Fishing Taxi

Fishing Taxi Sportfishing is a father and son team that has over 60 years of combined experience on the Atlantic Ocean. The company is led by Captain Bob Sullivan, an experienced and knowledgeable angler.

They hail out of Wanchese Marina in Wanchese, North Carolina. It is a small fishing community with lots of captains, great spots to wet a line and battle fish.

Fishing Taxi Sportfishing offers a variety of trips to meet your specific needs. The packages range from short nearshore fishing excursions targeting Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel to full-day Gulf Stream marathons that offer you the chance to put your skills to the test and bring home heaps of fish.

All the gear and lures you will need are provided, so just come along and enjoy a great day on the water. Join the crew aboard the ‘Fishing Taxi, a 36’ Ray Hunt boat, designed specifically for the offshore grounds. She comes powered by a pair of 300 HP Cummins engines and has plenty of fishing and seating space for up to 6 anglers.

The Fishing Taxi is outfitted with electronics, modern technologies, and a range of quality fishing equipment. She features a flybridge and a huge deck area, and there is a toilet on board for your comfort. Everything is fully kitted out for sportfishing, with a fighting chair and outriggers installed to make your trip one to remember.All aboard!

The Sullivan team can’t wait for y’all to come to the Outer Banks and see what you can make a memory of!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will allow you to go out and spend eight hours on the water we can cover a lot of ground and look for a lot of different species as in Cobia king mackerel Bluefish Spanish mackerel and my favorite the red drum. This just allows us to go further and explore more to try to give you the fishing trip that you will have memories for a lifetime. We most likely won't get too far off the beach but at the same time we will cover a lot of Ground.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $900
    up to 6 persons
    With this trip, we're allowed to go a little bit further and look for bigger fish. We could possibly pull up Blacktip Shark or fun fighting Tiger Shark, or possibly go to a tower and catch Amberjack and possibly find Mahi Mahi not far from there. Or we can just stay close to the beach for a longer boat ride.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $900
    up to 6 persons
    This is a trip that will leave the dock at 10:30 in the morning in return to the dock at 4:30 in the afternoon. What this trip allows is more time to go out in the survey the wrecks and the gullies to try to find the bigger trophies that we can possibly get you hooked up with. We will still be close to the beach or possibly go out five miles or so off to Beach it just allows us more time for a wider range of assault.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $575
    up to 6 persons
    We will be catching Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, and the occasional Cobia, Red Drum, or King Mackerel. You will be fishing a bit further out.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (Evening)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $575
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is for the people that like the very late afternoon. The boat will leave the dock at 3 o'clock and return to the dock at 7 o'clock. It allows a boat ride to catch that late afternoon bite. You will be in the ocean from anywhere from a thousand feet off the beach to 2 miles out hunting down your memorable catch.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $575
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will take you a bit further out for Bluefish, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, Red Drum, and King Mackerel. The package is great for everyone!
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Sound Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $475
    up to 6 persons
    This is for the group that would like to go out and anchor in the calm water and drop a line straight down. The boat will be roomy enough for the young ones to move around and also provide enough shade that the older ones can enjoy the day also. It will allow you to try to catch dinner, such as Flounder or Sea Mullet, possibly Croakers or Red Drum. it will be with light tackle and it's one of those trips that the father can really teach the young ones how to fish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Sound Fishing (Evening)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $475
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will keep you in the Inlet and it is for the late evening type of person. The boat will leave the dock at 3 o'clock and return to the dock at 7 o'clock. This is a light tackle trip where you will be in control of dropping your hook down from the boat and snagging on fish. This is also a great beginners' trip for your young ones in the family to see how they do on a boat.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Sound Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    $475
    up to 6 persons
    It is the same wonderful trip as the sound fishing morning trip but it is from 10:30 till 2:30. The trip consists of anchoring around the islands in the Inlet, which will allow us to try to catch Sea Mullet, Flounder or possibly Croaker and would be a chance to catch Red Drum that would put up a really good fight. This is a trip for the family where the little ones can enjoy to be in a spacious boat and the elderly will see what kind of treasures and memories there are.
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About the Captain

Doug Sullivan
Wanchese, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
68 Fishing Reports
26 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since July 2016
What can I say about myself? I was born to a 5th generation boat builder slash charter boat captain son.As a child most kids push a lawn mower to make money but at age 10 I was taking on as a second mate on my dad's 50 foot charter boat the marlin fever. After working through most of my teenage years as a mate I noticed that you cannot fall in love with the ocean at a young age for it will take you away from your family. So after many years of Contracting building houses I later returned to the ocean at the age of 35. Enjoying the last decade-and-a-half fishing side-by-side with my father I got my captain's license 3 years ago due to my father's illness. Since then I've taken over the family business and become a 6 generation boat captain. Every time I leave the dock I believe that I'm going to set a world record with a fish now although I cannot promise you a world record I can promise you to give you the most memorable trip possible and hopefully with some fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Bluefish
Cobia
Dogfish

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish

Shark (Blacktip)
Spanish Mackerel
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Ray Hunt (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1972. Powered by 2 315HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Checks
Visa
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.76
out of 5 stars from 26 reviews
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Great trip with a great crew!
1\/2 day with Captain Doug
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Jason W.
Cross Lanes, WV
 5.00
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Great day in the water with a Great Captain

VERIFIED   June 26, 2019
We had a great day on the water with a great Captain. We trolled inland before he made a decision to head off shore a bit to...
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Liam B.
Woodstock, Georgia
 5.00
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Great trip with a great crew!

VERIFIED   August 1, 2019
We had a very fun and successful trip with Capt. Sullivan and Tucker.  Both were incredibly friendly, funny, and certainly...
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Buster C.
Manteo, NC
 5.00
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 25, 2019
Great experience. Captain Doug made a good day out of a bad day. We couldn’t do what we wanted because of windy conditions,...
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James F.
Greene, NY
 5.00
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1/2 day with Captain Doug

VERIFIED   July 31, 2019
Great time with Captain Doug and first mate Tucker. Captain Doug put us on the fish early. We ended the day catching some sharks(the...
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Sokha K.
Annapolis, MD
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Half day with captain Doug and Tucker

VERIFIED   July 3, 2019
The trip was on an amazing day.  We had a great time even if we only caught 5 Spanish mackerel.  The Capt even offered...
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