Get ready to explore the Core Banks barrier islands with Cape Lookout Charters! Captain Dave Dietzler is an expert in a wide range of techniques and he’s fished just about every honey hole along North Carolina’s rugged coast. He offers charters for anglers from all levels of experience and invites you to join him for a fun day of fishing!

Your vessel for the day is a 23’ Maycraft center console. She’s the perfect boat for fishing inlets and shallow waters, as well as nearshore reefs and wrecks. She comes with state-of-the-art electronics, safety gear, downriggers, a fighting chair, and live bait tank. You and 3 other guests will be able to fish at the same time and kids of all ages are welcome aboard.

Capt. Dave also provides top-of-the-line Star rods and reels, as well as fly fishing equipment and snorkeling gear. Please note that 2 people can fly fish at the same time and 4 can snorkel. Both activities are available on every trip and included in the price. Just let the captain know in advance and he’ll accommodate your trip based on your preferences.

You’ll target a number of inshore and nearshore species, including Cobia, Redfish, Sheepshead, Flounder, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, Spanish Mackerel, and more. Depending on what you’re targeting, you’ll be doing a bit of trolling, jigging, popping, or spinning. Bait and lures will also be supplied and are covered in the price as well.

Capt. Dave provides both walk-on and private trips, so if you can’t find enough people to join you can always choose the shared trip option. No matter which option you choose, you’ll have your catch cleaned and filleted free of charge so you can go home and enjoy a delicious meal with the family!

Everything else is taken care of, including your fishing license. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks, and make sure to pack some sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses. Book your trip today and get ready for Cape Lookout Charters to show you a great time!



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $450
    Get ready to go fishing off the productive coast of Morehead City and load the captain's boat up with delicious fish! You'll target Redfish, Black Drum, Bluefish, Flounder, Cobia, Weakfish, Spanish Mackerel, and more. Your fishing tackle is included so just bring some snacks and drinks, as well as sunblock and a hat, and you're good to go! Please note, you can book either a morning, afternoon, or evening trip, depending on the time of year and availability.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 10 - Aug 31
    US $850
    Join Cape Lookout Charters and get ready for an incredible journey off the coast of Morehead City, NC! You can expect to target a range of species, including Speckled Trout, Tarpon, Redfish, Black Drum, Bluefish, Cobia, Flounder, and more. You'll be provided with premium gear and tackle to ensure a quality experience while you fish. Just be sure to pack up your favorite food and drinks, and don't forget to bring a hat and sunscreen! This trip is weather dependent.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.5 / 5
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (14)
Cold weather Redfish
Cold weather Redfish
Fishing with Dave
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
82%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
83%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
91%
Caught fish
82%
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Jessica M.
Boone, North Carolina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
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Family Fun

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 31, 2019
Captain Dave was so amazing! He was prepared and on time with all fishing gear and a great welcoming     personality. Mother...
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Harris P.
Washington, DC
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5.0 / 5
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December fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on December 31, 2021
Captain Dave was a great teacher for both me and my daughter. We had a wonderful time and brought home some dinner too.
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John I.
Lexington, NC
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Cold weather Redfish

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on November 26, 2021
Despite cold weather and rain Cap’n Dave put us on some nice trout and Redfish.
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Toschua T.
Goose Creek, SC
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Hald day trip was amazing

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on October 7, 2020
What a great time!  Very informative, taking us all along different areas. He definitely knows his stuff. Fileted our catches...
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Craig H.
Roanoke, VA
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Half day with captain Dave

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 18, 2020
Dave was a great guide and also fun to be around on the water. Knew what he was talking about and kept things loose and fun....
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FAQs about Cape Lookout Charters

Cape Lookout Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $450 per group, additional US $25 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • US $850 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Cape Lookout Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment For 4 people
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Cape Lookout Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Star )
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (2 people can fly fish at the same time )

Cape Lookout Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing

Cape Lookout Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing (2 people can fly fish at the same time )

Top targeted fish species with Cape Lookout Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon
  • Weakfish

Meet the Captain

Dave Dietzler
Morehead City, North Carolina, United States
12 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
12 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2019
Captain Dave Dietzler grew up with a rod and reel in his hand. He’s enjoyed fishing his whole life so deciding to make a living out of it was a natural choice. He’s been a licensed captain for over 3 decades and every minute has brought him a sort of satisfaction that’s incomparable with any other feeling in the world. He enjoys teaching people how to fish and seeing the smiles on customers’ faces once they reel in their first catch. Plan your next adventure with Cape Lookout Charters and get ready for an unforgettable experience in Morehead City, NC!

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder

Boat specs

Maycraft (Center console) originally built in 2010, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
2 people can fly fish at the same time

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
For 4 people
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Star
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
2 people can fly fish at the same time

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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
No minimum age
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
Checks

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