2018 Hyannis Tuna Fest - June 21-23
Castafari is proud to announce the 1st Annual 2019 Cape Cod Octunafest. The Hyannis Tunafest and Battle Of The Bay tournament events will be joining forces to create a new fall northeast bluefin tuna tournament showdown. The 2019 Octunafest will be hosted at Hyannis Marina and Trader Ed's Restaurant on September 30th - October 5th. This will be a full week long event offering 2 different weigh station locations...one in Plymouth MA (Brewers Marina) and the other in Hyannis MA (Hyannis Marina). This will allow fishermen to access fishing grounds from east of Gloucester to south Cape Cod. Fishermen will be allowed to fish 3 out of 5 fishing days, and to declare 2 lay days. The 2019 Octunafest awards ceremony will be held under the main tournament tent in Hyannis. There will be a looping bus shuttle for all tournament participants needing transportation between Plymouth and Hyannis on Saturday October 5th. Please see the SCHEDULE page for more info.
We're very excited to welcome back Contender Boats as our title sponsor, as well as all of our other supporting sponsors who help make this event happen. We will be offering an EARLY REGISTRATION INCENTIVE to all teams entering on or before September 1st...don't wait to register!
Cape Cod Octunafest is proud to be working in conjunction with ONE MISSION which is a public charity dedicated to enhancing the lives of pediatric cancer patients and their families. So far Tunafest has raised over $75,000 for the One Mission Foundation, and we're very grateful for everyone's generosity and participation.
Castafari will be working around the clock to align Octunafest with reputable industry sponsors who will be setting up booths, donating prizes, and contributing to the premium tournament captain's bags provided to each registered vessel. Participants can expect:
- Miss Hyannis Tuna Fest Bikini Contest
- Discounted rates on fuel for all tournament vessels!
- Quality served meals Thursday and Saturday
- Marine industry representatives and displays
- Live musical entertainment
- 100,000+ in CASH PRIZES paid out in event
- Spacious tournament lighted tent
- Outdoor pool/tiki bar at Trader Eds
- High spectacle weigh station
- Organized rules and regulations
- Publicly posted calcutta board
- Strictly enforced sportsmanship
- On-site marine store
- Quality slip accommodations
- Tackle delivery service
- On-site fuel (gas or diesel)
- Hospitable tournament staff 24/7
- Hyannis Weigh station sponsored by Powderhorn Tackle and Hyannis Anglers Club
All boats entering Tuna Fest 2019 must first register for the event before becoming eligible for dockage. If you are interested in a slip in either Hyannis or Plymouth, it is in your best interest to register for the tournament as soon as possible. Please check out our registration page for more information. There will be slips available at both Hyannis Marina and Brewers Boatyard in Plymouth.