Whether you are a first-time or experienced angler, Reel E Bugging will make sure you have an entertaining trip and land a respectable catch. Join Captain Robert Earl on his comfortable and seaworthy boat and experience a true fishing adventure on the offshore waters around Morehead City, North Carolina.

Captain Robert is a high-spirited angler who loves creating a lively atmosphere on board and knows how to put you on the fish, so join him today and create unforgettable memories on the water!

The vessel you will use is a 61’ Hatteras offshore sportfishing boat with tons of room for your party of up to 6 guests. This proven fish raising machine is powered by a twin 1000 HP Detroit engine, uses first-class navigation technology, and is equipped with a fighting chair, downriggers, outriggers, and a livewell.

You will have access to the boat’s flybridge, kitchen, toilet, shower, as well as a bed. To maximize your comfort, the boat is air-conditioned and features a TV, multimedia system, refrigerator, and an ice-box. Also, you will have all the help of a first mate during your trip.

The species you can go after include Mahi Mahi, Blue and White Marlin, Swordfish, Bluefin Tuna, King Mackerel, and more. If you want to keep your catch, you are free to do so, and you are also welcome to bring any kids you want on your trip.

Capt. Robert will provide you with new, state-of-the-art tackle, rods, and reels, as well as with lures and fishing licenses. Before you depart, just make sure you bring the food and drinks of your choice.

Join Captain Robert and Reel E Bugging and have a wonderful stay on the water in Morehead City!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Giant Bluefin Tuna trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $2,200
    Starting December 1st.. Catch a majstic Wicked Tuna of a lifetime! Availabilty will not last .. if we kill a Giant ..25% of the sale of that tuna will be refunded to the charter ..
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $2,200
    You and the captain will enjoy the water for 10 hours and target pelagic species such as Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi, and Tuna. The captain takes care of all the fishing gear, licenses, as well as snacks, so yours is just to arrive on time and bring your favorite drinks.
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About the Captain

Robert Earl
Morehead City, North Carolina, United States
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14 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since May 2021
The Reel E Bugging is owned and operated by Captain Robert Earl. Whether you are a skilled angler or a first-timer, the captain will put you on the fish and entertain you with his big boisterous personality and witty sense of humor. Captain Robert started fishing at the age of seven. As a young child, he worked at the Cross Island Fish Markets in Long Island, New York filleting fish. The experience gained at the fish market gave him a vast knowledge of various types of fish along the eastern seaboard. He purchased his first boat in 1994 and has over 25 years’ experience at the helm. Captain Robert and the Reel E Bugging made their first appearance in 2019 on the hit TV show, Wicked Tuna Outer Banks and he is one of the few that has debuted and championed season six. The captain has been fishing giant Bluefin Tuna out of the Outer Banks for over a decade and has since filmed seasons six through eight in the treacherous seas off Eastern Carolina.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (White) White Marlin

Sailfish Sailfish
Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Bluefin) Bluefin Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna

Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1984. Powered by 2 1000HP Detroit engines.

Length
61 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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crushing big wahoos & making memories
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Catch intended fish
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John T.
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Full day deep sea trip with Captain Bobby Earl

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on August 12, 2021
We had a great day on the water with Captain Bobby and his first mate “Scooter”. This was a family trip, so we had several...
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Chris R.
Huntersville, NC
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Full-Day with Captain Bobby Earl

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on August 8, 2021
Great day on the water with Bobby and mate Aimee! We were originally booked with another charter, but they cancelled last minute....
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Erin R.
Apex, North Carolina
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Best Fishing Trip Ever

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on September 25, 2021
This was the best deep sea fishing trip I have ever been on.  Captain Bobby will not quit until he gets you on the fish -...
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Brett J.
Garner, NC
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Full day trip with Bobby and Aimee

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on June 26, 2021
We had 6 guys out for a full day trip and it turned out to be a great time!  I definitely recommend them to everyone I talk...
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Bennie H.
Peletier, NC
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Full Day Deep Sea Fishing

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on August 31, 2021
This trip was for my son’s birthday and we absolutely had a wonderful time. From the time we arrived at the dock, until we...
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FAQs about Reel E Bugging

Reel E Bugging offers the following trips to customers:
  • $2,200 per group - Full Day Giant Bluefin Tuna trip (9 hours)
  • $2,200 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel E Bugging, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Reel E Bugging include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Reel E Bugging offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing

Reel E Bugging offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reel E Bugging include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo