Blazing Bluefin Tuna Charters

Blazing Bluefin Tuna Charters is a catch and release adventure for those wanting a real fish story to brag about. We are located on the Northumberland Strait & St. George’s Bay in Northeastern Nova Scotia which boasts some of the best bluefin tuna fishing in the world.


Blazing Charters is based out of Cribbons Point Marina, Morristown, near the town of Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Our tuna season runs from September to late October and the average weight of a tuna is 500 to 1200 pounds. A local area fisherman landed one in late October 2014 that was 1391 pounds. It was 105 pounds short of the world record in 1979.

The Captain

The Captain and Owner is Blaise Boyd, whose family has lived in the area for 8 generations and fished commercially for 4. Blaise was born and raised in Antigonish and owned his own lobster gear at the age of 17. After 5 years, he moved to Calgary, Alberta and opened several successful fish and seafood businesses including Boyd’s Lobster Shop and Boyd’s Seafood Restaurant.

Once Blaise made his mark in Calgary, he headed back east to return to his true passion of fishing. He currently holds commercial licenses for lobsters, scallops, mackerel, herring and tuna.

The Colton Gerard

Blaise recently refitted his 43 foot fibreglass boat for client comfort and safety.
The Colton Gerard is powered by a 435 HP CAT Diesel Engine.
It is equipped with:

  • 2 Plotters
  • GPS
  • Radar
  • Auto pilot
  • Depth Sounder
  • 2 VHS radios
  • 8 person Inflatable raft
  • 5 custom built rods with 130 ST International Penn Reels (blue printed)
  • Live bait tank
  • Washroom, microwave, fridge, picnic table, bunks
  • Power 120 V

Weather Temperature in Nova Scotia

In September and October the temperature ranges from 41 F – 68 F or 5 C – 20 C. Be sure to take water proof clothing with you and dress according to the weather.


Guests of Blazing Bluefin Charters enjoy exclusive accommodations a mere three-minute walk to their morning departure. Overlooking St. Georges Bay, this four-bedroom home features a regulation pool table and screened in porch with spectacular views. Click here for images and more information.

Things To Do

The Antigonish area is quite scenic and boasts a number of local attractions from Glenora Inn & Distillery to the historic Sherbrooke Village. We also have a number of great local restaurants and cafes. If you are looking to dine at home there are several grocery stores within the town as well as a liquor store with an excellent selection of wines, beers and spirits.

Local Dining Nearby Attractions
Gabrieau’s Bistro Steinhart Distillery
Brownstone Café Antigonish Golf & Country Club
Justameré Cafe & Bistro Sherbrooke Village
Townhouse Brew Pub & Eatery Glenora Inn & Distillery
Boston Pizza Jost Vineyards




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The trip was absolutely epic!! The guys worked so hard to put us on the fish. Everything was great from the boat to the crew, the tackle and even the food. They definitely exceeded our expectations in every aspect. We ended our trip going 5 for 7 in 3 days! We can't thank the guys enough for a trip of a lifetime!!!!
Adam from Juputer, Florida / 2015

The entire trip exceeded our expectations. We caught fish of a lifetime. Made great friends, ate the most delicious food and saw amazing sights. Its a trip I will remember for the rest of my life. Thank you to all of you!
Kevin from Palm City, Florida / 2015

What a trip. The fishing was the best, 7 hookups - 3 days. The food from Mrs. Boyd was unbelievably good - thank you. Blaise what a great person - really enjoyed talking to you and hearing the life story. The 1st mate was the best - really enjoyed his professionalism. Thank you - thank you - back again soon.
Mike from Lighthouse Point, Florida / 2015

Just finished an amazing trip to Nova Scotia. 5 giant bluefins in 3 days. All the fish ran between 100-120 inches. (They said cookie cutter size LOL) which they tell me is between 500-700lbs...
We arrived in Halifax and took 2 hour drive to a town called Antigonish. We stayed at a 4 bedroom house on top of a hill surrounded by the ocean on three sides.
We woke up the next morning at 5:30 and walked down the hill - 100 feet to the boat. On the boat was homemade danishes, coffee and rolls made by the captains wife (she owns and runs a restaurant). We ate good all day long, snacks at 11 am, lobster rolls at 1 pm and a well stocked cooler of drinks. It took 1 hour to get to the fishing grounds. Water depths ran between 65 to 100 ft. of water. Lots of pilot whales and seals greeted us when we arrived. There were mixed in with these giant bluefin tuna. Before long we were hand feeding these giant tuna. I felt like I was living a T.V. show........
I booked again for next year, probably some of the most amazing fishing I have ever experienced.
Jon from Boca, Florida / 2015


For information regarding
Blazing Bluefin Tuna Charters
and bookings please write us at
We will be in contact with you within 24 hours.


Blaise Boyd
Blazing Bluefin Tuna Charters
302 Cribbons Point Road
Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G 2L2

Mailing Address

Blaise Boyd
Blazing Bluefin Tuna Charters
PO Box 1502
Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G 2L8