Reeling in a big fish for the first time will, for sure, bring a smile to any child's face, but creating that memory doesn't have to involve heading out to the store to purchase rods, reels, lures and bait or even obtaining a permit—the East End of Long Island has plenty of charter services that will make any family fishing expedition simple and a whole lot of fun.
These charters that cater directly to families provide everything needed for day of trolling the Atlantic Ocean including fishing guides, a boat with a captain, rods and bait. All families need to bring is a packed lunch. The following is a round-up of East End fishing charters that accommodate families and are now booking for 2014 spring and summer dates. And for more fun in the area, be sure to check out our Hamptons and North Fork Family Guide.