Southern Voyage Fishing Charters

Your guide for the day is Captain John, bringing aboard years of professional experience, as well as 20 years of fishing experience on the Crystal Coast. Capt. John has fished professionally up and down the East Coast targeting every fish imaginable. Capt. John started as a mate in his early years, but since forth he has been the captain of his Fishing Charters as well as numerous of other boats. Capt. John has been featured numerous of times on the fishing show, "FinaoLive", which has been featured on BlackTiph multiple of times. Southern Voyage Fishing Charters offers a variety of trips, so make sure to check them out.

Capt. John runs a 26’ Pathfinder bay boat with room for 6 passengers, (4 passengers for Nearshore/Ocean Trips. Contact for consideration for up to 6 passengers.) It comes with all the essentials. Rods, reels, and tackle are supplied, along with lures. You may bring your own rod and reel if you want.

You’ll target your catch by spinning, trolling, jigging, or maybe something more specialized in this area. Capt. John also allows fly fishing (client’s request), but you will need to bring your own fly gear. Capt. John thrives off the enjoyment of providing his clients with lifelong memories.

Looking to get the whole family outdoors? Kids are absolutely welcome!

You’ll have the help of a First Mate. A minimum 20% tip is customary to show your appreciation for their hard work.

Your fishing license for the day is covered by the charter boat, just show up ready for some fishing! If you don’t know what to expect, ask the captain. It’s recommended to bring sunscreen (non-spray) and sunglasses. Bottled waters are supplied. Alcohol is allowed, so long as you avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour (Inshore) Afternoon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $450
    Targeting Redfish, Flounder, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Sheepshead
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Weakfish
    Weakfish
  • Private trip
    4 Hour (Inshore) Morning
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $450
    Targeting Redfish, Flounder, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Sheepshead
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Weakfish
    Weakfish
  • Private trip
    5 Hour (Inshore)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $550
    Targeting Redfish, Flounder, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Sheepshead
    Targeted fish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Weakfish
    Weakfish
  • Private trip
    6 Hour (Inshore)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $650
    Targeting Redfish, Flounder, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Sheepshead
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Weakfish
    Weakfish
  • Private trip
    6 Hour (Nearshore)
    Just booked! Last booked: 27 minutes ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $700
    Up to 15 miles offshore Slow trolling live bait Jigging/casting/bottom fishing
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Bonito
    Bonito
  • Private trip
    8 Hour (Nearshore)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $900
    Up to 15 miles offshore Slow trolling live bait Jigging/casting/bottom
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Bonito
    Bonito
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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David H.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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What an Awesome fishing trip!

NEW  6 Hour (Nearshore) on June 28, 2024
When it comes to fishing, anyone can have a boat and some fishing rods! But Captain John is one of the best!  Not only does...
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Joseph K.
Excellent
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Experience:
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Awesome trip!!!

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour (Inshore) on July 3, 2024
Great day on the water! Flounder, sea bass, and a giant red fish. We all had a blast. Cheers to the capt and 1st mate. Can’t...
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Paul D.
Secaucus, New Jersey
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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10/10 would book again!!

6 Hour (Nearshore) on May 23, 2024
Capt John was personable and very knowledgeable when it came to anything and everything on the water. We caught several Cobia...
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Caroline T.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Awesome time!!

VERIFIED   6 Hour (Nearshore) on June 20, 2024
John was an awesome captain, the wind and tide was not on our side but he did his best to make the best time with the best...
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James K.
United States
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with John

NEW  5 Hour (Inshore) on July 6, 2024
Red drum fishing. Caught a couple at every spot he brought us too.
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FAQs about Southern Voyage Fishing Charters

Southern Voyage Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $450 per group - 4 Hour (Inshore) Afternoon (4 hours)
  • US $450 per group - 4 Hour (Inshore) Morning (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group - 5 Hour (Inshore) (5 hours)
  • US $650 per group - 6 Hour (Inshore) (6 hours)
  • US $700 per group - 6 Hour (Nearshore) (6 hours)
  • US $900 per group - 8 Hour (Nearshore) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Southern Voyage Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Southern Voyage Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Live bait is included in the overall price, Southern Voyage Fishing Charters will have live bait prior to the trip pickup. If however we need to run and grab bait, it will only take a few minutes. No live bait is not an extra fee.)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (There is no extra fee for cleaning and filleting services, the recommended tip percentage for the mate covers these services.)
  • Drinks (Water is provided)
  • First Mate (Works for Tips)
  • Fishing License (Licenses are covered)

Southern Voyage Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing (Up to 15 miles, 4 Clients‼️)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Southern Voyage Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Southern Voyage Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout

Meet the Captain

John Keel
Cedar Point, North Carolina, United States
5 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
9 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2023
Capt. John runs trips out of Cedar Point and Morehead City (seasonal) aboard a 26’ Pathfinder. Captain John brings aboard years of professional experience, as well as 20 years of fishing experience on the Crystal Coast. Capt. John has fished professionally up and down the East Coast targeting every fish imaginable. Capt. John started as a mate in his early years before heading to college and graduating with an MBA in 2022. Debating for nearly a year on what he wanted to do career wise, he decided to follow his passion of being a captain. Since forth, he has been the captain of his Fishing Charters as well as numerous of other boats. Capt. John has been featured numerous of times on the fishing show, "FinaoLive", which has been featured on BlackTiph multiple of times. Southern Voyage Fishing Charters offers a variety of trips, so make sure to check them out.
Our Team
Jacob B.
First mate

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia

Boat specs

Pathfinder (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Up to 15 miles, 4 Clients‼️
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Live bait is included in the overall price, Southern Voyage Fishing Charters will have live bait prior to the trip pickup. If however we need to run and grab bait, it will only take a few minutes. No live bait is not an extra fee.
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
There is no extra fee for cleaning and filleting services, the recommended tip percentage for the mate covers these services.
Drinks
Water is provided
First Mate
Works for Tips
Fishing License
Licenses are covered

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 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
Kid's are absolutely welcomed, this is a kid friendly environment. Southern Voyage Fish Charters aim to get the kids hooked on the sport of fishing, providing humor and entertainment. Catching fish is a necessity, but safety is our top most priority. We d
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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 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
PayPal
Checks

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