Friendly City Fishing Charters

Friendly City Fishing Charters invites you for an enjoyable and fun day of fishing in Swansboro, North Carolina. Along with Captain Matthew Littleton, you will hit the inshore, nearshore, and backcountry waters as well flats in the Swansboro and Emerald Isle area and have a great time chasing many different species. Choose a date that suits you and embark on your fishing journey!

You will be fishing from a 22’ Pathfinder bay boat that can take up to 6 anglers. It runs on a 150 HP Yamaha engine and uses GPS, fishfinder, radio, as well as radar technology for safe and quick movement on the water. It also features a wireless trolling motor, a multimedia system, and a livewell.

You and the captain will go after King and Spanish Mackerel, Black Seabass, Cobia, Spotted Seatrout, Sheepshead, Flounder, Redfish, and Black Drum. Using light tackle, you will attract your prey by bottom fishing, trolling, spinning, as well as Flounder gigging. You’re welcome to bring kids on your trip and you can keep all the fish you catch if you want to.

Captain Matthew will take care of the rods, reels, tackle, live bait, lures, as well as fishing licenses. In addition, he can clean and fillet your catch at the end of your trip for free, if you want him to. Before you depart, just make sure you have some snacks and drinks.

Visit Friendly City Fishing Charters and have a great time fishing in Swansboro!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $450
    You and the captain will depart at 7:00 a.m. to explore the Swansboro and Emerald Isle area for 4 hours and target various intriguing species. Before you leave, just make sure that you have packed your food and drinks, and the captain will take care of the rest.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $650
    If you find 4 hours on the waters not enough for your fishing appetite, then this trip may be the right choice for you. Starting at 7:00 a.m., you and the captain will fish the Swansboro and Emerald Isle area for 6 hours and chase all available species. The captain provides all the gear, so just bring your snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $800
    If you would like a long stay on the water with plenty of fishing action, this the trip for you. You will depart in the morning and spend 8 hours chasing various inshore and nearshore species. The captain supplies all the gear, so just bring some food and drinks.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 13 reviews
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Excellent
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Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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David J.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   NEW  June 6, 2024
The charter operator canceled 4 days prior to the trip date. This is an automated posting.
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James P.
Swansboro, North Carolina
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Half day reddish

Half Day Trip on September 5, 2023
Tight lines , was getting good tugs all morning . No shortage of drum/flounder and a few trout showed up to complete our inshore...
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Russell R.
Hubert, North Carolina
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Half Day trip with Capt Matt

Half Day Trip on August 2, 2023
Awesome captain and awesome time on the water with Capt Matt! Caught a lot of fish and the experience was top notch! Definitely...
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Rachael F.
Hubert, North Carolina
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Half day with Captain Matt

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 4, 2023
We have fished with Matt 2 years in a row and have had a blast!!! My two young boys think it’s the best part of our vacation!
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Nathan M.
Springfield, VA
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Half day send off for transferring colleague

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on May 21, 2022
Great day all around. Great jokes, laughs, and not concerned with being pier side at conclusion of time allotted. Very knowledgeable...
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FAQs about Friendly City Fishing Charters

Friendly City Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Fishing Trip (6 hours)
  • US $800 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Friendly City Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Radar

Trips booked with Friendly City Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Friendly City Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Friendly City Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Flounder Gigging

Top targeted fish species with Friendly City Fishing Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout

Meet the Captain

Matthew Littleton
Swansboro, North Carolina, United States
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14 Customer reviews
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Member since February 2021
Captain Matthew is a born and bred local to the Swansboro / Emerald Isle area. He has been fishing his entire life and comes from a family of commercial and charter fishermen. He loves taking people out and seeing the joy of being able to enjoy the same fisheries he grew up loving!

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat specs

Pathfinder (Bay boat) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Swansboro to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.