Captain Duke Charters offers family friendly trips out of Nags Head, NC. You can join Capt. Duke and his First Mate fishing the Outer Banks on any day of the week but Sunday. Come aboard for a day of fishing that is fun for all! 

You will fish aboard a 35’ Bruno Stillman powered by a 400 HP Caterpillar engine. This vessel comes equipped with advanced fishing technology and all the gear you need. On board you will find a live bait well and an ice box to store your catch. A spacious cabin and a private toilet cater to your comfort. Four chairs in the cockpit provide a place to rest, while a friendly and hard working Mate will make sure your trip goes smoothly. There is room for six passengers aboard this boat and children of all ages are welcome.

While fishing with Capt. Duke you can explore the ocean sounds near Oregon Inlet or head more than 30 miles from shore. A half day trip is ideal for catching Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Spot, and many other species. A full day gives you the opportunity for deep drop fishing offshore, where you can target Seabass, Tilefish, Grouper, and more.

You will have a chance to try several different fishing techniques using rods, reels, and tackle that are provided for you. Electric reels are also available for easy fishing in deep water. You will likely be invited to join Capt. Duke on the bridge, where you can catch a glimpse of fishing from the captain’s perspective!

If you enjoy spending time on the Outer Banks but you aren’t in the mood for fishing, you can also join the crew for a sunset cruise. This two hour charter is a relaxing way to end your day with scenic views and local wildlife such as Pelicans and dolphins.

Captain Duke Charters provides a fishing license and all the gear you need. Come prepared for a fun day on the water that you and your family will remember fondly for years to come!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $1,200
    A full day trip offers you the opportunity to travel up to 30 miles offshore, where you can fish for Seabass, Tile, and Grouper, along with Amberjack and King Mackerel. A fishing license and gear are provided.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 14 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $900
    This trip will have you going after Amberjack or trolling for King Mackerel, among other species. A fishing license and gear are provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $600
    Come aboard for half a day and catch Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Spot, Trout, Croakers, Red Drum, Puppy Drum, and more. All gear and a fishing license are provided. The trip length is 4 and a half hours.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $600
    On this trip you can catch Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Trout, Flounder, Spot, Croakers, Puppy Drum, Red Drum, and more. A fishing license and all gear are provided. The trip length is 4 and a half hours.
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About the Captain

Duke Spencer
Nags Head, North Carolina, United States
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162 Customer Reviews
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Member since August 2017
Captain Duke is a fourth generation fisherman on the Outer Banks. He has 45 years of experience running charter vessels. Join him for the "thrill of the catch" and an experience your family will remember for years to come.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia

Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Redfish Redfish

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tilefish Tilefish

Boat Specs

Bruno Stillman (Flybridge) originally built in 1980. Powered by a 400HP Caterpillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 0.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
84%
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Stephen A.
Nampa, ID
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Wonderful day

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on April 17, 2021
Captain Duke got us right on the fish first thing. First mate Gavin did an excellent job keeping fresh bait in the water. Lots...
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Matthew N.
Grandy, North Carolina
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Half Day with Captain Duke!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on April 6, 2021
Great times with Captain Duke on Tuesday!  We knew we were going to be in for either some rougher seas, or a slower bite on...
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Roanoke, VA
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Half day with Duke and Gavin

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on April 20, 2021
Great experience! Great captain in Duke and a hardworking charismatic mate in Gavin! I give 10 thumbs up! You’d love to charter...
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Londonderry, NH
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Half Day

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on April 27, 2021
Took the family on a half day. Gavin the first mate was fantastic. He was hilarious and ran things smoothly!
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Pascoag, Rhode Island
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Half day trip with Capt. Duke

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on April 21, 2021
Brought my children and grandchildren (9 and 6 yrs) on a half day trip, fishing the sound. The Capt. and first mate (Gavin)...
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FAQs about Captain Duke Charters

Captain Duke Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain Duke Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Captain Duke Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn reels)
  • Live Bait (Prepped beforehand, also may be fished for on trip)
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Captain Duke Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Captain Duke Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Captain Duke Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Redfish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tilefish