Local Knowledge Charters is located in Atlantic Beach and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters.

Capt. William will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. This involves 2 to 8-hour trips, mainly fishing for Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Bluefish, Seabass, Grouper, and Flounder, depending on the season and conditions on the day. On these trips you can expect to use techniques such as light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, drift fishing, jigging, popping and spinning.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 20’ Intruder boat that can safely take up to 4 anglers. This boat comes with a wireless trolling motor.

All rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price so you can focus on what really matters, fishing. Your trip will include all the necessary fishing licenses for the day. The crew will clean and fillet your catch for you to take home at the end of the trip. The boat will be supplied with drinks for your pleasure, be sure to let the captain know if you have any questions or want to bring your own.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Local Knowledge Charters.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $475
    Trip Details Length: 4 hours Includes: tackle, bait, ice, Fish cleaning after trip Trip departure time is flexible based on your schedule. Inshore and nearshore options based on your preference.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    Trip Details Length: 6 hours Includes: tackle, bait, ice, Fish cleaning after trip Trip departure time is flexible based on your schedule. Inshore and nearshore options based on your preference.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    Trip Details Length: 8 hours Includes: tackle, bait, ice, Fish cleaning after trip Trip departure time is flexible based on your schedule. Inshore and nearshore options based on your preference.
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About the Captain

William Gillikin
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, United States
6 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
25 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2021
Welcome to Local Knowledge Charters Atlantic Beach, NC! As a Carteret County native with a family lineage full of fishermen and captains, fishing became second nature to me. Whether offshore in the deep blue, or inshore in the backwaters with the oyster beds, fishing is my passion. Sharing my local knowledge and appreciation for fishing with my clients allows them to have an experience on the water that will last them a lifetime!

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bluefish Bluefish
Bonito Bonito
Flounder Flounder

Boat specs

Intruder (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days 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 Atlantic Beach to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Crew
Excellent
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Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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October fishing trip
Great half day with Will.
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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Patrick H.
Fearrington, NC
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4-hour inshore trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 9, 2022
Capt. Will was an awesome time to be with. Very laid back and easy going which made the whole charter. Great captain to choose...
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Seth S.
Hudsonville, MI
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3/4 day with Captain William

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on April 6, 2022
My wife, boys and I were visiting NC from MI for Spring Break and had a fantastic time. Captain was super knowledgeable and...
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Samuel C.
Cana, VA
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Awesome Experience

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on December 4, 2021
I took my 18 year old Grandaughter fishing with Captain William and we had a great experience   Captain William is very nice...
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Edward O.
Morehead City, North Carolina
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Awesome fishing day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 8, 2022
We went out near shore and found a hot spot hitting grey trout off the bottom. We were pulling in 2-3 at a time. Hit our limit...
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Jack E.
Deer Park, TX
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Fishing with William

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 12, 2022
Fished with Captin Will this morning. We had a great time. He worked hard to put us on some fish, was very knowledgeable of...
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FAQs about Local Knowledge Charters

Local Knowledge Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $475 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

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

Trips booked with Local Knowledge Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Local Knowledge Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Local Knowledge Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Local Knowledge Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bluefish
  • Bonito
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Weakfish