Backin’ Up Sportfishing Charters

Pirates Cove Marina
Manteo NC, United States

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Boat Specs

Sheldon Midgett Craft (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1975 and restored in 2014. Powered by a 700HP CAT C-12 engine with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

46 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Targeted Species


Grouper (Broomtail)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Seabass (Black)

Shark (Gummy)
Spanish Mackerel

Triggerfish (Gray)

Come aboard the Backin’ Up, the largest of the inshore boat fleet at Pirate’s Cove Marina in Manteo, North Carolina. Backin’ Up Sportfishing Charters provides enjoyable, family friendly nearshore sportfishing charters in the world famous Outer Banks of North Carolina.

A 46 ft Sheldon Midgett boat that originates from 1975, the Backin’ Up was completely rebuilt by Captain Ritchie himself in 2014. This impressive boat was designed with sportfishing charters in mind, and she comes with a comfortable and fully air-conditioned salon, a bathroom, the very latest in electronics, and a spacious cockpit with a large Marlin chair and two smaller fighting chairs. There plenty of room for up to six people to catch fish, and there is no need to sacrifice your comfort for a professional fishing experience as the luxurious interior will cater to your every need.

Custom fishing tackle is provided onboard the boat so you can get the most out of your day fishing the inshore and nearshore waters close to the Outer Banks. Backin’ Up Sportfishing Charters specializes in nearshore fishing, which is a fishing style that allows everyone from the most seasoned of fishermen to young families to have a productive and relaxing fishing trip. On half and three quarter day trips you will almost always be in sight of land, and you will be able to have an adventurous fishing trip while targeting species that are usually easier to handle when caught than those that live further offshore.

Backin’ Up Sportfishing Charters will provide everything you need for your trip, but they recommend that you bring plenty of snacks with you (the sea breeze gives you an appetite!) as well as suitable clothing for the weather, polarized sunglasses for a better view, and soft soled shoes. Most importantly, come with a bucket of smiles and an ice box to bring your catch home with you!

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
First Mate
Fishing Licence
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 30 days before the trip date
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates

Other Policies 
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Wheelchair Accessible

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Master Card, Check, American Express.

About the Captain

Ritchie Howell
Manteo, North Carolina, United States
Member since September 2016
Capt. Ritchie Howell is a local boat builder and charter fisherman. He has been a licensed captain for 32 years. He has completely rebuilt the Backin' Up himself, just for nearshore fishing charters. The boat is the largest in the Pirate's Cove Marina inshore fleet and offers relaxing and fun fishing trips to all the family. Join us for an enjoyable day on the water!


  • Pirates Cove Marina, Manteo
    NC 27954, United States