Victory Charters is operated by Captain Chuck Bishop (Coach). Coach Bishop has been a teacher and coach in the Wilmington area for over 30 years now. Coach is an avid outdoorsman: he tried his hand at fishing, hunting, and scuba diving, to name a few.

Nowadays, he has turned over his whistle for his second passion – fishing. Coach has been fishing and diving on wrecks and reefs off Wrightsville Beach for many years and has the experience needed to lead you to the fish.

You will be fishing on a 26’ Maycraft center console powered by a 300 HP Yamaha outboard with closed transom. The boat has plenty of room for family and friends to enjoy a great day of fishing. Coach welcomes all passengers including children. It can accommodate 4 passengers comfortably and up to 6 on near shore trips.

The waters off Wrightsville Beach provide some of the best fishing on the North Carolina Coast. There are so many reefs and wrecks that attract a wide variety of fish. Trolling nearshore will produce the likes of Bluefish, Spanish and King Mackerel, and the occasional Cobia.

On offshore trips you’ll be going after King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Cobia, Barracuda, Sharks and more. Bottom fishing in these waters is usually for the likes of Flounder, Black Bass, Snapper, and Grouper.

Trips with Coach include your fishing license, rods and reels, bait and all the gear needed to catch your desired fish. He will also clean and fillet all the fish you wish to take home with you. All you need to bring is some snacks, drinks, sunscreen, and a pair of polarized sunglasses. When you’re all packed and good to go, get ready for a great time on the waters off Wrightsville beach!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    1/4 Day Trip – Scenic Cruise
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    US $300
    Enjoy a relaxing and enjoyable ride around the beautiful Wrightsville Beach. This trip features stunning views of the local landscape from the water. Starting times are flexible and you can also do some fishing along the way if you'd like to.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    US $500
    This trip features four hours of nearshore fishing up to the 5-mile range. You'll be targeting Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish and the occasional Cobia.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    US $500
    If you like to have a late breakfast, then a later fishing trip is just for you. You'll be fishing waters up to 5 miles away from shore, where you can find Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, and more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    US $750
    This is a six-hour trip aimed at finding Spanish, Bluefish, Bonito, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and others. You will be fishing the 10-20 mile range and may elect to make it an extended nearshore trip depending on where the fish is.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    US $1,000
    A full day allows for more time to get to the offshore fishing grounds at up to 30 miles out. You will be targeting larger Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish and other game fish.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 134 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Full Day trip
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Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
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Caught fish
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Brad G.
Conway, SC
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Full Day trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 26, 2023
I booked a full day trip with Victory Charters and 2 other captains because we had such a large party going out. The first...
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Mike F.
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Coachin them kids

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 12, 2023
We found Coach on booker during our vacation from Arizona.  Me and my 3 sons ( oldest is 13 w Down Syndrome) and he coached...
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Nate B.
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Amazing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on June 4, 2024
Would highly recommend this charter. Amazing captain and amazing fishing trip. All around just a great experience.
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Dion N.
Wilmington, North Carolina
Excellent
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Half day trip with Coach

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 14, 2023
Had a blast.  Slow time of year but we were able to put a nice mess in the boat.  Captain was really nice and knowledgeable. ...
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John S.
Abingdon, MD
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Half Day Trip with Coach

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 18, 2023
Awesome charter! Coach is amazing and took care of everything! Great for families! We will certainly be booking with Victory...
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FAQs about Victory Charters

Victory Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $300 per group - 1/4 Day Trip – Scenic Cruise (2 hours)
  • US $500 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Victory Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Porta potti
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Victory Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Victory Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Victory Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Victory Charters include:
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel

Meet the Captain

Chuck Bishop
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, United States
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134 Customer reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since July 2018
I have always enjoyed and excelled in various sports since I was a kid. I was also introduced to hunting and fishing by my grandfather at a very early age. Later, I moved to the coast where I enjoyed scuba diving and fishing. My neighbor was a commercial fisherman and charter captain and fishing with him on occasions influenced me to get my captain's license. Being a scuba diver also has given me a first-hand look at the structure and reefs I am fishing and the fish that inhabit these areas.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder

Boat specs

Maycraft (Center console) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Porta potti
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

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

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
Ages 5 and older on short trips.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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