X-Spearmint Sportfishing

X-Spearmint Sportfishing offer great trips for all, from children who have never fished, to experienced anglers. Capt Ryan has been fishing these waters his whole life, and knows the best spots to take his customers.

His trips are a great way for the younger generation to get involved with fishing, as Capt. Ryan will teach them step by step how to fish. His 4-hour afternoon trip is perfect for children, staying in calmer waters, casting in shallows, and casting for Trout and Drum. This is a great introduction to saltwater fishing.

His longer trips offer a lot of flexibility, dependent on the sea conditions, so you are able to target your trophy fish. You can expect to hook King Mackerel and Cobia and bottom fish for Tilefish and Seabass. His custom designed center console has twin Yamaha engines, with 300 HP and a cruising speed of 40 knots. This means more time fishing, less time traveling, great for all trips!

His boat also boasts a full upper station for sighting fish. This is great for fishing Cobia and schools of Drum. It has all the navigational equipment to get you on the fish fast, including a fishfinder. Coupled with Capt. Ryans knowledge of the area, the speed of the boat, and the fishfinder, its no wonder that customers are on the fish fast, with plenty of time to hook in their catch.

The boat also comes with many home comforts, such as an enclosed private restroom, and plenty of storage in the bow to keep all your belongings dry. There are 2 large ice-boxes on board, one for the fish you will catch, and one for your drinks and food. You are welcome to bring any snacks you fancy for your trip, but please remember to bring plenty of water!

Capt. Ryan looks forward to welcoming you aboard!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,300
    On the full day trip, depending on the sea and your target species, you will split the day with bottom fishing in the sound, then push off the beach in search of bigger fish. You can also do a full day in the ocean if you prefer. You would then venture further off the beach in search of King Mackerel and Cobia, and bottom fish for Tilefish and Seabass.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $850
    The extra time allows you to fish further off the beach and target Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Cobia and Amberjack to name a few. This is actually the Captain's favorite trip, because of the extended time, you are more likely to really dial in on the fish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $580
    This is the trip for beginners. The Captain will usually let your group decide if they want to bottom fish for Flounder or cast in shallow waters for Trout and Drum. You could also troll for Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel on this trip along the beach. This is an ideal trip for the kids or someone that is hesitant about getting seasick, as you do not go too far out.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (Midday)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    $580
    You will not head too far offshore, so this trip is great for kids and people new to fishing. You will try various techniques such as trolling, and can expect to see Trout and Flounder, as well as Bluefish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $580
    This trip is great for kids, as you will not go too far offshore. Flounder and Trout are on the menu, which you will troll for, as well as Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish.
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About the Captain

Ryan Spear
Manteo, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
117 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2018
"I started on boats as a child with my father who owned a scuba diving shop and charter boat. I fell in love with being on the water at an early age and the obsession has only grown stronger." Capt. Ryan has been fishing these waters his whole life.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Bonito Bonito
Cobia Cobia

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Redfish Redfish
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Custom Carolina (Center console) originally built in 2012, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha 4-stroke engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Mike J.
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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4 hour trip with Captain Ryan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (Midday) on April 9, 2021
We booked with Ryan because of so many stellar reviews and for good reason. He called the day before to see if we could move...
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Asheville, North Carolina
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3/4 day trip with Capt. Ryan

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on April 5, 2021
Wow! We just got home from a great fishing trip with Capt. Ryan. He has a wonderful and clean boat. His gear and knowledge...
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on April 24, 2021
My son and I had an amazing time even though we didn’t catch much due to cold waters. The captain was very upfront on our...
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Auburn, MA
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Slow day beautiful sunrise

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on April 20, 2021
Fishing was slow big storm blew thru the day before capt ryan was wonderful he tried his hardest to put us on the fish but...
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Martinsburg, WV
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on May 5, 2021
Had a great time with captain Ryan.  It was a slow day for everyone and he did everything he could to find us some fish. ...
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FAQs about X-Spearmint Sportfishing

X-Spearmint Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $580 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $580 per group - Half Day Trip (Midday) (4 hours)
  • $580 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $850 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - Full Day Trip (9 hours)

When you book a trip with X-Spearmint Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box (One for fish, one for food)

Trips booked with X-Spearmint Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Fishing License

X-Spearmint Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

X-Spearmint Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with X-Spearmint Sportfishing include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Redfish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Triggerfish (Gray)