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 beautiful 24’ Cap-N-Squid center console or his 23’ bay boat, which can safely and comfortably carry groups of up to 4 passengers.  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 – 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 (when appropriate), prepared before the trip. This gives you more time spent fishing. Bottled 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
    2 Hour Trip – Eco Tour
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $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. Departure time is flexible.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Eco Tour
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $225
    This trip is catered to those who prefer not to 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 the historic Beaufort waterfront. The captain can even teach you how to throw a cast net. Departure time is flexible.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Eco Tour
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $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. You can go shelling, snorkeling, crabbing, bird watching, and cruise past the historic Beaufort waterfront. The captain can even teach you how to throw a cast net. Departure time is flexible.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Fishing Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 31
    $525
    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 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 31
    $525
    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
    3/4 Day Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 31
    $725
    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.
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About the Captain

Matt Paylor
Morehead City, North Carolina, United States
7 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
58 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

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

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

Boat Specs

Cap-N-Squid (Center console) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 200HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

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

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid any additional costs or unnecessary hassle with carrying cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 58 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Russell C.
Louisville, KY
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Half Day Trip with Captain Matt from Sound-N-Sea Charters

VERIFIED   Half Day Fishing Trip (AM) on May 17, 2022
With exception of me hooking a good-sized Bluefish (by my standards - around 5 pounds) we struggled to get bites from bigger...
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Burgundy H.
Greenville, NC
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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VERIFIED   Half Day Fishing Trip (PM) on August 28, 2021
Okay….So something unexpected came up & we had to push up the time for our trip but the time change was actually better for...
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Tim C.
Denton, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Fishing Trip (AM) on June 13, 2022
Great day on the water with Matt, he was very good with getting us on the fish as well as being very helpful with any questions...
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Erika W.
Lawrenceville, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
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4 Hour Trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Eco Tour on April 16, 2022
This experience was wonderful. I grew up in the area and was hoping to show our son the experiences that I had growing up....
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Mark R.
Elmira, MO
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3/4 Day

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Fishing Trip on May 22, 2022
Great day out on the water Capt Matt went above and beyond. When things slowed down a bit he jumped into action and changed...
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FAQs about Sound-N-Sea Charters

Sound-N-Sea Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $150 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Eco Tour (2 hours)
  • $225 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Eco Tour (3 hours)
  • $300 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Eco Tour (4 hours)
  • $525 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Fishing Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $525 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Fishing Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $725 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Fishing Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Sound-N-Sea Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (Garmin)
  • Fishfinder (Garmin)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System (bluetooth stereo)
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Sound-N-Sea Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano, Diawa, and Penn.)
  • Live Bait (Usually prepared before the trip)
  • Lures
  • Fishing License

Sound-N-Sea Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Weather permitting)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Sound-N-Sea Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing (Must bring your own gear)
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline

Top targeted fish species with Sound-N-Sea Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Dogfish
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout