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Fishing Info


Fly Fishing

Water Type


Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


Bluefish, Bonito, Little Tunny / False Albacore, Striped Bass

About Your Boat

Boat type: Center Console

Boat Manufacturer: Jones Brothers Cape Fisherman

Boat length: 23ft

Engine Manufacturer: Yamaha

Engine HP: 250HP

Number of engines: 1

Extras: The boat is equipped with a Garmin GPS/fish finder, Garmin Radar, VHF radio, High-quality EPIRB, and a I Pod doc with speakers. The boat also has a 25 gallon live bait well and built-in cooler. Safety is of extreme importance on board. We carry all Coast Guard-approved life jackets, flares, and medical supplies.

About Your Guide

Captain Hal Herrick of Nantucket Fishing 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 Herrick 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 Sankaty Head 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!



July 5, 2018


Verified Review

First Class fishing trip. A great guide who will put you on the fish. Created great memories! Been out with many guides over the years and Capt. Hal Herrick is the best of the best. My family has been fishing with Hal during many summer vacations on Nantucket and he always treats us very well. He knows the waters and fish surrounding Nantucket and the Vineyard better than any other guide I have been with. Very accommodating to girls, kids, first timers, and experts.



All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.


You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.


No meal provided.

Gear & Packing


Rods, reels, tackle

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, snacks, and drinks

Required Items

Massachusetts saltwater fishing license

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping

After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a 10-20% customary tip.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find a license for your state here.


Start Location

10 Washington Ave, Nantucket, MA 02554, USA

Start Time(s)

07:00 AM, 01:00 PM


4 hours, 6 hours,