Carolina Beach Sportfishing

48 reviews
In demand!

Carolina Beach Sportfishing 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 Carolina Beach Sportfishing 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
    13 Hour Gulf Stream Trolling
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    13 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,900
    price breakdown
    $1,900
    Embark on an ultimate Gulf Stream adventure. This trip will take you further offshore where you'll find bigger pelagic fish such as Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, and more.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,600
    price breakdown
    $1,600
    This trip will allow you to make the most out of your day trolling for King Mackerel (depending on the time of year), Wahoo, Barracuda, Bonita, and many other pelagic species.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,400
    price breakdown
    $1,400
    Extend your day on the water and target fish such as King Mackerel (depending on the time of year), Wahoo, Barracuda, Bonita, and more.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    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 6:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    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
    price breakdown
    $700
    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
    price breakdown
    $600
    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
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    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
    price breakdown
    $500
    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
    price breakdown
    $500
    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 Charter Operator

Carolina Beach Sportfishing
Carolina Beach, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
48 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

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Disabled Accessible

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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4.96
out of 5 stars from 48 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
98%
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VERIFIED   August 12, 2020
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Carol D.
Leland, North Carolina
 5.00
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4 hr trip with captain james

VERIFIED   July 11, 2020
If you’re looking for a classic fishing boat with ample space to move around and the ability to take a break from the sun...
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Trinity H.
Winder, Georgia
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Half day trip, absolute best in Carolina Beach!

VERIFIED   July 5, 2020
I’ve been doing offshore charters for 30+ years, this boat is one of the best I’ve been on. The boat is immaculate! Freshly...
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Diane V. P.
Fries, VA
 5.00
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Fantastic Captain and Mate!

VERIFIED   July 16, 2020
We brought my 74 year old mother and 9 year old daughter fishing today. Captain James and Mate Ryan were wonderful with both...
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Jae K.
Arlington, VA
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4 Hour Trip With Captain James

VERIFIED   August 9, 2020
Captain James and his first mate Ryan were extremely insightful on our trip giving us great information about Carolina Beach...
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