Atlantic City, New Jersey Fishing Charter for Bass, Tuna, Shark, Bluefish - Babu Charters

Atlantic City New Jersey Fishing Charter

New Jersey Fishing

Welcome to Babu Charters! We offer world-class Inshore Charter Fishing Trips from Atlantic City & Brigantine, NJ aboard The Babu III, with your captain - Capt. John Wilkinson.

Our Atlantic City Charter Fishing Trips are from Memorial Day To Thanksgiving out of New Jersey's Absecon Inlet in Atlantic City, New Jersey. We have been fishing this area since 1968 for Tuna, Shark, Bluefish, Bonito, False Alabacore, Dolphin, Spanish Mackerel, Skipjack, Wahoo, Albacore, Marlin, Flounder, Weakfish, Sea bass, Striper, and Tautog.

Charter Fishing Trips from four to ten hours are available. The Ocean trips have a max capacity of four people, and the bay trips are best with four, but up to six can be squeezed onto the boat.

The Captain

Captain John Wilkinson was first licensed by the United States Coast Guard as a 6 pack uninspected vessel near coastal operator in 1973. Since then he has upgraded his license, and now holds a 100-ton inspected vessel near coastal master license. Capt. John has been fishing and running powerboats since the 1950's, and has been charter fishing for over 35 years.

New Jersey FishingThe Babu

Babu III is a 26' catamaran fishing machine licensed by the USCG passengers. The boat is powered by twin 140 h.p. engines allowing her to run at 40 MPH in 4' seas. She has a clean enclosed head.

Babu's electronics includes Radar, two VHF radios, CB Radio, two GPS, Plotter, two Fishfinders, and an autopilot.

Outriggers and downriggers are frequently used when trolling. Penn, Fin-Nor and Shimano reels are employed exclusively featuring SS series and bait runner spinning reels for light tackle usage and International, GTI, Senator series, and levelmatic reels for trolling. All spinning equipment is spooled with P-line copolymer spectra line, and the trolling equipment line varies from monofilament to wire to lead core. The reels are mounted on Uglystick spinning rods and custom trolling, Penn Slammer and Senator conventional rods. We also cater to light tackle enthusiasts.

New Jersey Fishing 3Charter Fishing trip Rates 

From four to ten hours are available.

Atlantic City / Brigantine - Ocean Charter Fishing Rates

Fishing for: Albacore, Bluefish, Bonito, Croaker (Hardhead), Dolpin (Mahi-Mahi), False Albacore (Lil Tuny), Flounder (Fluke), Marlin, Seabass (Black Fish), Shark, Tuna, Wahoo, Weakfish (Trout).

4 Hours 6 Hours 8 Hours 10 Hours
$450 $650 $850 $1,050

Atlantic City / Brigantine - Bay Charter Fishing Rates

Fishing For: Black Drum, BLuefish, Croaker (Hardhead), Flounder (Fluke), Perch, Spot, Striped Bass (Rockfish), Trout (Weakfish).

4 Hours 6 Hours 8 Hours 10 Hours Light Tackle
$350 $450 $550 - $250

Atlantic City/ Brigantine - Striper Fishing Rates

4 Hours 6 Hours 8 Hours 10 Hours
$400 $600 $800 -

Cruises to restaurants and wild life watching/lighthouse excursions available at $85/hr 

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What to Bring:

  • Food & Beverages (no glass containers, and no hard liquor. Beer and wine are okay)
  • Rain gear including boots
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Insect repellant
  • A container for your fish (leave in car)


Always dress in layers, and bring full rain gear that we hope will not be needed.

What if I get Seasick?
If you are susceptible to seasickness, please take medication before leaving the dock. Your trip will be ruined if you get sick. The Solpadine transaderm patch is highly effective and is again available as a prescription. Over the counter remedies are also available. Ask your doctor or druggist for a recommendation.

Call us today to reserve your Atlantic City fishing charter!