Atlantic Sportfishing

Get ready to explore the productive fishing grounds of Hampstead, 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 29’ May-Craft center console, equipped with state-of-the-art electronics, fishing tackle, and safety gear. The deck is spacious and comfortable with enough room for 4 guests to fish at the same time. Capt. Joe also welcomes kids ages 5 and older on board and he’s got life jackets available for them as well.

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!

Just be sure to purchase a fishing license at the local bait shop before your trip and everything else will be covered. Your captain will provide you with top-notch rods and reels made by Okuma, Daiwa, and Shimano and live bait is also included in the price.

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!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    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 is included in the price and live bait is available on all trips as well. Just purchase a fishing license at the bait and tackle store right on the marina and bring snacks, drinks, sunblock, and anything else you may need.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Seven hours gives 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 Spanish and King Mackerel, Amberjack, Wahoo, Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, Black Seabass, and more! Your tackle and bait are included in the price, so just pick up a fishing license and you're good to go! Also, feel free to bring snacks, drinks, sunscreen, and whatever other personal items you need, and get ready for an awesome adventure!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    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 be sure to get a fishing license at the local bait shop on the marina and bring snacks and drinks for the trip. Pack up some sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses as well and you're all set!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    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 be sure to get a fishing license at the local bait shop on the marina and bring snacks and drinks for the trip. Pack up some sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses as well and you're all set!
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About the Captain

Joseph Martin
Sneads Ferry, North Carolina, United States
ID & License verified
17 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since May 2019
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

Amberjack Amberjack
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Scamp) Grouper (Scamp)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

May-Craft (Center console) originally built in 2007. Powered by 2 200HP Yamaha engines.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate

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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

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Customer Reviews

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4.96
out of 5 stars from 17 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Freddy H.
Rolla, MO
 5.00
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Fishing with Joseph

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 7, 2020
Had a great time the weather was cool that morning when we took off but once we got to the fishing spot it was pretty nice...
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Scott J.
Winder, GA
 5.00
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Captain Joe showed us a great time!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 18, 2020
1/2 day trip, he put us on fish!  We took a 5 year old for his first trip and Captain Joe showed him a great time (with...
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Kelly G.
Durham, NC
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Full day with Captain Joseph Martin

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 27, 2020
Great fishing experience with Captain Joe & First Mate Pierre. They were very knowledgeable about the fishing equipment,...
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Stacy G.
Hampstead, NC
 5.00
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5 hour fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 23, 2020
We booked our 1st ocean fishing trip ever with Capt Joe and Chris. Couldn’t ask for a better time fishing. Even with the...
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Timothy J.
Richlands, NC
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 9, 2020
Great day on the water with captain Joe. Water was a little rough but Captain Joe did a fantastic job of putting us on the...
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