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Giant Bluefin Tuna Charters – The ULTIMATE ADVENTURE


Gloucester Charter Connection is your one-stop place to book the best Giant Bluefin Tuna Charters.

Gloucester is the port to begin and end your journey to catch a Bluefin Tuna, especially a Giant Bluefin Tuna.

FACT: Gloucester is the Bluefin Tuna Capital of the world and the oldest seaport in the US.

Captain Johnny Johnson has been hunting tuna for over 30 years and our fleet is comprised of well-known fishing captains revered in the area, as well as seen on the ‘Wicked Tuna’ Show, who have spent their lives studying and hunting this incredible fish. 

Beginning around July 1st through the end of the season, sometime in November, we book 1-4 day Tuna Charters. When you book for a minimum of 2 days, weather permitting, we spend the night on the ocean fishing tuna at no additional cost. This translates to almost 3 days worth of Tuna Hunting. Prices will vary depending on the number of days, the number of people and type of trip requested. Returning customers and members of the military or service members such as police and firefighters receive an additional discount. Don’t have a full group (4-6) to fill the boat? Just let us know and we will try our best to pair you with another small group or single to ensure you can afford and enjoy this adventure. See our FAQ page for answers to specific questions on our charters.


Bluefin Tuna Charters Gloucester Massachusetts


Stick around and learn more about this amazing fish with the video and story below!

This massive migratory predator can grow up to 10 feet and weigh up to two thousand pounds.

Among the largest of fish, the Bluefin Tuna is also one of the fastest, capable of bursts up to 55 miles an hour. Three-quarters muscle, hydrodynamically superb, with a powerful heart, ramjet ventilation, heat exchangers, and other special adaptations, the Bluefin Tuna fish is built for speed. No predators except the mako shark and the killer whale can catch it. Because of this remarkable speed, the Swedish naturalist Linnaeus gave the Bluefin Tuna its scientific name, Thunnus thynnus, from thuno, the Greek verb meaning “rush.” They can swim from just beneath the surface of the water to as deep as 3000 feet in a matter of hours.

The Bluefin Tuna frequents both the Atlantic and the Pacific. The Atlantic population spawns in the Gulf of Mexico and the Mediterranean and feeds as far north as the Arctic Circle, making it one of the long-distance champions among migratory fish. By the age of 15 a Bluefin Tuna will have swum an estimated million miles. In fact, it moves every minute of its life. Prevent it from swimming and it will soon die from lack of oxygen.

Seven giant Bluefin Tuna tagged in the Straits of Florida have been recaptured in Norwegian waters, lean in contrast to the resident giants, presumably from migrating across the relatively barren mid-Atlantic. The crossing takes two to four months; one tuna averaged 80 miles a day, a current-assisted cruising speed of three knots. To date, only six small bluefin, tagged in the eastern Atlantic have been recaptured in the west. Conclusion: The Atlantic Bluefin Tuna population consists of separate eastern and western stocks with a small, variable interchange.