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Searching for top notch Connecticut Charter Boats? We welcome you to the PETREL. Capt. Greg Bernier is owner/operator of the PETREL with 40+ years experience fishing these local waters. We provide a #catchfishhavefun atmosphere. All ages and experience levels are welcome aboard. If you have any questions they might be answered already RIGHT HERE.

The benefits of choosing us? #1 we customize every charter to match YOUR desired experience on the water. Teaching people how to fish is our business. Captain Greg will put you on the fish and as a result your mate will provide their services landing, filleting, de-boning and icing your catch. The result is the freshest seafood possible. Or if you prefer catch and release, we can do that too. It is your charter!


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The PETREL is a 36′ Harris sportfishing boat with a clean, comfortable, and open concept for your enjoyment. Powered by the very reliable CAT 3208 engine. Most importantly, the PETREL is fully compliant with all required Coast Guard safety equipment (plus multiple backups of Radar, GPS, and VHF Radio). The captain has a DHS/USCG issued Merchant Mariner License to carry 6 passengers or less.

The boat is fully equipped with reliable rods and reels for all situations. Capt. Greg custom hand ties all terminal rigs, and sources the freshest available bait(s) available. We can accommodate up to 6 TOTAL passengers maximum (or less). We offer two fighting chairs for tackling larger fish and plenty of seating inside the cabin. There is a toilet (head) onboard as that is a commonly asked question!

We fish for inshore species in season including Porgies, Fluke, Black Sea Bass, Bluefish, Striped Bass, Flounder and Blackfish. Not sure what charter best fits your needs or what to bring? Check out our FAQs Page. If you want to start planning a trip and see how close we are from your destination, CLICK HERE. What we fish for and when? CLICK HERE.

Choosing a CHARTER Boat

Choices for selecting Connecticut Charter Boats exist up and down the CT shoreline. We realize it can be difficult choosing. Geographically the PETREL is located in Waterford/Niantic Bay area (southeastern part of the state). Location wise this page is helpful for planning a charter from many popular CT or RI destinations. Further out we are about an hour and a half from the CT/NY line and Worcester or Springfield MA. Providence RI is just over an hour away and we are just under 2 hours from Metro Boston.

Start your search with these 3 helpful tips.

#1 Reputation: A helpful start? Google Reviews. CLICK HERE FOR OURS

Searching “fishing charters + (City and State) or (Near Me)This narrows the choices.

#2 Experience Level: Read their Bio. Hopefully you just read ours!

Again this will help narrow your choices to the types of charter/species you seek.

#3 Photos and Videos: Customer Photos are worth 1,000 words.

Say to yourself , “Can I picture my group in that photo”?

If so, you are on the right track!

We use Instagram to showcase those particular moments. You may follow us THERE too.