Starship Charters

18 reviews
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If you’re looking for the ultimate sportfishing adventure off the coast of Connecticut, come check out Starship Charters and let Captain Bill Lopes put you on delicious fish! Your guide for the day is a 100-Ton Master Captain with decades of experience fishing Long Island Sound and its surrounding estuaries and bays.

Capt. Bill invites you aboard his 41’ Hatteras saltwater fishing boat, equipped with state-of-art electronics, fishing tackle, and safety gear. She has downriggers and outriggers for trolling, a fighting chair for battling big game fish, and a flybridge so you can enjoy the beautiful view of the Sound.

The boat accommodates up to 6 guests per trip, featuring a spacious air-conditioned cabin with a kitchen, shower, private toilet, bed, and plenty of space to just kick back and relax. Capt. Bill welcomes families and kids of all ages to join in on the action but asks that parents bring their own kids’ life jackets.

You’ll explore eastern Long Island Sound, Block Island Sound, and Gardiners Bay to target a range of delicious species. The list includes Flounder, Striped Bass, Black Seabass, Porgy, Bluefish, and more. Capt. Bill also offers special Shark fishing trips, where you’ll battle against apex predators such as Thresher and Mako!

You’ll be provided top-notch rods and reels made by Penn, as well as live bait and lures. Your fishing license is covered by the boat and after the trip, the crew will offer to clean your catch so you can take it home and throw it on the grill!

All you need to bring with you is warm clothing, snacks, drinks, a camera, and any other personal items you need. Get ready for an incredible experience and book your next adventure with Starship Charters in Old Saybrook, CT!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Ext. Full Day Trip – Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 20 - Nov 1
    $1,400
    price breakdown
    $1,400
    Book this trip today and get ready for an exciting adventure of Shark fishing through Long Island Sound, Block Island Sound, and Gardiners Bay! Your main targets will be Mako and Thresher and you'll be supplied with top-of-the-line rods and reels, as well as bait and lures. Your fishing license is also covered, so just come down to the dock 15 minutes early, bring some snacks, drinks, and an extra layer of clothes and get ready to catch some Shark off the coast of Connecticut!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 20 - Nov 1
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
    Get ready to explore eastern Long Island Sound, Gardiners Bay, and Block Island Sound with Capt. Bill Lopes. You'll target local favorites such as Striper, Black Seabass, Flounder, Porgy, Bluefish, and more! Capt. Bill will supply the rods, reels, tackle, and fishing licenses. All you have to do is cover your own food and drinks, bring some warm clothing, and arrive 15 minutes for the scheduled departure time.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 20 - Nov 1
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    Get ready to fish from eastern Long Island Sound, Block Island Sound, and Gardiners Bay with Starship Charters! You'll have the opportunity to target Stripers, Bluefish, Porgy, Flounder, Black Seabass, and more! Rods, reels, tackle, and fishing licenses are included in the price. Feel free to bring food and drinks, and make sure to pack some warm clothing and arrive 15 minutes before departure.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 20 - Nov 1
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    On this trip, you'll be fishing the eastern portion of Long Island Sound, Block Island Sound, and Gardiners Bay, targeting a range of different species. Your target species include Flounder, Striped Bass, Black Seabass, Bluefish, Porgy and more! All necessary fishing tackle and licenses are included, just bring snacks, drinks, an extra layer of warm clothing, and arrive 15 minutes early.
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About the Captain

William Lopes
Old Saybrook, Connecticut, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
18 Customer Reviews
Response time 9 hours
Member since Mayo 2019
Captain Bill Lopes comes from a long line of fishermen and lobstermen and, has been fishing off the coast of Connecticut ever since he was a young boy. He’s been a USCG licensed Master Captain since 1992 and he currently holds a Near Coastal 100-Ton License as well. Before starting his own business, Capt. Bill worked as a captain on other fishing charters and operated private tugboats and barges off of the East Coast. After years of hard work and dedication, he bought his own boat, started running his own charters, and he’s loved it ever since. Capt. Bill invites families and kids of all ages to join him on an exclusive adventure and catch loads of exciting fish with Starship Charters!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Scup (Porgy) Scup (Porgy)

Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Shark (Mako) Shark (Mako)
Shark (Thresher) Shark (Thresher)

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1966, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 300HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
41 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (26)
4.80
out of 5 stars from 18 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Half Day trip with Capt. Bill
Fishing with William
Fishing with William
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
86%
Friendly captain
93%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
93%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Jc K.
New Milford, Connecticut
 5.00
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Perfect trip!

VERIFIED   NEW  Julio 30, 2020
Captain Bill and first mate Matty were just awesome.  Captain was on the fish, Sea Bass and Porgies, from the get go. ...
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Chelsea B.
Naperville, IL
 4.33
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Half day A.M. trip

VERIFIED   Junio 26, 2020
I booked this trip for myself, my husband and my 2 boys (7&10) while visiting CT from MI. The Captain immediately reached...
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Jessie P.
United States
 5.00
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It was a blast

VERIFIED   NEW  Julio 25, 2020
It was a very good trip and the captain and the first mate was friendly and professional I will booked a trip with them again
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Dustin G.
New Haven, CT
 5.00
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Agosto 1, 2020
Had a great time with Capt Bill and first mate Matt. Very knowledgeable and helpful crew.
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Ryan M.
Brooklyn, New York
 5.00
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Fishing with Starship

VERIFIED   Junio 13, 2020
So there were 5 of us that went and we caught a lot of fish he knew exactly where they all were. He had us all catching fish...
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