Vicarious Charters

Explore the beautiful waters off the coast of North Carolina with Vicarious Charters, and have the time of your life! Captain Dave and Quentin enjoy fishing, diving, and surfing – they have a real love for the water. They’ve been running charters for the past 5 years, but they’ve been fishing for many more, so you can be sure of their ability to take you where the fish are.

You’ll head out on their 26’ Glacier Bay catamaran. It’s powered by twin 200HP Suzuki engines, making it a force to be reckoned with in these waters. The boat has all the navigational electronics you’ll need, as well as a T-top to protect you from the sun, and a basic onboard toilet. There are also large fish boxes and dry storage for anything you want to bring along.

With Dave and Quentin, you’ll get a variety of experiences to choose from. Depending on the conditions, you’ll be targeting species like Amberjack, Bluefish, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Flounder, Redfish, Seabass, Sheepshead, Spadefish, Mackerel, Trout, and Triggerfish. That’s a wide range of fish, so you definitely won’t go home empty-handed!

All of the fishing equipment will be ready for you on board, as well as a range of lures. Shorter trips are a great introduction to fishing, if you want to bring your kids along for the fun. The longer ones allow for wreck fishing in the deeper waters. If you’re feeling adventurous, snorkeling and spearfishing are possible with some planning in advance.

Just make sure to bring some food and drinks to keep you energized, especially on the longer trips. Pack sunscreen but make sure it’s lotion and not spray, as spray sunscreen stains the deck and is not allowed on board. As the charter name suggests, the captains have fun when you’re having fun, so get ready!

Join Vicarious Charters, and have an adventure of a lifetime in the abundant waters of North Carolina!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 17 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    This is a 4-hour trip in the morning, targeting whatever species the captains think will be most successful. They will provide all fishing gear and tackle, just be sure to bring food, drinks, and sunscreen, and you're all set!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (Noon)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $550
    Head out on the beautiful North Carolina waters at noon for some prolific fishing. You'll be targeting species like Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Sheepshead, whatever's biting, All the fishing gear will be provided, just bring some food, drinks, and sunscreen, and come have a great time!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $550
    If you don't feel like getting up early in the morning, this afternoon half day trip is the one for you. You'll go nearshore fishing for Trout, Drum, Flounder, and whatever else is biting. All the equipment will be ready for you on board, just pack some food, drinks, and sunscreen, and get ready to have fun!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Spearfishing
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $825
    Snorkel or free dive with a speargun to fight the fish while in their environment You'll either need to have your own equipment or rent it. There are many options to choose from, just contact the captains in advance to enquire about the details.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $825
    If a half day isn't enough time for you to do everything you want, this one's the right one for you. It allows for more time to visit fishing grounds or wrecks that are a bit further from shore. Here you'll find species like Amberjack, Mackerel, and Cobia. The fishing gear will be ready for you, just make sure to bring sunscreen, as well as some food and drinks, and come have a fishing adventure!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,100
    This trip allows the most flexibility to what can be targeted. Bring plenty of food and drink as it's going to be a full day on the water.
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About the Charter Operator

Vicarious Charters
Manteo, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
107 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since May 2020
I really enjoy being on the water and as a marine educator I am passionate about experiencing what is in our aquatic environments. I am happy to pass that excitement on to clients. Our other captain is also a local waterman who understand the biology of the area and loves to share his stoke for the Outer Banks.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Spadefish Spadefish
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Triggerfish (Gray) Gray Triggerfish

Boat Specs

Glacier Bay (Center console) originally built in 2001. Powered by 2 200HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Bowfishing
Spearfishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Spearfishing Equipment

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 107 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Half day inshore trip
Half day inshore trip
Half day inshore trip
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Angler Rating
90
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
71%
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Kirby M.
Inman, SC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Plenty of Fish in the Sea but No Better Fishing Charter

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on April 11, 2022
Couldn’t recommend Quentin more. Our “lack” of fish, and I say that jokingly, is not due to the tour. It’s because...
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Nate R.
Wendell, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day inshore trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on April 30, 2022
Absolutely outstanding. The captain was personable and friendly. Made sure everyone had what they needed. Went above and beyond...
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Shawn K.
Wells, ME
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6 hour Trip with Captain Quintin

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on November 11, 2021
We made the trip from Maine for an extended weekend. We booked 2 days for 6 hours each. The first day we went out to sea and...
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Tara C.
Tombstone, AZ
Excellent
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Boat
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Kind and knowledgeable

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on October 3, 2021
Our Captain, David, was great. He had a lot of knowledge to share about the best areas to fish, the fish population and their...
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Richard A.
Severna Park, MD
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Awesome Trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on August 17, 2021
I was on a family vacation and took a group of my kids - young adults fishing.  Worried we would be catching small school...
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FAQs about Vicarious Charters

Vicarious Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip (Noon) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $825 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Spearfishing (6 hours)
  • $825 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,100 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Vicarious Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Very basic camp toilet)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment (Possible with rental equipment on 6 or 8 hour trip)
  • Live Bait Well (Large live well)
  • Spearfishing Equipment (Spearfishing trips are possible but require rental)
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Vicarious Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (If required for the type of fishing )
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fishing License (All licenses and permits are included )

Vicarious Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Within 25 miles of the inlet )
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Vicarious Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing (If you have your own tackle, we don’t supply)
  • Bowfishing
  • Spearfishing

Top targeted fish species with Vicarious Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spadefish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Triggerfish (Gray)