All rates below are for chartering the entire boat, with captain, not per person.

*We pick up from Sheffield’s or your private dock*  *** New Very Large Top For the Coastal 21 Providing Tons of Shade***

All trips include: bait, tackle, ice for fish, NC saltwater fishing licenses, crab trap licenses, 20 minutes of fish cleaning, and bottled water.  Be sure to bring your sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, and what you wish to eat or drink (other than water). Tips are appreciated if you had a good time

I put quality tackle in your hand and will generally will leave the dock with 10 to 12 $200 spinning reel outfits (and a few Zebcos for those that prefer) all rigged and ready for your trip. Get hung up, swap to a new reel and I will address the problem, 100% fishing for you.

*** No fuel surcharges, no credit cards processing fees, no captain’s fees, and no extra person charges ***  

$100 deposit required for all trips, 100% refundable if the trip is canceled due to weather or if canceled by you outside of 5 days of the charter. Please see Charter Policies under Fishing at the top of this page.


(Limit 6 passengers) – Special 2 hour trip for kids or kids at heart.  We will fish for small panfish and tour some of the salt marshes and coastal rivers on the way to our fishing locations. We often catch 50 fish on this trip.  Limited crab pot service (if the pots are set) offered on this trip. Price $200 for 2 hours.

(Limit 6 passengers) –  On the inshore fishing trips, the primary targets will smaller panfish for the best action.  I find placing a rod in everyone hand is generally the best business model. We will also fish for flounder, black drum, and trout using artificial and natural baits.  Let’s plan to leave between daylight and 7am to beat the other boats, the heat and increase our chances of finding fish.  Generally, we do a lot of anchored bottom fishing on this trip, but the trip can also include floating corks and drifting (for flounder, trout, and drum) or even trolling.    Trips include checking up to 5 crab traps set by your captain the day before.  Clamming/cast netting can be incorporated into either trip at no extra charge.  Price $400 for 4 hours and up to 6 passengers.  We are the only inshore boat at Ocean Isle to have a top for shade on the boat and allow for more than 4 fishermen.

Fishing, Clamming, Crabbing and Netting (Limit 6 passengers) – All of these activities will be done around low tide and on the same trip.  We generally start out fishing for 2 hours for flounder, bluefish, drum, and other panfish.  With youngsters on the boat, we will target fish that provide the most action.  After fishing we will ride to the open areas for clamming and start digging for clams. It is common to get over 100 clams within a hour with a few dedicated clammers. Cast nets will be provided for the kids, (or adults) and it is possible to catch shrimp large enough to eat during the Summer.  Also, it is common to catch many bait fish in the nets, and children as young as 6 can be taught how to cast a net productively.  We conclude the day by checking several crab traps set the day before by your captain. Clamming  (and just playing in 4 inches of water) is age appropriate for children of all ages. One important rule for this trip is everyone must have either lace up shoes or adequate boots on. Anyone with flip flops, water shoes, or any other non lace up shoe will not be permitted to get out of the boat. This is very important as some of the mud will cause you to sink up to 6 inches and suck the shoes off your feet, then you are at risk of being severely cut on oyster shells. Price $400  (4 hours).  Included in the price is the captain setting up to 5 crab traps the day before and you may keep all the crabs we catch (that are of legal size).