Charter Logistics

Deposits

Big Fish Mojo Sportfishing asks that for all trips clients leave a 50% deposit upon booking a charter, to hold the date open. This 50% is fully refundable until 3 business days before the charter. Please contact Captain Jake at 617-594-0624 should you need to cancel a trip less than 3 business days in advance. We accept credit cards, cash, or checks for both deposits and day-of-charter payments.

pickup locations

We are happy to pick up and drop off clients at any public dock within a reasonable distance from Marblehead, MA. Most of our trips leave from the “State Street Dock” right next to The Landing Restaurant in Marblehead (81 Front Street, Marblehead, MA 01945). Suggested pickup locations include:

  • “State Street Dock” (public dock next to The Landing Restaurant, 81 Front Street, Marblehead, MA 01945)
  • “Village Street Dock” (163 Village Street, Marblehead, MA 01945)
  • “Winter Island Park” (50 Winter Island Road, Salem, MA 01970)
What is included with my trip?

All the appropriate fishing tackle and bait is provided on all Big Fish Mojo Sportfishing trips. However, if you have a favorite fishing rod, a new lure you want to try out, a lucky fishing hat, or something else of that nature you’re welcome to bring it!

What To bring
  • IF YOU’RE BOOKING A KIDS’ TRIP AND YOUR CHILDREN (UNDER AGE 13) ALREADY HAVE THEIR OWN LIFE JACKETS THAT THEY ARE COMFORTABLE WEARING, PLEASE BRING THEM ALONG. If not, your kids are welcome to borrow some of ours.
  • Camera (gotta have proof of that catch of a lifetime to send to family, friends, and maybe even foes!)
  • Food and non-alcoholic beverages in a soft-sided cooler or bag
  • Wear shoes with soft soles
  • Wear comfortable clothing for moving around (preferably clothing that can withstand a bit of fish slime – don’t wear your finest outfit)
  • Plenty of sunscreen or other sun protection (sunglasses, big hats, buffs, sun shirts, etc)
  • Sweatshirt (the ocean air is generally about 10°F cooler than the temperatures predicted on land)
  • A lucky fishing rod, if you’d like! If not, don’t worry, we’ve got all the appropriate gear!
Inclement Weather

Safety on the water is our top priority, hands down. Capt. Jake will run charters in the dark, wind, fog, or rain as long as conditions are safe. However, if conditions are forecasted to be unsafe, extremely unpleasant, or formidable on the day of the charter, Capt. Jake reserves the right to reschedule charters at any time. If a rain-date charter is not scheduled or desired by the client, a full refund can be given.

Safety/Licensing

Our vessel is equipped with all of the necessary safety gear and equipment required by the USCG to run UPV charters (and state of the art marine electronics/radar), and we hold all the necessary fishing permits for our trips in both Massachusetts, and Federal waters. In addition, Capt. Jake holds a valid USCG Captain’s License, a valid TWIC card, and a valid Adult+Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED certification from the American Red Cross.

Photos

After your trip, you just might see a picture of yourself pop up on this very website, Big Fish Mojo Sportfishing’s Instagram, or Facebook! However, if you’re camera shy, just let Captain Jake know. He always wants to respect clients’ privacy.

How Many Passengers are allowed?

On ALL Big Fish Mojo Sportfishing trips, a maximum of 6 passengers are allowed. However, usually for fishing trips fewer passengers is ideal. For many of the fishing techniques we use, to avoid tangles in our lines we generally use only 2-3 fishing rods at a time. So, the more passengers on board, the less time each person will have individually with a rod in his/her hand. Captain Jake will work as hard as he can to make sure as many passengers as possible have lines in the water while fishing.

Charter Safety agreement

By booking a charter with Capt. Jake and Big Fish Mojo Sportfishing, the client agrees to follow all safety guidelines, protocols, and orders given by Capt. Jake while on charter. Capt. Jake reserves the right to end a trip at any time if a client’s conduct is deemed reckless or unsafe aboard our vessel.

Big Fish Mojo Sportfishing wants to ensure a fun and safe experience for all clients. Therefore, we comply with the United States Coast Guard’s Zero Tolerance Policy, and do not allow drugs or alcohol on board our charters. Thank you for helping us to comply with this policy.

Covid-19 Mitigation Plan/Protocol

  • MANDATORY wearing of face masks for all persons on board our vessel at any time. The only time a client may briefly remove their face mask is to take a quick bite of food, a drink, or to pose for a picture with a fish. Under all other circumstances, one’s face mask must be worn. We will adopt a zero tolerance policy in regard to the strict rule of wearing and not removing masks. 
  • Due to Covid-19, Capt. Jake cannot provide any food or bottled water for clients. Clients may bring food, non-alcoholic beverages, or water in a SOFT-SIDED COOLER OR BAG.
  • SCREENING AND LOGGING all persons for Covid-19 symptoms, including Captain Jake, before they enter our vessel. Each person screened will need to sign a document attesting to the accuracy of the information provided for the evaluation. 
  • SOCIAL DISTANCING (6ft rule) as much as possible between persons of different households. This includes between Captain Jake and passengers, as well as between passengers themselves (if passengers are not from the same household).
  • LIMITING the passing of fishing rods or other tools between persons on board, as much as possible.
  • Providing PLENTY OF HAND SANITIZER for each person on board, and using it regularly.
  • SANITIZING “high touch surfaces” on board our vessel as required by current Covid-19 guidelines, while on charter.
  • Conducting and logging DAILY INTENSIVE CLEANING/DISINFECTING of the entire vessel in adherence with Covid-19 guidelines.