Private Maine Fishing Charters

Private Maine Fishing Charters


Ticket Options & Prices:
2 Hour Private Charter: $310            
3 Hour Private Charter: $465
Half Day Private Charter (4 Hrs.): $600
Full Day Private Charter (8 Hrs.): $1,100

Total Capacity: Holds 6 people max
Dates: June 1 through October 15th
Tour Times: 8AM – 8PM, every hour on the hour
Tour Duration: Chartered by the hour, two hour minimum

Sport Fishing Charters

Come aboard the Fifinella for your private fishing charter along the Gulf of Maine! Your Maine charter guide has the best local knowledge in Acadia. He is an avid lifelong fisherman, and has dialed in the very best spots to get you out on the water and catching fish. Large schools of mackerel are almost always feeding in the strong currents around Blue Hill Bay, and our famous cod are still around, searching the bottom on seamounts and ledges. We also catch redfish, flounder, sculpin, cunner, haddock, wolffish, pollock and halibut; making our sport fishing charter the perfect fishing expedition on Mount Desert Island.

We have used our decades of experience on Blue Hill Bay to source the perfect boats and offer an experience unavailable to the public until now. Join us this summer on a private powerboat charter for an unforgettable sport fishing adventure with Island Cruises!

Wildlife Sightings

Many of Maine’s most spectacular islands, our most cherished wildlife sanctuaries and lonely lighthouse outposts are out of reach for commercial tour boats, but we’ve found a way to take you there. Aboard the Fifinella, you can take a trip to the Duck Islands, home to an estimated 30 percent of Maine’s nesting seabirds, countless bald eagles and thousands of harbor and gray seals. Head further out to Maine’s most isolated island and lighthouse, Mt. Desert Rock, which features two acres of granite, zero vegetation and a lighthouse. Though 24 miles offshore, countless seals call “The Rock” home, and it’s visited by whales and sharks in the summer. We can also take you to Burnt Coat Harbor on Swan’s Island, which is one of the finest harbors on Maine’s coast, with perfect protection from the open ocean and its own lighthouse; plus, it’s rarely seen by those who don’t call the place home.

Bring a camera to take these memories home, or simply sit back and enjoy the tour–either way you’ll have plenty to see and learn as your guide introduces you to one of Maine’s most beautiful harbors.

Important Information About Your Tour

All cruises depart from the dock at 12 Little Island Way in Bass Harbor.

Please arrive 15–20 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time, and be sure to bring a jacket or sweater, even on warm days.

We have virtually eliminated late trip cancellations, but in that rare instance we will contact you no less than one hour prior to departure.  Feel free to call (207-244-5785) or check our Facebook page for up to date trip information.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear for my charter?

Even on the warmest days, you may find the temperature a bit lower when you’re traveling in the Gulf of Maine. Be sure to bring a light jacket or sweater for your powerboat charter!

Can I bring my own food on the boat?

Absolutely! No matter the length of your fishing charter, you may find yourself in need of a snack as you take in the Maine sights and wildlife or reel in some large fish. We encourage you to bring refreshments you wish to enjoy during the charter.

Does the boat run rain or shine?

Unfortunately we cannot operate during inclement weather. In the case of poor weather, we will contact you no later than 1 hour before your scheduled tour if a cancellation is necessary. Trips cancelled due to inclement weather are 100% refundable or can be rescheduled.

When is boarding time?

Boarding for your private powerboat charter begins 15 minutes before your scheduled tour. Please arrive at least 15 -20 minutes before the scheduled departure time.