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

  Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  King Mackerel (Kingfish)

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

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

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.

46 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
First Mate
Fishing License Included


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


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:

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
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%

Ocracoke Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.93 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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Fished May 15, 2018
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Ernie and Daniel had us on the fish immediately. Originally set for Saturday but Ernie let us delay for better weather on Sunday. Whole family had an awesome time and can’t wait to come back for a Gulf Stream trip. Thanks Ernie and Daniel! You guy are awesome and know how to find the fish.

Fished March 31, 2018
Ernest Doshier (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 2, 2018

thanks chris,see you guys next go round.

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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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