Sport Fishing Charters and Rates

SWEET DREAM Sportfishing

2019 Tournaments

The F/V SWEET DREAM is available to charter for tournaments. Tournaments require substantial planning and commitment from both us and the charter but they take fishing to another level.

We are available for charter for the 2019 Bluefin Blowout . This is a giant tuna tournament hosted right at our home, Cape Ann Marina on July 25-27.

Tournaments are limited to crews of 4 anglers. If you are ready for a multiday high energy, high stakes adventure give us a call to talk about tournaments that we may be available for.

Sunset Cruises

Enjoy an evening on the F/V SWEET DREAM cruising the beautiful North Shore of Massachusetts. View Gloucester Harbor as fishing boats return from sea. Enjoy a scenic ride through the Anisquam River and watch the sun set over the waters of Ipswich Bay and into the dunes of Cranes Beach. These 3 to 4 hour trips are run in July and August and are sure to create special memories for you and your loved ones. 6 People Maximum. $400.00 

Custom and combination trips are available for fishing, sightseeing, whale watching, sunset cruises, boating beach trips or just plain enjoying a cruise on the ocean. Custom trips vary in price. Call and talk to Captain Bruce for ideas.


  • Departs Cape Ann Marina - Gloucester MA

  • 9-10 hour Offshore Ground Fishing (Cod, Haddock, Pollock). $1350
  • 8 hour Striped Bass and Bluefish. $1000
  • 4-5 hour Inshore Striped Bass and Bluefish. $650
  • 10+ hour Tuna (School or Giant). $1400. Generally tuna trips are extended beyond 10 hours to maximize potential of catching. All tuna over 73” belong to the boat per NMFS rules. When a giant tuna is landed the charter party will be credited 15% of the net proceeds to the boat for the sale of the fish,  up to 50% of the cost of their trip.
  • 10 hour Combo Tuna and Groundfish. $1400.
  • 9-10 hour Combo Shark and Groundfish. $1400.
  • Iron Man offshore groundfish trips - We will run to Fippennies Ledge, about 60NM from Gloucester. This area is closed to commercial fishing and the last few years the cod, haddock and pollack fishing has been outstanding. In addition, most trips produce a couple of halibut. Sharks and Tuna can also be targeted and caught opportunistically as we are groundfishing. These 13-14 hour marathon trips will be run in June, July or August and will be priced at approximately $2100 (depending on the price of diesel fuel in the summer). 
  • Shared Charters. Contact us by phone, email or our contact form and we will add you to our list to notify you of upcoming trips as they become available (once we have 5-6 individuals signed up, charter date to be agreed upon). Shared offshore full day charter trips are $250 pp, and offer a great value if you have some flexibility with your schedule.  


Sport fishing CHARTERS


​Captain Bruce Sweet
email Capt. Bruce
or Call (617) 803 1197

We allow light alcohol consumption in moderation (please no glass bottles). We DO NOT allow hard alcohol or excessive drinking. We reserve the right to limit alcohol brought on board.

We are a zero tolerance boat. No drugs are allowed aboard the F/V SWEET DREAM.

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A 50% deposit is required to hold a date. 100% payment is required before sailing. Trips must be cancelled two weeks prior to sailing to get a refund of the deposit. Trips cancelled with less than two weeks notice will result in loss of the deposit. Only the Captain may cancel a trip due to weather or otherwise. Trips cancelled by the Captain will be rescheduled at a mutually acceptable date or the payment will be refunded.

Our mates work for tips, based on service provided - a 15-20% gratuity is customary.