Virginia Dare Sportfishing

Trips from $700

Length: 32 ft

Capacity: 6 persons

Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Wreck Fishing

Manteo, NC

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Targeted Species
Amberjack
Black Seabass
Bluefish
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Spanish Mackerel
Tilefish
Yellowfin Tuna

Boat Specs

Topaz (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1985, and restored in 2021. Powered by 2 375HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Jigging
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Trolling

Amenities
  • Fighting Chair
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • GPS
  • Live Bait Well
  • Toilet

Trip Includes
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Rods, reels & tackle

Join Virginia Dare Sportfishing for an amazing day along the beautiful North Carolina Outer Banks! Captain Marcus and his crew welcome any guest, from first-time anglers and families to experienced tournament teams.

Capt. Marcus Burnett grew up fishing the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, Hampton Roads, Virginia Beach, as well as the Outer Banks of NC. He truly respects and appreciates all the ocean has to offer. When he is not running charter fishing trips he can be found fishing the surf for large Red Drum. He and his mate Evan are ready to take you on a memorable trip!

The Virginia Dare is a 32’ Topaz powered by twin CAT engines that is equipped with all-new, top-of-the-line Garmin electronics and a Fusion stereo system, so you can listen to your favorite music while enjoying a day on the water. The crew uses all-new modern tackle.

Take a 4-hour trip and you’ll go after Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, and Ribbon Fish. 6-hour trips target these fish plus Cobia and Drum when in season. On A full day trip and you’ll have a chance to land Cobia, Drum, Tilefish, Triggerfish, Seabass, Amberjack, Shark, and King Mackerel. Full day trip also gives you the chance to troll for Mahi Mahi if conditions are right.

Capt. Marcus runs these charters out of Pirate’s Cove Marina in Manteo, NC which is easily accessible and full of amenities, such as a restaurant, dockside Tiki Hut with live music, a ship store, fish cleaning services, and is a short ride from the beach! All equipment and licenses are provided, all you need to bring is whatever you want to eat and drink.

Virginia Dare Sportfishing is at your service from March through December. So, what are you waiting for?

Please note that charter fishing is highly dependent on weather conditions such as wind, water temperature, and tide. Our crew works very hard to put you on the fish, they want to catch them just as much as you do! But sometimes the target fish does not cooperate. Your understanding is appreciated.

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