IMPORTANT COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT

To our Fishing Family,
Our top priority right now is the health, safety, and well-being of our customers. We understand the concerns and uncertainty of the coming weeks 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. As of now, we are looking to start up our season Saturday, May 23rd. We are just waiting on the word from the Governor. We will be updating our website and social media to reflect any changes in our schedule due to the current state of the virus.
Due to the uncertainty of the times, we will be much more flexible with our current cancellation policy. If you have any questions or concerns about booking trip please do not hesitate to contact our office. We wish you all well and can’t wait to see you with tight lines in the water!

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

Captain Bob of the Sunbeam Fleet reports good early season fishing. Our private charter boats experienced loads of action with big Striped Bass and a good mix of Bluefish. “Big Taug” Tim was at it again with a good-sized Striped Bass this week! Porgies have been the best so far with plenty of them to go around. Our Open Party Boat fishing will begin this week. Reservations will be required for all Open Party Boat Trips so please call our office to reserve your spot today!

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