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 31’ JC custom built boat, powered by a single 370 HP Volvo Diesel engine that pushes her along at a comfortable 15 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 and a liferaft, 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
    8 Hour Trip - Nearshore Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,200
    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 snatch as many Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, and Black Seabass as you can find.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Nearshore Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    On this trip, you will go further offshore, to the more hidden fishing spots where you will troll for Spanish Mackerel, Black Seabass, and Cobia, just to name a few favorites.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Nearshore Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    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
    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, Cobia, and other light tackle species. All the fishing equipment, as well as drinks, 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
    $600
    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.

About the Captain

Brandon Phillips
Carolina Beach, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
74 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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)

Sailfish Sailfish
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Snapper (Vermilion) Vermilion Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Tuna (Albacore) Albacore Tuna
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna
Tuna (Skipjack) Skipjack Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

JC Custom Boats (Downeast) originally built in 1984. Powered by a 370HP Volvo engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots.

Length
31 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
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Half Day Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Nearshore Trolling PM on July 13, 2021
Great half day trip! I would highly recommend this crew especially if you have children. Captain Brandon and Tyler were great...
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David F.
Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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Half day with 3 kids

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Nearshore Trolling PM on June 15, 2021
We had a great day with Captain Brandon and his mate, Fisher. I had my three children with me, all under the age of nine. They...
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Charlie B.
Sanford, North Carolina
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Nearshore Trolling AM on June 15, 2021
Captain Brandon was very Knowledgeable and his first mate was awesome they both did a tremendous job we had a great time I...
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Michael L.
Wilmington, North Carolina
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Awesome half day AM trip with captain Brandon and Tyler

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Nearshore Trolling AM on August 11, 2021
Went out for a 4-hour morning trip with family - including two boys 8 and 6.  Wonderful experience.  Great for families with...
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William F.
Denver, CO
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5 hours with Captain Brandon and First Mate Nick

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip - Nearshore Trolling on May 8, 2021
First off, I have to say that Brandon and Nick are 2 of the most down to earth and likeable characters you’ll ever meet....
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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)
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip - Nearshore Trolling PM (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 5 Hour Trip - Nearshore Trolling (5 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 6 Hour Trip - Nearshore Trolling (6 hours)
  • $1,200 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
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

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