Sailing from Waterford, Connecticut
2020 Season Starts in May!
Kicking off the 2020 season with a 7 Hour charter (fishing for Porgies, Sea Bass, & Fluke)
Reservations Required – Maximum 6 Passengers
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About the PETREL experience:
If you are looking for a top rated Connecticut deep sea fishing charter you are in the right place, and welcome! Capt. Greg Bernier who owns and operates the PETREL has over 40 years experience fishing these local waters. In addition to Greg’s experience, a professional first mate will be provided to maximize your private charter experience. Most of our mates have 25+ years local fishing experience as well. The benefits of choosing us? We customize trips tailored to maximize YOUR experience on the water. It is your trip, and we will teach you how to fish (if necessary), put you on fish, then ice, fillet and de-bone your catch for the freshest table fare possible! Or if you want to just practice catch and release, we do that too.
About the Boat:
The PETREL is a 36′ Harris hull that is comfortable, clean, and has an open concept. Most importantly, it is equipped with all the required USCG safety equipment and multiple GPS, radio, and radar. We fish for inshore species in season including Porgies, Fluke, Black Sea Bass, Bluefish, Striped Bass, Flounder and Blackfish. Reservations are required and a 50% deposit secures the agreed upon date and time of your booking when you call. The PETREL comes fully equipped with custom rods, reliable reels, hand tied rigs, and only the freshest bait around. You also do not need a saltwater fishing license while fishing on our boat. We can accommodate up to 6 passengers maximum. NOTE: Sightseeing trips are offered in the Quarter Day charter options. If fishing is not your thing and you just want to experience the gorgeous coastline and local landmarks we can accommodate your needs.
Booking your charter with us:
You may use our Online Booking feature below to check available dates and times and book instantly with us. We do offer a slight discount off the online booking price on some charters if you call us and book with a deposit. We look forward to having you aboard!