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
    Full Day Trip - Gulf Stream
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $2,000
    price breakdown
    $2,000
    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
    Overnight Trip
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $2,000
    price breakdown
    $2,000
    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
    Extended Half Day Wreck Trip
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    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
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    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
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    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
Angler's Choice
3 Fishing Reports
15 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)

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

Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
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Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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5.00
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Great boat, great captain, great crew
Full day offshore
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
85%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Jack W.
Lincolnton, NC
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Captain Chris and Nick did the job that exceeded our expectation!  They really know how to take care of the customers. ...
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Kevin A.
Suffolk, VA
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Awesome day with Captain Chirs on the Predator

VERIFIED   August 5, 2018
We had a great full day of fishing out onthe ocean.  Captain Chris and First Mate E know how to find and catch the fish. ...
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VERIFIED   July 19, 2017
We had a great experience on the water and caught our limit of Mahi Mahi. Also had some fun binging in Trigger and a 22 lb...
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