Celtic Quest Fishing Offers Fun for Everyone in Port Jefferson, NY

Port Jefferson, a beautiful, scenic village a little more than an hour’s drive from Manhattan on Long Island’s North Shore, is home to a wide range of activities for every member of the family.

Over the years, Port Jefferson has become a top destination in the Northeast for boaters because the Long Island Sound provides a picturesque backdrop to all water-based activities. At Port Jefferson, you can find calm waters, unique shops, specialty restaurants and a calendar full of cultural activities throughout the year. 

One of the main attractions that bring visitors to charming Port Jeff is the opportunity to hop aboard a fishing boat and spend the day learning to use a rod and reel–or perfecting your favorite fishing hobby. Celtic Quest Fishing is a top fishing charter company that is based out of Port Jefferson. Celtic Quest welcomes groups for family and friendly fun as well as charters for special occasions and business outings.

Celtic Quest Fishing has been family-owned and operated since 2002. The ship’s founder and captain, Desmond O’Sullivan, was born and raised in Port Jefferson. O’Sullivan is an avid fisherman his entire life and enjoys sharing his love of fishing off Port Jefferson with his guests. Since opening Celtic Quest, he has taken countless groups out for hours of fishing fun. 

Don’t know much about fishing? No worries! Celtic Quest Fishing welcomes everyone–beginners who have never picked up a fishing pole to avid anglers who can’t wait to catch tonight’s dinner! Tackle and bait are provided as part of your Celtic Quest Fishing admission fee, as are patience and instructions by the company’s super friendly and experienced crew about how to put bait on the hook, cast the line and reel in your catch.  

If you need assistance cleaning the fish, Celtic Quest Fishing will even offer you one of their skilled mates to fillet your fish to take home.

Rest assured, Celtic Quest Fishing outings will provide your entire family with an experience they won’t forget. Daily fishing trips leave Port Jefferson during the season.  The trips travel anywhere from one to five miles offshore–always looking for the best location for fishing on the day of your planned adventure. Along the way, you have the chance to view sea birds, ospreys, hawks, gulls and more beautiful wildlife. 

Unfortunately, Celtic Quest cannot guarantee that you will successfully catch a fish. But, in their years of experience, only a few have returned to Port Jefferson empty-handed. Furthermore, if you’re not interested in keeping the fish, you can catch and release them back into the gorgeous Long Island Sound before you return to Port Jefferson.

Celtic Quest has been voted one of Long Island’s top family fishing experiences. Past participants of the boating adventure have left glowing reviews on Facebook, including these:

“Celtic Quest is a family boat, you come out relaxed and there is always someone around to cater to all your needs [experienced or new fishermen/women]. They even provide all the fishing poles and unlimited bait. It has become a family tradition to spend occasions (birthdays, anniversaries and holidays) on the boat. It is also very clean, and the crew makes sure everything is done at the end of the night or ready before every trip.”

“The Celtic Quest family is the fishing family that you want to go out with. Ever been fishing for Fluke/Porgies and see Bluefish crashing in the distance? The crew will switch up rigs and hit the bite until it’s done. Who does that? No one but the Celtic Quest!”

The Celtic Quest fleet of boats at Port Jefferson can provide an amazing experience for your entire family. They are also available for private charters with parties up to 100 people. They welcome everyone from the seasoned fisherman to the child who is excited about casting their first line. You can book your trip directly online or by calling the Celtic Quest Fishingoffice at 631-928-3926. We look forward to welcoming you and your family and friends aboard a Celtic Quest fishing vessel in Port Jefferson sometime soon!

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