Grandpa Charters - Shrimp & Crab

Grandpa Charters operates out of the historic fishing town of Wanchese, NC, offering exciting fishing experiences that everyone can enjoy. The species you will be focusing on during time aboard are Shrimp and Crab. These guys are as fun to catch as the are great to eat, and they make for the perfect fishing day for family groups or friends.

Every year during the summer and fall, incredible numbers of these tasty critters come swarming into the sheltered waters which surround the town. To make the most of this, Grandpa charters offer trips to suit any schedule, with charters ranging from 2 through 8 hours allowing everyone to get their fill of these armored delicacies.

Captain Russell’s 40’ Northshore fishing boat is the perfect vessel for an enjoyable and productive day catching tasty Shrimp and Crab. Built for a life of hard service on the high seas, the vessel provides a safe and stable environment which is perfect for kids. She comes equipped with everything you will need for your day on the water, and features a comfortable interior and a head for extra comfort on longer trips.

Captain Russell comes from a long line of commercial fishermen, and has spent his entire life at sea. He knows these waters like no other captain around, and has the experience and the skill to assure you a trouble-free day on the water. Add to that his great boat, and the sheer number of delicious seafood just waiting to be hauled in, and you have the recipe for a truly special day out.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your cooler, grab your camera, and head over to Wanchese for some action-packed fun - you’d better make space in the freezer, though, because you will be coming back with more than even the whole family can eat at once!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $1,000
    up to 6 persons
    The boat is yours for the whole day, so get ready to bag more Shrimp and Crab than you will know what to do with!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    If you're looking to bag as many tasty Shrimp and Crab as possible, then this is the trip for you! Spend the morning out on the water and head home with a whole trunk-full of tasty seafood!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    Spend the whole afternoon filling the boat with delicious Shrimp and Crab, and head home with enough food to feed the whole town!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $500
    up to 6 persons
    Get out onto the water for four hours of crabbing and shrimping. With more time on the water, you will be able to land enough delicious seafood to feed the family for a week!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $500
    up to 6 persons
    Get out on the water for an afternoon of fun, targeting Shrimp and Crab on this family-friendly afternoon trip.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $300
    up to 6 persons
    Two hours targeting Shrimps and Crabs for a tasty bag of seafood at the end of this short, fun trip!
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $300
    up to 6 persons
    Hit the water for an afternoon stint of crabbing and shrimping, and head home with a ton of delicious seafood!

About the Captain

Russell Firth
Wanchese, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
52 Fishing Reports
36 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2017
I started commercial fishing with my grandfather and fell in love with it. My family goes way back, with many generations working as fishermen. I became a charter captain so I could show others how to fish and enjoy the bounty of our oceans.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Crab
Shrimp

Boat Specs

Northshore (Commercial) originally built in 1998. Powered by a 450HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 18.5 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing

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
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (14)
4.99
out of 5 stars from 24 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
2 hour crab and shrimping teip
Fishing with Russell
July fishing trip
+11
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Kevin M.
United States
 5.00
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6 am excursion for four hours

VERIFIED   July 1, 2019
This was an awesome trip.  Captain and crew made us feel right at home immediately, and the ride out to the trawl sites...
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Etna, OH
 5.00
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VERIFIED   August 27, 2019
our group had a great time the experience was enjoyable and will be doing it again next year i would recommend the 6 hr trip.The...
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Russell S.
Moneta, VA
 5.00
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2 hour crab and shrimping teip

VERIFIED   August 19, 2019
This was a perfect trip for our granddaughters that are 4 years old. Long enough to keep them entertained! They absolutely...
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Travis P.
Des Moines, IA
 5.00
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2 hour trip

VERIFIED   June 27, 2019
Could not have been happier with my families experience with Grandpa Charters. The Captain and mate we’re very nice and very...
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Densmore, KS
 5.00
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   June 21, 2019
Capt Russell is very knowledgable. We had a great time with Capt. Russell and 1st mate Mike. Just talking and telling...
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