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.

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 Captai


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  • Full Day Trip - Offshore
    11 hour trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US$ 1400 private charter
  • Half Day Trip - Wrecks
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 725 private charter
  • Half Day Trip - Nearshore
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 680 private charter

About this listing

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
Targeted Species
 
Amberjack
 
Cobia

 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
 
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

 
Marlin (Blue)
 
Marlin (White)

 
Sailfish
 
Seabass (Black)

 
Triggerfish (Gray)
 
Tuna (Bluefin)

 
Tuna (Yellowfin)
 
Wahoo
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
 
Disabled Accessible
Payment

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. 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.

About the Captain

Ernest Doshier
Ocracoke, North Carolina, United States
Member since March 2017
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: 3 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.89 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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We’d initially booked a half-day wreck fishing charter, but opted to stay closer to shore to fish for blues and mackerel because it was rough and stormy. We’re sure glad we did: we started hitting blues in the first five minutes the lines went in, and four hours later, arms tired, we’d landed about 20 bluefish along with a dozen nice Spanish mackerel.

All three in our party were occasional fishermen but this was our first charter (an anniversary present to my wife); Captain Ernie and first mate Daniel were terrific throughout, both helpful, friendly, and informative (and they obviously knew where the fish were). Daniel worked hard throughout, keeping us in tackle, but he took the time to show us what he was doing so we could do it on our own, too. I’m sure most of their clients had more experience than we did, but we never felt like we were asking dumb questions.

The boat itself is well maintained, stable, and comfortable—we were in rough wind and water the whole time and got tossed around, but never felt unsafe. Good facilities, no clutter, clean and easy to fish from.

I’d recommend this experience (and this crew) to anyone, experienced or novice. Thanks, Ernie and Daniel!

Fished August 9, 2017
Ernest Doshier (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 10, 2017

Thanks brent,maybe we’ll see you here in October for some red drum fishing.
Capt Ernest doshier/Gecko

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Best time on outer banks , great captain and awesome 1st Mate

Fished July 17, 2017
Ernest Doshier (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 17, 2017

Thanks david,see you next go round.
Capt ernie doshier/ gecko

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We had a pretty tough fishing day with the amount of wind we had. Couldn’t get out to the wrecks due to the conditions. We made the most of it and got after some Spanish Mackeral and Blues. The crew was great and we will be fishing with them again next year. Everyone had a blast!

Fished July 7, 2017
Ernest Doshier (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 9, 2017

Thanks Frank and crew,we’ll see you guys next year.

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