Fish are an elusive prey, fleeing into reefs to evade anglers and spontaneously sprouting legs to run away from Charles Darwin. Track down slippery targets with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $29 for a morning or night fishing trip for one (a $65 value)
- $49 for a morning or night fishing trip for two (a $130 value)
An expert captain leads open-party fishing trips, setting off at 8 a.m. for an eight-hour morning trip, which returns around 4 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. for a six-hour night excursion, ending around 12:30 a.m. Fisherpeople cast aboard the 76-foot Island Current III, which accommodates up to 110 patrons, hoping to hook flounder, fluke, striped bass, bluefish, porgy, blackfish, and weakfish. Fishing season begins in April.
Each vessel in Island Current’s four-boat fleet ferries 21–110 passengers across the fish-filled waters of Long Island Sound and Snug Harbor. Fishing charters reel in catches such as blackfish, ling, and cod, and sightseeing tours fill eyes with up-close views of the Statue of Liberty, historic lighthouses, and other landmarks. After each schooner sets sail from City Island at Jack’s Bait & Tackle, fleet owner Captain Chris comes on deck to share his angling expertise and introduce first-time fishermen to knowledgeable local mermaids.