About Us

The Way We Do It!

There are many great captains and boats sailing across the Northeast and each has their own distinct style.
Gianna Helena Charters is different from most other charter boats. We seek to provide a fun, safe, and memorable charter experience. Emphasis on fun! On our charters you can expect a personable and knowledgeable captain who works hard to provide a great trip, an immaculately clean boat, and top quality tackle.
When booking your trip Captain Lou will take the time to find out what you are looking for from the charter so he can custom tailor your charter trip. This means every trip will be different. We understand not everyone is looking for the same experience and we will work hard to exceed your expectations.
With our fishing trips every angler will have a rod. No taking turns to reel in a fish. Each angler will have a “hook in the water” and an opportunity to land their trophy. We fish for Striped Bass using a variety of methods including live bait, jigging, and casting lures. Also we don’t sail by the clock; we schedule Striped Bass trips based on the tide. We welcome, families, children, and anglers of all experience levels. Captain Lou is willing to coach newer anglers.

The Captain

Captain Lou has over 30 years of experience fishing in the waters off the east end of Long Island. Since his teenage years he has been fishing and guiding anglers in pursuit of Striped Bass, Bluefish, Fluke, Sea Bass, Blackfish and Albies. His passion for fishing and the outdoors is demonstrated through his effort to provide a fun, safe, and memorable experience for his clients. Captain Lou holds a United States Coast Guard license for the past 20 years and is a member of the Montauk Boatmen and Captain association. His experience in the waters off Montauk makes him one of the premier Captains on the East End of Long Island.

The Boat

Gianna Helena is a 31-foot custom built Steigercraft pilothouse powered by twin 300 hp Yamaha outboards and can fish 1–4 anglers in comfort. This Pilothouse style vessel is perfectly suited to handle the inshore and offshore waters off Montauk and Block Island. With twin outboard power the Gianna Helena can cruise comfortably at 30 knots. This means she can reach the fishing grounds in half the time of most other boats, providing our anglers more time fishing. The boat offers a wide spacious deck, ample comfortable seating, and pilothouse protection from the elements. Gianna Helena carries the latest Simrad electronics, Radar, marine radio, and all US Coast Guard safety equipment. We take pride in her appearance and have her professionally cleaned and detailed on a regular basis.