Welcome to Fish Topsail! We offer the only private charter experience on a sportfisher out of Topsail Inlet. If you’re looking for a fun, relaxing, comfortable, and dry day on the water, look no further! Whether this is your first time offshore or you’re a seasoned veteran, Captain Jake Orr and the crew will do their best to put you on the fish and make your experience as enjoyable as possible.

Your boat, the Laura Linn, is a 38’ offshore sport fishing boat built by the renowned North Caroline boatbuilder Ricky Scarborough, and it provides an excellent platform for the best combination of comfort, space, and fishability. With plenty of room for 6 people to relax in the shade or out of the weather, a sizable cockpit to fish out of, and a tower to spot from, this boat was made for your adventure.

The boat runs on a twin 350 HP Cummins engine, uses all the needed gear for efficient navigation, and has a flybridge and a toilet. The boat’s also equipped with a fighting chair, outriggers, as well as downriggers.

Some of the many species you can target include Spanish mackerel, King Mackerel, Bluefish, Amberjacks, Sharks Black Seabass, and many more. You can catch them by bottom and deep sea fishing, trolling, jigging, popping, as well as drift fishing. Kids are welcome to join the trip and keep in mind that smoking isn’t allowed. You can keep all the fish you catch.

Captain Jake will supply you with all the rods, reels, tackle, lures, a first mate and even fishing licenses. Just bring the snacks and drinks of your choice. Also, don’t forget that the first mate works for tips, a customary tip being 15-25% .

Come visit Fish Topsail and LET’S GO FISHING!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,600
    On this trip we will run 25+ miles offshore in search of Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, King Mackerel, various bottom fish and the occasional billfish. This is a long haul offshore trip for the serious fisherman and your best chance to catch any of the above listed species.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Midrange (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $750
    Depending on the time of year, you and the crew will be fishing 5-15 miles off the shore and target Amberjack, King Mackerel, False Albacore, Grouper, Black Seabass, Sharks, Mahi Mahi (seasonal), and more. This trip is great for those looking for a little bit more of a challenge on the rod.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Midrange (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $750
    Depending on the time of year, you and the crew will be fishing 5-15 miles off the shore and target Amberjack, King Mackerel, False Albacore, Grouper, Black Seabass, Sharks, Mahi Mahi (seasonal), and more. This trip is great for those looking for a little bit more of a challenge on the rod.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $600
    This is a 4-hour fishing trip outside of Topsail Inlet. Depending on the time of year, you and the captain will troll for Spanish Mackerel or Bluefish, bottom fish for Seabass and Snapper, or go after various Shark species. This trip is great for kids and those who are new to the saltwater scene.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    On this 4-hour trip, you and the captain will be fishing outside of Topsail Inlet. Depending on the season, you'll go trolling for Spanish Mackerel or Bluefish, jigging for Amberjack, bottom fishing for Snapper and Seabass, or target various Shark species. This trip is great for kids and those who are new to the saltwater scene.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Sunset Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $350
    On this trip, you and the crew will cruise down the Banks Channel and just out the inlet, trolling for Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish while enjoying the sunset. The captain covers you for all the gear, so you just bring something to eat and drink.
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About the Captain

Jake Orr
Topsail Beach, North Carolina, United States
40 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2021
Captain Jake grew up in Topsail Beach, North Carolina and has been fishing the area his whole life. After learning the ropes of pier fishing at a young age, he got the opportunity to start offshore fishing when he was 12. Since then, Captain Jake has fished on numerous boats along the NC coast as a mate, a photographer for billfish tournaments, and at the helm after receiving his captain's license. Captain Jake's family has been in the business for several generations and after fishing up and down the coast and beyond, he now wants to share what he has learned as well as the beauty of his hometown with those looking for a great time and a cooler of fresh fish!

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)

Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Triggerfish (Gray) Gray Triggerfish

Boat Specs

Ricky Scarborough (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1982. Powered by 2 350HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Outriggers
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 60 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
No Smoking
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
PayPal
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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2 hour sunset trip
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Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Leslie T.
Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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Sunset fishing

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip – Sunset Fishing Trip on July 27, 2021
The Temperature was just right for this trip. There was a storm brewing inland and the water was a little rougher than normal...
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Bridgeville, Pennsylvania
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Excellent trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM) on July 5, 2021
We had a wonderful time with with Jake and his mate (Brett?) in July, doing a nearshore trip.  We had some first-time fisherman...
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Latrobe, PA
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Great time with Fish Topsail!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM) on August 19, 2021
My Father, Father in Law, two boys ages 8 and 6, and myself went on a half day charter with Fish Topsail. Captain Jake and...
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Kenneth M.
Plymouth, MI
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PM Mid-Range Trip Off Shore

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Midrange (PM) on July 28, 2021
Captain Orr and his 1st Mate Brett provided a fun afternoon. Initially the fish weren’t biting but, they persevered in trying...
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James M.
Catawba, NC
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Half Day with Captain Jake

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM) on July 14, 2021
Captain Jake and his first mate were first class. They were personable, tried a bunch of different methods to make sure they...
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FAQs about Fish Topsail

Fish Topsail offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group - 2 Hour Trip – Sunset Fishing Trip (2 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip – Nearshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Midrange (AM) (5 hours)
  • $750 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Midrange (PM) (5 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - Full Day Offshore (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Fish Topsail, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Outriggers

Trips booked with Fish Topsail include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate (15-25% of trip price is standard for mate’s tip.)
  • Fishing License

Fish Topsail offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Fish Topsail offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fish Topsail include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Triggerfish (Gray)