Calabash Fishing Fleet

Calabash Fishing Fleet is a full-service charter company operating out of Calabash, NC. They own and operate a range of spacious, well-equipped charter vessels which can carry large groups out in search of even larger fish!

You will be spending the day aboard the “Miss Calabash”, a 46’ Atlantic fishing boat built in 1991 and powered by twin Cummins diesels up to a respectable 20 knots. The vessel is able to carry 16 anglers out in search of tasty fish and is loaded with tech and equipment to bring in the best of them once you’re in place.

The vessel has GPS, fishfinder, and the experienced Captain Lee, who will use all these gadgets to make sure you stick to the best spots like glue. The boat has a livewell which you can load up with fresh live bait (caught on the trip) and quality Penn tackle to let you hold your own against whatever the ocean throws at you.

And that could be pretty much anything depending on where you fish. The Miss Calabash travels 60+ miles offshore on her longest runs, and even in the shallows, there are plenty of hard-fighting fish to choose from.

Inshore species include Seatrout, Flounder, Black Bass, and King Mackerel. Offshore, you could hook anything from big Grouper and Snapper to monster Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and Wahoo. Wherever you are, you’ll find plenty of freezer-fillers and some serious fights, too!

At the end of your trip, all your catch will be cleaned and filleted, ready to take home and enjoy. A customary tip of 15-20% is expected to reward the hard-working crew. They will certainly earn it!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Nearshore (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    Spend the morning catching Black Bass, Blues, Gray Snapper, Sharks, Mackerel, and much more. This trip will focus on either trolling or bottom fishing to bring in some big, tasty fish.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Nearshore (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $650
    Head out for an afternoon of fun-filled fishing, targeting anything from Black Bass, and Grey Snapper to Sharks, Mackerel, and much more. During this trip, you can focus on trolling or bottom fishing, whichever you prefer.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Nearshore/Offshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $775
    Head up to 20 miles out to target a huge range of species. Troll or bottom fish the day away, with a couple more hours to bring in even more delicious freezer-fillers. Species include King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Black Seabass, Sharks, Gray snapper, Flounder and Seatrout.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Offshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,100
    Head up to 30 miles out to troll and bottom fish for King Mackerel, Snapper, Black Seabass, Grunts, Rudderfish, Triggerfish, Little Tunny, Sharks and a lot more good eating fish. Fun for the whole family!
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Offshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,500
    This 10-hour trip allows you to get up to 60 miles offshore in search of Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Grouper, Snapper, Triggerfish, Black Bass, King Mackerel, Sharks, Grunts, Rudders, and Jacks. Awesome offshore catch!
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - Offshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,850
    Head 50-65 miles offshore to spend the day trolling and bottom fishing for Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Sailfish, Grouper, Vermillion and Red Snapper, Joltheads, Porgies, Grunts, and so much more. An incredible day of fishing!!
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About the Captain

Robert Taylor
Calabash, North Carolina, United States
ID & License verified
141 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since February 2018
The Calabash Fishing Fleet operates a string of awesome vessels, each more impressive than the last and all helmed by experienced guides. With decades of experience and one of the largest fleets in the state, Calabash Fishing Fleet is a name you can trust to get you on some epic catches both inshore and offshore. Captain Robert Taylor is the proud owner of the company, and he's also a guide. Thanks to his 30 years of experience, he knows just how to get people on the fish in no time, and after running charters for 16 years, you better believe he knows exactly what needs to be done for you to have a fishing trip of a lifetime.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Redfish Redfish

Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Atlantic (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1991. Powered by 2 450HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
46 ft
Capacity
16 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 99 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (76)
Toad fish?
6 Hour Trip
Great experience at every level.
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Angler Rating
75
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
87%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
89%
Catch intended fish
71%
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Andy C.
Lebanon, VA
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

1/2 day A.M. trip- bring your snacks and drinks!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip - Nearshore/Offshore on July 28, 2021
Fishing trip was great for me and my family. Captain and first mate was awesome especially “Trip” the first mate. Worked...
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Karrie L.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

6 Hour Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip - Nearshore/Offshore on June 8, 2022
We took a 6 hour charter today and it was a fantastic day of fishing! The Captain put us on the fish! The mate was amazing!...
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Todd R.
Kannapolis, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great experience at every level.

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip - Nearshore/Offshore on May 31, 2022
We had a fantastic experience and the expertise of the captain and his mates was phenomenal.
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Angie S.
Negley, OH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Toad fish?

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip - Nearshore (AM) on June 22, 2022
Nothing exciting or big tonight… but so much fun!
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Ed K.
Evansville, IN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
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5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with capt. Chris

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Nearshore (PM) on April 27, 2022
This was a first class trip. Capt Chris put us on the fish and crew hand Tripp was friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable....
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FAQs about Calabash Fishing Fleet

Calabash Fishing Fleet offers the following trips to customers:
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 6 guests - 4 Hour Trip - Nearshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 6 guests - 4 Hour Trip - Nearshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $775 per group, additional $60 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip - Nearshore/Offshore (6 hours)
  • $1,100 per group, additional $75 per person after 6 guests - 8 Hour Trip - Offshore (8 hours)
  • $1,500 per group, additional $100 per person after 6 guests - 10 Hour Trip - Offshore (10 hours)
  • $1,850 per group, additional $100 per person after 6 guests - 12 Hour Trip - Offshore (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Calabash Fishing Fleet, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Enclosed.)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Calabash Fishing Fleet include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Quality Penn equipment)
  • Live Bait (Caught on the trip.)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Calabash Fishing Fleet offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Calabash Fishing Fleet offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Calabash Fishing Fleet include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo