Pirates Life 4 Us Fishing Charters

70 reviews
In demand!

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
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 18 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Spend the afternoon fishing the local waters for Flounder, Red Drum, Sheepshead, Cobia, Speckled Trout, Spanish Mackeral, Black Drum, and more.
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About the Captain

Tim Johnson
Emerald Isle, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
70 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

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

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.80
out of 5 stars from 70 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
69%
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Jeff S.
Apex, NC
 5.00
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Had a great time!

VERIFIED   July 15, 2020
Captain Tim was a lot of fun and very good teacher.  By the end of the day my 15 year old son and I were better fisherman...
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Mitch P.
Kyle, TX
 5.00
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VERIFIED   NEW  September 19, 2020
We had a great today on the water.  The fish did it cooperate but the experience was awesome.  Capt Tim was awesome. ...
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Ashton Y.
Williamston, SC
 5.00
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Half day charter with Captain Tim

VERIFIED   May 31, 2020
Had a great time out on the water with Captain Tim! He was able to put us on a bunch of flounder, speckled sea trout and blue...
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Howard T.
Winterville, NC
 5.00
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 6, 2020
The trip was a blast. Captain Tim has a dang nice boat. Real fast to get you to the fishing holes quick. No wasted time putting...
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Michael K.
Emerald Isle, NC
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Half day trip with Captain Tim

VERIFIED   August 18, 2020
Me and my two girls had a great time with Captain Tim. His boat was top-notch very fast and he made all the rides and adventure...
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