Grandpa Charters – Shrimp & Crab

34 reviews
In demand!

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.

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)
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    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
    price breakdown
    $800
    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
    price breakdown
    $800
    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)
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    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)
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    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
    price breakdown
    $500
    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 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    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
61 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
55 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
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

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
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 (32)
4.94
out of 5 stars from 34 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
July fishing trip
Totally shrimped it!
Totally shrimped it!
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Angler Rating
32
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Ronnie C.
Callisburg, TX
 5.00
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A great trip

VERIFIED   June 10, 2020
We had a great time on this trip. The boat was in great shape. The captain and his mate were friendly and professional. We...
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Regina E.
King George, VA
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Fun Trip / Be Prepared!

VERIFIED   July 6, 2020
We had a great time on the four hour trip. Great boat that is covered and comfortable. We ended with 3 bushels of crabs and...
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Scott C.
Rocky River, OH
 5.00
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4 Hour Trip

VERIFIED   July 6, 2020
My family had a great time crabbing and shrimping, caught a ton!  Captain and Deckhand were very knowledgeable and knew...
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Robert B.
Etna, OH
 5.00
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Fishing with Russell

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
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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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Fishing Reports

Shrimping with the Valente Family!

July 15, 2020

Great afternoon Shrimping and Crabbing with super cool family!! Plenty of shrimp for the week and beyond! Read Full Report →