Lucky Strike Charters

205 reviews
In demand!

North Carolina is one of the gems of the eastern coast of the US for fishing. Due to its fantastic location, fishermen have been able to reach the Gulf Stream and fish for pelagics in a fraction of the time it would normally take them. With Lucky Strike Charters, you can do the same.

Climb aboard their 40’ offshore sport fishing vessel, built by the capable Key West manufacturer, restored in 2004. It’s powered by a massive 660HP Caterpillar engine, allowing her to reach a speed of 30 knots. This speed makes her one of the fastest charter boats in the area, wasting no time in getting you to the fishing waters. She’s also capable of holding up to 12 anglers fishing at the same time, perfect if you’re planning an organized trip for organizations.

Captain Ed Elliot is an experienced fisherman and charter operator, being a second-generation fisherman. Combined with the fact that Lucky Strike Charters has over 20 years of experience chartering local waters, you are in solid hands to have an excellent fishing adventure. All the required equipment for your chosen trip is provided by the charter operators. This charter offers a fantastically varied set of trips: from great starting experiences such as bottom fishing for Groupers by the coast, all the way to fighting Yellowfin tuna on serious offshore trips, going up to 90 miles!

Lucky Strike Charters gladly welcomes anglers of all skill levels and has a trip for you, whether you’re holding a rod for the first time or gearing up to hook that Marlin in. There’s no minimum age policy for children, all sizes of life vests are provided. The crew will provide catch cleaning and filleting service free of charge.

Versatility is their forte, so free cancellation is available up until 1 day before the trip starts.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Gulf Bluewater
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,800
    price breakdown
    $1,800
    If you're itching for some serious sportfishing, this ought to scratch that. This is a trip meant for experienced anglers who are prepared for, and looking for, a great fight. The targeted species are the local specials, Yellowfin Tuna, Sailfish, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and any others you run across. All required equipment is provided by the charter.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Gulf Stream
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,600
    price breakdown
    $1,600
    The Gulf Stream is thankfully close to the coast, so you can get some serious fishing within a short trip from the coast. On this exciting trip you will target Snappers, Groupers, Wahoo, Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, as well as Tuna, Sailfish, and Marlin. This trip is recommended for experienced anglers, as a good fight requires a good fighter.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    The spray of the sea can't be beat when you've gone offshore to fish for the most prestigious catch. You will target Barracuda, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Groupers, Snappers, and any others that come across your path on this full-day offshore adventure. This trip is recommended for experienced anglers.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    A full day out on the water is a perfect way to blow off some steam from the work week. All the while you will be targeting exciting fighters like Sharks, Amberjacks, Barracuda, Mahi Mahi, and King Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    If you're looking for a bit more extra time out on the water, this is the trip for you. Barracuda, Sharks, Sea Bass, King and Spanish Mackerel are all on the target list on this trip.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    Sometimes 4 hours just isn't enough time to get your fill of the blue waters. This trip aims to fix that, while you fish for King Mackerel, Sharks, Sea Bass, Barracuda, and Spanish Mackerel. All the required equipment is supplied by the captain.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    This half-day trip will be targeting fun catches such as Kingfish, Sharks, Sea Bass, Spanish Mackerel, and even some Barracuda! The charter provides all required equipment.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    This trip is all about catching a variety of species: Sharks, Sea Bass, King and Spanish Mackerel, as well as Barracuda are all on the menu. All required equipment is provided by the charter.
  • Private trip
    Night Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    If you're looking for a night out on the town, why not a night out at sea? Wrestle some Barracuda out of the waters, along with Sharks, Sea Bass, Spanish and King Mackerel.
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About the Captain

Ed Elliott
Calabash, North Carolina, United States
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205 Customer Reviews
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Member since February 2018
As a second-generation fisherman local to the area Ed Elliot knows the hottest fishing spots around. Captain Ed prides himself on being experienced all across the board, whether teaching your kid how to rig his line or assisting you in reeling that Sailfish in. He's passionate about being at sea every day and admits his biggest joy is when his clients get that dream catch. Working hard and making sure you have a fantastic time is the staple of Captain Ed's business, so you can rest easy, knowing you are in good hands.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Key West (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1985, and restored in 2004. Powered by a 660HP Caterpillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
12 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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
Catch and Release Allowed

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
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer Reviews

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4.82
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Scott B.
Port Deposit, MD
 5.00
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Half day 7 AM trip-Family of 4

VERIFIED   NEW  September 30, 2020
We arrived at 6:40am and we loaded up and were heading out within 5 minutes! We got out a couple miles and as soon as the sun...
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Andrew D.
Myrtle Beach, SC
 5.00
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Gulf Stream 12 Hour with Captain Ed

VERIFIED   NEW  September 28, 2020
We had a group of 4 go on a 12 hour Gulf Stream tour and this was the best trip! The captain was very friendly and the mate...
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Scott C.
Canton, OH
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Half Day with Captain Ed

VERIFIED   NEW  October 13, 2020
What a day with Captain Ed and First Mate Keith!  We had the whole family including my parents on this trip and everyone...
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Joseph A.
Little Valley, NY
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8 Hours - King Mackerel & Baracouda

VERIFIED   September 8, 2020
I booked the 12 hour Bluewater trip, but Captain Ed called the day before our trip and let me know that the water would be...
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Ronnell H.
Winder, GA
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Half Day Morning Shark Trip

VERIFIED   August 22, 2020
Excellent Trip Great captain got us to the sharks and Keith was excellent kept all the rods baited worked hard we caught a...
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