Little Shell Charters is based out of Oregon inlet , North Carolina, and offers ioffshore trips on the waters around the Outer Banks. They strive to make sure that all of their charters have the best time possible on the water. Little Shell Charter is not only a team of professional anglers, but are also family-friendly charter fishing in a reality TV show ‘‘Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks’‘.

You will spend the day aboard their 53’ Monterey boat, which comes powered by twin 700hp cat engines. It is equipped with all the latest state-of-the-art electronics and fish finding equipment to save your time when locating fish. The deck is very spacious and offers partial cover if you need a break from the elements, and is well suited for up to six anglers. The vessel is equipped with outriggers, downriggers, livewell, and has all the necessary safety and first aid equipment. The cabin is air-conditioned and features a TV, as well as a full head (toilet) for your comfort when spending a day on the water.

Little Shell Charters make catching fish their business! The crew specializes in light tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, drift fishing, and will assist you to target species such yellowfin tuna Mahi,Mahi. Billfish and many more. Additionally, they focus on big game and offshore fishing, so you can choose!

All you need to do is to decide which species you want to take off your bucket list and the crew will customize your trip to meet your specific needs. Depending on what’s biting and what you want to target, you’ll be fishing inshore, nearshore or offshore.

Trips come with rods, reels and terminal tackle, as well as lures, live bait, and fishing licenses. You can feel free to bring your own food and drinks.

Due to an increase in fuel prices, there might be a fuel surcharge added to the total price of a trip.



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  • Private trip
    Offshore Bottom Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    23 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US $2,700
    You will depart around 5 AM and run as far as 35 miles out where you will have the opportunity to catch Tiles, Grouper and a variety of other great fish to eat. With bottom trip you never know what you might catch – fun for all ages!
  • Private trip
    Offshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 AM
    US $2,700
    A great package for the serious fisherman. You will depart around 4:30 AM for a 12-hour trip out to the gulf stream, where you will be trolling for trophy big game fish, such as Tuna, Dolphin (Mahi-mahi) and Marlin. After a great day on the water, you will return to port around 5 PM.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 29 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Off shore full day
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June fishing trip
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Friendly captain
95%
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Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
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Eric P.
Buffalo, NY
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Off shore full day

VERIFIED   Offshore Trip on June 28, 2023
Fun day off shore fought some on rod and reel then green stick would definitely use them again
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Arthur S.
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Fishing with Brandan

VERIFIED   Offshore Trip on June 15, 2023
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Trinity H.
Annapolis, Maryland
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12 hour Gulf Stream trip

VERIFIED   Offshore Trip on September 6, 2021
A good Captain can put you on the fish, first class equipment puts the fish on the boat and the first mate will make or break...
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Jeffery M.
Penn Yan, NY
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Limit by 9:30am

VERIFIED   Offshore Bottom Trip on May 23, 2022
Great morning with Branden and captain Cliff, you couldn’t ask for a better duo! Six of us limited out by 9:30am. We managed...
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John M.
Charlotte, NC
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   Offshore Trip on September 25, 2022
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FAQs about Little Shell Charters

Little Shell Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $2,700 per group - Offshore Bottom Trip (23 hours)
  • US $2,700 per group - Offshore Trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Little Shell Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Little Shell Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate (Best in business )
  • Fishing License

Little Shell Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing

Little Shell Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Little Shell Charters include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Redfish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tilefish
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Charter Operator

Little Shell Charters
Nags Head, North Carolina, United States
3 Fishing Reports
29 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2016
Brandan Brickhouse is the first mate on Little Shell Charters, who is a real threat to any fish. Fishing has always been his lifelong passion. Brandan can be found on the waters almost every day of the year. If he is not taking his friends and clients out, he goes fishing for himself. Brandan prefers catching whatever patrols the waters, so choosing one favorite species is an impossible task!

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Redfish Redfish

Boat specs

Monterey (Sportfishing) originally built in 1978, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 700HP Cat engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 33 knots.

Length
53 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 30 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 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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 1% charge will apply.

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