Fish Ocracoke Aboard The Free Ranger

Whether you’re chasing the bluewater thrill or want to fill your cooler with nearshore fish, Fish Ocracoke has the trip for you! Captain Robert Orr has spent his life fishing the coast of North Carolina and is more than happy to share his wealth of experience with you.

Join him for an exciting fishing adventure on board the “Free Ranger”, a 46’ offshore sportfishing vessel made by Buddy Cannady. She was launched in 1992 and still runs like it’s her first day – a testament to the quality of her build.

The Free Ranger is a true bluewater predator, equipped to give you the edge in reeling in the best fish. A John Deere 750 HP engine will propel you to your fishery quickly and smoothly as you relax in the air-conditioned salon. The captain will deftly navigate the boat from the flybridge, and spot topwater fish from far away. Once you set the hook, set yourself in the onboard fighting chair and let the battle begin!

The fish you’ll target are diverse, offering something to every angler. Anglers looking to land their next trophy catch can go after Blue and White Marlin, as well as Sailfish. Delicious Blackfin Tuna and Wahoo can also be landed. Nearshore waters hide many Groupers, Snappers, and Mackerel that you can hook up.

Capt. Robert will take you up to 8 miles away from the coast on the 5-hour trips while you can expect to head up to 40 miles offshore on the full day trip.

Live bait is caught before the trip, so it’s all ready and spry when you get on board.

No matter your skill level, the crew will work hard to instruct and assist you in any way possible. Book a trip with Fish Ocracoke today and experience some of the finest fishing North Carolina has to offer!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,500
    You'll depart the dock 30 minutes before the sun rises and return around 4 or 5 PM. You'll target Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and Billfish. You can also bottom fish for Snappers and Groupers.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Wreck Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $750
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $650
    Spend 5 hours fishing near Ocracoke Inlet. Depending on the time of year, you'll troll spoons for Spanish Mackerel or Bluefish, bottom fish for Seabass and Snapper, jig for Amberjack, or go after various Shark species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $650
    This 5-hour trip will have you target a wide range of species in the waters near Ocracoke Inlet. Seabass, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Snapper, Amberjack, various Sharks, and whatever else takes the bait are all on the catch list. You'll troll, bottom fish, jig, or use a variety of other techniques.
  • Private trip
    Evening Sunset Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 PM
    $400
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About the Captain

Robert Orr
Ocracoke, North Carolina, United States
13 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
17 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since June 2018
I was raised on Topsail Island, NC and have spent my entire life fishing the coastal waters of NC. My first professional fishing experience came when I took a job mating on a sportfisher when I was 15 years old. When I turned 18, I received my captain's license and began running offshore trips on a 26' center console. Since then, I have spent time mating on and running various sportfishers throughout NC. This includes time successfully competing in the NC Governor's Cup Billfish tournaments, and running charters on my own boat, the "Laura Linn."

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Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)

Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)

Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Buddy Cannady (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1992. Powered by a 750HP John Deere engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
46 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 60 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Barton G.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Nearshore (PM) on June 26, 2020
Beautiful day on the water. Captain was the kindest man I have had the pleasure to meet in a long time. First mate is young...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Wreck Fishing on June 26, 2020
We got out early and started hitting the Amber Jacks….great fighters and beautiful fish. Me and the guys needed a little...
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Wonderful day on the Laura Linn

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on October 29, 2020
This was my third adventure with Captain Rob. He and mate Alan worked their backsides off to make this trip as memorable as...
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Half day with Rob

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM) on July 21, 2020
Rob and Hayden was amazing. We had so much fun and they were so great with teaching and they were also great with our kids....
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Full day offshore with captain rob

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on June 24, 2020
We had the most amazing day. Captain Rob was extremely wonderful. And his mate Rocco is up and coming to be the best!!!! Highly...
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FAQs about Fish Ocracoke Aboard The Free Ranger

Fish Ocracoke Aboard The Free Ranger offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - Evening Sunset Fishing Trip (2 hours)
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM) (5 hours)
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip – Nearshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - Half Day Wreck Fishing (4 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Fish Ocracoke Aboard The Free Ranger, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fish Ocracoke Aboard The Free Ranger include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Caught before the trip)
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Fish Ocracoke Aboard The Free Ranger offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Fish Ocracoke Aboard The Free Ranger offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing (Depends on the weather and the fish targeted)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fish Ocracoke Aboard The Free Ranger include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo