Luckily I found Captain Wayne gave him a call.
Hanna Mae Moore
I don't think there are enough good things I could say about Islander sport fishing charters. My (new) husband and I had about 3 months to plan a wedding, so understandably, money was very tight! At first, he wanted nothing to do with any kind of honeymoon, and I would not have it! We needed to do something, and since fishing was a staple in our relationship, I was determined to plan a trip. Luckily after searching around on the Internet, I found these gentlemen at Islander Sport Fishing in Old Saybrook, and gave them a call, there was nothing they would stop at to help make a trip happen!!!!
We just went out today and they were more than accommodating, especially to me (who also happens to be 6 months pregnant!) and helped us in anyway they could. Within 15 minutes of being out, we had each caught a fish, and within a half-hour we had already hit our limit for sea bass!!! And these were not small fish either... Capt Wayne knows where to go and what to do - for sure. We caught 13 bluefish, in addition to our stripers!!! And this was only a half-day trip!!!
All in all, we had an amazing experience and I cannot thank captain Wayne and Chris enough for giving us an experience of a lifetime, and so much fish!!! Thank you so much for making our "mini-moon" unforgettable, and I know we both cannot wait to plan another trip with you!!!!!
Jennifer Rolfe · August 23, 2016
Just went out today for my 40th with a group of great friends. Captain Wayne is on point, commanding "in a good way", for your own benefit to catch fish. To say he knows his stuff is an understatement. Very friendly, clean boat, all the amenities. He really builds a camaraderie.
Now his first mate, Chris, is probably the nicest guy you'll ever meet. He works well with the newbies, let's the seasoned salty dogs do their thing, with guidance. I can not recommend these men, and that vessel enough. Book with these guys. You won't be upset with your choice.
Fred Marshall,· August 21, 2016
This guy (Capt Wayne) said he'd put us on fish, and he didn't disappoint. 20 blues in the 1st 2 hrs of fishing. Also landed a nice 40-45lb stripers later in the day. Awesome time. 1st Mate Chris was the best as well. Will definitely be using this boat again in the future!!
Chris Johnston August 21, 2016
Top notch captain providing top notch fishing. Had 20 fish in the boat in the first 2 hrs of fishing. Plus a nice 45lb lunker at the end. Highly recommend using for fishing charters if you're interested.
Chris and Erin Johnson
These guys know fishing!!! What a great time we had. Friendly, professional, helpful and off course Lots and Lots of fish etc etc...I will 1000% recommend this guys for your next fishing trip...👌👌👌
- Anthony Blanco
Great fishing experience, well trained and skilled Captain and 1st Mate. Caught lots of fish, they know precisely where the fish are located.
Magnificent day on the water watching an 11 year-old catch her first striped bass. Chris and Capt Wayne were awesome and it could not have been a better morning. Boat and equipment are first class and we were on fish five minutes after the lines hit the water. An excellent charter for fisherwomen of all experience levels. I have fished with a lot of captains and Capt Wayne is among the very best. I can't wait to fish with them again.
brad Bennett August 2018
We caught our limit! A great Captain and fine Mate to fish with! Capt. Wayne, look for my email with the bourbon sauce recipe...
Peter Houghton - August 27, 2017
What a great time we had today!!!! Lots of fun and Lots of fish!!! 1000% recommend this boat...looking forward to many more good times at the Islander Sport Fishing.
Tony Blanco - June 29, 2018
We had a great afternoon on the water with Captain Wayne and Chris today! Caught a whole cooler full of Blue Head sea bass. Brought them home from the boat and cooked them for dinner! Amazing! I highly recommend this company if you are looking to have a fun day on the water, on a clean boat while catching a lot of great fish!!
Debbi Jacques Norman - July 1, 2018
Caught tons of fish on a comfortable huge boat with AWESOME captain and 1st mate. HIGHLY RECOMMEND *********
Annie D'Agosta June 15, 2018
We had the best time ever on a charter fishing boat with Islander Sport Fishing. I cannot say enough about Captain Jim and Shawn. They were awesome! It truly was the perfect day.
Tammy A - July 8, 2015
I just went last weekend and I had a thrill going with my brother and father. The boats that we went on were completely clean and well made and get you where you need to be in a quick manner. The Captain and mate are some of the nicest guys I've meet in my life time of going deep-sea fishing and just in life. They teach you and they want you to learn! There is not -ONE- negative thing I can come up with these guys. The fishing was amazing and these guys are really knowledgeable and you will catch fish. I could go on for days about how good this trip was, but you just have to go on for yourself and see because I'm not lying. These guys are the real deal with being very professional. Five stars easily. I wish I could give you more!
Spencer Anderson July 13, 2014
The proof is in the pudding of gigantic stripers and blue heads in the boat!!! Tons of them!!!!
Marcin Chrzanowski June 16, 2019
Had an amazing time this morning Captain Wayne and his 1st mate made were great. If you are planning a fishing trip in that area I would highly recommend these guys. I was ready to book my next trip before we even got back on land. Absolutely no complaints everything was perfect!!
Caught our limit including a 50 & 45 pound stripers with Captain Gary and 1st mate Bobby.
My 6 boys had a perfect charter trip.
This boat caches BIG fish !!!
Captain and mate are excellent! Looking to catch quality and quantity look no further. This is the charter for you.
We went out for an afternoon trip. It was my father, his 2 brothers, and myself. They are all above 80 years old but still mobile. The mate Steve took extra of care of them and was very patient with them. Capt. Wayne kept the speed down as well as avoided places where the water was rough. We all caught fish and had a great time. This trip was one of the few special events they got to enjoy. They didn't just have a great time, it was a safe time. Everything went perfect and that is the truth! Thanks again Capt. Wayne & Steve, keep up the amazing work.
He not only put us on the fish, but he chased them down. We caught significantly more than we could keep. However, the major separator is they took the time to teach us patiently how to fish effectively by avoiding common mistakes and were very accommodating and fun to be with. Capt Wayne and his crew believe in the "old school" mentality of treating the customer well and giving them the best possible experience they could have. They live by this every day and it is very evident.
Charter fishing is not cheap. I found this money VERY well spent and the memories are priceless. All of us on the boat would recommend Capt Wayne and we will look forward to booking future trips with him and his crew.
Pam Sexton, August 2023
Great day on the water with Captain Wayne and Ethan today. Captain got us on Stripers and Sea Bass with some blues mixed in. Ethan is an first rate mate and knows how to run the show. Both are a lot of fun and I'll look forward to going out again.
Jeff Saverine, August 2023
John Frasco, August 2023
Worth every penny! We had a great day with Wayne and Ethan. Despite the choppy/rough seas he knew exactly where to take us for several quick Striper hits and when my daughter started to get sea sick he moved us over to calmer waters for some great Blue Fishing. Finally on the way back he found another great spot for Sea Bass. We actually started throwing fish back because we didn't want to take more than we needed. Boat was exception clean and comfortable and Capt. Wayne was always asking us and extremely focused on making sure we were okay with the rough sea conditions and give tips to make sure everyone was okay and enjoyed their day. Will book again...
Jim Clark August 21, 2023
Our boats are licensed in New York and Connecticut from the Connecticut River we can run to New York in 35 minutes and be in very calm water in between the islands where no one else goes.