Topsail Fishin Charters has a trip with your name on it along the stunning waters of Holly Ridge. Having logged many hours on these tides, Captain Stewart knows them forwards and back.

Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Gag Grouper, Black Seabass, Grunt, Mahi Mahi, Great Barracuda, Cobia, Bonito, Little Tunny (False Albacore), Flounder, Amberjack, and more inhabit these waters, depending on conditions. Based on the species you’re after, you may find yourself spinning, trolling, drifting, jigging, bottom fishing, or maybe something more specialized in this area.

Capt. Stewart believes in teaching kids to fish while they’re young, so go ahead and bring the whole family along! If you don’t have a child-sized life vest of your own, be sure to ask if there’s one on board. Also remember to bring snacks so that everyone stays happy and energized!

Capt. Stewart welcomes you aboard a 35’ Sportfishing that holds up to 6 passengers. It comes with outriggers, downriggers, two fighting chairs, and all the essentials no fishing machine can run without. There’s a toilet on board for your convenience. What’s more, this vessel is wheelchair accessible.

Rods, reels, and tackle are included, along with lures. Live bait is available, but be sure to ask about it so you know if you’ll be catching it yourself. You’ll have the help of a First Mate to put you on fish. A 10–20% tip is customary to show your appreciation for their hard work.

There’s no need to buy a fishing license, so you can drive right over and come aboard without any hassle! Have in mind that some fish may have harvest limits or closed seasons. Your captain will help you follow regulations while you fish.

It’s recommended to bring bottled water, sunblock (non-spray), and sunglasses. If you’d like to bring other drinks, just ask. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, but you should avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles.

Now, come aboard with Topsail Fishin Charters and get hooked!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) – Nearshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $650
    This trip is perfect for families or people who like to catch fish with ease. Trolling for Bluefish, Spanish and King Mackerel.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) – Nearshore
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $650
    This trip is perfect for families or people who like to catch fish with ease. Trolling for Bluefish, Spanish and King Mackerel.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    8 hr offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $1,100
    On this trip we will fish out to 12 miles. Depending on the season, water temps and what is biting is how we determine the best places to go trolling or bottom fishing.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Flounder
    Flounder
  • Private trip
    10 Hours Trip – Offshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $1,800
    On this trip, up to 30 miles will be covered while trolling and bottom fishing, targeting Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Grouper, Grunts, Snapper, etc. This is a cooler buster for sure!
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Trolling
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Customer reviews

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Excellent
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Lara B.
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Fish are friends, not food - excellent food

VERIFIED   NEW  8 Hour Trip – Offshore on June 29, 2024
Captain Stewart has a lot of knowledge about fishing, respect for the sea, and a great personality. His boat is well equipped...
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Tanner O.
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Great Capt and Crew

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) – Nearshore on June 27, 2024
We had a blast on our fishing trip! Captain Stewart and Worm were welcoming and had a great sense of humor along with their...
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Rebecca S.
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Fun outing for all

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (PM) – Nearshore on July 5, 2024
We had a great time! Staff was very accommodating to us due to the conditions of the water.  Water was extremely rough so...
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Gregory Z.
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Great time amazing adventure.

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (PM) – Nearshore on July 10, 2024
Had an amazing time with my sons and nephews. Captain and crew were the best. Very knowledgeable, patient and super friendly....
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Chris B.
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Crushed it!!

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) – Nearshore on July 4, 2024
Captain Stewart and mate were awesome. We were on the mackerel immediately!! We had young kids on the boat and they made sure...
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FAQs about Topsail Fishin Charters

Topsail Fishin Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $650 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) – Nearshore (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) – Nearshore (4 hours)
  • US $1,100 per group - 8 hr offshore (8 hours)
  • US $1,800 per group - 10 Hours Trip – Offshore (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Topsail Fishin Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair We have 2 fighting chairs
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Topsail Fishin Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Topsail Fishin Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Topsail Fishin Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Topsail Fishin Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grunt
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Spanish Mackerel

Meet the Captain

Stewart Johnston
Topsail Beach, North Carolina, United States
ID & license verified
9 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2024
Capt. Stewart is experienced in navigating the waters of Topsail Island North Carolina and is ready to take you on a therapeutic fishing excursion. The crew has you covered if you wish to try bottom fishing, spinning, trolling, drifting, jigging, or other techniques. The only way to learn is to join them on the water.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bonito Bonito
Cobia Cobia

Boat specs

Custom Carolina (Sportfishing) originally built in 1992, and restored in 2024. Powered by a 375HP Caterpillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
We have 2 fighting chairs
GPS
Fishfinder
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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
You Keep Catch
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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