Welcome to Ortus Fishing Charters!

Ortus means rising in Latin. We love the rise of the sun on Cape Cod and the birth of a new fishing day – let us share it with you!

Bass and Blues
Keeper Striped Bass in the Bay
Early season Striped Bass

We use various tactics to catch striped bass and bluefish that call the Cape home from May to October every year.

Bluefin Tuna
65″ Bluefin Tuna off Chatham
45″ football Bluefin Tuna

Join us on a charter and experience the challenge and the thrill of catching one of these beautiful, powerful and tasty fish. 

Custom Trips
Dolphins in the Bay
Blue Shark
Feeding Humpback Whales

This is just a sample of some of the sea life we seek out and encounter on our excursions. We will customize this trip with you based on the time of year and what you’d like to see.

Bass and Blues Trips
  • 1/2 day trips
  • Up to 4 people
  • All gear included
  • $600 for the group
Bluefin Tuna
  • 8-10 hour trips
  • up to 3 people
  • All gear included
  • $1200 for the group
Custom Excursions
  • Approx. 2-3 hours
  • Up to 5 people
  • $350 for the group
About Us

Captains Mark Welcome and Scott Yelle have been fishing the waters of the Cape since their youth. They started Ortus Charters to share their love of the Cape waters and its ecosystem. They have spent countless hours on the water and both are USCG Certified. Safety is of the utmost importance on all trips.

Departing Ports

Wellfleet Harbor

Pamet Harbor, Truro

Provincetown Commercial Pier

Saquatucket Harbor, Harwich

Direction and Maps