Batson Davis Charters

Batson Davis Charters welcomes you aboard for a day of fishing fun on the waters of Carolina Beach! Join Capt. James Davis on your journey to explore the offshore fishery and catch something worth bragging about.

The boat that will be your ride for the day is a 40’ custom built beauty that the captain spruced up himself. She’s perfectly suited for offshore angling and can sit up to 6 persons on their way to the most productive fishing grounds in the area. She is outfitted with a 500 HP Caterpillar engine that allows her to be swift and stable.

You will find Penn and Shimano rods, reels, and tackle on board, as well as everything you need for your fishing adventure to go smoothly. For any assistance, turn to the first mate, who will be at your disposal throughout the whole trip.

Depending on how much time you’ve got, you can decide how many hours you’ll spend fishing, as well as if you do it in the morning or in the afternoon. You will be targeting a colorful variety of ocean royalty like King and Spanish Mackerel and more. Whatever expedition you opt for, you will have plenty of time on the waves to hook something awesome.

Trips with Capt. James and Batson Davis Charters are well suited for fishing novices and experts alike, and if you’d like to organize a memorable family outing, this is the charter for you. Bring your own sunscreen, drinks, and food, and leave everything else in your guide’s capable hands.

The kids will have a blast on shorter trips especially, and your guide will provide life vests for them. All you have to do is cast your line and when something comes biting, do your best to reel it in.

Get a taste of North Carolina fishing and you’ll always be coming back for more!



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  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    up to 6 persons
    Come aboard for a full day of angling enjoyment with Capt. James on his custom built boat. Come with a group of friends or your family and make a day out of it. You'll be chasing a mixed bag of different fish – King Mackerel (depending on the time of year), Wahoo, Baracuda, Bonita, and more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip AM
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    up to 6 persons
    On this 6-hour trip, you might go as far as 20 miles from the shore to get to the best fishing spot for the day. What can you expect to catch? Spanish Mackerel, Baracuda, Bonita and King Mackerel - depending on the time of year, plus many others depending on the time of year and who knows what else will favor your hook. are all possibilities so stay sharp and close to your rod.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip PM
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $700
    up to 6 persons
    On this 6-hour trip, you might go as far as 20 miles from the shore to get to the best fishing spot for the day. What can you expect to catch? Spanish Mackerel, Baracuda, Bonita and King Mackerel - depending on the time of year, plus many others depending on the time of year and who knows what else will favor your hook. are all possibilities so stay sharp and close to your rod.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    Make the most of your morning and head out to the sea with Capt. James to fish for 5 hours and test your skills. Spanish Mackerel and King Mackerel - depending on the time of year, plus many others depending on the time of year and who knows what else will favor your hook.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $580
    up to 6 persons
    Spend your afternoon chasing after the offshore VIPs like You are only one short boat ride away from beauties like Spanish Mackerel and King Mackerel - depending on the time of year, plus many others depending on the time of year and who knows what else will favor your hook.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is perfectly suited for early risers that want to cast their lines as the sun begins its journey in the sky. You are only one short boat ride away from beauties like Spanish Mackerel and King Mackerel plus many others depending on the time of year, so why not make the most of the opportunity?
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    up to 6 persons
    If you're busy in the morning, but you still want to grab a chance to fish in the afternoon, this 4-hour trip is the way to do it. You are only one short boat ride away from beauties like Spanish Mackerel and King Mackerel plus many others depending on the time of year, so why not make the most of the opportunity?
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About the Captain

James Davis
Carolina Beach, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
11 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2018
Captain James Davis has been fishing the waters of North Carolina ever since he could walk and it was his father that got him into it. Capt. James turned his passion into a full-time job and for many years he's been running charters out of Carolina Beach. He even built his own boat which speaks volumes of his dedication and love of angling.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Custom (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1984, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 500HP Caterpillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
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Half day with Captain James
Excellent
Half day trip with Captain Doug
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Angler Rating
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Michael A.
Sanford, North Carolina
 5.00
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Awesome 5 Hour Trip!

VERIFIED   July 4, 2019
Our group had an excellent time with Captain James and First Mate Savannah! Both are very knowledgeable and great people to...
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Justin C.
Denver, CO
 5.00
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Great Experience

VERIFIED   September 23, 2019
The Captain/crew were great and we had an awesome experience. At the end of the trip they even cut up the fish we caught for...
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Tyler S.
Eagle Mountain, UT
 5.00
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Half Day with Captain James

VERIFIED   July 2, 2019
Great trip. A little slow for the first couple hours but we got on em and ended up catching probably 10 in the last hour. Awesome...
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Gregory B.
Wilmington, North Carolina
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Half day with Captain James

VERIFIED   July 4, 2019
Had a great time.  Captain James did an excellent job finding fish and making everything look easy.  Thanks for the...
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Shelly H.
Chicopee, MA
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Fishing with James

VERIFIED   June 25, 2019
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