Rip N Lips Charters

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 22’ Tidewater center console which was fresh out of the box in 2017. She comes equipped with a 200 HP Yamaha 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)
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    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
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    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
    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)
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    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)
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    Get ready for a productive afternoon of inshore angling, going after Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and other local gamefish.

About the Captain

Ray Dixon
Carolina Beach, North Carolina, United States
1 Fishing Reports
6 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
Cobia
Flounder
Redfish

Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Tidewater (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine.

Length
22 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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 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 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:
Cash

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
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Half Day October 23, 2019
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Dan H.
Monroe, NC
 5.00
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Best Day of fishing

VERIFIED   July 14, 2019
We had perfect weather conditions, so we went out onto the ocean to fish one of Capt. Ray’s secret hot spots.  We...
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Dennis V.
Charlotte, NC
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Half Day October 23, 2019

VERIFIED   October 23, 2019
Terrific day of fishing.  Captain Ray Dixon was fun, knowledgeable and great to fish with…  We caught several...
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Ronnie M.
Saint Pauls, North Carolina
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Half day with Captain Ray

VERIFIED   October 23, 2019
Captain Ray is a fantastic person. To take care of older family members he was great. Took the time to show us the ropes and...
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Robert ". C.
Sanford, NC
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Great equipment + Great Local Knowledge = Fantastic Experience

VERIFIED   October 7, 2019
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Bryan B.
Horseheads, NY
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Fishing with Ray

VERIFIED   September 16, 2019
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