Shine Eye Girl Charters

Visit Wanchese, North Carolina and join us aboard the Shine Eye Girl for a fishing experience of a lifetime! The “Shine Eye Girl” is a staple of outer banks charter fishing history. Built by Warren O’Neal in 1960, she was a revolutionary vessel of her time and she paved the way for modern-day sportfishing. She’s since been restored (2015) and recently repowered (2021) to provide a modernized yet classic fishing experience. The boat’s fully equipped with up-to-date technology and top-of-the-line gear to make sure you maximize your chances of finding and catching fish.

Captain Josh Brindley was born and raised right here on the outer banks and has numerous years of fishing experience. He and the crew will provide you with a safe and enjoyable day on the water and give the extra effort to make sure you go home with fish for dinner!

Your trip starts on a 40’ Warren O’Neal flybridge that can sit up to 6 guests. The boat runs on a 430 HP Cummins 8.3 engine and uses comprehensive navigation technology. It’s got a flybridge, private toilet, kitchen, as well as bed. Its fishing gear includes a fighting chair, outriggers, downriggers, and a livewell. To make your stay on board even better, there’s a TV, refrigerator, an ice-box, and you’ll also have the services of a first mate at your disposal.

Some of the many species you can chase are Mahi Mahi, Black Seabass, White Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Redfish, and Cobia. Using light and heavy tackle, you can bottom and deep sea fish, troll, spin, jig, pop, and even kite fish. You decide if you’ll keep the fish you catch and you’re welcome to bring kids aboard.

Captain Josh will cover you for all the tackle, lures, and fishing licenses, so just bring some food and drinks before you leave.

Pay a visit to Shine Eye Girl Charters and have an unforgettable fishing experience!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Fall/Spring (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Apr 30
    $650
    This is a 4-hour trip either trolling in the sound for Striped Bass or bottom fishing in the ocean for Seabass and Dog Shark. This trip runs seasonally and is dictated by the weather and regulations. The fall and spring months on the outer banks can be quite chilly so be sure to dress warmly. Also, the price does not include a 20% tip for the mate.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Fall/Spring (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Apr 30
    $650
    This is a 4-hour trip either trolling in the sound for Striped Bass or bottom fishing in the ocean for Seabass and Dog Shark. This trip runs seasonally and is dictated by the weather and regulations. The fall and spring months on the outer banks can be quite chilly so be sure to dress warmly. Also, the price does not include a 20% tip for the mate.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $1,000
    A 6-hour morning fishing trip that's perfect for the whole family. You'll depart at 6:00 a.m. and return at 12:00 p.m. You'll typically be trolling close to the beaches for species like Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and Red Drum. The captain provides all rods, reels, tackle, bait, and ice, as well as your fishing license. All you need are your drinks and snacks as well as a cooler for your catch. Keep in mind that the price doesn't include a 20% tip for the mate.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $1,000
    A 6-hour afternoon fishing trip that's perfect for the whole family. You'll depart at 12:30 p.m. and return at 6:30 p.m. You'll typically be trolling close to the beaches for species like Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and Red Drum. The captain provides all rods, reels, tackle, bait, and ice, as well as your fishing license. All you need are your drinks and snacks as well as a cooler for your catch. Keep in mind that the price doesn't include a 20% tip for the mate.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Ocean Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $2,000
    This is a full-day bottom fishing trip where we will fish for species such as black sea bass, amberjack, blueline tilefish, golden tilefish, blackbelly rosefish, and even swordfish. These trips are very weather dependent and some species are regulated by seasons. All rods, reels, bait. tackle, ice, and licenses are provided. All you need to bring is a cooler for your catch and any food or drinks you may want. Price of the trip does not include a 20% tip for the mate.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Gulf Stream Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $2,400
    A 12-hour deep sea fishing experience trolling in the Gulf Stream for species such as Tuna, Dolphin, Wahoo, Marlin, and King Mackerel anywhere from 20-50 miles offshore. Departing from Wanchese at 5:00 a.m. and returning at 5:00 p.m. You're covered for all the rods, reels, tackle, bait, ice, as well as fishing licenses. Bring nothing but drinks and snacks as well as a cooler for your catch. The available species vary depending on the season or weather. Please, remember to give the first mate a 20% tip.
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About the Captain

Josh Brindley
Wanchese, North Carolina, United States
39 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2021
Captain Josh is a lifetime fisherman with 15 years of charter fishing experience, born and raised here on the outer banks.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat specs

Warren oneal (Flybridge) originally built in 1960, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 430HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate
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 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

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid unnecessary hassle with carrying extra cash.

No additional fees.
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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 39 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (18)
Half Day with Captain Josh
AM Half Day Inshore
Awesome team aboard this boat!!
+15
Angler Rating
37
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Tyler M.
Washington, District Of Columbia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day with Captain Josh

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM) on August 9, 2022
Can’t thank Captain Josh and 1st Mate Chris enough for a great morning of fishing! Captain Josh gave us plenty of options...
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Michael R.
Scherr, WV
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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Half Day (PM) with Captain Josh

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Nearshore (PM) on July 13, 2022
Had a great afternoon fishing with Captain Josh and mate Chris. Started by trolling nearshore for ribbon fish. After a couple...
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Joe D.
Baltimore, Maryland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Afternoon half day trip with Josh Brindley

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Nearshore (PM) on June 8, 2022
Had a great trip with Josh and Chris.  Was a tough day on the water but they never gave up and got us on some good fishing....
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Justin P.
Quakertown, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day trip awesome experience

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip – Ocean Bottom Fishing on July 15, 2022
First off I must commend Josh, John and Chris on a great trip overall. We had a great experience with them all and they were...
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Kevin R.
Frisco, TX
Excellent
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 Captain Josh

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM) on July 25, 2022
Great day out with Josh and first mate Chris. They did a great job with a group aged 8, 13, 15, and 2 adults.  Very patient...
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FAQs about Shine Eye Girl Charters

Shine Eye Girl Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip – Fall/Spring (AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip – Fall/Spring (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Half Day Trip – Nearshore (PM) (6 hours)
  • $2,000 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Ocean Bottom Fishing (12 hours)
  • $2,400 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Gulf Stream Trolling (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Shine Eye Girl Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Shine Eye Girl Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Shine Eye Girl Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Shine Eye Girl Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Shine Eye Girl Charters include:
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Redfish
  • Sailfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo