Skip to primary navigation Skip to content Skip to footer

Sunbeam Fleet

Captain John's Sport Fishing Center

Public Fishing, Charter Fishing, and More in Waterford CT

Magnifying Glass View All Trips & Charters


To our Fishing Family,
Our top priority right now is the health, safety, and well-being of our customers. We understand the concerns and are keeping up with the guidelines set up by public health officials and the CDC. We are committed to ensuring that our operation will continue to run smoothly while keeping our community safe. We are currently sailing with our normal schedule while running at 75% capacity. Due to this restriction, reservations are required for all trips. With the new COVID-19 Sector Rules lifted, outdoor mask requirements have been lifted as well. Indoors, vaccinated fishers are not required to wear a mask. Unvaccinated fishers are required to wear masks when in the office and traversing the cabins. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation and can’t wait to see you aboard.

Featured Fishing Trips

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

Season starts May 7th! 


Top-Rated Fishing Charters in Waterford!

a close up of a sign
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
a close up of a sign
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
a close up of a sign
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
a close up of a sign
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