Stormy Petrel Charters welcomes you to Hatteras for a memorable day of fishing. Capt. Brian Patteson’s boat is the only fishing vessel in Hatteras that is certified by the USCG to legally carry more than 6 passengers for hire and that regularly offers private fishing charters. Bring the entire family along and enjoy a wonderful fishing adventure in North Carolina!

The Stormy Petrel II is a 56’ DMR walkaround, a stable boat with far more deck space than most charter fishing vessels. As such, you have a big advantage when it comes to bottom fishing and you can easily fish a dozen rods or more off one side of the boat. Her 16’ beam also means more room across the stern for trolling, which is nice when a school of Mahi comes up behind the boat. There’s also a spacious top deck where guests can take a break or go up and help spot fish. Captain Brian limits his offshore trips to 12 passengers and nearshore trips to 20 passengers so that he can provide plenty of space and minimize tangled lines.

The boat’s twin 500 HP Cummins QSC 8.3 liter diesel engines were installed in 2017 and they give a comfortable cruising speed of about 16 knots – plenty for Hatteras – with more power in reserve should you need it. These modern Tier 3 engines are remarkably quiet and free of smoke in addition to being most efficient.

The crew offers three types of trips. Its offshore trips are strictly 10-hour charters and go to the Gulf Stream. On these trips, both bottom fishing and surface trolling can be productive depending on the conditions. The nearshore trips go to the ocean waters just off the beach and/or Pamlico Sound in the vicinity of Hatteras, depending on the sea conditions. On most of these trips, you’ll be trolling small spoons for Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel. The 2-hour inshore trips stay within the calm waters of Pamlico Sound and are also trolling trips.

Just bring your food and drinks, the crew has everything else covered.

Stormy Petrel Charters is waiting for you!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore AM Early
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 15
    US $1,000
    You'll fish in the vicinity of Hatteras Inlet for Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel. If the weather is fit, expect to spend most of the trip in ocean waters. This is an excellent trip for large family groups. The starting time is 6:00 a.m. and the trip lasts for 4 hours.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore AM Mid
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 15
    US $1,000
    Fishing will take place in the vicinity of Hatteras Inlet. You'll go after Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel, starting at 10:30 AM. If the weather is good, you'll spend most of the time in ocean waters. This trip is great for large family groups.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore PM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 15
    US $1,000
    You'll fish in the vicinity of Hatteras Inlet for Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel. If the weather is fit, expect to spend most of the trip in ocean waters. This is an excellent trip for large family groups. The starting time is 3:00PM and the trip lasts for 4 hours.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip–Nearshore Fall Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Nov 15
    US $1,500
    This trip gives us time to travel a few miles off the beach to look for Amberjack, King Mackerel, Sea Bass, Triggerfish, Grouper and other species that we don't catch around Hatteras Inlet.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Gulf Stream
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 15
    US $2,200
    Trolling for Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna, and/or bottom fishing for Seabass, Snapper, and Triggerfish on natural hard bottom reefs. You might also do jigging or live bait fishing on shipwrecks, depending on the conditions which vary daily on account of the strong Gulf Stream current. Avid anglers with gear are advised to consult the captain as to what works best here. Deepwater bottom fishing is limited by regulations and strong current.
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Customer reviews

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4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 37 reviews
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Excellent
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Experience
Excellent
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Jennifer H.
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Fishing trip in July

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Nearshore AM Mid on July 24, 2023
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Mike K.
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Fishing with Brian

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip – Sunset Fishing Cruise on July 6, 2023
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Michael N.
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10 Hour Trip with Captain Brian

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip – Gulf Stream on July 28, 2023
Some of the guys on our family vacation booked a fishing trip with Captain Brian. He was very quick to respond to questions...
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Fishing Fun

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip–Nearshore Fall Fishing on October 11, 2023
Even though it was raining all day we caught our share of fish. There was 8 of us and we all caught a King Mackerel apiece...
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Crushed the Mahi!

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip – Gulf Stream on August 2, 2023
We showed up first thing in the morning and the weather was questionable. The captain said it was our choice whether we wanted...
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FAQs about Stormy Petrel Charters

Stormy Petrel Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $1,000 per group, additional US $75 per person after 8 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Nearshore AM Early (4 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group, additional US $75 per person after 8 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Nearshore AM Mid (4 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group, additional US $75 per person after 8 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Nearshore PM (4 hours)
  • US $1,500 per group, additional US $100 per person after 8 guests - 6 Hour Trip–Nearshore Fall Fishing (6 hours)
  • US $2,200 per group, additional US $200 per person after 8 guests - 10 Hour Trip – Gulf Stream (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Stormy Petrel Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet 2 bathrooms with household toilets
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well Used on some trips
  • Ice Box Plenty of storage for your catch
  • Radar

Trips booked with Stormy Petrel Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Supply of jigs is limited)
  • Live Bait (When applicable)
  • Lures
  • First Mate (Works for tips – 15 to 20% is customary)
  • Fishing License

Stormy Petrel Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing (Mostly trolling for Bluefish and Mackerel)
  • Offshore Fishing (Gulf Stream water off Cape Hatteras)
  • Reef Fishing (Bottom fishing and jigging on natural hard bottom)
  • Wreck Fishing (Live bait and jigging for Amberjack)

Stormy Petrel Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing (Crew provides good tackle with braided line)
  • Trolling (Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna mostly)
  • Spinning
  • Jigging (Crew has a few rods, welcome to bring yours)
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Stormy Petrel Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bluefish
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Brian Patteson
Hatteras, North Carolina, United States
5 Fishing Reports
37 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since July 2022
Captain Brian grew up inland but started making trips to the Outer Banks back in the 80s and soon developed an interest in fishing and all sorts of marine life, especially seabirds. This led to working as a deckhand on a variety of vessels for over a decade. He feels fortunate to work with some of the best captains in the area as a mate. In 2005, the captain purchased his first charter boat and just a year later he was able to upgrade to his current vessel. The Stormy Petrel II has served the company's needs well for over 15 years now, and the crew looks forward to seeing you aboard.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bluefish Bluefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat specs

DMR (Walkaround) originally built in 1996. Powered by 2 500HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
56 ft
Capacity
20 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Mostly trolling for Bluefish and Mackerel
Offshore Fishing
Gulf Stream water off Cape Hatteras
Reef Fishing
Bottom fishing and jigging on natural hard bottom
Wreck Fishing
Live bait and jigging for Amberjack

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Crew provides good tackle with braided line
Trolling
Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna mostly
Spinning
Jigging
Crew has a few rods, welcome to bring yours
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
2 bathrooms with household toilets
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Used on some trips
Ice Box
Plenty of storage for your catch
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Supply of jigs is limited
Live Bait
When applicable
Lures
First Mate
Works for tips – 15 to 20% is customary
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
Fish cleaning available at the dock
Catch and Release Allowed

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
Visa
Mastercard
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Recent fishing reports

Great Blackfin Tuna bite today
Great Blackfin Tuna bite today
June 5, 2024
Dolphin fishing was slow for us so we shifted gears and went tuna fishing. Our party was onto it and we ended up with a nice catch.
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