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
    12hr Gulfstream
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,300
    Go after Tuna,Wahoo,Mahi and Sailfish this fall!! Back at dock by 5:00-6:00 pm with a great tasting catch of fish!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Bottom Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,450
    Go out and catch Grouper,Snapper and Seabass!! Be back to the dock by 3:00.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Live Bait/Trolling
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,350
    This trip is very popular. The crew can take you out live baiting to the offshore wrecks. Or just sit back and relax and do some trolling for Kingfish, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and more.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,250
    Same as the 6 Hour Trip, just gives you more time on the water to try other wrecks and structure. All fishing equipment and licenses are included in the price while catch cleaning and gratuity are not.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,050
    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
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    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
    $700
    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
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 10 - Nov 1
    $600
    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
    $600
    Same as am trip.Usually leaves at 12:00 or 1:00pm.
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About the Captain

David Marshall
Carolina Beach, North Carolina, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
34 Customer Reviews
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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)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (White) White Marlin
Sailfish Sailfish

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Bluefin) Bluefin Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
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
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

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Lakeland, FL
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We booked our trip with Captain David and his son, Hunter on their 38’ Topaz.  The 7am departure time was easy...
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Loudon, TN
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Half day trip with Captain David

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on May 31, 2021
David gave us a heads up a few hours before arrival that fish weren’t biting very well on the day of our trip, and he went...
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High Point, NC
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Half day with Capt Dave

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on September 11, 2021
Booked half day trip with my 11 year son. He had a blast catching fish. I let him him catch most all of the Spanish Mackerel....
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Asheboro, NC
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8 hour trip with Captain Dave

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Live Bait/Trolling on August 5, 2021
Both the Captain and crew were excellent. They were well experienced and polite. We had an amazing trip I would highly recommend...
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Garner, North Carolina
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VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Live Bait/Trolling on July 18, 2021
The captain is experienced to the max, just amazing skills and intuition on where fish are. I took my 3 grandsons and their...
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FAQs about Musicman Charters Sportfishing

Musicman Charters Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $700 per group - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $1,050 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,250 per group - 7 Hour Trip (7 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Live Bait/Trolling (8 hours)
  • $1,450 per group - 8 Hour Bottom Trip (8 hours)
  • $2,300 per group - 12hr Gulfstream (12 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. )

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