Celtic Quest Fishing: Frequently Ask Questions

Celtic Quest Fishing offers fun fishing adventures out of Port Jefferson, Long Island, NY. Our captain and crew are friendly and knowledgeable about all things “fishing in the Long Island Sound.”

Celtic Quest offers fishing days trips that are perfect for the family, a friends’ outing, work team-building exercises and corporate charters. We also host weddings and other special occasions. 

Celtic Quest prides itself on making sure all its guests leave us with a smile on their face! Sometimes the fish are biting, sometimes they are more shy. Regardless, when you book a fishing trip with Celtic Quest Fishing, rest assured, you’ll leave with amazing memories and hopefully a few fish tales to share with friends and family.

Here are some answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Celtic Quest Fishing in Port Jefferson, NY:

What type of fishing trips does Celtic Quest Fishing offer?

From Captain’s Choice outings on the weekends to special Kids Fishing days, we have a trip for everyone. Check out the calendar on our website to learn more about what’s planned! If you want to book the boat for a private party–wedding, bachelor party, corporate function–contact us so we can advise you about options. Call 631-928-3926.

What type of fish are biting?

Great question. While we can tell you various fish are biting in different seasons, we mainly catch Porgies, Fluke, Seas Bass, Bluefish, Striped Bass, Weakfish and others. We cannot promise what any one fishing trip will yield in terms of catch but we always venture out to where we think the fish are biting on any given day. Hopefully, you’ll catch the big one (or have lots of fun trying!) 

Do we need to know how to fish before we book a Celtic Quest Fishing adventure?

Absolutely no prior fishing experience is needed to book and step aboard a Celtic Quest outing. We provide the rod, reel and bait and all the instructions anyone would need to have a wonderful day out on the water. Of course, if you are an avid angler, you are certainly welcome to come show off your skills!

Do we need fishing licenses?

Your Celtic Quest Fishing trip ticket includes a fishing license!.

Do we need to schedule a Celtic Quest Fishing trip and buy tickets in advance?

Yes, we definitely recommend making reservations. Visit celticquestfishing.com to view our public calendar and buy tickets. We accept credit cards. You can also call us at 631-928-3926 to buy your tickets and reserve your date of choice. Book early because Celtic Quest Fishing trips are popular and they fill up quickly!

Are these trips good for all ages? Will children have fun?

We welcome all guests, age 5 and up. Children will have an amazing time learning how to bait a hook and cast a rod. Our friendly crew will also be happy to point out other sites along the way–animals and plants, etc.–to keep everyone busy as they wait for a tug on the line. (One note: no strollers are allowed on the boat!)

My family/friends want to fish but I don’t. Can I still come on the Celtic Quest trip?

Of course. And, if you don’t plan on fishing, give us a call at 631-928-3926 to see if we can help you out with a discount. We do limit the number of people on each trip and we will not be able to honor discounts if the boat trip is close to selling out.

Where is Port Jefferson, Long Island?

The Celtic Quest Fishing boats sail out of Port Jefferson, Long Island, which is about 60 miles East of NYC on the north shore of Long Island. Please allow plenty of travel time because depending on the time of day, 60 miles may take up to two hours.

What kind of fish will we be fishing for?

We fish for all types of fish in season. Fluke, Porgies, Seas Bass, Striped Bass, Bluefish, Weakfish and more!  Each trip is a little different in its focus, so please feel free to ask if you would like to know what your trip will be targeting exactly.

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