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!
You Keep Catch
Rods, reels & tackle
About the Captain
About this listing
Evans (Commercial) originally built in 1986, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 315HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 17 knots.
Types of fishing
You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days 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.
Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.
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:
Wanchese Fishing Calendar
FAQs about Somerset Charters – Crab and Shrimp
- $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)
- Ice Box
- Rods, reels & tackle
- First Mate
- Fishing License
- Inshore Fishing
- Nearshore Fishing
- Bottom Fishing
- Spanish Mackerel
- Speckled Trout