Under Pressure Charters

Next time you’re in Hatteras, NC, make sure to take a fishing trip with Under Pressure Charters. Operated by captain JT, who has almost 30 years of experience, this charter offers amazing fishing trips year round. Explore any type of fishing grounds and catch the fish of your dreams. You can stay inshore if you’re bringing your kids or head out offshore if you’re here to break your record. 

Enjoy a fun day on a 45’ Glass Marine boat with a large deck space to fish on, clean bathroom, and a spacious air conditioned cabin. There’s plenty of room for each angler and the capacity is limited to 6 guests. This boat doesn’t offer just comfort, and she’s also a true fishing machine. You’ll find new Raymarine navigational electronics, an 800 HP Caterpillar engine, a flybridge, and outriggers.

With miles and miles of sea that this charter covers, comes a variety of fish species you can catch. Go after Kingfish, Red Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, and Cobia, or dare to battle big game species, such as Tuna, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi.

The crew will share the catch with you but cleaning service is not included in the price. Your fishing license and equipment are covered, so you only need to pack food and drinks. Kids are welcome to join, and it’s recommended to take a short trip in that case.

Under Pressure Charters hopes you’ll join them next time you feel it’s time for an adventure.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Inshore Afternoon Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $800
    This inshore trip will take you mainly for Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, and other species. Novices are welcome to join, as well as families with kids. Pack your snacks and drinks and welcome aboard!
  • Private trip
    Inshore Morning Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    This inshore trip will take you mainly for Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, and other species. Novices are welcome to join, as well as families with kids. Pack your snacks and drinks and welcome aboard!
  • Private trip
    11 Hour Trip – Wreck/Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,600
    This trip will take you fishing the wrecks and bottom areas for a wide variety of species. Fishing depths will be limited to 160' or less as it will offer a wider range of species to catch. You can bottom fish, live bait, jig, and maybe do a little bit of trolling. Vermilion Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Trigger, Cobia, and many other kinds are a possibility. You just never know what you catch.
  • Private trip
    Offshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,600
    This 11-hour adventure is reserved for hard-core anglers! You start very early in the morning and head out offshore. This is the best chance to target Tuna, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and many other big game species. Your fishing equipment is fully covered.
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About the Captain

Jt Barker
Hatteras, North Carolina, United States
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56 Customer reviews
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Member since August 2020
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I've been fishing all my life. I caught my first big fish off the Rodanthe pier in 1970. Got my first boat in 1979 and my Capt Lic. in 1991. Got trained to scuba dive and became what others call a world-class diver to depths of 400ft or more to wrecks. So I kinda have inside knowledge on the fish and know what's down there.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Boat specs

Glass marine (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1981. Powered by a 800HP Caterpillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
45 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Spanish Mackerel & Bluefish
Offshore Fishing
Out in the deep blue water
Wreck Fishing
always catch something

Fishing techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
women friendly clean bathroom
Air Conditioning
keeps you very cool
Fighting Chair
GPS
4 Raymarine touchscreen units
Fishfinder
2 Raymarine
Flybridge
Tuna Tower access by invite only

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Hot coffee bring your own travel mug
First Mate
does just about everything 20% is standard tip
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days 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
Must be behaved
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 56 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Matt P.
Pisgah Forest, NC
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A great day of fishing!  The Captain and First mate were both top notch. We got on fish early and the fishing was steady. ...
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Darby R.
Kingwood, WV
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Full day with Captain JT

VERIFIED   Offshore Trip on August 5, 2022
We had a great day with Captain JT and first mate, RB. We caught several wahoo, a few Amber Jacks, (my arms are sore!) and...
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Chris B.
Virginia Beach, VA
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Offshore trip 2022

VERIFIED   Offshore Trip on June 26, 2022
Great captain and mate ! The fish gods were with us all day !! Thanks guys .the pucks don’t do this trip justice .the captain...
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Josh J.
Mount Pleasant, NC
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Great day with a outstanding captain

VERIFIED   Offshore Trip on October 20, 2022
JT and first mate Tim were amazing! We had a blast and came home with a cooler full. I will definitely use them again and would...
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Mitchell R.
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Full Day Off Shore with Captain JT on Under Pressure

VERIFIED   Offshore Trip on May 22, 2022
We had an amazing time catching a variety of fish, including Dolphin (Mahi-Mahi), Grouper, Amberjack and Trigger fish. Captain...
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FAQs about Under Pressure Charters

Under Pressure Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $800 per group - Inshore Afternoon Trip (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - Inshore Morning Trip (4 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - 11 Hour Trip – Wreck/Bottom Fishing (11 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - Offshore Trip (11 hours)

When you book a trip with Under Pressure Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet women friendly clean bathroom
  • Air Conditioning keeps you very cool
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS 4 Raymarine touchscreen units
  • Fishfinder 2 Raymarine
  • Flybridge Tuna Tower access by invite only
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Radar HD 48mile Raymarine

Trips booked with Under Pressure Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Hot coffee bring your own travel mug )
  • First Mate (does just about everything 20% is standard tip)
  • Fishing License

Under Pressure Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Spanish Mackerel & Bluefish)
  • Offshore Fishing (Out in the deep blue water)
  • Wreck Fishing ( always catch something)

Under Pressure Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Under Pressure Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo