FinTazTic Sportfishing's captain pilots a true oceanic fishing vessel, with rods, reels, and lines sprouting from every part of the ship. He leads charter clients into Atlantic waters for full-day pursuits of whatever fish are biting, or he heads to deeper waters in pursuit of specialized prey such as tuna or shark. He often comes home with a giant specimen to show for his efforts, a haul which he likes to celebrate with a cookout after the charter journey, where he grills up lobsters and deep fries the salty sea air.
Thanks to Royal Miss Belmar, fish haven't been able to sleep, swim, or walk their pet plankton around New Jersey's waters in peace for the better part of a century. 1936 was the first year that this family-owned company launched a fishing boat out into the water, and today you can still find its fleet taking men and women out in search of striped bass, fluke, bluefish, sea bass, and several other species that make the deep sea their home.
Captain Alan Shinn heads up the team today, and he brings a lifetime of fishing experience out onto the water. Shinn and his team's versatile fleet (which includes boats up to the 120-foot The Miss Belmar Princess) carry passengers out on half-day, full-day, and overnight fishing trips, complete with a fully-stocked galley menu to sate hunger. While most trips stay devoted to fishing, the boats do venture out for other occasions such as fireworks cruises.
Miss Belmar Princess is as regal a charter fishing ship can be with its state-of-the-art navigational equipment, sun deck, and heated and air-conditioned cabin. The Miss Belmar Princess ferry groups around the coastal waters of New Jersey in search of striped bass, bluefish, and bottom fishing. Under the direction of the sea-savvy Captain Alan, the fleet navigates fishing hot spots for three quarter day trips.
In the summer, Captain Don Cartwright migrates from Florida to New Jersey to captain fishing trips off Sandy Hook and Raritan Bays aboard his 35-foot boat, the Bill Chaser. Cartwright, who has a US Coast Guard master's license and more than 20 years of fishing experience, helps groups hook everything from striped bass and bluefish to larger catches such as bluefin tuna and shark.
The Jersey Shore famously bustles with Ferris wheels, roller coasters, boardwalk shops, and restaurants, but the action doesn't stop at the waterline. Propelled by twin diesel engines, the 75-foot Queen Mary trolls the waters in search of both entertainment and mammoth striped sea bass, Atlantic bonito, bluefish, and long-buried swim trunks. The crew specializes in teaching newbies—including kids—how to handle a fishing pole, and enclosed lounges and separate women's and men's restrooms keep less sea-weathered sailors comfortable.