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 AM Mixed In/Near Shore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $475
  • Private trip
    Half Day PM Mixed In/Nearshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $475
  • Private trip
    Half Day Afternoon Inshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $400
  • Private trip
    Half Day Afternoon Near Shore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $400
  • Private trip
    Half Day Morning Inshore 7am
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
  • Private trip
    Half Day Morning Near Shore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
  • Private trip
    3 hour Inshore Afternoon 12:30pm
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $300
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Inshore Morning Trip @ 7am
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $300
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About the Captain

Shad Barfield
Calabash, North Carolina, United States
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81 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 Guard 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

Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

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

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 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

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
67%
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3 Hour Inshore

VERIFIED   NEW  3 hour Inshore Afternoon 12:30pm on November 13, 2021
My husband and I booked the 3 hour inshore trip with Captain Shad, and we had a blast! Captain Shad was very friendly and he...
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3 hour charter with Captain Shad

VERIFIED   3 Hour Inshore Morning Trip @ 7am on September 4, 2021
We had a great time fishing with Captain Shad!! He obviously puts a lot of care and work into his boat and equipment, it was...
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Ashley H.
Wilmington, North Carolina
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Perfect Day On The Water w/ Captain Shad!

VERIFIED   3 hour Inshore Afternoon 12:30pm on October 23, 2021
I surprised my husband with a half day fishing charter it couldn’t have turned out any better! Lisa was very informative...
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Absolutely perfect experience!

VERIFIED   3 hour Inshore Afternoon 12:30pm on September 18, 2021
Capt Shad is personable, experienced, safety conscious and extremely knowledgeable. We had a magnificent time with him, and...
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Half Day Trip with Capt. Shad

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 23, 2021
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FAQs about Capt. Shad's Coastal Charters

Capt. Shad's Coastal Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group - 3 hour Inshore Afternoon 12:30pm (3 hours)
  • $300 per group - 3 Hour Inshore Morning Trip @ 7am (3 hours)
  • $400 per group - Half Day Afternoon Inshore Trip (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - Half Day Afternoon Near Shore Trip (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - Half Day Morning Inshore 7am (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - Half Day Morning Near Shore Trip (4 hours)
  • $475 per group - Half Day AM Mixed In/Near Shore (4 hours)
  • $475 per group - Half Day PM Mixed In/Nearshore Trip (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Capt. Shad's Coastal Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • 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