Spend the day with A.B.Offshore and find out what fishing on the crystal coast is all about! With multiple experienced captains at the helm, you’ll benefit from years of knowledge and experience.

Mahi Mahi, Flounder, King Mackerel, Atlantic Mackerel, Sailfish, Black Seabass, Spanish Mackerel, Gray Triggerfish, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, Tilefish, Vermilion Snapper, and more can be found in these waters if conditions are right. On these trips, it’s common to troll and bottom fish using heavy tackle.

Fish caught during the trip are yours to take with you, so long as they’re within the legal limit. Catch cleaning is available, so you can take your fish home and throw it right into the pan. How’s that for fresh seafood?

You’ll find yourself aboard Agent Orange, a 26’ Sailfish center console with a capacity for 5 passengers. It comes with outriggers, downriggers, and all the essentials. Your captain will provide rods and reels, along with lures and live bait. There’s no need to buy a fishing license, so all you have to do is look forward to your trip!

You’ll have the help of a First Mate to put you on fish and make the most of your trip. It’s customary to tip the Mate 20% at the end of the day to show your appreciation.

If you’re traveling with the family, you will be glad to know that kids are welcome aboard! If you don’t have a child-sized life vest of your own, be sure to ask if there’s one on board. Also, remember to bring snacks so that nobody gets grumpy on an empty stomach!

Some essentials you’ll want to bring are sunglasses, bottled water, and sunscreen (non-spray). If you’d like to bring other drinks, just ask. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, but try to avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles.

If you have any other questions for the captain, you can contact him below. All pricing is subject to change due to rising fuel cost.

Jump aboard for an amazing adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $500
    Very basic and family-friendly. This trip stays within 5 miles of the beach targeting Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish. Certain times of the year will allow you to also target Atlantic Bonito, False Albacore, and King Mackerel. + 20% or more tip for the mate. (Tip not included in price)
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Bonito
    Bonito
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (Midday)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    US $500
    Very basic and family-friendly. This trip stays within 5 miles of the beach targeting Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish. Certain times of the year will allow you to also target Atlantic Bonito, False Albacore, and King Mackerel. + 20% or more tip for the mate. (Tip not included in price)
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Bonito
    Bonito
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    US $500
    Start the afternoon off by fishing for Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel, then switch gears to point the bow into the sunset with a cool beverage in hand. This trip is fully customizable let us know what you want to experience.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Shark
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $550
    Let the crew take you out on a Shark fishing trip! You will go get behind the Shrimp trawlers and see what size of beasts are lurking in the deep. Please include at least a + 20% or more tip for the mate. (Tip not included in price)
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,200
    Enjoy a full day out on the ocean up to 20 miles, species targeted includes King Mackerel, Amberjacks, Vermillion Snapper, Triggerfish, Albacore, Little Tunny, possible Wahoo and Mahi depending on the time of year. + 20% or more tip for the mate. (Tip not included in price)
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
    Tilefish
    Tilefish
  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,500
    Enjoy a full day in the gulf stream 30+ miles offshore. Target species include Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Vermillion Snapper, American Red Snapper, Triggerfish, Grouper, Black Sea Bass, Amberjacks, King Mackerel. Please include at least 20% or more tip for mate. (Tip not included in price)
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
    Tilefish
    Tilefish
  • Private trip
    Gulf Stream Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,700
    Run out to the gulf stream. You can expect to venture as far as 40 miles offshore and target Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, Marlin, Tuna, King Mackerel, Amberjack, and bottom fish.
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.4 / 5
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.3 / 5
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Julian G.
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Half day trip with Capt John

NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on May 4, 2024
Fantastic experience. We caught a ton of Spanish mackerel. Perfect trip for my son and i to get out on the water. Wasn’t...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on May 11, 2024
The charter was great, captain John was knowledgeable and it was not long before we began catching blues and Makeral. Erin...
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Madison B.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Very good
3.3 / 5
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Good
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Crew
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Full Day trip with Josh M

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on June 10, 2023
Over experience was good. Had a few issues with the captain not driving and paying attention to the boat. The Mate, Kelly,...
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FAQs about A.B.Offshore

A.B.Offshore offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $500 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group - Half Day Trip (Midday) (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group - Half Day Trip – Shark (4 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • US $1,500 per group - Extended Full Day Trip – Offshore (10 hours)
  • US $1,700 per group - Gulf Stream Trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with A.B.Offshore, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Enclosed WC
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with A.B.Offshore include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Live bait is an additional cost which normally ranges from $20 per dozen.)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (The mates will provide fish cleaning services at the end of each trip for a fee.)
  • First Mate (All mates work for tips. It is customary a 20% tip at the end of each trip. A first mate will always be available for the customers.)
  • Fishing License (All guests are included under the boats fishing license.)

A.B.Offshore offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Maximum of 50 miles but this is dependent on the trip booked.)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

A.B.Offshore offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with A.B.Offshore include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Mackerel (Atlantic)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tilefish
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Charter Operator

A.B.OFFSHORE
Morehead City, North Carolina, United States
15 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
3 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2022
At A.B.OFFSHORE all of our captains have been hand chosen and vetted. Each one of our captains specializes in certain types of fishing to allow A.B.OFFSHORE to provide our customers with a wide range of trips to meet everyone's needs. With over 60+ combined years of experience running charters, rest assured the captains at A.B.OFFSHORE will provide a safe and fun adventure on the water. All of our captains and crew participate in random drug screening as required by A.B.OFFSHORE. John Augsburger Kelly Albritton

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Sailfish (Center console) originally built in 2006, and restored in 2022. Powered by 2 225HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Maximum of 50 miles but this is dependent on the trip booked.
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Enclosed WC
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Live bait is an additional cost which normally ranges from $20 per dozen.
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
The mates will provide fish cleaning services at the end of each trip for a fee.
First Mate
All mates work for tips. It is customary a 20% tip at the end of each trip. A first mate will always be available for the customers.
Fishing License
All guests are included under the boats fishing license.

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
Kids are welcome on the boat but we will make a call based on the type of trip you plan to take.
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 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:

Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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