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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - Dec 1
    $400
    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
    $400
    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.
  • 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
    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.
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About the Captain

Hunter Garza
Manteo, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
120 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) Striped Bass
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder

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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Self-deploying i-Pilot

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Not always used, prepared before or caught during
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
No minimum age, life jackets provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Visa
Mastercard
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 64 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (39)
Half day in the Duck Hunter with Captain Hunter and mate Wyatt
Half day in the Duck Hunter with Captain Hunter and mate Wyatt
Half day in the Duck Hunter with Captain Hunter and mate Wyatt
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
93%
Catch intended fish
87%
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Billy F.
Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day charter with Captain Hunter.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 15, 2022
Lovely experience. Captain Hunter and his first mate Wyatt were aces. Fun to hang with, treated us like old friends. They were...
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Tyler K.
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great time with Capt Hunter

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on September 28, 2022
Would definitely go out with Hunter again. We had a great time and he put forth a great effort to make sure we caught fish.
Tyler K. recommends Duck Hunter
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Ryan L.
New Haven, CT
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day in the Duck Hunter with Captain Hunter and mate Wyatt

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 2, 2022
Great trip.  Got on the fish quickly.  No frills boat.  Be prepared for that!  With that said, we had more fun than we...
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Ryan W.
Fulton, NY
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Hunter

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 31, 2022
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Kelly W.
Derry, PA
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 27, 2022
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FAQs about Duck Hunter

Duck Hunter offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $725 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Duck Hunter, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor Self-deploying i-Pilot

Trips booked with Duck Hunter include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Not always used, prepared before or caught during)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Duck Hunter offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Duck Hunter offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Flounder Gigging

Top targeted fish species with Duck Hunter include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout