Falling Tide Fishing Adventures

Make some memories in Surf City and go fishing with Falling Tide Fishing Adventures. Having logged many hours on these tides, Captain Zane is prepared to put you on fish.

These waters are known for Cobia, Redfish, Great Barracuda, Flounder, Blacktip Shark, Gag Grouper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Black Drum, Tarpon, Bonito, Speckled Trout, and more – with any luck, you’ll hook into a few! You’ll target your catch by light tackle fishing or fly fishing.

Any fish you catch are yours to take home, so long as they’re within the legal limit. Plus, you can have your catch cleaned. How’s that for fresh seafood?

Your excursion begins aboard a 21’ Sea Born bay boat that can carry up to 4 passengers. It has all the essentials no fishing machine can run without. You’ll find rods, reels, and tackle waiting for you, along with lures. Live bait is included, but be sure to ask about it ahead of time so you know if you’ll be catching it yourself.

The charter boat covers your fishing license, just show up ready for a good time! Be mindful that some species may have special rules or limited seasons. If you don’t know what to expect, ask the captain.

Planning a family adventure? Kids are absolutely welcome! Be sure to ask if child-sized life vests are available, otherwise, you should bring your own. Also, remember to bring snacks so that nobody gets grumpy on an empty belly!

It’s never a bad idea to bring sunglasses, sunscreen (non-spray), and bottled water. If you’d like to bring other drinks, just ask. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, so long as you avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles.

Give yourself something to look forward to and book a trip with Falling Tide Fishing Adventures!



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
    Fish the inshore and nearshore waters of Topsail Island for a half day.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    US $500
    Fish the inshore and nearshore waters of Topsail Island for a half day.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
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Fishing fun!
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Caught fish
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Adam F.
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing trip in August

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 7, 2023
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Jason C.
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Cold but fun!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 26, 2024
The weather for our trip was cold and windy, but Captain Zane did his best to put us on the fish. We only caught one keeper,...
Jason C. recommends Falling Tide Fishing Adventures
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Theresa H.
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Fishing fun!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 15, 2023
Zane was great. Very knowledgeable and personable. Grandson (6) had a wonderful time!
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Kevin T.
Springfield, VA
Excellent
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Knows what he’s doing

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 14, 2023
Solid captain; patient and more knowledgeable than others we’ve fished with.
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Janet L.
St. Peters, MO
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4 hour with Captain Zane

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 27, 2023
Had a wonderful time fishing with Captain Zane.  Beautiful weather and some interesting moments.
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FAQs about Falling Tide Fishing Adventures

Falling Tide Fishing Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $500 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Falling Tide Fishing Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Falling Tide Fishing Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Falling Tide Fishing Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Falling Tide Fishing Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Falling Tide Fishing Adventures include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Black Drum
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Zane Long
Surf City, North Carolina, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & license verified
96 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since July 2020
Veteran owned and operated inshore and nearshore fishing charters servicing the Wilmington area. Captain Zane has many decades of experience and he's ready to share his tips and tricks with you.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Black Drum Black Drum
Bonito Bonito

Boat specs

Sea Born (Bay boat) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 140HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Surf City to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

Payment

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

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