Fishing Taxi

Fishing Taxi Sportfishing is a company is led by Captain Doug Sullivan, an experienced and knowledgeable angler. A 5th generation fisherman, he has decades of experience fishing the Atlantic Ocean.

The company hails 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!

Capt. Doug Sullivan 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
    Man Against Sea Beast Offshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $1,700
    price breakdown
    $1,700
    Embark on a full day Gulf Stream experience. You’ll ride out to up to 35 miles offshore where you’ll find pelagic beasts ranging from huge Bluefin, Yellowfin Tuna, and other Tuna species to Wahoo, smaller Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and many more. Species change with the season but you’ll be in for an adventure of your lifetime whenever you show up.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Tower Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    Head 19 miles off the beach and hook into a one-on-one battle against monster Amberjack. This is an adventure meant for anglers looking to fight the big ones. After you’ve had your share of fighting Amberjack, you’ll find some grass beds and troll for Mahi Mahi and other fun fish to reel in. If not that, there’s the option of sliding out further than the tower to find some Tilefish or Sea Bass.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Tower Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    Head 19 miles off the beach and hook into a one-on-one battle against monster Amberjack. This is an adventure meant for anglers looking to fight the big ones. After you’ve had your share of fighting Amberjack, you’ll find some grass beds and troll for Mahi Mahi and other fun fish to reel in. If not that, there’s the option of sliding out further than the tower to find some Tilefish or Sea Bass.
  • 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
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    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
    price breakdown
    $900
    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
    price breakdown
    $900
    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
    6 Hour Cobia Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 18 - Jun 15 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    This is a 6 hour Cobia special meaning you’ll ride around at a faster speed looking for Cobia to cast at. Trolling is usually not done on this trip unless the whole group decides to go trolling for smaller species. You’ll fish between mid-May to mid-June when Cobia are on the move, maximizing your chances of reeling them in. You can depart either in the morning or mid-day, depending on what time you want to leave the dock.
  • 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
    price breakdown
    $575
    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
    price breakdown
    $575
    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)
    Just booked! Last booked: 3 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $575
    price breakdown
    $575
    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
    price breakdown
    $475
    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
    price breakdown
    $475
    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
    price breakdown
    $475
    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
102 Fishing Reports
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55 Customer Reviews
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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 Amberjack
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Dogfish Dogfish

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

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred) Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
Tuna (Yellowfin) 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
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Visa
Mastercard
Checks

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

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Recent Fishing Reports

Three generations
Three generations
November 25, 2020
We had a wonderful group today it was three generations of gentleman. They wanted to carry their youngest out to catch some fish so they booked me on a sound trip. Unfortunately after moving a few times to locate the fish we were not able to get a bite today which was disheartening for me because the little guys were ready. Still it was a wonderful day to be on the water with a wonderful group from the crew of the fishing Taxi God bless
The king Mac attack
The king Mac attack
November 10, 2020
We had a wonderful group today Corey and his friends came out and hopefully had a wonderful time. going five miles off the beach we were not able to find the fish that I was looking for. We were able to find three false Albacore but that was not the king mackerel that I was so much searching for. So after pulling in our lines we decided to go a little further out about nine miles off the beach I found a nice tideline that had some grass in it so we stopped and put her Bates out controlled with no luck finding anything on the tideline surely at the end of it there was a nice slick and we caught our first king mackerel when a little bit further and called our second king mackerel. Then I put the boat into a circle about a quarter mile round and we started picking up our king mackerel by the time the end of the trip we had called 9 king mackerel with the smallest one probably 32 in 26 pounds. Just goes to show little bit of positive thinking and a little bit of hunting on a 6-hour trip and we were able to find what we were looking for I can never leave out the great skills of my mate from the crew of the fishing Taxi tight lines and God bless.

Customer Reviews

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4.70
out of 5 stars from 55 reviews
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Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
77%
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Kris L.
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
 5.00
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Half Day Trip with the Fishing Taxi

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Nearshore (Evening) on June 24, 2020
On June 25th we took a half day fishing trip with Captain Solomon.  Unfortunately the fishing taxi was experiencing some...
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Kolja H.
Manteo, North Carolina
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Half day trip with captain Doug and mate Tucker

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Nearshore (PM) on July 9, 2020
It was a great trip, very kids friendly. Even though the weather was pretty bad, captain Doug explained the situation and we...
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Andrew M.
Annapolis, MD
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Morning sound fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day – Sound Fishing (AM) on June 19, 2020
We had a great day on the water. The weather was beautiful and the water was calm. A quick boat ride out to the sound for some...
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Chuck C.
Warfordsburg, PA
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Awesome fishing trip with Capt Doug and First Mate Tucker

VERIFIED   Half Day – Sound Fishing (AM) on July 17, 2020
This was the first trip for the kids on a fishing vessel and the Captain and First Mate didn’t disappoint! Capt Doug made...
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Half-day Near Shore Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM) on October 7, 2020
Great half day trip to celebrate my grandson’s 14th birthday. The captain and mate were very knowledgeable. They provided...
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