Located in Manteo, NC, the crew of Duck Hunter has been fishing and hunting in the magnificent Outer Banks for more than 15 years. Professional guide Hunter Garza lives for the outdoors, and specializes in inshore fishing and showing his customers the beauties of North Carolina. He’ll make sure you have an incredible time and get to know the area from a unique perspective.

Duck Hunter will take you out aboard a 20’ Carolina Skiff built in 2006 and fully restored in 2018. Yamaha four-stroke powers the vessel and it comes equipped with top-notch professional safety gear and navigational electronics. It also has a self-deploying i-Pilot wireless trolling motor and a live bait tank to keep your bait fresh.

The captain doesn’t always use live bait, but when he does, it can be prepared before or fished for during the trip - it’s entirely up to your liking. He’ll show you the best fishing spots of the bountiful waters of Outer Banks where you’ll be targeting a variety of species. Early spring is perfect for battling Speckled Trout, and when it starts to get warmer, Flounder can be one of your primary targets. You’ll be able to reel in Redfish any time of the year, as well as many other species. Depending on the weather conditions, the guide can also take you clamming.

You won’t have to worry about fishing gear - Duck Hunter will provide all the tackle and lures needed for the best catch. They’ll also make sure your catch is cleaned and filleted. If you want to bring your little ones along, your guide will be more than happy to have them on board, no matter the age. He’ll provide life jackets for them and make sure that you create everlasting memories together.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - Dec 1
    $725
    price breakdown
    $725
    Ready for a full day on the water with an experienced guide by your side? This 8-hour trip will take you battling Flounder, Redfish, Trout and many others. With enough time for reaching the best fishing grounds, Duck Hunter will show you a variety of the most productive areas and help you reel in your dream catch.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - Dec 1
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
    If you can't wait to get on the water as soon as possible, this morning trip is perfect for you. You'll be targeting Flounder, Trout, and Redfish, but you can expect to reel in many other species as well. So get ready for four exciting hours of popping, spinning, jigging or drifting.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - Dec 1
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
    This afternoon 4-hour excursion will take you fishing for Flounder, Trout, and Redfish, but who knows what else you could reel in with an experienced guide by your side. Duck Hunter will show you the most efficient techniques, including, bottom fishing, spinning and many others.
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About the Captain

Hunter Garza
Manteo, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
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55 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since April 2018
I have been fishing the Outer Banks since I was a small child. Fishing and hunting is something I have always been passionate about, and I love sharing my passion with my customers and creating memories together. I specialize in inshore fishing, focusing on Flounder, Speckled Trout and Redfish, but if my customers prefer clamming or sightseeing, or having a picnic on an island, I can tailor the trip just for you.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder

Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Carolina (Skiff) originally built in 2006, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 75HP Yamaha Four Stroke engine.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 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
Visa
Mastercard

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

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Customer Reviews

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Good experience
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
92%
Catch intended fish
87%
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 22, 2020
What a trip and what a day! The smile that Hunter shared was just the beginning of an amazing experience. We zipped out of...
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Le Roy, NY
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 6, 2020
Wanted a no frills, backwater fishing trip for my son, just to let him fish from some place other than the shore or a pier.
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Great evening of fishing with captain Hunter!!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on September 7, 2020
We had a great half-day trip Labor Day with Captain Hunter.  Though young captain knows how to fish and the spots to go....
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Morning trip with the Duck Hunter

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on November 8, 2020
Bottom line up front; it was a great trip!  We got off to a bit of a late start due to some technical difficulties, however...
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Great afternoon

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 10, 2020
Captain Hunter was awesome. We had a morning half-day booked and weather was expected to be rough so we reached out and offered...
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