Second Sport Charters

12 reviews
In demand!

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
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $1,400
    price breakdown
    $1,400
    Going out between 40 and 50 miles off shore. Catch will be bottom fish and light lining for Mahi, Kings and Sail Fish. Usually not Blackfin Tuna. Trolling for Mahi, Kings and Sailfish. Can do combination of bottom and trolling on such a long trip. This trip does not go to the Gulf Stream. Bottom fish: Grouper, Grunts, Snappers, Amberjacks, Black Sea Bass and other assorted fish
  • Private trip
    Extended Day Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $1,250
    price breakdown
    $1,250
    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.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    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
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    If you'd like a bit more time on the water, this 6-hour charter is a good idea! You'll stay on the trail of a variety of species – from Snappers and Amberjack to Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, and more. Everything fishing-related will be available on the boat, you'll only need some food and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    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. If you love going after bottom dwellers, then fishing for Snappers and Sharks is also an option. 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
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    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. You can also choose to do some bottom fishing for Snappers, Black Seabass, Sharks, and Mahi Mahi. Bring some snacks and drinks, and you're good to go.
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About the Captain

Daniel Harris
Carolina Beach, North Carolina, United States
12 Customer Reviews
Response time within an 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)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.89
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Lauren V.
Winder, GA
 5.00
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Wonderful North Carolina Hospitality

VERIFIED   August 15, 2020
Had a spectacular trip. The vessel is clean top to bottom and smooth riding, even in rougher seas from the weather. The skipper...
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Senta A.
Florence, South Carolina
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VERIFIED   NEW  September 5, 2020
This was the best experience ever Captain Daniel and James are the beat. We had so much fun!!! We will definitely book you...
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James H.
Wilmington, North Carolina
 5.00
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3/4 day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  September 11, 2020
Trolled for King mackerel and had a good trip with one king mackerel at 15 lbs. And a barracuda at 10 lbs.
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David S.
Wilmington, NC
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Half day Spanish trip

VERIFIED   July 3, 2020
What an awesome experience my family and I had with Second Sport Charters! Capt. Dan put us on the fish and James really got...
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Sanford, NC
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