Welcome to Hull’s Sea Lover, one of Ponce Inlet’s premier fishing boats for the past decades! Captain Bill and his crew focus on making sure you have the most enjoyable trip on the open ocean.

This is a charter boat that specializes in offshore fishing, targeting all the reef species such as Grouper, Snapper, Black Sea Bass, Trigger Fish, and Amberjack. With them, you can also target many trolling species from Mahi Mahi and Wahoo to Sailfish.

You’ll be fishing on a 40’ custom-built offshore boat. This sportfishing vessel has lots of space for everyone to fish in comfort and accommodates up to 6 guests. She’s powered by a mighty 800 HP John Deere engine and has the latest navigational electronics. The boat also features a private toilet, an air-conditioned cabin, a fighting chair, and a live bait tank.

Not only do you get to keep the catch, but the captain will also clean it for you free of charge. Bring a cooler if you’re saving your fish for later or pick a restaurant where they can immediately prepare it for you.

Capt. Bill covers almost everything you’ll need for your day out - fishing licenses for everyone on board, fishing equipment, and live bait. You’ll need to prepare food, drinks, and sun protection.

Hull’s Sea Lover looks forward to seeing you on their boat!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,500
    The boat leaves the dock at 6 am and will return sometime around 4-5 pm. This trip is suited for the fisherman that wants to get the most out of the trip. You can spend more time on the fishing grounds and you'll be able to fish for many different species out in the deeper waters off the ledges and wrecks, along with the possibility of trolling for the striking fish should they be showing.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 13 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,300
    The boat leaves the dock at 6 am and will return around 2-3 pm. This is a trip that’s set up for steaming further offshore and fishing the deeper reefs and ledges. This trip targets most species of fish, from bottom fishing for Amberjack, Snapper, and Grouper, to trolling for Kingfish, Wahoo, Sailfish, or Mahi Mahi.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    The boat leaves the dock at 7 am and will return around noon. This is a great trip for those that have never been offshore fishing, families with kids that are trying to learn to deep sea fish, or the groups that are only wanting to fish for half the day. You'll target the nearshore reefs for Vermilion Snapper, Black Seabass, Triggerfish, Cobia, Kingfish, Barracuda, Shark, and whatever else may be biting that day.
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About the Captain

Bill Billings
Ponce Inlet, Florida, United States
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27 Customer Reviews
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Member since March 2020
Captain Bill has been fishing with his crew for many years and knows all the good spots of the area. He'll help you catch the fish you've always wanted, just let him know when you're coming.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Broomtail) Broomtail Grouper
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish

Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Tuna (Skipjack) Skipjack Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Bob Sherbert Daytona Custom (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1986. Powered by a 800HP John Deere engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 19 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
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 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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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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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Wesley F.
Kernersville, NC
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Half day trip with captain Bill

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on June 21, 2021
Bill and his first mate Collins was very friendly and accommodating. They were easy to talk to and answered every question...
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Brannon V.
Alpharetta, GA
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8 hour trip with Captain Bill

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on June 29, 2021
This guy will put you on fish again and again. Don’t let this mans seriousness offend you, he is simply in tune with nature...
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Fort Worth, TX
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Great 10 hour trip

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip on July 5, 2021
Had a great day on the Sea lover!  Captain and mate worked hard to keep the action going and did it very successfully.  Caught...
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Darryl H.
Palm Coast, FL
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5hr bottom fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip on November 12, 2021
Captain an mate worked hard and did a good job putting us on fish. Lots of Black Sea bass and enough keepers for lunch. Red...
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John I.
Shallotte, NC
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip on July 19, 2021
This was my 4th trip with Captain Bill.. he is awesome at his job.. really gives your monies worth and does his best to keep...
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FAQs about Hull's Sea Lover

Hull's Sea Lover offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Hull's Sea Lover, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Hull's Sea Lover include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Hull's Sea Lover offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Hull's Sea Lover offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Hull's Sea Lover include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Broomtail)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Wahoo