Aug 232017

Captain John Potter’s the “SKIPPER” offers twice daily fishing trips where the fishing is good and the catching is better

by Diane Alter

The faces of returning passengers from a trip aboard the “SKIPPER” say it all. Big smiles and high fives tell the best story.

A fixture on Martha’s Vineyard for decades, Captain John Potter’s “SKIPPER” is docked at slip No. 74 at the Oak Bluff Harbor. It’s easy to find. Just look for where eager guests are awaiting for the next trip out or where a hub of activity occurs upon one of the SKIPPER’s always successful returns.

Consistently bestowed with the honor of being named the island’s “Best Charter Boat,” Captain John Porter has been taking children and adults on four hour long fishing trips and scenic rides for a long time. The experience shows when passengers return with plenty of fish and plenty of fish tales.

To be sure, Captain Porter knows where the fish are biting. This fishing savant promises there will be fish—lots of fish.

Many “SKIPPER” guests simply opt to just enjoy a relaxing and safe ride around MV with a skilled captain at the helm. Indeed, the “SKIPPER” is licensed and inspected annually by the Coast Guard. A powerful diesel engine propels the boat at 10 knots to the fishing grounds. The boat is equipped with two radios and two fathometers to ensure safety at all times.

The “SKIPPER” also has a proven hull design for a smooth, comfortable trip. The boats also boasts a clean modern restroom and Captain Porter and his crew have a longstanding stellar reputation.

Available for Daily Fishing Trips, Sunset Cruises, Private Charters, the “SKIPPER” is also available to host company, bachelor, or birthday parties of any size group of up to 40 people. Catering on these special charter cruises is available upon request.

Captain John and his crew, like any good fishermen, have their share of salty fish tales that grow more colorful with each telling. Make sure you book a trip on the “SKIPPER” so that you too always have fish tale of your own to share.

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Capt. John Potter
“Party Boat Skipper”

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