Predator Sport Fishing Hatteras

Predator Sport Fishing operates year round out of Hatteras, North Carolina. We mainly do offshore Gulf Stream trips, but will do half days if available close to the wanted date. We fish for Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Blue and White Marlin, and Sailfish on our offshore trips. We sometimes stop over a wreck to do some high speed vertical jigging for Amberjacks and Almaco Jacks.

On our half day trips we will be fishing just outside the inlet off of the shoreline for our varied inshore species, mostly targeting Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish. If the time is right we may even catch a few Cobia.

The Predator is a 57’ custom built vessel, equipped with top of the line Furuno Electronics from GPS and color chart plotters to fishfinder and radar. We also have all USCG approved and required safety equipment.

We have a full range of Shimano reels on new custom built rods from 20lb up to 130. We have some stand up gear available if you’re feeling adventurous. The boat’s cockpit is equipped with three fighting chairs, one large one in the center and two smaller ones on the sides, so there’s plenty of seating for all when the fish are biting.

The crew of Predator Sport Fishing prides itself in keeping a clean, mechanically safe and sound boat. When you board in the morning you’ll be able to enjoy the spacious, climate controlled cabin and can relax on your ride to the fishing grounds. We have a microwave for your convenience as well as an entertainment center for your enjoyment.

Things you need to bring are the basics: sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, proper clothing for the weather, and sneakers with a non-marring sole, if possible. You will also need to bring a cooler with your food and drink for the day. Alcohol is allowed, but we’d prefer if you bring it in cans, since it is much safer than glass. There is a bar and a table where you can eat.

We provide all bait, tackle and ice for your catch during the day. Fish cleaning will be available at the dock if you choose.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $1,400
    We'll be fishing for Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Albacore, King Mackerel, Cobia and various other species at times in the ocean off the Hatteras coastline. Great first time trip and for younger kids.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $1,400
    This trip is great for a first time fishing experience! We'll be fishing for Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Albacore, King Mackerel, Cobia and various other species in the ocean off the Hatteras coastline.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Wreck (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $1,500
    This trip goes further offshore (typically up to 8-12 miles) than our regular half day trips. We will go to some of the best wreck fishing spots where Grouper, Snapper, Black Sea Bass, AmberJacks and other bottom fish are prevalent. King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish are also options. Just let the Captain know ahead of time your interests and we can talk about it.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Wreck (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $1,500
    This trip goes further offshore (typically up to 8-12 miles) than the captain's regular 5-hour trips. You will go to some of the best wreck fishing spots where Grouper, Snapper, Black Seabass, Amberjack, and other bottom fish are prevalent. King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Bluefish are also options. Just let the captain know ahead of time your interests and you can talk about it.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Gulf Stream
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $2,400
    We'll be fishing in the Gulf Stream waters off of Hatteras, NC, one of the worlds best offshore fisheries. You could be catching Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Marlin and Sailfish and more. Please remember this price does not include a tip for the mate which we recommend to be 15-20% .
  • Private trip
    2 Day Trip – Overnight Trip
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $3,000
    This trip leaves around noon and returns the next day around 10:00 a.m. This is like getting three trips for the price of two! The typical trip starts with some bottom fishing, trolling for Mahi and Tuna in the afternoon. In the evening you'll set up for Swordfish and Shark. At dawn, you'll already be in the Gulf Stream for the early Tuna and Billfish bite. Departure times and fishing are subject to change. For safety, we recommend contacting us before finalizing the booking.
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About the Captain

Chris Barnett
Hatteras, North Carolina, United States
3 Fishing Reports
55 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2015
A third generation waterman, Captain Chris was born and raised in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. He spent more than eight years mating on some of the top boats in the Hatteras fleet. After earning his Captain’s license, Captain Chris also operated a commercial boat out of Wanchese, NC during the off seasons. Captain Chris is incredibly passionate about fishing. He loves flying Billfish flags on the way home and throwing fish on the dock after a great day out on the water. His words of encouragement will keep anglers going even when their battle with a large fish is starting to wear them down. When he's not fishing, Captain Chris enjoys spending time with his wife Kerri and his two children, Sylas and Colbi.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat specs

Custom built Rigsbee (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1999. Powered by 2 450HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
57 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing
Dolphin, Tuna, Wahoo, Marlin and Sailfish

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
1 large chair and 2 small ones
GPS
Furuno
Fishfinder
Furuno
Bed

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
A 20% tip is customary
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 60 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
We try to release all Billfish

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
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 55 reviews
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Full day fishing

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Gulf Stream on September 16, 2022
The Captain communicated with us prior to our trip and due to weather changed our date. It was appreciated as we didn’t want...
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Jory B.
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Best full day deep sea charter in Hatteras

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Gulf Stream on August 29, 2022
When you combine experience, professionalism, and never ending hustle you get an incredible day of fishing. Captain Chris,...
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Dwayne H.
Winchester, VA
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Full day offshore

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Gulf Stream on August 10, 2022
Got to the boat about 5am.  The captain gave us the opportunity to reschedule our trip as the weather report was for 6 foot...
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Brian B.
Bloomery, WV
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Full day trip on the Predator with Captain Chris Barnett

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Gulf Stream on June 1, 2022
The trip and weather were perfect.  We have fished on the Predator before and all trips have been great and exceeded our expectations. ...
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Mark C.
Ruther Glen, VA
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Full day off shore

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Gulf Stream on August 13, 2022
Had a great time out this weekend. We caught our limit of mahi, 1 wahoo as well as a black fin tuna. Captain Chris and Mike...
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FAQs about Predator Sport Fishing Hatteras

Predator Sport Fishing Hatteras offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,400 per group - Half Day Trip - Nearshore (AM) (5 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - Half Day Trip - Nearshore (PM) (5 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - Half Day Trip – Wreck (AM) (5 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - Half Day Trip – Wreck (PM) (5 hours)
  • $2,400 per group - Full Day Trip - Gulf Stream (10 hours)
  • $3,000 per day per group - 2 Day Trip – Overnight Trip (2 days)

When you book a trip with Predator Sport Fishing Hatteras, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair 1 large chair and 2 small ones
  • GPS Furuno
  • Fishfinder Furuno
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Sonar Furuno
  • Radar Furuno

Trips booked with Predator Sport Fishing Hatteras include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate (A 20% tip is customary)
  • Fishing License

Predator Sport Fishing Hatteras offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Predator Sport Fishing Hatteras offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing (Dolphin, Tuna, Wahoo, Marlin and Sailfish)

Top targeted fish species with Predator Sport Fishing Hatteras include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo