Harpers Folly Sportfishing

Harpers Folly Sportfishing and Captain Shaun Dunn welcome you to the Gulf stream waters of Hatteras, North Carolina. Pack your stuff and set sail for beautiful nearshore and offshore waters full of fish!

Your journey begins on “Harper’s Folly”, a restored 42’ Ocean Yacht saltwater fishing boat. She runs on a twin 355 HP Cummins engine and can sit up to 6 anglers. She’s rigged with the latest top of the line navigation electronics and all the necessary Coast Guard prescribed safety equipment. The fishing equipment includes downriggers, outriggers, and a fighting chair. “Harper’s Folly” has also got a toilet, flybridge, multimedia system, and an ice-box. There is a 16,000 BTU A/C and heated cabin, microwave, 32" tv with DVD player, Keurig coffee maker, Tuna green stick, and 5KW Norther light generator. You’ll have the help of a first mate available all the time.

There’s a great variety of fish for you to catch in these productive waters, with Goliath Grouper, Maco Shark, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Seabass and Marlin being just some of the species you can target. The captain and you will be using light or heavy tackle and will try your luck with bottom and deep sea fishing, trolling, spinning, jigging, as well as drift fishing. Kids are more than welcome to join the trip, so why not bring the whole family and have a wonderful time together in nature. You’re free to keep the fish you catch.

Captain Shaun will supply you with rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and lures, so you shouldn’t worry about equipment at all. He’s also got you covered for fishing licenses, which means you’ll just need to pack your favorite food and drinks before you start your journey.

Book a trip at Harpers Folly Sportfishing and have a wonderful fishing experience on the waters of North Carolina.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Gulf Stream
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:15 AM
    $1,495
    This is a full day offshore trip in the fish rich waters off Hatteras targeting Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Marlin, and anything else that might want to bite the lines.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Bottom/Wreck Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 5:15 AM
    $1,300
    On this trip, you'll be bottom fishing and wreck fishing for Triggerfish, Vermilion Snapper, and Amberjack. Trolling might be available but you should talk to the captain about that option.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    On a typical half day trip, you will be trolling down the beaches of Hatteras and Ocracoke for Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish. This trip is offered in two different times, morning and afternoon so make sure you are booking the correct time that you wish to depart.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $750
    On a typical half day trip, you will be trolling down the beaches of Hatteras and Ocracoke for Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish. This trip is offered in two different times, morning and afternoon so make sure you are booking the correct time that you wish to depart.
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About the Captain

Shaun Dunn
Hatteras, North Carolina, United States
36 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
14 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2020
Have a pleasant and fun fishing experience with Captain Shaun Dunn. He's an experienced angler who can take you to the best spots in Hatteras and help you reel in a good catch.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Mako) Shark (Mako)

Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Ocean Yacht (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1985, and restored in 2021. Powered by 2 355HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 29 knots.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Recent Fishing Reports

Awsome fishing!!!
Awsome fishing!!!
June 5, 2021
Awsome offshore fishing
Mahi mahi for days
Mahi mahi for days
May 27, 2021
Great mahi fishing is finially here! Book a trip
Mahi mahi mahi
Mahi mahi mahi
May 25, 2021
Great mahi fishing has started

Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Nathaniel S.
Virginia Beach, VA
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Offshore with Shaun

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Gulfstream fishing on May 22, 2021
We had a great experience with Cap. Dunn. He was pretty certain it was going to be slow and gave us multiple options to start...
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Egg Harbor, NJ
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Full Day Trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Gulfstream fishing on October 2, 2020
Had a great time!  Typical Hatteras weather in the fall.  Booked two (2) days.  Fished the first day, but got blown out...
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Williamsville, NY
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Full Day Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip – Gulf Stream on May 17, 2021
Captain Shaun made this a great first time experience for us. He worked fast and non-stop maintaining lines. He was very friendly,...
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Jill H.
Overland Park, KS
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Half day inshore

VERIFIED   Half day (near shore) Afternoon on July 23, 2020
Excellent experience! Caught a ton of fish and wouldn’t have changed a thing! Even if the fishing wouldn’t have been as...
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Fishing with Shaun

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip – Gulf Stream on May 26, 2021
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FAQs about Harpers Folly Sportfishing

Harpers Folly Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $750 per group - Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - Half Day Trip – Nearshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - 7 Hour Trip – Bottom/Wreck Fishing (7 hours)
  • $1,495 per group - Full Day Trip – Gulf Stream (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Harpers Folly Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Refrigerator (Microwave onboard as well)
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Harpers Folly Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Harpers Folly Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Harpers Folly Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Harpers Folly Sportfishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo