Batson Charter Boats

Canal Drive
Carolina Beach NC, United States

Batson Charter Boats, located in Carolina Beach, NC has been in business since 1956. We provide a full service charter boat experience. Whether you are an experience angler, or a greenhorn, we provide the ultimate adventure.

Let over 100 years of passed down and combined fishing experience between Capts’ Caleb (In Spirit), John, Savannah, James, and Peter, provide you with your next fishing adventure!!

Whether you wish to catch that dream trophy of a Sailfish, a delicious Grouper, or the elusive Flounder, Batson Charter Boats is a one stop shop!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Offshore Half Day
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jul - 1 Aug (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US$ 720
    up to 6 persons
    Venture a little further into the depths of the Atlantic by heading to some offshore reefs and wrecks while trolling for King Mackeral. Generally in sight of land, this trip offers a little more time to try and catch larger fish!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jul - 31 Jul (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    US$ 600
    up to 6 persons
    Half day trolling trip for Spanish Mackeral and Bluefish. You may also catch a king mackerel and/or a false albacore. Perfect for first timers, or family excursions, enjoy the ride of a larger charter boat, while watching our pristine shores and beautiful scenery! Dolphins are a common site on these trips!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Special
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US$ 480
    up to 6 persons
    The 4 hour trip is perfect for the ones who just want a taste of what chartering a boat is all about! You will be fishing for Spanish Mackeral and Bluefish while enjoyed the salty breezes of the Atlantic Ocean!
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail)

Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Seabass (Black)

Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Custom Carolina (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1977, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 430HP Volvo engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 16 knots.

40 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
First Mate
Fishing License Included


Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:

About the Captain

John Batson
Carolina Beach, North Carolina, United States
Member since July 2018

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