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, shrimping, 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 240 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 Mahi Mahi, Triggerfish, Mackerel, Bluefish, Shrimp, Redfish, as well as Cobia. There’s a wide choice of ways you can reel them in. You can bottom fish, 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
    Full Day
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,300
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $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. Departure times are flexible.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    $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. Departure times are flexible.
  • Private trip
    Sunset cruise
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $350
    Climb aboard and enjoy thebest seat in the house for a world famous Hatteras sunset.
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About the Captain

James Holmes
Hatteras, North Carolina, United States
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23 Customer Reviews
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Member since May 2021
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 but has never had an opportunity to really use it until now. The captain loves to take folks out on the boat and show them a great time in the waters around Hatteras Island.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Cecil Robbins (Saltwater fishing) 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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Aaron K.
Lafayette, OH
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Half day with Captain James

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on July 5, 2021
We did a half day with Captain James. Captain James and his first mate was awesome and they put us on the fish. When ended...
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Jamie P.
Sherman, TX
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Sunset cruise

VERIFIED   NEW  Sunset cruise on July 22, 2021
Had a great sunset cruise with the guys… super nice and told us a lot about the outer banks… great time fishing as well…...
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Ken R.
Cross Lanes, WV
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2 hour trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Sunset cruise on July 6, 2021
We had a great experience.  The captain and deck hand were really nice; answered all of my questions; and were very informative. ...
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Terry B.
Moneta, Virginia
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Half day with Capt James

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 13, 2021
Capt James and Matthew did a great job. We didn’t catch a boatload but it wasn’t from the lack of trying. Will definitely...
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Christine W.
Roanoke, Virginia
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Half Day Trip With Captain James

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on July 22, 2021
Excellent trip!  The Captain knew exactly where the action was.  Thank you!
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FAQs about Bonehead Charters

Bonehead Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group - Sunset cruise (2 hours)
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - Full Day (8 hours)

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

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
  • Deep Sea Fishing (When conditions allow full day only)

Top targeted fish species with Bonehead Charters include:
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Spanish Mackerel