Lil Piracy Guide Service offers a personalized fishing and learning experience. Captain Charles specializes in small groups and families with children with an interest in the fishing sport. Whether you’re casting your line for the first time or you already have a few fish trophies under your belt, Capt. Charles is looking forward to having you onboard.

You’ll be fishing on a Key West bay boat that’s 23’ long. There’s enough room for 4 guests to join, so bring along your loved ones. You can count on a smooth and fast ride, since the skiff is powered by a 250 HP Suzuki engine and a wireless trolling motor. You’ll also find a live bait tank, a cooler for your catch, and downriggers for trolling.

Capt. Charles will take you fishing low-pressure backwaters and creeks for Redfish, Trout, and Flounder. You’ll also fish top water, soft, and hard plastics as well as popping cork. If the weather is serving you, you can go to nearshore spots for Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, Bonito, and Cobia.

You don’t have to worry about bringing rods, reels, lures, and license – they are all covered by the captain and included in the price. Bring some snacks and drinks for the day.

If you want to take a fishing break, Capt. Charles can take you on a cruise around Harkers Island and Cape Lookout. Lil Piracy Guide Service is here to make your day on the water the one you’ll never forget.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Custom Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    Get in touch with the captain and discuss what you want to catch. Combine fishing with some sightseeing and cruise around the local islands.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Backwater & Creek
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    You'll fish a combination of grass beds, flats, and tidal creeks. The main targets of the day are Flounder, Trout, and Redfish, Just pack some snacks and drinks, and don't forget to bring your fishing license.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Nearshore & Backwater
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    You can target Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, and Bluefish in the inlet and along the beach, or go after Redfish, Trout, and Flounder in the backwater. Your fishing equipment is covered, just don't forget you license.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 30
    $450
    You'll fish the inlet and along the beaches, with trolling rods, hand lines as well as casting lightweight spinning gear for Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel. If you love a good fight, try catching Shark.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Bull Red Drum
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Oct 1
    $450
    Target large Red Drum for catch and release. Work popping cork and swimbait. This season, there's been a good mix of upper slot Drum mixed in.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour – Albacore & Atlantic Bonito
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    Anglers' choice, light tackle spinning or fly tackle. The captain does not provide fly fishing equipment.
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About the Captain

Charles Timberlake
Harkers Island, North Carolina, United States
63 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
13 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2020
I have been an avid angler for 40+ years. After a tour in the US Army and a 30+ year career in the fire service, I embarked on my life dream, to operate my own charter service and have the opportunity to meet folks and share what I live every day. I have spent much of my life introducing others to the sport of fishing, as well as helping them become more knowledgeable on the water. I am USCG licensed and fully insured.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Bonito Bonito
Flounder Flounder

Boat specs

Key West (Bay boat) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Not provided
Drinks
Not provided
Fishing License
Provided by boat
Lunch
Not provided
Fly Fishing Equipment
Not provided

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Anglers choice

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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

Recent Fishing Reports

Trout and Drum frenzy
Trout and Drum frenzy
November 26, 2022
Trout and Drum bite has been as good as it gets amd should continue through December with these temperatures predicted.
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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 13 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (6)
June fishing trip
June fishing trip
June fishing trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
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Michael A.
Summerfield, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

June fishing trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Nearshore & Backwater on June 30, 2022
Capt Charles was great, not only did he put us on fish he was fantastic with my grand children who had limited experience....
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Jovelyn M.
Newton, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Near shore and back sound fishing

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Nearshore & Backwater on June 3, 2022
We had great time fishing with Capt. Charles, friendly and professional and most of all our children had a blast!
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Alex C.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Best on Harkers island 🏝

VERIFIED   5 Hour Custom Trip on July 29, 2021
You won’t regret booking with captain Charles! Friendly, hospitable and knowledgeable took myself and my family on a 5 hour...
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Robert M.
Marshall, NC
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Half day

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Backwater & Creek on July 23, 2021
The Captain was very accommodating and professional, and the equipment was well maintained and top notch.  Tho we didn’t...
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Dale H.
Fontenelle, WY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Great day on the water!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Nearshore & Backwater on June 24, 2021
Captain Charlie was awesome with our grandchildren. Our 6 yr old enjoyed herself, her 14 yr old brother really enjoyed catching...
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FAQs about Lil Piracy Guide Service

Lil Piracy Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - 5 Hour Custom Trip (5 hours)
  • $400 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Backwater & Creek (5 hours)
  • $400 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Nearshore & Backwater (5 hours)
  • $450 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Nearshore (5 hours)
  • $450 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Bull Red Drum (5 hours)
  • $500 per group - 5 Hour – Albacore & Atlantic Bonito (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Lil Piracy Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Lil Piracy Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Not provided )
  • Drinks (Not provided )
  • Fishing License (Provided by boat)
  • Lunch (Not provided )
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Not provided )

Lil Piracy Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Lil Piracy Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Lil Piracy Guide Service include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Bonito
  • Flounder
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Redfish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Spotted Seatrout