Drum Roll Charters

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!

We proudly run our 23’ Jones Brothers Cape Fisherman that can comfortably carry up to 4 passengers. Powered by a 150 HP Yamaha 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.

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 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 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 15 - Dec 1
    US $450
    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.
    Targeted fish
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • 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
    US $450
    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 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 5 - Jul 5
    US $450
    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!
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Cobia (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 5 - Jul 5
    US $450
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $450
    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
    US $450
    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
    Evening Shark Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    US $500
    North Carolina's Crystal Coast offers some of the best Shark fishing in the world! Join us for an awesome time out on the water, enjoying the sunset and catching some Sharks! We use a variety of different techniques when shark fishing including chum, so you never know what else might show up!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Shark (Hammerhead)
    Hammerhead Shark
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Shark (Thresher)
    Thresher Shark
    Shark (Tiger)
    Tiger Shark
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
    Shark (Lemon)
    Lemon Shark
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Albie
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 15 - Dec 1
    US $650
    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!
    Targeted fish
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $650
    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
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $850
    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. Depending on the conditions we can 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!
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Kite Fishing
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Jack (African Pompano)
    African Pompano Jack
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Tuna (Bigeye)
    Bigeye Tuna
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Albie
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 15 - Dec 1
    US $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.
    Targeted fish
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $900
    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 6:00 AM
    US $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!
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Jack (African Pompano)
    African Pompano Jack
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 41 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
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Randy G.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing instead of wishing

VERIFIED   NEW  Evening Shark Fishing on April 23, 2024
My son and I did a 4 hour shark fishing trip with captain Travis and mate Wade. Now we didn’t catch Jaws but we did catch...
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Amanda B.
Morganton, NC
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip Inland With Captain Travis. Red Drum 💕

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on July 24, 2023
Awesome experience!!!! We had a rough start with the weather but the captain communicated well and was able to take us a few...
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Peter U.
Charles Town, WV
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Hard luck today but not for trying

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) on July 21, 2023
I did a last second booking on Thursday evening for Friday afternoon on Fishing booker to try and bail out what was a terrible...
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Terry K.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Slow fishing but great trip.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on September 25, 2023
Overall a fun trip.  The boat was great and Travis worked hard to put us on fish but the fish didn’t want to cooperate. ...
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Dustyn S.
Centerville, NC
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5.0 / 5
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Shark Fishing

VERIFIED   Evening Shark Fishing on August 5, 2023
Tyler and his crew were an amazing bunch. They navigated the sound and sandbars with incredible ease and made getting through...
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FAQs about Drum Roll Charters

Drum Roll Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $450 per group - Half Day Trip – Albie (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $450 per group - Half Day Trip – Albie (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $450 per group - Half Day Trip – Cobia (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $450 per group - Half Day Trip – Cobia (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $450 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $450 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group - Evening Shark Fishing (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Albie (6 hours)
  • US $650 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • US $850 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore/Offshore (6 hours)
  • US $850 per group - Full Day Trip – Albie (8 hours)
  • US $900 per group - Full Day Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • US $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
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Drum Roll Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • 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
  • Grouper (Black)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tuna (Blackfin)

Meet the Captain

Travis Brown
Morehead City, North Carolina, United States
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41 Customer reviews
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Member since October 2022
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Capt. Travis runs trips out of Morehead City aboard 23' Jones Brothers Center console. Using bottom fishing, spinning, popping, trolling, drifting, jigging, gigging, fly fishing, and other techniques, you'll have a chance to catch Dolphin (Mahi Mahi),Black Drum and King Mackerel (Kingfish). For special requests, such as kite fishing, message Capt. Travis.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper

Boat specs

Jones Brothers (Center console) originally built in 2013. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 36 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
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
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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