SPORT FISHING: We normally run a single 4-hour or 5 1/2 to 6-hour trip per day, leaving the dock around 6:00 – 8:00 am and returning in early afternoon, although departure and return times may vary depending on tides. All prices include up to four passengers.
5 1/2 to 6-hour striped bass fishing...................$550
Half-day (4 hours) striper fishing.......................$450
Full-day Plattes Bank bottom fish......................$1050
Bluefin tuna..................We have temporarily discontinued our bluefin tuna trips due to our low success ratio in the waters off Boothbay Harbor.
Tipping: We will often bring a crew person with us to help out with the fishing and to generally ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable day on the water. Many times this will be Larry Grimard (see photo gallery), a.k.a. "Larry the Magnificent." Great guy, lots of fun. A recommended gratuity is 10% - 15% of the overall trip fee.
Drugs: Although the state of Maine has legalized possession and use of marijuana, all vessels operating in state and/or federal waters must adhere to federal law, which currently prohibits possession and use. Therefore marijuana and other federally illegal drugs are prohibited aboard the Shark Six. We thank you for your understanding.
Our trips leave from Brown's Wharf Inn & Marina in Boothbay Harbor. However, we can also pick up and drop off parties at select local hotel, inn, and resort docks, as well as the Squirrel Island Spring Cove dock.
Before deciding to charter the Shark Six, please be advised that the striped bass fishing in the Boothbay area may not be as productive as you remember it a number of years back, when 20-plus-fish trips were not uncommon. That being said, striper fishing during the past several seasons has been a huge improvement over the previous four or five years, and we have had many days where we tallied between 5 and 25 bass. Sizes have been ranging from schoolies in the 16" to 22" range (very plentiful) to fish upwards of 30 pounds, and hopefully we'll see continued good fishing in 2018 -- but there are never any guarantees!
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Our fishing trips are hands-on and interactive, unlike some of those Florida-style charters where you sit in a padded armchair in the cockpit and wait for a fish to bite. It's an active day, with the continuous re-setting of rods and lines and following the larger hooked fish around the boat requiring some agility. Therefore, our trips are best suited to folks in reasonably good physical condition.
As for the younger set, we do enjoy having kids aboard. However, our fishing trips may be a bit much for those under 10 or 12. We encourage you to talk over your plans with us before planning to bring anyone younger. Thanks for your understanding.
SIGHTSEEING: We now offer private sightseeing excursions around the Boothbay Harbor Region. You'll see lighthouses, waterfront homes, lots of boats, shipyards, islands, lobstermen hauling their traps, maybe a few seals, seabirds, and other wildlife -- all from a comfortable vantage point on the water, and all in calm, protected waters. We can take up to 5 passengers for sightseeing. Rates (for the boat) are $100 for the first hour, and $50 for each additional hour. We have a large cooler with ice for any drinks and snacks you'd like to bring along, plus a pair of top-quality Nikon binoculars you are welcome to use.
DEPOSIT: We require a $100 deposit on all trips booked in advance. Checks should be made out to Shark Six Charters, LLC. and sent to: Capt. Barry Gibson, 19 Royall Rd., East Boothbay, ME 04544. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS AND WE WILL ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIPT OF YOUR DEPOSIT AND CONFIRM DATE OF CHARTER. If the Shark Six is unable to go on the day scheduled due to inclement weather, etc., your deposit will be cheerfully returned in full or we can schedule another day for the trip, your choice. Payment for the deposit and the trip may be made in cash, personal check, or travelers' checks. We regret that we are unable to accept credit cards.
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