Breakday Charters – 30' Ragtime

Breakday Charters is all rigged and ready for your fishing adventure on the waters surrounding Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. If you want to pursue the best fish the region has to offer or just check what is biting – this is exactly what you are looking for.

Take a ride on a 2021, Contender 30T center console, “Ragtime”, powered by twin Yamaha 300 HP outboards and capable of taking up to 6 anglers fishing, depending on the trip. With a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots, she will get you to the fishing grounds quickly. The boat is rigged with the newest electronics including dual 12” display Chartplotter, Sonar, XM satellite weather/radio, and Autopilot by Simrad. To aid in fishing she is rigged with Marsh Tacky Outriggers, Rhodan wireless GPS trolling motor, and over 100 gallons of livewell capacity to keep the live bait kicking.

Each trip can be customized to suit your needs. Nearshore trips will range out to 20 miles depending on trip duration and offshore trips will range 20 to 40 miles out. Novice to pro, anglers of all ages and expertise are welcome to join the adventure.

Depending on your preference, fishing techniques could include casting, jigging, bottom fishing, and trolling using artificial, live, and dead bait. Your main targeted species will be Weakfish, Flounder, Redfish, Black Drum, Bonita, False Albacore, King and Spanish Mackerel, Gag Grouper, Billfish, Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi, Cobia, Amberjack, Barracuda, Red Snapper (in season), along with many others.

The crew will provide you with fishing licenses, live bait, lures, and top shelf tackle from Penn, Shimano, Avet, along with rods by Star and Temple Fork Outfitters. Just bring sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, seasonally appropriate clothing, ziplocs for your fillets, food, and drinks. Fish cleaning is included for nearshore trips with offshore fish cleaning being available for 0.60/lb.

With excellent service and attention to detail, Breakday Charters is the best team in the area. Look no further!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore (4 Max)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,200
    Head offshore, leave the land behind, and get ready for a fishing adventure that will leave you with memories of a lifetime! This trip will take you fishing for Tuna, Wahoo, Billfish, and many other exciting species that can be found in these waters. You'll be provided with all the necessary equipment, just make sure to bring along your food and drinks for the day. To keep everyone comfortable, this trip is limited to 4 anglers.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Nearshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $900
    Explore the beautiful nearshore waters off the Crystal Coast. Ride out up to 20 miles from shore and fish the nearshore wrecks for Flounder, Grouper, Amberjack, Black Drum, and many others. Up to 4 people can go on the trip, but parties up to 6 are possible. It may limit what you do and where you go.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $700
    Head out on the nearshore waters of the Crystal Coast. No matter if your desire is to fish for Redfish and Speckled Trout closer to shore, fish the nearshore wrecks for the likes of Flounder, Grouper, Amberjack, and others – the captain has your fishing covered. Up to 4 passengers per trip, but parties up to 6 are possible. It may limit what you do and where you go.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $700
    Head out on the nearshore waters of the Crystal Coast. No matter if your desire is to fish for Redfish and Speckled Trout closer to shore, fish the nearshore wrecks for the likes of Flounder, Grouper, Amberjack, and others – the captain has your fishing covered. Up to 4 passengers per trip, but parties up to 6 are possible. It may limit what you do and where you go.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    Be ready to explore the beautiful inshore and nearshore waters of the Crystal Coast. No matter if your desire is Speckled Trout in the Marsh, popping cork for trophy Red Drum on the Neuse River, sight casting Cobia in late spring, jigging Flounder on the nearshore wrecks, or nearshore trolling – we have your fishing covered. Up to 4 passengers per trip. Parties up to 6 are possible, but it may limit what and where we go.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $500
    Be ready to explore the beautiful inshore and nearshore waters of the Crystal Coast. No matter if your desire is Speckled Trout in the Marsh, popping cork for trophy Red Drum on the Neuse River, sight casting Cobia in late spring, jigging Flounder on the nearshore wrecks, or nearshore trolling – we have your fishing covered. Up to 4 passengers per trip, but parties up to 6 are possible, however, it may limit what and where we go. If you have a crew of 6 check out my Breakday Charters – 38' listing.
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About the Captain

Justin Ragsdale
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, United States
8 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
135 Customer Reviews
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Member since April 2016
With a lifetime of fishing experience ranging from babbling Mountain Trout Streams to Gulf Stream waters my love for fishing has been with me since the age of 5. After graduation from college with a degree in Biology my first post school job brought money and my first of many boats opening up a whole new chapter in my fishing story. I enjoy all manners of angling and have always enjoyed fishing and sharing that experience with others. It was always nice to be the one catching, but I soon developed a love for putting other people on fish and seeing the joy it brings to their soul. It was this love that brought me to leave my well paying manufacturing job to earn my living on the water guiding and chartering fishing trips.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Weakfish Weakfish

Boat Specs

Contender 30T (Center console) originally built in 2021. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 48 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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
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
American Express
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Flounder Citations

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on September 8, 2021
We caught several fish, from sharks, blues, spanish mackerel and juvenile grouper to 4 flounder that weighed 18 lbs.  Two...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore (PM) on July 23, 2021
Justin was a great captain. Had 2 young boys 10 and 7 in rough water. Made me feel safe although the waves were big.  He got...
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3/4 day trip inshore with captain Justin

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore (PM) on August 10, 2021
Booked a trip for near shore and Justin suggested going inshore for drum which was the best decision possible. Ended up catching...
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All day trip with captain Justin

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore (4 Max) on June 18, 2021
My daughter, two friends,  and myself had a wonderful day out on the water fishing with Captain Justin. He was very good about...
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Bogue, NC
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Half Day False Albacore Fishun

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on November 21, 2020
We had a great time out with Captain Justin. He knew right where to go for the fish and how to get them to bite. We ran into...
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FAQs about Breakday Charters – 30' Ragtime

Breakday Charters – 30' Ragtime offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore (AM) (6 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore (PM) (6 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Nearshore (8 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (4 Max) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Breakday Charters – 30' Ragtime, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers

Trips booked with Breakday Charters – 30' Ragtime include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Breakday Charters – 30' Ragtime offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Sounds, Rivers, Creeks, Marshes)
  • Nearshore Fishing (20 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Breakday Charters – 30' Ragtime offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle (Penn and Shimano 50 to 130's)
  • Bottom Fishing (Wrecks and ledges)
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Breakday Charters – 30' Ragtime include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Weakfish