We hope you enjoyed yourself and hope to see you again this year on one of our many adventures. We are posting our full 2018 OFFSHORE TRIP CALENDAR on the VOYAGER web site tomorrow at 9:30 AM Thursday, January 25.
Our TRIP CALENDAR web page shows info on all TRIP TYPES, DATES, DEPARTURE & RETURN TIMES, and FARES for both open boat and reservation-only trips. It also shows AVAILABLE SPOTS for reservation-only trips.
The following are some 2018 trip description highlights along with a few important items about our booking policies.
After two exceptional NANTUCKET COD, POLLOCK, HADDOCK AND HAKE TRIPS last season we are very excited to announce an expanded Nantucket schedule for 2018.
We will start our Nantucket season off with two slightly shorter 1.5-DAY NANTUCKET WRECK TRIPS in April. These trips will fish from sunrise until after sunset on a number of legendary wrecks such as the Republic, Pan Pennsylvania, and Andrea Doria for COD, POLLOCK and HAKE. We will sail on Friday evenings returning Sunday morning around 10:00 AM.
From May through the end of summer we will be doing the longer 2.5-DAY NANTUCKET TRIPS.
In May and June we will split our trips up between wrecks and open bottom jigging. In July and August we will spend some of the trip fishing for FLUKE around Nantucket and the rest of the time on the jigging grounds for COD and POLLOCK. For those of you that were with us last year we will once again be doing a MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2.5-DAY NANTUCKET ADVENTURE!
We have also modified the sailing schedule on our longer trips so that all trips (except the Memorial Day weekend trip) return on Sunday mornings. This should make it easier for folks to return to work Monday morning. The trips will leave at 6:00 PM Thursday and return at approximately 10:00 AM on Sunday. These trips will be limited to just 32 anglers for your fishing comfort.
We also will be doing Friday night BLOCK ISLAND AND NORTHEAST COD WRECKS TRIPS in February and LIMITED LOAD COD WRECK TRIPS throughout the spring and summer.
The LIMITED LOAD COD TRIPS fish wrecks from 40-80 miles offshore. They leave at 12:30 AM and return around 6:00 PM and are limited to 35 anglers. Please see our Trip Calendar page for specific dates. All anglers get bunks on these trips.
Last year we had super Ling fishing on a number of offshore spots during the summer. Anglers frequently landed 50-75+ Ling per person as well as some Sea Bass and Cod. In an effort to take advantage of one of the best eating fish we catch, we are running some overnight trips to these offshore areas. The VOYAGER will be leaving at 12:30 AM and returning later that same day between 6:00 - 7:00PM. These trips will be by reservation only so don’t miss out!
This year we will once again have 2-DAY MULTI-SPECIES TRIPS in addition to 2-DAY TILEFISH ONLY TRIPS.
This is a response to those folks that want to utilize their time offshore to fish for more than one species. The trips you can look for this season include 1.5-DAY and 2-DAY TILEFISH/ROSEFISH, TILEFISH/MID-RANGE WRECKS (Cod, Pollock, Ling), and TILEFISH/MAHI trips.
This year we are doing three WORLD RECORD HUNTS. The first two are 2-day limited load trips taking only 21 people, and the third is a 2.5-day limited load trip taking 23 people.
This year, in an effort to find new unfished grounds, we will be doing a 2-DAY DEEP WATER EXPLORATORY TRIP. On this trip we will fish depths from 800 to 1,500 feet. While not mandatory, electric reels are suggested.
This year’s TUNA schedule starts off with a number of 30-HOUR TUNA/MAHI TRIPS on both weekdays and weekends. By the third week of September we switch to our regular TUNA schedule offering two 30-hour trips during the week and three 21-hour trips on weekends.
For the extra hearty angler we have a special COLUMBUS DAY 2-DAY TUNA/MAHI TRIP featuring two nights of Tuna fishing. This trip leaves at 5:00 PM on Saturday night October 6 and returns between 2-3:00 PM on Monday October 8. All Tuna trips are limited to 26 passengers unless otherwise specified. All anglers get bunks on Voyager Tuna trips.
This season we will be fishing for JUMBO SEA BASS AND PORGIES leaving at 11:00 PM on most Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights in November and December. We plan to start these overnight trips in early November and head out to the eastern wrecks to "meet" the fall Sea Bass migration.
After excellent trips to BLOCK ISLAND last fall we will continue our BLOCK ISLAND COD, SEA BASS AND PORGY TRIPS on Sunday nights starting at the beginning of November and going through mid-December. Please see our Trip Calendar page for specific dates. All anglers get bunks on these trips.
Due to the cost of fuel and our strict capacity limits, we cannot be responsible for changes in YOUR plans. If you book a trip and cannot go, it is your responsibility to fill the spot.
We will NOT be keeping a waiting list. You have to think of it like going to a Yankees baseball game. If you buy a ticket and the game is played but you can't go, it is up to you to sell your ticket or give it away. So please make sure that you don't have any schedule conflicts before you book a trip.
To book a trip or trips e-mail us at:
(and not any other potentially old and obsolete email address you may have for us) or call our office at:
Let us know what trip(s) you want and that you are sending in a reservation form and payment. We will put your name on the boarding list in the order that you contact us and hold your spot for Seven Days. You will not receive boarding numbers until we receive your reservation form and payment.
Let us know what trip(s) you want and that you are sending in a reservation form and payment. We will put your name on the boarding list in the order that you contact us and hold your spot(s) until March 31 with no payment or obligation. You will not receive boarding numbers until we receive your reservation form and payment.
If we do not receive payment by March 31, we will delete you from the boarding list and you will lose your boarding spot and will then need to re-book.
Unfortunately, I am a one-man show in the office until August and between running trips and office work, there is no time to make courtesy calls to remind you to pay. It is your responsibility to make your payment on time. It is also your responsibility to know what trips you are supposed to be on so the excuse of "I forgot I was on last Sunday's trip" will not fly.
Please contact us even if you had previously mentioned that you wanted to be on a certain trip or trips. It was quite a while ago and we don't want to forget anyone.
While we always reserve the right to overbook each trip by two people, we try not to do it since space is always at a premium. Following the payment procedure above will allow us to stick to our passenger limits.
Lastly, if any 2 or 2½-day trip is significantly shortened due to adverse weather conditions, anglers will receive a credit ticket for a future trip for an amount determined by the Captain. There will be NO CASH REFUNDS.
We look forward to our 2018 OFFSHORE TRIPS and seeing you at the boat.
The VOYAGER is an 100-foot all aluminum supercruiser powered by three turbocharged diesel engines making her fast, spacious and very comfortable for deep sea fishing. Amenities include a heated and air conditioned main cabin with booth seating, a heated and air conditioned bunk room, a full-service galley, heated handrails for cold weather fishing, and an upper sundeck with plenty of seating. Along with open boat day and evening trips, the VOYAGER offers a wide selection of overnight and multi-day trips for Canyon Tuna, Deep Drop Tilefish and Offshore Sea Bass.
- Mailing Address -
P.O. BOX 1329
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
- VOYAGER Boat Location -
Fishermen's Supply Dock
69 Channel Drive, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ