Fishing Charter Packages

All of our charters are private charters. Charter rates are inclusive for up to 6 people. No fishing licenses required. See our full list of what's provided and what you should bring.

25% deposit is due when booking.

Ground Fish Charters

Starting April 15th


7 - 9 hours

Off shore fishing the Jeffery’s ledge, and Stellwagen Bank. Sightings of whales, dolphins, porpoise and other sea creatures are not uncommon

Fishing species include cod, haddock, pollack, red fish, whiting, hake, ling, mackerel, herring, halibut, & dog fish. Go home with plenty of fresh fish, cleaned, filleted, and bagged ready to go for your dinner table. Limits of fish subject to change due to regulations


Go home with plenty of fish to eat

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Custom Charters

May - June

starting at $800

5 - 8 hours

Fish for striped bass, bluefish, and mackerel in and around the Merrimack river and Ipswich bay.

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Commercial Tuna Charters

July 1- December

$1500 - $2600

12 - 24 hours

Come along on a commercial tuna fishing trip aboard the Dark Horse, we will be targeting Giant tuna (73” and up) using live bait and/or trolling gear. This is the ultimate experience to be part of. Catch the giant fish of a lifetime and come along for a serious fishing adventure. Travel to the fertile offshore waters of the gulf of Maine and see first hand what it is like to target a giant tuna.

Giant tuna share the feeding grounds of whale, dolphins, sea birds, giant sunfish, sharks, and more. Sightings of all of these creatures are not uncommon. Your tuna trip will be one to remember.

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Private Boat Hire

April - December


4 hour minimum

Hire the F/V Dark Horse and it’s professional crew for a day adventure of your choice (ferrying service, day trips to local attractions, trip to beach, or design a trip to fit your needs)

Servicing the following locations: Isles of Shoals, Portsmouth, Portland, Rockport, Ipswich, or Boston

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All Fishing Charters Include

  • Fishing equipment
  • All Tackle & Bait
  • Water & Ice
  • Fuel
  • Bathrooms & Showers (for overnight trips)
  • Rubber fishing boots can be borrowed for the trip
  • All fish will be cleaned and filleted

What To Bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Appropriate foot wear
  • Food and Drinks
  • Foul weather gear and extra layers
  • You are more than welcome to bring any of your own fishing equipment