for Early Season Striper - 26’ Regulator in Chatham

Climb aboard with Captain Drew for an action-packed day of Cape Cod fishing! Cape Cod has some of the best fishing in the country and is home to prized fish all over the peninsula! On this half or full-day trip, Captain Drew will motor you out into the Cape Cod inshore where you can expect to target some Bonito and Striped Bass. Depending on the time of year, there are a few popular spots Captain Drew will take you to where the Stripers are biting1 To target these fish you'll get to use either light tackle or heavy tackle. Whatever method Captain Drew thinks is best, he will give you some of his expert tips to make sure you're ready to get one on the line! You'll be fishing aboard a 26’ Regulator Marine Classic center console that can comfortably fit 4 anglers. Powered by two F200 Yamaha four stroke engines with a 400 mile range, this is Captain Drew's go-anywhere, do-anything machine. One of the safest and most rugged boats you can find, she comes equipped with a redundant commercial grade electronics package including auto pilot and full offshore safety. The open deck layout provides tons of storage and makes it perfect for uninterrupted casting and jigging. Captain Drew swears this is a boat you want to be on! Captain Drew will provide all rods, reels, tackle and live bait. All you need to bring is sunscreen (non-spray please!), polarized glasses, a hat, any snacks or drinks you might need and a Massachusetts fishing license. Book your trip today and get ready for a Northeast fishing adventure! Read More

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Early Season Striper - 26’ Regulator

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Fishing in Chatham
Fishing in Chatham
Fishing in Chatham
trip description for Chatham Inshore Fishing Trip in Chatham

Join Captain Kevin (“Doc”) for a professional but fun excursion out of Chatham MA in Andiamo, a brand new 30-foot center console smooth riding power-boat. Andiamo! accommodates six guests comfortably for a day of hard-driving fishing or a casual, relaxing pleasure cruising around Chatham even to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard . Experienced at boating, fishing, and water-sports, Captain Kevin is available to meet your varied needs and interests. Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter near Orleans

Chatham Inshore Fishing Trip

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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Orleans

What are the best fishing charters in Orleans?

Why should I book a fishing charter in Orleans with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 23 trips in Orleans, and the most popular trips in the area are Rock Harbor Classic Sportfish guided by Marc and Canyon Overnighter guided by Jason.

Our guides in Orleans are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2880 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Looking for kid friendly charters / fishing lessons in Orleans? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Orleans.

What types of fishing charters are common in Orleans?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular in Orleans as well as inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and flats fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Orleans are: 1. striped bass, 2. bonito, 3. bluefin tuna, and 4. bluefish.

The most common fishing techniques in Orleans are light tackle fishing, heavy tackle fishing, and trolling but live bait fishing and bottom fishing are popular as well.

How much do Orleans fishing charters cost?

in Orleans prices can range anywhere from about $600 to $1,600, but the average price for a half day trip in Orleans is $770. The average price for a full day trip in Orleans is $1,358.

What month is best for fishing in Orleans?

The most popular season for fishing in Orleans is summer, and most anglers book their trips 16 days in advance.

Do I need a Orleans fishing license and what are the bag limits in Orleans?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Orleans, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Orleans. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Orleans.

What is fishing in Orleans about?

Orleans, Massachusetts, situated on the picturesque Cape Cod peninsula, offers an exceptional fishing experience for anglers of all skill levels. With its diverse range of saltwater and freshwater fishing opportunities, Orleans is a haven for those seeking to reel in a variety of prized catches. Along the town's coastline, anglers can cast their lines from sandy beaches, rocky jetties, and scenic overlooks, targeting species like striped bass, bluefish, and flounder. The waters surrounding Orleans are renowned for their abundance of marine life, making it a prime destination for surfcasting, shore fishing, and even offshore excursions.

In addition to its saltwater fisheries, Orleans boasts several freshwater ponds and lakes that provide tranquil settings for freshwater anglers to pursue their favorite catches. From fly fishing for trout in Crystal Lake to bass fishing in Pilgrim Lake, these idyllic freshwater spots offer a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of coastal life. Whether fishing from the shore, wading in the shallows, or paddling out on a kayak, anglers can enjoy the serene beauty of Orleans' inland waters while trying their luck at landing a trophy-sized fish.

For those seeking a more adventurous fishing experience, Orleans is also home to several charter fishing companies that offer guided trips to the abundant fishing grounds off the coast of Cape Cod. Experienced captains lead anglers on offshore excursions in search of big game fish such as tuna, shark, and marlin, providing all the necessary equipment and expertise for a successful day on the water. Whether it's battling a trophy-sized striper from the shore or hooking into a monster tuna offshore, fishing in Orleans promises excitement, adventure, and memories to last a lifetime.

What are the most popular months to fish in Orleans?

Orleans, Massachusetts, experiences distinct fishing seasons that offer anglers varied opportunities to pursue their favorite catches throughout the year. Spring marks the beginning of the fishing season in Orleans, as warmer temperatures awaken marine life and trigger migrations along the coast. Striped bass are among the first to return, drawing anglers to the shores in search of these prized fish as they move through the area's bays, estuaries, and tidal flats. Springtime also brings the arrival of other popular species such as bluefish and flounder, signaling the start of exciting multi-species fishing adventures in Orleans' abundant waters.

As the temperatures rise and summer arrives, Orleans' fishing scene kicks into high gear, offering anglers a bounty of opportunities to reel in trophy-sized catches. From casting from the beaches and jetties to venturing offshore on charter fishing trips, summer provides ideal conditions for targeting a variety of saltwater species. Striped bass, bluefish, and flounder continue to thrive in the warm coastal waters, while other species like tuna, mahi-mahi, and shark become more active offshore. Whether fishing from shore or boat, anglers can enjoy the long days and plentiful catches that define the summer fishing season in Orleans.

Fall brings cooler temperatures and changing colors to Orleans, along with the promise of excellent fishing opportunities for anglers. As the waters begin to cool, striped bass embark on their fall migration, passing through the area's coastal waters on their way south. This annual phenomenon draws anglers from near and far, eager to hook into these prized fish as they feed voraciously before winter arrives. Additionally, fall offers excellent fishing for other species such as bluefish, bonito, and false albacore, providing anglers with plenty of action and excitement as they enjoy the autumn beauty of Orleans' coastal landscapes.

What types of fishing are popular in Orleans?

In Orleans, Massachusetts, anglers have a variety of fishing techniques at their disposal to pursue the diverse range of fish species found in the area's coastal and inland waters. One popular method is surfcasting, which involves casting a line from the shoreline or jetties into the surf in search of striped bass, bluefish, and other saltwater species. With its expansive coastline and numerous beaches, Orleans provides ample opportunities for surfcasters to test their skills against the powerful currents and shifting tides of the Atlantic Ocean.

For those seeking a more leisurely fishing experience, kayak fishing offers a unique way to explore Orleans' scenic waterways while pursuing their favorite catches. Anglers can launch their kayaks from various points along the coast or inland ponds, paddling out to prime fishing spots inaccessible by land. Whether targeting striped bass in shallow flats or casting for largemouth bass in tranquil ponds, kayak fishing allows anglers to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of Orleans while enjoying a peaceful day on the water.

Offshore fishing charters provide another exciting option for anglers looking to venture into deeper waters and target big game fish such as tuna, shark, and marlin. Experienced captains lead anglers on guided excursions to the productive fishing grounds off the coast of Cape Cod, providing all the necessary equipment and expertise for a successful day on the water. Whether trolling for trophy-sized tuna or bottom fishing for monster sharks, offshore charters offer an exhilarating fishing experience and the chance to reel in some of the ocean's most prized catches.

What species are popular in Orleans?

Orleans, Massachusetts, offers anglers a diverse array of fish species to target in its coastal and inland waters throughout the year. One of the most prized catches in Orleans is the striped bass, known for its powerful fights and delicious taste. These migratory fish make their way through the area's bays, estuaries, and tidal flats during the spring and fall seasons, offering anglers ample opportunities to hook into these elusive trophies. Whether casting from shore, wading in the shallows, or trolling in deeper waters, landing a striped bass is a memorable achievement for any angler visiting Orleans.

Bluefish are another popular species to target in Orleans' waters, particularly during the warmer months of summer. Renowned for their aggressive strikes and relentless fighting spirit, bluefish provide an exciting challenge for fishermen of all skill levels. Whether casting from the beaches, jetties, or offshore reefs, anglers can enjoy fast-paced action and thrilling battles as they reel in these feisty predators. With their distinctive blue-green hue and sharp teeth, bluefish are a staple of the Orleans fishing scene and a favorite among local anglers.

Additionally, Orleans offers opportunities to target a variety of other species depending on the season and fishing location. Flounder, tautog, black sea bass, and scup are commonly found in the area's coastal waters, providing anglers with a diverse range of options for their fishing adventures. Whether fishing from shore, boat, or kayak, Orleans' abundant marine life ensures that there's always something biting for anglers to pursue, making it a top destination for fishing enthusiasts year-round.

What are the best places to fish in Orleans?

In Orleans, Massachusetts, anglers have a plethora of prime fishing spots to choose from, each offering unique opportunities to reel in a variety of prized catches. One standout location is Rock Harbor, a bustling fishing hub located on the town's eastern shore. Renowned for its scenic beauty and abundant marine life, Rock Harbor provides anglers with access to productive fishing grounds both nearshore and offshore. From casting off the pier to venturing out on chartered fishing trips, Rock Harbor offers something for anglers of all preferences and skill levels.

For those seeking a more tranquil fishing experience, the waters surrounding Nauset Beach provide excellent opportunities to cast from the shoreline and target a variety of saltwater species. Stretching for miles along the Atlantic coastline, Nauset Beach boasts expansive sandy beaches, rocky jetties, and tidal flats teeming with striped bass, bluefish, and flounder. Whether fishing from the surf or exploring the tidal pools, anglers can enjoy breathtaking ocean views and the serenity of the natural surroundings while trying their luck at landing a trophy-sized catch.

In addition to its coastal fishing spots, Orleans offers plenty of inland waters that are ripe for exploration by anglers. Crystal Lake, Pilgrim Lake, and Uncle Harvey's Pond are just a few of the scenic freshwater ponds that provide excellent fishing opportunities for trout, bass, and other freshwater species. Whether casting from the shore, kayak, or small boat, anglers can enjoy the tranquil beauty of Orleans' inland waters while pursuing their favorite catches. With its mix of coastal and inland fishing spots, Orleans offers a diverse range of fishing experiences that cater to anglers of all preferences and skill levels.

Other things to do in Orleans

In Orleans, Massachusetts, there's no shortage of activities to enjoy beyond fishing, making it a vibrant destination for travelers seeking diverse experiences. One of the top attractions in Orleans is exploring its scenic beaches, such as Nauset Beach and Skaket Beach. Whether you're strolling along the sandy shores, sunbathing, or enjoying a picnic with family and friends, the beaches of Orleans offer a picturesque setting for relaxation and recreation. With their sweeping ocean views and opportunities for swimming, surfing, and beachcombing, Orleans' beaches provide endless hours of fun in the sun.

Nature lovers will delight in exploring the town's extensive network of trails and conservation areas, such as the Cape Cod Rail Trail and the Pleasant Bay Wildlife Management Area. Hiking, biking, and birdwatching are popular activities along these scenic trails, which wind through lush forests, salt marshes, and coastal habitats. Visitors can spot native wildlife such as ospreys, herons, and deer while immersing themselves in the natural beauty of Orleans' landscapes.

For history enthusiasts, Orleans offers opportunities to delve into the town's rich maritime heritage and colonial past. The French Cable Station Museum provides insight into Orleans' role in transatlantic communication during the early 20th century, while the Jonathan Young Windmill offers a glimpse into the town's agricultural history. Additionally, the historic downtown area features charming shops, galleries, and restaurants housed in beautifully preserved buildings, inviting visitors to stroll along its quaint streets and soak up the town's unique charm and character.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Capt Marc was great - he got us on fish quickly. He had each of the 4 of us pulling in big fish for most of our time out there. Crew was very helpful too, especially for less experienced fisherman such as we are. Great experience and would definitely do it again! Great way to celebrate a 60th birthday with friends. - Rich

    Richard S. with Marc C. of Orleans, Massachusetts

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Mark Hakey and his Mate Casey did a fantastic job and provided great service for our family. We caught a good amount of stripers and everyone had a great time. The Captain and Mate are polite and professional and the boat was spotless.

    Evan G. with Mark H. of Dennis, Massachusetts

  • ★★★★★
    Cpt. Drew took my father, uncle, cousin, and I out for a four our trip and I couldn’t have been more impressed with his knowledge, professionalism, and spirit. He knew all the tricks to get us going, and within minutes, we had our first catch. We caught over 15 fish on our trip and brought a few home for dinner! Will be looking forward to booking him next year as well!

    Elliott M. with Drew D. of Chatham, Massachusetts

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