Dockside Fishing Charters

Dockside Fishing Charters and Captain Hunter Williams welcome you for a fishing adventure in North Carolina! Starting out of Oak Island, you will have a fun and safe trip to the area’s inshore and nearshore water as well as reefs. These grounds are fish-rich as well as beautiful and Captain Hunter knows the best places for making a catch. Join him aboard and have a great time on the water!

The boat you will be using for your trip is a 23’ Sportsman bay boat. It can sit up to 4 guests and is powered by a 150 HP 2017 Yamaha engine that can reach a speed of 40 knots. The boat uses modern GPS, fishfinder, as well as radio systems to keep you safe and on the right course all the time. It also features a wireless trolling motor for more discrete fishing and a livewell to provide you with live bait.

Some of the many species you can target on your trip include Cobia, Flounder, Sheepshead, King and Spanish Mackerel, and Redfish. To attract them, you will use light tackle trolling and drifting. You can either keep or release the fish you catch and you are also welcome to bring kids on your trip.

Captain Hunter provides you with all the fishing tackle, live bait, and lures. He also covers you for fishing licenses and catch cleaning. Before you start your trip, you should only bring the food and drinks of your choice.

Join Dockside Fishing Charters and have a fun-packed trip in North Carolina!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    Half day charters are perfect for backwater fishing in the Oak Island beach. This gives you enough time to find fish and enjoy the beach's backwater. The trip is great for getting back to the dock after fishing and you are able to enjoy the rest of your day on the beach with family and friends!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $400
    Half day charters are perfect for backwater fishing in the Oak Island beach. This gives you enough time to find fish and enjoy the beach's backwater. The trip is great for getting back to the dock after fishing and you are able to enjoy the rest of your day on the beach with family and friends!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    3/4 day charters are geared toward the more hard-core anglers who are willing to wait out the fish or want to venture nearshore on calmer days for trolling and reef fishing. These charters are great for catching King and Spanish Mackerel as well as Cobia when those species are running in the area.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    3/4 day charters are geared toward the more hard-core anglers who are willing to wait out the fish or want to venture nearshore on calmer days for trolling and reef fishing. These charters are great for catching King and Spanish Mackerel as well as Cobia when those species are running in the area.
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About the Captain

Hunter Williams
Oak Island, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
47 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since September 2021
Captain Hunter runs inshore and nearshore charters out of Oak Island, North Carolina. Join him aboard and have a great time chasing fish in the area's productive and gorgeous waters!

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat specs

Sportsman (Bay boat) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 150HP 2017 Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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

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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 47 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (30)
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
85%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
70%
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James C.
Fairlawn, VA
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Morning trip with Captain Hunter

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on August 8, 2022
This was my first trip with Captain Hunter and I was very impressed. I have some experience, but my brother and I and my 5...
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David G.
Clemmons, NC
Excellent
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Awesome morning trip!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 19, 2022
Hunter was a great captain, friendly and knows the good spots! The boat was spotless. We will be back to fish with Hunter again,...
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Kimberly S.
Jonesville, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Captain Hunter Williams is AWESOME!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on April 16, 2022
We enjoyed a half day (4 hour) trip with Captain Williams!  He was very knowledgeable, personable and great in handling our...
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Chuck S.
Oak Island, NC
Excellent
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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Half day trip with captain Mike

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 28, 2022
Mike was very personable and knew the waters and area well. Was on time at the launch point. Mike is a very experienced boater.
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Shawn B.
Union Mills, NC
Excellent
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Half day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 8, 2022
Had a great time!!!  Captain Hunter, is very knowledgeable! Half day was good, but had a hard time getting bait, (no fault...
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FAQs about Dockside Fishing Charters

Dockside Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $600 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)

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

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

Dockside Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Dockside Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Dockside Fishing Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout