Sandy B Fishing Charters - Gloucester, MA

Deep Sea Fishing Charter Gloucester, Massachusetts

Cod, Haddock, Bluefin Tuna, Striped Bass (Stripers)


The Captain and Crew

Bruce "Capt. Bluefin" Bornstein













U.S.C.G. Licensed Captain   - 100 ton Masters License

40 Years fishing the Gloucester-Cape Ann area

30 Years running a fishing boat in the Gloucester-Cape Ann area

Thorough knowledge of the fishing grounds from Jeffrey's Ledge in Maine to the tuna grounds off Cape Cod 110 miles from our docks in Gloucester.

Proven ability to locate and land cod fish, haddock, striped bass, giant Atlantic bluefin tuna and huge racer pollock.

Proven ability to troll, chum or drift for giant tuna and monster striped bass.

Extensive knowledge in the use of marine electronics and their application in catching fish.

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with minors in math and computer science.

Owner of New England ChromaChem - a Massachusetts DEP Certified Environmental testing Lab.

Experienced analytical chemist. Primary focus on the analysis of Volatile Compounds by Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectroscopy.

Thorough knowledge of the operation and repair of analytical instrumentation in a production environment.


Mate and Captain Ira Shank

U.S.C.G. Licensed Captain

U.S. Army Commisioned Officer with 16 years service, Airborn Air Assault, Special Forces and Artillery trained.

B.S. Economics Edinboro University.

Licensed Taxidermist with over 20 years experience.

14 Years Experience as Charter Boat Mate in the Cape Ann area.

Striped Bass fishing expert.

Experienced Cod and Haddock fisherman.

Proven ability to hook and land Giant Bluefin Tuna from 50 to 900 pounds.


About the Mates

Mate Rick Delacono













U.S.C.G. Licensed Master Captain

Four years service in the US Navy

Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology

14 years experience as a charter mate

Professional striped bass fisherman

Super cod and haddock fisherman

Experienced Atlantic bluefin tuna angler

Experience fishing along the east coast of the US

Experience fishing  the California coast and Puget Sound in Washington State

Experience fishing in Guam, Hawaii and Japan 

Mate Paul Gateas


I can't say enough about "Chef Pauly". He is like a kid at sea. Pauly has a contagious love of fishing. It makes no difference whether we are battling giant tuna or catching mackeral for live bait. Pauly loves to fish, and he is a BLAST to fish with. He'll mate on a 12 hour charter, clean the boat, then stay and striper fish off the dock. Pauly has proven to be our most patient and succesful teacher for those new to fishing. 

We had to post one more picture of Pauly with his girlfriend - Grubina


Pauly's most famous line: "If you behave yourself I MIGHT share some of my fried striper."  


Mate and Captain Bill Betters

U.S.C.G. Licensed Captain   - 100 ton Masters License
Runs awesome trips for Sandy B Fishing Charters
Over 30 years experience fishing our local waters
Very personable and easy going
When needed for a large party Bill brings along his 34 Foot Hatteras
M. S. Geology
Licensed site professional

You will find that the captain and mates are intelligent and highly motivated individuals. We take great pride in our fishing. We work together as a TEAM. Our goal is to provide a safe, pleasant and successful trip for our clients!