Karen Ann Charters – 32' Contender

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Karen Ann Charters invites you to explore the ‘NY Bay’ of Jamaica Bay, Brooklyn, Jersey, Raritan Bay, and East River. Join Captain Vinnie aboard his 32’ Contender and enjoy what he calls as ‘no-nonsense fishing!’

Spend your day inshore fishing for Black Seabass, Bluefish, Striped Bass, Tautog, and more. Head a bit further out for Bluefin Tuna when the season allows or explore the skinny water.

Karen Ann Charters welcomes anyone from complete beginners to stained anglers. Capt. Vinnie provides a discount for veterans in the Wounded Warriors program, people with disabilities, hunting club members, and 9/11 survivors.

The 32’ Contender center console you’ll be fishing on was built in 2000 and comes powered by twin 600 HP Yamaha engines. She can cruise at a top speed of 35 knots to get you to the fishing grounds fast.

The boat is a ‘state of the art’ fishing machine. There is everything on board to appreciate the room and maneuverability. From light tackle buffs to fly rods, she has it all.

All trips come with quality rods and reels by Penn, Shimano, and Daiwa, along with a custom gear. The packages are all-inclusive. You will only need to bring your own food and drinks with you.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore 5 PAX MAX
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 10 - Dec 25
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    This offshore trip is for a maximum of 5 anglers. You will be fishing for Tuna when the conditions allow. You can concentrate on those monsters only or head for a healthy dose of Bluefish, Bass, and Tautog.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - **Tuesday Special**
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Oct 1 (Mar)
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    This special trip is for a maximum of up to 5 anglers. Go fishing and try your hand at fishing for a mixed bag of species and test out various fishing techniques, largely bottom fishing.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 10 - Dec 25
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    This quick morning adventure will take you to the inshore grounds of the Bays, where you will be targeting anything from Bass to Tautog. Fly fisherman should bring their own gear with them. The total time is 4.5 hrs dock to dock.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (Evening)
    In demand! Last booked: 21 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 10 - Dec 25
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    This evening trip allows you an opportunity to fish after work. You won't be traveling too far out, staying within sight of shore. Your potential catch will include Bluefish, Bass, and Tautog.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 20 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 10 - Dec 25
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    This trip is right up your alley if you are busy in the morning. A trophy Bass might be a great reward on those trips! You will be fishing the inshore waters and the bays for anything from Stripers to Bluefish. The total time is 4.5 hrs dock to dock.
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About the Captain

Vinnie Calabro
Nueva York, Nueva York, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
3 Fishing Reports
82 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since Diciembre 2017
For Vinnie, nothing is better than having anglers out for a great day on the water. He has been fishing the local waters for more than four decades and knows the fishery like the back of his hand. He is happy to cater to both experts and novices alike, and will be of great help if this is your first time fishing in New York.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Bluefish Bluefish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Tautog Tautog

Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)

Boat Specs

Contender (Center console) originally built in 2000. Powered by 2 600HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Nueva York to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal
Checks

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.85
out of 5 stars from 23 reviews
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Experience
Have day with Captain Vin
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
81%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
94%
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VERIFIED   NEW  Agosto 3, 2020
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Guy P.
The Bronx, NY
 5.00
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Have day with Captain Vin

VERIFIED   NEW  Julio 21, 2020
My goal was to get my son and friends their first stripers and with the experienced Capt and crew on the Karen Ann we were...
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Delaney S.
New York, NY
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Morning Trip with Captain Vinnie

VERIFIED   NEW  Agosto 6, 2020
Had a great morning out with Vinnie and his crew. He made sure to take us to all the hot spots and each caught a handful of...
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Felix W.
New York, NY
 5.00
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Team Fishing Trip with Captain Vinnie!

VERIFIED   Septiembre 13, 2019
We were a group of very mixed fishing levels and Captain Vinnie and Roger made sure everyone had a great time and really learned...
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Salvatore I.
Newark, NJ
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VERIFIED   NEW  Julio 12, 2020
Captain Vinny is a very experienced fisherman who know where to find the fish . Boat was very clean and the crew was very helpful...
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