Shells & Tails Outdoor Adventures

Shells & Tails Outdoor Adventures is located in North Topsail Beach and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters.

Capt. Adrain will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing Hes been in the marine industry for 10 years and been on these waters for years This involves 4 to 8-hour trips, mainly fishing for Flounder, Redfish, and Speckled Trout, depending on the season and conditions on the day. On these trips, you can expect to use techniques such as light tackle plus site casting to big schools of redfish

Your fishing adventure starts on an 18’ Ranger Ghost 183 boat that can safely take up to 2 anglers, including kids. This boat comes with a wireless trolling motor plus two big live wells to keep the catch fresh and bait looking good.

All rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price so you can focus on what really matters, fishing. Please make sure to buy a valid fishing license ahead of time. 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 Shells & Tails Outdoor Adventures.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $340
    Hop aboard and target Redfish and Trout in the marsh and creeks of Sneads Ferry and Surf City. You and the captain will be throwing artificials or you can run live bait for the less experienced anglers. The trip starts at 7:00 a.m. and lasts for 4 hours.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $340
    Hit the water and go chase Redfish and Speckled Trout in the lovely creeks and marsh of Sneads Ferry as well as Surf City. You and the captain will be using artificials but less experienced anglers can also use live bait. The trip starts at 12:30 p.m.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $420
    Start your trip in the morning and have fun targeting Redfish and Speckled Trout in marsh and creeks. Normally, you and the captain will be throwing artificial bait in order to attract fish but anglers with less experience may want to use live bait.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $420
    Join the captain and have fun chasing Speckled Trout and Redfish in the marsh and creeks of Surf City and Sneads Ferry. You can throw artificial bait but those new to fishing may find live bait a better option. The trip runs from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $680
    Enjoy a fun-packed time on the water and try to reel in Redfish and Trout. You'll explore the marsh and creeks of Sneads Ferry and Surf City for 8 hours and will use artificial bait. Guests with less experience can also try using live bait.
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About the Captain

Adrain Doby
North Topsail Beach, North Carolina, United States
11 Customer reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since March 2021
Captain Adrain specializes in flats and bays and finds them fun and beautiful places to spend your time.

About this listing

Targeted species

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat specs

Ranger (Flats boat) originally built in 2006, and restored in 2022. Powered by a 150HP mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 53 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks

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

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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.

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
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Joe H.
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

4 hr trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on August 3, 2022
Had an amazing trip. Hooked up on first cast! Had a bit of a slow time but then found them with even a few double ups! Would...
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Madison U.
Swansboro, North Carolina
Excellent
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6 hour trip with Captain Adrian

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip (AM) on July 24, 2022
Captain Adrian hooked us up good. We were reeling in a red drum almost as soon as he casted the line out. Definitely recommend...
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Bryce L.
Asheboro, NC
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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4hr red drum on the flats

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on April 15, 2022
Weather condions were rough super windy but the captain put us on the fish had our fist bite within 5 minutes of putting a...
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Brian H.
Houston, TX
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day with Captain Adrian

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 29, 2022
Great fun… too many fish!
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John S.
Hampstead, North Carolina
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Half Day Inshore Trip with Captain Adrian

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 14, 2022
This was a great experience.  Captain Adrian had a lot of enthusiasm for the trip.  We fished for Red Drum and we able to...
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FAQs about Shells & Tails Outdoor Adventures

Shells & Tails Outdoor Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • $340 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $340 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $420 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $420 per group - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $680 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Shells & Tails Outdoor Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Shells & Tails Outdoor Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Drinks

Shells & Tails Outdoor Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Shells & Tails Outdoor Adventures offers the following fishing technique:
  • Light Tackle

Top targeted fish species with Shells & Tails Outdoor Adventures include:
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Speckled Trout