Big Eye Sportfishing

Explore the bountiful waters of Morehead City with Big Eye Sportfishing! Your host and guide for the day is Captain J Tyler, who’s been fishing these waters for as long as he can remember. He loves sharing his adventures with beginners and professionals alike. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t fished before, or you’re bringing your kids for their first fishing trip - there’s a rod for each guest!

You’ll be fishing on a custom built 46’ Carolina boat. This spacious vessel has everything you need for a comfortable day on the water and even more. There’s a private bathroom, an enclosed cabin with AC, a bed, a fighting chair, and a flybridge with the best view. The boat is powered by a 580 Cummins engine and will quickly take you where you need to be. The capacity for each trip is 6 guests.

Inshore trips are perfect for beginners who want to have some fun and catch tasty fish. You’ll go after Cobia, Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Black Drum, and Flounder. Offshore trips are great for more experienced anglers or guests who simply want to challenge themselves and go after something bigger. You can target Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Marlin, and many more.

All fishing equipment and licenses are covered by the captain. You only need to bring your food, drinks, and sun protection for the day.

Join Big Eye Sportfishing and experience an adventure you’ll remember for a long time!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $675
    Start your nearshore adventure in the morning and target various species, such as Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Cobia, Blak Drum, Flounder, and Sea Mullet. Great for family and young kids, as you'll be fishing within sight of land. Mate works for customary 20% gratuity.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $675
    If you prefer to start your trip in the afternoon, you still get to target the same species. Go after Cobia, Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Black Drum, and Flounder. You'll stay close to the shore, so it's a great trip for families with kids. Bring plenty of snacks and drinks. Fishing license, rods, tackle, and ice included. Mate works for the customary 20% gratuity.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $1,650
    Fishing within 20 miles offshore on this full-day adventure. Typically start the day off catching Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish with the opportunity to push off some and have the chance at King Mackerel and the occasional Mahi Mahi. Bring plenty of food and drinks. Mate works for the customary 20% gratuity.
  • Private trip
    11 Hour Trip – Gulfstream
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 5:15 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $2,300
    Full-day Gulfstream charter. Chase multiple varieties of meat fish and pelagic species. On this trip, you'll head 40+ miles offshore and have the opportunity to catch Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Marlin, Sailfish, and much more. Bring plenty of snacks and drinks of your choice. The mate works for a customary 20% gratuity.

About the Captain

J. Tyler Jackson
Morehead City, North Carolina, United States
Response time 2 hours
Member since February 2022
I grew up around the water my whole life. I have been running boats as long as I can remember. It’s something I can’t live without. I prefer to fish offshore for various meat fish and pelagic species. Love Billfish and the art of the troll. Big teaser and pitch bait or pull j hooks I like it all.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Custom Carolina (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1973, and restored in 2005. Powered by a 580HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
46 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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.
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
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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FAQs about Big Eye Sportfishing

Big Eye Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $675 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $675 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,650 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $2,300 per group - 11 Hour Trip – Gulfstream (11 hours)

When you book a trip with Big Eye Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Big Eye Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Big Eye Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Big Eye Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Big Eye Sportfishing include:
  • Bluefish
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Mackerel (Atlantic)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo