Croatan Charters – Crab & Shrimp

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.

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.

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!

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.

Look through Captain Mike’s offer, book the trip you like the best, and join Croatan Charters for a fun day of harvesting tasty sea critters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    19 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 1
    $400
    This trip is the perfect option for early risers who are looking for a quick adventure on the water! You'll have the chance to go crabbing or shrimping, and your captain will provide you with everything you need to haul in some tasty dinner. Anglers of all ages are welcome, and this trip is especially suitable for families with children. Please note that this trips runs at 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., so just let your captain know when you'd like to depart.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 1
    $400
    Join your captain on this short-but-swee afternoont trip, which will give you plenty of time to haul in some delicious crabs or shrimp! Just let him know what you'd like to do. This is the perfect option for newer anglers, or families with little ones just discovering their sea legs. Your captain will provide you with everything you need to catch these delicious sea creatures. This trip is available at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., so just let your captain know when you'd like to depart.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 1
    $600
    If you're an early bird, this is the trip for you! Spend an exciting morning taking in the sun, and crabbing and shrimping. Bring along your family and friends – anglers of all ages and skill levels are welcome, and this trip is the perfect way to introduce little ones to the water. Your captain will provide everything you need to haul in tasty shrimp and crab, so just bring some sunscreen!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (Noon)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 1
    $600
    If an early morning departure isn't for you, then treat yourself to a lie in and join your captain later in the day on this 4-hour adventure. You'll depart at 11:00 a.m., and will get to enjoy crabbing and shrimping on the backwaters with your family and friends. No previous fishing experience is required, and your captain will provide you with top-quality gear for hauling in delicious shrimp and crabs.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 1
    $600
    This afternoon adventure is ideal for guests who want to spend their day relaxing in the sun, but still want to catch the last bit of sunlight on their trip! You'll be shrimping and crabbing aboard a spacious boat with one of the most experienced captains in the area. He'll bring along all the gear you need to haul in some tasty dinner options, so just bring along your family and friends!
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About the Captain

Mike Parks
Manns Harbor, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
128 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
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.

About this listing

Targeted species

Crab Crab
Shrimp 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
Mainly Sounds

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing policies

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, pay rest to captain

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

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 128 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Jonathan L.
High Point, NC
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Fishing with Mike

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on August 8, 2022
This is an excellent charter! We had the best time catching and sorting shrimp as well as pulling crab pots! This is an experience...
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CJ H.
Montgomery, TX
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4 hour trip with Walker and Austin

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 3, 2022
Walker and Austin are a great team! We had quite an adventure with weather delays and hiccups but we got the trip in and it...
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Jena Z.
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Half day trip with Austin and Walker

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (Noon) on June 20, 2022
One of the best experiences we have had on a vacation! We didn’t realize we would get to fish as well as drop nets and pick...
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Meredith B.
Bluefield, VA
Excellent
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Fun Trip First Experience

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on June 7, 2022
Our trip and first experience was pretty great. Our three girls had a complete blast and so did myself and my husband. We will...
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Rob M.
Leshara, NE
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Great Time with Mike’s Son (Chad) and 1st mate (Austin) ..  We knew going in it would be possibly a tough go of it with...
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FAQs about Croatan Charters – Crab & Shrimp

Croatan Charters – Crab & Shrimp offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - 2 Hour Trip (AM) (19 hours)
  • $400 per group - 2 Hour Trip (PM) (2 hours)
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip (Noon) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Croatan Charters – Crab & Shrimp, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Croatan Charters – Crab & Shrimp include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Croatan Charters – Crab & Shrimp offers the following type of fishing:
  • Backcountry Fishing (Mainly Sounds)

Croatan Charters – Crab & Shrimp offers the following fishing technique:
  • Light Tackle

Top targeted fish species with Croatan Charters – Crab & Shrimp include:
  • Crab
  • Shrimp