Cape Cod Fishing Charter, Sea Bass, Squid, Scup, Porgy, Fluke, Striped Bass, Bluefish, Cod, Tuna, Shark

Sport Fishing

Trip Details

Trip Rates

Why Choose Us

What we catch:
Mako, Blue, Porbeagle and Thresher.

Bluefin, Big Eye and Yellowfin.
Trips begin in late June and end in early November.  We chum and drift for Sharks, troll for Tuna.
Bluefin and Big Eye are caught offshore of Chatham and Nantucket beginning in June, Yellowfin on the backside of Martha's Vineyard starting in September.
What you need to bring:
  • We provide all fishing equipment, poles, jigs, lures, weights, bait, etc. Feel free to bring your own gear if that's what you like to fish with (no surf casters please).
  • Warm clothes, comfortable shoes and rain gear. Take weather forecasts with a grain of salt. Cape Cod is a vacation destination and the forecasts tend to be a bit on the optimistic side (we call them Chamber of Commerce forecasts!). Trips in May and October can be very chilly.
  • Your own food and beverages (alcoholic beverages permitted) . Please try to avoid bringing glass on the boat. It's OK if you do, we just ask that you drink from plastic cups (which we provide).
  • Coolers and ice for your catch. Large Ziploc bags for your fillets. If you flew in on vacation and don't have any of that, please let us know when you book your trip and we'll do our best to accommodate you.
  • No more than 6 passengers (legal requirement). Although we can fish 6, we recommend that you keep it to 4 or 5 if possible, you'll be a lot more comfortable with room to spread out.
  • If someone in your party is prone to motion sickness, we recommend taking dramamine or applying an ear patch before boarding. We can adjust our speed to everyone's comfort level.
  • Your charming personality and good humor! Let's have fun!
Target:  Shark:
10 Hour Trip:
Max. Passengers: 4
Rate: $1250
Target:  BluefinTuna (school Tuna, usually 50 - 250 lbs):
10 Hour trip:
Max. Passengers: 4
Rate: $1250

12  Hour trip:
Max. Passengers: 4
Rate: $1650
Note: Any Tuna over 73" is the property of the boat and will be landed on our commercial permit (federal law). In the event that this happens, your charter is free.
Yellowfin Tuna:

10  Hour trip:
Max. Passengers: 4
Rate: $1350

We limit offshore fishing trips to 4 customers for your benefit. These trips are much longer and the sea conditions usually harsher when cruising to our offshore locations.

We have a wheelhouse where everyone can shelter from the elements. Depending on the wind and tides, you can get quite wet in the stern when motoring.

You signed up for a fishing charter, not a water park adventure!

We want you to be comfortable!
Whether a novice or an avid fishman,  if you're interested in a great experience with a Captain who is passionate about fishing then the Dancing Squid is the boat for you!
She cruises at 30 knots.  Which means we spend less time getting there and more time fishing!
If you're new to fishing and feel a little intimidated chartering a boat, please don't be! We specialize in family fishing trips and enjoy showing "newbies' the ropes. We get a thrill out of watching a kid, who's only been pond fishing, pull in their first 12 lb. bluefish! We're almost as excited as they are! It's all about having fun, you'll have a blast!
Give us a try! We guarantee you'll be booking your next trip before we return to the dock!
Happy Fishing!
Daily Departures From Cotuit Town Dock (617)230-3589