Rabid Tuna Sportfishing Charters

For your next trip to North Carolina, book a trip with Rabid Tuna Sportfishing Charters. Owned by Sarah Quigley, she has experienced local captains who will be taking you out and showing you these waters. Both Capt. Rex Bunting and Capt. Kenny Koci love taking people out for a fun day of fishing. Whether your a beginner or an experienced angler, they’ll have a productive fishing trip with everyone.

Step on board the classic Rose Brothers 1969 boat, lovingly restored in 2018. Groups of 6 will have plenty of space to wet their lines at the same time. “Rabid Tuna” is decked out with full safety and navigational gear, so you can fish with peace of mind. There is a restroom, kitchen, and bed for your comfort.

The species you’ll be targeting depend on which trip you choose, but can include Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Bluefin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, and more. You’ll also be catching the live bait on the way to the fishing grounds, which won’t take too long.

Children over 2 are welcome and will have life vests provided for them. They’ll love reeling in their first-ever fish and will have a great story to tell back at school.

All rods and reels are included in the price and are top quality from Penn International. You can also request to go spearfishing. There are 2 spears you can use with prior notice.

The first mate will work hard on your behalf during the day, so don’t forget to tip him 15% of the total trip cost at the end of the trip.

You’ll need to bring a cooler of food and drinks along for the day – fishing will work up an appetite! Don’t forget your sun protection, and you’re good to go.

Book a trip with Rabid Tuna Sportfishing Charters today for an unforgettable day out your whole group will love.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day – Offshore Gulf Stream
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,575
    Head offshore to the worlds Blue Marlin capital of the world to target the legendary Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Bluefin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and more. All fishing gear for the day are provided, along with the fishing license for the group. You'll need to bring your own food and drink. You'll also need sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Inshore and Wreck (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $850
    Spend the morning trying bottom fishing, jigging, and more. You'll go inshore and to the wrecks to target Cobia, Amberjack, and many more species. Included in the price of the trip are the rods, reels, and fishing license for the whole group. You'll need to bring your own snacks and drinks in a small cooler for the day, as well as sun protection.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Inshore and Wreck (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $850
    On this 5-hour trip, you'll be able to try a variety of techniques, including bottom fishing, jigging, and more. You'll be targeting a range of species, including Amberjack, Cobia, and many more. Your rods, reels, and fishing license for the day are included. You'll need to bring along your own food and drinks in a small cooler.
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About the Charter Operator

Rabid Tuna Llc
Hatteras, North Carolina, United States
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Member since June 2019
"Rabid Tuna" is owned Sarah Quigley. She has two captains, Capt. Rex Bunting and Capt. Kenny Koci running the trips on this boat. Both are experienced locals and love working with kids and novice anglers just as much as adults and pros. They are genuine, nice guys, who'll make sure everyone has a great day of fishing.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Snowy) Grouper (Snowy)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Sailfish Sailfish

Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Rose Brothers (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1969, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 380HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
48 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
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 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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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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100%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Joseph C.
Linden, NC
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Half day with captain Kenny

VERIFIED   Half Day – Inshore and Wreck (PM) on February 26, 2021
Captain Kenny and first mate Rom were great to fish with. We had extremely bad weather and we went out the following day trying...
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Jack D.
Rodanthe, NC
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Whole day black fin all the way!

VERIFIED   Full Day – Offshore Gulf Stream on October 1, 2020
Capt. Kenny and First Mate Bobby rocked it the entire day! The rods started rocking early and often. Had the rest of the fleet...
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Jeff M.
Buxton, North Carolina
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Full day off shore with captain Tim and Kenny

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day – Offshore Gulf Stream on May 4, 2021
Somewhat challenging seas, but captain Tim and Kenny made it look easy. Would recommend the Rabid Tuna to anyone.
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Wonderful birthday present

VERIFIED   Half Day – Inshore and Wreck (PM) on July 23, 2020
We spent a wonderful afternoon fishing on the Rabid Tuna. We hauled in a good amount of Blue, Spanish Mackerel, and an Amberjack....
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FAQs about Rabid Tuna Sportfishing Charters

Rabid Tuna Sportfishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $850 per group - Half Day – Inshore and Wreck (PM) (5 hours)
  • $850 per group - Half Day – Inshore and Wreck (AM) (5 hours)
  • $1,575 per group - Full Day – Offshore Gulf Stream (11 hours)

When you book a trip with Rabid Tuna Sportfishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Private toilet)
  • Fighting Chair (3 fighting chairs)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Spearfishing Equipment (Spears for 2 customers available)

Trips booked with Rabid Tuna Sportfishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn International )
  • Live Bait (Catch on the trip, doesn't take too long)
  • Lures
  • First Mate (Gratuity policy is 15%)
  • Fishing License

Rabid Tuna Sportfishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Rabid Tuna Sportfishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Rabid Tuna Sportfishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Snowy)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo