Backin’ Up Sportfishing Charters

64 reviews
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Backin’ Up Sportfishing Charters provides exciting, family-friendly angling adventures along the nearshore waters of North Carolina’s world-famous Outer Banks. Hop aboard the "Backin’ Up," a true fishing machine, and get ready to cast your line for a whole host of awesome species!

The Backin’ Up is the largest inshore and nearshore vessel departing out of Pirate’s Cove Marina in Manteo. How’s that for some serious bragging rights? Capable of accommodating up to 6 guests, this 46’ Sheldon Midgett boat was completely rebuilt in 2014, and designed with sportfishing in mind. She’s the perfect place to begin your fishing adventure!

Backin’ Up is decked out with a comfortable and fully air-conditioned salon, a bathroom, the very latest in electronics, and a spacious cockpit. if you’re a game fishing fanatic, you’ll be pleased to discover there’s a large Marlin chair, as well as two smaller fighting chairs.

This charter specializes in nearshore fishing the waters of the Outer Banks, meaning that both experienced and brand-new anglers will feel right at home on their adventure. Opt for a shorter trip, and you’ll be targeting species such as Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Red Drum, Cobia, and Flounder. They offer the perfect introduction to fishing these waters!

For more experienced anglers, a longer adventure means you can head up to 30 miles offshore, where you’ll cast your line for Tilefish, Seabass, Grouper, Amberjack, Shark, King Mackerel, and trolling species such as Sailfish and Mahi Mahi.

Custom fishing tackle is provided on board, and your captain and crew recommend that you bring plenty of snacks with you, as well as suitable clothing for the weather, polarized sunglasses, and soft-soled shoes. Most importantly, come with a bucket of smiles and an icebox to bring your catch home with you!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Gulf Stream Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Oct 20
    $1,850
    price breakdown
    $1,850
    Head out to the productive Gulf Stream on this 8-hour adventure! You'll typically be fishing up to 30 miles offshore, so make sure your sea legs are strong. You'll be targeting Tilefish, Seabass, Grouper, Amberjack, Shark, King Mackerel, and trolling species such as Sailfish and Mahi Mahi. Custom fishing gear will be provided for you, as well as a fishing license for your group, so just bring snacks, drinks, and weather-appropriate clothing.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Bottom/Troll Combo Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Sep 20
    $1,650
    price breakdown
    $1,650
    If you want to try your hand at both bottom fishing and trolling, join your captain on this 8-hour adventure! You'll typically be fishing up to 30 miles offshore for Tilefish, Seabass, Grouper, Amberjack, Shark, King Mackerel, and trolling species such as Sailfish and Mahi Mahi. You'll be provided with all the fishing gear you need for a productive trip, as well as a fishing license. Just bring along snacks and drinks, and make sure you wear weather-appropriate clothing.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Offshore Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 20
    $975
    price breakdown
    $975
    On this 6-hour morning adventure, you'll be live bait fishing around the wrecks of the Outer Banks. Your target species will typically include Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Red Drum, Shark, Cobia, Triggerfish, and Flounder. You'll be equipped with all the fishing gear you need, as well as a fishing license. Just bring along some snacks and drinks, and make sure you dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Offshore Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 20
    $975
    price breakdown
    $975
    Treat yourself to a morning of sleeping in, then embark on a 6-hour angling adventure around the wrecks of the Outer Banks. You'll be fishing with live bait, and your target species will include Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Red Drum, Shark, Cobia, Triggerfish, and Flounder. Your fishing gear is included, as well as a license for your whole group, so just bring snacks, drinks, and weather-appropriate clothing.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Inshore Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 20
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    If you're an early bird, then this 4-hour morning adventure is your perfect introduction to fishing the Outer Banks! You'll be focusing on casting your line in inshore waters, with typical target species being Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Red Drum, Cobia, and Flounder. Your trip includes your fishing gear and a fishing license for your whole group. Just bring along your favorite snacks and drinks, and a cooler for your catch.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Inshore Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 20
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    If you'd like to sleep in before heading out on your fishing trip, opt for this afternoon adventure. It's a great introduction to the Outer Banks for newer fishermen and families with little ones. You'll typically be exploring inshore waters, and fishing for Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Red Drum, Cobia and Flounder. Your trip includes your fishing gear and a fishing license for your whole group. Just bring along some snacks and drinks!
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About the Charter Operator

Backin' Up Sportfishing Charters
Manteo, North Carolina, United States
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64 Customer Reviews
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Member since September 2016
Captain Ritchie Howell is a local boat builder and charter fisherman. He has been a licensed captain for over 32 years. He has completely rebuilt the Backin' Up himself, just for nearshore fishing charters. The boat is the largest in the Pirate's Cove Marina inshore fleet and offers relaxing and fun fishing trips to all the family. Join him for an enjoyable day on the water!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Tilefish Tilefish
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Sheldon Midgett Craft (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1975, and restored in 2014. Powered by a 700HP CAT C-12 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
46 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
American Express
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.71
out of 5 stars from 64 reviews
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Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
95%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Craig D.
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  September 2, 2020
Great trip.  Weather was good and the seas were not too bad.  Tough day for the bite.  Captain kept at it all...
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Best fishing experience ever !

VERIFIED   NEW  August 23, 2020
The entire experience, start to finish was extraordinary from the moment we set foot in the boat until we docked. First...
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Anthony S.
Frostburg, MD
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 18, 2020
The Captain and Mate were awesome, the Boat was great and he handled it like a BOSS.  Cool people felt right at home. ...
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James S.
Roanoke, VA
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Great times with great people, definitely coming back!

VERIFIED   August 7, 2020
Jeremy and Walton are awesome. They put us on some fish and kept us busy. Had an exciting couple of minutes when a 70lb cobia...
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