Come join us for a fun-filled day of fishing out of the legendary Hatteras, NC. Captain Johnny Fairbanks loves fishing and wants you to enjoy it just as much as him. We strive to make every trip an unforgettable experience on the water and offer personalized trips to the customer’s desires. From hardcore fishing to relaxing family outings, with children. We are ready to get you on the water.

You’ll fish from a 24’ Carolina Skiff center console with room for up to 6 anglers and a 140 HP Suzuki engine that can reach a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots. The boat uses all the modern fishfinder, GPS, as well as radio technology to take you to the fish safely and quickly and has also got a flybridge.

The species you can target are Red Drum, Speckled Trout, Bluefish, Sheepshead, Cobia, and a variety of other species. Using light tackle, you and the captain will catch them by casting, jigging, bait fishing, as well as sight fishing. You’re free to choose if you’ll keep your catch and take it home or just release it back into the water.

You will need sunscreen, snacks, drinks, etc. There is storage on the boat for your belongings and all fishing gear and bait is included in the trip as well as fishing licenses.

Come join Island Time Charters and Captain Johnny for an incredible day on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    This is a 4-hour fishing trip in the Pamlico Sound and nearshore waters of Hatteras. You'll depart at 7:00 a.m. and will have all the fishing gear ready for you when you arrive. Just bring some food and drinks before you leave and the fun can start.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $500
    You and the captain will explore the Pamlico Sound and nearshore waters of Hatteras and have fun chasing various species. The trip starts at 12:00 p.m. Make sure you have your snacks and drinks and the captain will take care of the rest.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Inshore
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    Full day Inshore Fishing Trip
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About the Captain

Johnny Fairbanks
Hatteras, North Carolina, United States
7 Fishing Reports
58 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2021
Having grown up in Hatteras, NC, Captain John has always admired all the charter boats and captains. With his first job cleaning a boat when he was 10, the captain would eventually get his first full-time job mating offshore at the age of 14. Having fished with some amazing charter captains, he gained knowledge on the industry and is ready to use everything he's learned!

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder

Boat specs

Parker (Center console) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Bowfishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 58 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
91%
Friendly captain
95%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
84%
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Dean W.
Monroe, VA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on July 26, 2022
Fishing wasn’t great but captain johnny was honest and warned us that it wouldn’t be, we chose to go out anyways and caught...
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Michael K.
Elmhurst, IL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Johnny Fairbanks — “Johnny On The Spot”

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 22, 2022
Even after four days of east winds and the morning after a cold front went through, Johnny a/ka “Johnny On The Spot” put...
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John T.
NEW CUMBERLND, WV
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half Day trip Captain Johnny

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 25, 2022
We had awesome trip with Captain Johnny, he contacted us by phone and text a couple days prior to the trip. Captain Johnny...
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Daniel S.
KIMBERLIN HGT, TN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with Capt. John

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 8, 2022
Great action on our trip.  Capt John scouted well and knew right where to go.  We were trying to hit red drum, but large...
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James C.
Middletown, DE
Excellent
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Best Family Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on April 22, 2022
We had the best family fishing trip ever! Captuan Johnny and his mate(George) have so much fun. We caught 40 Red Drum and 2...
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FAQs about Island Time Charters

Island Time Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Inshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Island Time Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Island Time Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Fishing License

Island Time Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Island Time Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Bowfishing
  • Flounder Gigging

Top targeted fish species with Island Time Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout