Captain
James Gavin

Member since January 2016

Wrightsville Beach, United States

Background
Capt. James Gavin grew up fishing the ponds and creeks of Upstate New York. As he matured, work and travel led him from the shores of the Atlantic to the islands of Hawaii, and wherever he went he would follow the fish. Once Capt. James earned his USCG Master's Captain License he moved to North Carolina and has spent the last few years there learning and enjoying the waters near Wilmington.

Hey, I'm Captain James Gavin

Wrightsville Beach, United States
Background
Capt. James Gavin grew up fishing the ponds and creeks of Upstate New York. As he matured, work and travel led him from the shores of the Atlantic to the islands of Hawaii, and wherever he went he would follow the fish. Once Capt. James earned his USCG Master's Captain License he moved to North Carolina and has spent the last few years there learning and enjoying the waters near Wilmington.
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Wrightsville Beach
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Fishing Reports

Wrightsville Beach, Wilmington, NC.

May 26, 2016

Repeat customer Pual A. With his first Cobia 43" that was following around a 13' Tiger Shark while bottom fishing!! Read Full Report →


Wrightsville Beach, Wilmington, NC.

May 08, 2016

Had a great time with couple out of Bristol Tenn. Caught some Black Sea Bass, Amberjacks, & a Cobia that gave her a fight of her life. The seas where a little to choppy for her move about the… Read Full Report →


Wilmington,Wrightsville Beach, NC

March 21, 2016

It was great day on the water a little chili this morning with this cold front coming thru. We fished around the docks & the jetty caught some nice Black Drum & a nice Redfish. They are a lot… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.67 out of 5 stars from 9 reviews

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 15, 2017

My wife and I did a half day with captain Jim. He is very experienced and knowledgeable about the waters we fished. As a true professional does, he tried different locations and techniques to put us on the fish.  Once he found them, we tore them up. We finished the day with sore arms from the fighting, and a smile on our faces.

Fished July 2017

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James Gavin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 15, 2017

It was pleasure taking y’all out & putting you on some trophy Redfish that will truly make you sore!!
Thanks
Captain Jim
Gone Coastal Charters

Went fishing on Thursday, July 6, 2017

My sons and I had the absolute best experience we have ever had fishing last week. We did close to shore fishing and caught great fish the entire time we were on the water. Captain Jim was professional, courteous and very knowledgeable. He will be our guide for years to come!!! Can’t wait for next summer. Thanks Captain Jim

Fished July 2017

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James Gavin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 15, 2017

Had a great time putting y’all on some these NC Trophy Redfish!! Jim Hanlon was so excited he decided to jump in the water after I netted a monster Red!!
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Captain Jim
Gone Coastal Charters

Went fishing on Friday, July 7, 2017

Jim is a real nice guy and definitely knows how to fish and handle his boat. We had never been saltwater fishing before so we were very surprised and ecstatic to catch a few very large red drums among other fish. I would definitely recommend Gone Coastal Charters in the beautiful waters outside Wrightsville beach.

Fished July 2017

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James Gavin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, July 7, 2017

Thanks!
It was great meeting y’all & putting you on some trophy Bull Red Drum!
Thanks
Captain Jim
Gone Coastal Charters


Went fishing on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

One of the only things that I would recommend is for you to bring a boat cushion or some sort of appropriate cushion because the waters are rough and only one chair has cushioning on the boat… also that Captain smokes if that makes a difference for you and I might add he did ask if it was okay for him to smoke… but of course at that point I didn’t want to put him out I know how important it is for people who smoke to be able to smoke

Fished May 2017

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James Gavin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, May 4, 2017

Thanks for the for the review. I had great meeting the two of you. If smoking bothers you I would have refrain from smoking it’s your day on the water. That’s why I ask all my customers.
Thanks
James Gavin
Gone Coastal Charters

Went fishing on Friday, April 28, 2017

The Captain was on spot with the information we gave him.
We had to go back and drop people drop off at the Pier, because of the situation, and that was no Problem at all.
He acommodated the trip to the wave hight and water situation.
We had no luck with the fish…but tge Captain was trying hard to make it happen.

Well we got a small Blue fish and a great day on the water.
We had the luck to see Dolphins, Pelikans, Cormorans and a Seaturtle…...
It was a pleasure with the Captain…..anytime again…..

Fished April 2017

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James Gavin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, May 4, 2017

Thanks for your review had a great time meeting & taking y’all out on the water. Come back again!!
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James Gavin
Gone Coastal Charters

Went fishing on Saturday, March 25, 2017

We had a great time on this trip even though the fish were not biting~James was very professional and accommodating.  Immaculate boat and gear, we did not have to worry about anything but fishing!  Would highly recommend to anyone!!

Fished March 2017

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James Gavin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, March 30, 2017

Thanks
I had great morning taking the two of you out. The weather was great. I hope to see you again when the fish are cooperating a bite better !!
James Gavin
Gone Coastal Charters

Went fishing on Sunday, February 19, 2017

No toilet and no place to escape the weather.  Took us out 15 miles farther than intended where the wind and waves were horrible.  Miserable.

Karen Tolbert does not recommend Gone Coastal Charters

Fished February 2017

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James Gavin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Sorry it didn’t meet to requirements. It’s a 24’ boat not a 50’ with full restrooms. Was a nice winter day on the water 1 to 2 foot wind picked up a little making it 2 to 3 so we came as requested. Offshore is not for everyone next time maybe stay inshore fishing where you will be more comfortable.
Thank you
James Gavin
Gone Coastal Charters

Went fishing on Saturday, December 3, 2016

Fished December 2016

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James Gavin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, December 4, 2016

Thanks for your review!! Had great time with you & your father. It was a little chilly but we found the bit & ended the day with a inshore slam!! Batch of black drum, red drum & speckled seatrout.
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James Gavin
Gone Coastal Charters

Went fishing on Saturday, October 29, 2016

Best dollar for dollar trip EVER. Captain is prompt and courteous. He is old hand at this and is organized so the charter went great. The boat is new and in beautiful condition as is all the fishing gear. Started having bites within a minute of dropping lines. Came home w a cooler full of Kings

Fished October 2016

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James Gavin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, October 31, 2016

Had a great time taking Robert & his friends out for a day of fishing !! Looking forward taking out them out again here in Wilmington NC. Wrightsville Beach NC.