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Zen Charters

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Chatham, MA, USA
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Charter fishing, whale watching, and seal tours off Chatham, MA. On board the 27ft Zen, trips for beginners to experienced anglers.
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JTHundley wrote a review Jun 11
Zeeland, Michigan2 contributions1 helpful vote
Captain Jeff is outstanding and very knowledgeable about the local area in all aspects of its history and fishing. He was able to put us on the fish at several different locations. He is very friendly and a great charter captain. Would highly recommend to any one looking for a fun day fishing
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Anne C wrote a review Aug 2020
Hartsdale, New York4 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a fabulous day of fishing with Captain Jeff! He was informative, shared interesting history about the sites we saw, and ensured that we all hooked some fish. It was a great experience and we will definitely do it again.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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jnbogue wrote a review Aug 2018
Wells, Maine7 contributions1 helpful vote
We booked a harbor cruise and ecotour with Zen late in August. What a blast we had. Jeff was a great host/captain. The boat is located in an area with easy parking access. We boarded a little before noon and headed out to the harbor. Jeff was a great tour guide as we headed out- answering all our questions, pointing out the birds and seals and telling us about the land marks we were passing. As a family we really didn’t have much of a plan- we wanted to see white sharks but when researching that we realized the only way to be successful was to secure a spotter plane which was a bit cost prohibitive. So we asked Jeff if we could cruise “shark alley” and just have a couple hours on the water. Well- he did not disappoint. Shortly after exiting the harbor we saw two sunfish which were huge. We then headed out a bit further to see if we could find some whales...not long after arriving where Jeff thought we’d see some action we saw a whale surface. We saw humpbacks and a minke whale - it was so awesome to see them from a small boat vs the big commercial whale watch boats out of Provincetown or Plymouth. We concluded the trip with a ride up Nauset beach where we were lucky enough to see the NMFS boat that’s tagging sharks. We were able to watch (from a safe and respectful distance) as they were tracking and trying to tag white sharks- what an experience. It was so much fun being able to see their research up close. I have to say this is definitely the highlight of our family vacation. I can’t wait to do this again next summer. I highly recommend Zen Charters.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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clooby74 wrote a review Jul 2018
Dedham, Massachusetts1 contribution
I had the pleasure of hopping aboard the Zen Charter boat with 4 other college friends who had not been together in over 20 years. Jeff was a laid back and well-informed Captain from the minute he greeted us and it made our group's reunion all the more enjoyable. He went over the standard safety protocols before we left the dock and then gave us a solid overview of what to expect during the next few hours as we got our lines wet. Before too long we were hooked on keepers and that was a trend that continued throughout the day. The boat was extremely clean and was as comfortable as it was very well-equipped. He was more than willing to play anything we wanted on his stereo and walked us through what his on-board displays were telling him at any point we asked. If we landed in an area where the stripers weren't biting, he was quick on the gas to put us in a good position. Once we returned to the dock he filleted the fish for us and we all left with plenty of portions. The trip was so good that the group has already committed to making this a yearly endeavor with Zen Charters. I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a great chartered experience off the Cape!
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Sean wrote a review Jul 2018
Boston, Massachusetts4 contributions1 helpful vote
We went charter fishing, deep sea. All four of us caught at least one fish, and our biggest was a 38” Striped Bass! Jeffrey was awesome, and a wonderful captain. This is the way to go!
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Date of experience: July 2018
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