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 250 Yamaha 4 stroke, top of the line Furuno GPS Navigation and Digital Imaging Fishfinder electronics, and multimedia system. It also features a flybridge, fighting chair, live bait tank, ice box, and all fishing tackle.

Cutawhiskie Charters will have you tackling a wide variety of fish species that this area is blessed with, such as Trout, Flounder, Red Drum, Sheephead, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, 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
    Dolphin Tour
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    1 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $200
    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
    $200
    1 hr evening cruise on the sound side to watch the sunset ?
  • Private trip
    KID Funday
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $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
    2 Hour Trip – Inshore (11AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Sep 15
    $275
    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 – Inshore (2PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Sep 15
    $275
    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 – Inshore (5AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Sep 15
    $275
    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 – Inshore (5PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Sep 15
    $275
    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 – Inshore (8AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Sep 15
    $275
    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
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (11AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Sep 15
    $400
    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 – Inshore (3:30PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Sep 15
    $400
    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 – Inshore (6:30AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Sep 15
    $400
    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 – Nearshore (11AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Sep 15
    $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 – Nearshore (3:30PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Sep 15
    $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 – Nearshore (6:30AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Sep 15
    $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
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore (1PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Sep 15
    $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 – Inshore (6AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Sep 15
    $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 – Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Sep 15
    $700
    Sight casting for Cobia and big Drum, trolling for Blues and Spanish, and wreck fishing for Wahoo and Mahi Mahi. Trips depart at 6:00 a.m. All trips include bait, tackle, licenses, and a lot of laughs!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Sep 15
    $700
    Sight casting for Cobia and big Drum, trolling for Blue and Spanish, and wreck fishing for Black Seabass and Triggerfish. Trips depart at 1:00 p.m. All trips include bait, tackle, licenses, and a lot of laughs!
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – All Day Adventure
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,200
    This trip literally does it all! From dolphin watching to ocean fishing to Bay Sound fishing all in one day. The trip is usually 8-10 hours.
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About the Captain

Clay McPherson
Manteo, North Carolina, United States
10 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
276 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) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia

Boat specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 1979, and restored in 2015. 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
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Bowfishing
Handline
Spearfishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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 4% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 276 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (298)
6 hour morning trip
6 hour morning trip
If you want to know some fishing trip this is the way to go!
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Angler Rating
234
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Daniel K.
Lake Shore, MD
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

4 hour inshore with Captain Clay

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (6:30AM) on August 18, 2022
Our family did a 4 hour inshore trip and couldn’t have been happier. This was our 1st charter trip in the OBX and Captain...
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Danielle H. Q.
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fun day on the boat

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (3:30PM) on August 11, 2022
We did a 4 hour inshore boat, two families with 3 kids. Captain Clay moved times around so we could avoid a storm. Boat was...
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Jeane D.
Waterbury, CT
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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KidFUN Day

VERIFIED   KID Funday on June 29, 2022
Fantastic adventure! The 1st Mate onboard was awesome, he took my two boys helped them fish. Helped them find all sorts of...
Jeane D. recommends **Cutawhiskie Charters** #1
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Grant T.
Charleston, TN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Plan on using these guys again next year

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (11AM) on June 14, 2022
My 8 year old son is autistic and has never been out on a boat. I wasn’t sure how things would go with him.  These guys...
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Chris K.
Montrose, IA
Excellent
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Experience:
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
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Half day trip with Captain Clay

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Nearshore (AM) on June 9, 2022
Had an Awesome day with Captain Clay and his 1st Mate Nick on the water! He had us on Redfish 30 minutes into the trip and...
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FAQs about **Cutawhiskie Charters** #1

**Cutawhiskie Charters** #1 offers the following trips to customers:
  • $200 per group - Dolphin Tour (1 hour)
  • $200 per group - Sunset Cruise (1 hour)
  • $225 per group - KID Funday (2 hours)
  • $275 per group - 2 Hour Trip – Inshore (11AM) (2 hours)
  • $275 per group - 2 Hour Trip – Inshore (2PM) (2 hours)
  • $275 per group - 2 Hour Trip – Inshore (5AM) (2 hours)
  • $275 per group - 2 Hour Trip – Inshore (5PM) (2 hours)
  • $275 per group - 2 Hour Trip – Inshore (8AM) (2 hours)
  • $400 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (6:30AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (3:30PM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (11AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (11AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (3:30PM) (8 hours)
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (6:30AM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore (1PM) (6 hours)
  • $550 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore (6AM) (6 hours)
  • $700 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Nearshore (AM) (6 hours)
  • $700 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Nearshore (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 10 Hour Trip – All Day Adventure (10 hours)

When you book a trip with **Cutawhiskie Charters** #1, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with **Cutawhiskie Charters** #1 include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

**Cutawhiskie Charters** #1 offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

**Cutawhiskie Charters** #1 offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Bowfishing
  • Handline
  • Spearfishing
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with **Cutawhiskie Charters** #1 include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout