Reel Cranky Charters prides itself by showing its customers a memorable experience on the water. Captain Steven Davis and his crew will do whatever it takes in order to send you home with a great catch. You can find them any time of year, serving the Topsail Island area from Sneads Ferry.

This fishing charter owns two boats, both accommodating six guests. On this page, we’ll cover their 34’ Pursuit center console but if you see it’s booked, check out their second listing for a 30’ Robalo. The Pursuit is powered by twin 250 HP Yamaha engines, outfitted with flushing toilets, and the latest in safety gear.

Capt. Parker specializes in nearshore and offshore fishing trips. The trips vary from 4–12 hours, so there’s a wide variety of packages you can take, depending on how long you want to stay on the water and what you’re hoping to catch. Nearshore trips will take you after Spanish Mackerel, Albacore, Bonito, and Bluefish. Offshore waters hold lots of King Mackerel, Snapper, Grouper, Seabass, and Mahi Mahi.

The crew covers your fishing equipment and bait. They can also clean your catch but it’s expected to tip for this service. Bring your snacks and drinks, and you’re ready to go. Since offshore trips are weather dependent, get in touch with the captain a day before.

If you want a great family trip, give Reel Cranky Charters a try – you will not be disappointed!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Offshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    Trolling for King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Spanish Mackerel, and bottom fishing for Grouper, Snapper, and Seabass. Note that this trip is weather dependent. The captain will cover your equipment, so you only need to bring some snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $675
    price breakdown
    $675
    You can visit offshore fishing spots even on a half day trip. Since there's less time, you'll need to be more efficient. You'll go bottom fishing for Porgies, Seabass, and Snapper, or trolling for Amberjack, Spanish Mackerel, and Kingfish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Offshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $675
    price breakdown
    $675
    This afternoon trip will take you trolling for Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, and Amberjack or bottom fishing for Snapper, Porgies, and Sea bass. You can keep the catch and the crew can clean it for you for a small fee. Your fishing equipment is covered.
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About the Captain

Steven Davis
Sneads Ferry, North Carolina, United States
31 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
30 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since May 2017
I am a retired United States Marine that has been fishing off the coast of North Carolina for over 10 years. My father got me into fishing as a young boy in the State of Michigan, there we fished for King Salmon and Walleye. I have to say I became a fisherman because of my dad and was hooked the first time I went. I moved to NC in 1996 and started fishing offshore and have to tell you I have been hooked on it ever since.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Scup (Porgy) Scup (Porgy)
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Pursuit (Center console) originally built in 2005. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
34 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 Alcohol
You Keep 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
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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VERIFIED   Full Day Offshore on August 7, 2020
Awesome Day with captain dan and Chris. Couldn’t be happier with our full day trip.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Nearshore (AM) on July 19, 2019
Captain Stephen is a true mentor for people who know nothing at all about fishing! A family man and a great mentor to everyone!
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