Drum Roll Charters welcomes you to North Carolina’s Crystal Coast! We are excited to offer you many different fishing trips and aquatic adventures to show you all our beautiful waters have to provide! Inshore, nearshore, or offshore, Captain Travis loves to do it all!

You will use a 23’ Contender that can comfortably carry up to 4 passengers. Powered by a 300 HP Suzuki outboard and outfitted with all of the latest navigation, fishfinder, and Bluetooth sound system to ensure a productive, safe, and all-around good time.

Depending on the trip you book, you can expect to go after several different species, including Flounder, Red Drum, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Black Drum, False Albacore, Spanish and King Mackerel, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Amberjack, and more! Depending on a few factors such as season, fishing reports, and any specific fish you want to target, Captain Travis will utilize various techniques, such as light tackle, fly fishing, spinning, bottom fishing, drift fishing, jigging, and trolling.

You may keep your catch as long as it’s of legal size and in season, and the crew is happy to fillet it for you upon returning from your trip.

All of the necessary equipment will be provided, including all terminal tackle and bait. We also supply all safety equipment for adults and children. A cooler full of ice and water bottles, as well as small snacks, will be on the boat.

Drum Roll Charters is excited to have you on board!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Albie (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 15 - Dec 1
    $425
    Let's head out to Cape Lookout and chase some Albie! Of course, you won't always hook up with Albie but we'll find Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, and occasional fall Bull Drum mixed in. While nothing quite amounts to hooking Albie on the fly, we also love conventional and spinning tackle! Either way, you're sure to have a great time.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Albie (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 15 - Dec 1
    $425
    Let's head out to Cape Lookout and chase some Albie! Of course, you won't always hook up with Albie, but we'll find Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, and occasional fall Bull Drum mixed in. While nothing quite amounts to hooking Albie on the fly, we also love conventional and spinning tackle! Either way, you're sure to have a great time.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Cobia (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Jun 15
    $425
    Let's head out to Cape Lookout and the surrounding area and hunt down the man in the tuxedo aka Cobia! Sight fishing the flats and banks of the crystal coast, searching for Cobia off the backs of rays, around sea buoys, and schooled up! We take Cobia fishing seriously at Drum Roll Charters!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Cobia (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Jun 15
    $425
    Let's head out to Cape Lookout and the surrounding area and hunt down the man in the tuxedo aka Cobia! Sight fishing the flats and banks of the crystal coast, searching for Cobia off the backs of rays, around sea buoys, and schooled up! We take Cobia fishing seriously at Drum Roll Charters!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $425
    Let's drift some of the marsh creeks on the hunt for some Redfish, Trout, and Flounder. Head over to some inshore structure to drop for some Sheepshead and Black Drum. We can use light tackle gear or break out the fly rods; either way, you're sure to have a great time!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $425
    Let's drift some of the marsh creeks on the hunt for some Redfish, Trout, and Flounder. Head over to some inshore structure to drop for some Sheepshead and Black Drum. We can use light tackle gear or break out the fly rods; either way, you're sure to have a great time!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Albie
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 15 - Dec 1
    $600
    Let's head out to Cape Lookout and chase some Albie! Of course, you won't always hook up with Albie but we'll find Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, and occasional fall Bull Drum mixed in. While nothing quite amounts to hooking Albie on the fly, we also love conventional and spinning tackle. Either way, you're sure to have a great time!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    Let's drift some of the marsh creeks on the hunt for some Redfish, Trout, and Flounder. Head over to some inshore structure to drop for some Sheepshead and Black Drum. We can use light tackle gear or break out the fly rods; either way, you're sure to have a great time!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore/Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    Let's head out in the ocean and hit some structure, bottom fish for some Grouper, Black Seabass, Triggerfish, and more. Jig up some African Pompano, Amberjack (reef donkey), and Cobia hanging out on the wrecks. We can also go trolling offshore to hunt down the pelagics like Mahi, Tuna, or Wahoo. Wanna really mix it up? Let's break out the fly rods and see what we can pull off the weed lines or hanging out around any offshore debris!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Albie
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 15 - Dec 1
    $850
    Let's head out to Cape Lookout and chase some Albie! Of course, you won't always hook up with Albie. We'll find Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, and occasional fall Bull Drum mixed in. While nothing quite amounts to hooking Albie on the fly, we also love conventional and spinning tackle! Either way, you're sure to have a great time.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    Let's drift some of the marsh creeks on the hunt for some Redfish, Trout, and Flounder. Head over to some inshore structure to drop for some Sheepshead and Black Drum. We can use light tackle gear or break out the fly rods; either way, you're sure to have a great time!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Nearshore/Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,250
    Let's head out in the ocean and hit some structure, bottom fish for some Grouper, Black Seabass, Triggerfish, and more. Jig up some African Pompano, Amberjack (reef donkey), and Cobia hanging out on the wrecks. We can also go trolling offshore to hunt down the pelagics like Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, and more! Wanna really mix it up? Let's break out the fly rods and see what we can pull off the weed lines or hanging out around any offshore debris!
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About the Captain

Travis Brown
Morehead City, North Carolina, United States
ID & License verified
3 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2022

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder
Freshwater Drum Freshwater Drum

Boat specs

Contender (Center console) originally built in 2004, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 42 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.5 / 5
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (2)
Memorable Experience
Memorable Experience
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
67%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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David D.
Charlottesville, VA
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Memorable Experience

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day – Nearshore (PM) on January 12, 2023
I booked a 1/2 day near shore trip with Captain Travis. It was my son’s 14th birthday and his first fishing charter.  Travis...
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Tom W.
Lynchburg, VA
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3/4 day with Capt. Tyler

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on November 5, 2022
Great day on the water; however, the fish were not very cooperative.  Capt. Tyler did his best under tough conditions.  The...
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   October 21, 2022
The charter operator canceled 7 days prior to the trip date. This is an automated posting.
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FAQs about Drum Roll Charters

Drum Roll Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $425 per group - Half Day Trip – Albie (AM) (4 hours)
  • $425 per group - Half Day Trip – Albie (PM) (4 hours)
  • $425 per group - Half Day Trip – Cobia (AM) (4 hours)
  • $425 per group - Half Day Trip – Cobia (PM) (4 hours)
  • $425 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $425 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Albie (6 hours)
  • $600 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • $700 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore/Offshore (6 hours)
  • $850 per group - Full Day Trip – Albie (8 hours)
  • $850 per group - Full Day Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • $1,250 per group - Full Day Trip – Nearshore/Offshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Drum Roll Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Drum Roll Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Drum Roll Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Drum Roll Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Drum Roll Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Freshwater Drum
  • Grouper (Black)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)