UPDATE: May 7, 2019 We are now accepting walk ons . Which means if for any reason you decide you want to go fishing/sightseeing  you can just show up at 17th st and 11th Av Chelsea Piers (south side closer to Statue of Liberty side). However, you must receive a text confirmation to be sure there is room on the boat. Text 201 725 6755. Current booking app. has a 2 hour close out time. which means if you try to book a trip with less than 2 hours before the trip starts you can’t book the trip, so come on down last minute. You’ll be glad you did.  Also, we supply all your fishing needs, rods, lures, bait, bottled water, and light snacks, rain gear if needed. HUNTERS: Plenty of ducks in the river, and we are seeing enough deer to have a good hunt. NATURE LOVERS: We are offering fully guided spring/summer 3 hour nature canoe float trips thru the beautiful Black River. See ducks, geese, river otter, beaver, song birds, hawks, hear the coyotes howl. It is a nice quiet trip that is guaranteed to unwind you. $150.00 per person. Waders ,life jackets and cold weather attire supplied.The fishing season runs year round. However, February is the MOST challenging fishing month. We fish seven days a week with trips starting any time with very Reasonable Rates. Additionally, there is usually a spectacular view of the sunset while on a twilight trip!

Pickups can be arranged from either the Chelsea Piers 11th Av. and 17th St. (south side) NY, NY in Manhattan  or the Liberty Harbor Marina at 11 Marin Blvd Jersey City, New Jersey 07302, or if needed North Cove Yacht Harbor 225 West St. NY,NY. (additional fee required for North Cove)

Do you have friends or family coming for a visit? Reserve a trip with NyHarborfishing.com 201 725 6755 today!


Have you ever wondered, what’s it like to go fishing on the NYC Hudson River?

Call: 201-725-6755 

UPDATE: Dec.15,.2018 Try the online booking. Jeremy from NY and Jack from Australia shared a 3 hour tour on Sunday and told good stories of their homelands. They enjoyed landing 5 Striped bass apiece with the big fish going 7lbs. Expect the good fishing to go into late January and probably longer. If you do not see what you want  please text the date, time, and amount of seats we will try to accommodate. Text to 201-725-6755 email captshastay3aol.com. I supply all your fishing needs, including cold drinks, light snacks, and your fishing license.

UPDATE: Sept 14 ,2018 Gus From DealerWeb enjoyed some bigger Stripers up to 34 inches on a late afternoon trip. Summer fishing is good but Fall fishing is great.  NEW SERVICE : as an avid  hunter ( 3000 hunts to date) I am offering fully guided  hunts for white tail deer and small game.  ( its NJ hunting apprenticeship program ) What you get: a bow or gun to hunt with, shooting instructions on same day ( it is not hard to shoot a bow) A climbing tree stand ( I climb up with you, includes safety harness) I stay with you through the whole process including finding your prize and preparing it for personal consumption or donation to ” Hunters helping the Hungry” Afternoon hunts one person $300.00 two person $500.00 . All the activities take place on the Black River Wildlife Management area in Chester, NJ.  Also offering canoe float trips for ducks/Geese.      Also, Crow, squirrel, pheasant.    Hunting Season for deer Sept 12 thru Feb 17, 2018.

Also, I am proud to announce that in  101 trips last season  we only went one time with  out catching any fish .    I am now guaranteeing that fish will be caught on all trips.  Pay by Pay Pal, cash, check, or credit card. Gift certificates also available.

I’ve been  fishing New York Harbor, the East River, and the waters around Manhattan Island as a Charter Boat Captain for over 30 years. My name is Captain Joe Shastay.  Personally I am approaching over 3500 charters.

Bio: Captain Joe Shastay, grew up in Jersey City on the shores of the Hudson River, where at age 5 his dad started him fishing from those shores.

As a teen he probed those shores, digging up bait from the marshes, exploring the shoreline in a series of water-craft from oar powered rubber rafts to his present day 23 foot sea worthy Mako center console. While finishing his Biology degree with an emphasis on Fisheries, Captain Joe worked for an Environmental company called Normandeau  Associates, where he could be found tagging, measuring, and aging Striped Bass from the waters surrounding Manhattan. Another N.Y. State run study involved safely pumping the stomachs of 200 hundred Striped Bass to gain knowledge of their dietary preferences in the Hudson river and the New York Harbor estuary.

Also working as the Fire Captain, on Jersey City’s Fire boat “Lovero” Captain Joe is constantly on the NYC harbor waters. Which equates to a safe, knowledgeable, productive trip for you

The areas that we fish read like a sightseer’s handbook: The Statue of Liberty , where we’ll be catching 28″ – 38″ stripers; and, in front of The United Nations Building, we’ll catch a mix of Bass and Blues with bottom and top water action. The panoramic view of the city is simply incredible. The Brooklyn Bridge, The South Street Seaport and Ellis Island are all within a cast length with our guided tours.

 My tours not only give you the sight seeing . You also get 12 fishing rods to choose from, bait, lures, cold drinks, snacks.