Your Captain, Joe Francis is a native Cape Codder. Joe takes great pride in the quality of your charter experience. Joe has one boat, the Nauset. And you may be assured that only Joe, will Captain every trip that is booked. He grew up helping his dad work the family’s oyster grant. As a teenager, Joe bought his first commercial boat and plied the waters of Cape Cod bay clamming. After serving our country proudly in the Navy, Joe returned to commercial fishing.
The Nauset is a new 27 foot Albemarle Sportfisherman. Families appreciate the below deck private walk in bathroom. Older folks are restful seated in the fully enclosed weatherproof salon.These important features make the Nauset the most comfortable charter boat departing from the Pamet Harbor, Truro. Fishermen have 180 degrees of deck space to fly fish, light tackle cast or jig.
I have an uncanny ability to determine who will end up sitting in the cushioned seat across from Captain Joe inside the Nauset’s enclosed salon. Usually, it’s the best dressed, most senior, and least frightened, (of Captain Joe). Joan stuck out like a sore thumb, with her beautiful attire and equally bedazzled straw hat. She never left the seat! Ever! Not even for the nice group shot near Wood End light at the end of the trip. She and her husband Peter along with son Ian and wife Mary chartered the morning trip. Joan and Peter are on there way to the Newport Jazz Festival. She’s a jazz pianist and has a jazz radio show up in New Hampshire. She tells a funny story about playing piano during a dinner cruise on a yacht. The boat would lurch and she kept missing the keys that suddenly weren’t where they were a second ago as the boat heaved and rolled. Jazz is so free form and interpretive, I wonder if the guests ever noticed!