Carolina Traditions Guide Co.

Carolina Traditions Guide Co. is a customizable and interactive guide service run and operated by Capt. Joe. A passionate angler with over 3 decades of fishing experience, Joe offers family-friendly service to everyone who steps aboard. He specializes in thrilling sight fishing, topwater, fly, and late summer Bull Drum trips.

Joe operates a 22’ Bateau built by Jones Brothers. This skiff boat is especially popular all along the beautiful North Carolina Crystal Coast. Built back in 2000 and overhauled in 2017, the boat can cruise at a top speed of 26 knots thanks to its 115 HP Yamaha V-4 outboard engine.

The skiff features a GPS, a fishfinder, and a VHF radio to build up a clear image of where the fish are hiding. There are 2 iceboxes available on board – one for the snacks and the other one to keep the catch fresh during the day. As well as that, there is a livewell aboard which you will fill with bait as part of your trip. Kids love it!

Capt. Joe has tailored a large variety of packages that range from special trips to mixed-bag packages. Stalk slot-sized Redfish in the marsh or head out for a full day of Bull Drum fishing. Or just simply go for anything from Spanish Mackerel to Bonito, Cobia, Bluefish, Flounder, Grey Trout, Black Drum, Speckled Trout… you name it!

Focus on the light tackle experience or catch fish with a fly. You will be provided with Star rods, Penn, Diawa reels, and other professional equipment to make a great catch possible. The trips are all-inclusive; you will only need to bring your own food.

Experience the history and traditions that coastal North Carolina has to offer.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Cross Albacore
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 20 Sep - 4 Nov
    $800
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip is for the experienced angler. It will begin as early as 6:30 in the morning and end at around 2:30 in the afternoon.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Whether it's light tackle or fly fishing you're looking for – we accommodate. Filling the cooler or that challenging pursuit. You will be targeting Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, Cobia, Pufferfish, Grey Trout, Speckled Trout, and more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Bull Drum Fish (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 20 Jul - 1 Oct
    $650
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip is for the experienced anglers only. It includes light tackle and fly fishing for Bull Drum fish.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Bull Drum Fish (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 5:30 PM
    Seasonal trip available 20 Jul - 1 Oct
    $650
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip is good for both experienced anglers and beginners. Capt. Joe will introduce to the species using shotgun and Lupton rigs.
  • Private trip
    3/4 day eco tour, shell or clamming
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Enjoy a serene ride through marsh systems, sightseeing spoting horses or shore birds. Go clamming even a little fishing. Listen to local folklore, take photos or just enjoy the ride and scenery.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Cross Albacore (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 20 Sep - 4 Nov
    $500
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This is a light tackle/sight casting/fly fishing trip that will begin early in the morning. All the equipment will be provided but you are free to bring your own.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Cross Albacore (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 20 Sep - 4 Nov
    $500
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Light tackle, sight casting, and fly fishing are all among the possible techniques during those trips. Everything will be provided but food.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $450
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    On this afternoon trip, you will be filling the cooler just half an hour after you launch. The targeted species include Cobia, Speckled Trout, Bluefish, and more.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Slot Redfish (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 22 Nov
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip will see you stalking, sight fishing, and blind casting slot-sized Redfish. You will be exploring East and North Carolina, tailwater, scenic, marsh ponies, which are very serene and surreal. It is suitable for everyone.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Slot Redfish (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 22 Nov
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Explore the serene waters and marsh ponies, sight fishing and blind casting slot-sized Redfish.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $450
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This is a mixed bag trip, where you will be fishing for whatever you see. You will be able to try to take home a healthy dose of Spanish, Bluefish, Cobia, Flounder, Specks, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half day
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Sheepshead and black drum.
  • Private trip
    Half day, afternoon
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Sheepshead, Black Drum, Red Drum , Speckled Trout, Grey Trout, Spanish Mackeral, bluefish and Flounder could all be in the cooler.
  • Private trip
    Half day, afternoon
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Sheepshead, Black Drum, Red Drum , Speckled Trout, Grey Trout, Spanish Mackeral, bluefish and Flounder could all be in the cooler.
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About the Captain

Joe Tunstall
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, United States
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Born and raised Carteret County native. Grew up in the outdoors and saltwater fishing. Worked as a professional waterman since 2006. Fell in love with the lesser traveled areas of coastal North Carolina and its wildlife. I simply desire to share my passion for the area and its wildlife.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Black Drum
Bluefish
Cobia

Flounder
Redfish
Shark (Blacktip)
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)

Speckled Trout
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon
Weakfish

Boat Specs

Jones Bros. Bateau (Skiff) originally built in 2000, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha V-4 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 26 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing

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
Drinks
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 25% deposit
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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:
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Albacore on the fly with Captain Joe

November 16, 2017
An epic day hooking and fighting albies on a 9 weight just offshore with Captain Joe.  Beautiful day, beautiful location...
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