Local Charter Fishing in OOB.
Fishing is a favorite pastime for many people in Old Orchard Beach, as well as a lucrative industry for local fishermen. If you’re interested in trying your hand, local charting services in Saco Bay provide the perfect opportunity for visitors to practice their skills, see some stunning views of the surrounding coastlines, and maybe even take their catch home for dinner!
Are you a total newbie, an experienced angler, or a young family looking for a day trip out on the waves? Whichever one you are, you’ll find a variety of local charter services in OOB that are guaranteed to offer the perfect fishing day for you.
Recommended Fishing Charter Services Near Old Orchard Beach
We’ve compiled some of the top fishing charter services that are accessible in or near Old Orchard Beach. Each one has its own rates, packages, and fishing destinations, so be sure to research further if you’ve got any special requirements. Keep in mind, most charter services in OOB include:
● Lobster fishing
● Children’s fishing
● Scenic cruise
● Inshore fishing
● Offshore fishing
● Captains who are Registered Maine Guides with U.S.C.G. Masters License
Also keep in mind that all charter services in OOB are subject to weather conditions. For safety reasons, some services may be canceled due to inclement weather.
Reel Salty Pine Point
Take a trip around peaceful Pine Point with Captain Ed Bayley and his 28’ Grady-White Sailfish boat. Ed has a whopping 35-years of Saco Bay fishing experience under his belt and offers both inshore and offshore trips, including offshore shark fishing and a 2-hr sight-seeing tour for families.
Prices vary from $250 for 2 hours, and $975 for 8, depending on the type of trip.
Phone: (207) 355-6041
HatTrick Fishing Charters
HatTrick Fishing operates out of Saco, ME, not far from OOB, and tours are carried out around Saco Bay. Captain Bo offers 4-hour inshore fishing trips for striped bass, bluefish, and mackerel, and more intensive 8-hour offshore trips for bluefin tuna and shark. He also offers Children’s Trips, with 2 hours of sightseeing, fishing, trawling for lobsters, and searching for seals.
If you’re more interested in lobster fishing, you can also take his 2-hour scenic lobster fishing trip.
Phone: (207) 935-3019
Rippin’ Lips Charters
“Rippin Lips” is the name of the 23’ Black Lab marine boat you’ll be sailing in when you book a trip with Rippin Lips Charters. These trips set off from the Camp Ellis Pier, a 10-minute drive south of OOB. Captain Jim offers 2-hour children’s tours and 4-hour inshore recreational fishing trips.
Rates are $275 for children’s tours and $450 for 4 hours of inshore fishing.
Maine Tuna Fishing
Captain Shawn Tibbets and his father, Larry, operate this family-run and veteran-owned charter fishing service out of Saco, ME. Their flagship boat is Miss Megan II, a custom-built charter boat that seats 6 adults. Tours include 2-hour Kid’s Excursions, Scenic Tours, half-day and full-day fishing trips, and 12+ hour deep-sea fishing for shark and bluefin tuna.
Rates start from $300 for scenic trips and move up to $1,400 for deep-sea fishing.
Pritnear Heaven Charters
Dave Johnson has been fishing in the Gulf of Maine for more than 25 years and operates his charter service from the Pritnear Heaven, a 32 foot Luhrs Open boat. Pritnear Heaven Charters operate near the mouth of the Saco River, and offer offshore groundfishing (cod, haddock, and other groundfish), as well as shark fishing, inshore striped bass fishing, and kid’s trips.
Rates vary from $250 for Kids’ Trips to $1,100 for shark fishing.
Saco Bay Stripers
All aboard the Amy Vee, Captain Cal Robinson’s 22′ shallow draft fiberglass Bay Boat. Saco Bay Stripers are best known for their fly fishing and specialize in catching Striped Bass and Blue Fish.
4-hour trips are $325 per 3 people, and 2-hour trips are $225, with the option to include a Lobster Pull for an added price.
You can also book kids’ trips for $225, which include bird and mammal watching, lobster traps, and an engaging lesson on local history.
Phone: (207) 283-0712