Gloucester Fishing Charters
Connemara Bay Fishing Charters offers saltwater fishing (striped bass, haddock, cod, tuna and more), lobstering and clambake/lobsterbake cruises in and around the waters off Cape Ann, Massachusetts, including Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester and Ipswich.
The Gloucester Charter Fishing experience you’re looking for or didn’t know to ask for
For folks visiting New England’s North Shore for the first time as well as those who live nearby, Connemara Bay offers:
Many of our guests want to experience an authentic New England lobsterbake on the water. Others want to deep-sea fish or add something new to their charter experience in Gloucester. Taking part in hauling lobster traps or checking out the sights, such as the harbor, the Dog Bar breakwater and Ten Pound Island, are also popular. If you have other ideas, let us know — we’ll do our best to accommodate you.
The Connemara Bay is a working lobster boat when not out on a fishing charter. Captain O’Maley and his crew bring their deep knowledge of Gloucester’s local waters and sights, interesting personalities and their Gloucester-specific take on the well-known Massachusetts accent to each and every trip.
Have you always wanted to snag a lobster buoy and haul up a 10-pot trawl with the hydraulic winch? Do you want your kids to learn how to clean a fish or set a lobster trap? Maybe you just want to sit back and watch the well-oiled team on the Connemara Bay and have them set your hooks, unsnag your lines, clean your fish and band your lobsters. It’s your trip, so you can keep your hands squeaky clean or get ‘em dirty. No matter what, you’ll have a great time.
After you reel in your fish or haul a trap, we’ll clean your catch or make sure the “bugs” are banded. When we get back to land, you can take your fish or lobster home, or we’re happy to point you int he direction of the popular Lobsta Land restaurant where they’ll cook it for you.
The Connemara Bay is a 37-foot traditional, “Down East”-style Maine-built boat with plenty of deck space. It accommodates up to six passengers. It’s homeport has been in Gloucester, Massachusetts since its existence.
The Connemara Bay at dock.
Charters are captained by Kevin O’Maley, a native of Gloucester with a lifetime of experience fishing, lobstering and boating in North Shore waters.
The fish you want
For those who are interested in Charter fishing in Gloucester, we have trips of various durations–from 2 to 10+ hours–designed to help you reel the big ones in. We can shoot for:
- Striped Bass
Check out the various sections of the site to learn about pricing, charter types, what to bring and, most importantly, how to book your trip. Our schedule is pretty busy, but call us to check on the dates that work best for you.