Little Shell Charters

Little Shell Charters is based out of Wanchese, North Carolina, and offers inshore and offshore 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.

You will spend the day aboard their 42’ Provincial boat, which comes powered by a 580 HP Caterpillar engine. 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 as King Mackerel, Shark, Redfish, Amberjack, Bluefish, Ribbonfish and many more.

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 either inshore or nearshore.

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.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $875
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will see you fishing up to a few miles out for a variety of species, with King Mackerel, Shark, Redfish, and Amberjack among your potential catches. The crew will make sure nothing can resist your hooks.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $875
    up to 6 persons
    If you want just a few more hours on the water of the Outer Banks, this is your package. You will be going for Redfish, Trout, Shark, and even King Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    These trips are great for groups of up to six who just want to get out on the water for a little while and enjoy the sights and fishing the Outer Banks has to offer. Target species you may encounter include Redfish, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Bluefish, Shark, and more. Price includes fishing gear, lures, live bait, and licenses.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    Fish the waters of the Outer Banks up to a few miles out and target Redfish, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Bluefish, Tuna, Shark, and many more depending on your personal preference.
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About the Charter Operator

Little Shell Charters
Wanchese, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
3 Fishing Reports
14 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 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

Bluefish
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Shark (Hammerhead)

Shark (Porbeagle)
Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Provincial (Downeast) originally built in 2001. Powered by a 580HP Caterpillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 1% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (12)
4.81
out of 5 stars from 14 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Morning trip with capt Buddy and 1st mate Brandon
Morning trip with capt Buddy and 1st mate Brandon
Morning trip with capt Buddy and 1st mate Brandon
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Angler Rating
11
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
79%
Friendly captain
93%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Chris D.
Alexandria, Virginia
 5.00
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Not off shore fishing

VERIFIED   July 3, 2019
Don’t book this trip for an all day off shore they don’t do off shore trips but they advertise off shore full day trip...
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Jon M.
Manteo, NC
 4.67
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6 hour afternoon trip

VERIFIED   July 26, 2018
We had hoped to head out from shore to get into some big fish, but the rains from the previous three days had shut down the...
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Bill V.
Holly Springs, NC
 5.00
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Half day inshore teip

VERIFIED   July 3, 2018
This was our first time on a ocean charter, had a blast!  Started slow but the crew moved and put us on the fish. ...
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Thomas K.
Freeland, PA
 5.00
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Brandon makes this the best charter in OBX.

VERIFIED   June 25, 2018
If you want to catch fish and have a good time, this is the boat for you.  Brandon is top notch.  He will make the...
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Scott W.
Lynchburg, Virginia
 5.00
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3/4 day w Brandon

VERIFIED   August 27, 2018
Beautiful day . Caught a bunch of Spanish mackerel and 1 albacore. Will definitely go again if I had time.
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