X-Spearmint Sportfishing in Manteo, North Carolina

Guided by Ryan Spear


About Your Guide

Captain Ryan has been working on boats since he was a kid helping out with his dad's SCUBA dive shop and charter business. He's an experienced and knowledgeable guide who will ensure that you and yours have a great day on the water, whether you're big-time anglers looking to set a new personal best, or just out for a family experience in the beautiful Outer Banks.

X-Spearmint Sportfishing Trips

Get out there and get fishin' with Captain Ryan, an experienced angler, top guide, and expert on the inshore waters of the Outer Banks. Everything is available to you, from sightcasting for Cobia off of his boat's upper station or trolling for Mackerel to bottom fishing for Drum. Captain Ryan is great with anglers of all levels, from kids enjoying their first-ever catch to hardcore fish-fighters looking to hook a new personal best. Depending on the season and your preferences, you'll target a range of species, including Cobia, King and Spanish Mackerel, Ribbonfish, Redfish, Black Drum, Spotted Seatrout, and others. You'll employ a range of techniques to find these fish, and then practice your strength, stamina, and skill as you fight them onto the deck. On the day of the trip, you'll head out aboard Captain Ryan's 30' Custom Carolina centerconsole, a fast and versatile boat meant to handle anything from inshore to offshore waters. She can reach up to 40 knots, powered by twin 300hp 4-stroke Yamaha engines. Captain Ryan will bring everything you need for a perfect day, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. To maximize your experience on the water, remember a pair of polarized sunglasses, weather-appropriate clothing, a hat, and sunscreen. Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Manteo

Prizewinner Inshore Trip

100% (8)
30 ft 1 - 6 People From $108 / person

Recent Reviews of X-Spearmint Sportfishing

Brianna C.


We had a very successful day trolling for Ribbonfish just off the beachs. Captain Ryan was very knowledgable about where the fish were at and how to catch them. You definitely won’t go hungry using him as a charter!

Sherri M.


We had a wonderful time with Capt Ryan. We caught several bluefish and one mackerel. He cleaned our fish for us after the trip and we enjoyed eating them!! Ryan was very friendly and helpful. We had a great time!!

Joseph P.


Had a great time with the family. Caught some good eating Bluefish and searched for some Cobia. Captain was great and even cleaned the fish for us!

Amy M.


We had a great experience! Captain Ryan was ready for us when we showed up. The boat was in great shape and very clean. It was our first time ocean fishing and Ryan was great getting us set up and catching fish. We were fishing for ribbon fish and caught our limit. Captain Ryan was very quick getting our fish off the hook and setting the bait for the next cast so there was no down time. We were fishing with our boys ages 9,11 and 13. We all caught fish and had a great time. Captain Ryan was very friendly and knowledgable. I highly recommend.

Dan D.


We had a blast! the X spearmint is rigged up for a fun day. Captian Ryan was very friendly had us on the fish quick. He kept our whole crew engaged including my 4 yr old son who was able to real in quite a few fish. We rocked out to tunes while we fished, saw pods of dolphins and one of the wicked tuna boats. All in all a Great trip would do it again!!

Spencer M.


The charter was ready to go right at 6:00 am and Captain Ryan was knowledgeable, prepared, and helped educate us while on our fishing charter. We also enjoyed him giving us options on fishing for different fish and while giving us these options he ultimately gave us the choice to do what we wanted. Next time we are on Nags Head we’ll definitely book here.

Ryan S.


We had an enjoyable 6:30a 4-hour trip on 7/12. Four adults and 5 yo boy. 5 yo had great time on the boat and got to reel in fish. Captain Ryan is very personable and professional. Boat was clean and comfortable with nice seating, private toilet, etc. We did inshore trip. Captain told us that the day before they were catching a lot of ribbonfish so we decided to try our luck. Took a little bit of time to get out of the sound but enjoyed the boat ride. Fishing was slow at first but slow for all boats in our area. Captain Ryan put us on fish (see picture) and we had better luck than most other boats. Captain Ryan made fillets for us when we finished, provided bag for fillets, and provided cooking instructions. Would definitely go again next year for inshore trip or try sound trip.

Terrence D.


I’m a extremely happy with the 6 hour trip captain Ryan took me and my dog on. Ryan was very knowledgeable about everything a good captain should be. He knew the area,what type of fish to go after,what baits to use and all his equipment was very nice including his very beautiful very well maintained fish slaying chariot. Ryan was so kind to get a bean bag out for my best friend/dog to lay on to take a nap and be comfortable. I ended up catching 6 bluefish and 9 spanish mackerel. Ryan was nice enough to not only clean our catch at the end of the day but showed me how to properly fillet each of the 2 species of fish. I definitely plan on going back out for another 6 hour trip when I return in September and I might even try to get a group of friends together to go on a all day trip in july if possible. I can’t thank captain Ryan enough for showing me a absolutely great time fishing for spanish mackerel in the first week of june. I give his charter boat service and overall performance as a captain 5 stars and you couldn’t meet a more friendly person to spend the day with fishing. He was more than happy to talk and answer any and all questions I had.


Black Drum, Cobia, Kingfish, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout


Cut Bait Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Sight Casting, Trolling

Types of Fishing


Start Location

2000 Sailfish Drive, Manteo, NC 27954, United States | Bodies of water fished: Outer Banks

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