GALE ANNE

Gale Anne is located in Atlantic Beach and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters. The crew provides a safe fishing experience, whether it be a first-time family group enjoying themselves or an avid fisherman going after more enjoyment in the ocean.

Capt. Doug Mathis has been fishing the Crystal Coast both commercial and charter for 30 years. And first mate Zach will do their best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. This involves 4 to 8-hour trips, mainly fishing for Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Dolphin, Bluefish, Seabass, Amberjack, Bonito, and Albacore depending on the season and conditions on the day. On these trips, you can expect to use techniques such as light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, big game fishing, handline, jigging, and spinning.

Your fishing adventure starts on the Gale Anne, the pride of the sport fishing fleet here on the Southern Outer Banks. She was constructed and custom built at Shell Point on Harkers Island North Carolina in 1964 and has been putting smiles, with memories, on people’s faces ever since. She is berthed at the Captain Stacy Fishing Center with all the amenities available to go with any perfect fishing trip. This boat is a 42’ Myron Harris craft that can safely take up to 6 anglers. She comes with a clean toilet, icebox, 4 fighting chairs and a crew that will make your experience a memorable one.

All rods, reels, bait and terminal tackle are included in the price so you can focus on what really matters, fishing! Your trip will include all the necessary fishing licenses for the day. There is a fish cleaning service available at the dock. The fish cleaners will fillet your catch for you to take home at the end of the trip.

Seas the Day & Get Reel Therapy!

Book your trip now and hit the water aboard Gale Anne.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Shark trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $450
    Come aboard the Gale Anne an experience shark fishing right offshore of the Crystal Coast insight of land
    Targeted fish
    Shark (Hammerhead)
    Hammerhead Shark
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Shark (Tiger)
    Tiger Shark
    Shark (Nurse)
    Nurse Shark
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
    Shark (Lemon)
    Lemon Shark
    Shark (Greenland)
    Greenland Shark
  • Private trip
    Shark trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $450
    Shark fishing trip in the afternoon
    Targeted fish
    Shark (Hammerhead)
    Hammerhead Shark
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Shark (Thresher)
    Thresher Shark
    Shark (Tiger)
    Tiger Shark
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
    Shark (Lemon)
    Lemon Shark
  • Private trip
    1/2 day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $575
    A great family trip with a lot of action for kids. An easy-going trip that both entrance-level and seasoned fishermen will enjoy a lot. The waters you will be searching have got plenty of Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, King Mackerel, Albacore, and more.
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    1/2 day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $600
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    Half day
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $600
    Spanish fishing in the afternoon
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,350
    Enjoy 6 hours of trolling and bottom fishing for Mackerel, Snapper, Grouper, and other species. This trip is offering you more options than the 4-hour trip with a mid-range level experience. You will depart at 6:00 a.m. and get back at 10:00.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,800
    This trip offers the best opportunity to have many options for different styles of fishing. It could be trolling for king Mackerel ,mahi mahi wahoo,tuna
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Jack (Almaco)
    Almaco Jack
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 33 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
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William L.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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VERIFIED   Shark trip on September 7, 2023
William L. recommends GALE ANNE
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Amy F.
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VERIFIED   Half day on August 19, 2023
Amy F. recommends GALE ANNE
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Mike C.
Bloomington, IN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half Day family trip with Capt Doug and Zach

VERIFIED   1/2 day Trip on July 6, 2023
Great day on the water.  It was rainy that morning but Doug found a big pocket between the clouds and kept us out of the rain...
Mike C. recommends GALE ANNE
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Adam B.
Mebane, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip so good we turned it into whole day.

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 11, 2023
What a beautiful day fishing with Captain Doug and first mate Zack on the Gale Anne. We started the day trolling for Spanish...
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Denis S.
Greenville, NC
Excellent
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Fantastic Trip!

VERIFIED   1/2 day Trip on August 19, 2023
We celebrated our son’s 8th birthday. Captain Doug and Zach were great and made sure that our whole party, including our...
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FAQs about GALE ANNE

GALE ANNE offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $450 per group - Shark trip (4 hours)
  • US $450 per group - Shark trip (4 hours)
  • US $575 per group - 1/2 day Trip (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group - 1/2 day Trip (5 hours)
  • US $600 per group - Half day (5 hours)
  • US $1,350 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (8 hours)
  • US $1,800 per group - Full Day Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with GALE ANNE, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with GALE ANNE include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Fish cleaning is available for 80 cents a pound)
  • First Mate (Zack Hutto)
  • Fishing License

GALE ANNE offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

GALE ANNE offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with GALE ANNE include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Triggerfish (Gray)

Meet the Captain

Doug Mathis
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, United States
9 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
33 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since March 2022
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About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia

Boat specs

Myron Harris (Sportfishing) originally built in 1964. Powered by a 450HP Caterpillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fish cleaning is available for 80 cents a pound
First Mate
Zack Hutto
Fishing License

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
Disabled Accessible

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
Checks

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