Hey Now Charters

Operating out of Ocean Isle Beach, Hey Now Charters strives to give you the best possible offshore fishing experience. They are a passionate crew with knowledgeable captains and first mates – Capt. William Mullins, Capt. George Mullins, and Capt. Justin Swaim.

Their boat is a 25’ McKee Craft center console that can accommodate up to 6 anglers of all experience levels. Powered by twin 200 HP Suzuki motors, it will take you to the best fisheries in no time.

This fishing machine is packed to the gills with top of the line marine electronics and safety gear. It also features a portable toilet, outriggers, downriggers, a live bait tank, and an ice-box.

Hey Now Charters have tons of offshore and nearshore fishing experience and will do everything to put you on top of some of the hottest species in the area. Depending on the bite, you’ll have the opportunity to reel in Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, Black Seabass, and so much more.

The captains will provide all the fishing gear needed for a productive day on the water, including live bait. The crew will clean and package your catch for you. Please note that mates work for tips and 15-25% is customary.

Hey Now Charters are family friendly and focused on providing anglers with a fun trip where they catch fish. Book a trip with them and find out why they have so many returning customers!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Gulf Stream
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Jul 31
    $1,450
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    On this 12-hour adventure, you'll get to travel to the "Big Blue" water and chase some of the greatest sport fish out there! The trip details depend on the weather because of the travel distance. You'll get to target Dolphin, Wahoo, Tuna, Sailfish, and Marlin, among many others. The main techniques you'll be using are trolling and bottom fishing.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,050
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    With 10 hours on your hands, you'll have enough time to get to deeper waters, where the fish quality is unlike anywhere else. Target Dolphin, Kingfish, Cobia, Sailfish, Tuna and go wreck and artificial reef bottom fishing for great bottom species.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    8 hours is enough time to get to better quality fish than usual. You'll have the opportunity to reel in Kingfish, Cobia, Dolphin, and much more. This trip is great for bottom fishing and you'll also have the possibility to land Sailfish and Mahi Mahi.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This incredible morning trip will include 6 hours of bottom fishing and trolling for the likes of Kingfish, Cobia, and many other interesting to catch species. Departure times are flexible.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $600
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    On this awesome afternoon trip, you'll get to battle some of the most interesting species in the area. Kingfish, Cobia, and much more will be on the menu and you'll be focusing on trolling and bottom fishing. The exact departure times are flexible.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 1
    $400
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This 4-hour trip will take place closer to the beach than usual. You'll get to target Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Kingfish, Sharks, and much more. You'll be close to the inlet so you will be fishing within the first 15 minutes of the trip! Departure times can be arranged with the captain.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 1
    $400
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    On this afternoon trip, the captain will take you nearshore, close to the inlet and you'll have your lines wet in 15 minutes! The main stars of this trip will be Kingfish, Sharks, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, and this is just the beginning. Departure times may vary.
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About the Captain

William Mullins
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
7 Fishing Reports
40 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2018
Growing up near the coast, I have been fishing for 20 years offshore and nearshore. My father is from Panama and he and his father chartered fished down there. I’ve dreamed of doing this my whole life and getting to work on a dream is amazing! I absolutely love slow trolling for fall Kingfish but like all types of fishing – as long as we are on the water, my day is great. I'm a true people's person and can get along with everyone. My customers having a great time on my trips is my biggest priority. I'm very knowledgeable, so if you have questions on anything while we are out, feel free to ask – the only bad question is the one not asked. We might even exchange some good jokes.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)

Sailfish Sailfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

McKee Craft (Center console) originally built in 2005. Powered by 2 200HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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4.98
out of 5 stars from 39 reviews
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Near Shore with much more
Near Shore with much more
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Matthew M.
Sanford, NC
 5.00
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Near Shore with much more

VERIFIED   August 13, 2019
Folks, these guys are top class. Before I get into the meat of my review I’ll start with this… you WILL get fish...
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Colleen V.
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
 5.00
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Four Hour Near Shore Trip with Capt. Mullins

VERIFIED   August 1, 2019
We spend a lot of time in the Sunset Beach/Ocean Isle area but had never tried a charter fishing trip. I brought my 13 year...
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Todd B.
Southport, NC
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Couldn't have asked for a better half-day trip!

VERIFIED   June 26, 2019
After doing some research, my brother-in-law and I decided to book an afternoon charter with Hey Now Charters. Not long after...
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Wade M.
Pittsboro, North Carolina
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VERIFIED   June 26, 2019
Hey Now!  After several weeks of searching and reading reviews we made a decision to charter with Captain Will...
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Elizabeth M.
Calabash, North Carolina
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We had the best time with the Captains what an amazing couple of gentlemen…. this was our first time ever charter fishing…...
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