Not your ordinary fishing charter! Carrisma Sportfishing go out of their way to include you in all parts of your fishing trip, from helping in baiting hooks, setting lines, and gaffing fish! You won’t just crank on a rod in a chair on their boat – they want you to be a part of the full experience! Captain Kenny and the crew pride themselves on customer satisfaction and want you to have the saltwater experience of a lifetime.

You will ride in comfort on the “Carrisma,” a 55’ Ocean Sportfisher. The boat is super comfortable and a great option for long or overnight trips. She has 3 state rooms for relaxation, 3 zones of air conditioning, full kitchen, full bathroom, and everything you need plus more to make you feel at home. The boat is also powered by twin 735 HP Detroit engines and can reach your fishing spot very fast, considering its size.

There’s lots of different fish to target, depending on the trip you choose and the weather. Shorter trips will take you on the pursuit of Mackerel, Bluefish, or Amberjack. When you head out offshore, the catch gets bigger, faster, and much aggressive once it’s hooked. You’ll need all of your strength (and a little bit of luck) to reel in Marlin, Sailfish, and different types of Tuna.

The crew has an extensive array of tackle that supports different techniques you’ll try out. This comes included in the price, as well as your fishing license. When it comes to your snacks and drinks, you should bring some along for the ride.

If you have any special requests or needs, please contact the captain for arrangements prior to booking. Carrisma Sportfishing will do their best to make your day with them the one you’ll never forget!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $2,000
    You'll go up to 40 miles offshore! You'll fish the Gulf Stream for Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, and so much more! The crew will cover your fishing equipment, lures, and license. The boat is very spacious and has lots of room where you can rest.
  • Private trip
    Deep Drop Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 31
    $1,500
    Bottom fishing 8 hour trip for Blueline Tilefish, Seabass, Grouper, Snapper Etc.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $1,200
    This trip gives you more time for different options. You can troll for Spanish and Blues, then go hit the reefs for some Triggerfish, King Mackerel, and Amberjacks. The crew will provide you with fishing equipment, lures, and cover your fishing license. Bring your snacks and drinks!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $1,200
    As these longer trips are seasonal, make sure to book your spot on time. Since this is the extended version, there are more options to try out and see which technique works best. The crew will cover your fishing equipment, while you need to bring your snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $800
    This is a 4-hour trip that gives you enough time to see what it's all about along the beach and bring home some dinner without being on the water all day. You'll target Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, and anything you may come across during your time with the crew!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $800
    You'll target Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, or anything that comes your way. You can keep the catch and have it cleaned for you for a small fee. The 4-hour trip is a great solution if you don't have the whole day for fishing but still want to head out and catch your dinner.
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About the Captain

Kenny Shiflett
Wanchese, North Carolina, United States
9 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
61 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2019
Fishing for almost 50 years and now that it has become my line of work it's the last job I will ever have. Took a long time to get here, but I'm glad to go to work every day! Trolling bites are the most exhilarating surprise every time the lines pop the outrigger clips to a bite. The reels start screaming the drag clicker and you know it's on! You never get tired of that surprise bite.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)

Sailfish Sailfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Bigeye) Tuna (Bigeye)

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

Boat Specs

Ocean Yachts (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1988, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 735HP Detroit engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
55 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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95%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
84%
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Geronimo B.
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Tuna and Mahi Mahi trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on April 28, 2021
Met up with Captain Kenny and his mate Chip at 5:00 am and was warned about rough going out due to wind blowing 20-30 knots...
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Washington, DC
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Limited out before noon!!!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on November 7, 2020
Both Captain Ken and the First Mate Chip were incredible and highly recommended. The seas were roughly in the early going but...
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Hudson, OH
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Great day chasing ribbon fish

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore (AM) on June 23, 2020
Our family is on a belated spring break trip with our son who is graduating and a few of his friends.  Our family (wife and...
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Full Day Offshore Tuna Mahi Skipjack

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on June 22, 2020
By far the best fishing trip I’ve ever experienced. First off Captain Kenny had us on fish as soon as we got to the destination...
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Hamilton, OH
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Half day (am) trip, Captain Randy and Teresa on the Carissma

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM) on July 16, 2020
Our group departed *exactly* on time (7am), and we were well cared for.  We caught about 22lbs of fish (Spanish mackerel,...
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FAQs about Carrisma Sportfishing

Carrisma Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $800 per group - Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - Half Day Trip – Nearshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - Deep Drop Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • $2,000 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Carrisma Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Carrisma Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano, Avid, and custom rods)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate (Works for tips; usually 20% of the trip price)
  • Fishing License

Carrisma Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Carrisma Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Carrisma Sportfishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo