Farm to shuck – Ghost Fleet Oyster Co. offers you a different type of fishing! Step into the world of commercial fishing and take an adventure exploring North Carolina’s oyster farming. This fishing adventure takes you on a journey from spat to shuck. You’ll learn about sustainable farming practices and the role oysters play in water quality. While the waters are open, Captain Cody Faison and his crew will handpick your harvest. Join the captain in Surf City and have a wonderful time on the water!

The boat you’ll use for fishing is a restored 20’ Grunman pontoon. It can carry up to 6 guests and is wheelchair-accessible. It runs on a 70 HP Yamaha engine and has all the navigation electronics needed for an efficient and safe trip. There’s a multimedia system you can use and a first mate may join your trip.

You and Captain Cody will stay inshore.  Kids are more than welcome to join aboard, so bring them as well and enjoy your oyster collecting experience together. Just bear in mind that smoking isn’t allowed during the trip.

The captain will provide all the needed equipment, crackers, Gatorade, and water. Also, the crew follows all sanitation rules and requirements for shellfish for both harvest and consumption.

Join Ghost Fleet Oyster Co. and enjoy a lovely oyster adventure in North Carolina!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    Start your Clam adventure in the morning and enjoy collecting for 4 hours. Captain Cody will take care of all the equipment as well as crackers, water, and Gatorade. You won't need a fishing license for these trips. While the usual departure time is 8:00 a.m., you can also start your trip at 9:00 a.m. and finish at 1:00 p.m.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $350
    If fishing in the morning doesn't suit you, you can always start your trip in the afternoon. You'll start collecting Clam at 1:00 p.m. and finish at 5:00 p.m. Captain Cody will provide crackers, Gatorade, water, and all the needed gear. You won't need a fishing license. Keep in mind that the departure times are flexible, meaning you can also start your trip at 2:00 p.m. and finish at 6:00 p.m.
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About the Captain

Cody Faison
Surf City, North Carolina, United States
6 Customer reviews
Response time 9 hours
Member since August 2021
Captain Cody invites you for a unique clamming trip in North Carolina! Join him on the shore and enjoy the wonderful experience of collecting and tasting delicious Clam.

About this listing

Targeted species

Clam Clam

Boat specs

Grunman (Pontoon) originally built in 1996, and restored in 2001. Powered by a 70HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Intermix between fresh and salt

Fishing techniques

Handline

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Multimedia System

Trip includes

Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Crackers
Drinks
Water and Gatorade
First Mate
Occasionally
Fishing License
Not needed

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (2)
Oyster Farm Tour
Oyster Farm Tour
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
80%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Benjamin K.
Charlottesville, VA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

An afternoon with Captain Cody

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 21, 2022
Captain Cody was an excellent tour guide, teacher, and oyster shucker. He was patient and engaging with our four kids (Ages...
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Brian B.
PT CHARLOTTE, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Cody

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on September 15, 2022
Learned quite a lot about oysters, very good family trip.. captain did an excellent job explaing and answering our question
Brian B. recommends Ghost Fleet Oyster Co.
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Rachael S.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 12, 2022
Rachael S. recommends Ghost Fleet Oyster Co.
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Allen W.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Oyster Farm Tour

August 18, 2021
Cody is an amazing host and very knowledgeable about oysters.  He made the experience very educational and fun.  We learned...
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Dale H.
MEADOWS DAN, VA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Oyster farming

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on September 5, 2021
It was a wonderful experience for my son and I. Very educational and also a great time out on the water with delicious Lee...
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FAQs about Ghost Fleet Oyster Co.

Ghost Fleet Oyster Co. offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $350 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Ghost Fleet Oyster Co., you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Multimedia System

Trips booked with Ghost Fleet Oyster Co. include:
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Crackers)
  • Drinks (Water and Gatorade)
  • First Mate (Occasionally)
  • Fishing License (Not needed)

Ghost Fleet Oyster Co. offers the following type of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Intermix between fresh and salt)

Ghost Fleet Oyster Co. offers the following fishing technique:
  • Handline

Top targeted fish species with Ghost Fleet Oyster Co. include:
  • Clam