Godspeed Charters and Captain David Wilson welcome you to Hatteras, North Carolina. You will enjoy an adventure with him and his first mate Jim 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
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Nearshore
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $700
    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
    $700
    Inlet and nearshore fishing for Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Red Drum, and Ribbonfish. Species will vary throughout the season.
  • 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
    $1,400
    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.
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About the Captain

David Wilson
Hatteras, North Carolina, United States
ID & License verified
104 Customer reviews
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Member since December 2020
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)

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
Latest and greatest Garmin navigational equipment
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
during fall "live bait" season
Outriggers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
fish cleaning service available at dock
First Mate
15-20% gratuity is customary
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, 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
Checks

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 104 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Justin P.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great for families with kids

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Nearshore on June 12, 2022
This trip was my brother, myself, his seven year old and my twelve year old. First Mate Jim gave us easy to understand instructions...
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Jeff P.
Waltham, MA
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half Day Nearshore AM Trip with Captain David

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) – Nearshore on August 15, 2022
Captain David and 1st Mate Jim were awesome all morning long. This Charter is great for families and friends, my 11 year old...
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Dalenna W.
POWELLS CRSRD, TN
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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4 hour trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Nearshore on June 9, 2022
My husband and I did the 4 hour trip and had a blast. We brought back so many fish (Spanish mackerel and blue fish). We originally...
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Benjamin M.
Hillsborough, NC
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great time!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM)– Nearshore on July 19, 2022
We fished and caught until we hit the limit for bluefish.  Didn’t get any mackerel but more than enough fish to last the...
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Mike T.
BRWNSBORO VLG, KY
Excellent
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Half day trip with Captain David

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM)– Nearshore on November 16, 2021
Beautiful day coming out of Hatteras with Capt. David and his mate Jim.  Grabbed some bait from a fellow fisherman and proceeded...
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FAQs about Godspeed Charters

Godspeed Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) – Nearshore (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip (PM)– Nearshore (4 hours)
  • $1,400 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)