Lucky Strike Charters

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
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $550
    This 5-hour trip will be targeting fun catches such as Kingfish, Shark, Seabass, Spanish Mackerel, and even some Barracuda! The charter provides all required equipment.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $550
    This 5-hour trip is all about catching a variety of species: sharks, Seabass, King and Spanish Mackerel, as well as Barracuda are all on the menu. All required equipment is provided by the charter.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    $550
    This 4-hour trip will be targeting fun catches such as Kingfish, Shark, Sea Bass, Spanish Mackerel, and even some Barracuda! The charter provides all required equipment.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    $550
    This 4-hour trip is all about catching a variety of species: Shark, Seabass, King and Spanish Mackerel, and Barracuda are all on the menu. All required equipment is provided by the charter.
  • Private trip
    Night Fishing Trip
    Just booked! Last booked: 5 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $550
    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.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $700
    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
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    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
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,300
    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 - Gulf Stream
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $1,700
    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 - Gulf Bluewater
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $2,000
    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.
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About the Captain

Ed Elliott
Calabash, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
385 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
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) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper

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

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
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
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 371 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Evening trip with Capt Ed and First Mate Ed
Half day trip with captain Ed  and first Mate Ed
Half day trip with captain Ed  and first Mate Ed
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Angler Rating
317
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Blake P.
Mount Carmel, IL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day charter

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on June 8, 2022
The day started out slow trolling and we finally hooked a king. When we switched to bottom fishing we got into some sea bass...
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Ron R.
Prosperity, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on March 27, 2022
Throughout the scheduling of this trip never once did captain Ed not answer my phone calls about questions I had to ask for...
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Reynee K.
Neenah, WI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day March 2022 Trip with Captain Ed

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on March 22, 2022
We started our morning out with a beautiful sunrise and some trolling. Captain Ed and first mate Ed then switched us to bottom...
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Julie B.
Cincinnati, OH
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Evening trip with Capt Ed and First Mate Ed

VERIFIED   NEW  Night Fishing Trip on June 20, 2022
Everything was great, really enjoyed our family time!  Highly suggest bringing more food and drinks than you’ll think you...
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Zachary P.
Ocean City, MD
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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10 hour trip sept. 30 2021

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Offshore on September 30, 2021
We had a great day with Captain Ed and First Mate Keith.  The boat was very comfortable and the sea were vary nice yesterday. ...
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FAQs about Lucky Strike Charters

Lucky Strike Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 6 guests - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 6 guests - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 6 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 6 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 6 guests - Night Fishing Trip (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $40 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $40 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $70 per person after 6 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,300 per group, additional $70 per person after 6 guests - Full Day Trip - Offshore (10 hours)
  • $1,700 per group, additional $100 per person after 6 guests - Full Day Trip - Gulf Stream (12 hours)
  • $2,000 per group, additional $100 per person after 6 guests - Full Day Trip - Gulf Bluewater (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Lucky Strike Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Full-head)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Lucky Strike Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Lucky Strike Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 90 miles.)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Lucky Strike Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Lucky Strike Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo