On this 2 hour tour, you will learn about Maine’s fishing industry, see wildlife, haul a few lobster traps, and enjoy stunning views of Acadia National Park. We cruise past Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse and experience the outer islands of Blue Hill Bay, where you’ll see seals, nesting birds, and more. This nature cruise of Blue Hill Bay and Bass Harbor is one you won’t forget!
Private Fishing Charter
A custom Maine adventure near Bar Harbor (trips depart from Bass Harbor, ME)
- 2 Hour Private Charter
- 3 Hour Private Charter
- 4 Hour Private Charter
- 5 Hour Private Charter
- 6 Hour Private Charter
Create Your Own Private Fishing Charter in Maine
You can trust your local captain to work with you to create the best private fishing charter possible.
What is our itinerary?
When you charter a boat, it’s all yours. Our local captains are avid fisherman and know all the best spots; we will create the perfect trip for you. Our boats Fifinella and Monterey are completely outfitted to be the perfect fishing boat for your group of up to six passengers.
If you’d like to add in sightseeing to see the wildlife, lighthouses, and natural beauty of Acadia National park, we are happy to accomodate that as well! The only thing that is required for a perfect trip is a brief conversation with your captain when you meet up about what you’d like to do.
Charter the boat for 5+ hrs, and we can tow a powered inflatable and land you on one of countless islands — it’s like having Acadia National Park all to yourself! Enjoy pristine sand beaches, granite cliffs, popplestone beaches, island meadows, and miles of hiking trails.
What do we fish for?
Mackerel, cod, pollock, cunner, Acadian redfish, cusk, sculpin, and flounder are some of the species we target. Due to strict regulation most species are catch and release, your captain will know all limits and seasons. For avid fisherman booking longer deep sea fishing excursions you can try for tuna or sharks (4 hrs minimum).
What should I bring?
- We provide all gear for fishing trips (you are welcome to bring your own rod)
- You don’t need a license. We have life jackets for all sizes onboard.
- Bring layers of warm clothing. Even if it’s hot on land, it can be up to 20 degrees cooler on the water.
- Bring any food or drinks including alcohol you wish for the trip. There is a cooler on board, bring ice if you wish.
- Other items you may want: camera, sunscreen, binoculars, hat, sunglasses.
- You may bring your well behaved pet.
How do I find you?
We are located in Bass Harbor, just 30 minutes from Bar Harbor, ME. Meet your captain down on the dock at the time of departure, our office may be unmanned and the boat may be returning from another trip.
Island Explorer Bus: Bus 11, stop K
More info about how to find us, maps and address on our Contact page
What about the weather?
We will cancel your trip due to poor weather, we try to find an opening to resechedule but when that doesn’t work you will recieve a full refund. Rain, fog, wind and swells are taken into consideration as we want you to have an enjoyable trip. Weather is often drastically different on the water than on land, trust your captain to make the call.
Is there a restroom on the boat?
There is a clean port-a-potty at our office and a Marine head on the boat (no sink).