Foolish Pleasures Sport Fishing

Foolish Pleasures Sport Fishing invites you to North Carolina for a fun and exciting fishing adventure. Starting out of Wanchese, you and Captain Dale Lisi will head offshore to search for many different species these grounds are full of. Pick a date and join in for some great time on the water.

Your journey will start on a restored 36’ custom offshore sport fishing boat, a spacious and comfortable vessel that can carry up to 6 guests. Thanks to its twin 425 HP Cummins engine as well as the full-featured navigation electronics, you can for a safe and fast trip to the fish and back. The boat has got a flybridge, kitchen, toilet, and bed, and features air-conditioning, a multimedia system, and an ice-box. As for the fishing equipment, there are outriggers, downriggers, and a fighting chair. A first mate will also be joining the trip.

You will have an excellent choice of fish to catch off the shore of Wanchese. Mahi Mahi, Mako Shark, Blackfin Tuna, Tilefish, and Swordfish are just some of the species you will have the chance to target. You can bottom fish, deep sea fish, troll, spin, jig, pop, and drift fish, all using heavy tackle. Kids are free to join aboard and you can keep all the fish you catch if you want to.

Captain Dale will cover you for the tackle, lures, as well as fishing licenses. Yours is just to bring your favorite food and drinks before you depart.

Come meet the marine life of Wanchese and have lots of fun fishing with Foolish Pleasures Sport Fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 15 - May 27
    $1,850
    Lasting from 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., your trip will give as much as 12 hours to chase various offshore species and enjoy the water to the fullest. A typical fishing day includes trolling primarily for Tuna, Mahi, Wahoo, as well as Marlin.
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About the Captain

Dale Lisi
Wanchese, North Carolina, United States
20 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since April 2015
Captain Dale has been fishing for 35 years and he has been running charters since 2002, making him proficient in providing great experiences. He has appeared on the TV show "Wicked Tuna" for 3 years. The best thing about the job is fulfilling his passion for fishing. The first mate has been with him for 8 years and he is a third-generation fisherman. The captain has a lot of tournaments under his belt as well, mostly with Tuna. He believes that there is nothing greater to do on this planet than fish. He has been doing it his whole life and successfully running the same charter boat for 14 years.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)

Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Mako) Shark (Mako)
Swordfish Swordfish
Tilefish Tilefish

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

Boat Specs

Custom (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1985, and restored in 2012. Powered by 2 425HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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
PayPal
Checks

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

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Customer Reviews

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May fishing trip
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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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Vincent H.
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   Extended Full Day Trip – Offshore on May 7, 2021
Great guys captain an 1st mate,  good fishing trip
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Parker S.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   May 20, 2021
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Robert J.
Houston, Texas
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Fishing with Dale

VERIFIED   Extended Full Day Trip – Offshore on May 15, 2021
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FAQs about Foolish Pleasures Sport Fishing

Foolish Pleasures Sport Fishing offers the following trip to customers:
  • $1,850 per group - Extended Full Day Trip – Offshore (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Foolish Pleasures Sport Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Kitchen
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Foolish Pleasures Sport Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Foolish Pleasures Sport Fishing offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing

Foolish Pleasures Sport Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Foolish Pleasures Sport Fishing include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Swordfish
  • Tilefish
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo