Frequently Asked Questions

Why you should choose Montauk Fishing Charters?

Eight Great Reasons Why You Should choose Montauk Fishing Charters

  1. We are locally owned, operated and based in Montauk! So unlike other fishing services, we only work with Montauk Charter boats fishing Montauk Waters!
  2. We have 20 full time charter boats to choose from with over 30 years experience fishing Montauk waters!
  3. We work with numerous multi passenger boats i.e. boats licensed to carry over 6 passengers
  4. There is no charge for this service.
  5. Montauk has a wide variety of different species to catch both inshore and offshore!
  6. You keep what you catch!!!
  7. Up to date on current fishing regulations and seasons i.e. we know what’s biting!
  8. Montauk fishing charters has been family owned and operated in Montauk for over 30 years, so let us assist you in pairing your group up with a great boat and great captain and crew!

How much does it cost?

We offer a variety of Montauk fishing charter trips. Call or Contact Us for specials and the best charter rates in Montauk.

What type of trips are available?

1/2 days:

  • 5:30 – 6 AM to 11:00 -11:30
  • Noon to 5 PM
  • Twilight and Night Bass Trips

Full Day Inshore: 5:30 – 6 AM to 3:30 PM Full Day Offshore: 5 – 5:30AM to 4:00 PM *Extended Days: 5 AM to 6 PM *Extended Day, Canyon Day Trips & Canyon Overnight Trips *Times vary, Consult your Captain

How do I make reservations?

How do I make reservations?

To make reservations, please call 631-668-1635 or Click Here to Request Online. To secure the date for your trip, a deposited is required which can be made with a credit card or check. Note that we can only wait 4 days for your deposit as we are getting calls from others about the same date potentially that you are booking.

Do you guarantee that we will catch fish?

No, however I do guarantee that the boat that I put you on has proven over time that they are qualified professionals and that they will give you the best opportunity to catch what you are going for.

How big are the boats?

Our boats range from 31′ to 51′ , most over 40′. Please keep in mind that the guy with the biggest boat doesn’t necessarily mean he catches the most fish. That’s why we can weigh the right balance of boat and experience.

How many people can go?

Almost all of the boats are capable of taking up to 6 people. If you need to bring more than 6 please contact us, there are a limited number of boats that can carry over 6 passengers.

Who keeps the fish?

All the keepable size fish belong to the customers, all our boats have all the required fishing licenses necessary to go fishing and have up to date catch limits and season information available.

Which sharks are edible?

Makos, Threshers and I’ve seen people take brown sharks for eating. We encourage releasing anything that is not going to be consumed. Blue Sharks especially!!

What time do you leave the dock?

Offshore trips leave the dock at approx. 5 A.M. Check with the captain a few days before your trip for confirmation. Please keep in mind that a full day offshore going more than 30 miles, will require additional fuel surcharge. Full days inshore leave between 5:30 and 6 A.M. 1/2 day trips leave at 6 A.M. and 12 P.M

What do I need to bring?

You only need to bring what you are going to eat and drink, plus boots and foul weather gear, especially in the spring and fall. For your convenience we can arrange to have food and beverages brought to the dock for your trip.

When is the best time to go?

Sharks June -October
Tuna Late August – September
Marlin July – September
Dolphin August – September
Cod Fish March – September
Fluke May – September
Flounder End April – June
Striped Bass May – December
Blue Fish June – October
Black Fish October – November