Seagate Charters has proudly served the Wilmington Wrightsville and Carolina Beach area since 2005, specializing in inshore fishing with light tackle. No matter your age and your experience level, you will be warmly welcomed on board, for an awesome fishing adventure, with Captain Jamie Rushing.

Capt. Jamie has taken many customers out over the years who are in wheelchairs. He will secure his boat at the dock, allowing you to safely wheel onto the flat bow of the boat. There is enough room to move 180° in your chair throughout the trip – there is plenty of fun to be had by everyone.

Children of all ages are welcome on board. Capt. Jamie has a daughter who he has been teaching how to fish – he knows how important it is to pass the rod onto the next generation. Experience isn’t necessary, but for those that wish to challenge themselves, they are welcome to bring along their own fly fishing equipment and spend their trip fly fishing.

The boat itself is a comfy, smooth sailing, shallow-water bay boat. There is plenty of room for 3 anglers to fish at once (apart from the Tarpon trip, which is for 2 people only). The boat also has a Suzuki 115 HP engine, which, coupled with fishfinder and Capt. Jamie’s decades of experience, will have you on the fish all day long.

More experienced anglers can head out on the Tarpon trip. This is a great opportunity to test your skills against the Silver King – if you dare to enter his throne room, be prepared for the fight of your life in reeling him in! There’s a reason these beauties break free in over 60% of cases.

The half-day trips will see you reeling in a variety of fish, depending on the season, such as Amberjack, Cobia, Redfish, Striped Bass, Flounder, False Albacore, Spanish Mackerel, and many more.

There is no better time to book. Join Seagate Charters now for the best inshore fishing adventure, with a friendly and enthusiastic captain, who can’t wait to meet you.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Tarpon Trip – MAX 2
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Sep 30
    $450
    This trip is for a maximum of 2 people. This is a special trip for experienced anglers only. Tarpon is notoriously hard to fish for – to be successful it takes time, the tide on your side, and good weather. You will be taken to a great location to test your skills against the Silver King – it will sure to be an adventure. All rods and reels are provided, but you are welcome to bring along your lucky rod. You should also bring along a small cooler of food and drink.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    This tris great for people of all experience levels and all ages. The trip usually runs over the 4 hours. You'll have your lines in the water before you know it, catching the live bait before heading out to catch your trophy fish! All licenses and fish cleaning are included, as well as all rods and reels. You are welcome to bring along a small cooler of food and drink, and are advised to bring sunscreen!
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About the Captain

Jamie Rushing
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
1 Fishing Report
9 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since July 2018
I always enjoyed recreationally fishing with my father as a child, and enjoy fishing with my children now, making sure they also have the experiences I had. Fishing and coastal living has always been a part of my life. Later in life, I worked as a mate on charter boats around the area to acquire sea time, then I started the inshore fishing business in 2005, where I currently run 200 trips a year, offering year-round fishing for anglers of all ages.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Bonito Bonito

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Ladyfish Ladyfish
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)

Redfish Redfish
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Sea Pro (Bay boat) originally built in 2002. Powered by a 115HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

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 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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Kaj S.
Milton, FL
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Enjoyable Early Morning Trip With The Captain!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 21, 2019
This was our first fishing trip to Wilmington and the captain was waiting for us at 6:30AM. The weather was lovely and the...
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Jamie P.
Mooresville, NC
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Full day

VERIFIED   Tarpon Trip – MAX 2 on August 28, 2020
Captain Jamie was very good. Well experienced   Had a great day
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Great day of fishing

VERIFIED   Tarpon Trip – MAX 2 on September 15, 2019
Had a great day fishing with Captain Jamie! He was very knowledgeable and took us to all the right spots. Definitely worth...
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Patti S.
Leland, North Carolina
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November fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on November 27, 2019
I booked this trip for two of my son-in-laws while one of them was here visiting for the thanksgiving holiday. They enjoyed...
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George P.
Chesterfield, VA
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Half dat trip with Seagate Charters.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 22, 2019
Captain Jamie can find the fish!
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FAQs about Seagate Charters

Seagate Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Tarpon Trip – MAX 2 (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Seagate Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Seagate Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano gear)
  • Live Bait (Caught during the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Seagate Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Seagate Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing (Bring your own equipment)
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Seagate Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Ladyfish
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Redfish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon