Somerset Charters – Crab and Shrimp

Spend a day with family and friends on the beautiful Croatan Sound as Captain John Silver takes you to his backyard fishing grounds. You’ll catch shrimp and crabs and create memories that will last a lifetime. Plus, you get to keep what you catch!

Somerset Charters offers specialized inshore crabbing, shrimping, and bottom fishing charters. You’ll be fishing aboard "Miss Somerset II," a 36-foot Evans deadrise that can accommodate up to six passengers. The boat has all USCG-required safety equipment and offers a shade canopy and a Bluetooth stereo.

Captain Silver provides top-of-the-line gear and all fishing licenses and welcomes families and children. A crabbing and shrimping trip should be on your list of must-do’s for your Outer Banks vacation — the scenery is amazing, it’s a hands-on activity and, most importantly, it’s fun!

You can pick between 2, 3, and 4 hour trips. Each trip is yours to choose what you would like to do, whether it be crabbing, shrimping, or fishing. For 2 hour trips, it’s recommended to pick just one of the activities. The 3 and 4 hour options will allow you enough time to try two or three of the fishing activities on offer. Let the captain know what you would like to do and he’ll make it happen!

To harvest blue crabs, you’ll will be using crab pots. Crabbing is consistently good from June through October! For shrimp, you’ll be using a trawl net. Varying year to year, shrimping will begin the last week of June or the first week of July, lasting until the beginning of October. Keep in mind that, by law, shrimping is not allowed on the weekends between Friday at 9 PM and Sunday at 5 PM.

If you choose to focus on bottom fishing instead, you’ll have the chance to catch a variety of different species of fish. These include Mullet, Spot, Croaker, Red Drum, Gray and Speckled Trout, Flounder, and many more species. The fish you catch aboard Somerset Charters is yours to keep!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (10:30 AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1
    $300
    Spend 2 hours crabbing, shrimping, or bottom fishing.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (3:30 PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1
    $300
    Spend 2 hours crabbing, shrimping, or bottom fishing.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (6 AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1
    $300
    Spend 2 hours crabbing, shrimping, or bottom fishing.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (10:30 AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1
    $500
    This 3-hour adventure is ideal if you want to try your hand at crabbing, shrimping, or bottom fishing. The trip doesn't last for too long, making it ideal for those new to the waters.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (3:30 PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1
    $500
    This 3-hour adventure is ideal if you want to try your hand at crabbing, shrimping, or bottom fishing. The trip doesn't last for too long, making it ideal for those new to the waters.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (6 AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1
    $500
    This 3-hour adventure is ideal if you want to try your hand at crabbing, shrimping, or bottom fishing. The trip doesn't last for too long, making it ideal for those new to the waters.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (10:30 AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1
    $600
    On this 4 hour trip, you'll have the option to go crabbing, shrimping, or bottom fishing. Whatever you choose, you're in for an adventure.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (3:30 PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1
    $600
    On this 4 hour trip, you'll have the option to go crabbing, shrimping, or bottom fishing. Whatever you choose, you're in for an adventure.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (6 AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1
    $600
    On this 4 hour trip, you'll have the option to go crabbing, shrimping, or bottom fishing. Whatever you choose, you're in for an adventure.
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About the Captain

John Silver
Wanchese, North Carolina, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
41 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2022
Born and raised on Roanoke Island, Capt. John Silver has been fishing since his early days. He worked as a commercial fisherman before starting his charter business. Nowadays he devotes his efforts to sharing his passion for fishing, shrimping, and crabbing, and making sure every customer leaves his boat with a smile on their face.

About this listing

Targeted species

Crab Crab
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Shrimp Shrimp

Boat specs

Evans (Commercial) originally built in 1986, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 315HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 17 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Bottom Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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 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

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
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Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (43)
Excursion with Captain John & First Mate Burch
Great Trip with Somerset
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
97%
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The captain canceled

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Dina S.
Washington, PA
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Crabbing and shrimping trip with Somerset Charters

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip (10:30 AM) on August 8, 2022
Can’t say enough about the wonderful time we all had shrimping/crabbing with Somerset Charters! Captain John was so knowledgeable,...
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Jason L.
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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2 HR Shrimping Trip

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip (3:30 PM) on August 2, 2022
We had an amazing afternoon shrimping! The boat captained by John and his first mate Birch was incredibly cheerful, clean and...
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Tara R.
Greencastle, PA
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4 hour trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (6 AM) on June 30, 2022
Captain John and First Mate Birch were very laid back and knew their stuff. My dad has had some experience with crabbing and...
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Kevin F.
Louisville, KY
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What a great day on the water with Captain Mike and First Mate Burch.  We were a group of six that learned so much about crabbing...
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FAQs about Somerset Charters – Crab and Shrimp

Somerset Charters – Crab and Shrimp offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group - 2 Hour Trip (10:30 AM) (2 hours)
  • $300 per group - 2 Hour Trip (3:30 PM) (2 hours)
  • $300 per group - 2 Hour Trip (6 AM) (2 hours)
  • $500 per group - 3 Hour Trip (10:30 AM) (3 hours)
  • $500 per group - 3 Hour Trip (3:30 PM) (3 hours)
  • $500 per group - 3 Hour Trip (6 AM) (3 hours)
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip (10:30 AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip (3:30 PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip (6 AM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Somerset Charters – Crab and Shrimp, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Somerset Charters – Crab and Shrimp include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Somerset Charters – Crab and Shrimp offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Somerset Charters – Crab and Shrimp offers the following fishing technique:
  • Bottom Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Somerset Charters – Crab and Shrimp include:
  • Crab
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Shrimp
  • Speckled Trout