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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 75 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 4 boats currently in the fleet, the Sunbeam Fleet can accommodate groups from 1-40 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

Capt. Bob of the Sunbeam Fleet reports another good week in the books.

Half day blues & bass were up and down depending on the tide conditions.
Ebb tides  were excellent with both blues & bass.  Flood tides were on the
slow side.
Some trips had all the blues you wanted, others just a pick.
Porgy trips were very good this week on the local grounds.  Our porgy trips are now half
days Mon. Tues. & Thurs. sailing at 8:00 am.  We are fishing nice and close allowing us to give you more fishing time.
  New York sea bass opens up this week as well.
No fluke trip this week due to weather but lots of sand eels around which is a great sign.
We accommodate from 1- 80 passengers.  Private charter & public fishing trips available.
You may book online or contact our office for more information.


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