Meet 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 28' Nauticstar. 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!

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 Nauticstar 28 XS. This boat is designed for the serious offshore angler, it more than meets the needs of our Cape Cod deep sea fishing charters. The boat is specifically designed to provide its passengers with a smooth and soft ride and to keep them dry in the choppy conditions. This is a high performance boat that also provides guests with a luxurious experience while out on the water. It comes fully equipped with comfortable bow seating and fold down aft seats.

 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.

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Expertise & Attributes

14 Years of Experience

fishing Attributes

Master Guide
Saltwater Fishing
Live Bait
Technical Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing
Drift Fishing
Good with Large Groups
Good with New Anglers
Good with Families
Good with Kids

Gear & Equipment

Available Fishing Gear

Live Bait
Medical Supplies

Good to Knows

Captain Ross may change meeting location depending on migratory patterns. You will be alerted via email /text for any meeting location changes prior to trip date.

The captain typically launches at the following locations.

Sandwich Harbor (east end of the Cape Cod Canal)

Taylors Point in Buzzards Bay (west end of the Cape Cod Canal)

Beard's Sound

Cape Cod Bay

We go where the fish go! - Captain Ross may change your meeting location to provide you the best fishing experience possible.

Captain For Hire trips can arrange for different meeting locations based upon your boat's location

Bring the following prior to the scheduled charter:



Beverages (alcohol is allowed, in moderation)


Sunglasses, sun hat

Clothes appropriate for the weather (rain gear, if needed)

Non-slip shoes-no big work boots or heavy hiking boots on the boat.

Sea-sickness remedies, if needed (OTC medications, ginger, acupressure bracelets, etc..)

Container to bring fish home (fillet)-no hard-shelled coolers on the boat, only soft shelled coolers or backpacks.

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.


XS Nauticstar

Boat Type: Motorboat (engine-powered)

Boat Guest Capacity: 6

Boat Length: 28

Manufacturer Name: Nauticstar

Model Year: 2023

Number of Engines: 2

Horsepower per Engine: 600

Maximum Cruising Speed: 65

Boat Registration: Not Given

Features: GPS, Fish Finder, VHF Radio, First Mate, Livewell / Live Bait Tank