Stormy Petrel Charters

Fishing and Cruises, Hatteras, North Carolina

252.473.9163       252.986.2077

We offer a variety of trips in order to take advantage of the varied experiences one can enjoy on the waters around Hatteras.

 Gulf Stream

Bottom Fishing

Nearshore

Cruises

Seabirding

Gulf Stream Fishing

 

  Rates:

 

   Stormy Petrel II

   $1500 for 1 - 8 passengers plus $100 for each additional passenger  (15 passengers max)

 

   This fee does not include a tip for the crew, 15-20% is standard

   for a job well done.

 

    Deposit for this trip is $500.  Cancellation by the party within four weeks of departure

    date will only be refunded if a substitute party can be found for that date.   Deposit is fully

    refundable if the trip is canceled by the captain (weather or mechanical reasons) but party

    must be present on the dock unless otherwise notified.

 

   Departure time is generally 5:30 to 6:30 AM depending on the

   time of year, but times can vary to accommodate your party's

   needs.  We usually return to the dock around 4:30 PM.

 

Target species: Dolphin (Mahi mahi), Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Blackfin Tuna and King Mackerel.  Bottom fish species are also a possibility and may include Gray Triggerfish, Black Sea Bass, Vermillion Snapper, and Blueline (Gray) Tilefish. Our catch might also include Barracuda, Greater Amberjack, Almaco Jack, Black, Red, Gag, and Scamp Groupers, and a variety of sharks and other fish.

 

We use Penn International Reels and Shimano TLD (Triton Lever Drag) Reels with stand up rods.  A mixture of lures and natural bait (usually ballyhoo) are provided for use on these trips.  You are welcome to bring your own rod and reel and any bait you prefer, but our bait and tackle are designed to maximize your day on the water.

 

Fish cleaning is available on the premises at Hatteras Landing Marina for an additional fee.

 

Plan to bring enough food and drink for your day offshore (none will be available for purchase on the Stormy Petrel II), coolers are welcome.  Also, don't forget sunglasses, sunscreen, rain gear (or extra clothes in case you get wet) and of course any needed medications.  Don't let seasickness ruin your trip;  take medication before the trip.  Please wear soft-soled shoes on the boat.

Please be sure to let us know what you are expecting from your day offshore so we can do our best to accommodate your wishes!

Contact us for current availability.  We are open for charter most weekdays for a full day of Gulf Stream Fishing!

Bottom Fishing

 

  Rates:

 

   Stormy Petrel II

   $1500 for 1 - 8 passengers plus $100 for each additional passenger   (15 passengers max)

 

   This fee does not include a tip for the crew, 15-20% is standard

   for a job well done.

 

    Deposit for this trip is $500.  Cancellation by the party within four weeks of departure

    date will only be refunded if a substitute party can be found for that date.   Deposit is fully

    refundable if the trip is canceled by the captain (weather or mechanical reasons) but party

    must be present on the dock unless otherwise notified.

 

   Departure time is generally 5:30 to 6:30 AM depending on the

   time of year, but times can vary to accommodate your party's

   needs.  We usually return to the dock around 4:30 PM.

 

Target species include Gray Triggerfish, Black Sea Bass, Vermillion Snapper, and Red Porgy.

 

Our catch might also include: Barracuda, Greater Amberjack, Almaco Jack, Black/ Red/ Gag/ Scamp and Snowy Groupers, King Mackerel, Dolphin, Wahoo, and a variety of sharks and other fish.

 

Trolling for dolphin, tuna, and wahoo can be added for no additional cost!

 

We use Penn International Reels and Shimano TLD (Triton Lever Drag) Reels with stand up rods.  A mixture of lures and natural bait (usually ballyhoo) are provided for use on these trips.  You are welcome to bring your own rod and reel and any bait you prefer, but our bait and tackle are designed to maximize your day on the water.

 

Fish cleaning is available on the premises at Hatteras Landing Marina for an additional fee.

 

Plan to bring enough food and drink for your day offshore (none will be available for purchase on the Stormy Petrel II), coolers are welcome.  Also, don't forget sunglasses, sunscreen, rain gear (or extra clothes in case you get wet) and of course any needed medications.  Don't let seasickness ruin your trip;  take medication before the trip.  Please wear soft-soled shoes on the boat.

Please be sure to let us know what you are expecting from your day offshore so we can do our best to accommodate your wishes!

Contact us for current availability.  We are open for charter most weekdays for a full day of Bottom Fishing!

 Nearshore Trips

 

  Rates:

 

   Stormy Petrel II

   Half Day Fishing (4.5 to 5 hours)

    $700 for 1 - 10 passengers plus $50 for each additional passenger  (20 passengers max)

 

    Full Day Fishing

    $1400 for 1 - 10 passengers plus $75 for each additional passenger    (20 passengers max)

 

   This fee does not include a tip for the crew, 15-20% is standard

   for a job well done.

 

    Deposit for this trip is $500 for a full day and $200 for half day.  Cancellation by the party

    within four weeks of departure date will only be refunded if a substitute party can be found

    for that date.   Deposit is fully refundable if the trip is canceled by the captain (weather or

    mechanical reasons) but party must be present on the dock unless otherwise notified.

 

   Departure time is generally 6:30 to 7:00 AM depending on the

   time of year, but times can vary to accommodate your party's

   needs.  Afternoon departure time varies.

 

Target species include: Bluefish, Cobia, Red Drum, King and Spanish Mackerel, and a variety of Shark species.

 

We use small Penn and Shimano conventional reels and Penn Slammer spinning reels.  All bait and tackle are provided by the Stormy Petrel II, but you are welcome to bring your own!

 

Fish cleaning is available on the premises at Hatteras Landing Marina for an additional fee.

 

Plan to bring enough food and drink for your day offshore (none will be available for purchase on the Stormy Petrel II), coolers are welcome.  Also, don't forget sunglasses, sunscreen, rain gear (or extra clothes in case you get wet) and of course any needed medications.  Don't let seasickness ruin your trip;  take medication before the trip.  Please wear soft-soled shoes on the boat.

Please be sure to let us know what you are expecting from your day offshore so we can do our best to accommodate your wishes!

Contact us for current availability.  We are open for charter most weekdays for a half day or full day of Nearshore Fishing!

 Cruises

 

  Rates:

 

   Stormy Petrel II

    $400 for up to 2 hours    1 - 12 passengers plus $20 for each additional passenger

   For each additional hour...$100

 

    Deposit for this cruise is $200.  Cancellation by the party within four weeks of departure

    date will only be refunded if a substitute party can be found for that date.  Deposit is fully

    refundable if cruise is canceled by the captain (weather or mechanical reasons) but party

    must be present on the dock unless otherwise notified.

 

Our boat is available for private cruises of the surrounding waters.  The Stormy Petrel II is a good platform for larger groups (lots of room for up to 30 or so passengers).  In most cases, cruises will be planned for the early evening, so as not to interfere with our daytime fishing charters, but cruises of a longer duration can sometimes be scheduled for morning or afternoon time slots.  A typical cruise departs the marina and goes out to Hatteras Inlet and the near shore ocean waters if sea conditions permit.  We see the wild estuarine waters and a variety of bird life and sometimes we are lucky enough to have close encounters with the local Bottlenose Dolphins.

 

Hatteras Inlet

I have been organizing and leading pelagic birding trips since 1986.  In 1995, I moved to Hatteras, North Carolina so that I could offer a more extensive schedule of sea trips in some of the most consistently productive offshore waters in the western North Atlantic.  The close proximity of both the warm Gulf Stream current and the edge of the Continental Shelf inshore, as well as the influence of the cooler Labrador Current make Hatteras waters a dynamic environment which attracts a remarkable diversity of seabirds throughout the year.

 

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