Wrightsville Beach Fishing Co

Wrightsville Beach Fishing Co offers exciting and fun trips for the whole family. Captain Bradley Dray is a seasoned angler who’ll see that you have lots of fun on your trip, regardless of your experience and skills. His only goal is that you have a memorable time on the water, so join him in Wilmington, North Carolina, hop aboard his beautiful boat rigged with top-of-the-line fishing and safety equipment, and have some lovely time fishing!

You’ll be fishing from a restored 35’ custom-made downeast boat powered by a 375 HP Caterpillar 3208 engine. The boat can sit up to 6 guests, uses a full-featured navigation system, and features outriggers, downriggers, a fighting chair, and livewell. You’ll have an ice-box to store your fish and drinks and there will also be a first mate on board to make sure you get everything you need.

The nearshore and offshore spots in Wilmington along with reefs and wrecks allow you to target species such as Amberjack, Kingfish, Mahi, Cobia, and Great Barracuda. To name just a few fishing techniques you can catch with, there’s deep sea fishing, trolling, spinning, jigging, as well as handline fishing. You and the crew will be keeping your respective catches, but you’re free to release your if you wish so. Kids are welcome to come aboard, so do bring them as well and have a great family stay on the waters.

Captain Bradley provides all the tackle, lures, as well as fishing licenses, so you should only bring your favorite food and drinks.

Come and have a great time fishing with Wrightsville Beach Fishing Co!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,200
    A full day trip will see you and the crew get offshore and fish for King Mackerel, Mahi, Sailfish, Cobia, sharks, Grouper, and Snapper.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $600
    On the half day trips, you will be targeting Spanish and King Mackerel, Bluefish, Cobia, Drum, Flounder, False Albacore, and sharks.
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About the Captain

Bradley Dray
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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29 Customer Reviews
Response time 9 hours
Member since October 2018
"Have been a fisherman for my entire life. I fished commercially for years in Puerto Rico. Now I'm back in NC to pass on my passion of fishing." Captain Bradley Dray was born and raised in North Carolina and has been around fishing his entire life. He moved to Puerto Rico and became involved in commercial fishing – he started his own fleet of boats, including two commercial Tuna fishing boats! His fleet was one of the top leaders when it came to reeling in lots of Tuna. He has moved back to NC and decided to make the switch to chartering, as he wants to pass on his knowledge and skills.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat Specs

Custom (Downeast) originally built in 1992, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 375HP Caterpillar 3208 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps 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

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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 10, 2021
My family and I had a wonderful time. My husband who goes on charter trips all the time said hands down the best Captain he...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 11, 2021
A highly recommended captain and deckhand! Captain Brad and Drew were gracious and friendly. Their equipment and boat...
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FAQs about Wrightsville Beach Fishing Co

Wrightsville Beach Fishing Co offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Wrightsville Beach Fishing Co, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Wrightsville Beach Fishing Co include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Wrightsville Beach Fishing Co offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Wrightsville Beach Fishing Co offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Wrightsville Beach Fishing Co include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)