Gloucester Fishing Charter Rates and Policies

We strive to balance fuel, dockage, insurance, ice, bait, equipment and related expenses to bring you fishing at its finest at the best price possible.  All charter rates are for up to six (6) persons. This is a U.S. Coast Guard regulation.

Half Day Inshore Charter

$ 650

4 hours
  • for up to 6 persons
  • 4 hrs, usually departs 5:00 AM
  • $100 each additional hour


Full Day Inshore Charter

$ 1025

8 hours
  • for up to 6 persons
  • 8 hrs, usually departs 5:00 AM
  • $100 each additional hour


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Full Day Offshore Charter

$ 1400

9 hours
  • for up to 6 persons
  • 6 hrs, usually departs 5:00 AM
  • $100 each additional hour


Marathon Offshore Charter

$ 1625

12 hours
  • for up to 6 persons
  • 12 hrs, usually departs 5:00 AM
  • $100 each additional hour


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Overnight Multi-Day Gloucester Fishing Charters

based on availability


*Prices do not include 15-20% Mate’s tip for service provided.


  • Please note that due to increasing processing costs,
    all credit card charges include a 4% service charge.
    This charge appears in the Shipping & Handling line of your receipt.
  • 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. Call us for details.

Single? Less than six? Call us and we will put you in touch with others looking to share a charter. Our goal is to get everyone out there fishing. See our Shared Fishing Charters page for details.

More than six? We have two boats, and will work with you to arrange the best fishing for your party. Call us to discuss the options.

Gift Certificates available in any amount 
A great surprise for the fishermen in your life.

Corporations and Families welcome
An alternative to the golf course, merit award, team building or off-site meeting ~ call us to arrange for blocks of striped bass, cod or tuna fishing charters for your corporate needs.

Tuna Hunter Gear 
Ask us about Tuna Hunter T-Shirts, Hats and Personalized Chamois Shirts – $15 – $90. Call for availability. Great Holiday, Birthday, or Any Occasion gifts!  Mention you want shirts or hats and we can make sure we have them ready and aboard for your charter.


A deposit of $700 is required for all charters to reserve your date. ($500 for half-day charters) This deposit non-refundable unless the charter is canceled by the Captain due to inclement weather and we are unable to reschedule, or unless your cancellation is received at least two weeks prior to your charter date.

We do accept deposits via credit card ~ please call us for details. This option will instantly reserve your date. Please do not email credit card information, for your own security.  If sending a check, please mail deposits, made out to

Tuna Hunter, to Captain Gary Cannell
4 Heritage Drive, Rockport, MA 01966.

Note that if reserving by check, your charter is not reserved until we receive your check.


On the day of your charter, we accept payment by cash or personal check. (Yes, we do take checks!). If you prefer to pay by credit card, we offer online payments (very easy, from our Payments page or on site) mobile credit card processing on site. Please call to arrange for other payment options in advance.

Due to increasing credit card service charges, payment by credit card will incur a 4% service charge.


We request two (2) weeks notice of cancellation of your charter, to allow us to re-book that date.  If we are unable to re-book the date, we will charge a $700 deposit using the mode with which you secured your charter (credit card or check).

If the Captain needs to cancel the charter due to weather or other safety issue, we will notify you as soon as possible. Every effort will be made to make this call with you in consideration of your travel plans to our area.


All trips are rain or shine – the fish don’t care if it is wet out!  Bring gear appropriate to the offshore marine forecast. High winds and storms may cause cancellations for safety reasons. Captain makes the call. We will be in touch the day before your charter to finalize departure time and/or reschedule if need be.