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Sunbeam Fleet

Public Fishing, Charter Fishing, and More in Waterford CT


Sunbeam Fleet

Public Fishing, Charter Fishing, and More in Waterford CT

Captain John's Sport Fishing Center's Featured Fishing Charters

About Us

For over 80 years, Captain John’s Sport Fishing Center has been family owned and operated. Through 4 generations, Captain John’s has housed the Sunbeam Fleet at its home in Waterford, Connecticut. With three boats currently in the fleet, the Sunbeam Fleet can accommodate groups from 1-80 passengers. We offer your usual Private Charters and Public Fishing as well as unique trips such as Burial at Sea, Fireworks Cruises, and more!

Weekly Fishing Report

Captain Bob of the Sunbeam Fleet reports Half Day Fishing for Blues and Bass has been action packed. Earlier this week, we saw all Bass but by Friday a massive school of big Blues showed up. The weekend had a mix of Blues and Bass with a season high of a 48″ throwback. Porgy fishing remains good close to home on our Half Day Bottom Fishing trips. Fluke Fishing off of Montauk has also improved with Big Taug Tim hitting his limit of Fluke and Sea Bass. A lot of fisherman saw action on these trips, but you do have to weed through the short Sea Bass and Fluke to find the keepers! Reservations are required for all Private Charters and are strongly recommended for Open Party Boat fishing. They can be made online at or by giving us a call at (860)443-7259.
For all other dates and types of fishing trips we encourage you to visit our website
The Sunbeam VI charter boat which carries up to 15 passengers and has had major overhaul this past winter giving us more power and speed. We’re confident you’ll be impressed by the advancements in our technology system we have installed.
In order to receive prime days for private charters (6-80 passengers) whether is just family, friends or team building you may book online or contact office if you have any special dates or times we will do our best to accommodate you.


Top-Rated Fishing Charters in Waterford!

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Wonderful Day

I have been fishing with the Sunbeam Fleet for over 15 years and have always had a great experience and never came home empty-handed. Captain Matt is extremely knowledgeable about the fishing waters on the Sound. He never hesitates to change fishing tactics or move on to different areas on the water. This trip we landed over 30 stripers!

– Scott R. | TripAdvisor
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Lots of Fun

Our FFA chapter takes this trip every May and this was our best year ever! 22 people caught 74 stripers (4 keepers!) and we had a perfect weather day! The mates Steve and Kiwi were THE BEST! They worked well with many first-time teenage fishermen/women and had a great sense of humor and professionalism. We will be back again next year!

– Ray F. | TripAdvisor
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Always a Great Time

Fishing on any of the Sunbeam Fleet boats will bring you fun, relaxation, comfort...and almost always fish! From porgies to black sea bass to blackfish to blues to trophy strippers, the Sunbeam Fleet team will teach you and improve your fishing skills. The mates are friendly, helpful, and genuinely happy when you land fish! Highly recommend!

– David B. | TripAdvisor
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Amazing Trip

The Captain and his knowledgeable crew take you to his great fishing spots. You will have a great experience and a good laugh with the crew. If you want to have a great day fishing, book with them! Everyone was so helpful and accommodating, we had so much fun it was the best fishing trip I've ever been on. I already booked another trip!

– Mike M. | TripAdvisor