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Agawam Boat Charters, based in Essex, Massachusetts, provides private fishing and sightseeing excursions for up to six anglers. These trips explore the waters of the Essex River, Ipswich, and Cape Ann. Captain Ted Marshall, the owner and operator, brings over 20 years of charter experience to the helm. He is an active member of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and Boatsetter. With a U.S. Coast Guard 100-ton Master Mariner license, Captain Ted is licensed to fish for Striped Bass and Giant Bluefin Tuna. Additionally, he holds certifications in First Aid, CPR, and outdoor emergency care, ensuring both safety and success for his guests.

With his extensive local knowledge of fish patterns, Captain Ted creates an ideal environment for anglers to enjoy their time on the water. Agawam Boat Charters offers a variety of fishing trips, each designed to provide a unique experience. The two-hour Lobster Adventure combines a scenic cruise along the Essex River with a hands-on lobster demonstration. The four-hour Essex Fishing Trip focuses on catching striped bass, flounder, and bluefish. The four-hour Ipswich Fishing Trip caters to both beginners and experienced anglers targeting striped bass and bluefish.

For those seeking a longer outing, the six-hour Cape Ann Fishing Trip provides opportunities to catch mackerel, striped bass, and bluefish. The eight-hour Offshore Fishing Adventure, accommodating a maximum of four passengers, targets mackerel, striped bass, bluefish, sharks, and tuna. For sightseeing enthusiasts, Agawam Boat Charters offers a variety of cruises, including the two-hour Essex River Cruise, the six-hour Cape Ann Cruise, the five-hour Bearskin Cruise, and the two-hour Sunset Cruise.

The boat, Reel Thrills Too, is a 25-foot Parker Sport Fisherman powered by a 350-horsepower Mercruiser Inboard/Outboard engine, reaching speeds up to 30 knots. The boat offers a stable ride and can easily navigate shallow estuaries. It is equipped with a bathroom, freshwater sink, live well, saltwater bait well, freshwater and saltwater washdowns, lobster hauler, audio system, VHF radio, outriggers, and a gin pole for handling large fish.

The boat is fully equipped with Coast Guard safety gear and accommodates up to six people comfortably. To book a charter with Agawam Boat Charters in Essex, Massachusetts, visit their website for more information and to secure your spot on an exciting adventure.



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  • Corey Barnes
    Corey Barnes
    2 years ago

    If you are looking for THE BEST relaxing and fun boat tour around Cape Ann, then look no further and book Captain Ted today!! My husband and I went out with Ted on his lovely and comfortable boat, Reel Thrills Too, and man did we had a blast! We sat back, relaxed and enjoyed the ride! Ted offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise of all of Cape Ann. His hospitality is of the highest quality and exudes excellence. We are so grateful for you Captain Ted. You made our trip so special and super FUN! BEST DAY EVER! See you next year!

  • z Gardner
    z Gardner
    10 months ago

    10 Stars! Our family had such a great experience! The sun was shining, the waves were mild, the fish were biting! Captain Ted put us on the fish every time, we landed 10 fish, and nobody was ready to go, we all wanted to stay out longer. It was a fantastic day that our family will never forget! Thanks Capt!

  • M P
    M P
    a year ago

    Ted was truly a gentleman and a pleasure to meet. We booked a sunset cruise. It was beautiful! From my initial request (prior to the reservation), Ted was very helpful, accommodating and understanding. He was also kind enough to make the extra effort the day of our trip to confirm the appointment. He has great knowledge of this area and many historical facts to share. Please be sure to tip this captain, because he certainly deserves it!!! Thank you, Captain Ted, for a wonderful time on the water!!!

  • Ryan Andersen
    Ryan Andersen
    3 years ago

    Captain Ted knows where the fish are. We spent a morning with Ted and our teenagers fishing for Striped Bass, and pulled in a total 34 fish. We even hooked a Sturgeon or similar that we couldn’t wrangle back to the boat after 15 minutes of wearing us down. Ted knows the waterways and the history of the Essex area. It was great for all of us to get a history lesson while heading down the river to the ocean. I would recommend captain Ted for an action packed trip.

  • Sang Xu
    Sang Xu
    2 years ago

    We five friends had a great time fishing with Captain Ted today. It was fun to learn fishing from him and actually had not expected to learn so much history around Essex river and the bay. Beautiful view and cool ride, thanks Captain Ted!

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