Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring?


It is recommended that you bring sunglasses, sunblock, a bathing suit, towel, sweatshirt or windbreaker, and food and beverages. We provide a cooler full of ice to keep your food and drinks chilled.




Will I get seasick?


No. We have never had anyone get seasick on any of our trips due to rough waters. Trips are weather permitting and the Captain at his discretion may modify or rebook a trip due to inclement weather.




Is there a bathroom?


There is a marine toilet and sink with running water on board.




Can I bring my own food, drinks, liquor, beer, or wine?


Yes, you may bring your own food, drinks, liquor, beer and wine. The Captain will provide coolers and ice.




What is the maximum number of passengers allowed onboard?


Our trips have a maximum of 6 passengers including infants and children. The only exception is the Offshore Fishing Trip, which has a maximum of 4 passengers. The captain is not included in this head count.




Can I purchase a gift certificate?


Yes! Gift certificates are available for birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and other special occasions.




Do trips run on holidays?


Yes! Holiday cruises can be arranged at the weekend rate.




Are reservations required?


Yes, however same day trips can often be arranged. Call us for last minute requests.




What forms of payment do you accept?


We accpet cash, check, and Venmo.




Do I need a lifejacket?


No. The boat is equipped with all safety equipment including commercial life jackets. Children 12 and under are required to wear a lifejacket onboard for their safety. Children that have their own personal life jackets should bring them, however we can provide them with advance notice.




Do I need to bring my own fishing rod, tackle, and bait?


No! Rods, tackle, and bait are provided, but you may bring your own rod and tackle if you prefer.




Can I bring my pet?


No. Only service animals can be accommodated.





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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