Gloucester Fishing Charters

Connemara Bay Fishing Charters offers saltwater fishing (striped bass, haddock, cod, tuna and more), lobstering tours, and clambake/lobsterbake cruises in and around the waters off Cape Ann, Massachusetts, including Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester and Ipswich.

Gloucester fishing charters

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:

Most of our guests onboard the Connemara Bay are looking for a once in a lifetime fishing experience. We have multiple trip options designed to bring this time on the water to you. We can target striped bass, bluefish, cod, haddock, sharks, tuna and even lobsters! Take part in hauling in lobster traps with the Connemara Bay crew! If fishing isn’t your cup of tea come along for an authentic clam/lobsterbake cruise and take in the views such as the Dog bar Breakwater, Ten Pound Island, Hammond’s Castle, The Annisquam River and more.  If you have other ideas, let us know — we’ll do our best to accommodate you. Click here for trip options

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. Click here for our Catch n Eat Details

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.
Gloucester fishing charters boat Connemara Bay

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
  • Bluefish
  • Cod
  • Haddock
  • Tuna

Catch n Eat

Charter Fishing on the Connemara Bay will provide you with the freshest seafood. All your fish or lobsters are properly cleaned and packaged by our experienced crew. Take your catch home or let Lobsta Land Restaurant do the work! Click here for details!

Sizing up the catch to see if its legal to keep for dinner!

Sizing up the catch to see if its legal to keep for dinner!


The live bait being caught 5 at a time!

The live bait being caught 5 at a time!


Deep Sea Fishing Gloucester MA

New England Patriots Super Bowl Champion Jermaine Wiggings with his 48 Pound Striped Bass

Deep Sea fishing Gloucester Ma

Blue shark or often known as a “blue dog” next to the boat.