Fun with Family – Try Fishing in Port Jefferson, NY

Riddle me this:

Two fathers and two sons go fishing together in the same boat. 

They all catch a fish, but the total catch for the day is three fish. 

How is this possible? (Read on to find out!)

If you are a person who grew up around anglers, you know the old saying about “a bad day fishing is better than a good day at work.” You are likely perfectly happy being patient, waiting…hoping…praying for a bite! 

But, if it doesn’t happen…well, you had a peaceful day out on the water. Good enough. Right?

Sure, but kids don’t have that kind of patience. And family dynamics can get in the way of all that peace and quiet and waiting when the fishing version of “are we there yet” becomes the background soundtrack of the day. 

The answer to your challenge is a short drive away thanks to Celtic Quest Fishing Charters in Port Jefferson, a beautiful village set on the North Shore of Suffolk County, Long Island, NY. Celtic Quest offers fun, affordable fishing trips for family and friends as well as business/group charters.

Make Fishing Fun!

Celtic Quest provides the equipment and bait and plenty of instruction for everyone who signs up for a day trip. The captain and crew are super friendly and knowledgeable and they will surely tell some fish tales that will keep the family entertained as daytrippers set out on the Long Island Sound in search of the catch of the day. .

However, you can ensure a day of fun by considering the following tips:

1. Everyone loves to eat! Who doesn’t enjoy a treat on a warm, sunny day? Food and drink make for a great activity while waiting for a fish to bite! Plan an onboard picnic during your Celtic Quest fishing trip.

Who says a picnic needs grass and a picnic table? Fishing is a great way to get outside and take part in something that can be pretty relaxing. However, for some, there is not enough action packed into fishing. So fill your downtime with food, drink and lots of laughs!

2. These are the days you’ll remember! If the recent way of life changes have taught us anything, it’s that life goes by and one day spills into the next. When you go out on a Celtic Quest fishing trip with family or friends, do everything possible to make lasting memories. Challenge your group to a photo contest! Create a scavenger hunt; everyone can keep an eye out for birds and other wildlife, etc. Make new friends by talking to other people on your boat. There’s plenty of fun to be had–especially when someone gets a bite!

3. Make it educational! Sure, this is a fun outing but it’s also a great way to learn about something completely new. Chat with the crew about your Celtic Quest fishing charter. Ask about the company and questions about the types of fish they catch at different times of the year. You can bring aboard a book about fish so you can show photos to match names with images of the fish. You can also read up on Port Jefferson and the Long Island Sound as well as the fishing industry in the area. A little fish talk goes a long way to shoo away boredom!

4. Prepare some fish jokes and riddles! A quick Google search will provide you with plenty of funny fodder that is sure to get some groans but also lots of smiles! The answer to the riddle posed earlier is: There are three men: A grandfather, a father (the grandfather’s son) and the father’s son!

Check your calendar and contact Celtic Quest right away to get your trip booked. You don’t want to miss out on the height of the season fishing off the North Shore of Long Island with the highly rated, always fun Celtic Quest Fishing Fleet. 

Visit for information on schedules, ticket prices and much more! See you out on the Long Island Sound!

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