Captain
Desmond Starling

Member since May 2018 Carolina Beach, United States
Background
Reel 2 Grill Fishing Charters is operated by Captain Desmond Starling. A North Carolina native, he grew up fishing in the area and has been doing that his whole life. Desmond especially enjoys teaching beginners and families and showing them how everything is done.
Techniques
I have been fishing since i was able to walk and have been fishing professionally full time for 10 years. I obtained my Captains license at 22 and began my dream of running my own charter service. I genuinely enjoy charter fishing and being on the waters of Carolina Beach. A Fishing charter isn't always just about catching fish. I believe a fishing charter should be a chance to experience all of the wonderful things our coast has to offer from beautiful sunrises to magnificent marine life encounters. I try to be as informational as possible with explaining fishing techniques so that clients can understand and improve their own fishing skills. I have 3 younger siblings so I have learned how to work with younger anglers very well and enjoy teaching kids and beginners of all ages the art of fishing.

Hey, I'm Captain Desmond Starling

Carolina Beach, United States
Background
Reel 2 Grill Fishing Charters is operated by Captain Desmond Starling. A North Carolina native, he grew up fishing in the area and has been doing that his whole life. Desmond especially enjoys teaching beginners and families and showing them how everything is done.
Techniques
I have been fishing since i was able to walk and have been fishing professionally full time for 10 years. I obtained my Captains license at 22 and began my dream of running my own charter service. I genuinely enjoy charter fishing and being on the waters of Carolina Beach. A Fishing charter isn't always just about catching fish. I believe a fishing charter should be a chance to experience all of the wonderful things our coast has to offer from beautiful sunrises to magnificent marine life encounters. I try to be as informational as possible with explaining fishing techniques so that clients can understand and improve their own fishing skills. I have 3 younger siblings so I have learned how to work with younger anglers very well and enjoy teaching kids and beginners of all ages the art of fishing.

My Charter Listing

Reel 2 Grill Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(86 reviews)
Carolina Beach
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trips from $700

Fishing Reports

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 86 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (79)
Half day with Captain Desmond
Giant shark that Capt. Desmond let us catch!
Spanish Mackerel
+76
Angler Rating
70
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
84%
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Martin M.
Atlanta, GA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day with Captain Desmond

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Trolling (AM) on July 9, 2022
Had potential for bad weather - Captain Desmond was great about calling ahead to make sure everyone was on the same page regarding...
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Timothy W.
Oak Hill, TN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great Time!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Reef Fishing (PM) on June 14, 2022
This is the second year that we have gone on a trip with Capt. Desmond. We had an absolute blast! We caught all kinds of different...
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Brett B.
Greensboro, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with Desmond

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Offshore Trolling on April 22, 2022
The captain was awesome.  Called me up the night before my trip, explained that the trip I scheduled, no one was catching...
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Russ M.
Olivia, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

September fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Reef Fishing on September 28, 2022
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Dominic C.
Overbrook, WV
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour – Trolling/Shark Combo (PM) on July 14, 2022
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