Sound-N-Sea Charters

If you are ready to start making some incredible memories, then you are ready to book a trip with Sound-N-Sea Charters today. Captain Matt Paylor has 15 years of fishing experience and can’t wait to take you out and show you the hottest fishing spots.

Hop on board his 24’ Pathfinder center console, which can safely carry groups up to 4 passengers aboard this beautiful vessel. With a brand-new 200 HP Yamaha engine, you’ll find yourself at the fishing grounds before you know it.

This boat has the best in navigational features and safety equipment, so you can fish with peace of mind. The fishfinder, paired with the captain’s extensive knowledge of the area, will give you that extra boost when out on the water.

The species you’ll be targeting depend on the season and which trip you choose. These can include Drum, Trout, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Black Seabass, Flounder, Sharks, and much more. Whatever your skill level, there is a fish out here with your name on it!

Included in the price are top quality rods and reel from Penn, Shimano, and Daiwa. This gear won’t let you down when you’re reeling in your trophy catch or personal best. Even children as young as 6 will enjoy trying a variety of techniques to reel in this catch. After the trip, the captain will fillet your haul for a small fee – this just leaves you the hard decision of how you are going to cook it once home.

The captain will provide you with live bait, prepared before the trip. This gives you more time spent fishing. Water is also provided on every trip. You are encouraged to bring along your own food and drink. Also supplied is your fishing license for the day. Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather and bring along plenty of sunscreen.

Book now with Sound-N-Sea for the trip of a lifetime you’ll never forget!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 31
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Fishing nearshore targeting Cobia, Flounder, Trout, Black Drum, Seabass, and more. Can also head to wrecks and rock jetties, as well as trolling for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and more. Weather permitting, you may travel further offshore, up to 20 miles, to target larger species.
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Primary fishing technique in this trip is bottom fishing near shore with live and/or dead bait to catch a variety of sharks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Fishing Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 31
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    The day will be spent either inshore or nearshore, targeting Flounder, Black Drum, Trout, and Seabass. You could also go trolling for Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, and King Mackerel. All rods and reels are included, as well as live bait prepared before the trip. The fishing license for the day is provided. Please bring along your own snacks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Fishing Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 31
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    You'll head either inshore or nearshore and within 10 minutes be targeting Flounder, Trout, Drum, Seabass, and more. The day could be spent fishing live bottoms, wrecks, or rock jetties. You can also spend the time trolling for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Bluefish.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Eco Tour
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:30 AM
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    This trip is catered to those who prefer to not focus on fishing, but rather take a personalized tour of the beautiful crystal coast! Take a scenic tour through secluded barrier islands to get up close with the wild horses and dolphins. Visit Cape Lookout lighthouse and have a picnic lunch (food not provided). You can go shelling, light fishing, snorkeling, crabbing, bird watching, and cruise past historic Beaufort waterfront. The captain can even teach you how to throw a cast net.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Eco Tour
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $150
    price breakdown
    $150
    This trip is catered to those who prefer to not focus on fishing, but rather take a personalized tour of the beautiful crystal coast! Take a scenic tour through secluded barrier islands to get up close with the wild horses and dolphins. You can go shelling, snorkeling, crabbing, bird watching, and cruise past historic downtown Beaufort (home of famous pirate Blackbeard). The captain can even teach you how to throw a cast net.
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About the Captain

Matt Paylor
Beaufort, North Carolina, United States
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
33 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since November 2018
I come from a family of commercial fishermen. Born and raised on the water, naturally, I became addicted to the saltwater environment. I love the challenge of fishing. It is very rewarding when a game plan for targeting certain species of fish is perfectly executed.

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Dogfish Dogfish

Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)

Shark (Bonnethead) Shark (Bonnethead)
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Center console) originally built in 2002. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Handline

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.89
out of 5 stars from 33 reviews
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Shark Fishing with Captain Matt
6 hour trip
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Angler Rating
30
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Shane P.
Youngsville, NC
 5.00
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   June 13, 2020
Matt was awesome. We didn’t have the best weather, but Matt put us on some fish. We lost a couple good fish including...
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Charlotte, NC
 5.00
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Shark Fishing with Captain Matt

VERIFIED   July 21, 2020
Enjoyed a half day of Shark Fishing with Matt.  Matt took care of everyone and kept bait fish and chum going the whole...
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Lenisha W.
Trenton, NC
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VERIFIED   June 6, 2020
This was my first time booking with Matt, and it was a great experience. He has a great personality and was very helpful with...
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Winder, Georgia
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Fishing with Matt

VERIFIED   June 27, 2020
Great day of fishing. Matt put us on fish right off. Really enjoyed fishing with him. We’ll be back in the fall for more...
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Jace M.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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VERIFIED   July 22, 2020
Matt is awesome and the trip was excellent. We will for sure use him again next time!
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