Ritchie Howell is the personable and seasoned captain who runs the Backin' Up Fishing Charters. His family has two boats. Backin' Up runs out of Pirate's Cove and is an inshore and near-offshore fishing vessel. It's the largest inshore boat in Pirate Cove's fleet, which means you have lots of space to relax in between pulling in those fish from the three fighting chairs. Ritchie restored the boat himself (he's a boat builder in the off season), and it's been featured in both Marlin and In the Bite magazines. Their other boat, the 54-foot Water Witch, runs out of Oregon Inlet Marina and goes offshore to get the big game fish. Ritchie has been a captain for 33 years, and his Dad, who runs the other boat, can add about 20 to that!
Pirate's Cove Yacht Club & Marina
1 Sailfish Drive, Manteo