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The Mac-Atac SportFishing Charters Fairhaven Shipyard, 50 Fort Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719

Todd's cell phone number: 508-243-8559

  • 50 minutes from Boston, MA
  • 35 minutes from Plymouth, MA
  • 35 minutes from Newport, Rhode Island
  • 30 minutes from Cape Cod, MA or Providence Rhode Island

Driving Directions: Map Quest

From Points West of the New Bedford Metro area:

  • Take Rt. 195 East to Exit 15, Downtown New Bedford, Route 18 South
  • Follow Rt 18 South to Route 6 East towards Fairhaven.
  • Go over the Bridge & enter Fairhaven.
  • Take a Right at the second stop light. This is Main St.
****Follow Main St to the end and the road will make a turn to the left {at this point, if you don’t turn left, you will drive into the harbor. You can also see Fairhaven Shipyard straight ahead of you}. Follow road to next intersection with Fort Street. Take a Right. Follow down ¼ mile until you see a large, old stone building on the right. This is the Fairhaven Shipyard’s Main Bldg. Turn right into the shipyard.

Note: If the gate is open, drive through. If not, tell the guard that you are fishing with Capt. Todd on the MAC-ATAC on J Dock (Slip J-10) and the gurad should let you in. If you can’t find the guard, call Todd on the Cell. 508-243-8559

Once you proceed through the gate, you will most likely see large fishing or commercial craft hauled & blocked in front of you. Go to the left and make a clockwise loop around the boats and drive due north to J Dock.

J Dock is a small, 17 slip set of floating docks, and is the Northeastern most dock in the Fairhaven Shipyard. When you drive in, leave the small travel lift to your left. Park in parking area to the north or drop off gear and Todd can tell you where to park within the Fairhaven Shipyard Property.

From Points East of the New Bedford Metro area:

  • Take Route 195 West.
  • Take Exit 18, Rt 240 South towards Fairhaven.
  • Go to the second stoplight and take a right onto Route 6 West.
  • Go through one stoplight
  • Make a left on Washington Street (this left is across from the Burger King).
  • Follow Washington St. Down to Main St.
  • You will know you are at Main St. when you see:
  • a Cumberland Farms Store & Gas station at the Corner of Washington & Main.
  • Take a left on Main Street and follow the directions above staring at the ** **


Providence - T F Green Airport  (PVD)

  • Distance: 35 MI  /  56.33 KM East to Shipyard
  • Taxi Charge (one way):  $65.00 (rates are only rough estimates and may vary  (USD)
  • Time by taxi:  45 minutes

Boston - Logan Airport  (BOS)

  • Distance: 60 MI  /  96.56 KM South to Shipyard
  • Taxi Charge (one way):  $120.00  (USD)
  • Time by taxi:  65 - 75 minutes

New Bedford Municipal Airport  (NBA)

  • Distance: 7 MI  /  11.27 KM South West to Shipyard
  • Taxi Charge (one way):  $15.00  (USD)
  • Time by taxi:  10 minutes


  • Station Name:  Providence, RI (Amtrak)
  • Taxi Fee From Train Station:  $45.00  (USD)
  • Distance: 30 MI  /  48.28 KM South West to Shipyard

If catching fish: especially Striped Bass, Bluefish and offshore species is what you want,
then this is the place to call and book your next fishing trip