Backin’ Up Sportfishing Charters

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Pirates Cove Marina
Manteo NC, United States

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!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Gulf Stream
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 30 Sep
    US$ 1850
    up to 6 persons
    Bottom Fish Trolling Combo typically fishing up to 30 miles offshore for Tilefish, Seabass, Grouper, Amberjack, Shark, King Mackerel, and trolling species such as Sailfish and Mahi Mahi.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Bottom Fish Trolling Combo
    Just booked!
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 30 Sep
    US$ 1650
    up to 6 persons
    Bottom Fish Trolling Combo typically fishing up to 30 miles offshore for Tilefish, Seabass, Grouper, Amberjack, Shark, King Mackerel, and trolling species such as Sailfish and Mahi Mahi.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Offshore Trip - AM
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 30 Sep
    US$ 975
    up to 6 persons
    Live Bait Wreck fishing typically for Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Red Drum, Shark, Cobia, Trigger Fish, and Flounder
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Offshore Trip - PM
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 30 Sep
    US$ 975
    up to 6 persons
    Live Bait Wreck fishing typically for Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Red Drum, Shark, Cobia, Triggerfish and Flounder.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Inshore Trip - AM
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 30 Sep
    US$ 650
    up to 6 persons
    Half day inshore trip typically fishing for Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Red Drum, Cobia, and Flounder
  • Private trip
    Half Day Inshore Trip - PM
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 30 Sep
    US$ 650
    up to 6 persons
    Half Day Inshore Trip typically fishing for Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Red Drum, Cobia and Flounder. Departure time may vary and start around 11am
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Bluefish
Cobia
Flounder

Grouper (Broomtail)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Seabass (Black)

Shark (Gummy)
Spanish Mackerel
Tilefish
Triggerfish (Gray)

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.

Length
46 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
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 Included

Policies

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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Ritchie Howell
Manteo, North Carolina, United States
Member since September 2016
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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!
Response time: 5 hours
Response rate: 97%

Customer Reviews

4.71 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews

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Great time and crew!

Fished June 18, 2018
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Fished May 30, 2018
Ritchie Howell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 12, 2018

Thanks guys. We hope to see you again.

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It was a good half day trip. Although we started out for bluefish, we tied into Spanish mackerel and hooked quite a number. It was the first fishing trip on a boat for my 6 year old grandson and he was thrilled to sit in the Captain’s chair and steer the boat

Fished September 3, 2017
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