We can customize an adventure to meet your needs. We are happy to accommodate special requests, add additional time to any of our trips, or combine different trips to make a one of a kind adventure. All of our trips are listed below if you would like to use them for inspiration when customizing your trip. If you have something specific in mind we will try to make it happen. We have provided educational trips, bachelor’s parties, beach trips, bird watching, scientific research trips, and transportation services to the motion picture industry. Please fill out the form below or call us to plan your special day.

  • ESSEX FISHING

     4 Hours

    Fish in the quiet protected waters of the Essex River and Bay. The calm waters make this a suitable adventure for adults and children of all ages. This is a great area to learn how to fish. Fish species available during the season are striped bass, flounder, and bluefish.

    Weekday: $425

    Weekend: $525

  • IPSWICH FISHING

     4 Hours

    You will fish in the calm waters of the Essex River before proceeding to the semi-protected near shore waters of Ipswich and Plum Island Sound.  This is a great adventure for beginners and experienced anglers to catch striped bass and bluefish.

    Weekday: $500

    Weekend: $600

  • CAPE ANN FISHING

     4 Hours

    Fish in the waters surrounding Essex, Ipswich, Gloucester, and Rockport.  You will pass through the mouth of the Essex River to fish in Ipswich Bay, the Annisquam River, Gloucester Harbor, and Rockport to fish for mackerel, striped bass, and bluefish. 

    Weekday: $600

    Weekend: $700

  • OFFSHORE FISHING

     4 Hours

    A fishing or whale watch trip is offered to the offshore banks of Cape Ann. You will pass through the mouth of the Essex River and proceed to the offshore banks where we can fish for bait, mackerel, striped bass, bluefish, sharks, and tuna.  (4 Passenger Maximum)

    Weekday: $800

    Weekend: $900

  • LOBSTER ADVENTURE

     4 Hours

    This adventure combines our Essex River Cruise Sightseeing Trip with a hands-on lobster demonstration. Experience lobster fishing and ecology up close. Try hauling a lobster trap with the assistance of Captain Ted. You may even be lucky enough to bring a lobster home for dinner.

    Weekday: $200

    Weekend: $225

  • ESSEX RIVER CRUISE

    2 HOURS

    Cruise down the Essex River, travel through the Great Salt Marsh estuary where you will likely encounter wildlife up close on your private cruise for up to 6 passengers.  Pass scenic Cross Island, Conomo Point, Hog Island, and see the gulls over Crane Beach in Ipswich. You may encounter clammers, colorful kayaks, or sailboats in Essex River or bay. Bring your own food, appetizers, beer, wine, or soft drinks.  Captain Ted will provide coolers and ice for your food and beverage.

    Weekday: $200

    Weekend: $225

  • CAPE ANN CRUISE

    6 HOURS

    Enjoy the sights and sounds of Essex and Gloucester as you cruise down the scenic Essex and Annisquam Rivers. Cruise pass Conomo Point, Crane Beach, the Annisquam Lighthouse, and Wingaersheek Beach. As we travel through the Blynman Bridge to America's oldest fishing port you will see quaint seaside villages, wildlife, and fishing vessels. We will anchor at various coves and beaches for a picnic or swimming. Bring your own food & beverages and we will keep them chilled in our cooler.

    Weekday: $600

    Weekend: $700

  • BEARSKIN NECK CRUISE

    5 HOURS

    Cruise down the Essex River and past Crane Beach in Ipswich and the Annisquam Light House in Gloucester as you make your way to scenic Rockport. Bearskin Neck is a charming point of land jutting out to the sea, which houses quaint shops, artist's studios, seaside cafes and coffee shops.  It is a shopper’s paradise where you can stroll along the wharf, see boats in the harbor, buy souvenirs, and get lobster rolls or ice cream while enjoying the scenic views. 

    Weekday: $500

    Weekend: $600

  • SUNSET CRUISE

    2 HOURS

    Celebrate the evening with a special someone or a group of friends while cruising down river. Kick back and sip cocktails while cruising through the Great Salt Marsh estuary. During our two hour excursion you will listen to music, cruise slowly down river or anchor off scenic Crane Beach to enjoy your cocktails and hors d'oeuvres as the sun sets over the bay. If you would like a longer cruise, additional time can be arranged. Bring your own food & beverages and we will keep them chilled in our cooler.

    Weekday: $200

    Weekend: $225

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For more than 25 years, Agawam Boat Charters has offered private fishing and sightseeing excursions for up to 6 guests in the Essex River, Ipswich, and the waters surrounding Cape Ann. Whether you choose fishing or sightseeing you will make lasting memories.

Agawam Boat Charters

Essex, MA