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 Caterman. 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.

You’ll get drinks on board, but make sure to bring some food to keep you energized, especially on the longer trips. Don’t forget to pack some sunscreen and a camera to take photos of your adventure, and you’re all set. 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
    6 Hour Trip – Spearfishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $680
    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: 6 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $680
    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
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $680
    This is a great trip for you if you want to spend some more time on the water, but don't want to wake up to early. You'll head out in the afternoon and spend 6 hours exploring the fishing grounds and wrecks further away from shore. You'll be targeting Amberjack, Mackerel, and Cobia. The captains will have the fishing equipment ready for you, just make sure to bring sunscreen, food, and drinks, and you're ready!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $475
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $475
    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: 2 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $475
    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
    Family Sunset Fishing/Eco Tour
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $250
    This experience is great for families or groups that are interested in exploring the Outer Banks beautiful sound but aren't sure they need 4 hours of fishing. You can look for dolphins, take in a sunset, explore an island, and fish if you desire. This trip does not go fishing in the ocean and will have limited time to fish. If you are interested in bringing home dinner or “catching the big one” we recommend the 4 or 6-hour trips.
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About the Charter Operator

Vicarious Charters
Manteo, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
49 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
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) Seabass (Black)
Sheepshead Sheepshead

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

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

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
59%
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Fishing the sound with Vicarious Charters

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on April 29, 2021
My friends and I went out with Quentin, who was knowledgeable, and accommodating. Within an hour into our trip he had us on...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Family Sunset Fishing/Eco Tour on April 23, 2021
Our experience was excellent! The captain done all he could do to get us on some fish and let us have a blast! He was full...
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 23, 2020
Highly recommended. These guys know what they’re talking about, not only when it comes to fishing but the local area as well....
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6 HOUR TRIP WITH CAPTAIN DAVE AND QUENTIN

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on March 14, 2021
Awesome experience! The crew kept an eye on the weather forecast and coordinated with us to change the date to one with the...
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Evening Fishing Trip with Captain Quentin

VERIFIED   NEW  Family Sunset Fishing/Eco Tour on May 4, 2021
This was such a fun 2-hour fishing trip! Quentin was an absolute joy to work with and told us about a bunch of fun things to...
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FAQs about Vicarious Charters

Vicarious Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per group, additional $25 per person after 4 guests - Family Sunset Fishing/Eco Tour (2 hours)
  • $475 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $475 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip (Noon) (4 hours)
  • $475 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $680 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Spearfishing (6 hours)
  • $680 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $680 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 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)