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 even 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 location in the country, 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. What this means is that even a half day trip can have you targeting species you would normally have to travel half the day just to get a glimpse of!

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 going the extra mile is now a matter of principle for him. He works with his clients before each trip to make sure they get exactly what they are after. His skilled crew will not rest until your arms can no longer hold a rod, and will send you home with more fish than you will know what to do with!

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 even Yellowfin Tuna! Add a who’s who of reef species to the

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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.

32 ft
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore)

Seabass (Black)

Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Blackfin)

Tuna (Yellowfin)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
We always release Billfish.

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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.

About the Captain

Daniel Varner
Beaufort, North Carolina, United States
Member since May 2017
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 3 reviews

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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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Great trip! Captain was very knowledgeable about the waters. Tried very hard to put us where the fish were at all times. Very friendly person fun to be around.

Fished July 26, 2017
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This trip with Capt Dan exceeded our expectations.  He and his mate, Mike, were very friendly and helpful.  They helped us clean our fish after the trip.  We’ll definitely book with them again…probably a full day the next time.

Fished June 17, 2017
Daniel Varner (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 18, 2017

My mate Mike and I really enjoyed having you and your son fish with us. Thank you for choosing Beaufort Charters.

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