Croatan Charters - Crab&Shrimp

5227Highway 64/264
Manns Harbor NC, United States

Croatan Charters is your best choice for the Outer Banks Crabbing and Shrimping trips. If you’re looking for something different on your next North Carolina holiday and want to spend a fun day with your friends and family, look no further.

Croatan Charters welcomes anglers of all levels and expertise. Enjoy a “hands on” experience pulling the shrimp net. Sort through the catch to retrieve shrimp and crabs, and who knows, you might even catch fish that are legal to keep.

The other part of the adventure is Crabbing Pots. When the group helps to pull the pots, shake out the catch, bait the pots, and reset it, you can truly experience being part of the team. Bring your children with you: there is nothing better than seeing a child’s smile when they see their catch!

You and your party will absolutely enjoy it aboard the “Wendy Kay”. She is a 35’ Duffy boat, which comes powered by a 436 Hp Caterpillar engine. The “Wendy Kay” is a spacious vessel with plenty of room for groups up to six guests and is ideal for crabbing and shrimping charters.

On your day out, you will be able to have a non-stop action and enjoy the teamwork. You will divide your tome into 2 hours of crabbing and 2 hours of shrimping.

Croatan Charters will provide you with all the necessary equipment to make sure you have a productive time on the water. You won’t have to worry about getting a license, your captain got you covered. Just bring some appropriate clothes and a cooler to take your catch home.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Afternoon
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 1 Oct
    US$ 475
    up to 6 persons
    If an early morning departure is not for you, the captain will take you out a bit later in the morning. Enjoy crabbing and shrimping on the backwaters and have a fun day with your family and friends.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Evening
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 1 Nov
    US$ 475
    up to 6 persons
    This package is ideal for those who don't have much time during the day and want to catch the last bit of sunlight. You will be shrimping and crabbing aboard a spacious boat with one of the most experienced captains in the area.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Morning
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 1 Oct
    US$ 475
    up to 6 persons
    If you're an early bird this is your trip. Spend an exciting morning crabbing and shrimping. Take your family and friends with you and enjoy the experience!
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About this listing

Targeted Species


Boat Specs

Duffy (Commercial) originally built in 1987. Powered by a 435HP Caterpillar engine.

36 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle


Life Jackets
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
First Mate
Fishing License Included


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:

About the Captain

Mike Parks
Manns Harbor, North Carolina, United States
Member since March 2017
Captain Mike Parks specializes in crabbing, shrimping, and fishing in North Carolina. Mike has always owned and operated 25+ foot boats and has a perfect command of all his fishing machines. The captain enjoys being out on the local waters and harvesting seafood for his family and clients.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%