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 charter fishing in a reality TV show ‘‘Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks’‘.

You will spend the day aboard their 45’ West Mac boat, which comes powered by a 800 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. 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.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Offshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 AM
    $2,200
    price breakdown
    $2,200
    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.
  • Private trip
    Offshore Bottom Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $2,100
    price breakdown
    $2,100
    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!
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About the Charter Operator

Little Shell Charters
Wanchese, North Carolina, United States
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
16 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 Bluefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Tilefish Tilefish
Tuna (Bigeye) Tuna (Bigeye)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

West Mac (Downeast) originally built in 2001. Powered by a 800HP Caterpillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
45 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
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4.81
out of 5 stars from 16 reviews
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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
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
85%
Friendly captain
92%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   July 2, 2020
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Lendell P.
Roanoke, VA
 5.00
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3/4 day with captain Brian

VERIFIED   July 1, 2020
Great people, great fishing and great day. Thanks
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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
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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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