Matunahoo Sportfishing

MaTunaHoo Sportfishing is located in Wrightsville Beach and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters. Whether you’re fishing nearshore or venturing to the deep blue depths of the stream to chase pelagics, MaTunaHoo has you covered. Capt. David Tripp has been fishing these waters for 15 years and knows where to find the fish you seek!

This crew will do its best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. This involves 4 to 12-hour trips, mainly fishing for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Dolphin, Sailfish, Grouper, and Wahoo, depending on the season and conditions on the day. On these trips, you can expect to use techniques such as bottom fishing, trolling, drift fishing, and jigging.

Your fishing adventure starts on MaTunaHoo, a 28’ Sportsman Open 282 Center Console built to fish! It can safely take up to 4 anglers and comes with a toilet. You and the crew will get to the fishing grounds efficiently cruising at 35 mph.

All rods, reels, 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. MaTunaHoo’s rates will never have additional fuel surcharges.

Book your trip now and hit the water with MaTunaHoo Sportfishing.

We are also available to charter for Tournament fishing. Please message on Fishing Booker for availability and rate. Rate will depend on the trip and type of fishing.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $650
    This 5-15 mile within shore trip features Atlantic Bonito, False Albacore, Cobia, King and Spanish Mackerel, Seabass, Grouper, Snapper, and Amberjack. This can be either a trolling, jigging, or bottom dropping trip. The departure time is 6:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    Like the crew's half day, this trip also features a 5-15 mile ride within the shore. You can go after Atlantic Bonito, Cobia, False Albacore, Spanish and King Mackerel, Seabass, Snapper, Grouper, as well as Amberjack. You can either troll, jig, or bottom drop.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Nearshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,000
    You'll travel 5-15 miles within the shore to target Atlantic Bonito, King and Spanish Mackerel, Snapper, Grouper, False Albacore, Cobia, Seabass, and Amberjack. This can be either a bottom dropping, trolling, or jigging trip.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Offshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,250
    Spend your day chasing Dolphin (Mahi), King Mackerel, and occasional Sailfish on the troll, and fill your freezer with Grouper, Vermilion Snapper, Black Seabass, and various other tasty treats while bottom dropping and jigging. This trip takes place within 35 miles off the coast.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,500
    Have a great time chasing Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, and maybe Sailfish on the troll, and also fill your cooler with Vermilion Snapper, Grouper, Black Seabass, and other tasty species while bottom dropping and jigging. The trip goes up to 35 miles.
  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip–Gulf Stream
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $2,200
    Chase your dream and check off your bucket list fish with the crew's 12-hour Gulf Stream trip. Enjoy trolling for pelagic species such as Wahoo, Dolphin (Mahi), Tuna, and billfish species. You and the crew will depart at 5:00 a.m.

About the Charter Operator

MaTunaHoo Sportfishing
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, United States
ID & License verified
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2022
Come to Wrightsville Beach and join MaTunaHoo Sportfishing for a memorable time on the water. Whether you stay near the shore or travel far out, the crew will do its best to provide a comfortable and successful trip for you.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Boat specs

Sportsman (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by 2 200HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate
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

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid unnecessary hassle with carrying extra cash.

No additional fees.
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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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FAQs about Matunahoo Sportfishing

Matunahoo Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip – Nearshore (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip – Nearshore (8 hours)
  • $1,250 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Offshore (6 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • $2,200 per group - Extended Full Day Trip–Gulf Stream (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Matunahoo Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Radar

Trips booked with Matunahoo Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Matunahoo Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Matunahoo Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Matunahoo Sportfishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bonito
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Snowy)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo