Lumina Fishing Charters

Lumina Fishing Charters is located in Wrightsville Beach and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters.

Come on aboard with Capt. Jesse, whose main priority is to get you on some fish. Expect to use techniques like light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, drift fishing, gigging, jigging, popping, or spinning, based on the species you’re targeting. Speaking of which, you have the option of 4 to 6-hour trips, where you’ll be fishing for the likes of King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Redfish, Black Drum, and Bluefish, depending on the specific season and the day’s weather.

You’ll be fishing from a 21’ Key West boat with enough room for up to 4 anglers at any single time. It also includes an ice box and a wireless trolling motor.

All the necessary fishing gear is included in the price of your trip. All that’s up to you is to use it as best you can.

The captain will supply all the needed fishing licenses for your trip.

You’ll be able to keep any legal species caught during the trip.

You’ll find free drinks on the boat for your convenience, but you’re always welcome to pack your own refreshments should you want to.

Up for a family trip? This is a children-friendly business, so bring your loved ones to share these memories with.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Lumina Fishing Charters.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    US $450
    Spend the day on the water fishing for Trout, Redfish, Sheepshead, and Flounder in the creeks and marshes. You can also target Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, and bottom fish on several of the nearshore reefs.
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    US $450
    Maybe you don't have the time to fish in the morning, but that's what afternoon trips are for! Redfish, Flounder, Sheepshead, and Speckled Trout bite just as vigorously in the afternoon. In the nearshore waters, you'll find Spanish and King Mackerel.
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    US $600
    A bit more time on the water means a bit more time to catch some nice fish. Whether you're in the mood for Redfish, Flounder, and Trout or Mackerel and bottom fish, you'll have a blast.
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    US $700
    Start off the trip by fishing the creeks and marshes for the likes of Sheepshead, Redfish, Flounder, and Trout then move on to the nearshore reefs where you'll come face to gills with King Mackerel, Back Seabass, Bluefish, Little Tunny, and much more.
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 26 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
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Diane K.
Wilmington, NC
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip with Captain Jesse

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on September 16, 2023
Capt. Jesse is so knowledgeable. He put us on plenty of fish. Having never fished in my life, I didn’t expect I’d have...
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Earl W.
Cary, NC
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Afternoon trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on August 12, 2023
Jesse is a great captain with excellent domain knowledge about the local fishing area.  His calm demeanor and approachable...
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Stacy W.
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Great fishing!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on May 25, 2024
Jesse was an awesome captain.  He was so friendly and knew great spots for fishing.  We all caught fish including red snapper,...
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Beth W.
Excellent
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Fishing with Jesse

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (PM) on July 6, 2024
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Jake W.
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Great captain, great fishing!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on November 4, 2023
We booked a fishing trip with Captain Jesse for my son’s 9th birthday.  We had a great time and captain Jesse went above...
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FAQs about Lumina Fishing Charters

Lumina Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $700 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Lumina Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Lumina Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Lumina Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Lumina Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Flounder Gigging

Top targeted fish species with Lumina Fishing Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Bonito
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout

Meet the Captain

Jesse Schulz
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, United States
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26 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2022
Angler's Choice
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As a child, I grew up with my family in the Florida Keys and fished everyday that I possibly could. Fishing was embedded in me from a young age and I have carried these principles with me to this day. While growing up, my dad owned a personal charter business, where I spent the majority of my time fishing with him on his boat, working the deck, making rigs, cleaning fish, and simply enjoying the life of a fisherman. As I got older, my family and I moved to Wilmington, NC and I brought my fishing tactics, memories, and skills with me. I’ve been actively fishing the waters of North Carolina for over 15 years. I received my captain's license because I want to share the love and passion I have for fishing with individuals from around the world.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Bonito Bonito
Flounder Flounder

Boat specs

Key West (Bay boat) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 150HP YAMAHA VMAX engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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