Meet Captain Ross
Cape Cod Captain Ross
Meet Captain Ross, First Mate Jayden, and the Cape Cod Charter Guys Boat
When I moved to Massachusetts 13 years ago, I'd had a little bit of saltwater fishing experience on the West Coast, but it certainly wasn't my passion. When my wife suggested I get into fishing, I had no idea what a pivotal moment it would be in my life. At this point, my impression of fishing was the classic old guy sitting on a dock in a chair with a bobber. I had no idea how exciting, addicting, and nuanced fishing really was, but I headed down to the tackle shop anyways and purchased a cheap rod and reel.
Many locals suggested checking out the Cape Cod Canal, and so that's what I did. With no real knowledge of the area or what I was doing, I somehow managed to hook into a massive fish. By the time the fish had made a couple of runs, it had broken the eyelet on my cheap rod. Unable to use my equipment, and with the fish still pulling at the other end of my line, I had to think fast and be resourceful. Luckily, I had brought some Kevlar gloves with me and was able to handline the fish all the way to shore. My adrenaline was pumping, and I was hooked. That's when I said to myself: "If I'm going to do this, I'm going to do this right." I decided to put in the time and buy high-quality gear.
Another reason I love fishing is that it's broadened my relationship with my son Jayden. Ever since he was eight years old, we've bonded over our passion for fishing. We used to fish from the shore and from our 20' center console. When he first started at eight years old, Jayden could hardly land any sized fish, but even as he got older over the next few years, we were able to consistently catch 30-lb and 40-lb class fish that he could barely pick up! This consistency catching big bass led me to pursue a stint of commercial fishing, during which I caught striper weighing in at 65, 62, 59, and 58 pounds, all weighed in on an IGFA-certified scale after they had already bled out on the dock.
Eventually, I decided to take the next step and get my Captain's License so I could have more knowledge about the water. Now I've upgraded my boat to a 26' Sportsman. Being a fishing charter captain is truly my dream job, and now I love watching my clients catch fish and have a great time more than anything. I'm incredibly blessed to be on the water every day, and it's my mission to pass on my fishing knowledge and, more importantly, my passion to clients every single day!
Captain Ross has caught numerous striped bass in the sixty pound class and prides himself on tracking the migration of keeper-size striped bass for clients to take home if they desire. Ross and Jayden are always on the water, so they know exactly where the fish are and the current patterns and migrations that are relevant for your trip. Their up-to-date local knowledge of the waters surrounding Cape Cod provides you the best chance at catching fish. You'll lunch from the boat ramp nearest the action so you maximize your time fishing! Mate Jayden will filet your fish for you on the boat at your request as well. Cape Cod Charter Guys is an award-winning expert Cape Cod fishing charter service ready to take everyone... from pro to average Joe!
Captain Ross makes it his goal not only to put you on fish but also to help you become a better angler, answering curious anglers’ questions and providing advice and tips you’ll be able to take with you each and every time you’re out on the water. Again, we make sure to cater to everyone... from pro to average Joe!
Sharing amazing fishing experiences with guests is my ultimate passion in life. As much as I enjoy fishing on my own, there’s no joy compared to being a professional Cape Cod master captain guide. I only have one mantra every time I take my clients out in the deep blue: always go the extra mile. Whether it’s providing white-glove service on board or adding literal miles to a trip to chase that bass or bluefish, I do everything I can to guarantee a perfect day out on the water. It doesn’t matter if my client is an experienced sport fisher eager to beat his personal record, a novice angler who has yet to make his first catch, or a big family of fishing enthusiasts. I go the extra mile to cater to their specific needs so they can each have an amazing fishing experience that they will talk about for years.
To guarantee a comfortable and enjoyable experience on the water, a boat has to be suitable for the waters on which it will be used. That’s why we picked a boat that’s durable and strong enough to handle the Cape seas — a 26’ Sportsman Offshore Deep V Angler Hull. The Sportsman is the only boat manufacturer that uses an adhesive bonding agent used by NASA/Space X on their space-bound shuttle panels, so their boats are guaranteed strong. We specifically chose the Offshore Deep V Angler Hull as it can take all types of water. It can handle any kind of water condition easily, even on small craft warning days.
We limit our boat party to six anglers per trip so everyone can move easily and enjoy ample legroom on the boat.
A boat is just as good as its engine. We’ve recently upgraded from the 150 Yamaha engines to the 200hp twin Yamaha engines to guarantee a speedy yet reliable trip and a safe return to dock under any condition, no questions asked.
To turn a fishing trip into a bonafide experience, we’ve equipped our Sportsman with luxurious amenities you wouldn’t expect from a basic fishing boat. We have a sound system that allows us to play our guests’ favorite tunes, adding to the enjoyable atmosphere on the boat. Our gunnel pads are soft and comfortable enough for guests to lean against while fishing, making the day so much more cozy and enjoyable.
Apart from these luxury add-ons, our boat also has an electronics and radar system that allows us to track schools and big game fish and keep an eye out for any storm or foul weather that may be coming our way.
We also provide the basics — lures, reels, live bait, and rods — so our guests need only bring their passion for fishing.
Mates Fee: Your booking includes a mate's fee. This is to ensure that your mate earns his wages for all the efforts, and safety measures he provides to you while keeping you on tight lines all day. Your Mate holds his Master's Captain's License!
Tipping: Tips are greatly appreciated for a job well done to your Mate and/or Captain.
Deposit: A 20% deposit is required for all online reservations. Your credit card will automatically be charged the deposit when the trip is confirmed.
Guide Cancellation: In the rare event that Cape Cod Charter Guys has to cancel your reservation, get your deposit back in full.
Refunds: You may cancel up to 14 days prior to your trip to get your deposit back in full. With impending weather conditions, we guarantee a 100% refund with the option to reschedule or take your deposit back.
If customers book within the 14 day window, Deposit is nonrefundable.
Our Boat: We wanted to make sure that our boat was luxurious enough so that you have a comfortable and enjoyable experience right when you leave the dock. We wanted a boat that’s durable and strong to handle the Cape seas, that's why we picked the Sportsman. It is the only company that uses the adhesive bonding agent that NASA/Space X uses to put panels on the shuttles that go to space, which makes it very strong. The Offshore Deep V Angler Hull takes all types of water. Even on small craft warning days, our boat can handle it easily. Reliability and safety-wise, we chose to upgrade from the 150 Yamaha engines to the 200 twin Yamaha engines so you will always make it back to the dock without any questions.
Boat Amenities: The sound system allows us to be able to play your favorite song no matter what genre of music you like. The soft gunnel pads are comfortable for the clients to lean against while you are fishing which makes the day much more enjoyable. Our electronics and radar system allow us to track the fish and track the storms or any foul weather that may be coming towards us.
Safety: Our life raft allows us to have the utmost safety along with our Epirb satellite location device. We also have a satellite COM's phone so no matter how far out we are we still can reach land in case anything ever should go wrong.
Specialty Info: We have gone the extra mile to understand Cape Cod Bay and the Atlantic Waters. Your captain has his Master’s Captains License and your mate has his Masters Captains License. We always go the extra mile to give the clients white glove AAA service no matter what it takes. We make every attempt to put the clients on fish every trip no matter how far we need to go.
-Sight Seeing Trips - Whale Watching , Sunset Cruises, Tour of the Cape *Call For Availability!
-Canal Bike Excursion- Cruise the Canals around Bourne with your friends and family! Capt. Ross knows the history, culture and places to Visit! He's your personal tour guide!
-Gift Certificates Available-
Expertise & Attributes
12 Years of Experience
Gear & Equipment
Boat Type: Motorboat (engine-powered)
Boat Guest Capacity: 6
Boat Length: 26
Manufacturer Name: Sportsman
Model Year: 2017
Number of Engines: 2
Horsepower per Engine: 200
Maximum Cruising Speed: 40
Features: GPS, Fish Finder, Fighting Chair, Radar, Toilet, First Mate, Livewell / Live Bait Tank