Braggin' Rights Charters

Braggin Rights Charters operates out of Atlantic Beach, NC, offering a range of awesome trips fishing as far out as the Gulf Stream for a range of different species. Captain John Foss is a North Carolina native who started running charters after a long career in the Marines and he runs his charters with the same pride and enthusiasm with which he served his country.

‘Braggin’ Rights’ is a 53’ Jim Smith cruiser, powered by twin Cummins 450s up to an impressive cruising speed of 27 knots – amazing, considering her size. The vessel was lovingly restored in 2015 and now features a clean, air-conditioned interior with an enclosed head and plenty of space to kick back and relax on the long journey out to the Gulf Stream.

In order to target a list of species ranging from Bluefish to Bluefin, you will need a huge variety of equipment and a lot of space to store it all. Luckily, the Braggin’ Rights has both. She is equipped with GPS, fishfinder, outriggers, and a fighting chair, letting you take on even the fiercest of blue water beasts with confidence.

The vessel also boasts a great range of fishing tackle, with various weight ranges to match the different species you will be targeting. You will be fishing with either cut bait or lures, whatever works best for your chosen target species.

So whether you want to spend a morning battling slammer Blues and Smoker Mackerel nearshore, or travel some 60 miles to battle huge Blue and White Marlin, Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna, Sailfish and more, you can rely on Capt. John and his incredible vessel to get you on that fish of a lifetime.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Gulfstream
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,800
    Head out 40-60 miles to fish the Gulf Stream for Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Blue Marlin, White Marlin, and Sailfish. This is real bucket list fishing, and with a hefty 11-hour trip time, it will be one serious deep sea adventure!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,400
    Spend the day battling Mahi Mahi (seasonal), King Mackerel, and Cobia, as well as bottom fishing for various reef species. This is an eight-hour charter, giving you plenty of time to fill the boat with delicious fish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $600
    Spend the morning fishing nearshore for Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish on this five-hour charter for up to six people.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $600
    Head out for an afternoon of great fishing, targeting hard-fighting and great-tasting fish like Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, and more. This trip is perfect for those who aren't great in the morning or just want to enjoy a great afternoon on the water.
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About the Captain

John Foss
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, United States
39 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since February 2017
Captain John Foss made the move to charter fishing after spending 20 years in the United States Marine Corps. A native to Eastern NC- Captain John grew up on the water and now feels as at home at sea as he does on land. John works hard to give his clients the best experience when fishing with him and keeps his boat and his equipment in pristine condition. Wether it is a day of charter fishing or a week of tournament fishing - John is eager to bring home the most and biggest fish! Family , friends , and fishing are three of Johns top priorities and he always makes sure you feel at home aboard " Braggin' Rights " .

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Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Sailfish Sailfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Jim Smith (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1974, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 450HP Cummins 8.3 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
53 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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

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

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Gulfstream on July 29, 2021
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Nearshore (PM) on July 26, 2021
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Gulfstream on June 2, 2021
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Nearshore (PM) on November 8, 2020
A lovely day on the water, afternoon, half day trip near shore!
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Nearshore (AM) on October 5, 2020
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FAQs about Braggin' Rights Charters

Braggin' Rights Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip - Nearshore (AM) (5 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip - Nearshore (PM) (5 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - 3/4 Day Trip - Offshore (8 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - Full Day Trip - Gulfstream (11 hours)

When you book a trip with Braggin' Rights Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Braggin' Rights Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Brand new Crowder Rods and Penn Reels )
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License (Our license covers every angler on the boat! )

Braggin' Rights Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 60 miles.)

Braggin' Rights Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Braggin' Rights Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo