Boat & Crew
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. A distinct advantage over Center Console charter boats exposed to afternoon sun and inclement weather. 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. Our collapsible deck chairs round out the comfortable seating options when trolling for bass or tuna. The Nauset has the latest electronics, with the addition of side-scan sonar. Her new power plant is a Yanmar Turbo Diesel. This economical engine allows us to travel far and wide at a speed that nearly matches the smaller center console charter boats.
Your Captain, Joe Francis is a native Cape Codder. Joe takes great pride in the quality of your charter experience. Joe is the captain for every charter that is booked. He grew up in nearby Wellfleet, 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. He captained his own dragger from the port of New Bedford, where he fished the outer Cape waters for cod and flounder. As a self taught mechanic, Joe keeps the Nauset in tip-top shape. After 40 years of commercial fishing, Joe has developed a keen 6th sense of where the fish might be. This experience sets him apart from most other charter captains. If there are fish around, Joe will find them!
We strongly believe that the most enjoyable and safest family charter experience requires a skilled mate. This important feature differentiates ReelEzee from it’s competitors, many of which don’t have a mate. Bob Gabriel has been the mate and helped establish the business at the company’s inception in 2007. Bob has been a Truro summer resident for 20 years and has fished the Outer Cape for the last 35. Bob and Joe work seamlessly together; Joe at the helm, Bob working the fishing deck. Bob is a High School teacher in the “off” season, and gets along easily with even the most novice or youngest in the party. Bob will set the lines, teach the novice and give helpful tips to the experienced. His general knowledge of the outer Cape, and keen interpersonal skills, keeps conversation flowing. Bob manages our internet presence. He also posts trip photo’s to the gallery and enjoys writing the trip blog. At the end of the day, Bob will gladly fillet and bag the catch. Bob works for tips. The industry standard, like your favorite restaurant server, is 20% ~for a job well done.