Capt. Bradley Dray owns and operates Crystal Coast Fishing Co. They are located in Atlantic Beach and offer to show you a memorable time in these waters.

Capt. Bradley will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. This involves 4 to 8-hour trips, mainly fishing for Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Dolphin, Wahoo, Sailfish, and Bluefish, depending on the season and conditions on the day. On these trips, you can expect to use techniques such as heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, big game fishing, drift fishing, handline, jigging, popping, and spinning.

Your fishing adventure starts on the Yuleisy, a 35’ custom-built Sportfisher that can safely take up to 6 anglers. She’s powered by a Caterpillar 3208 diesel engine and comes outfitted with a comprehensive package of navigational and marine electronics. One of Julie‘s more prominent features is her wide cockpit with dual fight chairs, This provides lots of room for your party to enjoy the trip and bring in the big ones! The boat has also got an ice-box.

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.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Crystal Coast Fishing Co.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $650
    On this 4-hour charter, you and Captain Bradley will be trolling for Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, King Mackerel, Cobia, Atlantic Bonito, and False Albacore. The departure time is 6:00 a.m. and you and the captain will return at 10:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $650
    A 4-hour trip trolling for Spanish mackerel, bluefish, cobia, false albacore, king mackerel, and Atlantic bonito.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $950
    Get out a bit farther than you would on a 4-hour half day trip. You'll have a great time trolling for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Mahi, False Albacore, Atlantic Bonito, Sailfish, and Cobia. The trip lasts from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,250
    An 8-hour trip is where you can get even farther out and have more time trolling for pelagic species. Some of your targets will include Mahi, King Mackerel, Sailfish, Cobia, Wahoo, Amberjack, as well as False Albacore.

About the Captain

Bradley Dray
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
6 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2022
Captain Bradley was born and raised in North Carolina and he spent much of this time in Atlantic Beach and Wrightsville Beach as well as fishing professionally and commercially in Puerto Rico for many years. This gives him a competitive edge over many other captains. Captain Bradley decided to go independent and start his first fishing charter business in 2017. He says he is a waterman and he couldn’t see himself doing anything other than fishing.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Boat specs

custom (Downeast) originally built in 1992, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 375HP Caterpillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Simrad and furuno
Fishfinder
Simrad and furuno
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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 0.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photo by reviewers (1)
Offshore trip with Captain Bradley
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
33%
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Randy M.
Whitefish, MT
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

3/4 day + 2 hours

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on September 21, 2022
The whole experience was amazing. First time for my girlfriend going fishing in salt water and they made sure she had a good...
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Jeff E.
Princeton, WV
Excellent
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It was a good day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 20, 2022
It was a good day to be out on the water but with the current dredging of the water made the fishing not so great. The boat...
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Jay W.
Kernersville, NC
Excellent
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Half Day with Captain Bradley

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 17, 2022
Unfortunately we were not able to take our full day trip because of the rough waters, but Captain Bradley still took us out...
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Dean D.
Clayton, North Carolina
Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Offshore trip with Captain Bradley

Full Day Trip on April 30, 2022
WOW.  What a wonderful day of fishing.  Boat was great, crew was great and fishing was great.  Will definitely be fishing...
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Jeremy T.
Garner, NC
Excellent
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on August 20, 2022
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FAQs about Crystal Coast Fishing Co.

Crystal Coast Fishing Co. offers the following trips to customers:
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $950 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,250 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Crystal Coast Fishing Co., you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS Simrad and furuno
  • Fishfinder Simrad and furuno
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar Furuno

Trips booked with Crystal Coast Fishing Co. include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Crystal Coast Fishing Co. offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Crystal Coast Fishing Co. offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Crystal Coast Fishing Co. include:
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo