Wreck Special

Full-Day Trip

Fish on Shipwrecks!

Available From Sep-Dec

Join Us Wreck Fishing in Cape May!

The wrecks and other structures offshore of Cape May, NJ and Wildwood, NJ offer up an amazing selection of fish year-round. Our Wreck Special is an all-day trip affording the seasoned crew of the Miss Chris maximum time to dial in on the wrecks. Sea bass, taug, and other species can be found among the wrecks we’ll fish on. Trips have limited capacity at 30 people max. to keep the boat comfortable. We can’t wait to fish with you!

Trip Highlights!

A wide variety of fish to catch: sea bass, tautog, blues, and much more!

Consisting of both drift fishing and anchoring on specific “pieces” of structure, we’ll give ourselves the best chance to get some good bites.

Our expert crew will read the conditions and move on to the next site to find the biggest and best shoals.

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Trip Details

The Nitty-Gritty


  • $80.00 per adult
  • $50.00 per child (aged 12 and under)
  • $70.00 senior discount (aged 65 and over with ID)
  • $65.00 active military duty (ID required)
  • $5.00 rod rental

Departure time

8 AM

Meeting point

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


September through December


Approximately 8 hours

Group size

Min 1, max 30


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

Once you’ve arrived at the harbor, pick up your tickets at the Cape May Whale Watcher Red Ticket Booth and Gift Shop. Once aboard, pick up your rod rental (if applicable) then choose your seat for the day’s trip! We’ll get underway promptly at 8 AM while the captain provides a brief overview of the area, what fish to expect, and the itinerary. Then you sit back and relax while enjoying the brief ride to the fishing grounds. You can sightsee on the way and you may spy some Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, bald eagles, and maybe even a humpback whale.

Wreck fishing is a specialty. It consists of both drift fishing and anchoring on specific “pieces” of structure. Sometimes, conditions change and wrecks can be barren, in such cases, the boat must move and this should not discourage anglers. Moving means the captain has better information for the next wreck. Also, since we are fishing around structures, be prepared to lose weights, rigs, and line. The crew is prepared to assist, but you may want to bring extra gear for the extended day. Each hand-tied rig and weight costs around $3.50 to make and we can sell them to you, but the Miss Chris Tackle shop has an assortment for sale prior to departure at very competitive prices.

During the trip home the crew weighs up the pool and cleans 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 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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