For your next nearshore and offshore fishing expedition out of Atlantic Beach, book a trip with Tombstone Fishing Charters. They are locally owned and operated by captain Jared Best, who’s been fishing his whole life. Whether you want to stay in close and catch Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel or venture out to bluewater to catch Mahi Mahi and Wahoo, or even bottom fish for Snapper, Grouper, and Triggers, Capt. Jared has the knowledge and equipment to accommodate your wishes.

He also offers daytime Swordfish trips and when the weather starts getting cooler (Nov–Jan), you can take a shot at Giant Bluefin Tuna!

The fishing machine you’ll board is the captain’s 36’ center console, newly built in 2018. The boat accommodates up to 6 guests but 4 can fish at the same time. She’s equipped with 2 very powerful 300 HP Suzuki engines that can reach a maximum speed of 50 knots. This speed is especially useful on offshore trips, allowing you to reach the fishing spots faster.

If you’re a novice, the captain will teach you how to reel in the fish once it takes the bait, but you can learn even more if you’d like to – the captain can show you the process of preparation, how to use your bait, cast, and more.

Capt. Jared will prepare your Shimano rods and reels, lures, and bait. A fishing license is also covered. You’ll need to bring your snacks and drinks, sunscreen, sunglasses, or whatever will make your stay on the boat more enjoyable.

Let’s go fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    This trip will take you fishing nearshore for Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish. You could also try bottom fish on some nearshore reefs and wrecks. Your fishing license and equipment are covered, you only need to bring snacks and drinks for the day. Fish cleaning is available upon request.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $550
    You'll reach your fishing spot in only a few minutes. On this trip, you will be fishing nearshore for Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish or you can bottom fish on nearshore reefs and wrecks. Your fishing equipment is provided. Bring whatever you want to eat and drink for the trip. Fish cleaning is available upon request.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Giant Bluefin Tuna
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Jan 1
    $950
    On this trip, you'll leave the dock early in search of the Giant Bluefin Tuna. It takes up to 20 minutes to reach the fishing spot. The Bluefin Tuna travels through our area from November through January feeding on schools of bait located off our coast.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 12 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,100
    On this trip, you will travel out to deeper waters where you could catch King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and Barracuda or you could bottom fish for Snapper, Groupers, and Black Seabass. Bring your snacks and drinks. Fish cleaning is available upon request.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Giant Bluefin Tuna
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Jan 1
    $1,400
    On this trip, you will leave the dock early in search of Giant Bluefin Tuna. This time of year from November through January the Bluefin comes in to feed on schools of bait located off the coast. Join this amazing adventure!
  • Private trip
    11 Hour Trip – Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,500
    On this trip, you will travel out towards the Gulf Stream, where you could catch Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Sailfish, and Marlin. It can take more than an hour to search and find the best fishing spot. You can also bottom fish for Trigger, Snapper, and Grouper. The captain will prepare your fishing equipment. Fish cleaning is available upon request.
  • Private trip
    11 Hour Trip – Swordfish
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,700
    On this trip, you'll be traveling out to deep waters targeting Swordfish. This type of fishing is unique and different from normal offshore fishing as you will be dropping baits to depths of up to 1,800 feet deep in search of these creatures. Bring whatever you want to eat and drink for the trip. Fish cleaning is available upon request.
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About the Captain

Jared Best
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, United States
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133 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2019
I was born and raised on Harkers Island which is a local commercial fishing community. I grew up on the water and have fished inshore and offshore my whole life. I chose to be a charter captain so I can share my knowledge and experience with other people and support my family doing what I love. With growing up around the fishing industry my whole life, I have acquired the knowledge and experience to catch many species of fish.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder

Boat specs

Custom (Center console) originally built in 2018. Powered by 2 300HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Tips are usually 15% of the trip price
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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No min. age policy; life vests provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 133 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (215)
June fishing trip
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Angler Rating
127
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Roger H.
Clayton, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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All Day Trip, 12/04/2021

VERIFIED   11 Hour Trip – Offshore on December 4, 2021
This was our second booking with Captain Jared but it will not be the last.  Initially tried for some Bluefin Tuna.  Got...
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Bradley B.
Benton Harbor, MI
Excellent
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Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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8 hour on 6/24/2022 and 11 hour on 6/25/2022

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 25, 2022
This is by far the best charter I have been on, Captain Jared is awesome, we caught Mahi, Amberjack, Black Sea Bass, Trigger...
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Tony N.
North Springfield, VA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full Day

VERIFIED   NEW  11 Hour Trip – Offshore on July 24, 2022
Great experience. Condition wasn’t great but Capt Jared made sure we was ok and put us on fish all day long. Will definitely...
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Matthew C.
Loveland, CO
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Simply the best experience!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on September 29, 2021
I just got back from a trip where I fish with 3 different guides in North Carolina. Tombstone charters was hands down the...
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Brian M.
Raleigh, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   11 Hour Trip – Offshore on June 27, 2022
Captain Jared was awesome. He was patient and encouraging and worked hard to provide a memorable experience for our family,...
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FAQs about Tombstone Charters

Tombstone Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Nearshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $950 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip – Giant Bluefin Tuna (6 hours)
  • $1,100 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,400 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip – Giant Bluefin Tuna (11 hours)
  • $1,500 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 11 Hour Trip – Offshore (11 hours)
  • $1,700 per group, additional $150 per person after 4 guests - 11 Hour Trip – Swordfish (11 hours)

When you book a trip with Tombstone Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with Tombstone Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate (Tips are usually 15% of the trip price)
  • Fishing License

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

Tombstone Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Tombstone Charters include:
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo