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I want to thank you and your crew for another great day of fishing on Saturday. Once again, you guys came up big for us with your skill, experience and professionalism. I was kind of looking out at some of the other boats we were getting close to on the water while fishing, and it just didn’t seem to me that they were getting quite the kind of action we were. Kudos to you guys!




Larry Hand


Service Sales Engineer

August 17, 2019

Capt. Dave,

Have been fishing on Party Boats for many, many years. 

The Queen Mary is the absolute best!!!


My party of 8 people had a wonderful day, thank you & the crew again.



Bob Pierce

June 5, 2019


Wanted to thank you and your crew again for another great trip on Saturday.  I have received several emails from our customers, raving about the great time they had. You guys put us on some great fish and as always, you provided skill and professionalism. I have attached a few pictures from Saturday.




Larry Hand

My husband& I took friends on this 3 hour- FANTASTIC ocean cruise along the beautiful NJ shore. We saw dozens of magnificent dolphin- it was awesome! Their website tells you to be aware if you are prone to sea sickness. We had no issues& LOVED the whole experience. Thanks to hard working friendly,fun crew, we had a great time! We highly recommend & will be heading out with the Queen Mary again!

Very professionally run operation. This is the second time I went blue fishing on the Queen Mary. Both times, the captain and the crew were very professional yet friendly and helpful. The poles and lure are all provided for you so you don't have to bring anything. There is a large cabin with tables and seating so you can bring your lunch and eat it on the way out or back. They use radar to find the school and just about everyone caught at least one fish. Some people caught 15 (limit). On the way back, the crew clean and fillet the fish for you so all you have to do is take it home and cook it, or freeze it, since you will probably have more fish than you know what to do with. I highly recommend the Queen Mary, they know what they are doing! There's nothing worse than chartering a trip with some amateur operation, paying a lot of money, and coming home with nothing, that's happened to me plenty of times, but not on the queen Mary in Point Pleasant.

Had a great time on the queen mary. I would recommend the queen mary to my friends a family.. Thanks to capt Dave and his very helpful crew. My party and I had a blast.. & we can't wait to schedule another fun filled day on the queen mary... Thanks again guys.. From Brian Davis & friends..

Great Time !! My 3 boys and 2 nephews had a great time and the fishing was very good. We did the afternoon Tuesday Family trip to get my nephews and younger boys started on fishing. The mates Eric, Brad and Hunter really helped out with our boys and went the extra mile to help them catch some fish. They had their hands full with a full boat and really moved around to make sure everyone was being helped. Thumbs up for a great crew. Looking forward to our next trip out soon.

The Best Captain and Crew in the Fleet from Atlantic Highlands to LBI!! I've been fishing on party boats along the NJ coast for 37 years since I was 12 years old and Queen Mary's owner and Captain Dave Riback and his crew, Erik, Rick, Trevor, Dean and others, are the most professional and top notch I have ever met. These guys truly want each and every customer on the boat to catch fish, and Captain Dave and his crew do everything possible to make that happen. I started fishing on the Queen Mary 3 years ago after my boss told me how he was part of the Queen Mary crew years ago. That was Why I started fishing on the Queen, but JB, Dave, Erik and the rest of the crew are THE reason I Only fish on the Queen Mary when I want to catch bluefish and stripers. Sometimes the fish just won't bite, that's why it's called fishing and not catching, but if you want the be provided the best possible fishing experience, then the Queen Mary, it's captain and crew are the best out there. They are very personable and have great conversation and stories to offer during those moments when the fish aren't cooperating, and when they are, they hustle to get your fish in the boat. When things get really hectic with fish on all over the boat, the captain is there right along with the crew to gaff or net your fish.

Fun trip, helpful crew! This was just another thing to check off the bucket list. Went with my wife our three children and my brother-in-law. Not a lot of fish biting but it was obvious the crew did all they could to make this a fun experience. It was exciting to catch a few sand sharks (especially during shark week), no keepers from our group and only one sea bass keeper for the entire boat. The sea was rough towards the end and I am proud to say I was the only one to get sick, the kids are still laughing about that one. Thank you to the crew of the Queen Mary for a great time.

Excellent day of fishing on the Queen Mary! My husband went out on the Queen Mary a few days ago and had a fantastic time! He said that Captain Dave and the other guys were really knowledgeable, helpful & friendly and made the trip great. He made friends with the other guys on the trip too, and they all caught lots of fish and had an exciting, fun day in the sun! We had yummy bluefish tacos for dinner that night, which I highly recommend--I had never had bluefish before and was surprised by how good it was! We've been on other fishing trips, and we know how important the captain & crew can be--they can make all the difference, and that's why we highly recommend going out on the Queen Mary!

Excellent Fishing Fun! I grew up at the Jersey shore and currently live in the Midwest now. I wanted to take my wife and friend out on a fishing boat and we chose the Queen Mary. The fishing this day was fair and the captain continuously moved the boat around every 25-35 minutes looking for schools of fish. We had a great time and caught 10-15 fish a piece (mainly little Bluefish and a few Bonita's, little tunas). The deckhands/mates were very polite and skilled and were always around when and if you needed their help getting a fish off the hook. Two things I would like to address from previous reviewers or future passengers: 1) I would always take motion sickness medicine the night before and the morning off your trip when going out on a fishing boat unless you have been before and are 100% sure you don't get sea sick. You can take either Bodine or Dramamine. I took Bodine and it worked great. My wife and I felt great even when the seas got a little choppy. 2) We have seen other reviews here on Tripadvisor stating they were disappointed there was a $1 fee for each fish you had the boat fillet. I ask these people "Have you ever tried to fillet a fish?" I prefer not to have bones in My fish so I was happy to have an EXPERT clean them. If you are looking for a fishing boat experience, I would recommend the Queen Mary. Check out their website before traveling and I cannot stress enough the importance of taking motion sickness medicine. Charter fishing boats obviously aren't free so just understand that this is the livelihood for the Captain and crew of most if not all of the fishing boats at the Jersey shore. They need to earn a living just like their passengers.

Worth it! My son has always wanted to go fishing. So we finally took him for his 13th birthday. Capt. Dave and his crew were great. The first trip we took was an afternoon family cruise. We did not make it out to the ocean due to the weather. Although we were disappointed we realize the captain made the correct decision for our safety and well-being. We enjoyed it so much that we booked another trip in the am. This time we made it out to sea. We had a great time! Everyone caught some great blue fish and a few other varieties of fish. The Queen Mary will be the only vessel we charter for Jersey Shore fishing.

"Great Boat, Capt., and Crew" My brother and I have been fishing on the Queen Mary for several years. We also fished on several other party boats in the Point Pleasant/Brielle area and have made the QM our boat of choice. Captain Dave, Eric and crew work hard to make the fishing experience enjoyable for both the experienced and novice fisherperson. They have both baitcasting and spinning retail equipment and provided instructions on the use of the equipment. Captain Dave is honest about the current ocean and fishing conditions. We've called Dave on several occasions and was told to stay home because either the ocean/weather conditions were going to be nasty or the fish were not biting. Our latest outing on the QM was August 1. There were approximately 40 people on the boat and everyone caught fish. Capt. Dave continually moved the boat to follow the fish. My only criticism of the operation is that the mates scrub the boat deck on the way back to the dock so the customers have to move around the boat to avoid the scrubbing operation. This is a pain in the butt especially when there is a crowd on the boat.

Excellent fishing trip for me and my son! Went on the Queen Mary Saturday Sept 27 and had an excellent fishing trip! Capt. Dave and his crew were truly dedicated to seeing that all their guests were given the opportunity to catch fish . . . and we did!! I saw a true passion they had in doing all they could for us to catch fish. My son shares the same passion (9 yrs old) and ended up catching 5 bluefish These guys know what they are doing and you can clearly see it. I can not thank them enough as I set this trip up for my Son's birthday and I came home with him thrilled on deep sea fishing with Capt Dave. I would recommend the Queen Mary to all and honestly am not the type to even write reviews, but this trip was perfect! Thank you so much Capt Dave and know we will be back to fish with you !

Great Time! Went with my brother 25 years ago.Witnessed a air to sea rescue,when a customer cut his finger.The crew was very professional and helpful . I'll never forget that day (first ever fishing trip for blues).

Blue fishing on the queen mary. Captain Dave did an outstanding job finding the fish. Boat was full of people of all levels of fishing experience and the crew was incredible. The action was fast and furious and everyone went home with fish. Check out the website for photos. Cut the dark meat out of the filets and grill in foil with some butter and some mayo, salt and pepper. Mmmmm. That's some good fish.

Best fishing trip in years!! As someone who grew up in Jersey who now lives in Kentucky I try to get out on the ocean whenever I make it back to the shore. Today Captain Dave and Rick took us out and the fishing was fantastic. Because blues and stripers haven't been great, he took us out to the wrecks where we absolutely nailed sea bass and ling all day. At least 20 fish total for me alone including a cooler full of fillets for dinner. Captain Dave is a solid dude and Rick is a great mate who helped the less experienced anglers and those of us with experience as well. Highly recommended!

Absolutely the best experience fishing. The staff were kind, knowledgeable and so helpful. The boat was extremely clean and the woman's bathroom accommodations were also clean. I enjoyed my trip so much, I have brought my girl friends out to enjoy a great day fishing, seeing whales and proposes. Thank you Queen Mary for your excellent service.

Fabulous!!! Went out on July 4th. Had a great time! Staff was over the top helpful! A wonderful day! Will go out on the Queen Mary again!

Great time with friends A few weeks ago I went fishing on the Queen Mary. My friends and I had a great time. We all caught a number of sea bass and fluke. Although we had no keeper fluke we had a handful of sea bass to take home. I highly recommend the Queen Mary, their crew is very knowledgeable and professional. As for the boat, it was very clean and the deckhands cleaned throughout the day making for a very good time.

Great staff! Went out with my brothers at the start of July 4th weekend. The staff was truly amazing and helpful, especially the young hired hands. They said it had been a rough morning, but that noon everyone on board was loading up on black sea bass. Would definitely go fishing with them again! They were also extremely helpful and respectful with filleting my catch in accordance with my "kosher needs". Great guys!

Had a nice experience on the queen mary. First might I say the boat was very clean even the bathrooms. The vessel was small though. There were so many people there trying to fish that we spent more time untangling our lines . I associated the crowded atmosphere because it was a saturday. I must also say that the crew was VERY PATIENT with Me .helping me through out the day. Courtious and polite While tending to 50 other people who knew how to ACTUALLY FISH. I lost a piece of thier fishing equipment to the ocean. I paid for it. ..gladly. I would suggest this fishing vessel to anyone who wants to fish. But try to go during the week. I caught 15 fish, Weekends are not good#nospacetofish##.

Another Fun Trip ! Capt John, My son and I had a great time aboard this afternoon as usual. Mates always working hard and Capt John did his best to keep us on the fish. We had a mixed bag of blues and mackeral and my son released a huge shark that made his day ! It really was a lifetime experience for him. Your mates are awesome and really go the extra mile for us every time we are out on the boat, which is why we keep coming back. Rich, Trevor, Jake, Jarod ( hope i didn't miss anyone ) really all help out and always go the extra mile. They even scrubbed down my cooler at the end of the trip inside and out to get the stains off and I didn't even ask. NO OTHER BOAT does this and I've been fishing since I was 6 years old. See You Soon !

Always a good time on the queen! While most boats are happy to stay in one place and save gas captains Dave and JB are always on the move looking for the best possible fishing locations. Very few times we have not caught a lot of fish on the Queen. The mates Eric and Trevor are very knowledgeable and good personalities always willing to help we have enjoyed fishing on the Queen for well over 25 years

Great late afternoon fishing and fireworks! Very attentive hands managed a full boat of families and fishermen (and fisherwomen). First fishing, then fireworks off PPB. Great weather, very clean boat and even some fish to catch. Highly recommended for a great combo-fishing and fireworks.

Bustin their butts Have made several trips this Summer on the boat and while the fishing may have been up and down, the experience was always top notch. From the moment you drive into the lot you are greeted with a smile from the captain or one of the mates. They help you board with your gear and always as the right questions. "where would you like to fish ?" " how many are in your party" " do you need equipment". The boat itself is spotless, the mates are very attentive and all on the boat try to give you the best experience they can. The Captain works hard to put you on the fish and if this boat isn't catching, that just means no one is catching. They are not afraid to switch gears midday in an attempt to let the customers bend the rod. The "regulars" on this boat are more than willing to offer advice when asked and I often see them give up fighting their own fish to hand their rod off to a young child or woman so they can experience the thrill of the catch. I will continue to make the trek down from Northern NJ, bypassing the other boats that are closer because I know I will have a great experience on the Queen Mary. In the last year my wife and daughter have had the experience of fighting sharks and my boys have been able to experience the thrill of catching some inshore tunas..

Always an amazing time! I've been out on the Queen Mary a few times and every time I have an extremely amazing experience. My first time out, Captain Dave and the crew made sure I caught some fish by helping me out! With the good start we were able to catch 13 bluefish and 1 sea bass! I highly recommend this fishing boat for anyone whether they are just starting out fishing, an experienced fisherman, a child or of any age! It's always an amazing time and I wouldn't go anywhere else! It's fun for large groups or even to go alone!

Quality Fishing Every Time! I've been fishing on this boat for several years now. They always put you on fish and make sure that your time out is enjoyable. The captain and crew are hardworking. This is easily the best boat on the Jersey Shore. Thank you Captain Dave and crew for making our fishing trips the best. Matt and Rob

"Awesome Bluefishing" Another fine day on the Queen Mary. My brother and I have been fishing on the QM for years and Capt. Dave seldom disappoints. On our last trip, Capt. Dave had a difficult decision to make. The striper fishing had been very good prior to our trip. Because of this, most of the customers on the boat were hoping to fish for them. But, on this day, the fishing fleet was having trouble putting stripers in the boat. Knowing that the bluefishing had been consistently good, Dave had a mate pool the customers to see what they wanted to do. We wanted to catch fish, so, bluefishing it was. Dave made the right decision because the bluefishing was excellent. Dave and the mates were even hooking fish for the novice fisherman and handing the rods back to them so they could fight the fish. After several hours of great fishing, Dave went in search of the illusive stripers, but it wasn't meant to be. It was a very enjoyable trip and the Captain and mates worked hard to keep everyone happy.

Best striper trip of my life! I've been on a couple of boats where we had all out slammer blue or 24"inch to 30"inch striper slaughters.but I've never seen schools and schools of big and I mean big stripers from 1st stop til almost end of the day we were catching 40"inch plus stripers and it was a slaughter I do know that kind of quality trophy sized striper fishing is really really rare u may get a little shot of them where 6 people hook them and out of the 6 they land 2 .that trip 11/16/2015 will be in my logs forever wow what a day ill be back this up coming Sunday hope to get just some of that again.ty to captain and crew all were running around to make sure everybody got atleast one of them trophy fish of a lifetime to most.

You won't find a better crew anywhere! Took advantage of the nice December weather and wanted to see if I could catch a keeper or two. I have gone out on the Queen Mary many times over the years but this is my first review. Eric, Rick and Trevor are the deck hands. They are friendly and knowledgable and will do everything to make your fishing experience a fun one. If you are a novice, don't feel funny. These guys will take the time to show you what to do so you can put some fish in your cooler. Captain Dave will put you on the fish. He too will impart his fishing expertise on the customers. Yesterday, he had a great collection of early seventies music playing over the intercom. The Queen Mary has men's and women's bathrooms and a large heated cabin to eat your breakfast or lunch. There is a 7-11 across the street to grab a coffee and some ice. I did land a keeper yesterday. My wife and I will have some of it for dinner tonight.

Fantastic tour of island tailored to suit! This was definitely the best excursion we booked on any cruise so far. Queen Mary tailored our tour to not only hit traditional hot spots but added a few for our requests including the best banana daiquiris anywhere! Rum was free flowing and everyone had a great time. Will go again!

Great captain and crew; great fishing I have taken many fishing trips with the Queen Mary. Their web site gives an accurate picture on how the fishing is doing and what to bring. This week, I had a great time catching 10 blue fish from 8 to 12 pounds each. Captain Dave found the fish and stayed on them. Mates Eric and Ric were great in helping me and other customers by tieing on the right jigs, setting drags on reels, giving advice, gaffing fish and filleting fish at the end of the day. All in all a great trip with a great boat and crew.

Professional Captain and Crew!!!! We had a great trip on the Queen Mary this weekend!!! The weather conditions were very rough, but the Captain and Crew were nothing less than stellar. The Captain did everything he possibly could to get fish in the boat and we managed to pick up a couple of nice blue fish. I have been on several charter boats in the past, but I will not be paying for an expensive boat ride again, these guys want you to catch fish!!! I highly recommend booking a fishing trip with the Captain and Crew of the Queen Mary, you won't be disappointed!!!

Stripers sought and fought! Big shout out to Captain Dave who put us on bunker and susequently bass and didn't run back to port based solely on time, since it took a little while to get live bunker. The crew worked hard to keep folks "untangled" as live lining can be difficult. Recommend the bass trip, even though on this particular day (5/22/2016) there was confusion around reservations, the Captain made it right by correcting problem! Queen Mary is an incredible opportunity to catch large stripers especially when capacity is limited to 25.

Very impressed! Took an excursion on the Hail Mary for my fish fishing experience. Complete fishing rookie. Despite that, the deck hands and captain were beyond amazing and helpful. The friends vibe on the boat and the thrill of catching fish was incredible. I now have a love for fishing and would recommend Hail Mary to all experienced or new, it was the time of my life.

Bluefishing! Started out a bit slow but picked up by mid-day. 1st timer on the Queen Mary but satisfied w/ the outcome of our trip. I would recommend sailing out w/ this boat. Crew & captain are great!!

"All Bluefish" Fished on the QM on Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. Capt. JB was at the helm. It was well worth the trip from Pittsburgh. The fishing was good, the Captain lots of fun and the mates extremely helpful. Captain JB had to cover a lot of ocean to find fish, but the boat ride paid off. We caught large bluefish most of the day. My brother and I have fished on the QM many times over the years and she is always our boat of choice. Both Captains JB and Dave will do what ever it takes to find and caught fish. The only negative on Sunday was the crowd on the boat. I guess that should have been expected! The mates made every effort to minimize the tangles and lost fish.

Awesome trip! The crew was extremely helpful and friendly, the boat was packed but not crowded which was nice they made sure everyone got to catch something, overall a great trip

Magic hour striper fishing Went for stripers magic hour on the Queen Mary. Best trip ever. Caught monster stripers. You won't be disappointed. Great captain and crew.

Enthusiastic captain,capable and courteous crew. I went fishing on the queen Mary out of pt .pleasant beach,nj on may31 and June 1 for stripers and then bluefish.on the first trip ,a large striper took a pass at my live lined bunker and missed .I thought Cpt. Dave was going to jump out of his skin,it was nice to see the enthusiasm from someone who has been in the business for over twenty-five years . The following day we were fishing north of sandy hook ,it was"a pick"Cpt . Dave said we would return to the dock at 3pm rather than 2:30 to give us a chance to catch a few more.on the return trip,birds were diving,baitfish were jumping and bluefish were swarming .Cpt Dave put us on the fish,everyone caught,and when we returned to the basin it was after4:00pm.The mates,Rick and Erik were courteous and professional.they weren't screamers, they dident pander to the regulars and and they spent additional time with the less proficient.Two good trips with an enthusiastic captain and professional crew .Highly recommend

Striper fishing Great captain and crew do all they can to get you fish. Even when the fish don't cooperate it's still a good trip. I have been on party boats for over 40 years and this is a damn good one.

Trip of a lifetime! Capt Dave has been fishing point pleasant waters for over 30 years. I am a career maritime pilot and I recognize Dave as a competent mariner and the best party boat captain in the area. The Queen Mary is a seaworthy boat and the owner and crew keep it clean and top operating condition. My fiance and I went out with Queen Mary and crew this past week for the trip of a lifetime. Capt. Dave goes where the fish are. Dave goes above and beyond along with his crew to make sure everyone has a great experience. The crew was very polite and quickly there to assist with tangles and landing monster fish.

Always the best in party/charter boat fishing! The Queen Mary has always been the best party boat fishing experience out of Point Pleasant. Safe, Professional, Clean and Polite crew keep you catching and not just fishing!

Great time with our kids! This was a great time! All of the crew members were helpful! We took a group of 10 while in town for a sports tournament. Everyone had a great time and we all are looking forward to a fish fry!!

Excellent Crew I highly recommend Queen Mary. The crew is polite and friendly. Also, it is very kid friendly. For those with children I overheard the captain ask a group not to curse since there were children aboard.

Great first fishing trip!! Had a great experience on this boat!! My son and I had a terrific time fishing July 14th, We each caught over 25 mackerel. The deckhands Erik and Jared were very patient with my son and I as it was our first time ever fishing on a party boat. The boat was comfortable and clean. I highly recommend the Queen Mary!!

Great Fishng Boat Went with my family, 2 kids 8 & 11. Wonderful time, very clean boat. Deck hands were patient, helpful and friendly. Showed the kids the different types of fish as people catch them. Highly recommend this company!

Plenty of fish and lots of smiles! Once on the boat we were given a great spot for the 4 of us on the stern. Our rods were all set up and the journey began! Jake was the first of the staff to greet us and was very polite and extremely informative. Trevor and the other 2 staff members were great as well. Very patient with the tangles and encouraging when standing by for the next catch! It was such a great day! I cannot wait to do it again. Be sure to tip the guys- they more than deserve it!

My Experience I took my two youngest boys (11 and 10yrs) for their first deep sea fishing trip and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. The crew was friendly helpful and Justin pleasure in general. I would highly recommend going on the queen married to anyone looking to have a good time and a great day at sea.

Great Experience Nate, Trevor and Phil were super helpful and knowledgeable! They had great attitudes and were right on it when anyone had a "bird's nest" or "tangled lines"! Captain found a couple of good holes, but only able to keep the Mackerel. All the Flounder were under 18" so too small to keep. Groupon coupon use was easy and hassel-free! What a great deal with the coupon. Boat was clean! Only suggestion is that "filling" up the boat with guests, makes for tight fishing space and lots of tangled lines. Definitely would have been a more comfortable trip with a few less people. Couple of tips: definitely wear a hat, bring sunscreen and chips or some snack. We brought a cooler and each ended up only having our water and a total of 2 beers. You cannot drink & fish, as there are no cupholders and boat rocks pretty good while you are stopped to fish. You definitely need both hands to fish. Would recommend Queen Mary for sure!

Family fishing fun! Enjoyed the family outing with my 10 year old grand daughter yesterday 8/16. First time deep sea fishing for her and it was a wonderful experience. The boat was in great shape, the rod and reel supplied was well maintained and our fellow fisherman were friendly. Can't say enough good things about the crew. They were fun, experienced, helpful and patient with the newbies; showing us how to bait the hook, cast our line, fix tangles, reel in our catch to taking pictures with our "trophies", filleting the keepers and just making the entire trip fun. The 4 hour trip flew by and not once did I hear "I'm bored" or see the cell phone appear except to take a picture. I would whole heartedly recommend taking a trip on the Queen Mary.... You won't be disappointed!!! Thank you for helping me make some special memories with my granddaughter as well as enjoy a great time fishing.

Wondwerful Fishing Trip with My 5 yr old Daughter (Her first trip). I cannot say enough praising words of Captain Dave, Erik, and Jake. I took my 5 year old daughter fishing this past Friday and she had a wonderful time. The Captain, Crew, and also the Queen Mary's clientele are wonderful people that went out of their way to make her feel more comfortable on her first fishing trip. She had the time of her life, was very proud of her accomplishment, and now calls her and I "Fishing Buddies". I highly commend them on a first rate family fishing experience for you, your family, and your sons and daughters as young as 5 years old. I have been going solo for a few years, but will definitely be bringing my daughter back.

Great boat, fine crew, good fishing! Our trip on the neighboring Cock Robin was cancelled due to a light turn-out this day, so we were referred to the Queen Mary who readily accommodated my son & I. I have known of this boat and knew former crew members for many years, but this was our 1st time out with them - we were exceptionally well pleased! We started catching fish immediately out of the inlet, and the Captain moved on to other locations when things slowed, and kept us active with a variety of species throughout the day. He and the crew were outstanding and on-hand to help all aboard during the entire trip. We would certainly recommend them to others - particularly those families new to the sport. Thanks for a great day!

Great experience! I fished on the Queen Mary in the past week, the boat was clean, and well maintained. The crew and captain were both very accommodating and overall my family and I had a great time! Almost everyone on the trip caught a fish. Will return!

Sucessful day meeting or exceeding expectations. The captain and entire crew was responsive, helpful and generally great with the kids. The kids 5,11, 3 all had a super time.

Great trip! I've been on many party fishing boats and the Queen Mary ranks with some of the best. The captain and the crew were very attentive and helped to make the trip a great experience. Everyone on the boat appeared to catch all the mackerel they wished as well as many catching sea bass & fluke, despite the high winds & waves that came in as the day progressed.

Great trip Chartered the boat for a corporate outing. From the Captain to the crew everyone was great. The boat and bathrooms are clean and well maintained. Everyone caught fish and had a great time. We will be using the Queen Mary in the future.

Great Trip !! Went out on the Queen Mary with my wife and two young children (7 and 5 yr old) and we had a great day. We're novice fishermen and the capt. and crew were extremely helpful to all of us, particularly the kids. They couldn't have made us feel more welcome. We were hoping for a bite or two but ended up catching a ton of fish. Highly recommended!

Friendliest and most knowledgeable Captain and Crew in NJ. We live in the DC metro area and our group of friends (6-10 of us) regularly fish with Captain Dave and his crew Erik, Rick, Jake, and Trevor. That's a 3 and a half hour drive and we'd make the trip because the Capt'n and his crew know how to catch fish. We always have a good time, that's why we're back year after year!

Solid trip! This was a "bonito and false albacore special" which is a little different than the regular trip. Captain worked hard to find the fish and wasn't afraid to burn fuel looking for them. We all caught lots of fish though the target species were a little elusive. We saw a large whale close to the boat which was really cool! Captain and Crew were pleasant, friendly, and easy to get along with. Only ding against the trip was that the crew spent a good amount of time fishing (in the best spot) rather than helping the new fisherman with the techniques of albie/bonito fishing. About half of the target species caught that day were caught by the crew, so they know what they are doing! If they spent that time teaching, rather than fishing, I think it would've been a better experience for some of the patrons.

Great fishing Just took our second trip on the Queen Mary and just like the first trip it was great! The captain and crew are fantastic and try to make sure everyone catches fish! I can't wait to go again!!!

False albacore, bonito and mahi Great trip, super professional crew and captain makes everyone feel like family. Great boat for all skill levels of fisherman. Cant wait to go for bass!

False Albacore limeted trip, ONE OF THE BEST TRIPS EVER!! The captain had us in fish from the moment we stopped. The mates where first rate gave us tips on how to land more fish. I never had to ask for a thing. When things where crazy and that was often the Captain and mates helped us work together so we all landed our fish. I have fished this boat many times and will continue to do so for years to come. Looking forward to a bluefish and bass trip very soon.

best head boat east coast great for novice family and salty veterans alike. Friendly both crew and clientele.Professional on every level. Fished since '70's

Top professional outfit! What a great day out with Captain Dave and the crew of the MV Queen Mary. The weather was great and Dave certainly put us on to the stripers all day. Rick, Eric and Jake work tirelessly all day to make sure that the clients have a great day out on the water. Don't worry if you don't have any experience, the crew will do all the setup and get you started, plus give you some good tips to have you pulling in the big ones. Bring some food and drinks with you. You can grab them at the 7/11 across the road. The boat leaves at about 7:30, unless it is full, so get there early. Free parking is available behind Spikes Fish Market, just down from the road bridge on 35. Don't forget to pack an extra jacket, as it can get cold out there on the water. Please check the Facebook page out, to make sure they are sailing, as the weather can dictate times. You want to go fishing in Point Pleasant, then go for the Queen Mary.

Great time, great captain and crew! This was not my first time on the QM, but it was my 16 year old daughter's. It was great to see how they treated the youngsters on board, giving tips and encouragement, and congratulating them when they caught. Captain Dave even came down to show my daughter some techniques. These guys really try for you. I couldn't be happier with this boat.

Point Pleasant Fishing at its best! Great owner and crew! Always a good day of fishing on the Queen Mary. The crew is right there to help with a catch.

Great Day of Fishin with Captain Walt! So, I've been wanting to try Bud and Mary's for a while and I finally had time to get down to Islamorada. So, we started off with groups of people yellow tail fishing off the back and or catching mostly porgy via bottom fishing. I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to yellow tailing, but I caught 4, many porgys, a toro, and an Almaco Jack. Everyone had a fair amount of time yellow tailing, and everyone caught fish, there was a couple that even caught a nice hogfish. But most Captain Walt is a Funny character that made it fun, once ya get used to his brand of humor. It was a Great day out on the water.

A great fishing experience! I have been on a lot of party boats in the area and the Queen Mary was one of the best! All the mates were attentive to all patrons but the best part was the learning experience. I got better at casting my broom stick pole ( I left my spin rod at home) and could flip the fish over the rail by the day's end. I took my husband for his birthday and he too had a great experience. I already booked a Striper trip....can't wait!

Great Charter! Crew was polite, informative, helpful and considerate. Even on a day that was slow fishing they made sure to take care of everyone for next time and get the boat a few good runs before heading back. Looking forward to my next trip with them!

Hands down best Fishing Boat around! I've been fishing all my life and owned a boat many years ago so i'm conscious of the amount of hard work needed to maintain the boat and run a successful business. These guys are the best in the business and work extremely hard catering to their customers. They are always working with the customers trying hard to put fish on the boat and most of the time they are very successful at it. ( I've been on dozens of head boats and none work as hard as these guys do ). The Magic Hour Striper trip we just went on was pretty good and although my kids and I failed to hook up, several other people caught about 8 BIG Bass in a run that lasted about 45 minutes. We still had fun and I had a great time out with my kids, my youngest even photo bombed the captains son who landed the first Bass of the trip. Captain Dave even stayed out an extra hour trying to get more fish on the boat and 1 more bass was landed right at the end of the trip. Thanks again guys for another fun time, looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Didn't lack for effort! Captain and crew did everything possible to assist and encourage patrons on a very slow night. Crew was attentive to needs and proactive. Bunker and striper generally uncooperative. My grandson hooked the only striper and lost it after a nice battle. Got a big lump in my throat after seeing the success of the night after but that is the chance you take. Thanks to the Queen Mary!

46.1!!!! This crew was funny, informative, and very attentive!!! I wouldn't think twice to recommend or go again!!! The crew saved me from loosing this girl!!! Thanks guys!!!

Queen Mary Fishing, best fishing boat in New Jersey. The Captain n crew give you the best fishing experience there is. Professional in ever way... Highly recommended!!!!! Check them out in Point Pleasent NJ.. 

Magic Hour Trip! Best boat I've ever been on for blues and stripers! Captain and crew are first rate! Dave did a great job improvising when bait was scarce and really does all he can to get everybody to catch a fish! We stayed out late to try and get one last bite. My dad and I have never been let down on the Queen. I'd recommend this boat to anybody.

Striper Fishing with Queen Mary - Magic Hour.. I was really looking forward to making this trip with the Queen Mary for Striped Bass. The Weather was nice and the conditions looked great However, I was disappointed by this trip.. First of all, we had to spend the first 1.5 hours of our trip catching our own bait. I feel that for the price we paid to make this trip - all together I paid $88- and for the number of people on the boat, that bait should have been previously available to the customer. Fortunately the crew was very adept at fishing for bait and we got a decent amount of live bunker. However, several passengers never even tried to help. They just sat there eating and drinking while the rest of us worked diligently.... of course these passengers had NO PROBLEM using the bait that the rest of us caught. Additionally,some passengers ignored the posted signs at the dock stating that "no braided line" was to be used and that they also apparently ignored the briefing from the mates about the protocol necessary to fish effectively and courteously. Those of us who did pay attention were instructed to move up and down the deck as our live bait swam around in order to get out of each others' way and to avoid tangles - we did so. As you can guess, the braided-line-stationary-fishermen ended up frequently tangling everyone's line and we spent a lot of downtime getting untangled from these inconsiderate individuals. The captain and the crew were great! They were friendly and very accommodating; working very hard to make the trip enjoyable and successful for everyone. They were also patient with the customers who had problems. Although three huge Stripers were caught, there were 22 passengers on the boat. That is only a 13% success rate. Of course the largest fish was caught by one of the non-bait fishing drunks to add insult to injury. I was hoping for better, but that's fishing. Ultimately though,for most of us, this trip was just an expensive boat ride.

Always a great day on the Queen Mary! I have been fishing with the Queen Mary for a few years now and it wasn't until I tried another boat through a groupon that I realized how great this boat and crew are. Upon arrival you'll see Captain Dave greeting everyone as they board as the crew helps people load their coolers and gear on board. The mates will get you set-up and help you throughout the day whether it be getting fish on board or an issue with your gear and giving tips as needed/wanted. They make it a point to introduce themselves and learn your name which makes you feel like a friend fishing rather than a customer. If you are new to fishing or are a seasoned angler, you will enjoy yourself on this boat, whether it be the biggest fish pool, the fun competitive atmosphere, the option to rent gear, the community feel they create or the awesome music they play. They will also clean and filet so the prep work is done before you walk off the boat. Highly recommend the Queen Mary!

Terrific day of fishing. Captain kept us on the fish by moving to multiple locations. Crew was experienced and friendly. Rental equipment was great too. Highly recommended!

Great Fun For The Whole Family! We had an awesome day on the Queen Mary. The difference between this boat and the others is the Captain and Crew. Cannot say enough great things about them. This was a first time trip for our teenagers, and the help and instructive tips made a new generation of fishing enthusiasts. This is a trip the whole family will enjoy. Everyone caught a lot of fish and many of them were big enough to keep. We enjoyed our "Fish fry" when we got home. The kids are already talking about our next trip and it will definitely be on the Queen Mary.

Great Time on the Queen Mary My son and I had an awesome day on the Queen Mary. Captain Dave and the crew were very helpful and fun to be around. Dave made sure my son and the other kids on board caught fish and had fun. I highly recommend the Queen Mary.

Great Time For All This was my first fishing trip on the Queen Mary. I must say the crew is among the best if not the best I've experienced on a party boat. They work hard and are very personable and can't do enough to help. The captain makes every effort to keep people catching fish. Not afraid to move or try to target different species. My group walked away happy and with some sea bass to eat. The highlight of the day hooking into a few sharks. I highly recommend this vessel and can't wait to return.

FUN, GREAT FAMILY ACTIVITY We easily signed up online just the day before our trip on Thursday Aug. 10th. We arrived and were greeted by the crew and happily left on time at 7:30am. We would have been happy with just the boat ride! Catching a fish we thought would not be that easy for us as we had never been out fishing before. My kids are 10 and 8 and they were excited to just head out on the ocean! The crew assured us we would catch something, and laughed that the kids are usually the lucky ones!! Sure enough my daughter pulled in a large sea Bass at the first casting of our poles! the crew were very attentive to our kids, helping all 4 of us to bait our hooks, cast, and get the fish of the hook! They moved quickly around the boat to help and you were right back fishing once they removed the fish from the hook. When interesting fish were caught by others the crew were sure to find our kids and show the fishes to them, explaining characteristics and letting them touch them. There was a large cabin area with tables, so we could easily sit the kids there to have a quick sandwich or snack! the boat moved from spot to spot to find the fish, and we went home with 5 sea bass though we were steadily catching fish, not all were big enough to keep!! The crew cleaned the fish for us and bagged them up, and we enjoyed a truly wild caught fish fry for dinner!! We want to try the Thursday evening fish and fireworks night next! Great boat, great crew, highly recommend and will be returning ourselves!!

Excellent option for families/novices We went on a fishing trip this past Saturday, the 19th. I brought my two boys ages 16 and 11, and we are all novices. The crew of the boat were excellent. We caught a couple of Sea Bass, and Mackeral which was great. The crew helped us on numerous occasions when our lines got tangled, and were always there to help when needed. Any fish you cash, they fillet for $1. The trip is 4 hours (I would have been happy at 3 hours), but everyone had a great time.

Top notch Took my 7 yr old son out on 8/21 for his 1st trip. It couldn't have gone better Capt Dave and his crew go the extra mile to talk with kids. They explained how to handle fish . Never getting frustrated with tangled lines or lots of questions...While we only had 10 keepers Capt Dave made sure everyone got some fish. Thanks Capt Dave and crew...we will definitely be back.

Very enjoyable AND productive This was the best deep-sea fishing experience I have ever had...tons and tons of mackerel! Nothing feels better than actually catching some "keepers"...I have been on so many trips off of the north shore of Long Island without even a nibble, so this was a real treat for me. Keep in mind, I caught mackerel, near the surface. I didn't have as much success with the bottom-dwellers (sea bass), but other people on the boat did catch them. The crew were VERY helpful and friendly--they helped untangle my line and add a new sinker + hook, and advised us on the proper techniques. I highly recommend the Queen Mary if you're looking for an enjoyable, reasonably-priced outing with your family.

Outstanding crew! We had a great time! Although we caught a day of bad weather and no fish were biting, the guys on the crew were super cool, and made the day a lot of fun. I can't say enough about how much my son and I enjoyed our first fishing trip together, and we both can't wait to go back again this fall. Thanks!

Excellent crew! Have gone out with this boat 4 times now - excellent crew that tries to make sure EVERYONE catches fish! Great fun for all!!

The CREW is awesome !!! Went out 7:30-2:00 on Saturday 10/7. My party of 4 caught over a dozen blues, 2 bonito, etc. I can't say enough about the crew. I have been on many party boats before and the crew would help you when you asked... THESE guys are trying to help you all the time... Best crew I have ever been fishing with !!! One other comment I would make... had trouble locating fish and went miles (45 minutes) to other places to find them... I give the captain credit for real effort in putting us on the fish Great time.

Captain Dave knows blues! I've been a Queen Mary patron for at least the past seven years, and I keep coming back. The reason is simple -- Captain Dave knows where the fish are, and the courteous crew know how to keep you bringing them on the boat. On my 10/27 trip, I landed 4 slab blues (including the pool winner) along with a bonito. The new boat is a nice bonus, too. Looking forward to many future fishing trips,

Great Experience First time out on this boat. Eric and Rick greeted me in the parking lot and help get my gear on board. Capt Dave, put us on the fish. Non stop action for XXXL blues. The mates did a great job gaffing the fish and undoing tangles. Highly recommend.

Great trip Another fantastic trip on the queen Mary. The new boat, captain and crew are very knowledgeable and will do anything possible to get people some fish. Great for beginners all the way to the pros. This trip was extra special to me as I was able to land my largest striped bass.

Well run boat, had a great trip This is a well run boat, the Captain and the mates know how to catch fish. The mates are very helpful without being condisending. The new boat is very nice, with a much larger passengers cabin,which is needed on cold, windy,and wet days.

Super day fishing on the Queen Mary Went out on the Striper marathon trip 11/14/2017. Captain Dave made a couple stops as we headed north but the fish would not cooperate, Capt Dave wasted no time in moving on. We took a little ride further north and that was all we needed. From the moment we stopped everybody was hooked up! Mates Eric and Rick where there with a net before you could say anything. I ended up catching 15 bass that day, best striper trip I have ever had. By lunch time the boat had its limit of keeper fish. We spent the afternoon catching and releasing keeper size fish!!. It does not get any better than this. Going out again on Sunday wile the fishing is hot.

Fishing Just had a really great trip on the Queen Mary, limited out on striped bass. The captain and crew are top notch. Very professional and very knowledgeable. I’d definitely recommend this boat

best time ever I took both of my boys on Queen Mary not knowing what to expect since it was our first. Wow, it was perfect! the Captain worked hard to find fish for us and the crew was fantastic! Both of my boys caught MONSTER BLUEFISH. The crew made sure to help both of my boys to land their first bluefish ever. The crew was nice and patient on teaching my kids. Kids already talking about going again soon. Recommending this boat & captain to all of my friends.

THIS is the boat you want to be on! Amazing Captain and crew!
We drove up from Maryland to take our girls (ages 9 & 11) on their 1st offshore fishing trip and we all had a great time. If you're looking to introduce your kids to fishing, THIS IS THE BOAT you want to be on! Captain David and his crew are FANTASTIC! They run a very family friendly 1st class operation.... They provide everything you need... and are very patient and helpful with the kids. Just bring a cooler & ice to take home your fish. They'll even fillet them for you on the ride back to the dock. The captain definitely knows how to find the fish, and we all brought home BIG Blue fish! These guys really exceeded our expectations. Highly Recommend!