Available Trips

We offer trips to suit all types of anglers as well as private whale watch and sealife trips. If time permits, all trips may be extended for an additional $100 per hour, but please discuss this with your Captain prior to reserving to ensure proper scheduling.

Striped Bass & Bluefish - Quick Trip - Bluefin Tuna - Groundfish - Private Whale Watch - Pelagic Bird Watching

Combination Trip: Striped Bass, Bluefish & Whale Watching - Combination Trip: Bluefin Tuna & Striped Bass

Striped Bass and Bluefish

Season: Late May - Late October

  • The Beth Ann carries a full line of light and medium weight spinning rods with Van Stahl spinning reels, spooled with Power Pro braided line, Shimano conventional trolling reels, and Penn spinning reels used for catching live bait.
  • Our preferred method of fishing is using live bait, such as mackerel, which we keep alive in our bait tank and free spool out to the fish using the spinning gear. We also use this gear when vertical jigging using Daddy Mac jigs, RonZ plastics or a number of other fish-enticing lures. When we see the bass and blues breaking the surface we will also use these outfits to cast a variety of surface plugs and poppers. Sometimes we actually slow troll lures on the spinning gear as well.
  • Although we don't often need to do it, another effective way to catch fish in our waters is with wire line, only because the lure gets down in the water to exactly where the fish are. We will either wire-line jig with River Fox jigs or troll some umbrella rigs. Although some people think there is no “feel” for the fish using this technique, wait until you hook-up to a twenty pound striped bass and then you decide!

Trip Time: 4 Hours
Capacity: 1-6 People
Cost: $525

Trip Time: 8 Hours
Capacity: 1-6 People
Cost: $1000

Additional Time: $100/hour

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Quick Trip - Striped Bass and Bluefish

Short on time but still would love to go fishing? If so, take our shorter 2 1/2 hour striped bass and bluefish trip.

Trip Time: 2.5 Hours (12:00-2:30 PM and 3:00-5:30 PM)
Capacity: 1-4 People
Cost: $350

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Combination Trip - Striped Bass, Bluefish & Whale Watching

If you want to satisfy everyone in your family, try this trip. Fishing for those who want to, and watching the whales for the others. The trip is an hour longer than our normal trips, as the whales generally like to congregate further offshore.

Trip Time: 5 Hours
Capacity: 1-6 People
Cost: $725

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Bluefin Tuna

Season: Mid June - Late October

  • We target tuna in a number of ways, dependent upon what's happening that day.
  • Primarily we use live bait, such as mackerel, and let these drift from the boat at varying water depths. We normally use our large Shimano Tiagra 130 reels, but at times we will also use our Shimano Tiagra extra wide 50 reels.
  • When we see the tuna breaking the surface in pursuit of baitfish, the Beth Ann uses its Shimano medium weight spinning rods and reels to toss special Ocean Lures, Ron Z tuna chasers and a number of other special attractants at them.
  • At times we will troll a spread of daisy chains, special tuna plugs and lures, and spreader bars to entice "schoolie" bluefin tuna to come up from the depths and attack our offerings. These "schoolies" can weigh anywhere from fifty to over one hundred and fifty pounds, so don’t let their nick-name fool you!

Trip Time: 8-10 Hours
Capacity: 1-6 People
Cost: $1150

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Combination Trip - Bluefin Tuna & Striped Bass

Season: Mid June - Late October

For those looking to do a variety of fishing, we offer a combination of fishing for both tuna and stripers and bluefish. We normally start the day off targeting tuna and end the day with stripers and bass.

Trip Time: 8-10 Hours
Capacity: 1-6 People
Cost: $1250

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Groundfish

Season : Mid April - mid June

In the Spring time, normally mid to late April, May and June, fishing for groundfish such as haddock, pollock and cod picks up. The spot for these species is up on Stellwagen Bank, and requires about an hour jaunt to get there.

We use conventional reels spooled with high test power pro line and use either heavy jigs or hooks baited with either pieces of clam or haddock “innards”. Fishing regulations for these species constantly change, so it's best to talk to the Captain prior to reserving your trip.

Trip Time: 6-8 Hours
Capacity: 1-6 People
Cost: $800

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Private Whale Watch

Season: Late May to mid-October

  • Stellwagen Bank, the National Marine Sanctuary located just north of Provincetown, is home to a myriad of marine life, most notably whales. We will see Humpbacks, Finbacks, and probably even Minke’s. Although North Atlantic Right Whales are now an endangered species and sightings are becoming rarer, they are still occasionally seen around our waters and we sometimes come upon them, which is a real treat. Other marine species such as dolphins, porpoise’s and ocean sunfish (mola mola) are seen on our trips as well.

Trip Time: 4 Hours
Capacity: 1-6 People
Cost: $600
Additional Time: $125/hour

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More Whale Watch Information


Pelagic Bird Watching

Season: Late May to mid-October

  • We start out trips around the Wood End area off of Provincetown, and generally head past Race Pt. and slowly motor on the ocean side to Peaked Hill Bar, where the whales and bait fish attract large numbers of pelagics. Depending on the levels of activity, we also venture to Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary, which attracts a wide variety and number of pelagics due to the rich abundance of baitfish and nutrients in the water.
  • Depending on the season, we will normally see many shearwaters: Sooty , Great , Manx , or Cory’s . Other species are Northern Fulmar, Wilson’s Storm-Petrels and Northern Gannets. Jaegers, and sometimes long tailed and pomarine, are seen on most trips, with Parasitic being by far the most numerous.

Trip Time: 5 Hours
Capacity: 1-6 People
Cost: $600
Additional Time: $125/hour

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Striped Bass Fishing Video

Check out the video below of striped bass fishing aboard the Beth Ann.


Bluefin Tuna Fishing Videos

Check out the videos below of bluefin tuna fishing aboard the Beth Ann.