Ben’s passion for the ocean started at an early age. As a Boothbay native he spent summer weekends on Damariscove Island at the family camp and helping fill bait bags on his father’s lobster boat. During high school and college Ben’s love for the ocean grew and you could find him working his summers as a sternman on local lobster boats or unloading local fisherman’s catch at his father’s lobster pound on the east side of the harbor
After graduating from the Virginia Military Institute, Ben served his country in the United States Marine Corps with tours in the South Pacific and Iraq. Today, Ben works by day with fellow Veterans and after hours he and his son Jack offer local guests an opportunity to experience the 22’’ Eastern – F/V EverJack. Jack, Ben’s 13-year-old son, works as mate on striper trips and is a great addition to the operation with his knot tying abilities; mad fishing skills, and knowledge of how to work lures when not using live bait. He loves the top water and will dial you in on the fish at sunset. Mainetain Charters provides guests a boating adventure they will remember by creating a fun, enthusiastic, friendly atmosphere for every trip. From families to the serious angler, all are welcome.
4.5 hour Striped Bass trip: 425.00, 1-3 anglers, additional rider 50.00
6 hour Striped Bass trip: 550.00, 1-3 anglers, additional rider 50.00
Private Excursion – Create your adventure with the Captain: 275.00 (3 hours); 75.00 per hour after 3 hours; 1-6 passengers
Location/Hours of Operation: We will pick up and drop off at Ocean Point Inn, Kaler’ Crab and Lobster House, or your vacation rental with water access. Book early so we can accommodate your group!
What we provide: All fishing tackle, life jackets, required licenses, and safety gear. Captain Ben holds a current USCG license, is a Tidewater Maine Guide, and fully insured.
What we recommend you bring: Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, layers of clothing, water/snacks, camera, and any required medications.
Reservations: Mainetain Charters runs from early-June to mid-September. Give Captain Ben a call at 603-566-6743 or send an email to [email protected] to answer any questions, discuss your boating adventure, and book your 2021 charter. See you at Ocean Point Inn dock, come on down and say hello and chat about your excursion.