Ocean Lifter Fishing Company

Running angling trips out of Cedar Point, Emerald Isle and Atlantic Beach, Ocean Lifter Fishing Company invites you to check out the local fishery in style.

Capt. Fran will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. He specializes in light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, big game fishing, drift fishing, jigging, kite fishing, and spinning, all to get you on that bite. This involves 4 to 10-hour trips, mainly fishing for Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Dolphin, Grouper, Snapper, and Wahoo, depending on the season and conditions on the day.

Your adventure begins on board a 25’ Contender boat that can fit a maximum of 4 anglers. The boat is fitted with a toilet, ice box, and a wireless trolling motor. The price of your trip includes all the rods, reels, and terminal tackle you’ll need for a productive day on the water.

As for fishing licenses, everything will be taken care of by the captain so you don’t have to worry about it. You’ll be able to keep any legal species caught during the trip.

Here to help you with anything you need, the first mate will be on hand during the trip. Leaving a tip for a job well done is much appreciated.

The price of your trip also includes complimentary snacks and drinks, but you’re welcome to bring your own. Please let the captain know if you have any questions or special requests.

This is a children-friendly charter, so you’re welcome to bring your kids on for a fun fishing adventure.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Ocean Lifter Fishing Company.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $480
    This adventure is tailored for beginner anglers and kids who are 7 and older. It goes up to three miles ashore. Targeted species include Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Black Seabass, Flounder, and other nearshore species.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Bluefin Tuna
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 15 - Feb 15 (Sat, Sun)
    $600
    Experience the excitement of chasing giant Bluefin Tuna in shallow waters.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $720
    This trip suits perfectly for a family day and intermediate anglers. It goes up to 15 miles ashore. You'll be going after King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Amberjack, Grouper, Black Seabass, and many more.
  • Private trip
    King Mackerel Tournaments
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $1,000
    Experience a King Mackerel Tournament! Rate includes live bait, King Mackerel rods, and riggs. The tournament entry fee is not included.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $1,200
    This trip is organized for intermediate and advanced anglers. It goes up to 60 miles offshore, to the Gulf Stream. The main targets are Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna, Billfish (catch and release), Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, Triggerfish, and other deep sea fishing species. To get these prized beauties on the line, we'll mostly be using trolling and deep dropping.
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About the Captain

Fran Pinto
Cedar Point, North Carolina, United States
ID & License verified
2 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2022
I am a businessman by trade and a professional captain by heart. After many successful years in the corporate world, I knew that I would be able to make my long-life passion my career. Safety is first, then fishing and fun are tied for second!

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Snowy) Snowy Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat specs

Contender (Center console) originally built in 2016. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Gulf Stream up to 70 miles
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Portable
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
2 livewells
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Rhodan GPS Anchor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Profesional and licensed
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 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
No Smoking
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Only Bluefin Tuna
Catch and Release Allowed

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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

Customer reviews

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Excellent
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Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Alexander C.
Raleigh, North Carolina
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
Overall

Awesome time along the shore of Emerald Isle

4 Hour Trip on August 13, 2022
We had a wonderful afternoon trolling and bottom fishing along the Emerald Isle shore. Captain Fran was professional and super...
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Tripp B.
Knightdale, NC
Excellent
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Great day on the water

June 25, 2022
Went out to the gulf stream and caught lots of mahi mahi and a wahoo. Overall great experience and a fantastic Captain.
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FAQs about Ocean Lifter Fishing Company

Ocean Lifter Fishing Company offers the following trips to customers:
  • $480 per group - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Bluefin Tuna (5 hours)
  • $720 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - King Mackerel Tournaments (8 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Ocean Lifter Fishing Company, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Portable
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well 2 livewells
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor Rhodan GPS Anchor
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar Sirius Weather and Fishing Map

Trips booked with Ocean Lifter Fishing Company include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate (Profesional and licensed)
  • Fishing License

Ocean Lifter Fishing Company offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Gulf Stream up to 70 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Ocean Lifter Fishing Company offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Ocean Lifter Fishing Company include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Snowy)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Scup (Porgy)
  • Shrimp
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Wahoo