Ever since the BFC was founded our mission has been to connect and serve the urban anglers of NYC. In order to do so more effectively we’ve teamed up with Rockfish, Lady L, FV Gypsea and Forever Two Worlds to organize as many open boat trips as possible.

An open boat trip is ideal for anglers who’d like to experience the comforts of a private charter but may not have enough people to book privately. Our open boat trips are great opportunities to meet like-minded anglers and build new friendships while catching big fish within sight of the NYC skyline. Members receive $20 discounts for trips with Lady L and Forever Two Worlds and a $35 discount with FV Gypsea; non-members are welcome to join but pay $130. The number next to each date represents how many spots are available as of now.

2017 Open Boat Schedule and Rates


7/6 1pm-7pm – 3
7/7 1pm-7pm – 6
7/18 5pm-11pm – 6
7/21 5pm-11pm – 5

LADY L – $110

7/2 6am-12pm – 6
7/3 6am-12pm – 6
7/22 6am-12pm – 6


7/7 6am-12pm – 6
7/11 6am-12pm – 6
7/15 6am-1pm – 4
7/21 5pm-11pm -6

FTW – $110

7/8 6am-12pm – 6
7/9 6am-12pm – 6
7/13 6am-12pm – 6
7/14 6am-12pm – 6

* Rates do not include 20% tip for the first mate, 6 spots available per trip.*

Disclaimer: Until a trip is fully booked there’s chance that it will be cancelled if the captain gets a party who books the trip before all six spots are filled. If that should happen you will receive a full refund or full credit for a future trip; the same rule applies if the captain has to cancel due to weather. All payments are non-refundable, once you pay for a date you may not switch to another.