Family Ties Charters is a ‘family first company. They specialize in nearshore and offshore adventures for the most exciting fish species around. Join Capt. Barry on your next vacation and have a fun day out on the water. Unfortunately, we do not have the ability to clean your catch. All fish are taken home whole.

Spend your morning checking the bite nearshore or spend your whole day battling big fish up to 45 miles offshore. Hardcore anglers to novice fishermen, everyone is welcome to join in the adventure.

The ‘Family Ties’ is a 25’ Sea Cat boat. She was built in 1997 and has plenty of space for up to 4 anglers. The Family Ties comes powered by a 90 HP Yamaha 4-Stroke engine and can cruise at a top speed of 18 knots. She is fully rigged with electronics and professional accessories to aid your search for the fish.

Your day with Family Ties Charters will see you slow trolling for Pelagics, along with bottom fishing and fast trolling. Live bait fishing is also possible when the conditions allow.

You will be targeting Bonito, Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, Bluefish, False Albacore, Amberjack, Barracuda, Grouper, Black Seabass, Snapper, and Mahi Mahi if you don’t want to go too far out. If you are up to a challenge, the list of your potential catches will also include Sailfish.

All you have to do is bring your family with you and hop on board. All rods, reels, tackle, lures, and licenses will be provided by the captain. Fish cleaning is not included.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Cruise and Island hopping
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 1
    $300
    Set your self up for an afternoon or sunset cruise around the waterway or river. We can also transport you to the barrier island of Masonboro and wait for you to adventure around. This is a per hour trip with a minimum of 3 hours. No fishing on this trip. $75 per hour after the initial 3 hours. If available to leave before the standard 5pm or 6pm time it can be worked in.
  • Private trip
    Half day PM
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $550
    This is a family favorite nearshore trolling trip. You will be targeting Kingfish, Bonito, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, False Albacore, and a variety of other species that are in season. You could also turn this trip into a Shark fishing package!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 21
    $550
    This is a family favorite nearshore trolling trip. You will be targeting Kingfish, Bonito, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, False Albacore, and a variety of other species that are in season. You could also turn this trip into a Shark fishing package!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 30
    $800
    This is a shorter version of the full-day trip for those who want the afternoon off. You will be trolling for various Pelagics, such as King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Barracuda, Amberjack, and Sailfish.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Combo
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 30
    $850
    Enjoy a combination of trolling for the Pelagics and catching an assortment of bottom fish for a great mixture of table fare. From Snapper and Grouper to Kingfish and Mahi Mahi, this trip allows you to catch them all!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,100
    This trip can be run as a combo, all-day trolling or bottom fishing trip. If you are a hard-core 'all-day' fisherman, this is your trip. You will be fishing up to 45 miles out for Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Grouper, Snapper, and other species.
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About the Captain

Barry Bierstedt
Carolina Beach, North Carolina, United States
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9 Customer reviews
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Member since March 2018
Barry Bierstedt is a second generation captain and fisherman. He began fishing offshore at a young age of 6 and tried commercial fishing at 8. Barry was introduced to charter fishing by his father and has never looked back. Fishing is not only his great passion; it’s a way of life. Barry loves the waters and sharing his knowledge with others.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bonito Bonito
Cobia Cobia

Boat specs

Sea Cat (Catamaran) originally built in 1997. Powered by 2 90HP Yamaha 4 Stroke engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
40-45 miles
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Prepared beforehand/caught on the trip
Lures
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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
All ages welcome; vests provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
PayPal
Checks

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Shelby J.
Dunwoody, GA
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Half Day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 14, 2022
Capt Berry work hard to make our day a great experience. Would book him again.
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Bradford K. W.
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 11, 2021
Captain Barry was Awesome ! He provided a full day of fishing and let us split the day from trolling to bottom fishing...
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Joshua C.
Charlotte, NC
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Combo on July 25, 2021
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Jeff W.
Township Of Taylorsville, NC
Excellent
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Combo on July 14, 2021
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Ray P.
Troy, MI
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Lots of fish and a comfortable boat

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 23, 2018
Barry did a great job of putting us into fish very quickly. We caught a fun variety of King Mackerel, Spanish mackerel and...
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FAQs about Family Ties Charters

Family Ties Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group - Cruise and Island hopping (3 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half day PM (5 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip (5 hours)
  • $800 per group - 3/4 Day Trip - Trolling (7 hours)
  • $850 per group - 3/4 Day Trip - Combo (7 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - Full Day Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Family Ties Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with Family Ties Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Prepared beforehand/caught on the trip)
  • Lures
  • Fishing License

Family Ties Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (40-45 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Family Ties Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Family Ties Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Pink)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel