Pirates Life 4 Us Fishing Charters

Pirates Life 4 Us Fishing Charters offers child and family-friendly fishing trips in the beautiful inshore waters of the Emerald Isle and Swansboro area. Fish for Red Drum, Flounder, Speckled Trout, with trip times and durations to suit you.

Captain Tim runs every trip with a focus on fun and learning how to bring in fish all by yourself. He aims to provide not just great fish, but great memories and skills which will stay with you for the rest of your life!

You will be fishing aboard a 24’ Bay Rider center console, freshly-built in 2019. The boat can carry six anglers safely and can reach speeds of 40 knots on the way to the fishing grounds.

But the thing that makes Pirates Life 4 Us special isn’t the boat, it’s the crew. Capt. Tim runs a family charter business. He works with his kids on most charters, and he’s proud of it. Getting children involved in fishing, seeing their faces as they haul in their first fish, passing on the skills to make them great anglers – these are the things he loves about his job.

Every trip is built for the group at hand. If you’re all seasoned sportfishers, he and his crew will work hard to bring in a real record-breaker. Out with friends or with the family, and just looking for some easy catches? He’ll get you reeling in fish after fish and having a great time doing so!

Whatever you’re after, Capt. Tim has you covered. All tackle, baits, lures, and licenses are included. So jump aboard and get ready for an action-packed day of fun inshore fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $500
    Spend the morning fishing for Flounder, Red Drum, Sheepshead, Cobia, Speckled Trout, Spanish Mackeral, Black Drum, and more in the inshore waters of Bogue Sound here on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $500
    Spend the afternoon fishing the local waters for Flounder, Red Drum, Sheepshead, Cobia, Speckled Trout, Spanish Mackeral, Black Drum, and more.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $700
    Spend the entire day fishing for North Carolina's top inshore species. Flounder, Red Drum, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, Cobia, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel and so many other great fish can be caught in the rich waters of Bogue Sound.
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About the Captain

Tim Johnson
Emerald Isle, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
168 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2018
Capt. Tim has been fishing all of his life and loves to see the joy on peoples faces when they catch a fish. He is always happy to teach clients how to do everything and create long-lasting memories and useful skills for them. Capt. Tim is never in a hurry to get groups off the boat as soon as possible. If he doesn't have a booked trip afterward and they are having a good time, he will gladly stay longer on the boat.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder

Boat specs

Bay Rider (Center console) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Can be prepared in advance or caught during trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Cheese, cookies, fruit, granola bars
Drinks
Water and ice
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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No min. age, life jackets supplied
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 168 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (428)
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Angler Rating
142
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
91%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
65%
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Randy L.
Eudora, KS
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Fishing with Tim

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 23, 2022
Top notch boat and gear. Captain Tim put us on the fish on the first cast. Cannot thank him enough on having a relaxing day...
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Matthew B.
Nettie, WV
Excellent
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 8, 2022
Captain Tim haves us a enjoyable day out on the water, caught some fish and saw a lot more, he put us where the fish were but...
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Margaret S.
Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Happy Times!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 30, 2022
Although the fish were hiding ( for all the boats) Captain Tim kept us all laughing and First Mate Don also provided great...
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Mark P.
Mars Hill, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Awesome day on the water!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 23, 2022
We had a great time with captain Tim! We caught big, and he was a great guide. Would recommend this charter to anyone looking...
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Anthony S.
State Road, NC
Excellent
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Great guide!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 14, 2022
Tim is a great communicator and strives to provide the best experience! He really goes all out to get fish in for kids!
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FAQs about Pirates Life 4 Us Fishing Charters

Pirates Life 4 Us Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Pirates Life 4 Us Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with Pirates Life 4 Us Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Can be prepared in advance or caught during trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Cheese, cookies, fruit, granola bars)
  • Drinks (Water and ice)
  • Fishing License

Pirates Life 4 Us Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Pirates Life 4 Us Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Pirates Life 4 Us Fishing Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout