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)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    US $650
    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.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    US $650
    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 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    US $650
    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.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
    Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    US $650
    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.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
  • Private trip
    Night Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    US $650
    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.
    Targeted fish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $850
    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.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $850
    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 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,500
    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.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
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FAQs about Lucky Strike Charters

Lucky Strike Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $650 per group, additional US $50 per person after 6 guests - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $50 per person after 6 guests - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $50 per person after 6 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $50 per person after 6 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $50 per person after 6 guests - Night Fishing Trip (4 hours)
  • US $850 per group, additional US $50 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $850 per group, additional US $50 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,500 per group, additional US $70 per person after 6 guests - Full Day Trip (8 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
  • Radar

Trips booked with Lucky Strike Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (We offer free cleaning and filleting of all fish caught abroad. We will also tell you the best techniques on how to cook your fresh catch.)
  • First Mate (We always have a first mate on board for your group. They go the extra mile to ensure your group is not only catching fish but also making great memories. Customary tipping is 15-20 percent. )
  • Fishing License (All fishing licenses are provided by Lucky Strike. )

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

Meet the Captain

Ed Elliott
Calabash, North Carolina, United States
ID & license verified
578 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2018
Angler's Choice
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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

Boat specs

Key West (Sportfishing) 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
Up to 90 miles.
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Full-head
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
We offer free cleaning and filleting of all fish caught abroad. We will also tell you the best techniques on how to cook your fresh catch.
First Mate
We always have a first mate on board for your group. They go the extra mile to ensure your group is not only catching fish but also making great memories. Customary tipping is 15-20 percent.
Fishing License
All fishing licenses are provided by Lucky Strike.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
We are extremely family-friendly and have no age limit with children on board.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
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% charge will apply.

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