If you’re ready to have fun fishing in Wilmington, we’ve got you covered with Whipsaw Charters.

Great Barracuda, Amberjack, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, king Mackerel,and more depending on conditions.

On these trips, it’s common to troll and bottom fish using light or heavy tackle.

Trips with Whipsaw Charters are kid-friendly, so the whole family can come and unplug for the day! Be sure to ask if child-sized life vests are available, otherwise you should bring your own. Snacks are never a bad idea so that nobody gets grumpy on an empty stomach!

Your fishing machine for the day is a 42’ Offshore sport fishing with capacity for 6 passengers. It comes with outriggers, downriggers, a fighting chair, and everything else you need for a productive day on the water. There’s a toilet on board for your convenience. What’s more, this vessel is wheelchair accessible.

Your captain will provide rods and reels, along with lures.

A First Mate will be there to make sure everything is running smoothly. It’s customary to tip the Mate 10–20% to show your appreciation.

The charter boat covers your fishing license, so all you have to do is show up ready for a good time! Be mindful that some species may have special rules or limited seasons. If you don’t know what to expect, ask the captain.

Don’t leave home without sunglasses, sunblock (non-spray), bottled water, and a hat. If you’d like to bring other drinks, just ask. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, but you should avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles.

Now and then the fish might get away, but a day on the water never should. So make it happen, with Whipsaw Charters!



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  • Private trip
    4 Hour Afternoon Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 PM
    US $650
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Bonito
    Bonito
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Morning Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $650
    Near Shore trips for family and friends Kid friendly
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:55 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Apr 1 (Sat)
    US $1,300
    10 to 15 miles offshore trip.
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Damn great time on da waters...
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Michael W.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Slow day

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Morning Trip on April 26, 2024
Weather was an issue for us. We had planned a full day. The captain Robbie call two days before and told us that out far nobody...
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Greg T.
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Damn great time on da waters...

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Afternoon Trip on May 4, 2024
Capt. Robbie best $$$ money 💰 spend. Mates knowledge was awesome. We had damn good day on da water. Captain Robbie da best
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Thomas I.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great outing - well organized for catching fish!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Afternoon Trip on April 5, 2024
Everything about the trip ran as planned.  We got into plenty of fish during our near shore excursion.  First mate David...
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Steve D.
Santa Fe, NM
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Nice trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Afternoon Trip on June 14, 2023
Great time! Took the whole family out for a 4 hour trip. The two grandkids had a great time catching Spanish mackerel! Robbie...
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Lauren S.
Leland, North Carolina
Excellent
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Half Day Family Trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Afternoon Trip on July 9, 2023
Robbie and Kyle were so down-to-earth and helpful. Very nice boat with plenty of space and shade. Our family enjoyed the day...
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FAQs about Whipsaw Charters

Whipsaw Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $650 per group - 4 Hour Afternoon Trip (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group - 4 Hour Morning Trip (4 hours)
  • US $1,300 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Whipsaw Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Whipsaw Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Whipsaw Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Whipsaw Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Whipsaw Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Spanish Mackerel

Meet the Captain

Robbie Wolfe
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
ID & license verified
10 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2020
Capt. Robbie runs trips out of Wilmington, North Carolina aboard a 42 ft boat. These waters are known for Great Barracuda, Amberjack, Cobia and Bluefish and he will show you how to catch them, whether you're trolling or bottom fishing. With 49 years of experience, he has a trick or two up his sleeve, and the only way to learn is to join him out on the water!

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia

Boat specs

Harkers Island (Sportfishing) originally built in 1974. Powered by 2 210HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 9 knots.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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
Disabled Accessible

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
American Express

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