Crystal Dawn Fishing and Cruises

Make the most of your time in Manteo and go fishing with Crystal Dawn Fishing and Cruises.

These waters are known for Flounder, Speckled Trout, Black Seabass, Striped Bass, Black Drum, Bluefish, Whiting, Weakfish, Spanish Mackerel, and more – with any luck, you’ll hook into a few! You’ll target your catch by bottom fishing.

Thinking of bringing the whole family? 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 cranky on an empty stomach!

Capt. Charles operates a 63’ Varnum saltwater fishing vessel with space for 55 passengers. It comes with all the essentials no fishing machine can run without. There’s a toilet on board for your convenience. Rods, reels, and tackle are provided.

A First Mate will be there to make sure everything is running smoothly. A 10–20% tip is customary to show your appreciation for their hard work. There’s no need to buy a fishing license, just show up ready for a good time! Have in mind that you may release some fish due to regulations. Your captain will help you follow regulations while you fish.

It’s recommended to bring sunglasses, bottled water, and sunblock (non-spray). If you’d like to bring other drinks, just ask. Alcohol is allowed… beer and wine only and no glass bottles.

Give yourself something to look forward to and book a trip with Crystal Dawn Fishing and Cruises!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Half Day (AM) –Mon, Fri, Sat
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31 (Mon, Fri, Sat)
    Price for 2 persons
    US $102
    Morning Inlet and sound fishing from 9am -2pm
  • Shared trip
    Half Day (AM) - April May
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - May 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    Price for 2 persons
    US $102
    Morning inlet and sound fishing from 9am to 2pm
    Targeted fish
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Weakfish
    Weakfish
    Whiting
    Whiting
  • Shared trip
    Half Day (AM) - Sept Oct
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Oct 31 (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    Price for 2 persons
    US $102
    Morning inlet and sound fishing from 9am to 2pm
    Targeted fish
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Weakfish
    Weakfish
    Whiting
    Whiting
  • Shared trip
    Half Day (AM) – Tues-Thurs
    In demand! Last booked: 16 hours ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31 (Tue, Wed, Thu)
    Price for 2 persons
    US $102
    Inlet and Sound fishing. Great family fun We offer this trip on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
    Targeted fish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Shared trip
    Half Day (PM) – Tues-Thurs
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31 (Tue, Wed, Thu)
    Price for 2 persons
    US $102
    This is a great family trip. Kids Love the Crystal Dawn! Inlet and Sound Fishing 12:30pm-5pm
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 75 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (68)
Fishing with Charles
Fun day in Roanoke sound
Fun day in Roanoke sound
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
78%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
85%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
63%
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Andrea T.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing trip in July

VERIFIED   Half Day (AM) – Tues-Thurs on July 27, 2023
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Thomas H.
Excellent
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Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great Price even Better experience!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day (AM) –Mon, Fri, Sat on July 15, 2024
The Crystal Dawn its Captain and Crew are very knowledgeable and make the fishing experience very enjoyable please make sure...
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Jamal G.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Nice trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day (AM) – Tues-Thurs on July 10, 2024
Weather was against us from the start but Cap and crew did a great job getting us sever hours of fishing. Caught several and...
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Edward M.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great time!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day (PM) – Tues-Thurs on July 9, 2024
First Tim on a headboat.nice, clean boat, spacious.  Young woman first mate was great! Couldn’t have asked for a better...
Edward M. recommends Crystal Dawn Fishing and Cruises
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Chris D.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Beautiful day to be on the water.

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day (AM) – Tues-Thurs on June 19, 2024
My family and I went out on the Crystal Dawn and had a great day.  The Captain and Mates were very social and knowledgeable. ...
Chris D. recommends Crystal Dawn Fishing and Cruises
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FAQs about Crystal Dawn Fishing and Cruises

Crystal Dawn Fishing and Cruises offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $51 per person - Half Day (AM) –Mon, Fri, Sat (5 hours)
  • US $51 per person - Half Day (AM) - April May (5 hours)
  • US $51 per person - Half Day (AM) - Sept Oct (5 hours)
  • US $51 per person - Half Day (AM) – Tues-Thurs (5 hours)
  • US $51 per person - Half Day (PM) – Tues-Thurs (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Crystal Dawn Fishing and Cruises, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Crystal Dawn Fishing and Cruises include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Bait is included)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Crystal Dawn Fishing and Cruises offers the following type of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing

Crystal Dawn Fishing and Cruises offers the following fishing technique:
  • Bottom Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Crystal Dawn Fishing and Cruises include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Weakfish
  • Whiting

Meet the Captain

Charles Foreman
Manteo, North Carolina, United States
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75 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2023
Capt. Charles runs trips out of Manteo aboard a 63’ Varnum. These waters are known for Mackerel and Trout and he will show you how to catch them. With excellent knowledge of the area, he has a trick or two up his sleeve, and the only way to learn is to join him out on the water!

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder

Boat specs

Varnum (Headboat) originally built in 1963, and restored in 2022. Powered by 2 450HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 12 knots.

Length
63 ft
Capacity
55 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Bottom Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Bait is included
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
Beer and wine only (cans preferrable)
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

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No additional fees.

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