Whether you have been with us before or this would be your first charter, you will not want to miss this experience! On these trips, we show ya’ll how shrimp and/or crabs, as well as some fish, are caught using the age old method of net trawling.
Once we get the net set out, there is some free time, while we are trawling, to look for dolphins and watch for other area wildlife, while enjoying the view of our beautiful Outer Banks from the water! When its time to haul back, be ready for Captain Russell and Mate Mike’s usual shenanigans! They will keep you smiling while also putting you to work for your fresh dinner catch, just maybe with a little friendly family competition! When its time to caul up the table, we will show you how to handle the catch, what needs to be released back into the water to grow bigger for another day, and about the different species caught, well with a few more shenanigans of course! Everything we catch that is legal size is yours to keep!
Please keep in mind, shrimping is seasonal and they tend to show up around mid June and will hang around through November, weather dependent Crabs are usually plentiful in May and June and will start to fall off later in the Summer. Feel free to call Captain Russell or Holly to discuss potential catch during your time here on the OBX. (252) 202-8546 or (252)305-8862.
We offer 2, 4, 6 and 8 hours for this Charter. The 4 hour trip is the most common trip booked. 4 hours gives the Captain time to relocate if necessary to provide a better catch, shrimp move around sometimes within a few hours, they could be in one spot that morning and somewhere else by lunch time. The 2 hour trip is good for the experience but it is difficult to guarantee a decent catch on this trip, as we only have time for one trawl. The 6 hour trip is great for stocking up fresh seafood for the whole week, as well as just spending more time with your family and the fresh air on the water! The 8 hour trips are booked most by visitors and locals when the shrimp season is hot and people have intentions of catching enough shrimp to stock their freezers for the coming year!
We will recommend a few local businesses, upon request, that will steam your crabs for you if needed, as well as vacuum seal and flash freeze your shrimp for the trip home if necessary.
We look forward to meeting you and giving you the best hands-on family, educational, fun experience we can! Reviews can be found on our Facebook page, our Google page and Trip Advisor! Thank you for considering a trip with Grandpa’s Charter! Please don’t hesitate to give us a call if you have any questions, we truly enjoy chatting with folks and showing everyone about our way of life here on the water.
2, 4, 6, or 8 Hours
2 Hours= $300
Book 2 Hour Trip
4 Hours= $500
Book 4 Hour Trip
6 Hours = $800
Book 6 Hour Trip
8 Hours = $1100
Book 8 Hour Trip
You will be charged a 25% deposit today only, the remainder will be due at the time of departure. Please proceed to final check out page to reserve your spot.
Seasonality: (5/1 – 10/31)