Sea Era Charters invites you to sign up for a memorable fishing adventure in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Captain Dean Johnson has years of experience in these waters and will do his best to ensure your stay in NC is a pleasurable one. Anglers of all skill levels are more than welcome aboard!

You’ll be fishing on the Sea Era – a 42’ custom-built offshore sportfisher specifically designed with these waters in mind by Capt. Dean. It runs on a 510 HP Caterpillar engine and has more than enough room for up to 6 anglers to fish in comfort. Not only that, but it’s also got a toilet that comes very convenient for longer trips.

The waters of the Outer Banks are crawling with fish, so expect to have your hands full at any time of the year. Some of the more common species you’ll encounter include Cobia, Stripers, Bluefish, Kingfish and Spanish Mackerel, to name a few. Capt. Dean will be more than happy to show you the best ways of going after any of these and more.

He’ll also provide you with everything you’ll need for the fishing itself, from rods, reels, and tackle, to the necessary fishing licenses. Be sure to pack a pair of polarized sunglasses and some sunscreen, along with drinks and snacks if you’re so inclined. When you’re all set, come on down and get ready for a day you’ll remember for years to come!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,350
    Nothing beats a full day trip if you're looking to explore everything the local fishery has to offer. We would be fishing inshore and go after Redfish and Spanish Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $990
    If 4 hours is just not enough time, but you don't have a full day to spare, this trip is an excellent compromise solution. You can either stay inshore or go nearshore.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $650
    This is a shorter inshore trip that is focused on going after the likes of Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Trout, Redfish, and Stripers.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $650
    Anglers who also like to sleep in should check out this afternoon trip. You'll be fishing the inshore waters for species like Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Trout, Redfish, and Striped Bass.
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About the Captain

Dean Johnson
Nags Head, North Carolina, United States
ID & License verified
64 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since May 2018
Born and raised in the Outer Banks, Captain Dean Johnson loves fishing and takes it very seriously. So seriously in fact, that he decided to design and construct his boat by himself so he can fish just the way he likes it. He's picked up a lot of knowledge over the years and is more than willing to share it with his guests.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish Redfish
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Custom (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 510HP CAT engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
45 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
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
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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Jason A.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 13, 2021
Excellent time with Sea Era.  The captain kept us on the fish and was very easy going. The mate did an incredible job with...
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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 17, 2021
Trip was exactly as planned.  We hit early and often to put fish on the table.  We then went for mackeral and tuna to finish...
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Caitlyn N.
Sioux City, IA
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Half day with Captain Dean

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 2, 2021
Captain Dean and his grandson did great, super nice and friendly. We caught some fish and even though we got sea sick, we had...
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Auburn, PA
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 10, 2021
Incredible morning. Dean put us on the fish. Ian was busy setting the lines. Caught 41 fish in 4hrs! Great people, great weather,...
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Virgil M.
Timberlake, NC
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 23, 2021
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FAQs about Sea Era Charters

Sea Era Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $990 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Sea Era Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Sea Era Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Sea Era Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Sea Era Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing (Deep dropping)

Top targeted fish species with Sea Era Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Speckled Trout