Bluefin Tuna Fishing Charters
Gloucester MA

Tuna fishing is a specialty of Captain Gary, who has been giant bluefin tuna fishing since the ’70’s, owner/captain of Tuna Hunter, Gloucester MA, since 1984. Gary’s tuna landings span the eastern seaboard. Tuna Hunter is a consistent highliner through the years, as this is Gary’s focus and passion.

Giant bluefin tuna fishing is like big game hunting – careful selection of the fishing sport, research of the tuna paths and migration routes, feeding patterns and habits, selection of the right bait and presentation for the day’s light, weather and sea conditions, all are part of the hunt for a hungry, mighty giant bluefin.

A giant strike is like hooking into a Volkswagon on the highway – these Tuna fish do not nibble! Anglers fight giant bluefin tuna for as long a one’s arm will turn. Able anglers take turns to keep green muscle on the fish, while Captain Gary handles Tuna Hunter for optimal action and efficiency.

Gloucester tuna fishing
The Tuna Hunter crew pull in a 920 pound bluefin tuna.

The excitement and energy in the air from strike to tail wrap,

to boating the fish is awesome! This is Wicked Tuna, with class.

Bluefin Tuna Fishing Highlights:

  • Offshore fishing trip, 15-30+ miles, depending on where best fishing is that day.
  • Heavy Tackle for Giants, or Light Tackle for School Bluefin. We carry all sizes of professional tackle, fly rods to Penn 130s. Check out the Matsuura tuna reel – awesome.
  • Kite fishing for tuna, wind willing. It’s an awesome hit!
  • Best Gloucester tuna fishing is July through October, but each year is different. We’ll be there – will you?
  • Giant Bluefin tuna fishing is by kite, chumming or trolling, anchored ro drifting, depending on what produces best
  • May encounter Sharks, Cod and Haddock, Whales and Bluefin Tuna

Full Day: Bluefin Tuna Fishing

$ 1400

up to six persons
  • 9 hrs
  • usually depart 5:00 AM
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Marathon Day: Bluefin Tuna Fishing

$ 1650

up to four persons
  • 12 hrs
  • usually depart 5:00 AM
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Overnight Multi-Day Trips

based on availability


Tuna over 73″ are the boat’s property due to federal permitting.
Charters who land a Giant Tuna (over 73 inches) may receive 20% of the fish sale price up to the cost of the charter.
Gloucester tuna fishing

School, large school, medium and large medium tuna may only be retained if federal regulations allow.
Federal regulations change from year to year, and often change within the tuna season.
For the latest NMFS Bluefin Tuna, HMS Permit regulations at