Beaufort Charters

Cedar Street
Beaufort NC, United States

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime with Beaufort Charters, fishing the deep blue waters offshore for an all-star cast of pelagic predators, including Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna. Add a who’s who of reef species to the menu, and you are in for a fishing trip like you have never had before.

Beaufort, NC, may not be the most famous sportfishing town in the world, but it is worthy of being listed with the best of them. This is due to the simple fact that it has the closest deep sea drop-off of the entire East Coast, plummeting to bare bedrock just 50 miles from the dock.

Captain Daniel Varner aims to give you nothing less than the best offshore fishing experience of your life, and as such he had the “Sea Grappler” custom built in 2008 to his own exacting standards. Weighing in at 32 feet, she can easily accommodate 4 anglers, and cruises a hair under 25 knots, impressive considering her size!

The Sea Grappler features all you could ask for of a top sportfishing boat. The latest electronics will get you exactly where you need to be, where a full spread of outriggers and downriggers let you target multiple species at once to maximize the action, and a fighting chair gives you the upper hand in even the most punishing of big game battles. Couple all that with tournament grade tackle for a variety of weight classes and techniques, and you are ready for a showdown with the biggest and meanest the Atlantic Ocean can throw at you.

Captain Daniel Varner has over 30 years of local experience and works with his clients before each trip to make sure they get exactly what they are after. His skilled crew will work themselves to the bone to get you on the fish, so please remember to tip them a healthy %15 for their labors. After all, it is not every day you get put on fish like these!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 10 Dec
    US$ 500
    up to 4 persons
    Near shore trip in search of a huge range of top water favorites, such as Cobia (May), Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, False Albacore, King Mackerel and more. We usually target whatever the hot bite has been, but can tailor the trip to the fisherman's wishes.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 10 Dec
    US$ 500
    up to 4 persons
    Spend the afternoon offshore fishing for an amazing mix of pelagic species. Near shore trip in search of a huge range of top water favorites, such as Cobia (May), Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, False Albacore, King Mackerel and more. We usually target whatever the hot bite has been, but can tailor the trip to the fisherman's wishes.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Bluefish
  Cobia
  Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  Grouper (Gag)

  King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  Sailfish
  Seabass (Black)

  Spanish Mackerel
  Tuna (Blackfin)
  Tuna (Yellowfin)
  Wahoo

Boat Specs

Custom Built Boat (Flybridge) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 450HP Cummins diesel engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

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 30 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
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

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:
Cash

About the Captain

Daniel Varner
Beaufort, North Carolina, United States
Member since May 2017
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Captain Daniel Varner has over 30 years of experience fishing the local waters for the amazing mix of big game pelagics which inhabit the cold, blue depths offshore. Every charter and every group is unique to Captain Dan, and he will pull out all the stops to make sure that this is the trip you will look back on in 50 years and smile!
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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Great experience especially for first timers! Really nice guys who taught us a lot and kept the fishing fun!

Fished June 6, 2018
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Great Capt. and mate. Highly suggests this charter. Great day of fishing with good people.

Fished May 26, 2018
Daniel Varner (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 30, 2018

Mike and I really enjoyed our fishing trip with you and Sarah. You all did a great job of getting the fish in the box!

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We had a relaxing and fun day on the Sea Grappler near shore fishing. Dan and Mike are courteous and professional. Great outing on the water gor our family of 4. Caught a bunch of fish!

Fished August 2, 2017
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