Musicman Charters Sportfishing

A fishing adventure you’ve been waiting for is here! Join Musicman Charters Sportfishing for a day and experience what fishing is all about. The trips start in Carolina Beach and are available year-round.

Captain David Marshall has been fishing the area for 30-40 years! He started commercial fishing as a boy out of Topsail Beach NC with his dad. He spent his summers on the ocean staying out on three-day trips, learning more every time he went. Capt. David has been chartering for over 3 decades. He and his son Hunter and Capt. Tom Sayre, the proud owner of "the Mate", look forward to taking people out on “the Big Pond” and showing them a great day on the water!

The boat you’ll be fishing from is a 38’ Topaz that accommodates up to 6 guests. Keep in mind that "the Mate’s" cruising speed is 25 knots on given days, to get you to fishing grounds fast! This offshore sportfishing boat has AC and all the other amenities to keep your group comfortable and safe, such as a private bathroom, a kitchen, a lounge area, and she’s also wheelchair accessible.

The options on this charter seem endless, so take a look at the listed trips and choose the one that’s perfect for you. Some of the species you can go after are Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Marlin, Barracuda, Kingfish, and many more.

You only need to pack your food, drinks, and sun protection. Everything else is covered by the crew, including your fishing licenses and equipment. Catch cleaning service is available at an additional fee.

Catch some fish with Musicman Charters Sportfishing and share your experience with fishermen and fisherwomen just like you!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Family/Kids (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1
    $525
    For those of you who have children and maybe you don't want to go into the ocean. We fish in the calm waters of our inter-coastal waterway for whatever wants to bite. Croaker, Pinfish, Pigfish, Trout, and maybe Flounder or Drum. A lot of action to keep the kids occupied.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Family/Kids (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1
    $525
    For those of you that don't want to go into the ocean, we take you in the calm waters of our inter-coastal waterway. Fishing for whatever wants to bite. Croaker, Pinfish, Pigfish, Trout, and maybe get lucky with Flounder or Red Drum. A lot of action for your kids!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $675
    Same as the 5-hour trip, this morning adventure will take you after Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, Kingfish, Sharks, and other nearshore species. Just pack some snacks and drinks and you're ready to go.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $675
    Same as am trip.Usually leaves at 12:00 or 1:00pm.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $775
    Spend your morning exploring nearshore spots, where you can go after Shark, Bonito, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, and many more. It will take 20-30 minutes to reach your fishing spot. All fishing equipment is included in the price.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $775
    This afternoon trip will take you to nearshore spots, where you can target species like Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, Bonito, and Sharks on given days! It takes only up to half an hour to reach your fishing spot.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Live Bait / Trolling
    Just booked! Last booked: 41 minutes ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,400
    This trip will take you up to 10 miles offshore. You can hit those spots either live bait wreck fishing for Amberjack, Barracuda, Cobia, Kingfish, and Grouper or do some trolling for Kingfish and Bonito.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Live Bait / Trolling
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,500
    Same as the 6-our trip, just gives you more time on the water to try other wrecks and structures. All fishing equipment and licenses are included in the price while catch cleaning and gratuity are not.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Frying Pan Tower!
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $2,100
    This trip takes you out to the legendary Frying Pan shoals. If you look up Frying Pan Tower, you will fish all around this tower which marked the shoals as a lighthouse for years. Catch Jack, Barracuda, Kingmackeral, Mahi Mahi, and more! Great photo opps as well as beautiful waters that you can see the bottom in.
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About the Captain

David Marshall
Carolina Beach, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
68 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2021
I started commercial fishing as a boy with my dad and through school. Started charter fishing in 1988. Just love being on the ocean and showing people everything I have learned and caught over my lifetime of fishing the East coast waters.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Boat specs

Topaz (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1990. Powered by 2 430HP 430 horsepower Volvo Pentas engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 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
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
A must have for our customers
Fighting Chair
GPS
Garmin ans Northstar
Fishfinder
Garmin and Furuno
Bed

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License
You and your crew are covered by a Blanket Licens.

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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
PayPal

Not included in the trip

Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Radio
Sonar
Life Jackets
Catch cleaning & filleting

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 68 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (126)
Half day inshore fishing
Half day trip
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Angler Rating
64
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Reilly D.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Afternoon Trip!

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (PM) on August 3, 2022
This was our FIRST CHARTER and we fell in LOVE with our trip! We HIGHLY recommend booking with Musicman Charters! Very kid...
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Bert S.
South Bend, IN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Very good trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Live Bait / Trolling on June 8, 2022
Looking back on my trip I feel better that I went with these guys than one of the large group charters.  Aside from being...
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Scott R.
Huntersville, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great time!

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (PM) on July 24, 2022
My son and I had a great time with Captain Dave and his son fishing off Carolina and Wrightsville beaches. We learned a lot...
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Joshua S.
Hope Mills, NC
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Holy Mackerel

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on May 7, 2022
It was my first time but my friend that went with me had been going with another company but since they backed out we found...
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John H.
Danville, VA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Had a great time

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (PM) on July 27, 2022
We had a great time. Fishing wasn’t the greatest but it’s called fishing and not catching for a reason. Capt. Dave was...
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FAQs about Musicman Charters Sportfishing

Musicman Charters Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $525 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Family/Kids (AM) (3 hours)
  • $525 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Family/Kids (PM) (3 hours)
  • $675 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $675 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $775 per group - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $775 per group - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Live Bait / Trolling (6 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 7 Hour Trip – Live Bait / Trolling (7 hours)
  • $2,100 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Frying Pan Tower! (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Musicman Charters Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning A must have for our customers
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS Garmin ans Northstar
  • Fishfinder Garmin and Furuno
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator Freezer
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box Kill box and deck ice box as well as food cooler.
  • Radar Garmin

Trips booked with Musicman Charters Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License (You and your crew are covered by a Blanket Licens.)

Musicman Charters Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Musicman Charters Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Musicman Charters Sportfishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo