Hatterascal Charter Fishing

There’s some great fishing to be enjoyed in North Carolina’s inshore waters. You’ve got a great pair of hands in Captain Tommy, who has over 30 years of experience in charter fishing and a lifetime on the water in Hatteras. All groups, ages, and skill levels are welcome to join him aboard his charter.

He’s got a 30’ Custom Carolina cuddy cabin to take you out in. It was originally built in 1983, but he restored it recently in 2015. It’s very well kitted out and includes an onboard toilet, a fishing chair, fishfinder, live bait well, and an ice box, making it comfortable and practical.

When you’re out on these waters you can expect to catch the likes of Bluefish, Cobia, Kingfish, Redfish, and Spanish Mackerel. Spinning and trolling are the go-to techniques on this trip, making it suitable for beginners and enthusiasts alike. Live bait is used on this trip and it will be ready for you prior to your trip beginning.

There’s catch cleaning stations at the marina for you to prepare anything that you catch and wish to take home. Your fishing license is included as part of the trip so there is no need to be concerned about that.

You are welcome to bring anything you want to eat, drink, or smoke on the boat. A small cooler can be taken too if you are taking a few supplies. Once you’ve booked you can look forward to a superb day of fishing in North Carolina and creating lifelong memories.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip Cobia
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 30
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    Some of you may enjoy catching Cobia or even have it on your bucket list. On this trip you'll be scouring near the reefs and wrecks where they like to roam and try to lure them in using light tackle to troll the water. You'll be out on the water all day so make sure that you take food, drinks, and some sun protection with you.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 15
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    On this Half Day Trip you'll board the boat early and head out into some of North Carolina's most fruitful inshore waters. You'll be targeting fish that are fun and straightforward to catch and good to eat. Hopefully, you'll find yourself cleaning some Redfish, Kingfish, Bluefish, and Spanish Mackerel after a rewarding day.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 15
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    This is a popular trip for beginners and for families. The catches and techniques such as trolling and spinning are easy enough for beginners to get a hang of. As well as this the majority of the fish such as Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, and Redfish tend to be easy enough to reel in once they are hooked.
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About the Captain

Thomas Merrill
Hatteras, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
43 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since March 2020
Captain Tommy has been working on the water since 1980 and has been running charter trips since 1999. He didn't have much choice in terms of his career as his great grandfather and his grandfather were all into fishing! He loves working with new people and showing them the ropes. Nothing makes him happier than when a beginner catches a fish for themselves after listening to his advice.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Custom Carolina (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 1983, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 350HP catapillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling
Spinning

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.77
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Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
95%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Holly S.
Sewell, NJ
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 29, 2020
Wonderful experience for our whole family! Captain Tom was great with our kids, and we all had a great time reeling in the...
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Elizabeth C.
Moneta, Virginia
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Half day with Captain Tom and Kenny

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 11, 2020
This was an absolutely wonderful experience! Captain Tom and Kenny were so accommodating and handled everything for us. ...
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Mike H.
Chesapeake, VA
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on September 8, 2020
Took the family out for a morning half day trip. Left the fishing up to the captain and he more than handled the task. He put...
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Tina M.
Annapolis, MD
 5.00
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 20, 2020
We had an amazing afternoon! Captain Tommy was absolutely wonderful!! He is great with children and my son had such a fun time!...
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Justin S.
Russellville, TN
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Awesome time!!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 3, 2020
We couldn’t have had a better time! We had three girls from 7yrs old to 11 and one 11yr old boy. Captain Tommy couldn’t...
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