Target Rock

Lobster & Bottom Fishing Charters

Join Captain Pete on a beautiful, hands-on and family-friendly excursion out of Huntington. Cruise Long Island's Gold Coast and take home a fresh catch for your dinner! We offer fishing charters, lobster trips and more!

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We offer both lobster trips and bottom fishing. Spend a few hours on the sound with Captain Pete and see all the beauty it has to offer, including landmarks like our namesake, Target Rock, the Huntington Lighthouse and Eaton's Neck Lighthouse/Coast Guard Station. Get hands on experience on what a day in the life of a lobsterman is like, pulling traps and banding lobsters, and learn fishing tips and tricks from a pro!

Lobster trips start at $100/person (subject to market price). We offer morning, afternoon and late afternoon trips. Each trip is approximately 2.5 hours and every person on a lobster trip takes home one lobster, with more available for purchase. We have a touch tank on board, and passengers will get to band lobsters and learn how to pull in traps.

Bottom Fishing Charters start at $600 plus gratuity for a half day trip and $1,050 plus gratuity for full day. We are a six pack charter boat, specializing in bottom fishing - porgies, fluke, blackfish and various other bottom species. Bait and tackle are both included!
Add a Lobster Excursion to a fishing trip for $30/person! If you are looking for open boat fishing trips, make sure to check our social media - all open boat trips will be posted and filled on a first come, first serve basis.Please note that lobster trips have a 4 passenger minimum to set sail - if you do not book all 6 slots, your trip will be shared with other folks. Much like a good puzzle, we will fit your group together with another party for an enjoyable trip out on the sound! Captain Pete reserves the right to cancel or reschedule trips for any reason he deems necessary, including but not limited to: Severe weather, mechanical issues, and disorderly conduct. However, rain, drizzle and fog are not subject to cancellation as they are not considered unsafe conditions, and trips will not be cancelled due to the absence of sun.

About Your Captain

Captain Pete has been lobstering on the Long Island Sound since he was a teenager. In addition to lobstering and clamming, he also can be found as a co-captain on various deep sea fishing trips. He is always excited to share his love of the sea with others and teach them how to fish, young and old! The Diane is a 31 foot BHM down-east lobster boat built in Maine in 1989. It has been an active lobster boat since it was built, and still currently lobstering. The boat has been completely refurbished over the last year with fully updated electronics and engine. The Diane is equipped with all US Coast Guard certified safety equipment.


You can find us on both Instagram (@TargetRockCharters) and Facebook and we accept DM's about our services.

You can also use the below form to contact us!

Thank you

We hope to take you out for a day on the sound soon!


Tours are available May 1st through November 30th.
Trip duration varies, age restrictions apply.

TimeTypePrice (Starting)
Full DayBottom Fishing Charter$1,050
Half DayBottom Fishing Charter$600
Approx. 2.5 hourLobster Trip$100/Person
---Combo Lobster & Fishing Trip+$30/Person

Add a *Lobster Excursion" to any fishing trip for $30/person and everyone gets to take home one lobster!

Sunrise and Sunset trips and cruises are available, please contact us for details. We also offer nature and wildlife photography cruises, memorial services, and surprise engagement services - contact us for details!


What sort of safety precautions are taken?
Captain Pete provides the following precautions: US Coast Guard Certified safety equipment, Radar, Sonar, Flotation devices, modern safety, navigation and communication equipment, VHF radio and cellular device on board.
What is the child policy?
All children under 14 need to be accompanied by one adult. Children 14 and above are permitted without a parent with a signed waiver. 
**What is your cancellation policy?
**Bookings require a 50% deposit that is refundable up to 48 hrs before the trip. 24 hours before the trip, bookings are non refundable. Please cancel 48 hours in advance.
Do you offer private tours?
Yes! Please contact us for details and arrangements.
What is your policy for trips less than 6 people?
Lobster trips require a minimum of 4 people to sail, unless you'd like to book a private trip. Groups that are not a complete set of 6 may be combined with other parties.
What should I bring?
We recommend bringing a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, your camera or cell phone for photo opportunities and a light jacket or sweatshirt - it can get chilly on the water! Feel free to bring food or drink, keep coolers to a minimum, we have cold storage available on the boat. 
Where can we park?
We sail from the Huntington Mill Dam park boat ramp, plenty of free, public parking is available!
Is there a bathroom on board?
Please use the restroom before departure. We have a portable toilet on board for emergencies