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
    2 hour kids trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $300
    Spend 2 hours on the water fishing inshore
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (11AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    US $450
    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 (7am)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $450
    Go after Trout, Sheepshead, Flounder, and Redfish in the backcountry, or fish the ocean for Spanish Mackerel and Kingfish.
  • Private trip
    Shark trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $600
    Target sharks in the ocean and the mouth of the cape fear river
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Customer reviews

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Excellent
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Experience
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Caught fish
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Nay H.
Spring Hope, NC
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Half Day trip with Captain Zane Long

VERIFIED   4 hour trip (7am) on June 18, 2023
Captain Zane was personable, an expert fisherman and boatsman prone to teach and share info about how to fish, types of fish,...
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Lisa M.
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Captain Zane was great!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (11AM) on July 24, 2023
We really enjoyed our fishing charter with Captain Zane. It was a beautiful day out on the water. The redfish were not cooperating,...
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Chris C.
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Great day on the water

VERIFIED   NEW  Shark trip on May 11, 2024
Great time on the water, we wanted a shark trip and we got sharks and a gorgeous sting ray.  Already looking at dates for...
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James J.
Morrisville, NC
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Half day, but heavy boat traffic

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on July 15, 2023
It was a great experience!!! Missed a few, but got a nice 1!!! Captain Zane is the BEST!!! Most definitely going out again!!!!...
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Christopher T.
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Fun Trip w/Captain Zane

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (11AM) on April 25, 2024
Captain Zane was courteous and professional.  He searched high and low to get us on some fish and that’s exactly what he...
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FAQs about Falling Tide Fishing Adventures

Falling Tide Fishing Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $300 per group - 2 hour kids trip (2 hours)
  • US $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip (11AM) (4 hours)
  • US $450 per group - 4 hour trip (7am) (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group - Shark trip (5 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

Meet the Captain

Zane Long
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & license verified
85 Customer reviews
Response time 1 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

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 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 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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