Scotia Bluefin Tuna Charters

Exciting Bluefin Tuna Adventures in the Northumberland Strait and Southern Gulf of St Lawrence. Chartering is scheduled to begin on September 1st. Please contact us for availability and rates.

Bluefin Tuna average at a massive size of 6.5 feet and 550 pounds and range from 500-1200 pounds. These exceptional fish swim from the Gulf of Mexico every year and move through the Northumberland Strait each fall. The largest Bluefin Tuna ever caught and recorded was in the Northumberland Strait and weighed 1496 pounds.

Our boat, the Angela Marie was built by Dixon’s Marine.
It’s 45′ long and 17′ wide and is fully equipped to meet all your fishing and comfort needs.

  • We are completely equipped for all aspects of tuna fishing, including:
  • Chumming – dropping chum to attract the fish to the boat’s area
  • Trolling – drawing the hook through the water to create motion and attract the fish
  • Kite Fishing – pulls the gear further away from the boat for increased chance to catch a fish – because the fish sometimes avoid the boat

We are rigged with:

  • Commercial Tuna Rods – 180 lb. test to help keep the tuna on the line
  • All Tackle including a Fighting Chair – Fighting a tuna can be tough work and great fun at the same time – our fighting chair will keep you safe the whole time
  • Live-well Tank – For keeping live bait such as mackerel – great for landing tuna

Contact Information

Phone: 902-872-1479

Meet the Captain

My name is Captain Dan MacGillivray, I have been fishing the waters of Northumberland strait and the southern gulf of St Lawrence for my entire life. As a third-generation fisherman who started fishing bluefin tuna with my father at age 16, I discovered my passion for fishing at an early age.

In 2012, I co-founded Scotia Bluefin Tuna Charters along with my father. Since my father’s retirement, I have acquired my captain’s license and have brought the adventures of the Northumberland strait to many clients.

I look forward to offering a prestigious fishing experience and helping you catch one of Nova Scotia’s beautiful giants!