Southern Run Fishing Charters

Have a fun and memorable experience with a great crew aboard Southern Run Fishing Charters! You won’t know where to head first when it comes to fishing in Willmington, but Captain Ben Morris specializes in epic offshore adventures. He’ll do his best to put anglers of all skill levels on the big fish!

Your vessel for the day is a 31’ Cape Horn center console that can fit up to 6, but for comfort reasons the ideal is 4 customers. She’s a dry, fast and very comfortable boat with great seating and plenty of room to relax during a long day of fishing. Equipped with 2 300 HP Yamaha engines, this smooth ride will get you to the fish fast, increasing your fishing time and productivity.

Light line trolling is a recipe for success when it comes to hooking nearshore species like Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, and Bonita. On longer offshore trips you’ll also have your shot at Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi and the occasional Blue or White Marlin. In this range, bottom fishing for Grouper, Snapper, and delicious Seabass is super productive too! No bottom fishing for groups larger than 4.

All of your gear, including top-notch rods, reels, and tackle are waiting on board when you arrive. Capt. Ben is also happy to clean and fillet your catch at the end of the trip for easy transport home. What you will want to bring are any drinks and snacks you’d like to enjoy, as well as sun protection.

Hop on board for some of North Carolina’s finest fishing with Southern Run Fishing Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:15 AM
    $550
    Head out bright and early for a 4-hour nearshore fishing adventure! You'll combine trolling and drift fishing for an exciting day of targeting Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Bonito, and big Shark. In the fall months, there's also plenty of King Mackerel to hook. All of your gear is included, just be sure to pack any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    $550
    This will be the same type of fishing as the 4-hour morning trip just in the early afternoon.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $750
    During this trip, you’ll have a range of around 15-20 miles. We’ll be mainly slow trolling for king mackerel, barracuda, cobia, and the occasional mahi. We will also live bait fish over some wrecks if live bait is available to get.
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About the Captain

Ben Morris
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
24 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
74 Customer reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since January 2020
I've loved fishing ever since I was old enough to hold a rod. I started doing it as a career at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center at age 19, working my way up from mate to Captain quickly. I captained for 4 years out of Ocean Isle and worked on boats down in the Keys for a year. I then mated on Whipsaw Charters out of Wrightsville Beach for 2 years in the summer and would work again for the Ocean Isle Fishing Center in the winters, during Bluefin Tuna season. Fishing is my passion, I go to work every day looking forward to being able to do what I love and meet new people. To me, there is no better feeling than a day out on the water!

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat specs

Cape Horn (Center console) originally built in 2019. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Enclosed porta-potty
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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
Over the age of 7, life jackets provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Mandatory for Marlin and Sailfish

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 74 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Angler Rating
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100%
Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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John W.
King George, VA
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4 hrs trip with Ben

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on August 13, 2022
Had a great time with Captain Ben. Weather came up and we couldn’t do all the fishing we wanted but he did a great job getting...
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Richard M.
Wake Forest, NC
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Southern Run Fishing Charters is a phenomenal trip!!!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on July 18, 2022
Captain Ben and his assistant Brian are Awesome! Although the weather didn’t cooperate as much as we would have liked, Ben...
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Margaret H.
Lysander, NY
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5.0 / 5
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4 hour trip with captain Ben and first mate Brian

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 24, 2022
We had a great experience with Ben and Brian - very down to earth and great company. We would definitely recommend them for...
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Stephen A.
Wilmington, NC
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour (AM) on May 16, 2022
It was a great trip.  The trolling was slow so captain Ben switched gears to bottom fishing.  We caught a good amount of...
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Phil R.
Holly Springs, NC
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Half day

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on May 30, 2022
Beautiful day off shore. Hooked into plenty of good size Spanish. Even nabbed a king. Did some bottom fishing for bass as well....
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FAQs about Southern Run Fishing Charters

Southern Run Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Southern Run Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Enclosed porta-potty
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with Southern Run Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Southern Run Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Southern Run Fishing 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 Southern Run Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel