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 Cancelation 60 days notice
    11 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,850
    up to 6 persons
    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 Cancelation 60 days notice
    2 trip days, starts at 12:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $1,850
    up to 6 persons / day
    This trip leaves around noon and returns the next day around noon. This is like getting three trips for the price of two! Typical trip trolls for mahi and tuna in the afternoon. Setup for swordfish and sharks in the evening. At dawn we are already in the Gulf Stream for the early tuna and billfish bite. We return to the dock around noon. Departure times and fishing subject to change. For safety, we recommend contacting us prior to finalizing booking. $3700 total.
  • Private trip
    Extended Half Day Wreck Trip
      FREE Cancelation 60 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 31 Aug
    $1,000
    up to 6 persons
    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 Cancelation 60 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 31 Aug
    $900
    up to 6 persons
    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 Cancelation 60 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 31 Aug
    $900
    up to 6 persons
    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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11 Customer Reviews
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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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White)
Sailfish
Spanish Mackerel

Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
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 Included

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 60 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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

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5.00
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Great boat, great captain, great crew
Full day offshore
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
80%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Kevin A.
Suffolk, VA
 5.00
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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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Chris C.
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Great boat, great captain, great crew

VERIFIED   July 20, 2018
See you next summer Captain Chris.  Rough seas didn’t stop Captain Chris and Alex from working their tails off to help...
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Steve B.
Boerne, Texas
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Go With Predator: Great Boat, Captain, and First Mate

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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Rodney D. R.
Woodside, New York
 5.00
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Half Day with Captain Chris Barnett and First Mate Alex

VERIFIED   November 1, 2017
Captain Chris and Mate Alex were terrific to fish with; friendly, accommodating, hardworking, and answered a million questions. ...
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Dale L.
Washington, District Of Columbia
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Full day offshore

VERIFIED   August 14, 2017
Incredible experience, caught target fish and more, Captain and mate delivered superior fishing extravaganza. Beautiful clean...
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