Fishing Taxi Sportfishing

Fishing Taxi Sportfishing is a company is led by Captain Doug Sullivan, an experienced and knowledgeable angler. A 5th generation fisherman, he has decades of experience fishing the Atlantic Ocean. His son, Capt. Josh Sullivan, currently runs the "Taxi" after taking over the boat previously run by his father and grandfather.

The company hails out of Wanchese Marina in Wanchese, North Carolina. It is a small fishing community with lots of captains, great spots to wet a line, and battle fish.

Fishing Taxi Sportfishing offers a variety of trips to meet your specific needs. The packages range from short nearshore fishing excursions targeting Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel to full-day Gulf Stream marathons that offer you the chance to put your skills to the test and bring home heaps of fish.

All the gear and lures you will need are provided, so just come along and enjoy a great day on the water. Join the crew aboard the ‘Fishing Taxi, a 36’ Ray Hunt boat, designed specifically for the offshore grounds. She comes powered by a pair of 300 HP Cummins engines and has plenty of fishing and seating space for up to 6 anglers.

The Fishing Taxi is outfitted with electronics, modern technologies, and a range of quality fishing equipment. She features a flybridge and a huge deck area, and there is a toilet on board for your comfort. Everything is fully kitted out for sportfishing, with a fighting chair and outriggers installed to make your trip one to remember. All aboard!

Capt. Josh Sullivan can’t wait for y’all to come to the Outer Banks and see what you can make a memory of!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day – Sound Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $575
    This is for the group that would like to go out and anchor in the calm water and drop a line straight down. The boat will be roomy enough for the young ones to move around and also provide enough shade that the older ones can enjoy the day also. It will allow you to try to catch dinner, such as Flounder or Sea Mullet, possibly Croakers or Red Drum. it will be with light tackle and it's one of those trips that the father can really teach the young ones how to fish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Sound Fishing (Evening)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $575
    This trip will keep you in the Inlet and it is for the late evening type of person. The boat will leave the dock at 3 o'clock and return to the dock at 7 o'clock. This is a light tackle trip where you will be in control of dropping your hook down from the boat and snagging on fish. This is also a great beginners' trip for your young ones in the family to see how they do on a boat.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Sound Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $575
    It is the same wonderful trip as the sound fishing morning trip but it is from 10:30 till 2:30. The trip consists of anchoring around the islands in the Inlet, which will allow us to try to catch Sea Mullet, Flounder or possibly Croaker and would be a chance to catch Red Drum that would put up a really good fight. This is a trip for the family where the little ones can enjoy to be in a spacious boat and the elderly will see what kind of treasures and memories there are.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $700
    We will be catching Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, and the occasional Cobia, Red Drum, or King Mackerel. You will be fishing a bit further out.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (Evening)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $700
    This trip is for the people that like the very late afternoon. The boat will leave the dock at 3 o'clock and return to the dock at 7 o'clock. It allows a boat ride to catch that late afternoon bite. You will be in the ocean from anywhere from a thousand feet off the beach to 2 miles out hunting down your memorable catch.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $700
    This trip will take you a bit further out for Bluefish, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, Red Drum, and King Mackerel. The package is great for everyone!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $1,050
    With this trip, we're allowed to go a little bit further and look for bigger fish. We could possibly pull up Blacktip Shark or fun fighting Tiger Shark, or possibly go to a tower and catch Amberjack and possibly find Mahi Mahi not far from there. Or we can just stay close to the beach for a longer boat ride.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $1,050
    This is a trip that will leave the dock at 10:30 in the morning in return to the dock at 4:30 in the afternoon. What this trip allows is more time to go out in the survey the wrecks and the gullies to try to find the bigger trophies that we can possibly get you hooked up with. We will still be close to the beach or possibly go out five miles or so off to Beach it just allows us more time for a wider range of assault.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Cobia Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 18 - Jun 15 (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $1,050
    This is a 6 hour Cobia special meaning you’ll ride around at a faster speed looking for Cobia to cast at. Trolling is usually not done on this trip unless the whole group decides to go trolling for smaller species. You’ll fish between mid-May to mid-June when Cobia are on the move, maximizing your chances of reeling them in. You can depart either in the morning or mid-day, depending on what time you want to leave the dock.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $1,400
    This trip will allow you to go out and spend eight hours on the water. You can cover a lot of ground and look for different species such as Cobia, King Mackerel, Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, and captain's favorite Red Drum. You'll get to go further and explore more as you aim for a fishing trip that you will have memories of for a lifetime. You most likely won't get too far off the beach but at the same time, you will cover a lot of ground.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Tower Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $1,600
    Head 19 miles off the beach and hook into a one-on-one battle against monster Amberjack. This is an adventure meant for anglers looking to fight the big ones. After you’ve had your share of fighting Amberjack, you’ll find some grass beds and troll for Mahi Mahi and other fun fish to reel in. If not that, there’s the option of sliding out further than the tower to find some Tilefish or Sea Bass. You will go and catch bait on small rods to begin the trip.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Tower Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    $1,600
    Head 19 miles off the beach and hook into a one-on-one battle against monster Amberjack. This is an adventure meant for anglers looking to fight the big ones. After you’ve had your share of fighting Amberjack, you’ll find some grass beds and troll for Mahi Mahi and other fun fish to reel in. If not that, there’s the option of sliding out further than the tower to find some Tilefish or Sea Bass. You will go and catch bait on small rods to begin the trip.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $1,900
    On this trip, the crew will take you out 28 miles to 275' of water where you will drop down your bottom fishing line trying to catch Tilefish, Seabass, or Golden Tile. If you do well on this fish and limit out quick, then you will try some trolling around to see if you can locate Mahi or anything else that is swimming on the inside of the Gulf stream.
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About the Captain

Doug Sullivan
Wanchese, North Carolina, United States
139 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
127 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2016
Welcome traditional family business the Sullivan family is 6 Generations deep in boat captains and seven generations deep in boat builders Captain Bob Sullivan ran the taxi for over a decade then his son Doug Sullivan ran the taxi for Four Seasons before moving on to a bigger boat and now grandson Josh Sullivan will come up to run the boat Together with their knowledgeable Years of fishing to hook and excite you and give you the trip of a lifetime. We are part of the family business we love taking people fishing and we hope to put our names on World Records cuz you just never know when you're going to catch that fish that can do that. Although no one can positively assure you that you will catch a world record under your name we will fish like we have one already and trying to break the record!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Dogfish Dogfish

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

Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred) Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna

Boat Specs

Ray Hunt (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1972. Powered by 2 315HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days 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 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 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos & videos by reviewers (72)
Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 83 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Fishing with Doug
Fishing with Doug
9\/10\/21 Ribbon fish
+69
Angler Rating
57
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
73%
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Justin M. S.
New York, NY
Excellent
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A 4 hour tour!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Nearshore (PM) on August 17, 2021
Having fished in the Gulf of Mexico and off of Key West in my younger days I had not been fishing in a long time and my sons...
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Brian B.
Delaware, OH
Excellent
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Haggle day trip with Josh & Jake

VERIFIED   Half Day – Sound Fishing (Evening) on June 3, 2021
Had a great time! Jake (1st Mate) and Josh (Captain) were a great help with everything from knowledge of the area to helping...
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Jared V.
Fowlerville, MI
Excellent
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day – Sound Fishing (Evening) on September 25, 2021
We had an absolute blast on this charter! Definitely a memorable experience. Highly recommended, easy to work with, successful...
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Rob R.
Redford Charter Township, MI
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5.0 / 5
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Half day sound trip

VERIFIED   Half Day – Sound Fishing (PM) on October 8, 2021
Had a fantastic day aboard the Taxi!! Capt. Josh and Jake were engaging and knowledgeable. Fish weren’t cooperative,...
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Anna S.
Sutherland, VA
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM) on August 17, 2021
In our 4 hr trip we caught 43 ribbon fish and a shark! We were reeling them in as soon as the lines hit the water! Captain...
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FAQs about Fishing Taxi Sportfishing

Fishing Taxi Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $575 per group - Half Day – Sound Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • $575 per group - Half Day – Sound Fishing (Evening) (4 hours)
  • $575 per group - Half Day – Sound Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip – Nearshore (Evening) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip – Nearshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,050 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,050 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,050 per group - 6 Hour Cobia Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - Full Day Trip – Nearshore (8 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - 8 Hour Tower Trip (AM) (8 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - 8 Hour Tower Trip (PM) (8 hours)
  • $1,900 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fishing Taxi Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers

Trips booked with Fishing Taxi Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate (Nate works for tips customary 20% plus)
  • Fishing License

Fishing Taxi Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Fishing Taxi Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fishing Taxi Sportfishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Dogfish
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)