Come aboard Blue Fin Fishing Charters and find out what’s it like to fish with Captain Robert - the most experienced captain in the area! Match his 45 years of angling experience with your passion for fishing, and you get a trip that will set the scale for all the fishing trips yet to come.

Your boat for the day, the ‘Blue Fin’, is a 38’ Miami Yacht with a 375 HP Detroit that guarantees you will spend more time fishing and less time waiting around. She is a classic and has a walkaround deck, with teak covered decking and safety railing. The vessel also has outriggers and downriggers, to ensure you come home with an impressive catch.

Capt. Robert specializes in Shark fishing, and on his trips, bottom fishing and trolling reign supreme. Depending on the trip you choose, you can expect to hook anything from Scups and Spanish Mackerel to Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, and Black Seabass.

When it comes to Shark fishing, you will chase after Bull Sharks and Blacktips, as well as Hammerhead and Tiger Sharks, so you better come prepared to reel in those apex predators.

Bow fishing is also an option on the ‘Blue Fin’, so if that’s something you’ve always wanted to try out, this is your chance. This fishing technique is especially suitable for handicapped anglers and is the most fun way for them to catch fish.

You will get all the rods, reels, and tackle you need, and if you’re struggling with a particularly big fish, you have two fighting chairs to help you win the fight. The captain also provides free cleaning and filleting of anything tasty you might hook and free ice to pack your catch and take it home, just bring a cooler.

Your family, kids, friends, and yourself will have a wonderful time with Capt. Robert, who is not only experienced, but also eager to teach and very friendly.

Blue Fin Fishing Charters invites you to a fishing trip you will always remember with a big smile on your face!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jan 1
    $650
    Morning fishing is always a good idea, and on this 4-hour trip, you will go after Scups, Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, and more. Bring your own cooler, and the captain will fillet the catch for you, so you can come home with a scrumptious lunch.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jan 1
    $650
    Book this afternoon trip and on this 4-hour trip, you will go after Scups, Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, and more. Bring your own cooler, and the captain will fillet the catch for you, so you can come home with a scrumptious lunch.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,200
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About the Captain

Robert Small
Calabash, North Carolina, United States
48 Customer reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since June 2017
In my youth, I served in the Navy and you could consider that's the time that I 'cut my teeth' on the ocean. It was clearly love at first sight. After leaving the Navy, I trained and spent some time as a Diesel mechanic, but it wasn't long before the ocean came calling. In 1974, I started my own charter fishing company and I haven’t looked back since. When I saw our boat ‘The Blue Fin’, I knew it would be the flagship of our fleet. Designed by the Navy to transport naval offices from ship to ship while at dock, it was built to be a tank. Considered to be one of the most stable rough water vessels, The Blue Fin is a very safe boat. This is my 45th year of operation. That's 45 years of knowledge and experience that translates into the best fishing experiences for our clients. Blue Fin Fishing Charters is committed to providing the best possible experience. You want the gills, we have the skills!

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Shark (Hammerhead) Hammerhead Shark
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat specs

Miami Yachts (Walkaround) originally built in 1969. Powered by a 375HP Detroit engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 21 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Heavy Tackle
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Implied shipmate gratuity
First Mate
Works only for the tips, so they are appreciated
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
No min. age, life jackets supplied
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

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.3 / 5
out of 5 stars from 48 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.1 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.2 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
83%
Friendly captain
93%
Recommend this charter
79%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
88%
Catch intended fish
71%
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David H.
Leipsic, OH
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day with capt Robert and 1st mate Jordan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 22, 2022
Our first time fishing on the ocean, we got there a little early and they were waiting on us. We got out a little early. Capt....
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Edward P.
Concord, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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AM HALF DAY TRIP WITH Cpt. ROBERT

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 10, 2022
Down on family vacation - mostly newbies to off shore fishing - had a great time!  Cpt. ROBERT very knowledgeable, patient...
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Brian D.
Zelienople, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with Captain Robert

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 8, 2022
DAY started out with rain but ended up being a nice day out caught a decent amount of fish but only one was a keeper had...
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Leslie K.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 21, 2022
We had a great time! The captain made sure we got on some fish!!
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MIKE P.
Mount Holly, North Carolina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 21, 2022
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FAQs about Blue Fin Fishing Charters

Blue Fin Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $650 per group, additional $40 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $40 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $40 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip - Inshore (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group, additional $40 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip - Inshore (8 hours)

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

Trips booked with Blue Fin Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Implied shipmate gratuity)
  • First Mate (Works only for the tips, so they are appreciated)
  • Fishing License

Blue Fin Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Blue Fin Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Blue Fin Fishing Charters include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Wahoo