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)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    Hop aboard for a short, but sweet 4-hour angling expedition that will take you up to 6 miles offshore chasing Spanish Mackerel. All the fishing equipment, as well as bottle water, are included in the trip's price.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip–Nearshore Trolling (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $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.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Nearshore Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $875
    A bit more time to have a lot more fun, what's wrong about that? Spend 5 hours in the nearshore waters catching Cobia, Mackerel, Black Seabass, and who knows what else could find its way to your line.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Nearshore Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,100
    On this trip, you will go further offshore, to the more hidden fishing spots where you will troll for Mackerel, Jack, and more.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Nearshore Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,400
    Get up bright and early and get ready for a full day of angling fun and games. You will go trolling with Capt. Brandon to fill the box with as many King Mackerel, Jack, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, and Black Seabass as we can hold!
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About the Captain

Brandon Phillips
Carolina Beach, North Carolina, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
92 Customer reviews
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Member since June 2018
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
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat specs

Luhrs (Offshore sport fishing) 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

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

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

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 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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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 92 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (109)
Banner day!!!
His first ever fish caught in the ocean.
Offshore trolling 4 hour trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Marty G.
Lexington, KY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Offshore trolling 4 hour trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip–Nearshore Trolling (AM) on June 28, 2022
Captain Phillips and First Mate Tyler made an old man’s dream come true. Being an avid fisherman, my Dad had always wanted...
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Kyle S.
Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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AM half day trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip–Nearshore Trolling (AM) on May 31, 2022
Had a great time with Captain Brandon fishing Spanish mackerel. Very easy going and great boat and equipment for the trip....
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Carolyn L.
Camp Lejeune, NC
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day trip with Captain Brandon & Deckhand Tyler

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Nearshore Trolling on May 28, 2022
This was by far one of the best charter experiences I’ve had. Some of our group got seasick, but deckhand Tyler was So attentive...
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Damon L.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Brandon and First Mate Tyler

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip–Nearshore Trolling (AM) on June 11, 2022
It was my family’s first time out on the ocean and it was amazing. Captain Brandon and Tyler were fantastic with the kids,...
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Adam B.
Louisburg, NC
Excellent
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Great 8 hour trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Nearshore Trolling on June 12, 2022
From the very first moment of the trip, everything was on point.  Our very first line in the water hooked a 30lb...
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FAQs about Tail Chaser Charter Fishing

Tail Chaser Charter Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip–Nearshore Trolling (AM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip–Nearshore Trolling (PM) (4 hours)
  • $875 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Nearshore Trolling (5 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Nearshore Trolling (6 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Nearshore Trolling (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Tail Chaser Charter Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • 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

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)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Albacore)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Wahoo