Enjoy your own Private Yacht for the day pleasure cruising on the "Sachem" or "Shark Bite" with your Host and Guide, USCG-Licensed Captain Ted Marshall - "The River-Man". For information and reservations, call:
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Essex River/Bay Cruises
Cruise the Essex River and Essex Bay, our homeport. Enjoy one of the Eastern Seaboard's most pristine and beautiful estuaries aboard the "Sachem"... a U.S. Coast Guard certified deluxe 24 foot pontoon boat. You will be treated to a very stable, comfortable dry ride where you can move around, soak up the sun or relax in the shade under the hardtop. Step back in time, touring Choate Island*, the movie set for the 20th Century/Fox film, "The Crucible"...or see Crane Beach*, one of the last unspoiled barrier beaches...or Custom Design your own adventure.
* Owned and operated by The Trustees of Reservations.
The "Sachem" is equipped with safety equipment, gas barbecue, cooler, sink changing room, chemical toilet, fresh water, depth/fish finder, AM/FM cassette stereo, and VHF marine radio. USCG certified 10 passenger vessel. Larger groups may be accommodated with multiple trips. A full weather enclosure with windows, screens and shades is available for inclement weather.
A U.S. Coast Guard safety equipped 24 foot Fly Bridge Sport Fisherman is fully equipped for a day of fishing or sightseeing. Fish for striped bass, bluefish, flounder, mackerel or cod on some of the best fishing grounds in the Northeast. We can accommodate seasoned anglers, families or groups out to learn the great sport of fishing. Bait and tackle supplied or you may bring your favorite gear.
A U.S. Coast Guard safety equipped 16 foot runabout is ideal for personal excursions and inshore sport fishing. Access the quiet backwater areas or try your skill at striped Bass, Bluefish and Flounder. Keep only what you can eat. Catch and release is practiced on this boat. 6 passenger maximum - sight-seeing. 4 passenger maximum - fishing.
Ted is a U.S.C.G. Licensed Captain educated in marine and environmental science. He is a local historian and naturalist with lifelong experience on the water and in Essex River and Bay.
With Captain Ted, you will be treated to a very personal tour of one of the most picturesque areas accessible only by boat. You will enjoy the sights, see the birds, waterfowl and other wildlife. If you have a question, just ask Ted...colorful stories abound when you get him going.
We offer a premium and personalized charter service at affordable rates.
Please call: (978) 768-1114 to reserve your date and time from April through foliage season.
|Sightseeing (6 passengers)
|Fishing (4 passengers)
50% deposit is required to guarantee your date and time. Balance due before departure. We will trailer to your location for an additional fee.
Special rates and arrangements are available for off-peak and multi-day, educational and research charters.
A bathing suit, camera, binoculars, sunblock and clothing appropriate for the weather. (It's always cooler on the water!)
Pack a picnic, bring food to cook on the barbecue, or arrange to
have a catered meal on board. How about a catered New England Clambake?
Our local Essex clam is reported to be the finest obtainable according
to Gourmet Magazine.
After Your Cruise
Explore our historic community of just over 3,000 residents. Essex was the home of American shipbuilding. Over 4,000 two masted schooners were built here. Today, Essex is a prominent seafood and antique center in New England.
Agawam Boat Charters
21 Pickering Street
Essex, MA 01929
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