Why book a trip with TSI Charters?
You can experience a sportfishing adventure with TSI Charters for a fraction of the cost of ownership. Moreover, our crew has been fishing on Lake Ontario since 1985 and we’ll work hard to ensure you and your guests have a memorable experience. Lastly, as we like everyone to have a great time, safety is always our top priority.
What is a typical charter like?
Upon greeting you at the dock, we will help stow your gear and familiarize you with the boat, amenities and safety equipment. Once we reach the fishing area, we’ll set the rods and also go through the process of what may happen once a fish is hooked - so you know what to expect. If you’d like, you are more than welcome to help out or simply sit back and relax! Upon returning to the dock, it’s a great time for photos and we’ll help offload your catch.
Where do we meet and how long will we be out?
We will meet at the dock at least 15 minutes before our scheduled departure. This will allow us time to stow your gear and get acquainted with the vessel, amenities, etc.. Our half-day charters are (6) hours and full-day charters are (8) hours.
How many anglers can you accommodate?
We can accommodate anywhere from 1 to 6 guests in a party - this includes anglers and non-anglers. However, larger groups are welcome and we can easily arrange for additional charter boats if needed.
Is there lodging and restaurant facilities nearby?
When you book a charter with us, you can receive reduced rates at the Quality Inn & Suites Riverfront and Best Western Captain’s Quarters hotels. Both are within a short walk of the marina and overlook the Oswego River. Prior to making reservations, please contact us for further details.
Oswego has a variety of restaurants within close proximity of the marina - Canale’s, 1881 Steakhouse, Press Box and Ruby Tuesday are just a few. For that morning cup of coffee Dunkin Donuts is just up the street.
What other attractions are there in Oswego, NY?
Oswego County offers a variety of attractions, festivals, historic sites and much more. We recommend you visit the Oswego County Promotion and Tourism site for further information.
What about restroom facilities?
The Oswego Marina has very nice restroom facilities available. While out fishing, the boat has a clean and private stand-up head below deck for your convenience.
Is there a fish cleaning service available?
Fish cleaning is available at the marina.
What is your reservation policy?
Reservations are required as we do book charters in advance for prime dates. However, feel free to contact us if on short notice and we will be happy to work with you. A $200/trip deposit, received by TSI Charters, is required to secure your reservation.
What is your cancellation policy?
The Captain reserves the right to cancel your charter due to poor weather or mariner conditions, as customer safety and comfort is a top priority. In that event, we will either refund your deposit or work with you to reschedule during the current season.
If you decide to cancel your trip, you must do so 60 days prior to your reserved date for a full refund of your deposit.
Do I need a fishing license? Where can I purchase a NYS fishing license?
A valid NYS fishing license is required. There are several local stores within a short drive of the marina to purchase your license or you may do so online at: NYS DEC. We strongly recommend you purchase your license in advance so there are no delays at the dock.
What should I bring?
* Valid NYS Fishing License (Required)
* Food & Beverages
* Seasonal Clothing-Raingear
* Sunglasses / Hat / Sunscreen
* Soft Soled Shoes
* Cooler and ice for your catch
* Seasickness Medication (Taken before departure)