Gecko Sportfishing

Irvin Garrish Highway
Ocracoke NC, United States

Gecko Sportfishing invites you on offshore and nearshore fishing charters on Ocracoke Island, North Carolina. They are giving you the chance to get away from the crowd and get closer to the fish and the marine world. The charter is operated by Captain Ernest Doshier who has over a lifetime of fishing experience and 25 years serving the Ocracoke Island.

Gecko Sportfishing can take you fishing in the nearshore waters for Cobia, Red Drum, Bluefish, and Spanish Mackerel. They can take you to the wrecks where Amberjack, Black Seabass, Triggerfish, and Grouper can be found, or you can go offshore. The offshore waters are abundant with Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna, Blue and White Marlin, Wahoo, Sailfish, and Mahi Mahi.

Captain and his mate will provide you with the necessary fishing gear that includes rods, reels, tackle, live and artificial baits, and a fishing license. Gecko Sportfishing can accommodate seasoned fishermen that fish several times a year as well as the first time fishermen. They love to take out kids and are very family friendly.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    11 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US$ 1400
    up to 6 persons
    The full day trip will take you to the offshore waters where you can target a variety of big game fish like Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna, and more. It is suggested you dress in layers, bring lunch and drinks for the day, and wear polarized sunglasses.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1150
    up to 6 persons
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Wrecks
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 675
    up to 6 persons
    This half day trip is 4 to 4 1/2 hours long and will see you targeting Amberjack, Seabass, Triggerfish, Grouper and Cobia.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Nearshore
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 625
    up to 6 persons
    This half day trip is 4 to 4 1/2 hours long and will see you targeting nearshore species such as Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Cobia, Red Drum, and more.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White)
Sailfish
Seabass (Black)

Triggerfish (Gray)
Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Scarborough (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1980, and restored in 2010. Powered by 2 980HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
46 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

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 14 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Ocracoke to departure site is available and 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

About the Captain

Ernest Doshier
Ocracoke, North Carolina, United States
Member since March 2017
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Captain Ernest is a USCG licensed captain, a member of the Charter Boat Association, and has served with the United States Coast Guard for over 3 years. Captain Ernest will always give his best to put you on the most desirable fish that you have dreamed of catching, and will selflessly share his knowledge and experience with you.
Response time: 5 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.83 out of 5 stars from 8 reviews

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Fished August 22, 2018
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Great overall experience for my first charter!

Fished August 21, 2018
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Caught plenty of Spanish mackerel and had some of them fresh cooked at smac nally’s when we docked…over all a great experience ...Dan and Ernest were great

Fished June 20, 2018
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