Falling Tide Fishing Adventures

Falling Tide Fishing Adventures is a veteran owned and operated fishing charter, based in Wilmington, NC. Captain Zane has been fishing these waters for years and specializes in inshore and nearshore spots.

Suitable for anglers of all expertise, Capt. Zane can accommodate novices who are eager to catch their first fish, as well as seasoned anglers. Start inshore, fish with the assistance of Capt. Zane, and slowly build your skill up to the big offshore species.

You’ll be fishing on a 21’ SeaBorn boat that accommodates up to 3 guests. Small groups also make it easier for the captain to give more attention to every guest. This bay boat is powered by a 140 HP Suzuki engine and a wireless trolling motor, and features a live bait tank, a cooler, and a multimedia system for your favorite music.

When you’re fishing in the area that’s rich with a variety of fish species, it’s hard to specify what you’ll catch. If we try to sum it up, you’ll most likely go after Flounder, Redfish, Sheepshead, Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, and Black Drum.

Kids are welcome to join with their parents, just let the captain know of their age, so the appropriate life vest can be prepared. Your fishing equipment and licenses are fully covered. After the trip, Capt. Zane will clean your catch, so you can expect a tasty fish feast. Just bring your snacks, drinks, and sun protection, and you’re ready to go!

Falling Tide Fishing Adventures offers adventures that everyone has to try at least once. So why not join now?!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 hour trip (11am)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $400
    You can still target the same species as on the full day trip, you'll only have less time. Go after Trout, Sheepshead, Flounder, and Redfish in the backcountry, or fish the ocean for Spanish Mackerel and Kingfish.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (7AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    You can still target the same speceis as on the full day trip, you'll only have less time. Go after Trout, Sheepshead, Flounder, and Redfish in backcountry, or visit the marches for Spanish Mackerel and Kingfish.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $400
    You can still target the same speceis as on the full day trip, you'll only have less time. Go after Trout, Sheepshead, Flounder, and Redfish in backcountry, or visit the marches for Spanish Mackerel and Kingfish.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    Spend the day on the water fishing for Redfish, Trout, Sheepshead, and Flounder in the backwaters and marshes. You can also target Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, and bottom fish on the nearshore reefs.
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About the Captain

Zane Long
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
37 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2020
Veteran owned and operated inshore and nearshore fishing charters servicing the Wilmington area. Captain Zane has many decades of experience and he's ready to share his tips and tricks with you.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia

Boat specs

Sea Born (Bay boat) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 140HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 37 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (24)
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Aaron B.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip on August 9, 2022
I caught a shark!!! We had a ball with Captain Zane. He is very knowledgeable and loves his job, which makes him great at his...
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Adam K.
Pasadena, Maryland
Excellent
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Captain Zane put us on the redfish!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (7AM) on June 25, 2022
Our group of 4 was visiting from out of town and wanted to do some inshore fishing. Zane was on time, accommodating, friendly,...
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Jim S.
Clemmons, NC
Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Morning Trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (7AM) on August 12, 2022
Really enjoyed fishing with Zane.  The conditions were pretty tough and the bite wasn’t that good, but Zane did everything...
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Suzanne C.
Newton, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day with Captain Zane

VERIFIED   4 hour trip (11am) on June 22, 2022
Captain Zane was great! He was extremely knowledgeable about the fish and best areas to catch them in. He was personable and...
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Jared M.
Morgantown, WV
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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7hr trip

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip on June 21, 2022
My 13 year old son and 11 year old daughter, along with myself, had a blast. Got into Spanish early, hit some near shore reefs,...
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FAQs about Falling Tide Fishing Adventures

Falling Tide Fishing Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - 4 hour trip (11am) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - 4 Hour Trip (7AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - 7 Hour Trip (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Falling Tide Fishing Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Falling Tide Fishing Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Falling Tide Fishing Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Falling Tide Fishing Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Falling Tide Fishing Adventures include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tautog