Top Knot NC is located in Wilmington and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters.

Capt. Alex will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. This involves 4 to 8-hour trips, mainly fishing for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Dolphin, Seabass, Grouper, and Speckled Trout, depending on the season and conditions on the day. On these trips, you can expect to use techniques such as light tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, big game fishing, jigging, and spinning.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 23’ Sea Hunt Ultra boat that can safely take up to 4 anglers. This boat comes with a wireless trolling motor.

All rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price so you can focus on what really matters, fishing. Please make sure to buy a valid fishing license ahead of time. The crew will clean and fillet your catch for you to take home at the end of the trip.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Top Knot NC.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    Captain Alex will provide a fun and enjoyable 3-hour trip on the bountiful waters of Nort Carolina. You'll leave the dock at 7:00 a.m. and get back at 11:00 a.m. Your trip will include rods, reels, tackle, as well as catch cleaning and filleting.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    Spend more time on the water and enjoy a longer chase than on a 4-hour trip. You and the captain will go after Mahi, Seabass, Mackerel, and many more. You'll start the trip at 7:00 a.m. and fish for 6 hours. The trip includes gear and catch cleaning.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    Embark on this 8-hour adventure and have a memorable time chasing Black Seabass, Mahi Mahi, King and Spanish Mackerel, Gag Grouper, and Speckled Trout. The trip starts at 7:00 p.m. and includes all the gear and fish cleaning.
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About the Captain

Alex Cook
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
ID & License verified
5 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2022
Captain Alex has lived in the area since he was 3 and has been fishing in the area since he was 9 years old.

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass

Boat specs

Sea Hunt (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Good
2.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
Boat
Good
3.0 / 5
Crew
Good
2.3 / 5
Experience
Good
2.5 / 5
Photo by reviewers (1)
Half day with Captain Alex.
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
33%
Friendly captain
67%
Recommend this charter
20%
Appropriate for children
67%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
33%
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Allie K.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day with Captain Alex.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 26, 2022
Had a great time fishing! First we caught some bait fish, then we got a 26.6 lb King Mackerel. The captain cut it into filets...
Allie K. recommends Top Knot NC
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Kenneth C.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   April 23, 2022
The charter operator canceled 2 days prior to the trip date. This is an automated posting.
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Zach B.
Cary, NC
Good
2.3 / 5
Experience:
Good
3.0 / 5
Boat
Bad
2.0 / 5
Crew
Bad
2.0 / 5
Overall

A relatively poor fishing experience

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on September 24, 2022
Alex was a nice guy, but we all kind of felt like we had just come on his boat to watch him fish rather than being engaged...
Zach B. does not recommend Top Knot NC
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Robert W.
Bad
2.0 / 5
Experience:
Good
3.0 / 5
Boat
Poor
1.0 / 5
Crew
Bad
2.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with Alex

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 18, 2022
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Oliver B.
Clayton, NC
Poor
1.0 / 5
Experience:
Poor
1.0 / 5
Boat
Poor
1.0 / 5
Crew
Poor
1.0 / 5
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Half day trip with cap cook

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 19, 2022
capitán not let us use the equipment, hi was the only one fishing we just was looking, never give us the opportunity, also...
Oliver B. does not recommend Top Knot NC
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FAQs about Top Knot NC

Top Knot NC offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $800 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Top Knot NC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Top Knot NC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Top Knot NC offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Top Knot NC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Top Knot NC include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout