NC Sportfish Adventure

Starting at $450 | 4 - 8 Hours | Inshore, Nearshore | 1 - 4 People
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Barracuda, Bluefish, King Mackerel / Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel


Drift Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Trolling

About Your Trip

If you've been looking for a big-time fishing adventure out of Wilmington, NC, then this trip with Captain Joe has your name on it! With 4, 6, and 8-hour options, you can do it all, whether you want to stick to inshore fishing or venture further off and go after some bigger species.

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About Your Boat

Boat Type: Center Console
Boat Manufacturer: Seafox
Boat Length: 26 ft
Year Built: 2008
Engine Manufacturer: Yamaha
Number of Engines: 1
Total Horsepower: 300 hp
Additional Amenities: GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Ice Box, Life Jackets

About Your Guide

Captain Joe has been fishing off of Wrightsville, NC since he was ten years old. He started off on Johnny Mercer's Fishing Pier, but by age twelve he was fishing offshore from Wrightsville and Carolina Beaches.

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Michael R.


June 25, 2022



Captain Joe is an excellent fisherman. He brought us out to catch Spanish Mackerel at our request and he did not let us down. He knew right away when we put our lines in the water where the fish were. For the first hour and a half, we could barely ...Read More

Shawn H.


June 17, 2022



Outstanding morning on the water. Joe is an incredible and knowledgeable captain. He found the fish quick and kept after them. Boat marina was right near the inlet. We were in open ocean in a few minutes. We spent the morning trolling and would hit a run of fish ...Read More

Nick S.


August 3, 2022



We had a great time fishing with Captain Joe. He was professional, knowledgeable on the area and fishing, on time, and had everything we needed to make it a fun and successful day. We would definitely recommend going fishing with Captain Joe for the day. We would definitely come back ...Read More

John G.


June 29, 2022



Over cast, NE wind, and 20+ Mackerel. Great first time charter in NC. Captain Joe is extremely knowledgeable in the area and kept us on the fish for as long as possible. Very personable and answered all questions about different species of fish in the area. I recommend a 6 ...Read More

First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1000 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.

We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.

Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR code (like a mobile boarding pass). Just show your guide your QR code on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!

In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.

Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our location specialists are always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!

Amenities and Information

Water Type

Inshore, Nearshore

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Yes, Included


You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.


No meal provided.

Gear & Packing


Fishing License, Ice Box, Rods, reels & tackle

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Nothing required, we always recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and weather-appropriate clothing.

Required Items

Nothing additional needed.

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping

After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

No license needed for this trip.

Start Location

1418 Airlie Road, Wilmington, NC 28403, United States