Half-Fast Sportfishing

91 reviews
Going fast!

If you are after a day of fun and excitement, give Half-Fast Sportfishing a try. Their spacious fishing vessel provides a comfortable ride while their knowledgeable crew works hard to put everyone on fish.

The ‘Half-Fast’ is a 46’ Flybridge with air-conditioned cabin and all the comforts of home. She has been taking anglers of all skill levels and expertise to the hottest fishing grounds since 1989. The Half-Fast comes powered by twin Detroit Diesel engines and is fully outfitted with modern electronics.

The Half-Fast features a fighting chair to help you battle a big one. She also has a restroom, a sleeping area, a kitchen, an icebox, and plenty of space and shade for up to 6 anglers. All aboard!

Check the bite close to shore and get your hands on Bluefish, Drum, Spanish and King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Cobia, and many other species depending on the season and what’s biting.

If you are up to a challenge, enjoy a full day extravaganza offshore. Explore the Gulf Stream and search for Billfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna. The opportunities abound!

All trips include the use of quality rods, reels, tackle, lures, bait, and the assistance of the deckhand. Fishing licenses for everyone aboard are also covered by the crew. You just need to bring your desire to catch fish, pack your lunch and drinks, and show up!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $2,000
    price breakdown
    $2,000
    This trip takes you to the Gulf Stream in search of Tuna, Dolphin, Marlin and other larger fun fish, come join us for a full day in search of a trophy catch
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,500
    price breakdown
    $1,500
    Enjoy a full day nearshore usually staying within 20 miles of the beach. Trip usually includes trolling for a variety of fish including spanish, kings, albacore and many more while also sight fishing for red drum and cobia. Mahi may be caught later in the year, any questions please ask!
  • Private trip
    6 Hr Trip – Inshore/Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
    This is a longer fun-filled adventure that adds more time for you to catch and run to further fishing grounds. During these trips, you will be fishing for Spanish Mackeral, King Mackeral, Cobia, Drum or whatever is biting best! We do not catch mahi on this trip.
  • Private trip
    6 Hr Trip – Inshore/Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
    This is a longer fun-filled adventure that adds more time for you to catch and run to further fishing grounds. During these trips, you will be fishing for Spanish Mackeral, King Mackeral, Cobia, Drum or whatever is biting best! We do not catch mahi on this trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hr Trip – Inshore/Nearshore (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Join the crew of Half-Fast Sportfishing for an afternoon trip in the inshore or nearshore waters This trip could see you catching Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Drum, and more depending on what's biting best!
  • Private trip
    4 Hr – Inshore/Nearshore (Late AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    $575
    price breakdown
    $575
    Enjoy a late start and get ready to battle fish! This trip is just like the other ones, but with a little later start for those people who just don’t like getting up so early. You will be spending your day close to shore, targeting Bluefish, Cobia, Kingfish, and other species.
  • Private trip
    4 Hr Trip – Inshore/Nearshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $575
    price breakdown
    $575
    Join the crew for a 4-hour charter inshore or nearshore fishing for Cobia, Spanish, Bluefish, Drum or whatever else is biting best!
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About the Captain

Devlin Hankinson
Wanchese, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
91 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since May 2018

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Redfish Redfish
Sailfish Sailfish

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tilefish Tilefish
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Post (Flybridge) originally built in 1989. Powered by 2 550HP Detroit Diesel engines.

Length
46 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

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

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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.84
out of 5 stars from 91 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Fishing with Devlin
Great day fishing
Captain...planning the next turn.
+38
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Curtis K.
Kitty Hawk, NC
 5.00
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Half Day Trip Starting at 10:30 - July 2020

VERIFIED   NEW  July 22, 2020
These guys were amazing.  Two of the friendliest people you would ever want to meet.  Within 90 seconds of the boat...
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Les T.
Moneta, Virginia
 5.00
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All day trip with Captain Devlin had first mate Stephen

VERIFIED   June 22, 2020
Trip started at 5:30 AM out to the fishing grounds Took two hours to get out there we had our llimit of yellow fin tuna by...
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William T.
Reva, VA
 5.00
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All day off shore

VERIFIED   July 3, 2020
the captain and crew went way past what they had to do. We got a blue marlin in the morning. Not bad for a first trip out....
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Doug O.
Annapolis, MD
 5.00
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Half day trip with Capt Devlin and first mate Steve

VERIFIED   NEW  July 17, 2020
Had a great time. Mid-day trip. Caught 12 fish in the first 45 minutes and then it slowed down a little, ended the trip with...
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Jeffrey O.
Moneta, VA
 5.00
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Great trip!!

VERIFIED   NEW  July 24, 2020
Devlin and Steven were great hosts. They were courteous and professional. We were dealing with rain and waterspouts, but still...
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