Tail Chaser Charter Fishing

Whether you want a nearshore expedition or an offshore extravaganza on the waters of North Carolina, Tail Chaser Charter Fishing has a trip for you. With Captain Brandon Phillips at the helm, you’re in store for a catch you’ll be proud of.

The ‘Tail Chaser’ is a 38’ Luhrs, powered by twin Cummins 450 HP Diesel engines that push her along at a comfortable 22 knots. The boat has all of the latest navigational and fish finding electronics, to make sure you’ll be on top of the fish. She also sports bunks and a restroom in the lower cabin. All safety gear, including life jackets are also on the boat, so you’ll be traveling safely and in style.

Penn, Shimano, and custom built rods and reels are at your disposal, and when it comes to the tackle, Capt. Brandon prefers to make his own, it’s proved to be more efficient. So what do you get to target and reel in this top-notch fishing equipment?

When it comes to offshore trips, all the A-listers of the area are game, so King and Spanish Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Blackfin and Albacore Tuna, Barracuda, and even Sailfish could easily find their way to your line. If you prefer nearshore angling, then you’ll be on the lookout for Black Seabass, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, and Amberjack. You’re a fan of bottom fishing? You have the chance to see how many Snapper and Grouper you can hook on specialized trips.

You can be a seasoned seawolf or just wanting to snag your first fish, Capt. Brandon will welcome you aboard and do everything in his power for you to have an excellent trip. Children can also join and fish, though it’s recommended for the little ones to join you on shorter trips, to have fun and not get bored. After you’re back on land, you will get your catch cleaned and filleted, so that you can serve the fruits of your hard work for your family the same day.

Dive into the great North Carolina fishery headfirst and let Tail Chaser Fishing lead the way!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip–Nearshore Trolling (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $700
    Hop aboard for a short, but sweet 4-hour angling expedition that will take you up to 5 miles offshore chasing Spanish Mackerel. All the fishing equipment, as well as bottle water, are included in the trip's price.
    Targeted fish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip–Nearshore Trolling (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $700
    Hop aboard for a short, but sweet 4-hour angling expedition that will take you up to 6 miles offshore chasing Spanish Mackerel and other light tackle species. All the fishing equipment is included in the trip's price.
    Targeted fish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Nearshore Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $850
    A bit more time to have a lot more fun, what's wrong about that? Spend 5 hours in the nearshore waters catching Spanish Mackerel, and King Mackerel
    Targeted fish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Nearshore Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,200
    On this trip, you will go further offshore, where you will troll for King Mackerel, AmberJack, Barracuda and more.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Private trip
    8hr Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,600
    This offshore eight-hour trip will take you trolling for King Mackerel, Amberjack, Barracuda, and Mahi (Seasonal)
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Private trip
    10hr Trolling Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $2,000
    If you want to spend your whole day concentrating on trolling, this is your trip. You will be targeting King Mackerel, Amberjack, Barracuda, Mahi (seasonal), and more.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 115 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Great short 4-hour trip with the crew
Fishing with the Guys
Excellent Fishing Trip
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
95%
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Patrick R.
Freeland, MI
Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip–Nearshore Trolling (AM) on August 12, 2023
When I booked the charter with capt. Brandon I wasn’t sure what to expect because of the bad experience we have had on previous...
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Chad D.
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Awesome!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip–Nearshore Trolling (PM) on April 14, 2024
Captain Brandon, and David were awesome! Every time I messaged Captain Brandon, he responded quickly prior to arrival. The...
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Christina P.
Canonsburg, PA
Excellent
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Wonderful half day trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip–Nearshore Trolling (AM) on August 16, 2023
This was the first fishing trip for my little ones and boy did we have had a great time!! Captain Brandon and Taylor are patient,...
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Ryan P.
Mayfield, PA
Excellent
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Half day trip with Captain Brandon

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip–Nearshore Trolling (PM) on August 10, 2023
I would highly recommend booking with Captain Brandon and his crew. It was a great family experience.  Even with the changes...
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Christopher P.
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Great Experience

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip–Nearshore Trolling (PM) on April 5, 2024
Everything was awesome! Captain & crew were very knowledgeable and personable and great with our son. We will definitely be...
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FAQs about Tail Chaser Charter Fishing

Tail Chaser Charter Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip–Nearshore Trolling (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip–Nearshore Trolling (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $850 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Nearshore Trolling (5 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Nearshore Trolling (6 hours)
  • US $1,600 per group - 8hr Trolling (8 hours)
  • US $2,000 per group - 10hr Trolling Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Tail Chaser Charter Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Tail Chaser Charter Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (for additional fee)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Tail Chaser Charter Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Tail Chaser Charter Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Tail Chaser Charter Fishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bluefish
  • Bonito
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Blackfin)

Meet the Captain

Brandon Phillips
Carolina Beach, North Carolina, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
115 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since June 2018
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
I have lived and fished in North Carolina my entire life. I acquired my love for fishing from my father and grandfather, and I'm a third generation of fishermen in my family. I have built my professional reputation in the fishing community as a mate on charter boats in southeastern North Carolina and commercial fishing from Carolina Beach to the Outer Banks of the state.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bluefish Bluefish
Bonito Bonito

Boat specs

Luhrs (Sportfishing) originally built in 1989. Powered by 2 450HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
for additional fee
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
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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