Fishing Taxi Sportfishing is a company 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 sails 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 329 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 bathroom on board for your comfort. Everything is fully fitted 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 May 10 - Sep 30 (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $500
    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.
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Sound Fishing (Evening)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 10 - Sep 30 (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $500
    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.
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Sound Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 10 - Sep 30 (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $500
    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.
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 10 - Sep 30 (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $600
    We will be catching Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, and the occasional Cobia, Red Drum, or King Mackerel. You will be fishing a bit further out.
    Targeted fish
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (Evening)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 10 - Sep 30 (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $600
    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.
    Targeted fish
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 10 - Sep 30 (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $600
    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!
    Targeted fish
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 10 - Sep 30 (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $900
    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.
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 10 - Sep 30 (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $900
    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.
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • 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)
    US $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.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 10 - Sep 30 (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $1,200
    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.
    Targeted fish
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    Midday deep six hour
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 10 - Sep 30 (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $1,200
    For those of you that don't want to get up at the crack of dawn we offer the deep 6-hour trip leaving the docket 10:30. This is a trip where we will take you 10 miles off the beach and then put down the outriggers and troll for bigger fish. You might have the chance to find a wahoo I albacore tuna a king mackerel and quite a few other different types of species during the troll.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
  • Private trip
    The am deep six hour
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 10 - Sep 30 (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $1,200
    The deep six is a 6-hour trip that we will take you 10 miles off the beach and then start trolling for bigger fish. You could find anything from mahi to Big albacore to king mackerel it's The next step up from a 6-hour near shore where people would like to catch something bigger.
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Tower Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 10 - Sep 30 (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $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.
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Tower Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 10 - Sep 30 (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $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.
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Private trip
    AM deep 8 hour
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 10 - Sep 30 (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $1,600
    This is a trip that leaves the dock at 6:00 a.m. we take you 10 miles out and start trolling further out looking for fish anywhere from the dolphin or albacore tuna or possibly a nice King or wahoo in the list could go on and on. We will be trolling during this trip so the outriggers will be put down trolling up to eight baits
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Tuna (Albacore)
    Albacore Tuna
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 10 - Sep 30 (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $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.
    Targeted fish
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Tilefish
    Tilefish
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 127 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.5 / 5
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Taxi Please!
Taxi Please!
Family fishing day on vacation.
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Caught fish
76%
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Morris G.
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Taxi Please!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Nearshore (PM) on June 5, 2024
An amazing day On the water!  42 fish later and a great crew on the fishing taxi! Definitely recommend!
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Paul P.
Sharpsburg, GA
Excellent
4.3 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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3.0 / 5
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Great Captain and first Mate that above and beyond.

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on July 19, 2023
We booked a 6 hour trip and Captain Doug and first mate Ben they couldn’t have been any better.  They actually went over...
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Vimal J.
Cary, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great Fishing

VERIFIED   8 Hour Tower Trip (PM) on June 15, 2023
This was by far the best fishing trip I’ve been on. Great captain and a fantastic mates. Captain Doug knew the exact spots...
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Bruce H.
Summerfield, NC
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with captain Doug and Ben

VERIFIED   Half Day – Sound Fishing (AM) on August 16, 2023
We caught some fish and Captain Doug and the mate Ben were very helpful , and patient with our youngsters and were teaching...
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Gary H.
Elverson, PA
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Great inshore fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day – Sound Fishing (AM) on August 1, 2023
We had a great trip both the captain and the mate were great. The mate was great with kids! Showed them how to fish. We will...
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FAQs about Fishing Taxi Sportfishing

Fishing Taxi Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $500 per group - Half Day – Sound Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group - Half Day – Sound Fishing (Evening) (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group - Half Day – Sound Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group - Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group - Half Day Trip – Nearshore (Evening) (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group - Half Day Trip – Nearshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $900 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $900 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,050 per group - 6 Hour Cobia Trip (6 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group - Full Day Trip – Nearshore (8 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group - Midday deep six hour (6 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group - The am deep six hour (6 hours)
  • US $1,600 per group - 8 Hour Tower Trip (AM) (8 hours)
  • US $1,600 per group - 8 Hour Tower Trip (PM) (8 hours)
  • US $1,600 per group - AM deep 8 hour (8 hours)
  • US $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
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Fishing Taxi Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate (Mate 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)

Meet the Captain

Doug Sullivan
Wanchese, North Carolina, United States
146 Fishing Reports
217 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 six seasons 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

Boat specs

Ray Hunt (Sportfishing) originally built in 1972, and restored in 2022. 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
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Mate works for tips customary 20% plus
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days 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 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
American Express
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Recent fishing reports

A wonderful couple
A wonderful couple
June 5, 2024
This gentleman came in for 2 days and wanted to carry his girl fishing I was so lucky that I had the time slot open that I could take them. We had a wonderful catch of Spanish little Tuna and bomax. From the time we started rolling till the time we pulled the lines up it was non-stop action one of those days that you wish everyday could be that way. But the easy Southwest wind the ocean was very nice and was able for us to stay on the fish and catch a whole bunch.
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Two birthday fishing trip
Two birthday fishing trip
May 18, 2024
Had two wonderful families on the boat today celebrating their son and daughters birthday. Ocean was blowing east Southeast so it was real sloppy but everybody were Troopers and had a good fight on Spanish Mackle and blue fish.
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Six Buddies and a fishing line
Six Buddies and a fishing line
May 18, 2024
Had a wonderful party today five great guys. They booked me for a 8-hour Tower trip unfortunately the weather was not permitting so we stayed close to the beach for a 6-hour trip. Little sloppy out east Southeast at 13 mile an hour with 3 ft waves. But they Brave the element and were able to put some fish in the boat and laughing giggle a lot.
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