Sunset Fishing

We’ll Leave at 6 PM

Beautiful Cape May Sunsets

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End Your Day Perfectly With a Sunset Fishing Trip

On our evening Cape May fishing charters, you’ll head out of the Cape May Harbor and into the Delaware Bay and fish the cool Atlantic waters as the sun sets over the world. Captain John and Captain Jeff enjoy the evenings for fishing as many local species tend to be more plentiful at this time. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the sunset while trying to catch something tasty for dinner!

Trip Highlights!

Don’t worry if you haven’t fished before, all ages and abilities are welcome.

Enjoy some of the amazing sunsets over the Delaware Bay.

Relax on the water during the early evening and catch your own dinner.

Take the chance to spot some local wildlife including dolphins and eagles!

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Trip Details

The Nitty-Gritty


  • $50.00 per adult
  • $30.00 per child (aged 12 and under)
  • $40.00 senior discount (aged 65 and over with ID)
  • $35.00 active military duty (ID required)
  • $15.00 toddler riding the boat, no fishing
  • $5.00 rod rental

Departure time

6 PM

Meeting point

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


Tuesday – Saturday, April through August


Approximately 4 hours

Group size

Min 1, max 20


Everything you need to fish is on board the boat and both bait and tackle are included.

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

One experienced, qualified captain and two expert, friendly crew members.

What You'll See & Do

Upon arrival, you will pick up your tickets at the Cape May Whale Watcher Red Ticket Booth and Gift Shop. You will then board the boat once the crew gives the signal that it is safe to proceed then you will choose your fishing equipment (if rented) and find a spot aboard the Miss Chris.

Miss Chris will get underway promptly at 6 PM. Once we’ve left the pier, the captain will provide a brief introduction and overview of the type of fishing and the itinerary. Then you will sit back and relax while enjoying the brief ride to the fishing grounds. You can sightsee on the way and you may spot some Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, bald eagles, and maybe even a humpback whale.

First-time anglers will receive instructions on how to operate their fishing equipment from the experienced crew. Once on the grounds, the captain will give the ok to drop lines and provide further instructions. When fishing, the crew will be readily available to untangle lines, bait hooks, provide more bait, rerig equipment, unhook and net fish, and help you with all aspects of the process. Feel free to ask questions and you may see the captain down on deck telling a fish tale or two.

During the trip home, the crew will weigh up the pool and clean any catch which 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

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