Phil Gootee

Chesapeake Bay Captain Phil Gootee

Soonest Trip Availability

Meet Captain Phil Gootee and Capt. Phil Gootee Fishing Charters and Tours

Get the chance to explore the famous Chesapeake Bay, the third largest estuary that stretches until the Atlantic Ocean. This large expanse of water is not only famous for its beauty and tourist attractions, but it also offers you a great opportunity for fishing. Create your next best fishing adventure in the waters of the Atlantic Coasts with Capt. Phil Gootee Fishing Charters and Tours in Maryland!

You will be joined by Captain Phil Gootee, a lifelong native and captain in Dorchester County, Maryland. He has been fishing and guiding for over 20 years, making him a qualified master guide. His expertise includes light tackle, and bottom fishing to reel in several species of saltwater fish, Expect to chase after Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Sea Trout, Bluefish, Atlantic Kingfish, and Striped Bass that thrive within the bay. 

"I am 51 years old and have in captain since 1991. I was a mate on my father's boat since 1984. I have two charter boats , and both are inspected vessels: 'Fish Magnet,' a Jones 42' and 'The Striker,' a Markey 46'. I keep one boat on Honga River and one on the Choptank River. The two rivers are 20 miles apart which allows me the ability to cover a large part of Chesapeake Bay. My range can be as far north as Bloody Pt. and as far south as Smith Pt. In the last few years, I have done more and more Lighthouse Tours and Sunsets to go along with fishing charters. The Bay is an incredible estuayy that all should be able to explore and experience the beauty it beholds."

Capt. Phil Gootee Fishing Charters and Tours is part of Gootee's Marine which offers, boat sales, service, repair and more, in the area. There's truly now captain more experience or knowledgable in all things marine in Chesapeake Bay.

Boat details

Embark on this journey riding a 42’ Charter Boat that can comfortably house up to 20 anglers on board. This makes the trip perfect for large groups, families, and even a crowd of fishing enthusiasts. You can also bring your children, and allow them to have an amazing experience with the captain! This boat is complete with a cabin and a bathroom to accommodate your comfort and luxury. It also has an ice box to keep your catch fresh as you bring them back to the docks! All bait and tackle will be provided by the captain. Quality fishing equipment will also be available on board to help you get the best catch. 

If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind fishing trip, and a relaxing time to cruise on the shimmering waters of the Chesapeake Bay, this trip is for you! Book a charter now with Capt. Phil Gootee Fishing Charters and Tours and make your next best fishing memory in Maryland! 

Capt. Phil Gootee Fishing Charters and Tours Available Trips


Expertise & Attributes

14 Years of Experience

fishing Attributes

Master Guide
Saltwater Fishing
Bass Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing
Good with Large Groups
Good with New Anglers
Good with Families
Good with Kids

Gear & Equipment

Available Fishing Gear

Live Bait

Good to Knows

Trip Includes

Rods, Reels, Tackle

Lures & Bait

Things to Bring

Snacks & Drinks

Wear Weather-Appropriate Clothing

Sun Protection (Sunscreen, Sunglasses, & Hats)

DEPOSIT: A deposit is required for all bookings and will be applied at checkout

BALANCE: The remaining balance is due on the trip date as either Credit or Cash.Β 

GUEST CANCELLATION: In the event that you must cancel your booking, you must do so 14 days prior to your trip date to receive a refund on your deposit. Rescheduling is encouraged and dependent on guide availability.

GUIDE CANCELLATION: In the rare event that your guide must cancel due to inclement weather, health, or equipment issues, you will have the option to reschedule your charter for a later date or receive a refund on your deposit.

TIPPING: Tips to your guide are greatly appreciated for your quality trip.