Godspeed Charters and Captain David Wilson welcome you to Hatteras, North Carolina. You will enjoy an adventure with him and his first mate Emma as you fish the productive waters of the Atlantic Ocean and Pamlico Sound, near Hatteras. They will take you to the best inshore and nearshore fishing spots in the area and make sure you spend a lovely day on the water.

You’ll start your journey on a recently restored 34’ custom-built classic boat that can sit up to 6 anglers. It’s powered by a 375 HP Caterpillar engine and uses the latest Garmin navigation equipment of the best quality. There’s a private toilet you can use, and the onboard fishing gear includes outriggers and a fighting chair. For any help you might need during the trip, just turn to the friendly first mate.

You and the crew will bottom fish and troll for a number of interesting species. Some of them include Redfish, Black Seabass, Kingfish, Little Tunny, Skipjack Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and more. Families and kids are welcome to join aboard and party participation is encouraged. You can choose whether you’ll keep your catch or release it.

Captain David will provide you with licenses and all the equipment needed for the trip, which includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle. When you get back to the dock, you can get your catch cleaned and filleted. So just bring your drinks and food, and prepare yourself for a great sea adventure!

Godspeed Charters is waiting for you!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip – King Mackerel
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 20 - Dec 15
    $1,250
    Begin your morning catching live menhaden and then it's off to the fishing grounds where you'll use light tackle to pursue these lightning-fast predators. You may even catch a 15-50 pound Kingfish on 20' tackle! This is one of Captain David's favorite fisheries and is only available in the fall.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Nearshore
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $600
    Inlet and nearshore fishing for Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Red Drum, and Ribbonfish. Species will vary throughout the season.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)– Nearshore
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    $600
    Inlet and nearshore fishing for Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Red Drum, and Ribbonfish. Species will vary throughout the season.
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About the Captain

David Wilson
Hatteras, North Carolina, United States
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Captain David Wilson is a second-generation local fishing guide with 40 years of experience. His father was a charter captain and he grew up helping him from the time he was 12. Captain David has enjoyed a wonderful career sharing fantastic experiences with people, doing what he does best!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)

Boat Specs

custom (Classic) originally built in 1980, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 375HP caterpillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
34 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
96%
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John B.
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Half Day trip with Captain David Wilson

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM)– Nearshore on July 14, 2021
My family had a wonderful day on the water fishing on Godspeed with captain David at the helm and first mate Emma keeping our...
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Jamie D.
Virginia Beach, VA
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Spanish Mackarel have arrived!!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Nearshore on May 13, 2021
Had a great time on the boat, a half day adventure, with Emma and Captain David. A mix of older teens and adults out on the...
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Joey E.
Hobgood, NC
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Fishing with David

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) – Nearshore on July 16, 2021
This was a great trip! Captain Mike and first mate Emma were knowledgeable, easy going, and provided a wonderful experience....
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Martelia C.
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Full Day with Captain David & Emma & Half Day with Captain Kelly

NEW  9 Hour Trip – King Mackerel on July 4, 2021
We had an amazing time with both of these captains (& Emma) at GODSPEED CHARTERS.  They were great in working with us due...
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Lance P.
United States
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30 years of fishing with David Wilson

9 Hour Trip – King Mackerel on November 27, 2020
Hello All, we have fished with Captian Wilson for over thirty years on all his boats on multiple trips a year. We have been...
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FAQs about Godspeed Charters

Godspeed Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (PM)– Nearshore (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) – Nearshore (4 hours)
  • $1,250 per group - 9 Hour Trip – King Mackerel (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Godspeed Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS (Latest and greatest Garmin navigational equipment)
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well (during fall "live bait" season)
  • Outriggers

Trips booked with Godspeed Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (fish cleaning service available at dock)
  • First Mate (15-20% gratuity is customary)
  • Fishing License

Godspeed Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Godspeed Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Godspeed Charters include:
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)