Tried And True Charters

Tried And True Charters and Captain Donald Cyphers invite you to join them on a memorable fishing journey in Carolina Beach, North Carolina. Head out inshore, nearshore, as well as offshore to search for many different fish species and enjoy beautiful nature.

The captain is an experienced and cordial angler who’ll take you to the best spots and help you chase a variety of fish. Join him today and create wonderful memories on the water with Tried And True Charters!

You’ll be fishing from a 33’ Contender center console that can accommodate up to 5 guests. It runs on a twin 300 HP Yamaha engine and uses comprehensive navigation electronics so you can have a safe and quick trip to the fish and back.

The boat’s also got downriggers, outriggers, a livewell, a 96” Rhodan wireless trolling motor, and an icebox. A first mate will also join you on board to give you all the help you may need.

The species you can target include Barracuda, Mahi Mahi, Spanish Mackerel, Goliath Grouper, Sailfish, Black Seabass, and many more. To catch them, you’ll bottom fish, troll, spin, and jig on both light and heavy tackle. If you wish, you can keep and take home all of your catch and you’re free to bring kids on your trip.

The captain will cover all the fishing gear, licenses you need, as well as providing fish cleaning. This means that all need to bring for your trip are any food and drinks you’d like to enjoy on board.

Join Capt. Donald on the waters around Carolina Beach and experience a fishing adventure with Tried And True Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    Starting at 7:00 a.m, you and the captain will go nearshore and spend 4 hours trolling or bottom fishing the wrecks and reefs. This trip takes you up to 10 miles from shore. The only things you'll need to bring are snacks and drinks you'd like to enjoy.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $600
    For those late risers, enjoy an afternoon of trolling or bottom fishing. This trip starts at 12:00 p.m. and will allow you and the captain to go up to 10 miles offshore. All the gear will be ready for you when you arrive.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    Spend a few hours on the water enjoying a day of trolling, live bait fishing, or bottom fishing. You'll head up to 20 miles offshore to target your fish. Bring along any snacks and drinks you'd like to have on board and the fun can start!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    Spend a couple more hours on the water and enjoy a day of trolling, live bait fishing, or bottom fishing. You'll head up to 20 miles offshore to target your fish. Bring along any snacks and drinks you'd like to have on board and the fun can start!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,100
    You'll enjoy a full day of trolling, bottom fishing or live bait fishing in the waters surrounding Carolina Beach. Full day trips last for 8 hours and give you even more of a chance to land a big catch. You'll head up to 40 miles offshore and use fishing equipment provided by the captain. Just be sure to bring enough food and drinks to keep you going.
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About the Captain

Donald Cyphers
Carolina Beach, North Carolina, United States
ID & License verified
34 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2021
Join Captain Donald Cyphers on the waters surrounding Carolina Beach and have a fun fishing trip near or far from the shore. Combine a comfortable and secure ride with the captain's considerable experience and you're bound to have a great experience on the water!

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Contender (Center console) originally built in 2003. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
96'' Rhodan
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 34 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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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
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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William R.
Eagle Springs, North Carolina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Will go against soon

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 18, 2022
Captain and mate went above and beyond to put us on the fish, offshore fishing weather windows can be difficult to navigate...
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Jerry P.
Nanjemoy, MD
Excellent
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Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on August 4, 2022
We had a great time and will definitely book with Capt. Donnie again. Capt. Donnie more than willing to please the customers....
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Arlo B.
Union Grove, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip on July 30, 2022
Captain was EXCELLENT! Awesome communication and willing to go above and beyond to make you happy! A must book!
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Mary B. M.
Alverton, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Full day trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 27, 2022
What a beautiful day for fishing. We took an 8 hr trip with Captain Donnie and Hayes. Before we left we told them we wanted...
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Isaiah S.
Bexley, OH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

A Solid Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 23, 2022
Captain Donald was knowledgeable and made every effort to make our trip a memorable experience. Would definitely recommend
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FAQs about Tried And True Charters

Tried And True Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • $850 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Tried And True Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor 96'' Rhodan
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Tried And True Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Tried And True Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Tried And True Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Tried And True Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo