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
    Overnight Trip
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $2,200
    This trip leaves around noon and returns the next day around 10 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 Sharks. At dawn, you'll already be in the Gulf Stream for the early Tuna and Billfish bite. Departure times and fishing subject to change. For safety, we recommend contacting us before finalizing the booking. $4000 total.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Gulf Stream
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $2,100
    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
    Extended Half Day Wreck Trip
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $1,250
    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 - Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $1,100
    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 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $1,100
    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.
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About the Captain

Chris Barnett
Hatteras, North Carolina, United States
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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.

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Targeted Species

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

Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (White) White Marlin
Sailfish Sailfish
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna
Tuna (Bluefin) Bluefin Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 60 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 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 3% charge will apply.

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Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   Extended Half Day Wreck Trip on July 19, 2021
Excellent fishing trip.the captain is very competent and the mate hardworking.  I mentioned to the captain and mate about...
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Fishing with Chris

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Gulf Stream on October 5, 2021
The trip on the predator was exactly what we had hoped it would be !! Chris and Bobby were knowledgeable , friendly , entertaining...
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Full day trip with captain Chris

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Gulf Stream on July 15, 2021
We had a great trip. No one got sick and we all caught a lot of fish. Chris was really good getting us where the fish were....
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Predator fishing out of Wanchese OBX Marina

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Gulf Stream on April 1, 2021
Had a great day aboard the Predator with Captain Chris and his mate Nick once we got to the Gulf Stream it was on yellow fin...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Gulf Stream on September 5, 2021
The Captain Chris and mate nick know how to give a great experience at sea we caught a lot of fish and had a great day my family...
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FAQs about Predator Sport Fishing Hatteras

Predator Sport Fishing Hatteras offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,100 per group - Half Day Trip - Nearshore (AM) (5 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - Half Day Trip - Nearshore (PM) (5 hours)
  • $1,250 per group - Extended Half Day Wreck Trip (5 hours)
  • $2,100 per group - Full Day Trip - Gulf Stream (11 hours)
  • $2,200 per day per group - 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

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