Long Island Near Coast Charter
From South Jersey to Montauk Point
Fish for Bass, Bluefish, Fluke, and Weakfish
All Skill Levels Welcome
Take a ride with us on the Near Coast Charter, where we’ll venture out a few nautical miles in search of an awesome catch. We’ll hunt for bass, bluefish, fluke, and weakfish in the Jones Inlet. Let Captain Chris show you where the fish are — and have fun reeling them in!
Keeping Up with the Jones Inlet
Near coastal fishing out of Jones Inlet is world class. In fact, it’s why Freeport is nicknamed “The Fishing Capital of the South Shore”. On the Near Coast Charter, we’ll take you fishing from South Jersey to Montauk Point with the goal of finding you the greatest catch. We’ll head out about 3 nautical miles in our search for bass, bluefish, fluke, and weakfish. The fishing methods we will use vary depending on the bite, meaning we’ll troll, use live line baits, or use topwater baits. Expect a lively adventure with beautiful views and lots of thrills!
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Price Per Charter
- Half-Day (4 hours): $700
- ¾ Day (6 hours): $800
- Full Day (8 hours): $900
- Pre-Work Special (2 hours, Monday through Thursday): $350
There may be a fuel surcharge depending on the price and amount of fuel used.
Maximum Group Size
6 people per charter
Approximately 6 am
The departure time is dependent on the tides and the time of sunrise. Upon booking, the exact departure time will be discussed.
325 S Main Street
Freeport, NY 11520
April to December, 7 days a week (weather permitting)
4, 6, or 8 hours (2 hours for pre-work special)
Rods, bait, tackle, water, ice, all U.S. Coast Guard safety equipment (including life jackets)
Meals or snacks
What To Bring
Any food you may wish to have, sunscreen, sunglasses, towel, seasickness medicine (if you are prone to it), appropriate shoes and clothing
It gets warm in the summertime. However, early in the fishing season and in the fall, you may wish to bring a jacket or sweatshirt.
About The Crew
Your trip will be led by Captain Chris Anzelone.
The Best Time to Go
Permitted Fishing Season
|Bluefish||May - November||All year|
|Fluke||May - September||May 4 - September 30|
|Striped Bass||May - November||April 15 - December 15|
|Weakfish||May - August||All year|
Captain Chris Anzelone
Captain Chris Anzelone has spent his entire life on the water. His father, Captain Paul Anzelone, was a commercial fisherman, and from a young age, Capt. Chris was fishing the bays and oceans off Long Island. In 2009 Chris got his U.S. Coast Guard 6-Pack Charter Boat License and pursued his childhood dream of becoming a captain. In honor of his late father, he established Legacy Charters Sport Fishing. Now he spends his time doing what he loves best.
Carrying on the Legacy
The Legacy is a 34-foot SeaVee boat. Equipped with twin 350-horsepower Mercury Verado motors, it can navigate the bays and oceans of Long Island with ease. It features Garmin marine electronics, autopilot, radar, and VHF radio. As a U.S. Coast Guard approved boat, the Legacy also carries safety equipment such as life jackets, flares, a fire extinguisher, and a first aid kit.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is your cancellation policy?
If you cancel your reservation more than 24 hours in advance of the charter date, we will issue a full refund. Cancellations less than 24 hours in advance will receive a full refund minus a cancellation charge of $150.
Can I change my reservation?
You are welcome to move your reservation to another available date, but we ask that you please let us know as soon as possible if this is the case.
What happens to the fish after I catch it?
This varies by species. If the fish is too small (or even too big) to keep, we will release it after taking a few photos. You’re welcome to keep any fish that is at regulation size! We’ll clean it for you, and you can enjoy it for your next meal.