Atlantic Sportfishing

Get ready to explore the productive fishing grounds of Eastern, North Carolina with Atlantic Sportfishing! Your guide for the day, Joseph Martin, is a USCG-licensed captain and expert in trolling and bottom fishing. You’ll explore the waters between Wrightsville Beach and Topsail Island and go further offshore to target a wide range of species. Get ready to have fun with the family, catch some fish, and create lasting memories!

Your journey will take place on a beautiful and spacious "33 ft" "Contender Tournament" center console named "Linda K"!! Linda K has more than enough room for all passengers to fish at the same time with plenty of room to spare!! Also The Linda K is equipped with all the state-of-the-art electronics, fishing tackle, and safety gear. With her reliable twin 300 Yamaha engines she get you to the fishing grounds in a jiffy allowing for more time to fish!!Capt. Joe also welcomes kids ages 5 and older on board.

You can expect to do a lot of trolling and/or bottom fishing, depending on the trip you choose. While bottom fishing in inshore waters, you’ll target Porgy, Triggerfish, Grouper, Black Seabass, and many more. Heading further offshore opens up more opportunities for a greater range of species. Here, you’ll be trolling for Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Wahoo, Barracuda, and many other pelagic fish.

Capt. Joe will also take you fishing over reefs and wrecks where you’ll be able to drift or bottom fish for species such as Amberjack. The waters off the coast of Willmington and Hampstead are well-known for their diverse fishing grounds and there’s a little bit of something for everyone!

Your captain will provide you with top-notch rods, reels and gear made by Daiwa, Shimano and Penn!

Feel free to pack up some food and drinks for the ride and be sure to bring some sunscreen as well. Your next adventure awaits, so book your trip today and get ready for an incredible day of fishing with Atlantic Sportfishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    On this trip, you can combine trolling and bottom fishing, or just choose one. It's up to you! Your main target species are Spanish and King Mackerel, Bluefish, Porgy, Grouper, Snapper, Triggerfish, and many more! Your captain will supply all the necessary fishing tackle you'll need for a successful day on the water. Just bring your snacks and drinks for the trip. Pack up some sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses as well and you're all set! A fishing license is not required.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $700
    On this trip, you can combine trolling and bottom fishing, or just choose one. It's up to you! Your main target species are Spanish and King Mackerel, Bluefish, Porgy, Grouper, Snapper, Triggerfish, and many more! Your captain will supply all the necessary fishing tackle you'll need for a successful day on the water. Just bring your snacks and drinks for the trip. Pack up some sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses as well and you're all set! A fishing license is not required.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    6 hours give you plenty of time to mix it up a little! On this trip, you can do a combination of trolling and bottom fishing. You'll target King Mackerel, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Triggerfish, Black Seabass, and more! Your tackle and bait are included in the price. Also, feel free to bring snacks, drinks, sunscreen, and whatever other personal items you need, and get ready for an awesome adventure! A fishing license is not required.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,400
    Get ready for a fun-filled day of fishing! You'll be able to combine a bit of trolling and bottom fishing and target a range of different cool species. Your bucket list consists of Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Kingfish, Wahoo, Barracuda, Grouper, Snapper, and many more! Your fishing gear and bait are all included! Just bring your snacks and drinks for the trip. Pack up some sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses as well and you're all set! A fishing license is not required.
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About the Captain

Joseph Martin
Sneads Ferry, North Carolina, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
38 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2019
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Captain Joseph Martin is one of the most laid-back and easy-going guides on the water. He knows how to entertain his guests and have them leave whatever worries are bothering them back at the dock. Capt. Joe has been fishing his entire life and he specializes in a range of techniques, including deep sea fishing, trolling, bottom fishing, drifting, and jigging. His number one priority is safety and to make sure you feel comfortable and relaxed while on board. His favorite part of the job is meeting new people and listening to their epic fishing stories from different parts of the world. Join Atlantic Sportfishing down in Hampstead, NC and get ready for an incredible day of fishing with Capt. Joe!

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Scamp) Scamp Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat specs

Contender (Center console) originally built in 2013. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
33 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
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Daiwa, Penn, & Shimano
Live Bait
Caught before the trip
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Ages 5 and older
You Keep Catch
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

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 38 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (85)
The Crew
King Mackeral
Length and weight citation (38lbs 14oz)
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Angler Rating
37
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Erik L.
Mechanicsville, VA
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Couldn't have asked for a better day...

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on August 18, 2022
Long review, and feel free to read on, but if not, just know that I absolutely recommend Capt Joe and Atlantic Sportfishing...
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Brian B.
Fredericksburg, VA
Excellent
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8 hour trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on July 12, 2022
My family and I had a great time. Very Nice boat with plenty of room for the six of us. It only took 45 minutes to get us out...
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Jack W.
Clyde, NC
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6 Hour trip with Capt. Joe.

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on June 28, 2022
It was our first deep sea fishing trip, and we loved fishing with Captain Joe and his first mate Randy!  The boat was awesome,...
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Jon C.
Wake Forest, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on June 30, 2022
The boat is clean and comfortable for all passengers.  Capt Joe was great and made sure we caught fish.  We caught a little...
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Timothy R.
Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
Excellent
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Best Captain and first mate

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 27, 2022
These two did an excellent job and work their butts off to make sure we had the best experience possible. Would definitely...
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FAQs about Atlantic Sportfishing

Atlantic Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Atlantic Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Atlantic Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Daiwa, Penn, & Shimano )
  • Live Bait (Caught before the trip )
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Atlantic Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Atlantic Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Atlantic Sportfishing include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Tiger)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Wahoo