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 they 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. PLEASE NOTE: Shrimp typically are not caught until after July 1st and usually stay around through the Fall. 

Capt. 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 that is perfect for kids. It 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.

The captain 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 spend 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!

Explore the waters of North Carolina with Grandpa Charters and have an unforgettable fishing adventure!



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)
    $1,200
    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)
    $900
    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 - Sep 30 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $900
    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 (10.30AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $600
    4 hours targeting Shrimps and Crabs for a tasty bag of seafood at the end of this short, fun trip!
  • 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)
    $600
    Get out onto the water for 4 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 - Sep 30 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $600
    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 (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jul 31 (Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $330
    Hit the water for an afternoon stint of crabbing and shrimping, and head home with a ton of delicious seafood!
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About the Captain

Russell Firth
Wanchese, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
62 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
105 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 Crab
Shrimp 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
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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98%
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100%
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98%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
98%
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Jeannette B.
Moneta, Virginia
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2hr morning trip

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip (PM) on July 29, 2021
We had 4 adults and 2 children ages 6and 7. The boat trip out was relaxing for the adults, but as you can imagine, not...
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on September 21, 2021
Had a wonderful time captain Russell an mate Mike talked us through everything an showed us how to use the fishing equipment...
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Half Day Shrimping Charter

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 29, 2021
We did the 6am, 4 hour tour & would highly recommend this one. The weather was perfect this early in the day, the boat ride...
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2 hour tour

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip (PM) on July 27, 2021
Our first time trolling for shrimp and crab. So happy with the boat and having a covering during the heat of the day. The captain...
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on August 20, 2021
My family and I had an amazing time. Both Captain Russell and Mike, the mate, were friendly and knowledgeable. Any future trips...
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FAQs about Grandpa Charters – Shrimp & Crab

Grandpa Charters – Shrimp & Crab offers the following trips to customers:
  • $330 per group - 2 Hour Trip (PM) (2 hours)
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip (10.30AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $900 per group - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Grandpa Charters – Shrimp & Crab, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Grandpa Charters – Shrimp & Crab include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Grandpa Charters – Shrimp & Crab offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Grandpa Charters – Shrimp & Crab offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Grandpa Charters – Shrimp & Crab include:
  • Crab
  • Shrimp