Reliance Fishing Charters

Operating out of Hatteras, North Carolina, Reliance Fishing Charters specializes in premier professionally guided fishing trips. Captain John Canning grew up in New Jersey but then moved to Hatteras in 1993 in order to pursue his boating and fishing dreams. He bought his first boat in 1997 and kept upgrading to bigger and better till this day.

His current boat is a 24’ Privateer center console. It comes powered by an impressive 300 HP Suzuki engine and can take up to 6 anglers of all ages and experience levels. Built in 2020, it features the latest and the best in marine electronics and safety gear, a livewell, and an ice-box.

Captain John is as skilled behind the rod as he is behind the helm. He always asks the customers what they want to do and gives them info on what’s biting depending on the season.

On a typical trip, he’ll take you fishing the bountiful inshore waters where you’ll get to focus on species such as Red Drum, Flounder, Speckled Trout, Cobia, and more.

There’s no minimum age but kids under 5 years are not recommended on full day trips. The charter will cover top-notch custom rods paired with Penn and Shimano reels, as well as lures and licenses. Bring your own gear if you want to focus on fly fishing. You’re also welcome to bring a cooler with any food/drinks of your choosing. And what about fish cleaning? There’s a cleaning station at the dock where you can get your catch cleaned for only 50¢ a pound.

Reliance Fishing Charters will take care of everything else!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 30
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    This morning trip is all about the best inshore action. You'll be going after Red Drum, Speckled Trout, Cobia, Flounder, and many other amazing species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 30
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    This afternoon trip will see you fishing for some of the best inshore species in the area. You'll be targeting Red Drum, Flounder, and whatever else takes the bait.
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About the Captain

John Canning
Hatteras, North Carolina, United States
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
15 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2019
Captain John Canning grew up fishing with his father in Barnegat Light, New Jersey. In 1993, he decided to become a captain and move to Hatteras, NC. This is still his home, and he's known as “Jersey” among local captains. In 1997, John bought his first boat called "Jerseys’ Pride." After a couple of years, he decided to go bigger and bought his first "Reliance." From 2001 to 2003, he was working on building a new custom "Reliance" in Deltaville, VA. The boat had his first charter as soon as it arrived in Hatteras, and the rest is history. Captain John loves making friends on his boats, as well as helping them catch a mixed bag of species on his trips. He especially likes taking kids out and getting them their first catch, having them see what it’s all about.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Privateer (Center console) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 10 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (17)
4.40
out of 5 stars from 15 reviews
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June fishing trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
79%
Friendly captain
85%
Recommend this charter
87%
Appropriate for children
85%
Satisfied with the boat
93%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Tim C.
Ledyard Center, CT
 5.00
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 10, 2020
Rough seas but Captain John’s expertise got us to the fish. Almaco jacks, Dolphin Fish, and a 50lb Wahoo. FISH ON!
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Randy W.
Rodanthe, NC
 4.33
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 30, 2020
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Scott B.
Williamsport, MD
 4.33
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Fishing with John

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 25, 2020
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James J.
Troy, OH
 5.00
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A fishing trip of a liftime...

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 26, 2019
Captain John and Clint gave us a fishing trip of a life time. My son and I both caught lager fish than we have ever encountered....
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John B.
Bernville, PA
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Full Day Trip

Full Day Trip on July 3, 2018
Our family has gone on two fishing trips with Reliance Fishing Charters, and won’t go with anyone else! Captain John Canning...
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