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Bell 8 Charters, anchored in the serene town of Old Lyme, Connecticut, offers exclusive three-hour fishing and cruising excursions in the picturesque local waters. This charter service is captained by the seasoned seafarer, Captain Jack Fairburn, who leverages over four decades of boating expertise. A former educator, Captain Jack transformed his lifelong fishing hobby into a second career post-retirement, now guiding guests through the rich marine environments around Old Lyme’s coast.

The charter specializes in a variety of fishing techniques, including reef, river, and nearshore fishing, meticulously targeting species such as Striped Bass, Bluefish, Tautog, Black Sea Bass, Flounder, Dogfish, and Porgy. Beyond fishing, Bell 8 Charters also caters to nature enthusiasts interested in birdwatching or those simply wishing to unwind on a gentle cruise observing the tranquil waters.

The vessel for these adventures is a robust 21-foot Steiger Craft, powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine that cruises at speeds up to 32 knots, allowing swift travel to prime fishing spots. The boat is equipped with all the necessary safety features, a livewell for bait, and cutting-edge navigational tools, including GPS and fishfinder, to enhance the angling experience. While the boat can hold up to four passengers, trips are usually limited to two guests to ensure a personalized and gratifying outing.

Those looking to embrace the joys of fishing or to soak in the scenic views of Old Lyme, Connecticut, can book a journey with Bell 8 Charters through their website. Here, visitors will find all the necessary information to plan an engaging and serene escape on the water.



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4 reviews
  • Cindy Boyle
    Cindy Boyle
    7 months ago

    Informative, serene, relaxing and exciting!! Captain Jack takes you on a special, one of a kind fishing trip. I'm so glad I chose his boat. What a great time!

  • Alexander Kochiss
    Alexander Kochiss
    4 years ago

    Captain "Jack" (John) took us on a great trip! you can tell he loves being out in the water and meeting new people. He's a great guy, extremely knowledge and helpful... and we caught lots of fish (porgy, sea bass, flounder, sand shark). He constantly helped cut up fresh bait and make sure things were set right to catch fish. The boat does the job, seats 4 comfortably. It worked for 3 male adults (plus the captain) with no real issue... you just need to be careful when casting. If you're looking for a great time and an awesome value (2 1/2 hour charter ended up more like 5 hours), then go to his website and text him. We'd definitely go back, especially when strippers are in the area. Thanks again Capt.

  • Genevieve English
    Genevieve English
    3 years ago

    Capt. Jack takes you on a relaxing, enriching and informative mini journey. What a memorable day! Thanks, Jack!

  • Cindy Boyle
    Cindy Boyle
    5 years ago

    Great time! Highly recommend!

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