Drifter Sportfishing And Charters

Drifter Sportfishing And Charters is located in Sneads Ferry and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters.

Capt. Kyle is here to get you on some fish, and to make sure you have fun doing it. You’ll be using techniques like bottom fishing, trolling, jigging, popping, and spinning, depending on what you’re going after. As part of their 4 to 12-hour trips, you can target species like King Mackerel, Dolphin, Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and Wahoo, depending on the current season and weather conditions.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 30’ Southport boat that can safely take up to 6 anglers. This boat features a toilet.

All the necessary fishing gear is included in the price of your trip. All that’s up to you is to use it as best you can. Your trip will include all the necessary fishing licenses for the day. You’ll be able to keep any legal species caught during the trip.

There will be a first mate on board to help you with anything you need. Tips for good service are always appreciated.

Captain Ryan & Captain Luke run inshore charters on a Jones Brothers & a 20ft catamaran style hull.

Children are welcome aboard so you’re good to get the young ones started early.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Drifter Sportfishing And Charters.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day inshore
    In demand! Last booked: 22 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $450
    Inshore we will be targeting redfish, speckled sea trout, flounder, sheepshead, black drum, and more depending on season and client preference. Live bait, artificial, and mixed trips are all available. Our 4hr charter will generally be targeting a specific species or two due to time constraints with our 6hr giving us more of an opportunity to branch out into more styles of fishing. We will be fishing marshes, creeks, and river flats primarily with some bridge fishing depending on the target species. We ha
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    Land Based Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    US $500
    Land-based shark fishing happens from your own beach backyard or one we can pick a spot! We deploy baits between 100-500yds utilizing a kayak to get them out there. From there it turns into a waiting game for the fish. Shark fishing trips are run in the evening, usually from 6pm to midnight.
    Targeted fish
    Shark (Hammerhead)
    Hammerhead Shark
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Shark (Tiger)
    Tiger Shark
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Kids Nearshore
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $600
    Great trip for kids of all ages! This is a 3-4 hour trip and we’ll stay within a mile or two of the inlet. The species we’ll target are Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, King Mackerel, and Grey Trout.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $650
    Inshore we will be targeting redfish, speckled sea trout, flounder, sheepshead, black drum, and more depending on season and client preference. Live bait, artificial, and mixed trips are all available. Our 4hr charter will generally be targeting a specific species or two due to time constraints with our 6hr giving us more of an opportunity to branch out into more styles of fishing. We will be fishing marshes, creeks, and river flats primarily with some bridge fishing depending on the target species. We ha
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $750
    This is a 4-hour trip and we will typically stay within a 10-mile range. Species that we can target vary throughout the season; King Mackerel, Amberjacks, Cobia, and some bottom fish would be the most common. In mid-summer, it is common to catch Mahi Mahi on these trips and in the fall we primarily target Grouper in this range.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,000
    This is a 6-hour trip that will most likely incorporate trolling as well as some bottom fishing. On this trip, we will likely target King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Amberjacks, Cobia, and Tuna. Grouper will usually be in range for a 3/4 day trip year-round, as well as any bottom fish.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,500
    This is an 8-hour trip that will target large pelagics or deep water bottom fish. Pelagic fish we will target on a full-day trip are Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Sailfish, and Tuna. We can also bottom fish if our clients would rather do that.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Gulfstream
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $2,000
    Our Gulfstream trip is a 10–12 hour trip targeting large pelagic fish. Depending on the season, we will be targeting Mahi Mahi, Billfish, Wahoo, and Yellowfin Tuna. We also provide electric reels for deep dropping on the continental shelf.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 54 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Cliff H.
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Awesome fishing charter

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Inshore on April 1, 2024
First, I never write reviews.  This time I had no choice. Captain Ryan is outstanding!  He put us on fish all day...
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Britt E. S.
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Captain Ryan is a great knowledgeable guide.

VERIFIED   Half Day inshore on July 26, 2023
We enjoyed Captain Ryan and his boat on an in-land half-day trip near TopSail Island. The fishing gods only smiled on us once...
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Paul B.
Augusta, GA
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3/4 day with Captain KK on June 30, 2023

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 30, 2023
I cannot say enough good things about our experience with Captain KK and first mate Jeremiah.  Those guys know what they are...
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Preston H.
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Great Trip!!

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Inshore on May 25, 2024
Captain Luke did a great job putting us on fish and keeping the kids entertained. He was very knowledgeable about the area...
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Awesome Shark Fishing Experience

VERIFIED   Land Based Shark Fishing on August 9, 2023
My son and I went on the land based shark fishing trip. My son’s favorite animal is a shark and he was pumped to catch one....
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FAQs about Drifter Sportfishing And Charters

Drifter Sportfishing And Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $450 per group, additional US $90 per person after 4 guests - Half Day inshore (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group - Land Based Shark Fishing (6 hours)
  • US $600 per group - Half Day Trip – Kids Nearshore (3 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $90 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Inshore (6 hours)
  • US $750 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $1,500 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • US $2,000 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Gulfstream (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Drifter Sportfishing And Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Radar

Trips booked with Drifter Sportfishing And Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Drifter Sportfishing And Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Drifter Sportfishing And Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Drifter Sportfishing And Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Albacore)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Charter Operator

Drifter Sportfishing And Charters
Sneads Ferry, North Carolina, United States
ID & license verified
54 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2022
Capt. Kyle runs trips out of Sneads Ferry aboard a 30’ Southport. These waters are known for Mahi_Mahi and Kingfish and he will show you how to catch them, whether you're bottom fishing or trolling. With substantial knowledge of the area, he has a trick or two up his sleeve, and the only way to learn is to join him out on the water!
Our Team
Ryan G.
Captain
Kyle (KK) K.
Captain
Eamon G.
Other
Luke J.
Captain

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Boat specs

Southport (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 29 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Radar

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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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