Sunbeam Fleet
Fishing Charters & Tours
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Waterford, Connecticut
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Richard P
4 contributions
Aug 2022
I had heard great things about Capt John's Sport Fishing Center's kids fishing trips and finally booked one. I took my grandson Chase on 8/18/22 and we had an awesome time. My grandson asked if we could go again next week, I said no but definitely again next summer. The Sunbeam VII is a well maintained and very clean boat and Captain Bob kept us on the fish the whole trip. The trips are just the right length to introduce the little ones to the joys and excitement of fishing without overwhelming them. There were a lot of smiling faces on this trip because everyone caught fish! Capt Bob is great with the kids and they enjoyed visiting him in the wheel house. He let the kids take turns sitting in the Captains chair.
Written August 20, 2022
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Erin M
Bixby, OK156 contributions
Jul 2022
Loved everything about the trip! Paul and Andrew were the best!!! So happy we went with them. Had Grandparents, Parents and kids and we all got to take a turn and every one of us left with at least catching 1 fish each. We totaled 36 all together that's not including what we threw back cause of sizing.
Andrew took his time and showed all of us how to guarantee we would catch something and when we got to the shallow waters for the kids Paul was having a blast with kids catching the Porgies lol it became a competition and if you ask my nephew, he caught the most.
We are already planning our next trip and will be requesting Paul and Andrew for sure.
We did the Sunbeam VI for up to 15 people and we had 7 adults and 2 children.
Written July 21, 2022
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Ricardo M
1 contribution
May 2022
The captain and his mate knew how to make us all at the boat feel life friends and family. Despite my going on this trip alone, the experience they provided made me feel that I wasn't alone after all. They were very helpful and were actually rooting for me to catch my first ever stripped bass fish. I will definitely come back again this summer.
Written May 23, 2022
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BEEFSTU83R
New Haven, CT1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Friends
Saturday 8/13/2022, 1:00-6:00 This was not Capt. Bob. I do not know his name but clearly he is not a fishing captain. Letting the boat turn while lines were in the water caused a lot of tangled line. We spent 2/3 the time under power than with line in the water. The trip is billed as fishing with diamond jigs. He was letting people fish with their own 20 oz. Sinkers and wire leaders. This also caused tangle lines with the people fishing with 10oz. Diamond jigs. I mean if your gonna Captin a boat you tell people what to do you shouldn’t just let them screw up other peoples experience. Waste of $80 .oh yeah and this newb of a Capt. Ran the anchor straight threw the dock rail if a car had been parked there it would have been destroyed. I don’t think I will fish this boat again.
Written August 15, 2022
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Kimberly G
3 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
Unfortunately I have to give this charter a low review due to their awful customer service. The charter itself was fine, but the staff who books the charters dropped the ball. When I made the reservation back in June I was told that the charter holds 6, but if we had additional people that was allowed for an extra 90$ per person. I called again on 7/7 to confirm that a 7th person was still ok and they said yes. I asked if they needed to know at that time how many will be attending, and she said “no just show up and let them know.” Our charter was on the 17th and most drove an hour to get there. Upon arrival the captain said absolutely no more than 6 people could attend. Extremely frustrating since I called twice and was told this was ok. Will not use this company again. There are many other options for charters in the area that are more organized.
Written July 19, 2021
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TJ G
Branford, CT18 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Annual anniversary fishing adventure did not disappoint!
Even though the wind kicked up pretty good making for some nice chop, The captain consistently put us on fish.
The mates were very attentive and quickly took care of the inevitable tangles as well as boating fish quickly.
Great day on the water!
Written September 11, 2021
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NorthStar527393
1 contribution
Sep 2020 • Family
I just discovered Sunbeam this year! Yesterday was a perfect example of what makes a company a step above others. Instead of canceling the trip yesterday (raining and only 8 people on the boat) the Captain still went out. They didn't have to. But they did. So glad I found this boat as it's relatively close. They will see my business again in the future. Highly recommend!
Written September 3, 2020
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Diane D
61 contributions
Jun 2020
Great group of people - we’ve used this organization a few times in the past for both private and group fishing. Yesterday’s trip was a stellar 1/2 day of morning fishing for my Mom and I. This was Mom’s first time ocean fishing and she loved it. The crew (DJ and Trevor) did an absolutely amazing job instructing as well as checking in, and helping when needed. Thank you all and Captain Bob for a wonderful time at sea! I also want to add that with all the new policies regarding Covid-19, these guys did a fantastic job respecting everyone’s space, and we felt very comfortable. Highly recommended and will definitely be back again
Written June 13, 2020
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Patrick M
17 contributions
Sep 2020
We've always had a great time w/ Sunbeam Fleet. The captains always get you on the fish, and the mates work hard to help keep the fishing going. Event on a few trips w/ younger kids, the captain and crew are patient, fun, and work hard to make sure everyone has a great experience. Book a private charter or join one of the party boat trips with confidence that the Sunbeam fleet folks will deliver a great day on the water!
Written November 23, 2020
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Tammy L
Washington DC5 contributions
Aug 2020
Great day of fishing with a great Captain and the best deck techs ever. The Captain was great at putting us over the fish and the crew could not have been any more helpful. Came home with a lot of blues and sea bass. Will definitely be booking again (once my arms recover!).
Written August 9, 2020
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