1/2 day fishing trips

single or up to 6 people depending on experience and fishing goals

  • Highly customizable trips for all skill levels
  • Target a variety of species including cobia, red drum, speckled trout, flounder, and bluefish
  • Options to fish the numerous wrecks just off the shoreline
  • Enjoy a safe & fun day on the water creating lifelong memories whether fishing or just along for the ride

Starting at $500 / 4 hours

6 hour and full day trips also available


payment & Trip policies

  • Call John 252-455-2707 or email at john@drumbeatfishing.com to discuss availability. Bookings are limited, if you’re traveling to the Outer Banks please contact to reserve your charter in advance.
  • $100 non-refundable deposit (unless trip is cancelled by Captain) is due within 5 days of booking.
  • Balance is due day of trip in cash or Venmo – credit cards not accepted for final payment.


  • Can I bring my own fishing rod?
    • Absolutely! Please limit to 1 per person.
  • What if I get seasick?
    • If you feel seasickness might be a problem, please consider taking medication, such as Dramamine, at least 45 minutes prior to the trip. No refunds will be issued due to seasickness.
  • What should I bring?
    • Camera, hat, sunglasses, light jacket (it’s cooler on the water than land), sunscreen (no aerosols), drinks & snacks (no glass containers)
  • Do I need a fishing license?
    • No, all passengers are covered by the boat’s license.
  • What if it rains?
    • We go fishing & sometimes the fishing is even better when it rains! If conditions are unsafe Captain will notify you to cancel.
  • Can we keep what we catch?
    • Yes- as long as it is legal and within NC state limits. Fish cleaning services are not provided.
  • Do I have to tip the Captain?
    • Only if you have a good time! It is customary to tip the Captain 15-20% of the trip fare.


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