Aboard the Skipper

The waters around our island hold an enormous variety and abundance of fish… fun to catch and delicious to eat!

A quick glimpse of the fun:

Charters

Common fish species caught onboard:

  • BLACK SEA BASS

  • Caught on MV Skipper: Black sea bass!
  • Delicious white meat that can be baked, broiled, or fried. A superior game fish, this bottom fish is often found near rocks, feeding on crabs and small fishes. Average 3 lbs. but can go up to 6lbs.

  • FLUKE (Summer Flounder)

  • Caught on MV Skipper: Fluke, Summer Flounder
  • Everyone's favorite member of the Flounder family of bottom fish. The top side is brown, the bottom side is white or pale. Anglers get them near the shore in summer from Maine to South Carolina. Average 3-5 lbs.


  • SCUP (Porgy)

  • Caught on MV Skipper: Scup
  • Small-mouth fish with a strong jaw and teeth. Adapted to feeding on shellfish and crustaceans. Silver in color, usually 1-3 lbs. and found on sandy bottoms.

  • TAUTOG

  • Caught on MV Skipper: Tautog
  • A very good food and game fish, averages 6 lbs. and is found in summer around rocks, piers and ledges feeding on mussels and other mollusks. Tastes great as Cape Cod Fish & Chips, and as Fish Chowder.


Also caught onboard:

STRIPED BASS & BLUEFISH

  • Caught on MV Skipper: Striped Bass
  • Caught on MV Skipper: Striped Bass

DAILY FISHING CHARTERS

Fun on the MV Skipper Daily Charter

SUMMER

Morning 8am to 12pm

Afternoon 1pm to 5pm

SPRING & FALL

Mid-Day 10am to 2pm

DAILY RATES

Adult................................$70.00

Child (12 and under).........$60.00

Enjoy a scenic cruise across Vineyard waters. See the picturesque shoreline from East Chop to Tashmoo. The pictures below are well worth the proverbial thousand words. Look at the fun and good times these people are having. Bring your own cooler with food and the beverages of your choice. We provide all the fishing gear and bait you'll need.

PRIVATE FISHING CHARTERS

Fun on the MV Skipper Private Charter!

SUMMER, SPRING, & FALL

Please contact the captain to schedule a trip for you and your group!

508-693-1238

skipper@mvskipper.com

Enjoy a scenic cruise across Vineyard waters. See the picturesque shoreline from East Chop to Tashmoo. We accommodate groups of up to 40. Catering on these special charter cruises is available upon request, or bring your own cooler with food and the beverages of your choice. We provide all the fishing gear and bait you'll need. It is a terrific way to spend time with family, friends, club members or your employees.

SUNSET FISHING CHARTERS

Fun on the MV Skipper Sunset Cruise!

SUMMER

6:15pm to 8:15pm

RATES

Please call the captain to find out about rates!

508-693-1238

The "SKIPPER" offers special trips between 6:15pm and 8:15pm for shorter fishing trips or, particularly, just enjoying a scenic cruise across Vineyard waters.The Skipper's Sunset Cruises are very popular for family reunions with kids. Everyone can fish and we encourage it. Watch the picturesque shoreline from East Chop to Tashmoo as the sun sets over the Elizabeth Islands. Bring your cooler and beverages of your choice or we can arrange to have it catered. The pictures are well worth the proverbial thousand words.

MARINE LIFE CRUISES

in conjunction with Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary
Pre-registration required by 4pm on day of trip.

Fun on the MV SKipper Felix Neck charter

Tuesdays, July & August

5:30 to 7:30 pm

RATES

Please Contact Felix Neck

508-627-4850

Cruise from Oak Bluffs Harbor with Massachusetts Audubon Society naturalists to explore the waters of Vineyard Sound aboard the Coast Guard licensed vessel Skipper. We will tow a plankton net, use a scallop drag, and check lobster and fish traps for the diversity of crabs, fish and shellfish that live in Vineyard waters. Participants will have a chance to look at the catch up close and to try their hand at scup fishing if time permits. This cruise is a great way to experience the tranquility of the ocean at sunset while learning about this important ecosystem.

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