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This is a fishing trip unlike any other. When you get off the dock with Captain Joseph, you'll be stepping into more than fifty years of legendary fishing history. The fine vessel you'll be taking out is no ordinary boat, but the boat that initially inspired the bestselling book, "Jaws" and the world-famous film that followed. Your Captain was a mate on that boat when it landed the still-standing world-record Great White Shark—a 3,427 pound monster fish that remains the largest fish of any species ever landed on a rod and reel....Read More
The vessel itself is 42', completely one-of-a-kind, handcrafted Chesapeake-style fishing boat, built in 1947 by Tiffany Boat Works, now Tiffany Yachts. It was completely restored by a North Carolina nonprofit, in order to begin its new mission: taking disabled American veterans out n the fishing trip of a lifetime.
The purchase of your charter trip allows an equally-sized group of American heroes the chance to get out there for free. In his own words, these trips have a huge impact: "Before my eyes, I watched a quiet group of men, who had boarded the boat timid and cautious, transformed! We engaged the group in conversation, drew them out individually and showed each how to fish for speckled trout. After just a few hits, the men started joking that they were now expert fishermen. The more fish they caught, the livelier they became. When the day drew to a close and we headed in, I invited my “experts” to come up top and drive the boat. When we arrived back at the dock, the smiles on these heroes’ faces were beyond explanation. It was as if they had a whole new outlook. One vet remarked he had no idea fishing was so much fun. These fishing trips aboard the Cricket have the potential to change people's lives. I saw it that day."
Obviously, in addition to going after massive sharks, you'll have the opportunity to troll and cast out for a variety of top sportfish, from Mackerel to Mahi and more. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a first-timer, this trip is an unmissable chance to learn about Montauk, about fishing history, and to catch some great fish for yourself while giving back to your country's military heroes. There's simply nothing like it.
Captain Joseph is not your ordinary charter operator. This man has been on the sea his whole life; he started out as a mate on the boat that inspired the world-famous "Jaws" book and film. Now, he's the captain of the very same boat, and operates it as a charity that benefits disabled veterans. The story of this charter is full of rich nautical history, including world-record catches, a rescue at sea, innovations in fishing equipment, habitat research, and early experiments in underwater photography and development of the shark cage. A day on the water, catching sharks with Captain Joe, will be a day to remember.
Captain Joe and James were awesome. Very laid back and super helpful with helping my 5 yr old outfish his 12 yr old brothers! It was early in the season so the catch wasnt great…but it wasnt just our boat. All the boats were chattering over the radio about how ...Read More bad the day’s catch was. We will definately go back out with Captain Joe!
Our trip was wonderful. We caught a lot of Spanish mackerel. Most undersized, had to throw back. Caught a Tuna(kept) and lizardfish-threw him back. Great family experience! First mate James was great the whole day. Enjoyed Captain Joe’s humor. Thanks for the memories!
Best charter we’ve ever been on! Very nice Captain and mate. Very considerate and helpful. He took us to places he got calls that they biting at. He went out of his way to make us happy. Thank You!
Caught over 27 Spanish Mackerel in about 4 hours. I would highly recommend this boat to everyone that wants to catch fish. Captain knew where the fish were and put them right on top of them.
We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only catch fish, but show you a great time on the water, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.
Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR code (like a mobile boarding pass). Just show your guide your QR code on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to go fishing. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!
In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.
We're always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
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.
No meal provided.
Fishing License, Ice Box, Rods, reels & tackle, Fighting Chair
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Nothing required, we always recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and weather-appropriate clothing.
Nothing additional needed.
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 customary tip (we recommend 20%).
The deposit for this trip is non-refundable.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.
South 8th Street, Morehead City, NC 28557, United States