Charter Booking and FAQ

Charter Booking Form

Frequently Asked Questions

A: All of Sharky's OBX charter fishing boats have what is called a blanket license. This license covers every one fishing on board the vessel. However if you are going to fish on the beach or some other places you will need one for that.
A: Food, beverages, sunscreen, sunglasses (polarized lenses if possible), cameras and plenty of film. You may want to bring along a small cooler to take your beverages on the boat. Please keep your large cooler in your vehicle to take your catch home. Your captain furnishes all bait and tackle.
A: No, US Coast Guard regulations limit the number of passengers to no more than 6 people, whether they are fishing or not.
A: Our Captains and Mates are trained professionals. Sport fishing is not their hobby, it is their chosen profession. While we constantly produce fine catches there are never any guarantees in fishing. However, the waters off the Carolina coast are famous for their bountiful catches.
A: You will be able to keep all edible fish that comply with the legal size and creel limits.
A: Yes, experienced fish cleaners are available to clean and bag your catch upon your return to the dock. They will clean your fish for a reasonable fee. Please note - All fish caught during a make-up trip are to go to the fish cleaner. The cleaning bill, as well as the catch is equally divided among the party.
A: Mates are the hardest working guy on a fishing charter and depend on tips to augment their income. As a general rule please tip like you would in a restaurant 15% - 20% of the charter price. Consider more or less depending on the service you received.
A: North Carolina law prohibits the sale of alcohol before 7:00 AM daily and Noon on Sundays. There is a Ship's Store at the marina that stocks just about anything you will need for a day on the water.
A: A deposit is due within 10 days of making a reservation. Trips may be cancelled due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances at the discretion of the Captain. Every effort will be made to inform parties traveling to fish with us of possible bad weather. Your Party is expected to be at the dock ready to fish, unless otherwise notified. Trips must be cancelled prior to two weeks of fish date in order to receive deposit refund. Cancellations due to weather will be rescheduled or a full refund will be issued. Please remember we may need to contact you so give us a local number or a cell phone. If there are any special needs that you may require before or during the trip please contact us, we will do what we can to accommodate you.
A. In order to help assure that we can assist you with your charter needs no matter what the circumstance, Sharky's has a working relationship with boats from all major Outer Banks marinas. We serve visitors in all the northern Outer Banks cities including Wanchese, Manteo, Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Southern Shores, Duck and Corolla which fish in the areas around Oregon Inlet. We can also help you arrange makeup charters in Hatteras, Virginia Beach and Ocean City, MD.