ReelOBX Charters & Bowfishing

Reel Outer Banks features a variety of inshore and bowfishing trips. Captain Chris Crockett specializes in inshore charters, night fishing, flounder gigging, and bowfishing. He’s a USCG Master captain who grew up in North Carolina and comes from a family of fishermen. If it’s on the water, Crockett has tried it! He can take you to the shallowest spots and beyond!

Capt. Chris’ brand new boat is a 24’ Carolina Skimmer flat, which has a wireless Minn Kota trolling motor and is outfitted with over 80k lumens of light for the ultimate night fishing or bowfishing experience. There’s enough room for 6 guests to fish at once. Two can try Flounder gigging at a time.

You’ll target Flounder, Cobia, Black Drum, Redfish, Ray, Garfish, Speckled Trout, and many more. It all depends on whether you choose a night or a day trip and which fishing technique you prefer. After the trip, you can keep the catch.

Capt. Chris covers your fishing equipment. Besides a variety of light tackle and baits, he also offers Cajun Bows for bowfishing and Flounder gigging equipment. There’s also fresh water on the boat and your fishing license is covered. Bring your food and drinks for the day (sunscreen and bug spray could also be useful).

If you need pickup, discuss the details with the captain in advance. Usually, he can pick you up by car up to 30 miles away, or by boat up to 10 miles.

With ReelOBX Charters & Bowfishing, you can expect a knowledgeable captain, who is very into protecting the local ecosystem, biodiversity and rules and regulations in his area regarding fishing. All aboard!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hr Trip–Night Bowfishing/Gigging
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Jun 15 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    $575
    This is a 4-hour Nighttime/Sunset Bowfishing/Gigging trip for up to 4 people. Bowfishing and gigging equipment are included. You have to be 18 years or older for booking this trip. The trip begins just before sunset and starts with water targets and light tackle fishing. After sunset, the underwater lights come on and bowfishing and/or gigging begin!
  • Private trip
    4 Hr Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    This is a 4-hour daytime inshore charter on a flat bottom boat, which allows for various species and areas covered along the Outer Banks for up to 6 people. Target Redfish, Flounder, Cobia, Trout, Bluefish, and many more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hr Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    This is a 4-hour daytime inshore charter on a flat bottom boat, which allows for various species and areas covered along the Outer Banks for up to 6 people. Target Redfish, Flounder, Cobia, Trout, Bluefish, and many more.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Afternoon EcoFish Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $350
    We'll cruise the sound around Oregon Inlet & Pirates Cove area with some light tackle fishing. I'll also provide you with background details on the area with knowledge of the famous Pirates that once roamed here. We will also provide a Dolphin cruise and with luck get to see "Onion" the famous Outer Banks Dolphin that is the main character of a kids' book!
  • Private trip
    3 hour Sunset EcoFish Cruise
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:15 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 15 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $350
    Enjoy spectacular views of sunset while cruising the inshore waters of either Nags Head/ Manteo or Kitty Hawk Bay. Captain Crockett will also have rods ready to fish.
  • Private trip
    Oyster/Clamming Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Feb 20
    $325
    2.5 hour trip to harvest your own world famous North Carolina Oysters & Clams. Limits do apply as per DMF guidelines. Message us for more info. This trip can be scheduled in the morning or afternoon and will accommodate up to 6 persons.
  • Private trip
    Oyster/Clamming Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Feb 20
    $325
    2.5 hour trip to harvest your own world famous North Carolina Oysters & Clams. Limits do apply as per DMF guidelines. Message us for more info. This trip can be scheduled in the morning or afternoon and will accommodate up to 6 persons.
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About the Captain

Chris Crockett
Manteo, North Carolina, United States
ID & License verified
33 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since June 2019
Worked for NOAA in Alaska and California, then came home to operate the Hatteras Ferry. Now, sharing my love for our local waters with our clients. My whole family loves the water and we do whatever we can to make it happen every day. From surfing to fishing, whether going to get Clams and Oysters or Flounder Gigging, Night Fishing or Bowfishing, WE LOVE IT!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Carp Carp

Flounder Flounder
Garfish Garfish
Ray Ray
Redfish Redfish

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Carolina Skimmer (Flats boat) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 175HP Suzuki engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Bowfishing
Handline
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Loren J.
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Night bowfishing with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   4 Hr Trip–Night Bowfishing/Gigging on April 6, 2021
This was my second bowfishing trip with Captain Chris and it won’t be my last! We had a few conditions working against us...
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VERIFIED   3 Hour Afternoon EcoFish Trip on July 22, 2020
Captain Chris showed us a great time. We enjoyed the fishing, searching and finding dolphins, views from the marinas and waterfront...
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Karen C.
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Fishing with Captain Chris Crockett was Awesome!

VERIFIED   3 Hour Afternoon EcoFish Trip on August 7, 2020
We took 2 little kids, 1 teenager and ourselves on a fun 3 hour fishing trip.  Captain Crockett was wonderful with the kids...
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Eco Fishing trip

VERIFIED   3 Hour Afternoon EcoFish Trip on July 27, 2020
Had the pleasure of going fishing with Captain Chris today for our daughters birthday. The only thing better than the many...
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Annapolis, MD
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3 hour Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   3 Hour Afternoon EcoFish Trip on September 2, 2020
We had two dads and 4 sons on a 3 hour fishing trip and we are loved it.  Captain Chris is superb and so knowledgeable. The...
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FAQs about ReelOBX Charters & Bowfishing

ReelOBX Charters & Bowfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $325 per group, additional $25 per person after 4 guests - Oyster/Clamming Trip (PM) (3 hours)
  • $325 per group, additional $25 per person after 4 guests - Oyster/Clamming Trip (AM) (3 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $25 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Afternoon EcoFish Trip (3 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $25 per person after 4 guests - 3 hour Sunset EcoFish Cruise (3 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hr Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hr Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $575 per group - 4 Hr Trip–Night Bowfishing/Gigging (4 hours)

When you book a trip with ReelOBX Charters & Bowfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with ReelOBX Charters & Bowfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Bows & arrows)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Water Included)
  • Fishing License

ReelOBX Charters & Bowfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

ReelOBX Charters & Bowfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Bowfishing
  • Handline
  • Flounder Gigging

Top targeted fish species with ReelOBX Charters & Bowfishing include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Carp
  • Flounder
  • Garfish
  • Ray
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Speckled Trout
  • Triggerfish (Gray)