Theres no better place to take advantage of this action than Captree
State Park! The full lineup of boats at Captree State Park offers a full slate
of boats to cover all the fishing you can possibly do in, plus fishing piers and even a
dive boat. In total, there are approximately 30 party boat size vessels, half of which are
open boats and the rest private charter boats for large groups. There is a dive boat, the
Wahoo, plus a six-pack boat. Some boats stay in the bay, while others go into the ocean,
so whether youre an experienced angler or a novice there is a boat for you. There
are half or full day boats to suit your special fishing requirements as well.
PARTY BOATS. Now that you know Captree has party & charter boats,
whats the difference you ask? Well, a party or open boat is a larger vessel that you
do NOT need a reservation to fish on. You just step aboard and fish for the day. Some of
these party boats will sail full day trips while others sail two half-day trips, depends
on how long you want to fish. The party boats at Captree sail for every specie imaginable
with topnotch service and experienced crews. They truly cater to the family fishing
experience, which is so important in todays world.
CHARTER BOATS. Charter boats come in two categories, six pack and larger. A
"six pack," is a term used when a charter boat is only licensed for six anglers
or less. While a charter boat may range in size from 20 up to 41-foot,
theyre only Coast Guard licensed for six anglers or less. There are charter boats in
Captree that will charter for groups larger than six and are licensed to do so. These
boats are as large as the party boats and cater to the needs of corporate parties, fishing
clubs, boy & girl scouts, bachelor & bachelorette parties, or any occasion fishing
or non-fishing, where a large group from six to 60 and even more can be accommodated.
Think about it, isnt this a great way to plan your next business party or fishing
MY FAVORITES. If you like bottom fishing for blackfish in the bay or diamond
jigging bass in the waters along the beach
get on the Island Princess
(516-587-4054). Capt. Nick Manzari has been piloting the Island Princess for over 20 years
on the two daily half-day trips and will fluke fish through the end of fluke season. He
then switches to porgies, sea bass and blackfish all done in the bay, before switching
over to striped bass with jigging trips and even some night trips with live eels for bait.
As you can see, Captree State Park has it all no matter what you choose to do.
While I obviously cant list all the boats in Captree or write in depth about the
fishing piers, dive boat and the other great stuff that goes on inside Captree on this one
page, this is one place you have to visit and experience for yourself. Make sure you do it
this fall and get in on the great action Im always talking about. Youll be
glad you did!
DIRECTIONS. You can get to Captree State Park by any of the major parkways
without any traffic lights. Pretty
convenient isnt it? Take any parkway to the Robert Moses Parkway, Captree is located
at the southern end of the Robert Moses Parkway on the barrier beach. Upon reaching the
end of the Robert Moses, head east following the signs. As with any state park, there is a
$4 parking fee, a nominal fee for the tons of fun available at Captree State Park. You can
beat the fee with buying a $39 Empire Pass. This pass allows you as many entries to any
state park as you want in a given year. A great deal and well worth the money,
particularly now that you have become a regular at Captree, and will, after visiting here