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)
    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. This trip will likely be in the sound so there will be enough time to fish! 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)
    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)
    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
127 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)

Boat specs

Glacier Bay (Center console) originally built in 2001. Powered by 2 200HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Within 25 miles of the inlet
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
If you have your own tackle, we don’t supply
Bowfishing
Spearfishing

Amenities

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

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
If required for the type of fishing
Lures
Drinks
Water
Fishing License
All licenses and permits are included

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
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 127 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (169)
Fishing with David
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Half day trip with Capt. Quinton
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Angler Rating
105
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
72%
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Sharon B.
Moneta, VA
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6 hour trip with Quentin

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on June 8, 2022
Had a amazing time with our captain Quentin! Great and amazing guy, very socialable and friendly! He’s vary knowledgeable...
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Inman, SC
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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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Franklin, IN
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6 hour sea bass

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on May 31, 2022
Quentin was great help with the younger kids on the trip. He did his homework before we even arrived, the bigger fish were...
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Shawn K.
Wells, ME
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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.
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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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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)