Top Predator Adventures

Top Predator Adventures is dedicated to make your trip as successful and memorable as possible. Captain Cody Dakin has over 10 years of experience fishing the Crystal Coast and with him by your side, you can count on him to put you on something that tastes great and/or pulls hard! Or if you are looking for a Crystal Coast experience that the typical beach goer doesn’t see, island hopping where you can search for sharks teeth and sand dollars is a great way to spend an afternoon!

You will make your way through a maze of wildlife rich habitat on a 22’ Bulls Bay powered by a Suzuki 140 HP engine. The vessel can carry up to 5 guests comfortably and is guaranteed to carry all Coast Guard certified safety equipment for each passenger.

The time of year will play a role in which fish are likely to be caught and what type of charter pairs well with that targeted fish. The Captain wants your trip to be successful in every way possible so he will contact you prior to the trip to make sure there is a solid game plan for the day. Typical inshore fishing trips could include Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, Black Drum, and Sharks. Typical nearshore trips include Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Bluefish, Flounder, Cobia, Amberjack, and Sharks.

Included in the charter is all top quality rods and reels, bait, tackle, water, and ice. You are encouraged to bring whatever you would like to eat or drink beyond water. Proper clothing ensures an enjoyable experience as well as a good supply of sunscreen. All fishing licenses are provided.

Captain Cody hopes to see you out on the water chasing a Top Predator!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Eco Tour
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $300
    Spend the day exploring our coastal waters. From birdwatching to photographing dolphins in their natural environment, this trip is tailored for any nature enthusiast. Explore the beaches of Shackelford Banks and you might even see a few wild horses that call the islands home!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $400
    This is a great option to catch Redfish and Trout on topwater. We target most inshore species on morning trips with early starts available per request. We can also run to nearshore wreaks depending on the weather.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $400
    This is a great option for you to get out and catch fish and be back in time for dinner. Spend the afternoon on the boat, targeting Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, Black Drum, and Sharks.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $550
    This trip gives you more opportunity to catch a variety of fish. This is a great option for nearshore trips where we target Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Bluefish, Flounder, Cobia, Amberjack, and Sharks.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $650
    This is the ultimate fishing experience that gives you all the options on what you would like to fish for. Chance fishing spots more frequently and go after the fish you've always wanted. All your fishing equipment is covered by the captain.
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About the Captain

Cody Dakin
Beaufort, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
8 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2020
Captain Cody Dakin has over 10 years of experience fishing the crystal coast. You can count him to put you on something that tastes great and/or pulls hard!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Shark (Bull) Bull Shark
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Weakfish Weakfish

Boat Specs

Bulls Bay (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 140HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Experience
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100%
Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Phillip P.
Cary, NC
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on September 4, 2021
Cody led us on a three-quarter day adventure targeting old drum.  We had a great time pulling in a handful of red drum, including...
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James M.
Muncy, PA
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Half Day Trip with Captain Cody

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 26, 2021
Weather had been bad all week.  Went on Saturday which turned out to be beautiful day but previous bad weather had fish hard...
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Hunter D.
Raleigh, NC
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Half day inshore trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 11, 2021
Cody was an excellent captain and host for our trip. We were on flounder within 15 minutes of leaving the dock and had our...
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Justin A.
Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
Excellent
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Helluva Morning

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 3, 2021
My dad and I had a great time.  It may not look luxurious but it felt that way.  So peaceful and Cody was giving some great...
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Corey P.
Richlands, NC
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Awesome!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 27, 2021
Captain Cody was amazing. He took us to a great spot and made the day great as well. I would definitely be recommending him...
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FAQs about Top Predator Adventures

Top Predator Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group - Eco Tour (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $650 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Top Predator Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (Lowrance)
  • Fishfinder (Lowrance)
  • Live Bait Well

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

Top Predator Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Top Predator Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Top Predator Adventures include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Weakfish