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.

My Charter Listing

Gone Coastal Charters

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(90 reviews)
Wrightsville Beach
 6 bookings in the past week.
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

Fishing Reports

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 90 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (121)
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
70%
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Patricia P.
Cary, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half daddy trip with Captain Jim

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Special on April 6, 2019
Goin Coastal is fabulous. Lickin’ Leukemia is a charity that provides fun and family memories away from the rigors of everyday...
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Jason S.
Bethania, North Carolina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Monster Cobia and Cooler full of Kings!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore on October 14, 2017
If you’re looking for a sight-seeing charter, don’t book Capt. Jim…UNLESS seeing your rod tips bend every 5 minutes to...
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Kevin C.
Sneads Ferry, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day with Capt James

VERIFIED   Half Day – Nearshore (AM) on September 2, 2020
Great experience.  Captain James took care of everything for us and was a great captain and guide.  I would recommend!
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Susan Q.
Clayton, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day fishing

VERIFIED   Half Day – Nearshore (AM) on June 20, 2018
I wish to revise my review. It went out un-edited for errors. We met Capt. Gavin and once our gear was onboard we set...
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Kathy A.
Wilmington, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

3/4 Day trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore on September 27, 2020
Caught lots of fish.many small, but fun to catch. Helpful, friendly captain. A perfect day!
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