The Royal Charlotte and Portia Charter Boat Fishing


We run two charter fishing vessels, both operating from Dover Marina. The 38ft Royal Charlotte is skippered by Mick Coker, and the 36ft Portia is skippered by Matthew Coker.

Both boats operate 7 days a week, all year round, and are licensed and insured for 12 persons. We cater for groups and individuals and can supply all rods, tackle and bait if required. We can also cater for joint bookings such as corporate days up to 24 anglers and competition days between the two boats.

The price is £40 per person and this includes rods and tackle, this is for a full day charter (8hrs). The whole boat can be hired for £320 upto 8 people, and £40pp upto 12.

There are many species of fish we catch from Dover through the seasons, these are Cod most of the year, Bass, Plaice, Turbot, Pollock, Bream, Mackerel, Whiting, Skate, Blonde Ray and Dogfish.

Mick has 40 years experience, fishing Dungeness, Folkestone and Dover areas. Mick and Matthew both fish the Varne, Ridge and Goodwin sandbanks, mid channel wrecks and the french coast. Mick is the 3rd generation of fisherman, his father being a trawlerman who moved over to charter fishing seeing the increasing popularity of sport fishing. Matthew is now the 4th generation starting out with his grandfather and now skippers his own boat Portia.

Both vessels carry the latest navigation and fish finding equipment, and are in constant communication with each other, increasing there scope of fish finding capabilities and safety.

The Royal Charlotte, skippered by Mick, became renowned for its big catches, and was the only boat to set the port record at folkestone, many times, with his latest set at 4462 lb of cod and pollock in 5hrs (404 cod and 40 pollock). He has been nominated for Sea Angler ‘Top Skipper’ and Boat Angler ‘Super Skipper’ awards and the boat has been presented a plaque by Sea Angler Magazine “In recognition of running a first class charter boat that gives both service and value for money to our readers”

The Royal Charlotte is purpose built for charter angling designed and skippered by Mick Coker, the vessel is 38ft long (11m), 14ft beam and weighs 19 tons, and being deep draft means she drifts square with the tide making fishing very pleasant with less tangles.

The Portia is also a heavy built displacement fishing vessel, 36ft long with 21 feet of room behind the wheelhouse, comfortable for fishing, with plenty of seating, also purpose built for charter fishing. Both boats are fully insured and licensed for 12.

Both boats can be hired for competitions and corporate events, also film work and scattering of ashes.

Fish gutted, cleaned, and bagged if required. On board toilet, Spray Covers and clean water fish wash.

Royal Charlotte and Portia are located at Dover Marina. Public secure parking is very close to the boat pick up point. The boat picks up on the pontoon accessed by the steps in the corner of the car park - adjacent to the marina office. Dover is 125kms (70 miles) south of London, directly linked to the M2/A2 and M20/A20, both of which connect to the M25 London orbital motorway. Dover Marina stands just off the town's main A20 coastal road. Maps available on website location page

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