Venture Charters NC

Welcome to our premier inshore/nearshore fishing charter, where unforgettable angling experiences await! Embark on a fishing journey like no other as Capt. Nathan Grosshandler takes you to the finest inshore and nearshore fishing grounds that adorn the Crystal Coast. With an abundance of diverse fish species awaiting your challenge, prepare yourself for exciting battles and a bounty of memorable catches. From the ferocious gamefish to the delectable table fare, the Crystal Coast boasts a true angler’s paradise.

Capt. Nathan Grosshandler, a seasoned veteran with extensive local knowledge, will guide you to the prime hotspots while sharing invaluable insights and fishing techniques. Relax and enjoy the adventure while our friendly crew takes care of all the details, ensuring a seamless and rewarding experience on every trip.

Venture Charters NC proudly presents the ideal vessel for your fishing adventures: a 21’ Carolina Skiff. Specially chosen for its versatility and performance, this well-appointed boat provides the perfect platform to explore the waters of Crystal Coast. With ample space and a comfortable seating arrangement, our Carolina Skiff can comfortably accommodate up to 4 guests, ensuring a personalized, enjoyable, and safe fishing experience for you and your fellow anglers.

Whether you’re targeting red drum, trout, flounder, Spanish mackerel, king mackerel, cobia, sea bass, or a mighty shark, our fishing charter is fully equipped with state-of-the-art gear, high-quality tackle, and a well-maintained boat, ensuring a comfortable and productive outing.

Enjoy the breathtaking scenery as we navigate the scenic coastal waters, dotted with picturesque islands, wild horses, and stunning shorelines. Take in the sights and sounds of nature while anticipating the thrill of the next bite.

Book today for the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of the marine environment and create lasting memories with your friends and family!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Fishing Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $450
    Set off on this 4-hour trip and fish inshore (in the sound) for Red Drum, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, and Flounder or nearshore in the ocean for Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, King Mackerel, Seabass, Cobia, or Sharks. All gear is included. Snacks and water also provided. Capt. Nathan will work with you beforehand to tailor the perfect experience for your group regardless of experience!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    Half Day Fishing Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 PM
    US $450
    Set off on this 4-hour evening trip and fish inshore (in the sound) for Red Drum, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, and Flounder or nearshore in the ocean for Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, King Mackerel, Seabass, Cobia, or Sharks. All gear is included. Snacks and water also provided. Capt. Nathan will work with you beforehand to tailor the perfect experience for your group regardless of experience!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $650
    This 6-hour trip is best for fishing nearshore in the ocean trolling for Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, King Mackerel, or bottom fishing for Seabass, Cobia, or Sharks. All gear is included. Snacks and water also provided. A longer inshore experience is also available for this trip and Capt. Nathan will work with you beforehand to tailor the perfect experience for your group regardless of experience!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    Full Day Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $850
    This 8-hour trip is best for a full variety fishing experience! Fish inshore in the morning for red drum, trout, and sheepshead then head nearshore (weather permitting) trolling for Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, King Mackerel, or bottom fishing for Seabass, Cobia, or Sharks. All gear is included. Snacks and water also provided. Capt. Nathan will work with you beforehand to tailor the perfect experience for your group regardless of experience!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
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FAQs about Venture Charters NC

Venture Charters NC offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $450 per group - Half Day Fishing Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $450 per group - Half Day Fishing Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group - 3/4 Day Fishing Trip (6 hours)
  • US $850 per group - Full Day Fishing Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Venture Charters NC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Venture Charters NC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate (On select trips)

Venture Charters NC offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Weather Permitting)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Venture Charters NC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Flounder Gigging

Top targeted fish species with Venture Charters NC include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Dogfish
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout

Meet the Captain

Capt. Nathan Grosshandler
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, United States
ID & license verified
30 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2021
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
Captain Nathan Grosshandler has over 15 years experience fishing on the Crystal Coast. His great love for fishing is something he absolutely loves to share with others. Known for his outstanding customer service and the overall experience provided to his clients, he'll do his best to transfer his knowledge and enthusiasm for fishing onto others.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Dogfish Dogfish
Flounder Flounder

Boat specs

Carolina Skiff (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 115HP Suzuki 4-Stroke engine.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Weather Permitting
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Handline
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
On select trips

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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

Pay online in full

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No additional fees.
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 30 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great Time!
Good day!
Great half day trip with Captain Nate
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
87%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
100%
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Bradley P.
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Capt. Nathan

VERIFIED   Half Day Fishing Trip (AM) on September 13, 2023
Bradley P. recommends Venture Charters NC
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Joseph B.
New Kensington, PA
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Great Time!

VERIFIED   Half Day Fishing Trip (AM) on August 1, 2023
Recently, I booked a 1/2 day (a.m) fishing trip with Venture Charters NC.  Everything went as planned. Everybody caught fish...
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Sam R.
Leesburg, VA
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Half day with Captain Nathan

VERIFIED   Half Day Fishing Trip (AM) on May 30, 2023
We had a great trip with Captain Nathan! The boat was incredibly clean and very well-maintained. Captain Nathan was very respectful,...
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Bryan J.
Wilson, NC
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great half day trip with Captain Nate

VERIFIED   Half Day Fishing Trip (AM) on July 6, 2023
We had a wonderful time inshore fishing with Captain Nate. It is obvious that he enjoys sharing his love of fishing with others. ...
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John C.
Austin, IN
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Half day trip with captain Nathan

VERIFIED   Half Day Fishing Trip (PM) on July 5, 2023
Overall it was amazing. We asked for sheapshead and thats what we got put on. As soon as we were happy and asked to try and...
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