Southern Run Fishing Charters

12 reviews
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Have a fun and memorable experience with a great crew aboard Southern Run Fishing Charters! You won’t know where to head first when it comes to fishing in Willmington, but Captain Ben Morris specializes in epic offshore adventures. He’ll do his best to put anglers of all skill levels on the big fish!

Your vessel for the day is a 31’ Cape Horn center console that can fit up to 6, but for comfort reasons the ideal is 4 customers . She’s a dry, fast and very comfortable boat with great seating and plenty of room to relax during a long day of fishing. This smooth ride gets you to the fish fast, increasing your fishing time and productivity.

Light line trolling is a recipe for success when it comes to hooking nearshore species like Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, and Bonita. On longer offshore trips you’ll also have your shot at Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi and the occasional Blue or White Marlin. In this range, bottom fishing for Grouper, Snapper, and delicious Seabass is super productive too! No bottom fishing for groups larger than 4.

All of your gear, including top-notch rods, reels, and tackle are waiting on board when you arrive. Capt. Ben is also happy to clean and fillet your catch at the end of the trip for easy transport home. What you will want to bring are any drinks and snacks you’d like to enjoy, as well as sun protection.

Hop on board for some of North Carolina’s finest fishing with Southern Run Fishing Charters!



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  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Gulf stream
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Jun 5
    $1,500
    price breakdown
    $1,500
    The most offshore of them all, you'll head 60 miles out to the edge of the clear blue waters in Gulf stream. Here you'll troll for some of the largest and hardest fighting fish North Carolina has to offer including Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi and an occasional Blue or White Marlin. Mahi Mahi fishing is especially productive in late April to early May. For Wahoo and Blackfin be sure to head down from October through to the end of winter. Pack lots of snacks and drinks to keep you going.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,100
    price breakdown
    $1,100
    Explore even deeper waters, 45 miles out, where the possibilities are endless! You'll troll for Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, and Sailfish before checking out productive offshore wrecks in deeper water. Here you'll find a variety of species including Amberjack, Cobia, and the occasional African Pompano. Bottom fishing for Grouper, Snapper, and big Seabass in this range is also awesome. Pack ample drinks and snacks to keep you going and don't forget the sun protection!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:45 AM
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
    The 8-hour trip involves exploring a 30-mile range into waters that are teeming with big fish! You'll go light line trolling for King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, and Sailfish. You'll also check out nearby offshore wrecks that are usually full of fish that are very fun to drift fish for! End it off with some good bottom fishing for Grouper, Snapper, and delicious Seabass. All of your gear is provided, just bring enough drinks and snacks to keep you going all day.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:45 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    The productive offshore waters in Willmington are where the action is! You'll fish within a 20-mile range on this epic 6-hour morning adventure, mainly trolling for King Mackerel and Mahi Mahi. Plus there's always a chance to hook the occasional Sailfish! All of your gear is provided, just be sure to bring ample drinks, snacks, and sun protection.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Explore the productive offshore waters in Willmington on this epic 6-hour trip! You'll spend the afternoon trolling for the likes of Kingfish and Mahi Mahi, and even the occasional Sailfish if the conditions are right! No need to worry about gear or live bait – that's all taken care of. Just bring enough snacks and drinks to keep you going and don't forget the sunscreen!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:15 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Explore the productive nearshore waters in Willmington on this 4-hour afternoon trip. If trolling is your game you'll go after a variety of species including Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, and Bonita. You'll finish off by drifting for Sharks! No need to worry about gear – that's all taken care off, all you'll want to bring are snacks and drinks to enjoy.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:45 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Head out bright and early for a 4-hour nearshore fishing adventure! You'll combine trolling and drift fishing for an exciting day of targeting Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish and Bonita, and Big Shark. In the fall months, there's also plenty of King Mackerel to hook. All of your gear is included, just be sure to pack any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
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About the Captain

Ben Morris
Wilmington, Carolina del Norte, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
19 Fishing Reports
12 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since Enero 2020
I've loved fishing ever since I was old enough to hold a rod. I started doing it as a career at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center at age 19, working my way up from mate to Captain quickly. I captained for 4 years out of Ocean Isle and worked on boats down in the Keys for a year. I then mated on Whipsaw Charters out of Wrightsville Beach for 2 years in the summer and would work again for the Ocean Isle Fishing Center in the winters, during Bluefin Tuna season. Fishing is my passion, I go to work every day looking forward to being able to do what I love and meet new people. To me, there is no better feeling than a day out on the water!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)

Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Cape Horn (Center console) originally built in 2019. Powered by 2 350HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
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First day offshore with Captain Ben!
First day offshore with Captain Ben!
First day offshore with Captain Ben!
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Caleb H.
United States
 5.00
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Wahoo Trip with Capt. Morris

Marzo 9, 2020
Had a fantastic day on the water with Ben, caught our limit of wahoo by noon and continued to catch and release them well into...
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Jose S.
Durham, North Carolina
 5.00
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6hr trip w/ Captain Ben and Austin

VERIFIED   Julio 6, 2020
Had a great time today with Ben and Austin! Fish were slow to bite early in the morning but picked up as we got closer to lunch...
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Roanoke, VA
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First day offshore with Captain Ben!

VERIFIED   NEW  Julio 25, 2020
Captain Ben worked his tail off to put us on some fish. He was great with the kids, enthusiastic, encouraging, and very professional....
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Zack C.
Wilmington, North Carolina
 5.00
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Gulf Stream Trip with Capt. Ben Morris!

Marzo 29, 2020
I highly recommend Captain Ben Morris for a fishing charter! He took my girlfriend and I out on our first gulf steam trip where...
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Jeff G.
Wilmington, North Carolina
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Amazing day with Captain Ben

VERIFIED   Julio 6, 2020
Down to Earth, Fun, Clean boat, and knowledgeable. Captain Ben and crew were just AMAZING and did everything they could to...
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Fishing Reports

8 kings and a Mahi

July 14, 2020

We were able to boat 8 kings and had many more that were eaten by barracudas, along with a nice Mahi and some Vermillion Snapper Read Full Report →


Red Snapper Season

July 10, 2020

With a very short season on American Red Snapper we were able to run out and get our limit within minutes and be in by lunch time! Read Full Report →