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Trips & Prices

We go wherever we have to go to find the fish...and we find them!

No Time Limits... Just Fish Limits.
Ask around. Check us out. We don't take people on boatrides.

Top Ten Catches!

The Castafari is a 45 foot custom Jim Smith express in mint of the nicer fishing platforms on the East Coast.

2016 Fishing Trips Click for information on each.
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Crew with 2015 Tri State Canyon award check.

The Castafari has placed in the top 3 positions in almost all of the major sportfishing events up here in the northeast, with 14 winnings, 3 state records, and more to come!

New 2016 Tournament Trips

2016 Pricing

34 Hour Canyon Trips

for Blue and White Marlin, Durado, Bigeye,
Albacore, Yellowfin Tuna, Swordfish, and Wahoo

Canyon trips involve the most incredible fishing experience that we offer, and we have the boat to do it in. We fish roughly 70 to 100 miles South of Nantucket Island in 70 to 80 degree blue water where it looks, feels, and even smells like the tropics. Here it is not uncommon to tangle with a wide variety of tuna species, not to mention, blue and white marlin, mahi mahi, wahoo, sharks, and even swordfish! We troll by day, and chunk by night. The fishing is hard, and the opportunity endless. This faraway fishery is practically untouched, and rivals bluewater fishing anywhere around the world. Blue and white marlin are regular visitors to our transom as well as a variety of other bluewater game fish. There's nothing quite like squaring off with a Massachusetts marlin! The crew of the Castafari has successfully boated and released 2 blue marlin over 800 pounds. This trip is a true adventure and highly recommended. Two day trips involve two straight entire days or one weekend of fishing (8:30 am to 4:30 pm) accommodating up to four persons comfortably. The Castafari has a proven track record for putting folks on fish consistently out there. Don't be fooled by other captains and crews that don't have the experience nor the boat to handle this kind of fishing. The Castafari has been making trips regularly to the canyons since 1997, and is overly equipped with safety gear and amenities. We're usually throwing fish back over the side! One more thing, if you fish with us, don't forget the wasabi!

4 person maximum

Offshore Bluefin Tuna Trips

$2150 one day trips
$4250 two day trips (includes lodging on boat)

Like the familiar slogan states...tuna fishing..."there is no substitute." Our offshore tuna trips involve fishing for the biggest tuna in the world, ranging 50 to well over a thousand pounds. The boat is fully rigged with top of the line offshore tackle. Be weary of boats who don't use top of the line gear. Our specialty on the Castafari is stand-up fishing and/or fishing from the chair (Release Marine). After all...this is sportfishing!! We use Alutecnos 80 2 speed reels spooled with 130lb Sufix line or Penn 2 speed 130's also spooled with Sufix. Our reels are matched with Biscayne and Reel Easy rods (Calstar Blanks). My mates re-spool regularly, ensuring zero terminal tackle failure. We offer a wide variety of the finest stand up harnesses, plates, and gimbles made...including Braid, Smitty, OTR, Play Action, and Alutecnos. For those of you who would like to focus your efforts on giants, we also have 5 custom Saco Bay Tackle rods and 130 Penn International reels. The Castafari fighting chair is an unlimited class Release Marine fighting chair which is hands down the best fighting chair ever made. If you haven't fought a fish from the chair, you need to try it. It's like riding a roller coaster.

We ALWAYS have live bait available... EARLY morning departures are mandatory! We employ trolling, drifting, and kite fishing. The Castafari has a proven track record of hook-ups with giants, and catches on stand up gear/chair while other vessels are fighting fish from the rod holder. Fighting from the holder is very effective too, but the game gets a lot more fun when you're latched onto the fish first hand. The most important thing to remember, we go where we need to go to follow the fish. The Castafari is always on the move, changing ports constantly. We have access to Stellwagon Bank, Georges Bank, East Of Chatham, South Of Nantucket, Cape Cod Bay, and the Northeast Canyons. If we catch fish, they will be sold and the charter will receive 1/3 of the proceeds to apply against the cost of the trip.

5 person maximum. (12 to 16 hour trips)

2016 Tournament Charters

Prices include the boat, tackle, and all other related amenities.
Prices do not include gratuities for mate nor lodging.

Hyannis Tuna Fest (several boats available)
June 20-22 $8000.00 - AVAILABLE!
  • This is a Castafari event so the boat will NOT be fishing.
  • Event, Awards Banquet, Registration Party, Big Money Calcuttas
  • Takes Place in Hyannis, Massachusetts
  • Two Day Offshore Fishing For Bluefin Tuna
Falmouth Grand Prix
July 8-12 $7,500 - BOOKED
  • Bluewater all species event with 2 days of fishing with an overnight
  • Banquet, prizes, calcutta, Rolex IGFA event
  • Event is held in Falmouth Harbor
Oak Bluffs Bluewater Classic
July 22-25 $8,000 - $10,000 - AVAILABLE!
  • This is a Castafari event so the Castafari will NOT be fishing in it
  • Bluewater all species event with 2 days of fishing with an overnight
  • Banquet, prizes, calcutta, Rolex IGFA event
  • Event is held on Martha's Vineyard in Oak Bluffs
Block Island Tri-State
August 3-7 $10,000 - BOOKED
  • Bluewater all species event
  • 2 days/one night fishing, Rolex IGFA event, banquet, one lay day, big money prizes
  • Event his held on Block Island
Nantucket Big Game Battle
August 13-15 - $7,500 - BOOKED
  • Bluewater all species event with 2 days of fishing from Nantucket, MA
  • Banquet, prizes, calcutta, Rolex IGFA event