Bonehead Charters

Bonehead Charters would like to welcome you to Hatteras Island. Join Captain James Holmes aboard "Bonehead," a comfortable and spacious boat that offers you a smooth ride and is ready to take you fishing or just cruising the bountiful waters of the Atlantic Ocean and Pamlico Sound.

The captain and his first mate will ensure you have everything you need to have a great time and put you on some serious fun. Give them a shout in Hatteras, North Carolina, they are ready to take you out!

Bonehead is a 38’ Cecil Robbins Chesapeake deadrise saltwater fishing boat that can accommodate up to 6 anglers. It runs on a 420 HP Cummins engine that can reach a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots and uses navigation technology to allow for safe and quick movement on the water. You can also use the onboard fighting chair and you’ll have the help of a first mate who’ll gladly work to make your experience even better.

The species you can target are, Mackerel, Bluefish, Flounder, Redfish, as well as Cobia. There’s a wide choice of ways you can reel them in. You can, troll, jig, and drift fish using light and heavy tackle. Kids are welcome to join the trip and you’re free to keep all your catch if you wish to.

Capt. James will take care of all the rods, reels, live bait, and lures, as well as fishing licenses, so the only things you should have before you depart are your favorite snacks and drinks. Also, keep in mind that the first mate works for tips.

Come visit Hatteras and have a great experience on the water together with Bonehead Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Sunset Cruise/Fish
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    US $375
    Climb aboard and be witness to a world-class Hatteras sunset while trolling the Pamlico Sound. Our sunsets here do not disappoint and are even more beautiful while cruising on board the Bonehead.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour – Sunset Dinner Cruise/Fish
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    US $650
    Do you like watching stellar sunsets while eating shellfish? Welcome aboard for our dinner cruise/fish. This 2-hour cruise will take you into the Pamlico Sound where we are often joined by porpoises, seabirds, other passing vessels, and a world-class sunset. You will enjoy an "all-you-can-eat" assortment of steamed shrimp, freshly shucked oysters, and charcuterie boards. We are excited to provide your group with all the food and accouterments necessary to make this a memorable evening on the water.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    US $650
    Start your trip early in the morning and enjoy fishing the rich waters around Hatteras for 4 hours. Your crew will take care of all the fishing gear as well as licenses, so all you need to bring are drinks and snacks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    US $650
    Prefer to get out and fish in the afternoon? This 4-hour trip departs at 11:30 a.m., allowing you to fish the waters around Hatteras when they're at their sunniest. Your captain provides all of your gear and fishing licenses so all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Ocracoke day trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    US $1,100
    Spend the day fishing down Pamlico sound to Silver lake in the heart of Ocracoke village. We will tie up in the village for a couple hours and grab a bite to eat and explore the village for as long as youd like, then get back on board and fish our way home. This is an excellent way to see Ocracoke and get in a little fishing without the Hassle of dealing with the ferry traffic.
    Targeted fish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Flounder
    Flounder
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 161 reviews
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Experience
Excellent
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Half-day with Captain Jimmy and 1st Mate Mitch
Half-day with Captain Jimmy and 1st Mate Mitch
Half-day with Captain Jimmy and 1st Mate Mitch
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Martin B.
Morgantown, WV
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 21, 2023
The captain and his first mate were prompt and ready when we arrived.  We were put on fish quickly and caught our limit of...
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Jessie S.
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Fishing trip in July

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 10, 2023
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Michael F.
Raleigh, NC
Excellent
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Jimmy & Mitch do it again!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 16, 2023
This was my 2nd trip in two years with the duo and it was just as great as the first! For the past two years I’ve chartered...
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Heather F.
Rockport, WV
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 20, 2023
Captain Jimmy and first mate Mitch are absolutely amazing! This was our first time ever fishing on a charter boat and they...
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Peter C. G.
San Francisco, CA
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Great day on the Water

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 9, 2023
Highly recommend this trip for anyone interested in fishing the waters of Hatteras!  Jimmy and Mitch were awesome.  Mitch...
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FAQs about Bonehead Charters

Bonehead Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $375 per group - 2 Hour Trip – Sunset Cruise/Fish (2 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour – Sunset Dinner Cruise/Fish (2 hours)
  • US $650 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,100 per group - Ocracoke day trip (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Bonehead Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Bonehead Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate (Mate works for tips)
  • Fishing License

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

Bonehead Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline

Top targeted fish species with Bonehead Charters include:
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Spanish Mackerel

Meet the Charter Operator

Bonehead Charters
Hatteras, North Carolina, United States
ID & license verified
169 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2021
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
Captain James moved to Hatteras in 1994. His love for the ocean and being outside is what brought him there. Fishing is something he always did for fun with friends and family. He first got his captain's license in 2007.
Our Team
Scotty N.
Captain
Jason B.
Captain
Mitchell P.
First mate
Jimmy H.
Captain

About this listing

Targeted species

Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)

Boat specs

Cecil Robbins (Pilothouse) originally built in 1976. Powered by a 420HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Handline

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Outriggers
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Mate works for tips
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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