FISHING CENTER CHARTER BOAT FAQ's
1. What fish are they catching now?
Click here for a table of what's caught and when.
2. How long are the charter trips?
The charter trips vary in lengths from 4 to 30 hours. However, trips may be customized as well. Visit Trip Types for more information.
3. How many people can I take fishing?
The charter fleet can accommodate from 1 to 15 passengers. However, only two vessels can take more than 6 passengers. The majority of the fleet hold up to 6 passengers. If chartering a group of 7 or more, book early! The weekends book first!
4. Who runs the boat?
Each charter boat has its' own captain and mate(s). Each Captain is licensed by the United States Coast Guard. Each mate is there to serve and assist your charter. It is customary for the mate(s) to receive a gratuity for the service and assistance provided.
5. What is the cost?
All prices are based upon a 6 person charter. Click here for specifics. Call 609-884-3800 for availability and rates.
6. Do I need to bring anything?
The charter fleet provides rods, tackle and bait. You should bring food and beverage. Wear seasonal attire, with backup attire for weather change. Also, you should bring sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat. Disposable cameras may be purchased in the South Jersey Marina Ships' Store.
7. Am I allowed to keep my fish?
You are allowed to keep all the fish you catch as long as you are in compliance with federal and state fishing regulations. We even have a fish cleaner available at the marina.
8. Do I have to charter a boat for fishing only?
No. Charters are available for all occasions; cruises, sightseeing, memorial services, porpoise watching, parties, etc. Just ask.
9. May I bring alcohol?
Yes. But rule of thumb of the charter boats is a six pack of beer per person. Or, one bottle of wine. Intoxication of persons may forfeit your charter. Use of drugs will not be tolerated and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
10. Where are you located?
The southern-most city in NJ. Cape May. Click here for directions.