Let Breakwater Charters take you fishing on the beautiful Crystal Coast! Captain Ashley offers lots of different options for you and your family. Even if fishing is not the main priority for every member of your group, there’s something for everybody. The ones that don’t want to hold the rod, they can hold the camera – the trip will take you to a beautiful sightseeing area as well.

You will be comfortable riding along in the captain’s 50ft Buddy Davis custom Carolina sportfish. The boat accommodates up to six guests and everybody can fish at the same time if you’re trolling. When bottom fishing, only four lines can be out at the same time, so you’ll need to take turns.

Depending on which option you are choosing to book, the targeted species change. If you’re looking to fish nearshore or offshore, you can target pelagic fish like King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Sailfish or do some bottom dropping for Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, and other bottom dwellers.

If inshore or nearshore would be more manageable for you and your group, targeted species would include Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, King Mackerel, and in certain times of the year Cobia.

Your fishing equipment and lures are covered, while it’s up to you to bring snacks and drinks. Don’t forget your sunscreen, especially on a full day trip. Kids of all ages are welcome, you only need to bring life vests in case they are less than 3 years old.

With their extensive navigation system and over 20 years of experience fishing these waters, you can count on Breakwater Charters keeping you safe and ensuring a fun time too!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Swordfish
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    13 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $2,300
    On this trip you will be making an 80+ mile run to the swordfishing grounds. These amazing fish are on every serious anglers bucket list and this trip will give you a chances to check it off!
  • Private trip
    Full Day – Bluewater Gulf Stream
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,950
    This is for the serious anglers out there! You'll go up to 60 miles out and target all the pelagics! Marlin, Wahoo, Sailfish, and Mahi just to name a few. Also drop to the bottom for Triggerfish, snapper and more. Make sure to bring your food and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Full Day – Nearshore/Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,475
    You'll head out up to 35 miles offshore and target pelagic fish such as Mahi, King mackerel and Amberjacks or target tasty bottom fish like Triggerfish, Snapper, and Grouper. Bring your food and drinks.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,175
    This trip gives you the chance to target King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel. You won't go as far as you would on a full day trip but it's still far enough to get some of these fast beasts. Your fishing equipment is covered, just bring food and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    Shorter trips are usually a safe option for families with kids, especially if you're not sure if they'll like being on the boat. With a short trip like this, nobody will get bored and you still have more than enough time to catch Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish. Bring snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    This is probably the most popular trip for family outings. You'll usually go trolling for Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish. If your kid is under 3 years old, bring a life vest for them. Fishing equipment is covered fully, while you need to bring drinks and snacks for the day.
  • Private trip
    Bluefin Tuna
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Feb 28
    $500
    This trip specifically targets giant bluefin tuna during our season!
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About the Captain

Ashley Forrest
Beaufort, North Carolina, United States
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51 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since August 2019
Ashley has been a captain for 14 years but he has been fishing for much longer, as long as he can remember. He's a local and knows everything there is to know about the local waters. Fishing tournaments are a challenge he loves to take, so he participates in SKA Kingfish Tour, local Billfish, and Mahi Tournaments. If fishing contest is something you want to try out, Capt. Ashley can also be booked for a tournament. He enjoys watching people catch fish, especially people who don’t get to go out offshore and target Mahi.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Sailfish Sailfish
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

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

Boat Specs

Buddy Davis Carolina Custom (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1987, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 735HP Detroit engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
50 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Half day (PM) trip with Captain Ashley Forrest

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on October 5, 2021
This was a great trip. The Captain (Ashley) & 1st Mate (Grayson) were both top notch, there to insure a great experience for...
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Raleigh, NC
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Really Great Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on September 22, 2021
We were in Emerald Isle for the week. There were storms all around. We decided at 6p the night before we’d love a fishing...
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Steve B.
Matthews, NC
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Fantastic day offshore!

VERIFIED   Full Day – Nearshore/Offshore on May 1, 2021
Captain Ashley and Mate Grayson were fantastic to fish with on our trip May 1. Ashley’s concern for our safety and desire...
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Broadway, NC
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So much fun!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore on April 24, 2021
We couldn’t have asked for a better experience, we couldn’t go out as far as originally planned due to weather conditions,...
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VERIFIED   Full Day – Bluewater Gulf Stream on August 25, 2021
We had a exceptional caught 5 wahoo, 4 Barracuda, 1 sailfish and 1 sailfish spit the hook. The Capt and Mate were both professional,...
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FAQs about Breakwater Charters

Breakwater Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - Bluefin Tuna (8 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,175 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore (6 hours)
  • $1,475 per group - Full Day – Nearshore/Offshore (8 hours)
  • $1,950 per group - Full Day – Bluewater Gulf Stream (11 hours)
  • $2,300 per group - Swordfish (13 hours)

When you book a trip with Breakwater Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box (4 for the catch and 1 for drinks)

Trips booked with Breakwater Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Seigler and Penn)
  • Live Bait (Prepared in advance)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (20% tip is customary)
  • Fishing License

Breakwater Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Breakwater Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Breakwater Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo