Offshore Trips

From 18 to 24 Hour Charters!

Venture 30-80 Miles Offshore

Expert Captain & Crew

The Best Deep Sea Fishing in Cape May!

Let’s go fishing! This awesome fishing adventure can last from 18 to 24 hours—we leave the marina in the dark and return in the dark but that shouldn’t put you off. We’ll visit the best fishing ground from between 30-80 miles from Cape May and, depending on the season, we can catch tuna, swordfish, jumbo black sea bass, codfish, and much more!

Trip Highlights!

A true fisherman’s dream—out on the water all day fishing ground that hardly anyone else will even touch!

Tilefish, codfish, jumbo black sea bass, and ling can be expected on bottom trips. Tuna, swordfish, and mahi-mahi are also possible catches.

Our expert, friendly crew will be there to assist with equipment, advice, and to make the whole experience even more enjoyable.

Click the Tabs to Find Out More

Trip Details

The Nitty-Gritty


$180 per adult

Departure time

12 AM

Meeting point

1210 Wilson Dr, Cape May, NJ 08204 (38°57’00.8″N 74°54’37.4″W)


August through December

Group size

Min 1, max 20


Everything you need to fish is on board the boat and both bait and tackle are included. You’ll have ample space aboard the boat to store any items required for the day.

Not included

  • Rod rental and rigs are not included in the price but can be purchased separately.
  • Food is not included but there is a snack bar available. You may bring your own food and drink, even beer (cans preferred and no more than 6 pack per person)

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Cooler/ice
  • A jacket on cooler days
  • Tip for the mates

The team

Two experienced, qualified captains and two expert, friendly crew members.

What You'll See & Do

Climb aboard the Miss Chris as we head out for an exciting full day’s deep-sea fishing! The adventure begins once we leave Cape May Harbor at midnight as we head out in the dark onto the quiet Atlantic Ocean.

Our expert crew will let us know exactly where we’ll be going for the best chances to catch a variety of fish, alongside assisting with equipment set up and providing any seasoned expert advice when we reach our first destination. Fish species that we may catch depending on the season. Anything from tilefish, codfish, jumbo black sea bass, and ling can be expected on bottom trips. Tuna, swordfish, and mahi-mahi should also be in the back of your mind too!

Aside from the fishing, the area is beautiful and you can sightsee along the way and you may also spy some Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, bald eagles, and maybe even a humpback whale.

During the trip home, the crew weighs up the pool and cleans any catch that is of legal size to keep. It is also another opportunity to sightsee. As the original seaside resort, the history of Cape May is rich and the Cape May Lighthouse, Cape May Harbor, and the United States Coast Guard Training Center are among the highlights along our route.

Important Details

  • Cape May private fishing charters available(opens in a new tab) upon request (contact us(opens in a new tab) for more information).
  • Arrive 30 minutes prior to departure (60 minutes prior in July and August, and holidays).
  • Everything you need to fish is on board the boat. If you are looking for special bait like; live minnows and eels, GULP, special rigs or bucktails, MOJOs, Niners, diamond jigs, and other cutting-edge tackle, see Capt Bob in the Miss Chris Tackle Shop. He’ll let you know what’s working and what will help you go for even bigger fish. Call (609)884-3351 for special baits and other tips from Capt. Bob.
  • Rods and reels are $5 to rent on a 4-hour trip. Rods are manufactured by Gull and reels are by Penn and Shimano.
  • A fishing license is included for every passenger. We are regulated by the National Marine Fisheries, subject to all federal and State of New Jersey Recreational Saltwater Marine Fisheries Regulations. During the striped bass season, we participate in the NJ Bonus Tag Program for striped bass.
  • Open boat trips occur daily but advance purchase is recommended to avoid disappointment. In most cases, purchasing in person on the day of the trip is fine.
  • COVID POLICY—there is a federal mask mandate. Masks must be worn in public places whenever within 6 feet of others. If you do not have a mask, we have masks available for $1 each. Please bring a mask and wear it. The boat capacity is reduced to 50% and online booking is recommended to ensure your spot under these conditions

Don't Just Take Our Word For It

Check Out More Tours