Captain Jim Ilkovich

  (30 years experience)

Blue Bandit Charters



Harwich Port, MA

Master GuideTechnical FishingDeep Sea FishingGood with New AnglersGood with FamiliesGood with KidsSaltwater FishingBass FishingLive Bait
Live BaitLuresReelsRods

Cape Cod is world-renowned as a striped bass and tuna fishing hotspot. Blue Bandit Charters is lead by Captain Jim Ilkovich, a local who has lived and fished the area all his life, and is a graduate of Massachusetts Maritime Academy. He has operated Blue Bandit Charters for over a decade, providing the experience required to make every one of his charters an unforgettable fishing trip.

Whether you're looking to spend an exciting day targeting stripers, venture further offshore for giant tuna or sharks, or catch tasty black sea bass, flounder, pollock, or haddock, Blue Bandit Charters has you covered. Your captain and mate are both passionate anglers who spend their off days fishing and researching gear, techniques, and migration patterns, so you'll always be working with the most up-to-date information, fishing the top spots, and using the hottest gear.

Captain Jim runs a 27’ Cape Horn center console with capacity for 6 anglers at a time. Built in 2011, it boasts all the electronic equipment and amenities an angler can expect for a comfortable, successful, and safe day on the water. Equipped with twin 250 HP Yamaha engines, she runs fast and dry, and you'll be on the fish in no time.

All the rods, reels, and gear you'll need are included in the price, as well as a range of lures and live bait. You're welcome to bring your own rods if you'd like though. At the end of the day, the captain will clean and prepare your catch for you to take home and enjoy the fruits of your labor. There is no minimum age for children with Blue Bandit Charters, and the charter provides vests in all sizes. Fishing licenses are included, so all you should bring are polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, adequate clothing, and a good can-do attitude!

Guide Boat

Cape Horn (Center console)

Capacity: 6 Guests


Guide Territory


Atlantic Ocean

Cancelation and Refund Policy

Paying for your Trip 

When you book your fishing trip, you will need to first put down a deposit to hold the reservation. Then, the remaining balance will be charged to your account on the day of the trip.

1. Place your deposit

  • Your deposit will be 15% of your full trip charge.
  • When the guide confirms your trip or if autobooking is enabled, Guidesly charges your credit card with a deposit to guarantee your reservation.

2. We charge the rest the remaining balance day of trip.

  • The remaining balance will automatically be charged to your card given on the day of the trip. Tips are handled thru the app / website after your trip has been completed.

Cancellation Policy and Guidelines 

Customers Cancellation Guidelines:
At Guidesly, each guide controls their own cancellation policy. This guide will allow you to cancel up to 14 days prior to your scheduled trip, to cancel and get your deposit back in full. If you fail to cancel before the set timeframe given by the guide, Guidesly will keep your deposit.

If there are impeding weather conditions, we give a 100% guarantee refund back in full. We will also give customers the option to reschedule the trip or take the deposit refund.

Guide Cancellation Guidelines: In the rare event a Guide has to cancel a reservation, customers will get your deposit back in full.

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