Captain Mac

Captain Mac is owned and operated by Capt. Joe McNamee. Since the age of 19, Joe has been mastering his cast and exploring the waters from Cape May to Brigantine, gaining the necessary knowledge. If you are looking for an experienced captain who knows the area like the back of his hand, you have found the right place.

The “Captain Mac” will be your boat for the day. She is a 31’ JC Downeast built in NH and powered by a single 320 HP Caterpillar Diesel engine. The Captain Mac features all the necessary navigational electronics and fishfinding technologies on board. All tackle and bait will be supplied for you and your party but if you have your own “lucky rod and reel” – feel free to bring them along.

Captain Mac offers a variety of fishing trips that could suit any angler’s needs. A complete beginner or seasoned veteran, everyone is welcome to join in the adventure. All you need to bring is lunch, your favorite drinks, and a sweatshirt – it could be cool on the ocean. The crew will take care of the rest.

Your day out on the water will see you concentrating on catching your limits of Striped Bass or Bluefish. You can also venture up to 40 miles out for some trolling or chunking action to catch monster Tuna. Black Drum, Tautog, Flounder, Mahi Mahi, and even Sharks are also among the popular targets. All you have to do is show up.

Bass season is starting from October 8th, so make sure you don’t miss out on all the fun. Book with Captain Mac!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hr Trip - Drum PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 30
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    This is a Drum fishing trip – you can reel in a big one if you are lucky! The season lasts for 2 months. Please check with our customer service agents for further availability.
  • Private trip
    8 Hr Trip - Ocean/Bay - Bottom Fish
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 31
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    On this trip, you will travel for a little longer than 1 hour to target Flounder, Seabass, Blackfish, and Croakers. First Mate will fillet your catch when you return to the dock.
  • Private trip
    8 Hr Trip - Striped Bass Fall
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Dec 31
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    On this trip, you will target Striped Bass by trolling or chunking. First Mate will clean and fillet your catch when you return to the dock.
  • Private trip
    8 Hr Trip - Striped Bass Spring
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - May 31
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    On this trip, you will target Striped Bass by trolling or chunking. First Mate will clean and fillet your catch when you return to the dock.
  • Private trip
    Sea Bass Trip – Private
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 8 - Dec 31
    $780
    price breakdown
    $780
    Starting October 8: 8 to 10 hour Sea Bass trips. Prices begin at $800.00. Don't miss out!! Check the calendar for availability. There are already Sea Bass showing up on the in-shore wrecks. Hopefully it's a sign of good times to come.
  • Private trip
    6 Hr Trip - Drum PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 30
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    This is a Drum fishing trip – you can reel in a big one if you are lucky! The season lasts for 2 months. Please check with our customer service agents for further availability.
  • Private trip
    6 Hr Trip - Ocean/Bay
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 31
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    This is a longer trip that will see you fishing for Flounder, Seabass, Blackfish, Bluefish, Striped Bass, and Croakers. The captain will fillet your catch when you come back to the dock.
  • Private trip
    4 Hr Trip - Ocean/Bay (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 31
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    This morning trip will take you to the bay or ocean (10 miles), where you will be able to sample something that is in season and biting, such as Flounder, Seabass, and other species. A short run to the ocean might also be possible.
  • Private trip
    4 Hr Trip - Ocean/Bay (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 31
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    On this afternoon trip, you will be fishing the back bay or ocean (10 miles) for whatever is biting, including Seabass, Flounder, and more. Once you're done catching, the captain will clean and fillet your fish for you.
  • Private trip
    2 Hr Trip - Back Bay
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $275
    price breakdown
    $275
    On this trip, you will be looking for in-season species such as Flounder while fishing in the back bay. The departure time is flexible.
  • Shared trip
    Sea Bass Trip – Shared
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 8 - Dec 31
    $260
    price breakdown
    $260
    Starting October 8: 8 to 10 hour Sea Bass trips. Prices begin at $800.00. Don't miss out!! Check the calendar for availability. There are already Sea Bass showing up on the in-shore wrecks. Hopefully it's a sign of good times to come.
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About the Captain

Joseph McNamee
cape May, New Jersey, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Reports
29 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since Junio 2018
Captain Joseph McNamee is the owner and operator of the company. He has been running party boats and charters from Cape may to Brigantine since 1980. Over the years, he has located various fishing grounds up and down the coast and acquired a wealth of knowledge. Joseph enjoys being out on the water and sharing his passion with his clients and friends. Joe was introduced to the art of fishing at the age of 7 when his father took him catching fish for the first time. He was hooked!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Flounder Flounder
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Shark (Great White) Shark (Great White)
Tautog Tautog

Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

JC (Downeast) originally built in 1982. Powered by a 320HP Caterpillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 16 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.69
out of 5 stars from 29 reviews
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2 Hour Back Bay
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
93%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Amy S.
Wilmington, Delaware
 4.67
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Afternoon half day trip....

VERIFIED   Septiembre 22, 2019
My dad hasn’t been out fishing in years but it was always his favorite thing to do. For his birthday, I took him, my uncle,...
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Joseph Q.
Audubon, New Jersey
 5.00
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Flounder trip

VERIFIED   Agosto 17, 2019
Captain did an outstanding job along with his knowledge and skills he put us on fish all day.  He made the trip unforgettable. ...
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Damien G.
Lititz, PA
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VERIFIED   Octubre 4, 2019
Despite inclement weather Joe made extraordinary efforts to try to get us to catch something. Extremely easy to work with before...
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Matthew W.
Sewell, NJ
 5.00
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Fishing with Joseph

VERIFIED   Agosto 12, 2019
Great trip. There were 3 if us and we all caught 5-6 fish each. Great captain. Highly recommend this boat.
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Jared C.
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
 4.67
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2 hour trip

VERIFIED   Agosto 13, 2019
Captain Mac was great!  Very interactive with the kids and extremely friendly.  Caught a decent variety and everyone...
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