Ocean Stinger Fishing Charters

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Bridge Tender Marina 1418 Airl…
Wilmington NC, United States

Ocean Stinger Fishing Charters offers rod bending offshore adventures from the scenic Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina. Your trip will be held within the smooth lines of a 40 ft Luhrs sportfishing boat.

Powered by a Brand New 2017 Caterpiller 7.1 engine, the boat offers a secure and fast ride to the fishing grounds, where it will use Simrad electronics to accurately pinpoint the best fishing spots in the area. With a flybridge for superior views of potential fishing areas and an enclosable cabin area, you will be comfortable and part of the action regardless of the weather conditions.

Trips run from six to twelve hours long and, depending which trip you decide to take, you could be fishing for species such as Sharks, Spanish Mackerel, Bigeye Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, King Mackerel, and Marlin. Top of the range equipment is used on board, with Penn International rods and reels, Shimano rods, and Shimano Tiagra and TLD reels all part of the package. Light tackle, heavy tackle, and spinning gear are all supplied, ensuring that you always have access to the best tackle for the situation.

Charters include state and federal fishing licenses, bait, ice, and refreshments, and any fish you decide to keep will also be filleted and bagged at the end of your trip.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Gulfstream
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1600
    up to 6 persons
    Ocean Stinger Fishing Charters 12 hour Gulf Stream trip will take you 50-70 Miles Offshore where the big fish are. A full day on the Atlantic Ocean which is fantastic for those who are up for an adventure and some great fishing! Trips we normally catch Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Sail fish and Marlin.
  • Private trip
    3/4 day 9 hr Offshore Fishing Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 900
    up to 6 persons
    Travel between 20-40 miles offshore. This is a great trip for anyone that wants to catch fish within one hour after leaving the dock. We will catch Mahi, Tuna, King Mackerel,Sailfish, Spanish Mackerel, and much more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Nearshore (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 6 persons
    This a great fishing trip for the family or the first time fisherman or fisher women. Trips could yield Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Blue fish, Bonita, and Sharks. We will be fishing the near shore hotspots!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Nearshore (PM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 500
    up to 6 persons
    This a great fishing trip for the family or the first time fisherman or fisher women. Trips could yield Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Blue fish, Bonita, and Sharks. We will be fishing the near shore hotspots!
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Barracuda (Great)
  Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  Grouper (Black)
  King Mackerel (Kingfish)

  Marlin (Blue)
  Marlin (White)
  Shark (Tiger)

  Tuna (Bluefin)
  Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Luhrs (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2001. Powered by 2 507HP 2017 Caterpillar 7.1 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

40 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing


Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:
Bank Transfer
American Express

About the Captain

Jesse Gawlik
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
Member since April 2016
Captain Jesse Gawlik is a Charter Captain and a writer for the Fishermans Post magazine, where he is a featured Captain in the fishing report section each week. He has 15 years of experience in the Carolinas as a charter captain and commercial fisherman. He is experienced on the coastal and offshore waters of North Carolina and knows how to catch fish! As a USCG Licensed Captain Jesse is determined to deliver the best blue water experience available for you and your friends or family.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Wilmington Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.68 out of 5 stars from 30 reviews

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Every year my brother and I take our dad somewhere for the weekend to make memories. This year we decided to go fishing and we chose the best captain to go with. Jesse was awesome. He called us the day before to go over any questions we had, which really gave us a good feeling about the trip. The day of he was so welcoming and knowledgeable. We learned a lot, and had a great time. Looking forward to going again with Cpt. Jesse!

Fished May 18, 2018
Jesse Gawlik (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 23, 2018

Thank you so much!!! I was great meeting you guys. See you in July!

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We do a lot of fishing best pass time with the family, this trip ranks in my top 3 Captain Jesse and first mate Cory went over and beyond to put us on fish, we are definitely going to go again already got his schedule to book our next trip, if you book with Ocean Stinger you won’t be disappointed.

Fished May 12, 2018
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Very good and found us fish. We were looking for thrill and big not dinner.  He is not the first Captain we have used that took us to catch what he wanted us to catch.  Very good if ur looking for a bag of fish to bring home..

Fished May 8, 2018
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Fishing Reports

5/10/18 North Carolina Fishing Report

May 10, 2018

Offshore: King Mackerel bite is picking up in the 20-30 mile mark. Water temps have been slowly on the rise. The water temps at 25 mile mark northeast of Masonboro Inlet is 64 degrees. We are using blue/white Ilanders… Read Full Report →