Captain John Raguso

  (42 years experience)

MarCeeJay Sport Fishing


Elwood, NY

Master GuideTechnical FishingDeep Sea FishingDrift FishingGood with Large GroupsGood with New AnglersGood with FamiliesGood with KidsSaltwater FishingBass FishingLive Bait

Captain John N. Raguso, the owner/operator of MarCeeJay Sport Fishing, is a nationally known outdoor writer and charter fishing captain with over four decades of saltwater big game sport fishing experience. Capt. John is headmaster at the Long Island Fishing School, where he shares his wealth of experience with fellow enthusiasts. He will guide you and your crew on a fishing trip that you will fondly remember!

Drawing from a wealth of knowledge that includes back bay, open bay, inlet, beach, wreck, reef, near offshore and blue water canyon fishing creates numerous opportunities for your family and friends to experience the trip of a lifetime. To get to these prime locations, your group will embark aboard Captain John's 23' EdgeWater, named "MarCeeJay", freshly restored in 2020 and powered by a 250 HP Mercury engine. Amenities for guests to enjoy include a multimedia music system, ice-box, and private toilet for convenience on the water. On board GPS, downriggers, and a fish finder system ensure your fishing adventure will be safe and productive.

Whether your are a first-timer or a seasoned pro, Capt. John will relate to your knowledge level and skill set to entertain you and your crew in a true teaching environment where you are not just along for the ride, but will participate in all aspects of the action! If you have your own boat and want to learn how to set it up and fish on it, Capt. John literally "wrote the books" on these disciplines over the past four decades and you would be hard-pressed to find someone as knowledgeable and informative to guide you on a successful inshore or offshore trip. This knowledge translates to extraordinary success rates for catching target sportfish including, black sea bass, striped bass, tuna, marlin, mahi, and bluefish.

Trust your next fishing charter with a local pro, and secure your spot with MarCeeJay Sport Fishing today!

Guide Boat


Capacity: 4 Guests


Guide Territory


Atlantic Ocean


Long Island Sound


Gardiners Bay

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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