Capt. Shad's Coastal Charters

Capt. Shad’s Coastal Charters invites you to join it for a memorable day on the rich and beautiful waters around Calabash, North Carolina. You and Captain Shad Barfield will search the area’s inshore grounds well-known for their productive fisheries.

Captain Shad is a proficient angler and he knows how to make your trip the best possible. Join him and have a memorable fishing experience in Calabash!

Your journey will start on a restored 23’ Triton center console, a comfy boat that can take up to 4 guests. It’s powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine, uses GPS, fishfinder, and radio technology for navigation, and is equipped with outriggers and downriggers. The boat’s got a private toilet, an ice-box to store your fish and drinks, and there’s also a livewell.

There a huge choice of fish to target around Calabash. Flounder, Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Blacktip Sharks are just a few. You’ll catch them on both light and heavy tackle and you can keep all your catch and take home if you wish to. Feel free to bring kids on the trip as well.

Captain Shad takes care of the rods, reels, tackle, live bait, lures, as well as fishing licenses, and will even clean and fillet your catch for free. What you should bring on your trip is just the food and drinks of your choice.

Come spend a day on the water with Capt. Shad’s Coastal Charters and have a memorable experience in North Carolina!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Afternoon Inshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $500
  • Private trip
    Half Day Morning Inshore 7am
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
  • Private trip
    Half Day Afternoon Near Shore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $550
  • Private trip
    Half Day Morning Near Shore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
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About the Captain

Shad Barfield
Calabash, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
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140 Customer reviews
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Member since May 2021
Captain Shad has been fishing the Carolina coasts his entire life! It all started when he was barely old enough to hold a rod. At 18, he joined the Coast Guard and traveled all around the US' coastlines. His time in the Coast inGuard made him realize just how amazing his native Carolina coasts are. As a result, he decided to choose a career that would allow him to introduce others to the splendor of the Carolinas and catch fish along the way. Captain Shad's vast experiences working as a captain and a first mate on various model-makes and styles of boats provide him with a firm foundation as a charter boat captain to ensure you a safe and productive trip.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Triton (Center console) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2021. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 41 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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
Parents please provide life vests(age 7 and under)
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
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 140 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (54)
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Angler Rating
129
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
91%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
63%
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Fraser L.
Travelers Rest, SC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day - ICW and tidal creeks

VERIFIED   Half Day Morning Inshore 7am on May 6, 2022
This was one of the best charters I’ve done!  We took my dad (84 years old) me and my wife fishing the intercoastal waterway...
Fraser L. recommends Capt. Shad's Coastal Charters
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Teresa L.
Myrtle Beach, SC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Shad.

VERIFIED   Half Day Afternoon Near Shore Trip on July 19, 2022
This was a treat for our 10 and 12 yr. Old grandsons.  Shad was knowledgeable, professional, friendly, and extremely good...
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Thomas G. K.
Supply, North Carolina
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Captain Shad is a Pro

VERIFIED   Half Day Morning Inshore 7am on May 29, 2022
Had the pleasure of being out with Capt. Shad today.  Two seven-year-olds and two dads, he was great with our sons and us. ...
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Adam M.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fun Day Fishing

VERIFIED   Half Day Afternoon Inshore Trip on July 20, 2022
Had a great time with Captain Shad. Equipment was in good condition, boat was nice, and Shad was great as well. The fish weren’t...
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Kelly A.
Harrisburg, NC
Excellent
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Fishing with Shad

VERIFIED   Half Day Afternoon Inshore Trip on May 16, 2022
Captain Shad gave my husband and I a great experience during our inshore fishing trip.  Besides being extremely knowledgeable...
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FAQs about Capt. Shad's Coastal Charters

Capt. Shad's Coastal Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - Half Day Afternoon Inshore Trip (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Morning Inshore 7am (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day Afternoon Near Shore Trip (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day Morning Near Shore Trip (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Capt. Shad's Coastal Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Capt. Shad's Coastal Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Capt. Shad's Coastal Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Capt. Shad's Coastal Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Capt. Shad's Coastal Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout