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
Cobia, King Mackerel, 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.

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 – Offshore Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 1
    $1,400
    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. We also have the option to live bait fish for Amberjack aka "reef donkeys". This fish will have your arms sore for days!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 1
    $1,200
    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 (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    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 Toadfish, 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 – Reef Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $700
    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 Toadfish, 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 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    Strictly shark fishing, put your body to the test against these powerful creatures.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Shark Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $700
    Strictly shark fishing, put your body to the test against these powerful creatures.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 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 (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 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.
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About the Captain

Desmond Starling
Carolina Beach, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
9 Fishing Reports
79 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
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Thompson Marine (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1988, and restored in 2010. Powered by a 330HP Cummins 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
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
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
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

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Anglers Claimed
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94%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
85%
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John G.
Greensboro, NC
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Great trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour – Reef Fishing (PM) on July 6, 2021
Captain Desman took myself, my wife and two young boys (ages 4 and 7) fishing. We had free easy parking at the dock and the...
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P C BEACH, FL
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Fishing with Desmond

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on May 30, 2021
Even though we it was cold and rough waters my group had a great time.  Just wished we had someplace to sit.
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Lebanon, TN
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on June 15, 2021
Great guys! They were wonderful to the grandkids.Very patient..professional
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Timothy C.
Jonesville, NC
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Offshore Trolling on June 5, 2021
Me and my dad had a great time fishing with captain Desmond and his first mate David
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Half day reef

VERIFIED   4 Hour – Reef Fishing (PM) on June 7, 2021
Great guys and trip!
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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 – Reef Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 4 Hour – Reef Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 4 Hour – Shark Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 4 Hour – Shark Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Offshore Trolling (6 hours)
  • $1,400 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
  • 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)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Spanish Mackerel