Reelin Pelican Fishing – Offshore

Always wanted to hook the Mahi Mahi or Marlin of a lifetime? Reelin Pelican Fishing offers unforgettable offshore fishing adventures in the Southport area of North Carolina. This charter is made for lovers of seriously offshore deep blue waters – and the large fish that dominate them! Come aboard and join Captain Rob Capps for the chance to test your skills against some of the world’s best big game fish.

Capt. Rob is a Southport local who has been fishing these waters since he was old enough to hold a rod. He uses this wealth of experience to offer first-class, year-round offshore trips that target some seriously impressive saltwater superstars. As well as running this charter full-time, he also works as a commercial fisherman, and has taken part in many inshore and offshore fishing tournaments. Who could be better equipped to introduce you to this fantastic fishery?

Capt. Rob will take you out to the hottest fishing grounds on board his 26’ Maycraft Pilothouse 2550 cabin boat. Powered by a 250 HP Yamaha four stroke engine, she was built to tackle offshore waters! She can accommodate up to 5 guests, so bring along the whole family, or your best angling buddies. She’s decked out with top-of-the-line navigational and safety gear, as well as a full toilet, so you’ll be traveling in plenty of comfort.

As for the species on offer, it’s all about big game in this part of Southport! Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Blue and White Marlin, Cobia, King Mackerel, Sailfish, Wahoo, and plenty more – these species all migrate through North Carolina and, depending on when you choose to visit, you’ll have the chance to hook them using your captain’s favorite techniques. Get ready to troll, jig, spin, bottom fish, and more. These fish fight hard, so prepare for plenty of rod-bending action!

Your trip will include top-notch rods and reels, tackle, and bait. Your fishing license is included, too – all you need to do is come aboard Reelin Pelican Fishing and prepare for battle!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – 5 MAX
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,500
    up to 5 persons
    Spend plenty of time out on the productive waters of the Gulf Stream, and get ready to reel in some trophy-sized big game fish! Depending on when you choose to travel, you'll targeting offshore saltwater superstars such as Mahi Mahi, the mighty Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, and hard-fighting Yellowfin Tuna. You'll be provided with top-of-the-line rods and reels, light and heavy tackle, and live bait to tempt your catch. Your fishing license is included. Just bring some fighting spirit!
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – 5 MAX
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,300
    up to 5 persons
    On this monster trip, get ready to target some monster species! You'll spend a whopping 10 hours out on the water, where you'll be targeting big game offshore species such as Mahi Mahi, Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, hard-fighting Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, and more. Capt. Robert will make sure you're decked out with top-quality gear to battle these species, including rods, reels, light and heavy tackle, and live bait. Your fishing license is also included. Get ready for the fight of your life!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – 5 MAX
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $990
    up to 5 persons
    On this 8-hour trip, you'll be cruising the plentiful offshore waters around Southport to battle some seriously impressive big game fish! Get ready to come face-to-gills with a variety of mighty Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Wahoo, and more. Capt. Robert will make sure you're equipped with top-quality rods and reels, tackle, and live bait. Anglers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Your fishing license is included – just bring your best game face!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – 5 MAX
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $790
    up to 5 persons
    Join Capt. Robert for this 6-hour offshore adventure that'll see you targeting Kingfish, hard-fighting Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Sailfish, Cobia, and many more. You'll be traveling out to the hottest fishing grounds, and your captain will make sure you're decked out with top-notch rods and reels, light and heavy tackle, and live bait to tempt your catch. Your fishing license is included. This trip is suitable for anglers of all ages and abilities – children fish for free!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (White)
Sailfish
Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Blackfin)

Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Maycraft Pilothouse 2550 (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha Four Stroke engine.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Handline

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 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 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
PayPal

About the Captain

Robert Capps
Southport, North Carolina, United States
Member since February 2017
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Capt. Robert was born and raised in Oak Island. He runs his charter full-time, as well as being a commercial fisherman. He has a real passion for the ocean and fishing, and has fished from Nags Head to the Florida Keys in the US, as well as the Bahamas and in Mexico. He learned his craft from a number of first-class captains, both charter and commercial. He is a charter member of the “Chips A Hoy” fishing team, as well as a local King Mackerel tournament team. He splits his time spent with them as a captain and a mate. Capt. Robert also has King Mackerel tournament fishing experience, and has taken part in Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament. He's participated in many inshore Flounder and Redfish tournaments. He says it best himself: "A day on the water with me will always bring great excitement and memories!"
Response time: 11 hours
Response rate: 87%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.08
out of 5 stars from 4 reviews
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Good experience
50%
Friendly captain
75%
Recommend this charter
75%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
50%
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Greg C.
South Hill, VA
 5.00
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8 hr offshore

VERIFIED   August 4, 2018
The Pelican took care of this TX boy. The weather seemed iffy but he took a chance for me and called it right. Put us on fish...
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Caleb C.
Fayetteville, North Carolina
 5.00
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VERIFIED   May 20, 2017
Five of my friends and I went out with Captain Robert on Saturday and were blown away with an awesome experience.  Captain...
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Wade F.
Ft. Washington, Maryland
 3.67
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1/2 day PM inshore Captain Rob

VERIFIED   June 8, 2017
Due to bad weather “cold front” we had to take inshore trip. Cap said water temp had dropped 10 degrees. Captain...
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Tim B.
Southport, North Carolina
 2.67
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6hr trip

VERIFIED   June 1, 2017
I wasn’t expecting the captain to be a 23yrold and he didn’t have a mate to help him. The lines kept getting crossed...
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