Ct Fishing Charters Waterford, Connecticut

Looking for a top rated Connecticut Charter Fishing boat?

Then you are on the right website! Don’t get disappointed by “fishy-booker” ads and a limited selection of options. Book direct with a reputable Ct fishing charter business. We are owner operated with over 40 years fishing experience.

At Petrel Fishing Charters, our goal is simple. You will catch fish and have fun. Check out our Instagram posts #petrelct or #catchfishhavefun. Our Google reviews speak volumes to what customers just like you are saying:

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We offer deep sea fishing charters catered to your group of up to six or less passengers. Have more than six? We can get an additional boat or two for groups of 12-18 passengers. Advanced reservations are always required.

Deep sea fishing charters we offer:

Quarter Day Charters: Approximately 3 hours. (July 1 thru Sept 30)

Half Day charters: 5.5 hours (May 26th-Nov 20th)

Full Day Charters: 9 hours (May 26th- October 31st)

Night Striped Bass Fishing (Call for limited dates and times June-Oct)

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NEW FOR 2019! If sightseeing is more what you are looking for call us about our special full day destination charter. Sightseeing + a destination+ 2 hour lunch stop +”we catch your dinner!” (Offered Mon/Tues/Weds only) during the summer. Destination ports include Block Island, Watch Hill, Stonington, Montauk, or Greenport, NY. Enjoy a few hours in a new port and we will catch your dinner while you are on shore! Dockage availability can be limited so plan well in advance.

Find us! The Petrel is located on the Niantic River on the Waterford side and we are within easy walking distance of restaurants and nightlife including Sunset Ribs, Sunset Landing, and of course…. the one and only…… Dock Restaurant where our boat is docked.

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About Capt. Greg Bernier

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Capt. Greg Bernier grew up in New London and has been involved with ct fishing charter boats for over 40 years.  For Example, Greg’s fishing  experience includes working for legendary charter boats, captains and tackle shops in the area. The “Lady Margaret IV”, “FISH”, “Wanderer”, “Dot E Dee”, “Jo Sea”, “Nancy B” and J&B Tackle (to name a few). As a result of this experience, his charter boat the PETREL caters to people seeking an awesome experience on a private Connecticut deep sea fishing charter.

Above all, Capt. Greg will put you on the fish and his mates will teach you how to fish. We patiently teach groups and individuals having limited or no previous exposure to saltwater fishing. Our methods, equipment, and techniques will put fish in the boat and on your table. You also do not need to purchase a saltwater license while fishing on our boat. 

PETREL is licensed to carry a maximum of 6 passengers (no exceptions whether they are fishing or not).

Advanced reservations and at least a 50% deposit are required.

Our goal?

For you to have a great time on the water! 


Call us today for questions or booking.

(860) 962-0103

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