Grassy Sound Charters is based in Hampstead, NC and serves Wrightsville Beach, Topsail Island (North Topsail & Topsail Beach), Surf City, Sneads Ferry, and Jacksonville. We are convenient to the Greater Wilmington area and only 25 minutes from the ILM airport.

The USCG Veteran crew is amongst the safest and most professional that you will find in the industry. We will do our very best to make sure you have a safe, enjoyable, and productive time on the water. This includes 3 to 10-hour trips, mainly fishing for Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Snapper, Grouper, Seabass, Mahi-Mahi and Wahoo depending on the season and conditions on the day. Our experience and knowledge is far reaching and that is what makes us a truly professional operation.

You will be riding on a 31’ Cape Horn center console boat that can comfortably take up to 6 persons. It is fast, dry, comfortable, and a head-turner! Whether you are looking for a laid-back trip on the coast or a hardcore fishing adventure offshore, this is the charter you have been looking for!

All rods, reels, terminal tackle, bait, and fishing licenses are included in the price so you can focus on enjoying yourself. Fish cleaning service may be available after your trip, but be sure to bring an adequately sized cooler if you will be keeping your catch.

A Mate will accompany all fishing charters and works for tips. 20% of the total trip price is customary.

No glass bottles aboard the vessel.

Please contact the Captain directly before booking if you have questions about the rate, availability, or have special considerations.

Licensed, insured, state and federally permitted.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Grassy Sound Charters.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Nearshore Trip (10:30am)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    US $575
    A 3-hour trip within 3 nautical miles, perfect for families or first-timers. You may catch Cobia, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, as well as Seabass. A Mate will accompany all fishing charters and works for tips. 20% of the total trip price is customary.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Nearshore Trip (2pm)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    US $575
    A 3-hour trip within 3 nm, perfect for families or first-timers. You may catch Cobia, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, as well as Seabass. A Mate will accompany all fishing charters and works for tips. 20% of the total trip price is customary.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Nearshore Trip (7am)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $575
    A 3-hour trip within 3 nautical miles, perfect for families or first-timers. You may catch Cobia, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, as well as Seabass. A Mate will accompany all fishing charters and works for tips. 20% of the total trip price is customary.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Nearshore Trip (11:30am)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    US $690
    A 4-hour trip within 5 nm. Target species depend on the season and preferred fishing method. You may catch Cobia, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, sharks, and bottom fish. A Mate will accompany all fishing charters and works for tips. 20% of the total trip price is customary.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Nearshore Trip (7am)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $690
    A 4-hour trip within 5 nm. Target species depend on the season and preferred fishing method. You may catch Cobia, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, sharks, and bottom fish. A Mate will accompany all fishing charters and works for tips. 20% of the total trip price is customary.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Offshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $990
    A 6-hour trip within 20 nautical miles. This trip gives you a wider range of target species and possibly a larger class of fish. You may catch Amberjack, Cobia, Grouper, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Porgy, Seabass, Snapper, and Mahi. A Mate will accompany all fishing charters and works for tips. 20% of the total trip price is customary.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Offshore Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,390
    An 8-hour trip within 40 nm. A wider range of target species with more time on the water! May include Amberjack, Cobia, Grouper, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Porgy, Seabass, Snapper, Triggerfish, Wahoo, Tuna, and Sailfish. A Mate will accompany all fishing charters and works for tips. 20% of the total trip price is customary.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
  • Private trip
    Gulf Stream - Mahi, Wahoo, Billfish
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,800
    A 10-hour trip to the Gulf Stream for Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and Billfish. Possibility of deep dropping for bottom fish to round out the day. A Mate will accompany all fishing charters and works for tips. 20% of the total trip price is customary.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Popping
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Tilefish
    Tilefish
    Grouper (Scamp)
    Scamp Grouper
    Grouper (Snowy)
    Snowy Grouper
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 41 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Great time with kids
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Excellent crew and boat.
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
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Jonathan C.
Mount Washington, KY
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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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Gulf Stream trip for my wife and I.

VERIFIED   Gulf Stream - Mahi, Wahoo, Billfish on September 11, 2023
I can not recommend Grassy Sound and Capt. Anthony enough.  Capt. and his crew were professional and 100% on it.  We gave...
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Alan M.
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Great day on the water!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Offshore Trip on May 2, 2024
Captain Anthony and First Mate John know their equipment, are safety oriented and professional, and they know where the fish...
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Brian F.
Hampstead, North Carolina
Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day Morning Trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Nearshore Trip (7am) on July 9, 2023
Had an awesome half day trip with Captain Anthony and First Mate John. They were both extremely professional, knowledgeable,...
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Mel D.
Battle Creek, MI
Excellent
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Excellent
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A few hour trip with Capt. Anthony and 1st Mate John

VERIFIED   3 Hour Nearshore Trip (2pm) on June 22, 2023
My family and I had an awesome time on Grassy Sound Charters on our vacation! The weather on the day we booked was not sea...
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Great time with kids

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Nearshore Trip (10:30am) on June 11, 2024
It was an easy, fun day for the kids.
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FAQs about Grassy Sound Charters

Grassy Sound Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $575 per group - 3 Hour Nearshore Trip (10:30am) (3 hours)
  • US $575 per group - 3 Hour Nearshore Trip (2pm) (3 hours)
  • US $575 per group - 3 Hour Nearshore Trip (7am) (3 hours)
  • US $690 per group - 4 Hour Nearshore Trip (11:30am) (4 hours)
  • US $690 per group - 4 Hour Nearshore Trip (7am) (4 hours)
  • US $990 per group - 6 Hour Offshore Trip (6 hours)
  • US $1,390 per group - 8 Hour Offshore Trip (8 hours)
  • US $1,800 per group - Gulf Stream - Mahi, Wahoo, Billfish (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Grassy Sound Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Sanitized Porta-Potty
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System Satellite Radio
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Grassy Sound Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Fishing for live bait may be part of the trip but will only be performed if it is readily available and can be caught within a reasonable amount of time and a short distance from our intended transit. We will not waste quality fishing time on a scavenger )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (We provide at no additional charge fish cleaning and filleting services on the boat at the dock. Of course, gratuities are always appreciated. Please factor in the additional time that you will spend at the Meetup Location if waiting for fish clean and fi)
  • Drinks (Water)
  • First Mate (Mate tip not included in price )
  • Fishing License (The boat is covered by a Blanket North Carolina Coastal Recreational Fishing License, which covers up to 6 guests. Additionally, the boat has Federal Fisheries Permits for Billfish, Tuna, Dolphin (Mahi), Wahoo, Snapper, and Grouper. So that's to say that )

Grassy Sound Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (We run up to 3 nautical miles on our 3 hour trips, 5 nautical miles on our 4 hour trips, 20 nautical miles on our 6 hour trips, 40 nautical miles on our 8 hour trips, and 60 nautical miles on our Gulfstream trips. Your total distance offshore of the neare)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Grassy Sound Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Grassy Sound Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Charter Operator

Grassy Sound Charters
Hampstead, North Carolina, United States
9 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
41 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2021
My love for the ocean was born on Grassy Sound Channel. My earliest memories were walking out the back door of the "minnow shack," and down a 100 yard pier to board my Grandfather's Penn Yan boat for a flounder trip. This passion led me to a degree in Marine Biology, and a career in the United States Coast Guard. I greatly enjoy helping others make lifelong memories on the water. Whether it is catching lots of fish, seeing turtles and dolphins, or just simply enjoying time out on the water, I strive to provide a safe and enjoyable way to do so! Personally, I enjoy getting offshore and fishing for Mahi and Wahoo. There is nothing like finding the right water conditions after doing your homework and then capitalizing on the bite! Great times have been had bailing Mahi off a weed line and hearing the unforgettable sound of a drag screaming while on the troll!
Our Team
Anthony P.
Captain
John S.
First mate
Sophia V.
First mate

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Boat specs

Cape Horn (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 34 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
We run up to 3 nautical miles on our 3 hour trips, 5 nautical miles on our 4 hour trips, 20 nautical miles on our 6 hour trips, 40 nautical miles on our 8 hour trips, and 60 nautical miles on our Gulfstream trips. Your total distance offshore of the neare
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Sanitized Porta-Potty
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Satellite Radio
Outriggers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Fishing for live bait may be part of the trip but will only be performed if it is readily available and can be caught within a reasonable amount of time and a short distance from our intended transit. We will not waste quality fishing time on a scavenger
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
We provide at no additional charge fish cleaning and filleting services on the boat at the dock. Of course, gratuities are always appreciated. Please factor in the additional time that you will spend at the Meetup Location if waiting for fish clean and fi
Drinks
Water
First Mate
Mate tip not included in price
Fishing License
The boat is covered by a Blanket North Carolina Coastal Recreational Fishing License, which covers up to 6 guests. Additionally, the boat has Federal Fisheries Permits for Billfish, Tuna, Dolphin (Mahi), Wahoo, Snapper, and Grouper. So that's to say that

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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Hampstead to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Children of all ages are welcome onboard our 3 hour and 4 hour Nearshore Trips. Please contact us directly before booking a 6 hour trip or greater for children under 10 years old. You must bring an appropriately sized USCG Approved Lifejacket if bringing
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 1.5% charge will apply.

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