Summer is the perfect season to enjoy the beautiful waters that surround us, and what better way to do that then enjoying a relaxing day at sea! By day, there are half or full day charters that can whisk you away to enjoy a day filled with fishing, and fresh sea air. Many of these planned Party Boat Fishing Trips include rods, bait and tackle - meaning all you have to do is pack a lunch box and prepare to have a good time! Additionally, many charter boats can clean and fillet your catch as you return to port - taking all the hassle out of it. Moonlight cruises are another fun way to party on the high seas, and there are certain fish species that are easier to catch at night. If you're lucky, you'll catch some of the amazing fluke and flounder that make home in local Long Island waters, and avoid the pesky sea robins that also swim the local area. So whether you're looking to enjoy a day filled with family fun, or you're looking for a unique day trip adventure with friends, hopping on a party boat, and cruisin' the shores of Long Island is a great way to spend the day!
Here are some great charters to check out:
Fun in the Sun Excursions - 222 Old Neck Road, Center Moriches 631-807-1318
Offering unique fishing, crabbing, and sailing adventures, Fun in the Sun also offers packed picnic lunches, and BBQs on the shore!
Blackfoot Fishing Charters - 222 Old Neck Road, Center Moriches (631) 874-0070
Captain Jeff Roye and his first mate Sara will ensure that your trip will be filled with fun even if the fish do not cooperate.
Princess Marie - 10 Lido Boulevard, Point Lookout (516) 481-2841
Dance the night away on a four hour tour of the bay. Fishing trips are available for full or half days.
Fishtale Charters - Captree State Park, Babylon (631) 766-9578
From the novice fisherman to an expert will enjoy sailing on the Fishtale. The upper deck can be used for sunbathing or dancing.
The Angler - 405 Main Street, Port Washington (718) 659-8181
Children ages 8 and up can partake in the Kid's Fishing Adventure. They sail in the western Long Island Sound.
Miss Montauk - Montauk Marine Basin, Montauk (631) 668-1545
Fluke and sea bass are the specialties of this boat. Sunset cruises sail on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.
Peconic Star Fleet - 103 3rd Street, Greenport (631) 875-2631
Lighthouse tours to Southold's eleven historic lighthouses. Bay and Sound fishing trips are offered.
Captree Delta Lady - Captree State Park, Babylon (631) 422-1060
This paddlewheel boat with it's player piano will take you on a cruise to remember. Summer sightseeing cruises are also available.
James Joseph Fishing - 84 N New York Avenue, Huntington (631) 680-8159
Many kinds of fish can be caught in the Long Island Sound. Salt water fishing license's are not required on the James Joseph.
Shinnecock Star -365 Dune Road, Hampton Bays (631) 728-4563
Fish the beautiful waters of the East End on a choice of three sailings per day. Fluke, seabass and striped bass are ready to be caught.
It is very easy to learn how to fish, and the friendly crew on party boats are always happy to help all levels of fisherman learn. The fun in enjoying a party boat is not necessarily bagging the big catch of the day, but enjoying time with your friends and family, and taking advantage of the ability to kick back, and relax. Before the warm weather passes, get out there, and create some special summer memories aboard any of these vessels that you can treasure for a lifetime!
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