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Captain James Goodhart

  (16 years experience)

Shadowcaster Charters


Newburyport, MA

Guide Expertise

Fly FishingGood with New AnglersGood with FamiliesSaltwater FishingBass Fishing

Shadowcaster Charters is a fishing charter operating around the Merrimack River and Plum Island area. Our guide Capt. James Goodhart has been fishing in the area for more than 2 decades, and has been guiding guests since 2005.

Catch the toughest of Newburyport with the help of our 22ft. Triton light tackle series motorboat, complete with a marine radio, fish finder, GPS chartplotter, and all the Coast Guard required safety equipment. It can accommodate up to 2 guests but its large casting deck on the bow and stern make it ideal for fly fishing. Finally, with its 30 mph Mercury engine, you’ll be fishing from the Merrimack River to the Atlantic Ocean, in no time at all.

Whether it’s saltwater or light tackle fishing, we’ve got you covered. The captain will provide guests with equipment for your line fly fishing and spinning tackle needs. The most sought after fish around the Plum Island area are the bluefish and the striped bass and with the help of both the captain’s guidance as well as his top of the line equipment, you’ll catch even the toughest of fish.

So come aboard Shadowcaster Charters because there’s no place better to give you the most memorable angling experience in the Newburyport area.

Guide Boat

22' Triton

Capacity: 2 Guests


Guide Territory


Merrimack River


Atlantic Ocean


Sand Creek Marshes


Roger Island River Marshes

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, you have until 14 days prior to your scheduled trip, to cancel and get your deposit back in full. If you fail to cancel before the 14 days, 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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