What to Bring
Bring whatever food you would like, soda, water, canned beer or wine. Please NO GLASS BOTTLES, NO NIPS, or HARD LIQUOR ALLOWED.
Alcohol Policy- beer and wine is allowed within limits. Drunk and disorderly behavior is a safety issue and will not be tolerated! Any passengers considered intoxicated/unsafe will be required to wear a life jacket and the trip may be cancelled with no refund. Return to port for unsafe conditions or intolerable behavior are at the Captain's discretion and non refundable.
Sunblock, camera, sunglasses, extra clothes and rain gear. It can be much cooler on the water, dress in layers. Also, bring small a cooler to transport your catch home.
Please wear non-marking shoes.
Bottled ice water is provided on all trips.
***Please, NO BANANAS on the boat!!!
***No Banana boat sunscreen, banana bread or banana anything!!!!
Fire Escape departs from Plymouth Charter Boat Dock/Town Wharf. You may unload your gear next to the dock by Capt. John Boats, then park in the public/pay lot just North of Eastbay Grill.
Link for parking payments
The best GPS info to enter is
Plymouth Town Wharf
Panko Encrusted Striper Bites
Preheat 1/2 inch veg oil in large cast iron pan
Cut striper into 1 1/2 inch kabobs.
beat two eggs, pour onto plate
on another plate, place flour
on third plate, place panko bread crumbs
roll striper bites in egg, then flour, back in the egg,
and then into panko.
Pan fry until golden brown, flip and repeat.
Season to taste, enjoy.
Grilled Striped Bass
place striper fillet on foil, or diposable foil pan
lightly drizzle olive oil on fillet
season to taste
crumble Ritz style crackers on top
place on grill until it flakes w/ fork
Veteran Angler Charters - Veteran Angler Charters is a 501(c)3 non-profit that partners with 6 charter boats throughout New England to provide no-cost saltwater fishing trips to disabled veterans of all branches of the armed services. Fire Escape has been with VAC since the beginning and we are VAC's Massachusetts boat. www.VeteranAnglerCharters.org
Rifles to Rods - Preserving the well being of veterans through fishing. Rifles to Rods is a Massachusetts based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to the transition, recovery and well being of our Veterans. At Rifles to Rods we use fishing as a therapeutic outlet to aid Veterans with their transition back into society. www.RiflesToRods.org
New England Adventures - New England Adventures is a 501 (c) (3) veteran non- profit organization. NEA hosts all expense paid outdoor sporting events, therapeutic events, and activities for New England Veterans, Current Service Members & their families. www.newenglandadventures.org
American Beauty Signworks - Oscar and his team have done all the vinyl/decal work for Fire Escape. A fellow Navy veteran and a great American! www.ABSignworks.com
Red top Sporting goods - My goto for all things fishing! Stop by and let AJ and his great staff get you what you need. www.redtopinc.com
Turnwright Machine Works - Keith does some amazing work. He has serviced shafts and other boat parts for me. A top notch American. Also, thank you Keith for allowing me to use your ‘Angry Eagle’ design for my bow graphic. www.turnwrightmachineworks.com
Stellwagen Bank Charter Boat Association- All anglers, charter boat captains, commercial fisherman and private recreational anglers are all welcome to join the Stellwagen Bank Charter Boat Association. Please visit to learn more. www.stellwagenbank.org