Second Sport Charters invites you on a memorable fishing day on the prolific waters of Carolina Beach! Let Captain Daniel Harris show you the way to the best offshore bite in the area and come home with a brag-worthy catch.

You will be fishing out of “Barbarino” – the captain’s 37’ Topaz sportfisher with twin 375 HP Caterpillar engines. The deck is spacious enough to easily accommodate up to 6 anglers and have them fishing at the same time.

Quality Shimano and Penn equipment will wait for you on the boat, as well as bait and a fighting chair, for when you hook a big one. Outriggers will help to extend your fishing reach, and there’s a cooler on board to keep your catch fresh.

The boat sports an air-conditioned cabin with plenty of seating, a kitchen, and a private toilet. This means you’ll travel and fish in full comfort. Barbarino is a lean fishing machine, perfectly suited for offshore fishing.

Capt. Daniel offers a wide array of trips targeting different species, so there’s something for everyone. You’ll mostly chase Spanish and King Mackerel and Bluefish on half day trips. Snappers, Amberjack, and the occasional Grouper are popular on 3/4 day and full day trips.

If you’d like to join the big leagues, book the offshore trip for favorites like Mahi Mahi, Triggerfish, Black Seabass, Sharks, and more. After the trip, the captain and the first mate can clean and fillet the catch for an additional charge.

Children of all ages are welcome on the expeditions with Capt. Daniel, he will provide the life vests for everyone. All you need to bring is food and drinks for the group, and leave everything else in your guide’s capable hands.

Join Second Sport Charters for a day of fishing fun and games! Who knows, maybe your next trophy awaits in the offshore waters of Carolina Beach!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    If you're an early bird, this is a good trip for you. You'll get the chance to troll for Bluefish and Spanish and King Mackerel. All you'll need for the trip is some refreshments and snacks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    Make the most out of your afternoon and head out to a 4-hour fishing excursion with Capt. Daniel. You will be trolling for Spanish Mackerel up to 2 miles from the shore. Bluefish and King Mackerel are also in the cards. Bring some snacks and drinks, and you're good to go.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Just booked! Last booked: 3 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $890
    If you'd like a bit more time on the water, this 6-hour charter is a good idea! Everything fishing-related will be available on the boat, you'll only need some food and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $1,100
    With 8 hours on the water, you'll have plenty of time to go after a mixed bag of catch. You will be casting your line up to 30 miles from the shore and targeting mostly Mahi Mahi and King Mackerel. If bottom fishing is the name of your game, you can expect Snappers, Black Seabass, Amberjack, even Groupers, and Sharks. Don't forget your lunch, snacks, and plenty of drinks.
  • Private trip
    Extended Day Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,570
    If you'd like to spend even more time on the water and go up to 40 miles offshore, you've found your fishing expedition! You can go bottom fishing for Red and Vermillion Snapper, Triggerfish, Amberjack, and Groupers. If you're after Mahi Mahi and King Mackerel, trolling will work best. Stock up on food and drinks for this trip, you'll need them to stay at the top of your game.
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About the Captain

Daniel Harris
Carolina Beach, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
38 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since January 2019
The family of Captain Daniel Harris has spent over 90 years in North Carolina, and fishing became a part of the family tradition. Capt. Daniel was a first mate on several boats of different sizes during his college years and in time, fishing became his biggest passion. Thanks to the years he spent on the water, becoming a captain came naturally to Daniel. Today, he runs trips from Carolina Beach and puts people on the fish regularly. Daniel is also a certified NAUI diver and has taken many dives both offshore and inland.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bluefish Bluefish
Catfish Catfish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Boat specs

Topaz (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1982. Powered by 2 375HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
37 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano and Penn
Live Bait
Not necessarily live
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License
Imcluded in trip price

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
No minimum age, life jackets provided
You Keep Catch
Fish cleaning between $20 and $80
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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
Checks

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 38 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (35)
Half day bachelor trip!
Fun day fishing
An adventure for sure!
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Andrew D.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Excellent
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Boat
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day bachelor trip!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 7, 2022
Captain Daniel and his first mate, Cam, were great. They got us from dock, straight into some fish and back to the dock in...
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Elizabeth A.
Newton, NC
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An adventure for sure!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 18, 2022
Due to weather conditions, we only caught a few small fish. But the experience was still great! The crew was very nice and...
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Billy M.
Fayetteville, NC
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Fishing with Daniel

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John P. K.
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Dan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 26, 2022
My wife, and friends had a great time. We learned alot about saltwater fishing definitely looking forward to booking again....
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Tamara B.
Canton, OH
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Fun day fishing

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 25, 2022
Boys day out. Had a great time fishing and caught Spanish Mackerel!!
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FAQs about Second Sport Charters

Second Sport Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $890 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,570 per group - Extended Day Trip – Bottom Fishing (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Second Sport Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Second Sport Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano and Penn)
  • Live Bait (Not necessarily live)
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License (Imcluded in trip price)

Second Sport Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Second Sport Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Second Sport Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bluefish
  • Catfish
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo