Cape Fear Coast Guided Trips

Ten-PounderThe Cape Fear coast is a sight-fisherman's dream come true. With miles of "flats" for redfish, trout, flounder and more... there is never enough time to fish it all in one season. What makes the waters around Wrightsville Beach/Wilmington, NC so unique is the diversity of gamefish and water quality depending on your fishing location.

South of Wrightsville Beach the waters can be stained with nutrient rich waters flooding in from the Cape Fear River through Snow's Cut, providing great opportunities for tailing, backing and shrimp busting redfish in mere inches of water. To the North from Figure Eight Island to Topsail Island the water is clear and the bottom sandy and littered with turtle grasses providing a picturesque background for sight-fishing for redfish.

All trips are limited to (2) anglers to ensure a personal, and safe experience. Captain Seth Vernon is a licensed USCG Charter Captain with over 15 years of on the water professional service as a fishing guide.

Come and test your skills on the wild fish of the Cape Fear coast, where adventure happens at sea level!


Half Day

Three Quarter Day

Full Day


Designed for anglers of all skill levels who either are on a budget or simply have...
time constraints on their day. Ideal for solo anglers! Catch some fish, improve your casting and learn some new tips and techniques.
Fish without feeling the pressure of the clock ticking. This trip also allows for a wider...
range of fishing opportunities, conditions and the ability to cover more water more effectively. Pursue multiple species in peak months in a single day.
Designed with the serious saltwater anglers in mind Consider this if you plan...
on splitting time on the bow with a friend or just enjoy a non stop fishing adventure with little limitations on your time and day.
Trip Length 4 hours 6 hours 8 hours
Food Light Snacks and Water Light Snacks, Soft Drinks and Water Lunch, Soft Drinks and Water
Rate $400 $500 $600

Cast & Blast

Cast and BlastWe also offer a Cast & Blast trip for those seeking angling for tailing Reds and wingshooting flushing Clapper, Virginia and Sora rails. Join us for a six (6) hour Fall (Sept-Nov) outing that combines one of our favorite trips – a "rails and tails" adventure on the water. If you enjoy classic sporting traditions you will enjoy hunting rail or "marsh hens" as they are locally known. Contact us for pricing, tides, hunting license, equipment and seasons. Bag limit on rail is 15 per hunter per day. See our article in Gray's Sporting Journal here on the site.

Trip Cancellation Policy

In order to reserve your charter date a 50% deposit must be made at the time of booking by check or cash. The deposit will be completely refunded if your trip is cancelled due to inclement weather or mechanical failure. Weather cancellations will be made at the sole discretion of the Captain. If cancellation by the angler(s) occurs between seven (7) to three (3) days before the trip, the deposit will not be refunded. If cancellation by the angler(s) occurs within 48 hours of a scheduled trip the customer will be charged IN FULL. Cancellations must be submitted by email in writing to Final payment should be paid with cash or check to the guide after your charter.