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 need 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, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, and Sharks on light tackle. A longer adventure will take you 15-25 miles out for the likes of Snapper, Black Seabass, Cobia, King Mackerel, and who knows what else.

For those who want to get those prolific waters all to themselves and venture 30-40 miles out, the crew has tailored an exciting all-day-long fishing trip. An offshore extravaganza, it will be full of trolling and bottom fishing action for anything from Red, Gag, and Scamp Grouper to Snapper and Amberjack.

Reel 2 Grill Fishing Charters operates a 32’ Thompson Marine center console, which was overhauled in 2010. It comes powered by a 375 HP Caterpillar engine and has modern electronics, technologies, accessories, and gear.

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



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 1
    $1,100
    price breakdown
    $1,100
    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 Mahi Mahi, Albacore, and King Mackerel. If you're not interested in trolling, you can go bottom fishing for Black Seabass, Grey Snapper, Grouper, and Cobia.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Sep 1
    $825
    price breakdown
    $825
    On this trip, you will be trolling 5-15 miles offshore for King Mackerel, Albacore, Mahi Mahi, and Cobia. This is a great trip for someone who wants to catch bigger fish but does not want to spend a full day on the boat.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Reef Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    This is a great way to introduce kids to fishing. We will anchor the boat on a nearshore reef and drop to the bottom to see what’s around. Catches include Black Sea Bass, grey trout, flounder, ringtail, oyster toad fish and sharks! This trip is for someone who wants to catch a variety of fish but does not want to take many fish home to eat.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Shark Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Strictly shark fishing, put your body to the test against these powerful creatures.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Shark Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Strictly shark fishing, put your body to the test against these powerful creatures.
  • Private trip
    4 hour Reef Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    This is a great way to introduce kids to fishing. We will anchor the boat on a nearshore reef and drop to the bottom to see what’s around. Catches include Black Sea Bass, grey trout, flounder, ringtail, oyster toad fish and sharks! This trip is for someone who wants to catch a variety of fish but does not want to take many fish home to eat.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    This five-hour trip will begin with trolling for Spanish Mackerel, Albacore, and Bluefish up to 5 miles out. You will finish the day with some Shark fishing.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    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 (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Spend the afternoon trolling along the beach for Spanish Mackerel, False Albacore, and Bluefish. This is an excellent family trip.
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About the Captain

Desmond Starling
Carolina Beach, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
8 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
71 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) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Pink) Snapper (Pink)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Thompson Marine (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1988, and restored in 2010. Powered by a 375HP Caterpillar 3208 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
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
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
PayPal

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

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Customer Reviews

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4.65
out of 5 stars from 71 reviews
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Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Brent G.
BIG COVE TANN, PA
 5.00
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4 hrs in the morning with Desmond on Reel 2 Grill

VERIFIED   August 12, 2020
Captain Desmond was awesome. He was a one man wrecking crew; as he drove the boat and prepped all the tackle, as he had just...
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Chad S.
McDonald, PA
 5.00
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Half Day Off Shore trip

VERIFIED   August 20, 2020
Took a half day trip to catch some mackerel and even stopped to catch a shark on the way back.  Desmond and Hunter were...
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Christopher C.
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
 5.00
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4hr Trip with Captain Desmond Starling

VERIFIED   August 30, 2020
Captain Desmond did exactly what he said he would do he put us on the fish. When we told him our son’s birthday was this...
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Mousami G.
Raleigh, NC
 5.00
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Great morning fishing - despite the weather!

VERIFIED   June 13, 2020
This was a great experience! Captain Desmond and his first mate were so kind and did everything to ensure that our family has...
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Mike D.
Winder, Georgia
 5.00
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   July 28, 2020
The trip was awesome!  We caught a lot of fish.  The crew was extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. ...
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