South End Adventures

Based out of Topsail Beach, South End Adventures is your ticket to a memorable time on the Atlantic Ocean

Captain Taylor Horrell will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. He specializes in bottom fishing, trolling, big game fishing, jigging, and spinning – all to get you on that bite. This involves 5 to 10 hour trips, fishing for Spanish Mackerel, Seabass, Grouper, King Mackerel, Bonito, and Amberjack, depending on your chosen trip and the season.

Your boat for the day will be a 31’ JC offshore sportfishing vessel that fits up to 6 anglers at any one time. The boat comes with a toilet, ice box, and fighting chair, so you know you’re covered for the day. When it comes to rods, reels, and terminal tackle, everything you need is included in the price, too.

There’s need to worry about fishing licenses, either, as they’ll be provided and handled by the charter. Capt. Taylor is here to help you with anything you need, and a first mate will be on hand during the trip and they’ll even clean and fillet your catch after your trip! Please note that a tip for a job well done is much appreciated.

Up for a family trip? This is a child-friendly business, so bring your loved ones to share these memories with. There’s fun for the whole family guaranteed, so book your trip now and hit the water with South End Adventures!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Sharks (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $600
    Put a face to those Shark teeth on this adventure! Stay within sight of land, and go after Tiger, Blacktip, Hammerhead, Spinner, and Atlantic Sharpnose Sharks!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Sharks (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    US $600
    Put a face to those Shark teeth on this adventure! Stay within sight of land, and go after Tiger, Blacktip, Hammerhead, Spinner, and Atlantic Sharpnose Sharks!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $600
    Great for families and first-time anglers! Stays within sight of land and target Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Atlantic Bonita, Black Sea Bass, and other reef fish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    US $600
    Great for families and first time anglers! Stay within sight of land and target Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Atlantic Bonita, Black Sea Bass, and other reef fish.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,000
    This is a chance to test your sea legs and try to angle ocean fish! Go after King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, the occasional Sailfish, Snapper, Black Sea Bass, and Grouper.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,400
    This is the full package! Spend your whole day reeling in the catch you've been waiting for, including King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, the occasional Sailfish, Snapper, Black Sea Bass, and Grouper.
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FAQs about South End Adventures

South End Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $600 per group - Half Day Trip – Sharks (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group - Half Day Trip – Sharks (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (8 hours)
  • US $1,400 per group - Full Day Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with South End Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with South End Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

South End Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

South End Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with South End Adventures include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bluefish
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel

Meet the Captain

Taylor Horrell
Topsail Beach, North Carolina, United States
ID & license verified
76 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2022
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
Growing up on the intracoastal waterway, becoming a fisherman happened naturally. Fishing has always been something I loved doing. For me, "work" doesn't feel like work and for that, I am blessed. Since high school, I have been working in the commercial fishing industry in a local fish house. A few years later, I began running a commercial fishing vessel. After getting married & having children, I decided to take to chartering to be home with my family a bit more. Fishing is what I love & all that I know.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bluefish Bluefish
Bonito Bonito
Cobia Cobia

Boat specs

JC (Sportfishing) originally built in 1989. Powered by a 430HP Cummings engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of 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
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

Payment

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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 76 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (79)
Great guys
Best fishing trip
Fantastic time
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Angler rating
73
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
97%
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Dan B.
Excellent
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Great guys

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on April 2, 2024
The captain and first mate were tremendous.  It’s a little early in the season and the fishing was slow but they made sure...
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Vinny P.
Indian Land, SC
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3/4 day off shore

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on September 9, 2023
Captain Taylor and first mate Drew were amazing. They got us on fish trolling to our first spot before we even got there. We...
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Evan S.
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Taylor

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Sharks (AM) on September 6, 2023
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Gloria R.
High Point, North Carolina
Excellent
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Amazing Crew, Amazing Trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on September 5, 2023
It was a little choppy with swells around 3 feet which I’m sure made it challenging for the Captain and First Mate to keep...
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Colby B.
Trenton, TN
Excellent
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We initially booked a full day trip with Captain Mike. It was suppose to be five guys going. Once we got to North Carolina...
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