Plymouth Fish Camp
Kids Fishing Charters are a fun way to introduce boys and girls to saltwater fishing, boating and the marine/outdoor environment. These trips are also for kids who already have a passion for fishing and the outdoors. This program is open to kids from 7-17 years old. Our vessels are handicap accessible, as we also provide disabled Veteran fishing trips. Many of the kids who have fished with us tell their friends "It was the best part of their summer vacation!"
What We Do
All trips begin with a dockside safety brief about the boat and safety gear aboard. We then head out and catch live bait. The kids will catch Mackerel, Squid, Herring, or Menhaden. We then use these baits in various ways to entice the bite of Striped Bass, Bluefish, Fluke or other fish. Depending on the bite, and the weather, we may head out a bit further into Cape Cod Bay and do some bottom fishing for Cod, Haddock Redfish, or even Tuna!
On at least one of the three trips, we will stop and pull up a few of the Captain's lobster or crab traps. The kids will measure, and keep any legal lobsters, see what else may be in the traps, (bycatch), and then re-bait the traps. All while learning about the circle of life in the sea.
Once back at the dock, the mate will fillet any keepers and while doing so, let the kids examine the fish's anatomy, as well as stomach contents. A pretty cool biology lesson on top of it all!
The filleted fish and lobster will be divided up between the kids to take home for dinner.
How It Works
Choose a session.
A session is three 1/2 day trips
Either two mornings, and one afternoon,
OR one morning and two afternoon trips
Mornings are 6am-11. Afternoons are 12-5pm
Cost- each session, (15 hours), is $550.00 per child.
A $200.00 deposit is required to book a session, refundable if cancelled 14 days prior to the first trip. Late cancellations will forfeit the deposit
6 Kids max per trip.
Nut free snacks and bottled water are provided.
This is a drug-free vessel, per USCG Regs.
The Captain and mates are enrolled in a random drug testing program, as well as an annual MA CORI check.
The Captain reserves the right to cancel/halt/return any trip due to weather/safety concerns. We do fish in the rain, however, we will cancel/reschedule for strong winds, heavy rains and lightning. Any cancellations will be rescheduled. We always attempt to coordinate make- up dates with the group, however, if your child cannot attend, no refund will be provided.
The Captain and several mates are FF/Paramedics. All other mates are trained in CPR and first aid. The boat is equipped with an AED, as well as a very robust first aid kit. Safety is our Number 1 priority.
All Campers 12 and younger MUST bring and WEAR life vests.
Please NO NUT PRODUCTS on board.
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