While children are welcome aboard all our charters, the trips below were created specifically to be kid-friendly! Each charter is action packed and relatively short which makes these trips ideal for children!
Family Striped Bass/Bluefish Charter
IN RESPONSE TO CURRENT STRIPED BASS POPULATION NUMBERS AND SPAWNING RATES, ALL OUR STRIPED BASS TRIPS WILL BE STRICTLY CATCH AND RELEASE DURING THE 2022 SEASON. THANK YOU FOR HELPING US TO PROTECT OUR ECOSYSTEMS.
This trip is a great choice for families who want to spend quality time on the water, getting a kid-friendly introduction to striped bass fishing. As on our regular Striped Bass/Bluefish Charter, families will have a blast catching striped bass along the North Shore’s rocky coast, and they will also receive private, age appropriate coaching. Techniques we may use include live bait fishing, drifting, chumming, casting lures into feeding frenzies, casting lures around structure, and more!
Family New England Lobstering Charter
We own recreational lobster traps which are always a blast to check (especially for kids)! Hauling these traps, in some sense, is almost like playing the ocean’s lottery: you never know what we’re going to pull up!
On this trip, your children can help haul our traps, rubber band lobsters, and interact with whatever other marine life we find! Our traps are located only a short ride from Marblehead Harbor and this trip is sure to keep kids engaged and having fun!
SINCE WE DO NOT HOLD A COMMERCIAL LOBSTER PERMIT, WE CANNOT LET OUR CLIENTS RETAIN LOBSTERS. THIS TRIP IS PURELY FOR A FUN AND EDUCATIONAL NEW ENGLAND EXPERIENCE 🙂
Family Mackerel Charter
This trip is PERFECT for families with young kids who want to enjoy super fast-paced fishing together. On this trip we target atlantic mackerel, one of the most fun, frantic, and readily available fish off Marblehead’s coast. We use sabiki rigs, which allow up to 6 mackerel to be fighting on the line all at the same time! Once the mackerel get into a feeding frenzy beneath the boat, it is frequently “lights out” fishing. This results in child-friendly, fast paced fishing that is sure to leave your kids wanting to get back out on the water for more! And, if you’re looking for dinner, mackerel happen to be very tasty on the grill, or even smoked!
Fun Bonus: Animal Balloons on kids trips
Since the second grade, Captain Jake has been twisting animal balloons in Marblehead as “The Balloon Dude” (formerly “The Balloon Kid”). So, upon request, Jake is happy to bring his animal balloons along on kids trips for an additional $30. The only condition is that we are mindful about our use of latex around marine environments, and that we dispose of broken balloons properly 🙂