Bi-Op-Sea - Captain Jesse Granitzki

Offshore fishing out of Oregon Inlet Fishing Center is some of the best in the world.  Captain Jesse has been involved in fishing all of his life, and began fishing as "work" at the age of 14. Captain Jesse graduated from ECU in 1997 and holds a 100-ton Master's License. The mate on the "Bi-Op-Sea", Chris Stine, also holds a 100-ton Master's License. As with all of our offshore charters, "Bi-Op-Sea" can carry a maximum of 6 people.  The "Bi-Op-Sea" is a custom-built 59 foot Carolina charter boat, specifically designed, engineered, and constructed for the waters off the coast of North Carolina.  The powerful Twin C-18A Caterpillar engines provide a cruising speed of 27 knots for fast access to the Gulf stream. Navigation and fish finding equipment on the "Bi-Op-Sea" is state-of-the-art and the vessel is equipped with the most modern tackle available.

"Bi-Op-Sea" underwent a complete re-fit of the interior salon in 2012, installing new cabinets, countertops, carpet, and electronics.  The indoor salon is comfortable, with plenty of seating room, heating and air conditioning, a microwave, refrigerator, and private head. The Bi-Op-Sea is also equipped with a 43" flat screen TV, Blue Ray DVD player, Dish Network Satellite TV and Stereo, and I-Pod connectivity.

The fishing success of Captain Jesse and Chris is well-known.  Customer Brett Sause states: "Wow! What a day! Captain Jesse did an excellent job putting the boat on the fish and Chris, the mate, was on his game all day long and worked his butt off!"  While aboard the "Bi-Op-Sea", seasonal fish might include Yellow-Fin, Black Fin, Dolphin, Wahoo, and other big meat fish.  Also landing a nice billfish, such as Blue Marlin, White Marlin, and Sailfish is also a great possibility.

It is easy to book a trip with Captain Jesse! Give us a call here at the booking desk at 1-800-272-5199.

Capt'n Duke - Captain Duke Spencer

"Capt'N Duke" is a member of our Near Shore charter fleet. The boats fish 2-5 miles offshore and also fish in the Sound. All of our Near Shore boats carry a maximum of 6 anglers. You book either half day trips or full day trips with Near Shore charters. Captain "Duke" Spencer is the captain and is a 4th generation fisherman on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Captain Duke has over 30 years of experience fishing both the Atlantic Ocean and the North Carolina sounds. The vessel "Capt'N Duke" is a beautiful 36-foot Bruno Stillman with a Caterpillar 3126 engine. The charter cruises at a smooth 19 knots. The cabin is comfortable and roomy and is heated for comfortable late fall and winter fishing trips. Fishing the Near Shore waters with Captain Duke produces catches of Cobia, Striped Bass, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Taylor Blues, Spot, Flounder, Trout and Croaker. The vessel "Capt'N Duke" has 4 chairs in the cockpit, and is equipped with high-tech electronics to help make your fishing trip rewarding and fun. The boat is outfitted with all the tackle you will need for successful trolling and bottom fishing along with light tackle for casting. Fishing with Captain Duke is a great way to create wonderful memories for you and your fishing party. Booking a trip with "Capt'N Duke" is a simple phone call away. Give us a call at Oregon Inlet Fishing center at 1-800-272-5199 or you can book a trip on-line at

Carolinian - Captain Tony Tillett

Legendary world class sportfishing for over 50 years is the best description for Captain Tony Tillett and The Carolinian. Captain Tony Tillett is part of the Outer Banks renowned sportfishing and boatbuilding Tillett family. At the early age of nine, Captain Tony took his first fishing party to Oregon Inlet for channel bass fishing. Not too long after that, at the age of 12, Captain Tony was guiding fishing parties to the inlet himself. Captain Tony became a full-time charter captain in 1962 and began his career as captain of the Carolinian. During the past few years, Captain Tony skippered the Fin Planner in our Off Shore fleet. Beginning in 2016; however, Captain Tony has decided to shift his skills and expertise to our Near Shore charter fleet and is now, once again, the proud captain of the Carolinian. The experience and knowledge that Captain Tony possesses will definitely ensure you and your party an eventful and rewarding fishing expedition.

The Carolinian is a gorgeous 40 foot sportsfisher built by Warren O'Neal. The Carolinian is powered by 2 GM Detroit engines and has 4 relaxing chairs in the cockpit. The boat is equipped with all of the latest communication and electronic equipment, including radar. The salon is spacious and comfortable to make certain you are at ease during your ride to and from Oregon Inlet Fishing Center. As with all of our Near Shore charters, you can fish a half day or a full day on the Carolinian. Chartering a fishing trip with Captain Tony on the Carolinian will pretty much assure that you will have the fishing trip of a lifetime.

You can book The Carolinian by calling us at Oregon Inlet Fishing Center at 1-800-272-5199. You can also book your fishing excursion online at oregon-

Cast Away - Captain Dave Watkins

Outer Banks Inshore fishing is second-to-none. "Cast-Away", skippered by Captain Dave Watkins is a first-class inshore charter boat in the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center fleet. The vessel is a striking 27 foot May Craft with a 250 horsepower Yamaha engine. The "Cast-Away" is equipped with some of the finest tackle for spinning, fly fishing, baitcasting, drifting and trolling. Light tackle is most often used for fishing inshore but at times larger tackle is used when aiming for fish such as the huge Red Drum. When fishing with Captain Dave you could expect to catch speckled trout, puppy drum, red drum, blues, sharks, cobia and flounder. Captain Dave Watkins has been fishing for over 56 years and has been fishing the beautiful and exciting Outer Banks waters for over 36 years. Dave also studied at Old Dominion University. Edward Jackson says, "Hi Dave, thanks again for putting me on my first cobia! Had a good time on the boat and will be back again." Let Captain Dave take you out for some exciting fishing on "Cast-Away". "Cast-Away" is a family friendly charter and fishing the waters of the inner banks lets you enjoy calmer, yet exhilarating, waters. Booking a half day or a full day fishing trip on Cast-Away is just a phone call away. Give us a call at Oregon Inlet Fishing Center at 1-800-272-5199. You can also check the availability of Captain Dave on-line at and book your fishing excursion on-line.

Charter Boats at Oregon Inlet


D.o.a. Charters - Captain Donnie Davis

D.O.A. Captain Donnie Davis

Step aboard the “hottest” open boat sailing out of Oregon Inlet Fishing Center with Captain Donnie Davis! Captain Donnie, a career firefighter and EMT, enjoys life on the Outer Banks with his wife, Jennifer, and their children Cormac and Finnegan. Captain Donnie skippers his red boat, D.O.A., drawing on knowledge he’s gained of the local waters since arriving here more than 30 years ago. D.O.A. is a 22 foot Chris Craft center console with 200Hp Evinrude Ocean Pro Outboard. The vessel is equipped with live well, GPS navigation system, machine, and marine radio. It sports 3 kill boxes for your catch, a tower atop the T-Top for sight-fishing, and has the ability to store 19 rods, ensuring that you’ll be rigged up for whatever opportunities or conditions arise.

Your inshore sportfishing trip may take you back into the sounds or may lead you through the inlet out into the open ocean, looking for cobia, jacks, drum or anything else that will make the drag scream! Captain Donnie loves the light tackle challenge and hopes to get your adrenalin pumping by fighting your catch on the lightest tackle possible! You can expect to use a variety of techniques and tackle while you’re fishing with Captain Donnie. His goal on every trip is to make it as far from ordinary as possible, and his hope is that you’ll not only catch fish, but that you’ll leave with great memories while learning a little more about the resource that we enjoy. Captain Donnie and D.O.A. are available for half-day morning or afternoon trips or can be booked for a full-day excursion. Whatever your choice, be ready for some rod-bending action!

To schedule your inshore fishing experience of a lifetime with Captain Donnie Davis, give us a call 1-800-272-5199 or visit our website to view availability and book online!

Dream Girl - Captain Jason Snead

Dream Girl is owned by and also built by Captain Billy Baum. The Dream Girl is a 57 foot Custom Carolina with two high powered C-12 caterpillar engines. The fishing vessel cruises at a smooth 25 knot. Dream Girl is the only boat in the Oregon Inlet Fishing Fleet with a custom Tuna Tower and the boat is rigged with complete navigational, communication and electronic equipment to aid in putting you on the fish. The cabin is spacious and comfortably air conditioned for your relaxation while sailing to the Gulf Stream and back home to Oregon Inlet Fishing Center. The cockpit of Dream Girl has three fighting chairs all rigged with safety straps. The boat is fully stocked with rods and reels from spinning tackle, standup, TLD's, bailing rods and down riggers. The gear will accommodate you for casting, chunking, trolling, deep water, spreader bars and dangler baits with kites.

Captain Billy Baum retired in 2000 and in 2004 the present Captain, Captain Jason Snead, took over the helm of Dream Girl. Captain Jason Snead is a lifetime fisherman. He began as a mate and later acquired his Captain's license. Captain Jason has captained commercial and private charter boats up and down the East Coast. Captain Jason and his mate, William Howell, take pride in assuring their fishing parties have a productive, exciting and enjoyable day of fishing on the Dream Girl. Dylan Waggoner gave the following review after fishing on Dream Girl -- "Great, great, great experience! We were able to catch our limit on dolphin in about an hour and a half (60 fish), and then spent the rest of the day catching white marlin, sailfish, yellow fin tuna and wahoo. We would ABSOLUTELY book with Dream Girl and Captain Jason again".

You can book your fishing trip with Dream Girl and Captain Jason by calling the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center booking desk at 1-800-272-5199 or on our website at

Fight -N- Lady - Captain Sam Stokes

Few things can compete with the fun, challenge and beauty of fishing the beautiful deep waters of the Gulf Stream. Captain Sam Stokes and his mate, Roger Parker, of the Fight-N-Lady take pleasure in making certain your fishing trip is one that you will never forget. Captain Sam Stokes has been fishing for more than 40 years at Oregon Inlet. He began in his early teens as a mate at Oregon Inlet Fishing Center. By the age of 12 Sam was captaining his own boat and has skippered the "Fight-N-Lady" ever since. A couple of major catches include the 1987 landing of a 1,020-pound blue marlin and also a 918-pound blue marlin caught in the Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament.

The Fight-N-Lady is a 53-foot custom-built Carolina sportfisherman, built by the legendary Omie Tillett. The vessel is powered by a 1,000 horsepower Caterpillar diesel engine that cruises at a comfortable 25 knots. The relaxing salon is outfitted with air conditioning, microwave, TV, VCR, stereo and CD player. The boat also has the latest radar and navigation electronics available. Complete sets of tackle for each different type of fishing style are available to make certain no opportunity is lost. If you crave the fight of landing the fish of your dreams, give us a call here at Oregon Inlet Fishing Center and book the Fight-N-Lady and Captain Sam Stokes. Call us toll-free at 1(800) 272-5199 or book your excursion online at

Fin Planner - Captain Chris Gornell

A Custom Carolina sportfisher built by Buddy Harris and Heritage Boatworks, The "FIN PLANNER" is powered by twin Detroit engines that produce 1650 horsepower giving you a cruising speed of 28 knots. The boat is 58 feet long and features 3 air conditioners, a generator, microwave, upgraded communications equipment, a 96 mile radar and a stereo with an iPod dock and a TV. Additionally, there are EPIRB survival suits and a life raft on board. All of these features ensure a safe and comfortable trip for our clients! The "Fin Planner" is captained by Chris Gornell. Captain Chris has been fishing for a living for 18 years and has held a Captain position for 8 years. He has his 100-ton Master's License. Before taking on a Captain's role, Chris mated for Brynner Parks on the Smoker and for Ronnie Fields on the D.A. Sea. Chris's boat has had the distinct honor of being named the Top Private Boat for most billfish released and also placed in the top 3 of the Ocean City Tuna Tournament several times. Some of Chris's best days fishing include releasing a 36" White Marlin fishing out of Ocean City and releasing a 74" Sailfish while fishing out of Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Fishing has taken Captain Chris all over; from the Outer Banks to Ocean City, to Florida, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama and throughout the Caribbean. Captain Chris has won tournaments throughout the U.S. as well as in the Bahamas, Panama and Turks and Caicos. When Chris isn't on the water, he spends his time with his wife, Lauren Gornell and their daughter, Omie, who is named after Lauren's grandfather, the legendary Outer Banks fisherman, Omie Tillett. The First Mate on the Fin Planner is Danny Prettyman. Danny has been a professional mate for over a decade and has fished all over the world. Danny has fished with Captain Chris for over 3 years. Both Chris and Danny are hard working, yet easy-going. They are focused on serving your needs to make your experience on the Fin Planner truly unforgettable! Book your charter through Oregon Inlet Fishing Center at 1-800-272-5199 or online at https://www/

Fintastic - Captain Dick Harris

Step aboard the Offshore fishing vessel, "Fintastic" and let Captain Dick Harris guide you and your party to the hottest sportfishing action on the East Coast. From novice to the most seasoned anglers, Fintastic can accommodate you. Captain Dick Harris began his career as a mate with some of the most infamous captains on the East Coast. He has over 30 years experience fishing the deep-blue waters offshore and he takes pride in making sure your fishing trip gives you the thrill of a lifetime.

"Fintastic" was built by the legendary boat builder, Omie Tillett and is an oversized custom sportfisher. The boat is 55 foot and is equipped with 4 fighting chairs The extra space in the cockpit guarantees trouble-free movement during multiple hook-ups. The "Fintastic" has recently been repowered with a 1350 horsepower Caterpillar Diesel engine and sails at a relaxing 26 knots. "Fintastic" is outfitted with the most modern tackle including Shimano Tiagras and Penn International reels, which includes spinning rods to 80 class tackle and everything in between. The salon is equipped with air conditioning, microwave, advanced navigational equipment and a head. The salon is certainly roomy and relaxing. Your comfort and fishing enjoyment is a top priority for Captain Dick and he will put you right in the middle of the best Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo and Marlin fishing that you have ever experienced. You can book a fishing trip with Captain Dick on the "Fintastic" by calling us here at the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center. Our toll-free number is 1-800-272-5199. You can also book online at