Team Dempsey Guide Service

Join Team Dempsey Guide Service on an exclusive adventure around Hatteras Island! Captain Jake Dempsey is a former commercial fisherman and has won several local tournaments over the past years. He’ll take you to some of the most prolific fishing grounds, from the Pamlico Sound to the Atlantic Ocean, and do everything he can to put you on fish!

You’ll be fishing from a versatile 24’ Carolina Skiff. The boat’s fishing platform provides you with the flexibility to drift the shallow flats but also trek through nearshore waters off of Cape Hatteras. She comes with state-of-the-art Garmin electronics, a flybridge, jack plate, Power-Pole, shade top, and plenty of dry storage space. You and 3 other guests will be able to fish comfortably at the same time and kids 5 and older are welcome aboard.

You’ll have the opportunity to fish the flats for Bull Reds or go all the way out to the famous Diamond Shoals to target Cobia. Other target species include Trout, Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Weakfish, and many more! You’ll be provided with top-of-the-line rods and reels made by Penn, as well as live bait and lures, along with a fishing license for the day.

Capt. Jake also provides clamming trips, a fun local tradition and activity for families to enjoy together. You’ll spend 2.5 hours looking for delicious Clams so that you can take them home for a savory meal. This is something that the kids really enjoy and is one of the most relaxing yet rewarding experiences!

Everything you need is already covered so that you can come straight to the dock ready to fish. Whether you’re an avid angler, a beginner, or someone looking to book a fun clamming trip with the family, Capt. Jake will tailor your trip just the way you want!

Just arrive 15 minutes early, bring a cooler with snacks and drinks, sunscreen, a hat, and a towel, and imagine yourself reeling in a huge fish! Book your next trip with Team Dempsey Guide Service and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 30
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    Join Team Dempsey for a full day of exciting fish off the coast of Hatteras Island! You'll have the chance to target a range of species, including Redfish, Cobia, Bluefish, Weakfish, Speckled Trout, and more! Your fishing gear and licenses are included so just arrive 15 minutes before departure and bring snacks, drinks, a towel, sunblock, and a hat. Book your trip today and invite the family on an exciting adventure down in North Carolina!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 30
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Explore the productive waters surrounding Hatteras Island and get ready to catch some incredible fish! Your target species include Cobia, Bluefish, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, and more! This trip lasts 4.5 hours so you have additional time to travel to and from the fishing grounds. Your fishing tackle and license are included in the price so just arrive 15 minutes early, bring some snacks, drinks, a towel, a hat, and sunscreen. Capt. Jake will take care of the rest.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 30
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Discover the productive fishing grounds of Pamlico Sound and get ready for an incredible adventure! You'll have the opportunity to target Redfish, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, and more! Please note, this trip usually lasts 4.5 hours long, giving you extra time to find the perfect fishing spot. Rods, reels, and tackle are included in the price, as well as your fishing license. Just arrive 15 minutes early, bring some snacks, drinks, a towel, sunblock, and a hat and the rest will be taken care of.
  • Private trip
    Clamming Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 30
    $250
    price breakdown
    $250
    Get ready for a fun North Carolina tradition and collect Clams along the rugged coast of Hatteras Island! This trip lasts 2 hours and 30 minutes so you'll have plenty of time to bag up as many as you can. This is a fun activity for the family, especially if you have kids, and the best part is you get to enjoy them after the trip! Whether you plan on making steamed Clams, chowder, pasta, or you want to fry or stuff them, they make a delicious meal. Invite the family and get ready for a fun adventure!
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About the Captain

Jake Dempsey
Hatteras, North Carolina, United States
30 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since June 2019
Captain Jake Dempsey is a 2nd generation charter captain. He grew up fishing the waters around Hatteras Island alongside his father, who helped him cultivate his skills and passion for the sport while teaching him the importance of hard work and dedication. Fishing these waters since a young age has given Capt. Jake the unique ability to locate his target species and employ the right set of techniques to bring the beast out of the water! He’s worked in just about every corner of the fishing industry, including commercial fishing, retail, and charter fishing. He’s also competed in many local tournaments and even brought home the gold a few times. Capt. Jake’s main goal is “to make every trip a memory that you can cherish for years to come.” Get ready for an incredible adventure and book your trip with Team Dempsey today!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bluefish Bluefish
Clam Clam
Cobia Cobia
Redfish Redfish

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Weakfish Weakfish

Boat Specs

Carolina (Skiff) originally built in 1994, and restored in 2014. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
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
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
Visa
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.89
out of 5 stars from 30 reviews
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Half day with Capt. Jake
+16
Angler Rating
27
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Brian M.
Newport, New Hampshire
 5.00
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Half day with Capt. Jake

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 20, 2020
The captain took us straight to some fish,  hooked into one on his test cast and handed me the rod,  then every spot...
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Steven P.
Roanoke, VA
 5.00
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Great Family Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 10, 2020
High quality experience overall, with my son and daughters.  Nice light weight rods with Penn reels. Jake was great. ...
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Brian E.
Raleigh, NC
 5.00
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Half day trip with Jake

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 11, 2020
Great job by Jake.  Patient with my teenagers. Caught fish within 15 minutes of dropping anchor.  Moved around to...
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Alex J.
Hertford, NC
 5.00
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Morning Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 31, 2020
There were no complaints! Myself and two buddies caught together 8 fish ranging from drum and trout.  Jake is very knowledgeable...
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E P.
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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Half Day Pamlico Sound with Jake Dempsey - Excellent!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on September 4, 2020
Great morning going out in the Pamlico Sound with Jake - wonderful host - learned a lot, caught some beautiful drum and had...
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