A 25 foot Southern Cross Center Console powered by a 300 HP Suzuki available for private charters guided by Captain Randy. Equipped with up-to-date electronics and all required USCG safety equipment. Provides plenty of room for your fishing experience up to 5 people. Bait, rods and tackle is all included and provided on your trip. An added ammentity includes filleting at no cost, complements of the captain. Families, children, first time anglers as well as seasoned "pros" welcome! You do not need a fishing license as you are covered under the captain. Alcoholic beverages are permitted-please drink responsibly - No drugs or illegal substances permitted.


   Our charters include full days, half days, and custom hours at your request. What do you want to target? We guide for Striped Bass, Blue Fish, Codfish, Haddock, Sharks and even Giant Blue Fin Tuna!

The Boat

Your Captain

Introduced at a young age, fishing was not only a life style of Captain Randy, but a passion. With a life long experience on the ocean with his father, the original Cod Father, as well as some good times with good friends, he recognized that this passion for the ocean could be turned into something more.

USCG Licensed, insured and over 20 years of experience on the water.


Thank you to Randy Drago for the great time fishing today with cod father fishing charters! Weather wasn't great but you still got us fish and we had a great time doing it! We can't wait to plan our next trip! Anyone looking for a private fishing charter that's relaxed and fun should set one up with cod fathers fishing! Thanks again!

-Jill C.

Went out with Randy on his beautiful boat today. We caught numerous stripers and had a great time. Randy is a good guy and he knows how to fish! Thanks for making my brother's bachelor party special Randy!

-John St.P

I went fishing with a friend not too long ago on the Codfather, came home with plenty of fish. Randy is an acceptable and responsible captain and I would recommend these guys to anyone that would like to try saltwater fishing.

-William L.

Randy is an exceptional captain that I would recommend to anyone. He put us on fish right away, and the fun did not let up until we were back at the dock. Catching fish is never a guarantee, but Captain Randy's experience put us in the best position all day and it worked.

The Merrimack is always busy and one of the most difficult bodies of water to control a boat. Captain Randy kept us safe throughout our entire trip and still managed to help us with our tackle as well as throw an extra line in to keep the action going.

His prices are extremely reasonable, his knowledge is extraordinary, and his boat is spacious and safe on the water. Captain Randy is fantastic and I recommend anyone give his services a try!

-Jeff O.

Our Address

Newburyport Boat Basin

346 Merrimac St.

Newburyport MA, 01950

Contact Us

(603) 479-2333


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