Fraid Knot Adventures

Cedar Street
Beaufort NC, United States

Fraid Knot Adventures invites you and your family to fish like the locals in and around Beaufort, “America’s Coolest Small Town”. Explore all the exciting aquatic opportunities of North Carolina and its alluring Crystal Coast.

Customize your fishing excursion to meet your specific needs. Whether you are looking for a fun day out with your friends and family, taking a dip in the morning waters, shelling, cruising the waters, and enjoying the wildlife, or you want to come back to the shore with an ice-chest full of great catches, Fraid Knot has it all.

The captain has tailored several packages that could satisfy any angler’s needs. The waters close to the shore are home to some of the most exciting species, including but not limited to Spanish and King Mackerel, Founder, Bonito, Sheepshead, Redfish, Black Drum, Black Seabass, Bluefish, Lizardfish, Cobia, Trout, and many more. You can chase Barracuda, Pompano, False Albacore, and fish that even the most hard-core angler wouldn’t recognize!

If you have an itch to fish the briny deep waters, you will absolutely love an offshore trolling or bottom fishing package. Even with the mate on board, it’s you who will do all the fishing! Target Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi-Mahi, Grouper, Snapper, Billfish, and whatever else may patrol the deep blue waters. And who knows, you might even cruise alongside the elusive Giant Ocean Sunfish or see sea turtles!

You will go out aboard the “Fraid Knot”, which is your ticket to the best North Carolina aquatic experience. This is a 31’ Pursuit center console, that comes powered by twin 250 HP Yamaha engines. The “Fraid Knot” features a deep-V hull that softens the ride for the most enjoyable day out. She is equipped with top-notch navigational electronics and other professional facilities to help you butt heads even with the big ones.

The trips are all-inclusive, you just need to show up and bring something to eat and drink.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Offshore (4 MAX)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1100
    up to 6 persons
    This is one of the most exciting packages! On this trip, you will be doing a lot of bottom fishing, trolling, and jigging. Your targeted species will include Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, Marlin, Tuna, Grouper, Snapper, Triggerfish... and the list just keeps going! Also, the endangered sea turtles might be passing by while you will be relaxing in between the bites.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Nearshore
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 900
    up to 6 persons
    Do you want to taste the deep blue waters without having to go far out? This is your package! Target King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Amberjack, Bonito, Pompano, Redfish, Seabass, Flounder, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Island
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 6 persons
    We will take you to a cool uninhabited island. It's great for swimming, shelling, snorkeling, fishing, and whatever else you want to do! If you want to have some action with your fishing rod, you will be targeting Wahoo, Cobia, and many more!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Nearshore
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 6 persons
    Fish with live bait, target a wide variety of species by trolling, jigging, and wreck fishing. If you are traveling with kids, they will especially enjoy this trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Inshore
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 6 persons
    We will fish around the tide cycle for Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and who knows what else.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 355
    up to 6 persons
    This is a great trip for families and beginners. The crew can leave anytime and target whatever you want! Flounder, Sheepshead, Bluefish, Redfish, Black Drum are among the popular catches.
  • Private trip
    Sunset Cruise - Flexible Time
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 hours trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    US$ 220
    up to 6 persons
    Enjoy this sunset cruise with your friends and family. This package is especially great for those anglers who had checked the waters early in the morning and just want to relax and watch the beautiful sunset. Plus, there is always fishing gear on board!
  • Private trip
    Wildlife Cruise - Flexible Time
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 hours trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    US$ 220
    up to 6 persons
    Cruise the waters while sipping your favorite drink. Take in all the beauty of the Crystal Coast and enjoy the local wildlife. Also, there is always fishing gear onboard!
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Amberjack
  Barracuda (Great)
  Bluefish
  Cobia

  Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  Marlin (Blue)

  Sailfish
  Snapper (Red)
  Tuna (Bluefin)
  Wahoo

Boat Specs

Pursuit (Center console) originally built in 2008. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard
Checks
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

About the Captain

Paul Cox
Beaufort, North Carolina, United States
Member since May 2017
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Captain Paul Cox was born in Greenup, IL. Even though he is not a NC native, he got here as soon as he could. His love for saltwater fishing began when his Uncle Mac took him fishing for Redfish and Gator Trout in Texas. Paul moved to North Carolina after serving in the US Army and graduating from Southern Illinois University. In North Carolina, Paul met the love of his love, Lisa, and together, they have been fishing, island hopping and exploring the waters of the Crystal Coast for over 25 years.
Response time: 9 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

3.17 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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Smart and funny, Captain Paul knows the score. And the nooks and crannies

Fished April 28, 2018
Paul Cox (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 1, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words (and funny, too!). Enjoyed the day with both of y’all!

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Two days before trip, it was agreed to do near shore fishing. The morning of the charter Captain showed up with just inshore tackle, rods, etc??  We didn’t catch any of the targeted species and stayed in one spot for 2 hrs -45 mins, catching only one Croaker?

Fished July 27, 2017
Paul Cox (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 8, 2017

We’re sorry you had a poor experience as we do our best to accommodate our customers’ requests. You booked and paid for an in-shore trip, not near-shore, for 3-4 people. During our phone conversation, you indicated that one of your party was prone to sea sickness and seemed concerned about that. Based on that information, I planned a light-tackle trip that all of your party could enjoy. We fished several different areas during the tide change, but during this time of year fishing can be slow in-shore. I had already indicated that on our phone conversation. It wasn’t until half-way through the trip that you informed me that the person prone to sea sickness decided not to come. I immediately headed out the inlet and we caught black sea bass, Atlantic sharp nose sharks, etc. I also stayed out an extra 2 hours at no charge to you. Our sincere apologies for any misunderstanding on what you actually booked vs. what you expected and we wish you the best of luck on your future fishing trips.

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