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 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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!
  • Private trip
    2Hr Evening
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 hours trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    US$ 300
    up to 6 persons
    CRABBING OR SHRIMPING
  • Private trip
    2Hr Evening
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 hours trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    US$ 300
    up to 6 persons
    CRABBING OR SHRIMPING
  • Private trip
    2Hr Morning
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 300
    up to 6 persons
    Crabbing or Shrimping
  • Private trip
    2Hr Morning
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 300
    up to 6 persons
    CRABBING OR SHRIMPING
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Crab
Shrimp

Boat Specs

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

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days 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

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Checks

About the Captain

Mike Parks
Manns Harbor, North Carolina, United States
Member since March 2017
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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: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews

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Our first time ever going crabbing and shrimping was a total success and a lot of fun. Our group consisted of two boys age 15 and myself 46. We caught over a bushel of crabs and 15 lbs of shrimp. Mike and his son were a pleasure to spend the afternoon with and we learned a lot about the Outer Banks. 
I Recommend the trip for the experience and the great seafood that you help catch. We will do this again at the beginning of our vacation so we can have shrimp and crabs for the entire week.

Fished September 1, 2018
Mike Parks (The Captain)
Replied to this review on September 10, 2018

Thanks Luke, I thought I had replied back earlier but evidently I didn’t. I thank you very much for going with us had a great time with you and your boys. Looking forward to trying it again sometime. Thanks again and keep in touch.

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Captain parker and first mate Walker were first rate and very personably.  Very enjoyable way to spend part of our vacation.  We landed many crabs and pounds of shrimp. Highly recommended.

Fished August 29, 2018
Mike Parks (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 30, 2018

Thanks John, I surely appreciate you guys going with us. I really enjoyed having you on the boat. Hope you enjoy your fresh crabs and shrimp. Thanks again

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We took the kids (11 &13) out with Capt Mike and his son. These guys are the real deal, down to earth, super friendly, great with kids and they will put you on the crab and shrimp. By far this is the best bang for your buck for a family outing. We will be back!!

Fished August 3, 2018
Mike Parks (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 4, 2018

Thanks Trinity, we really appreciate it and thank you. We got lucky and had a good catch of shrimp and crabs. Hope you guys enjoy your fresh seafood. Thanks for the review and hopefully we’ll talk to you soon. Thanks again

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