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your captain, boat & tackle



captain john berquist


Inspired at a young age by trips to Long Beach Island and a family legacy of seafaring men, John has a lifetime of fishing and boating experience backed by a US Coast Guard Captain’s license. Growing up close to both the Outer Banks and Chesapeake Bay gave John the opportunity to become exceedingly familiar with the local waters. His lifelong dedication to hospitality coupled with experience and professionalism will help fuel the adventure you’re looking for.


Captain John D. Berquist
SS Flying Arrow 1960
  • Custom built Canyon Bay 24H

  • 300 HP Mercury Verado Engine

  • Rhodan trolling motor

  • Full tower for excellent visibility

  • Latest Simrad electronics

  • Twin 10ft Power Pole Blades


This superior combination of equipment will get you fishing where others simply can’t.


hand-tied rods from st croix


latest reels from shimano, diawa & penn




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