Rip N Lips Charters offers 4, 6, and 8-hour trips out of Carolina Beach, NC targeting the area’s top inshore and nearshore gamefish. Owner-operator, Captain Ray Dixon, welcomes you aboard for a day of fishing fun. Reel in Red Drum, Speckled Trout, and Flounder in the bays around Carolina Beach then head home with some great memories and a ton of tasty fish!

You’ll be spending the day aboard a 25’ Tidewater center console which was fresh out of the box in 2019. She comes equipped with a 300 HP Mercury engine to get you to the best spots in no time. Once you get there, the vessel’s trolling motor will let you sneak up silently on your chosen species.

Capt. Ray specializes in catching Flounder. If you want to fill the boat with delicious flatfish, he’s your man. The captain isn’t limited to one species, though. He’s been fishing these waters all his life and can get you on whichever fish you choose, from bull Reds and gator Trout to speedy Spanish Mackerel and even Cobia.

Anglers of any age or experience level are welcomed aboard as friends. Your trip includes quality Key Largo custom rods and reels and a variety of lures. You will also find a livewell full of fresh bait ready and waiting at the start of the trip. Capt. Ray even provides fishing licenses for everyone onboard – all you need to do is show up and enjoy!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    $850
    Spend the entire day on the water, chasing bull Reds, trophy Trout, and a ton of tasty Flounder in the bays and nearshore waters around Carolina Beach.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    $650
    Spend a couple more hours on the water to bring in even more fish in the bays and nearshore waters around Carolina Beach.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    Spend some additional time on the water and increase your chances of landing a prized catch! You'll get to fish for Trout, Flounder, Redfish, as well as many other inshore species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    $450
    Spend the morning fishing for Trout, Red Drum, Flounder, and more in the local bays around Carolina Beach.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    $450
    Get ready for a productive afternoon of inshore angling, going after Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and other local gamefish.
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About the Captain

Ray Dixon
Carolina Beach, North Carolina, United States
1 Fishing Report
19 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since August 2018
I have fished in the Carolina Beach area my whole life. I think the first memory I have of fishing I was around 5 years old. I started fishing on my own boat 20 years ago. Fishing is my passion. I’ve been told that I would rather fish than breathe – quite a few times! I like nearshore fishing best. We catch a lot of Flounder and Trout in the summer months through the fall and in the winter. We catch a lot of big bull Reds in the fall. And we target Red Drum and Speckled Trout from fall through the winter, with an occasional Flounder or two in the winter months. We fish live bait and artificial baits year-round.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Tidewater (Center console) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 300HP Mercury engine.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Popping
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
Drinks
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

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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Had the best time with ray and nick
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Angler Rating
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   March 17, 2021
The charter operator canceled 2 days prior to the trip date. This is an automated posting
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Drew T.
Wilmington, NC
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Half Day Close Shore Fishing With Captain Ray

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 29, 2020
It was a great day fishing with Captain Ray. My wife and daughter wanted to return to the dock about an hour into the trip...
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Simpsonville, SC
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Great Captain and crew

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on April 5, 2021
Even with cold temps and not much going according to the other captains, Captain Ray and his first mate Nick really did a great...
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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Excellent Service with Captain Ray!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 17, 2020
Captain Ray went above and beyond to put us on the fish with my niece and daughter. He was great with the kids, flexible to...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on April 12, 2021
We started at 7 it started a lil slow but heated up quick and captain ray keep us on fish all day i highly recommend giving...
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FAQs about Rip N Lips Charters

Rip N Lips Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • $650 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $850 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

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

Trips booked with Rip N Lips Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Key Largo custom rods)
  • Live Bait (Prepared ahead of the trip)
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fishing License

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

Rip N Lips Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Rip N Lips Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout