Captain Duke Charters

152 reviews
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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 350 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
    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)
    $1,185
    price breakdown
    $1,185
    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
    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
    price breakdown
    $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: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $575
    price breakdown
    $575
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $575
    price breakdown
    $575
    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.
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About the Captain

Duke Spencer
Nags Head, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
152 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
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 350HP Caterpillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 17 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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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4.79
out of 5 stars from 152 reviews
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Angler Rating
129
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Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Emily H.
Winton, North Carolina
 5.00
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   August 29, 2020
Capt’n Duke was phenomenal! We caught about 25 big ribbonfish and one shark. He was super accommodating with our requests...
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Butch D.
Louisa, VA
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Half day trip inland fishing with Captain Duke

VERIFIED   July 29, 2020
We had an action packed morning fishing with Captain Duke and his mate, Shawn! The Captain skillfully guided us to the best...
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Chantz B.
United States
 4.33
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Half Day Trip (AM)

VERIFIED   August 31, 2020
Had a great time. Captain Duke had us on the fish within the first 30min and we stayed on them all day. Shawn was an excellent...
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Charles G.
Annapolis, MD
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Half Day (morning) with Capt. Duke

VERIFIED   June 4, 2020
Had a great time. Captain Duke found the fish and his first mate (Shawn??) was great in helping get them in and keeping our...
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Carl S.
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Half Day Trip with Captain Duke

VERIFIED   September 8, 2020
We had a great day fishing with Captain Duke despite the rainy weather. We immediately hooked into some ribbon fish at the...
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