Reel 2 Grill Fishing Charters

Next time you are planning a fishing adventure with your whole family in Carolina Beach, NC, give Reel 2 Grill Fishing Charters a try. Captain Desmond is excellent with younger anglers, beginners, and seasoned veterans alike and has all the experience needed to put you on fish.

Capt. Desmond and his first mate will ensure you go home not only with a box full of exciting catches but also with the knowledge needed to catch fish in the future. Depending on your personal preferences and what’s bitting, you will be able to master your trolling and bottom fishing techniques and be a part of the team!

If you are after a quick ride along the beach, book a shorter trip. The crew will put you on Spanish Mackerel, False Albacore, and Bluefish, as well as Sharks, Cobia, and Shark on light tackle. A longer adventure will take you 15-25 miles out for the likes of Cobia, King Mackerel, Amberjack, and who knows what else.

Reel 2 Grill Fishing Charters operates a 32’ Thompson Marine center console, which was overhauled in 2010. It comes powered by a 330 HP Cummins diesel and all the proper safety and fishing gear. We also have free private lot parking. No need to pay $25 to park at the public lot.

All you have to do is bring your food and drinks and show up!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Trolling (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    This is an excellent family trip, which will see you trolling along the beach for Albacore, Bluefish, and Spanish Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Trolling (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $700
    Spend the afternoon trolling along the beach for Spanish Mackerel, False Albacore, and Bluefish. This is an excellent family trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Flounder Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Sep 30
    $800
    Specifically target flounder. Maximum of 4 passengers.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Reef Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    We will anchor the boat on a nearshore reef and drop to the bottom to see what’s around. Catches include Black Seebass, Grey Trout, Flounder, Ringtail, and Shark! This trip is for someone who wants to catch a variety of fish but does not want to take many fish home to eat. This is a great trip for kids because the fish are always biting. Keeping young anglers busy is a great way for them to enjoy fishing. You may also get to see other marine life including turtles, dolphins, jellyfish, and colorful fish.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Reef Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $800
    We will anchor the boat on a nearshore reef and drop to the bottom to see what’s around. Catches include Black Seabass, Grey Trout, Flounder, Ringtail, and Shark! This trip is for someone who wants to catch a variety of fish but does not want to take many fish home to eat. This is a great trip for kids because the fish are always biting. Keeping young anglers busy is a great way for them to enjoy fishing. You may also get to see other marine life including turtles, dolphins, jellyfish, and colorful fish.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour – Trolling/Shark Combo (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    Spend the morning trolling for tasty Spanish Mackerel and finish off drifting for Shark!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour – Trolling/Shark Combo (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $900
    Spend the morning trolling for tasty Spanish Mackerel and finish off drifting for Shark!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Reef Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    Fish in the 5-8 mile range reef fishing for seabass, grunt, flounder, snapper, sharks, and much more. Great for beginners and kids or someone looking to venture offshore without spending a full day on the water.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 1
    $1,800
    Add a few more hours to your time on the water and check more spots. You will be trolling up to 15 miles offshore, targeting, Albacore, Barracuda, and King Mackerel. We also have the option to live bait fish for Amberjack aka "reef donkeys". This fish will have your arms sore for days!
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About the Captain

Desmond Starling
Carolina Beach, North Carolina, United States
11 Fishing Reports
85 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2018
Reel 2 Grill Fishing Charters is operated by Captain Desmond Starling. A North Carolina native, he grew up fishing in the area and has been doing that his whole life. Desmond especially enjoys teaching beginners and families and showing them how everything is done.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia

Boat specs

Thompson Marine (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1988, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 330HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Up to 40 miles
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
chips
Drinks
bottled water
First Mate
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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 85 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (79)
Half day with Captain Desmond
Giant shark that Capt. Desmond let us catch!
Spanish Mackerel
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
84%
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Brett B.
Greensboro, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Desmond

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Offshore Trolling on April 22, 2022
The captain was awesome.  Called me up the night before my trip, explained that the trip I scheduled, no one was catching...
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Martin M.
Atlanta, GA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with Captain Desmond

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Trolling (AM) on July 9, 2022
Had potential for bad weather - Captain Desmond was great about calling ahead to make sure everyone was on the same page regarding...
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Timothy W.
Oak Hill, TN
Excellent
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Experience:
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great Time!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Reef Fishing (PM) on June 14, 2022
This is the second year that we have gone on a trip with Capt. Desmond. We had an absolute blast! We caught all kinds of different...
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Dominic C.
Overbrook, WV
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour – Trolling/Shark Combo (PM) on July 14, 2022
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Charles M.
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Desmond

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Offshore Trolling on May 29, 2022
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FAQs about Reel 2 Grill Fishing Charters

Reel 2 Grill Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Trolling (AM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Trolling (PM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Flounder Fishing (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Reef Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Reef Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - 5 Hour – Trolling/Shark Combo (AM) (5 hours)
  • $900 per group - 5 Hour – Trolling/Shark Combo (PM) (5 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Reef Fishing (6 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Offshore Trolling (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel 2 Grill Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Reel 2 Grill Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (chips)
  • Drinks (bottled water)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Reel 2 Grill Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 40 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Reel 2 Grill Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reel 2 Grill Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Weakfish