MacDougall Bluefin Tuna Charters

logo_120x90px_macdougallMacDougall Bluefin Tuna Charters gives you a one of a kind fishing experience. Captain Dan has been catching Giant Bluefin Tuna for 35 years. The knowledge and expertise of Dan and his crew, along with their east coast charm, are sure to impress. The Jan&Grace is a 45’ Hustler powered by a 625 HP Volvo-Penta engine complete with dual steering stations. It is fully equipped with a full array of modern electronics and safety equipment all Transport Canada approved. Dan takes pride in his new custom built 180 class rods, Penn 130 reels, as well as his custom built kite rod they love to use for that beautiful kite bite!

The Father/Daughter dynamic on the Jan&Grace is what sets this crew aside from all others. The crew of the Jan&Grace never stops. Once your fish bites their hook, they guide and encourage you through your big fight. Dan’s first mate/daughter, Grace, will wire your Giant right to the side of the boat so you get a picture with the catch of your life! When you reel one in with Captain Dan and First Mate Grace, you’ll never forget the camaraderie and exhilaration. Before you know it, you’ll be saying “Wow! Let’s do that again!”

Contact Information

Twitter: @NSBluefinGirl (First Mate Grace)
Phone: 902-863-6989

Mailing Address:
1904 North Grant
Antigonish, N.S.
B2G 2L1

Meet the Captain

Capt. Dan MacDougall is a 3rd generation fisherman with over 35 years of experience. He fishes Lobster, Snow Crab, and Bluefin Tuna. Dan has been an active volunteer on various advisory roles in the fishing industry. He has spent over 15 years as a representative of Gulf N.S. to ALPAC (Atlantic Large Pelagic Advisory Committee), which advises the Canadian delegation of ICCAT (International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas). Dan welcomes you aboard the Jan&Grace to share in their knowledge, enthusiasm and love for Bluefin Tuna fishing that he and his crew experience.

Dan’s first mate, Grace, is a chip off the ol’ block and has been on her Dad’s fishing boat since before she could walk. She has been his helper since 2005 and is a natural on the boat. She fell in love with fishing as a full time Snow Crab and Lobster helper while attending high school and university. But ever since the first time she experienced the thrill of catching Giants with her Dad, she knew she wanted to do this for a living. She spends the “off season” as a personal fitness trainer and continues to fish full time as a Lobster, Snow Crab and Tuna helper. She looks forward to the day when she becomes Captain and a 4th generation fisher.