• Overnight Fishing Trips 2014 Schedule

    Overnight fishing

    Overnight Fishing Trips aboard the Yankee Freedom

    Come aboard the 100′ Yankee Freedom for some great fishing! Bait or jig fishing at its best, we will be targeting cod, haddock, Pollock, and more. Our range is beyond the normal day fishing areas.  Areas that we believe will maximize the fishing opportunities for our anglers.

    To Book Overnight Fishing Call:


    Limited Capacity

    These trips on the Yankee Freedom only take a maximum of 45 anglers, this leaves plenty of elbow room on this 100 foot vessel. We fish 8 across the stern and only 19 each side, very comfortable. We have a full cash galley on board for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Freedom also has 40 comfortable semi-private bunks available on board.

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    1-DAY OVERNIGHT OFFSHORE SEAFARIS – $195-$215 per person ( fuel surcharge not included)   NEW changes as of 7/22/14

    In 2012 we ran these trips to overall shorten travel time and lengthen fishing time. The fishing reports were fair, just not the banner trips we wanted to see. Later into the season we had several 2 Day trips run to areas of Fippennies and Cashes Ledge with phenomenal reports. We decided to extend the distance we ran on these 1-Day trips in hopes to have the same success as we did on the 2-Day trips. We had several good trips; despite trip cancellations for weather and lack of people we didn’t run as many as we had hoped. This year, 2014, has all new surprises for us.  Other than a few(5) nice halibuts, the fishing again has been fair to slow.  So we are going to take it one more step further  and take these trips to Cashes.  On 7/20-21 we went to Cashes with much better results.  Cashes being further we will be leaving at 8pm (not 9pm) and returning at 7:30 pm the following day with a $20 fuel surcharge.    Then In September we will be adding a new trip to our adventures at Yankee Fleet. A 36-48 hr trip to the real Georges Bank where the cod and haddock regulations are different from the Gulf of Maine.  Size limit of 22 inches and not bag limit.  We have worked with the U.S. Cost Guard to extend Yankee Freedom’s 100 mile certification to 200 miles. (dates and details by 7/24/14)

     Reservations are required call 855-546-3474.

    Spring & Fall Schedule
    $215 per person and includes rod, reel, bait and hooks.

    May 17-18, 24-25 Depart 9pm Saturdays. Return 7pm Sunday          May 30-31 Departs 9pm Friday. Returns 8pm Saturday
    June 6-7 Departs 9pm Friday. Returns 8pm Saturday
    September 6-7, 13-14, 27-28 Departs 9pm Saturday. Return 7pm Sunday

    Summer Schedule
    Depart at 9pm on Sunday and return about 7pm on Monday.                  
    $195 per person and includes rod, reel, bait and hooks.

    June 15-16. 22-23. 29-30.
    July 6-7. 13-14. 20-21. 27.28
    August 3-4. 10-11. 17-18. 24-25.

    For more information contact our reservation office at 855-5GO-FISH (546-3474)!

     2-Day Cashes/Fippennies Overnight Trip

    Cashes Ledge is a submarine mountain range that is about 80 miles east of Gloucester, Ma. which locates it in the middle of the Gulf of Maine. This unique biological, geological, and oceanographic characteristics, makes it a very opportunistic fishing area. Cashes has also been closed to commercial fishing year round for some time now. Fippennies is also in the middle of the Gulf Of Maine (approx. 60 miles east of Gloucester) and is a large plateau rising up out of the depths. Fippennies is notably productive for cod, haddock, and the occasional halibut. In 2013 we had some exceptional 2-Day trips that went as far as Cashes and also fished Fippenies. We saw a nice sign of halibut returning to some of the areas we went. Cod and haddock were also plentiful on these trips. We ran mostly spring trips, unfortunately by fall the weather deteriorated so much that getting out to these areas for 2 consecutive days was just not in the cards for 2012. 2013 brings about somewhat of the same schedule in the spring. Trips will depart during April, May and June at 8pm Tuesday and will return at about 6pm on Thursday. Starting in September we have 2 trips running Tuesday to Thursday and in October we will be running the first two weekends. Departing on Friday at 8pm and returning Sunday at 6pm. Refer to the second page for dates! We look forward to seeing you and joining us on these exciting trips!

    Spring & Fall Schedule
    Departs Tuesday at 8pm and returns Thursday about 6pm.                     $375 per person and includes rod, reel, bait and hooks.

    May 20-22. 27-29.
    June 3-5. 10-12.
    September 2-4. 16-18. 9/30-10/2.
    October 3-5. Weekend trip. Departs Friday 8pm. Returns 6pm Sunday

    For more information contact our reservation office at 855-5GO-FISH (546-3474)!

    Recommended Tackle for Overnight Trips

    – 7 to 8 ft 30 – 50 lb class rod with 4/0 high speed reel and 30 – 50 lb. Line
    – 12 to 20 oz. bank sinkers
    – 12 to 17 oz. Norwegian jigs
    – 10 to 12 oz. Diamond jigs
    – 7/0 bait hooks
    – 7/0 tube teasers
    – gummi shrimp teasers
    – Hook File

    The Yankee Freedom will have complimentary rod and reel rental. Bait and hooks are also provided.


    Positions become non-refundable 7 days prior to date of trip. In the event of severe inclement weather, Yankee Fleet will review NOAA and buoy forecasts. In the event that the captain decides to cancel for weather reasons, a decision will be made no later than 4:00 PM on the day of the trip, regarding cancellation or delayed departure. We will make every effort to contact you, with as much notice as possible, regarding trip cancellation. If you are in transit on your day of departure and not available by cell phone, please check in with our reservation staff at the toll free number above. If possible, Yankee Fleet will re-schedule you on another trip. If that is not possible a full refund will be made.

    What to Bring:
    A blanket/sleeping bag and pillow
    Appropriate clothing and an extra set in case they get wet or dirty
    Rain gear & short rubber boots
    Toiletries, medications, sun block, sunglasses
    Duffle Bag
    60-80 qt. Cooler for your catch

    What NOT to Bring:
    Alcoholic beverages
    A hand-held Loran or GPS
    Large, metal or numerous coolers or trash cans
    No coolers larger than 80 qt

    Overnight and Weekend Trips
    *1-Day Weekend Fippenies Safaris$195-$215 per person and includes rod, reel, bait and hooks
    *2-Day Cashes/Fippenies Overnight Trip$375 per person and includes rod, reel, bait and hooks

    Note: A 7 day cancellation policy applies to any reservation. If a cancellation is received within 7 days prior to departure 50% of the ticket fare paid will be held.  For questions please contact us at 855-546-3474.