Charles River Outdoor Co.


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In a Nutshell

Instructors take anglers on the river or teach catch-and-release freshwater-fishing techniques on the shore, providing all gear and bait

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Choose Between Two Options

  • $149 for a four-hour private Charles River fishing trip for up to three or a four-hour Charles River tour for four (up to a $250 value)
  • $89 for a one-hour fishing lesson and three hours of riverbank fishing for two (a $150 value)

Four-hour tours carry up to three licensed anglers across such waters as Lake Whitehall, Lake Cochituate, the Sudbury River, and the Charles River from its headwaters to the harbor. Fishing excursions and riverbank fishing can also be held on just about any waterway in Massachusetts. Those preferring to leave their rods at home can opt instead for a four-hour scenic tour of the Charles from Brighton to the Museum of Science in the lower basin. Alternatively, instructors teach the basics of catch-and-release freshwater fishing to license holders during a one-hour lesson, equipping participants to hook fish during three subsequent hours on the riverbank. All fishing excursions include necessary rods, tackle, and bait. Fishing excursions also require a freshwater fishing license; a 3-day license can be purchased online for $12.50.

Charles River Outdoor Co.

Where the Charles River winds into Boston, anglers stand on its banks, casting their lines into the current. Charles River Outdoor Co. owner and head guide Greg Miner can often be seen with them, teaching the basics of catch-and-release freshwater fishing from the shore. He can also be found on his boat, showing fledgling fishermen how to cast lines or pointing out famous landmarks. A Boston-area native who holds a safe-boating certificate from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, he uses his knowledge of the river to usher visitors to fishing spots in the nearby wilderness or within the city, where the fish hop into boats after mistaking them for water taxis. His vessels also tour the Charles River's scenes, from Brighton to the downtown Museum of Science, and conduct specialty excursions for nature photographers and landscape artists.

Customer Reviews

Good time. Greg was knowledgeable and entertaining.
Leen V. · October 14, 2013
The owner was great to work with and our group had a fantastic time! Very kid friendly. We would definitely look into doing this trip again.
Christa R. · October 7, 2013
Great day on the water. Greg is a true pro guide for novice and experienced fisherman. We had a great time!
Jerry D. · October 3, 2013

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