Hieronymus Fishing Charters

Hieronymus Fishing Charters welcomes you for an enjoyable day of fishing in Wilmington, NC. Come explore its bountiful nearshore and offshore grounds and have fun catching fish together with Captain Cord Hieronymus. The captain is a local angler from Wrightsville Beach who’ll do his best to put you on the fish and help you enjoy your stay on board. He’ll meet you at his boat slip in Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach to take you on your next sea adventure. With Captain Cord, free parking at his marina is provided with a parking pass so you will not have to download an app to pay an unexpected 25$ to $55 for Wrightsville Beach parking. Pick your day and have a great time fishing!

Your boat for the day will be a 25’ C-Hawk center console. The vessel is wheelchair-accessible and can sit up to 4 guests. She’s powered by a 250 HP Yamaha four stroke engine and uses Garmin GPS technology and a Furuno fishfinder, as well as a VHF radio. There is a food and drink cooler iced up for your convenience. The fishing gear includes rods, reels downriggers, and a livewell. To store your fish, there’s even an ice-box you can use.

Depending on trip length and targeted species, you will be using light and/or heavy tackle, trolling, and/or bottom fishing for Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Grouper (in season), Seabass, and many other species that could possibly be hooked.  You’re free to choose if you’ll keep your catch or release it back to the water.

Your trip includes all the fishing tackle, bait, and lures that you’ll need. Capt. Cord will also take care of fishing licenses. There’s nothing you’ll need to bring except for some lunch or snacks.

Come visit Hieronymus Fishing Charters and create lovely memories on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $450
    Captain Cord welcomes all anglers from beginners and families to seasoned anglers. The captain's main goal is to help you have fun and catch fish. You'll depart at 6:30 a.m. and have all the needed equipment on the boat. Just arrive on time and bring your favorite food. Free parking is available as well.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 32 minutes ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    US $500
    One of the few charters in the Wrightsville Beach area that's been running for over 15 years. We pride ourselves and catching you the most fish and having the best time possible.
  • Private trip
    3/4 day
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $650
    On our three-quarter day we will mainly be targeting big King Mackerel with a chance to catch many other species.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 92 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Renee W.
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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A good time was had by all

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on July 5, 2024
My husband, our two boys (15 and 11) and I came upon Captain Cord and Hieronymus Fishing Charters via Fishing Booker somewhat...
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Michael L.
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Family King Mackeral Trip

VERIFIED   3/4 day on August 12, 2023
Captain Cord was a gracious host and one heck of guide for our trip. I brought my son and his friend and dad on their first...
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John S. J.
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Great time fishing

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 18, 2024
My buddy and I took my son and his daughter fishing with Captain Cord. He was very professional and called the night before...
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Thomas R.
Excellent
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Great day, great captain

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on July 3, 2024
We ran a little late arriving and the captain was very cool about that.  Had a great day hearing stories of life on the ocean...
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Brie F.
Charlotte, North Carolina
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3/4 Day

VERIFIED   3/4 day on August 26, 2023
Captain Cord was friendly and knowledgeable about the area. At no fault of the Captain’s we had a difficult time finding...
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FAQs about Hieronymus Fishing Charters

Hieronymus Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $450 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group - 3/4 day (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Hieronymus Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS Garmin
  • Fishfinder Furuno
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Hieronymus Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (When necessary )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

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

Hieronymus Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Hieronymus Fishing Charters include:
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel

Meet the Captain

Cord Hieronymus
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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92 Customer reviews
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Member since July 2021
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Captain Cord grew up in a commercial fishing family and later started running his own charters. Come visit him in Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach and embark on the beautiful and fish-rich waters of North Carolina.

About this listing

Targeted species

Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark

Boat specs

C-Hawk (Center console) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Garmin
Fishfinder
Furuno
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
When necessary
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

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 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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

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

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