Brice Contessa has been fishing the waters around Martha’s Vineyard since he was a child. A lifetime seasonal resident of the island, Brice began his guiding career in 2001 after earning his USCG captain’s license at the age of 20. A graduate of Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York, Brice moved to the Vineyard full time in 2003. Since then Martha's Vineyard Outfitters has grown into one of the premier guide services in the region, putting clients from all over the country and the world on some of the finest light tackle and fly fishing coast wide.
Brice’s fishing background extends from the deep water canyons far off the coast of his native New York to the flats of Biscayne Bay, the Florida Keys and Everglades National Park, as well as throughout Mexico and the Bahamas. A dedicated conservation and fisheries management activist, Brice encourages his clients to catch and release and is a member of several different conservation associations and has written and published a variety of articles on the subject among others.
Martha's Vineyard Outfitters is a fly fishing and light tackle guide service located on the beautiful island of Martha's Vineyard. We specialize in fishing the island's near coastal waters and literally endless network of flats, bays and estuaries targeting striped bass, bluefish, bonito, and false albacore.
Brice Contessa, owner and operator of Martha's Vineyard Outfitters is a professional fishing guide with close to two decades of experience in the business who has been fishing the waters of Martha’s Vineyard his entire life.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a novice or an expert, Martha's Vineyard Outfitters can custom design a trip to fit your needs. Captain Brice is friendly and knowledgeable, regularly helping beginners catch their first fish on a fly, and guiding many an expert to the fish of a lifetime. Martha’s Vineyard is one of the world’s premier fishing destinations, so whether you’re a serious angler or just learning how, the fishing on the Vineyard is truly something you must see to believe.
We are currently taking bookings for the 2024 season. Space is limited, so we encourage you to book as early as possible. Half day, 3/4 day and full day trips are available, fishing early May - mid November.
Based on 10 reviews
Brice brings nearly three decades of fishing experience and expertise in Vineyard waters. Whether you're casting or fly fishing, Brice is the guide who will have you looking forward to your next fishing trip with him.Read more
I can't speak highly enough about Brice. He goes above and beyond to meet his client needs. I would never hesitate recommending him.Read more
I had the absolute pleasure of going on a fishing trip with Brice Contessa, and I can confidently say that it was an extraordinary experience. Brice is not just a guide; he's a true maestro when it comes to angling. My trip with Brice was not just about fishing; it was a memorable adventure filled with camaraderie, laughter, and, of course, some remarkable catches. I wholeheartedly recommend Brice to anyone seeking an unforgettable fly fishing (and light tackle) experience. He is a true professional, a wonderful teacher, and a fantastic person to spend a day on the water with.Read more
Brice was a fantastic guide. Patient, helpful, sensitive to my skills (or lack there of), keen to get me into fish and worked hard at doing so.Read more
The fishing off the Vineyard was great ! Caught several false albacore which was due in a large part to the expert instruction of Brice on strategy and instruction. He knows the best spots and the times to fish the areas. I highly recommend a trip with Bruce!!Read more
Captain Brice is a total professional and I highly recommend him!Read more