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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Joseph G.
Kannapolis, NC
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

3/4 day trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore on May 4, 2019
We had a good day fishing with Captain Jim. He got us on fish quickly and we caught a lot of Spanish mackerel with a Atlantic...
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Sarah M.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

May fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day – Nearshore (AM) on May 31, 2021
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Erin H.
Lexington, KY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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3/4 Day Trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Offshore/Bluewater on July 10, 2020
We had a great trip! Caught plenty sea bass and quite a few sharks.
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Robin O.
Palmer, AK
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Slaying the Drum like we were John Bonham

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore on October 29, 2019
Jim put us right on top of big Red Drum up to 42” from the beginning to the end of our 3/4 day trip. Interspersed between...
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Joel B.
Jacksonville, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day afternoon trip Wrightsville Beach

VERIFIED   Half Day – Nearshore (PM) on May 4, 2019
Captain Jim had us trolling for Spanish. First charter for my boys, ages 12 and 13, and they had a blast. Caught some nice...
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