Morehead City is a go-to destination for avid anglers, scuba divers, and ocean lovers. And there’s no better way to experience the excellent inshore and offshore fishing in the area than with Nakota Charters! Captain David Stone has over 20 years of experience fishing the waters around Morehead City and Atlantic Beach and he loves sharing his knowledge with his customers.

He invites you to join him on a trip of a lifetime on his 24’ Cobia center console, newly built in 2020. This beauty comes powered by a 300 HP Yamaha motor and can take you and up to 5 other anglers fishing without tangling lines. It’s also rigged with top-notch safety and navigational equipment for a comfortable and productive fishing experience.

The captain will put you on anything that the bountiful local waters can offer, from Drum and Trout in the marshes to King Mackerel and Cobia in the nearshore waters. If you have an itch for a specific species, just let him know and, if in season, he will try his best to get you on it.

You’ll have the best professional fishing gear at your disposal, just make sure to bring your own equipment if you want to go fly fishing. Live bait and lures are also provided. You’ll be using live bait for tempting bigger predators, such as King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Cobia. It will be waiting for you on board on half-day trips, but you’ll have an opportunity to catch it yourself on full-day trips.

This charter is perfect for introducing your kids to the joys of angling because there is no age limit except for Flounder trips (your little ones have to be at least four). So don’t wait a second longer and book an adventure all ages will enjoy to the fullest!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $650
    On this 6-hour trip, you'll have the opportunity to reach the most productive waters in just 15-30 minutes. King Mackerel, Cobia, Sharks, and many others will be on the menu.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $575
    This trip will allow you more time to venture a bit further out in search of some of the bigger game fish in these productive waters. You can expect to target Cobia, King Mackerel, Sharks, and whatever takes the bait in the bountiful waters just 45 minutes away from the coast.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $475
    If you wake up early ready for action, the captain will show you the most beautiful and bountiful spots only 15 minutes away from the dock. Your lines will be in the water in no time, and you'll have the opportunity to land Drum, Trout, Redfish, and whatever else takes the bait. If you are a novice angler or have kids, this is the trip for you!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $375
    The captain will take you to the most beautiful and productive places on this 5-hour trip. He'll make every minute as fun as possible while targeting Drum, Trout, Redfish, and many others. This trip is perfect for youngsters and first-timers. It will take only 15 minutes to ride to the fishery; you'll have your lines in the water very fast.
  • Private trip
    Flounder Gigging Trip - MAX 4
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $350
    Get ready for a fun and action-packed night adventure! This Flounder gigging trip is exactly what the doctor ordered. The maximum number of passengers for this charter is 4, and kids need to be three or older.
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About the Captain

David Stone
Morehead City, North Carolina, United States
19 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since May 2017
I'm a third generation captain and fishing runs very deep in my soul. In 2001, I became a captain, following family footsteps of both my father and grandfather. I grew up with fishing; my father got me into it – I used to listen to his fishing stories my whole life. Light tackle is my favorite fishing method and I love showing new people the sport that I live for! One of my dearest fishing memories is catching 700-pound Bluefin Tuna on 30-pound test tackle that took 2.5 hours to reel in.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Cobia (Center console) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 300HP Yahama engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 33 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Morehead City to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
94%
Recommend this charter
79%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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3/4 day fishing trip!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 20, 2020
Really awesome charter!We caught some bluefish and mackerel, which were delicious, and had an awesome day on the water! The...
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Full day in-shore and nnear-shore trip with Capt. David

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 23, 2018
My grandson (17 years-old) and I spent a full day plus some extra bonus hours thrown by Capt. David on 6/23 and had a great...
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Loved our trip!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 14, 2020
We had a wonderful day on the Nakota! We got to catch lots of mackerel and even a shark! It was a great experience and would...
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Half day trip with Captain David

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 20, 2019
For first timers on a charter, David made us very comfortable and helped with having all the equipment, setting our bait, directing...
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 20, 2020
Great Boat Great Captain Great Time
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FAQs about Nakota Charters

Nakota Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group - Flounder Gigging Trip - MAX 4 (4 hours)
  • $375 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $475 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $575 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Nakota Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Nakota Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Prepared before or caught during the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Nakota Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Nakota Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing (Bring your own equipment)
  • Flounder Gigging

Top targeted fish species with Nakota Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout