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 - Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,100
    price breakdown
    $1,100
    Rise and shine to go to this 8-hour fishing trip that will keep you on the trail of Snappers and Groupers, both plentiful in the area. You will have plenty of time on the water to enjoy fishing and relax while you're waiting for the fish to bite.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Nearshore Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    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
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    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
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    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
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    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
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    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.
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About the Captain

Brandon Phillips
Carolina Beach, North Carolina, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
41 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) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

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

Tuna (Albacore) Tuna (Albacore)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.92
out of 5 stars from 41 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Young K.
Fayetteville, NC
 5.00
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Half day fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 22, 2020
My wife and I have three children (age 13, 11 and 4). We spent 4 hours this afternoon with Captain Phillips and Nick. They...
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Augustus K.
Winder, GA
 5.00
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4hr Trip W/ Captain Brandon

VERIFIED   August 13, 2020
My 11yr old daughter asked if we could go deep sea fishing and after a little bit of research I decided to book with Tail Chaser...
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Stan S.
Argentina
 5.00
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Rain rain go away

VERIFIED   August 8, 2020
the trip was a success we had some bad weather but it went through us and got better. caught an oyster toad. I sm hyoed its...
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John B.
Wilmington, NC
 5.00
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4 Hour Morning Trip

VERIFIED   July 29, 2020
This was our first experience and it was amazing. I highly recommend Captain Brandon. We had our 3 children ages 14, 10, and...
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Mark K.
United States
 4.00
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VERIFIED   NEW  August 21, 2020
Nice cloudy cool day . Spanish Mackerel within minutes. Captain Nick was knowledgeable and we felt safe immediately. He’s...
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