Spartina Guide Service LLC

Explore shallow fishing spots like never before! Spartina Guide Service is here to take you across the flats and backcountry of Wrightsville Beach. With Captain Joshua at the helm, you’ll have the opportunity to catch some of the best inshore species and learn lots of new fishing tricks. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never fished before - you’ll have an amazing hands-on experience and see what it’s all about.

You’ll be fishing on a 17’ Maverick HPX-S boat that accommodates up to 2 guests. This flats boat can easily reach any shallow spot, so you’ll have access where other boats don’t. She’s powered by a 70 HP Yamaha engine and a wireless trolling motor. There’s also GPS, a fishfinder, and a live bait tank.

During your trip, you’ll mainly use light tackle, which will help you catch Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Black Drum, Black Seabass, and many more. If you want to challenge yourself, try out fly fishing - just make sure to mention it to the captain in advance. All fish needs to be released, so make sure to snap a few photos before you let it go.

All fishing equipment and your licenses are included in the price. You only need to pack some food and drinks for the day. It’s also always a good idea to have your sunglasses, a hat, and sunscreen with you.

Spartina Guide Service brings fun for anglers of all ages and skill levels. Just choose the date and join the chase!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $425
    This is a 4 hour guided trip for two people. You will be targeting game fish around the surrounding areas of Topsail Beach and Wrightsville Beach. Using light tackle makes fishing these waters as exciting as anything! Just bring a hat and sunglasses, everything else is provided!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $425
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $625
    On a half day trip, you'll be able to cover more water. Also, more tide swing gives you more options on locations to fish. Using live bait or artificial, you can go after Redfish, Flounder, Trout, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and many more.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $825
    An 8-hour trip starting at 7:00 a.m.
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About the Captain

Joshua Benton
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, United States
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62 Customer reviews
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Member since December 2020
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Captain Joshua specializes in shallow water fishing. He regularly explores the flats and inshore spots for tasty fish species and loves the opportunity to do it every day.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Bonito Bonito
Flounder Flounder

Boat specs

Maverick (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 70HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 37 knots.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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
No Smoking
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 62 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (66)
Half day trip
Half day trip
Half day trip with Josh
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Elizabeth S.
Wilmington, NC
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip with Captain Joshua

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on July 10, 2022
Would highly recommend Captain Joshua! It was a great experience, really fun day out on the water. He knew exactly where to...
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John R.
Sanford, NC
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Great Trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 8, 2022
Would highly recommend. Josh knows where the fish are and works hard to get you on them.  We had a tough start but he gave...
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Jordan D.
Cary, NC
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great fishing experience!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on June 11, 2022
Josh took my boyfriend and I on a wonderful morning fishing trip. He is very knowledgeable about fishing and provided a personal...
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Justin J.
Wilmington, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Josh

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on October 8, 2022
What a morning we had!  Josh is a top notch guide. Beautiful skiff for fishing the flats and inshore waters in NC. Put us...
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Douglas B.
Summerville, South Carolina
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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4 hour trip was awesome

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on August 3, 2022
Josh was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.  He kept us engaged and helped us in all aspects of the trip. I...
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FAQs about Spartina Guide Service LLC

Spartina Guide Service LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • $425 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $425 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $625 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $825 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Spartina Guide Service LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Spartina Guide Service LLC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Spartina Guide Service LLC offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Spartina Guide Service LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Spartina Guide Service LLC include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Bonito
  • Flounder
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Whiting