18' Parker Center Console for Private Charter and Fishing Trip
Explore and appreciate the beautiful coast of Old Lyme, Connecticut! Charter this 18' Parker Center Console Boat for up to 3 people. Rates as low as $175 for 2.5 hours. Rates: • Monday to Thursday (2.5 hours): $250 • Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays (2.5 hours): $300 Please note: 3 adults usually meets weight capacity "550 lb. total weight limit combined passengers" per US Coast Guard Regulations. What to Expect Onboard: Your charter can be arranged to suit your pleasure: from birdwatching, fishing, swimming or just cruising! Specializing in introducing children to boating and fishing with parent or grandparent. • Birdwatching: The Black Hall River is a tidal river within 2 miles of the Saybrook Breakwater. Cruise the Connecticut River Estuary and Long Island Sound while watching osprey dive for fish and witnessing thousands of bait fish swim under the boat. Seasonally, bald eagles and great egrets migrate through our area as well. Don't forget the fall phenomenon of "Murmuration": Tens of thousands of tree swallows appearing as a vortex of moving tornadoes as they return to sleep in the marshes. This only happens in the late summer at sunset at Goose island, near the mouth of the Connecticut River. There are many avian foci for which Bell 8 Charters can orient boat trips. There are twenty or more species of shore birds, marsh sparrows, wrens, kingfishers, gulls, terns, pelagic species (only out in open water) in addition to eagles and herons. • Birding tours are a real deal: We are always environmentally sensitive and aware of the impact that the tour has upon the nesting. Bring a picnic lunch! • Fishing: The pictures speak for themselves! Do your homework! Check the tide chart, weather and wind predictions before you finalize on a time. • Fly Fishing: Bring your own gear and a maximum of 2 anglers for this technique. • Swimming: On weekdays, you can visit, swim and walk on three deserted beaches within five miles. You will not believe you are in Connecticut! • Cruising: Long Island Sound is rich in history and beauty. Explore destinations only accessible by water. Fall foliage tours in the Connecticut River can be spectacular! • Memorials at Sea: Available by request. What to Expect Onboard: We will be onboard our 18ft long Parker Center Console Boat powered by a 115 Hp outboard engine. Stable and safe/GPS/Fishfinder/"T" Top (there is no shade in Long Island Sound). Paddle-board carrying capability. No fishing license is required for clients on a Connecticut registered charter boat. Life preservers will be provided and all children under 12 are required to wear their PFD at all times when underway. What to bring Non marking, soft soled shoes. Windbreaker. Sunscreen. Beverage of choice in a plastic or can: Please, No glass bottles! If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
- Captain is included.
- A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
- 3 guests
- Powerboats, Pontoons, & RIBs
- Center Console
US Coast Guard Licensed: OUPV Certification Justice of the Peace: State of Connecticut 30+ years of boating experience 10 years at Black Hall Marina averaging over 1,000 miles per year Our company is his "new" career after retiring from teaching "I miss the kids, not the paperwork" "You don't wake up one morning and discover that you can play the piano the same goes for fishing and I have been studying and practicing a lot!"
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Wheel steering
- Outboard Engine
- Single Engine
- Fuel type: Gas
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
Full refund up to 2 days prior.
Additional Terms & Information
Captain will take out 550 lbs total combined weight of passengers per USCG. Fuel included.