Gone Coastal Charters

Gone Coastal Charters do all they can to make every day on the water a good one! They leave from either Wrightsville Beach or Hampstead boat ramps, depending on what has been arranged beforehand with the customer, and fish the inshore, nearshore and offshore waters of the North Carolina coastline.

The fishing adventure begins the moment you step onto Gone Coastal Charters’ vessel: a brand new 23 ft Sea Hunt Ultra 234. This versatile craft can cater for whatever activity you want to take part in the water, from fishing to pleasure cruising to water skiing. The boat’s amenities include a Lowrance HDS chartplotter and sonar system, a VHF radio and two live wells for your bait and catch. There is plenty of space and seating on board for up to five persons.

Fishing trips are always adapted to what the customer wants to achieve. Top quality custom rods are used on board and there is usually a choice of conventional and spinning gear depending on how you prefer to fish. Either live bait or artificials will be employed to hook the perfect catch. Whether you want to fish inshore for Trout, Redfish, Black Drum and Flounder, nearshore for Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Sea Bass and Cobia, or offshore for Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Tuna and Sailfish, Gone Coastal Charters will do all they can to put you on fish and make your day both enjoyable and memorable.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip Offshore/Bluewater
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 750
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Offshore & Deep Sea Fishing up to 15-35 miles offshore. Trip based on the weather for best fishing. 4 person limit offshore trips
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip Offshore/ Bluewater
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 650
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Offshore & Deep Sea Fishing up to 15-35 miles offshore. Trip based on weather for best fishing. 4 person limit offshore trips.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip Inshore/Nearshore
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Inshore, Nearshore, up to 10 miles. Trip based on weather for best fishing.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip Inshore/Nearshore
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Inshore, Nearshore, up to 10 Miles. Trip based on weather for best fishing.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip Inshore/Nearshore AM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 350
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Inshore and nearshore fishing up to 10 Miles. In order to make the most of the time we have the area, we fish will depend on the weather on the day.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip Inshore/Nearshore PM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip available (Sat, Sun)
    US$ 350
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Inshore and nearshore fishing up to 10 Miles. In order to make the most of the time we have the area we fish will depend on the weather on the day.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Black Drum
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Flounder
Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish

Sailfish
Seabass (Black)
Seabass (White)
Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Sea Hunt 234 (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha 250 engine.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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

About the Captain

James Gavin
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, United States
Member since January 2016
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Capt. James Gavin grew up fishing the ponds and creeks of Upstate New York. As he matured, work and travel led him from the shores of the Atlantic to the islands of Hawaii, and wherever he went he would follow the fish. Once Capt. James earned his USCG Master's Captain License he moved to North Carolina and has spent the last few years there learning and enjoying the waters near Wilmington.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.57
out of 5 stars from 36 reviews
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Experience
October fishing trip
8Hh
Half day with Capitan Gavin.
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
86%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
85%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
71%
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Susan Quinn
Clayton, NC
 5.00
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Half day fishing

VERIFIED   June 20, 2018
I wish to revise my review. It went out un-edited for errors. We met Capt. Gavin and once our gear was onboard we set...
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Robert Van Damm
Wilmington, NC
 4.67
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 3, 2018
We were met by Captain Jim at the prearranged location at the appointed time. Captain Jim explained the safety procedures and...
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Jaclyn Sorrentino
Raleigh, NC
 5.00
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3/4 Day Offshore with Captain James Gavin

VERIFIED   June 8, 2018
We had such a successful day offshore with Captain James Gavin from Gone Coastal Charters. He knew exactly where the fish were...
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Greg Gibbons
Kernersville, NC
 4.00
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Half day trip with captain James

VERIFIED   August 18, 2018
Had a great time but not catching anything was a real disappointment. Not captains fault though. Rough seas forced us to stay...
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Brad Phelps
Siler City, NC
 4.33
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Father and son(s) outing

VERIFIED   August 23, 2018
My wife surprised us with a fishing trip just for the guys! She booked us on the 3/4 day charter which I would highly recommend....
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