Gone Coastal Charters do all they can to make every day on these North Carolina waters a good one! Captain James Gavin grew up with a rod in his hand, and he’ll do his best to make sure your day on the water is as productive as possible.

The fishing adventure begins the moment you step onto their boat – a brand new 30’ Egret 306 boat. This versatile craft can cater for whatever activity you want to take part in the water, from fishing to pleasure cruising to water skiing. There is plenty of space and seating on board for up to 6 anglers.

You’ll be using top-quality custom rods, and there is usually a choice of conventional and spinning gear depending on how you prefer to fish. Capt. James will have either live bait or artificial lures for you to hook the perfect catch. He’ll be happy to clean and fillet your catch for you so that you can get it straight to the table upon your return.

Fishing trips are always adapted to what the customer wants to achieve. There’s a variety of species you can target depending on how far out you’d like to go. You can fish inshore for Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, and Flounder, or nearshore for Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Sea Bass, and Cobia. Head offshore to target Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Sailfish.

Kids are more than welcome on board, so bring your family on a nice fishing adventure and make some great new memories. They leave from either Wrightsville Beach or Hampstead boat ramps, so contact your captain for more information.

Join Gone Coastal Charters, and explore the beautiful deep waters off the coast of North Carolina!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Offshore/Bluewater
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    Spend a full day fishing the offshore waters, heading out even up to 15-35 miles off the coast. Your main targets for the day will be Sailfish, Cobia, and Mahi Mahi.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Offshore/Bluewater
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    You'll head out offshore, up to 35 miles if necessary. Get ready for some serious deep sea fishing, where you'll mainly target Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and Amberjack.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    If you want to take the maximum time for catching nearshore species, this is the trip for you. You'll go up to 10 miles off the coast and target Grouper, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, and many more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    Spend 6 hours fishing in the nearshore area, up to 10 miles off the coast. This trip is based on the weather for the best fishing. Your main targets will be Seabass, Black Drum, Kingfish, Spotted Seatrout, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    Nearshore fishing up to 10 Miles. You'll mostly target Black Drum, Kingfish, Redfish, and many more. In order to make the most of the time we have in the area, we will fish depending on the weather on the day.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $500
    Nearshore fishing up to 10 Miles. You can fish inshore for Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, and Flounder, or nearshore for Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Sea Bass, and Cobia. In order to make the most of the time we have, we will fish depending on the weather on the day.
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About the Captain

James Gavin
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, United States
5 Fishing Reports
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74 Customer Reviews
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Member since January 2016
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.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Sailfish Sailfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Egret 306 (Center console) originally built in 2009. Powered by a 350HP Volvo Diesel engine.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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

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

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
87%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
69%
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Dwayne G.
Clinton, NC
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6 June 2020 morning fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day – Nearshore (AM) on June 6, 2020
It was a great day on the water.  The boat was clean and Captain James was waiting for us at the dock, exactly when he said...
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Jamie A.
Rocky Point, NC
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Half day.

VERIFIED   Half Day – Nearshore (PM) on July 12, 2020
Capt was very friendly and welcoming.  The boat was comfortable and not rough at all even though the water was 3 to 4 foot...
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Wells A.
Fayetteville, NC
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Great time !

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore on December 12, 2020
Had a great time!  Trip got cut short due to one of our boys getting sea sick but Captain was great with 4 boys and kept them...
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Kevin C.
Sneads Ferry, NC
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Half day with Capt James

VERIFIED   Half Day – Nearshore (AM) on September 2, 2020
Great experience.  Captain James took care of everything for us and was a great captain and guide.  I would recommend!
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Kathy A.
Wilmington, NC
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3/4 Day trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore on September 27, 2020
Caught lots of fish.many small, but fun to catch. Helpful, friendly captain. A perfect day!
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FAQs about Gone Coastal Charters

Gone Coastal Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day – Nearshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day – Nearshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore (6 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Nearshore (8 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Offshore/Bluewater (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Offshore/Bluewater (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Gone Coastal Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (porta potty)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Gone Coastal Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fishing License (Us Coast Guard 6 pack)

Gone Coastal Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Intercoastal )
  • Nearshore Fishing (35 miles)
  • Offshore Fishing (From 10 to 40 miles)
  • Reef Fishing (Artificial & natural )
  • Wreck Fishing (35)

Gone Coastal Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Gone Coastal Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sailfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Spotted Seatrout