Cutawhiskie Charters - OBX, NC

Join Cutawhiskie Charters, based in Wanchese, North Carolina, and together you will explore the sound, marsh flats, inlets, and Atlantic Ocean on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, one of the best fishing areas on the East Coast. Let Captain Clay McPherson guide you to all of his favorite hot spots in the area.

Charters are aboard the ‘Sandy Anna’, a first class 26’ Center Console Mako that is equipped with a 200HP Johnson engine, top of the line Furuno GPS Navigation and Digital Imaging Fishfinder electronics, and multimedia system. It also features a flybridge, fighting chair, outriggers, tuna tubes, live bait tank, ice box, and light tackle.

Cutawhiskie Charters will have you tackling a wide variety of fish species that this area is blessed with, such as Wahoo, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Redfish and more, and all within an entertaining and laid back environment. The crew cater to both novice and seasoned anglers and are family friendly, so bring the kids along for a fun day on the water! All trips include fishing gear and tackle, bait, and licenses.

If you have a certain species of fish you wish to target, or are just looking to catch whatever is the biggest and biting the best, Captain Clay will make sure you have the best opportunity to target your desired fish, and are comfortable on board the vessel.

Please feel free to bring your drinks and snacks as these are not included.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Gulfstream
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 10
    $1,400
    This full-day offshore trip will take you about 20-35 miles out in the ocean where you will troll for Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and Billfish. All trips include bait, tackle, licenses, and a lot of laughs!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Ocean 1 PM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 10
    $650
    Sight casting for Cobia and big Drum, trolling for Blues and Spanish, and wreck fishing for Wahoo and Mahi Mahi. Trips depart at 6:00am, and 1:00pm. All trips include bait, tackle, licenses, and a lot of laughs!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Ocean 6 AM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 10
    $650
    Sight casting for Cobia and big Drum, trolling for Blues and Spanish, and wreck fishing for Wahoo and Mahi Mahi. Trips depart at 6:00am, and 1:00pm. All trips include bait, tackle, licenses, and a lot of laughs!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Sound 1 PM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 10
    $550
    Bottom fishing for Flounder, Trout, Drum and multiple other species. Cobia and big Reds may also be targeted! Trips depart at 6:00am, and 1:00pm. All trips include bait, tackle, licenses, and a lot of laughs!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Sound 6 AM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 10
    $550
    Bottom fishing for Flounder, Trout, Drum and multiple other species. Cobia and big Reds may also be targeted! Trips depart at 6:00am, and 1:00pm. All trips include bait, tackle, licenses, and a lot of laughs!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Ocean 11 AM
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 10
    $450
    Sight casting for Cobia and Drum, as well as trolling for Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel. Trips depart at 6:30am, 11:00am, and 3:30pm. All trips include bait, tackle, licenses, and a lot of laughs!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Ocean 3:30 PM
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 10
    $450
    Sight casting for Cobia and Drum, as well as trolling for Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel. Trips depart at 6:30am, 11:00am, and 3:30pm. All trips include bait, tackle, licenses, and a lot of laughs!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Ocean 6:30 AM
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 10
    $450
    Sight casting for Cobia and Drum, as well as trolling for Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel. Trips depart at 6:30am, 11:00am, and 3:30pm. All trips include bait, tackle, licenses, and a lot of laughs!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Sound 6:30 AM
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 10
    $350
    Light tackle family fun!! 4 hours of fishing near or around Oregon Inlet. Trips depart at 6:30am, 11:00am, and 3:30pm. All trips include bait, tackle, licenses, and a lot of laughs!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Sound 11 AM
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 10
    $350
    Light tackle family fun!! 4 hours of fishing near or around Oregon Inlet. Trips depart at 6:30am, 11:00am, and 3:30pm. All trips include bait, tackle, licenses, and a lot of laughs!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Sound 3:30 PM
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 10
    $350
    Light tackle family fun!! 4 hours of fishing near or around Oregon Inlet. Trips depart at 6:30am, 11:00am, and 3:30pm. All trips include bait, tackle, licenses, and a lot of laughs!
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip - Sound 11 AM
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 10
    $245
    Light tackle family fun!! 2 hours of fishing near or around Oregon Inlet. Trips depart at 5:00am, 8:00am, 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, and 5:00pm. All trips include bait, tackle, licenses, and a lot of laughs!
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip - Sound 2 PM
    In demand! Last booked: 18 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 10
    $245
    Light tackle family fun!! 2 hours of fishing near or around Oregon Inlet. Trips depart at 5:00am, 8:00am, 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, and 5:00pm. All trips include bait, tackle, licenses, and a lot of laughs!
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip - Sound 5 AM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 10
    $245
    Light tackle family fun!! 2 hours of fishing near or around Oregon Inlet. Trips depart at 5:00am, 8:00am, 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, and 5:00pm. All trips include bait, tackle, licenses, and a lot of laughs!
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip - Sound 5 PM
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 10
    $245
    Light tackle family fun!! 2 hours of fishing near or around Oregon Inlet. Trips depart at 5:00am, 8:00am, 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, and 5:00pm. All trips include bait, tackle, licenses, and a lot of laughs!
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip - Sound 8 AM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 10
    $245
    Light tackle family fun!! 2 hours of fishing near or around Oregon Inlet. Trips depart at 5:00am, 8:00am, 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, and 5:00pm. All trips include bait, tackle, licenses, and a lot of laughs!
  • Private trip
    KID Funday
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $225
    Basically a trip designed for kids and having fun!!! Boat ride to sand island, then searching and finding hermit crabs, fish, and cool sea shells!!! We can also rake for clams... What kid doesn’t like to swim!!!! Picnic lunch and walks on untouched beaches!!!
  • Private trip
    Dolphin Tour
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    1 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $150
    1 hour Dolphin tour to get you up close and personal with the majestic bottle nose dolphin and porpoises!!!!
  • Private trip
    Sunset Cruise
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    1 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    $150
    1 hr evening cruise on the sound side to watch the sunset ?
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About the Captain

Clay McPherson
Wanchese, North Carolina, United States
10 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
157 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since May 2016
Captain Clay has always loved fishing, no matter if it is in fresh or salt water. He keeps his charters low stress and full of fun, and is very safety conscious. He loves to teach both kids and adults how to improve their skills, and is very patient with all levels of angler. More than anything, he loves being out on the water and seeing everyone with a smile on their face.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 1979, and restored in 2014. Powered by a 250HP 2017 Yamaha 4 Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 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

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
American Express

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
81%
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VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip - Ocean 1 PM on June 28, 2021
So I’ll start out by saying we weren’t originally planning on fishing the sound but the ocean what completely blown out...
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VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip - Ocean 1 PM on June 29, 2021
Charter was wonderful, the captain & first mate were extremely nice, helpful and attentive. I highly recommend them, we didn’t...
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Half day trip with Clay and Nick!

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip - Ocean 1 PM on July 13, 2021
We had a great time as a family .  Nick and Clay were very helpful and patient with our son.  They gave us a few options...
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VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip - Ocean 6 AM on July 9, 2021
Can’t say enough good things! Amazing boat. Amazing crew. Amazing fishing. Day started off a bit slow but Captain Clay moved...
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Ocean 6:30 AM on August 25, 2020
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FAQs about Cutawhiskie Charters - OBX, NC

Cutawhiskie Charters - OBX, NC offers the following trips to customers:
  • $150 per group - Sunset Cruise (1 hour)
  • $150 per group, additional $25 per person after 4 guests - Dolphin Tour (1 hour)
  • $225 per group - KID Funday (2 hours)
  • $245 per group - 2 Hour Trip - Sound 8 AM (2 hours)
  • $245 per group - 2 Hour Trip - Sound 5 PM (2 hours)
  • $245 per group - 2 Hour Trip - Sound 5 AM (2 hours)
  • $245 per group - 2 Hour Trip - Sound 2 PM (2 hours)
  • $245 per group - 2 Hour Trip - Sound 11 AM (2 hours)
  • $350 per group - 4 Hour Trip - Sound 3:30 PM (4 hours)
  • $350 per group - 4 Hour Trip - Sound 11 AM (4 hours)
  • $350 per group - 4 Hour Trip - Sound 6:30 AM (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip - Ocean 6:30 AM (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip - Ocean 3:30 PM (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip - Ocean 11 AM (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - 6 Hour Trip - Sound 6 AM (6 hours)
  • $550 per group - 6 Hour Trip - Sound 1 PM (6 hours)
  • $650 per group - 6 Hour Trip - Ocean 1 PM (6 hours)
  • $650 per group - 6 Hour Trip - Ocean 6 AM (6 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - 8 Hour Trip - Gulfstream (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Cutawhiskie Charters - OBX, NC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Cutawhiskie Charters - OBX, NC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Cutawhiskie Charters - OBX, NC offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Cutawhiskie Charters - OBX, NC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Bowfishing
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Cutawhiskie Charters - OBX, NC include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Wahoo