Gone Coastal Charters

55 reviews
In demand!

Gone Coastal Charters do all they can to make every day on these North Carolina waters a good one! Captain James Gavin grew up with a rod in his hand, and he’ll do his best to make sure your day on the water is as productive as possible.

The fishing adventure begins the moment you step onto their boat – a brand new 30’ Egret 306 boat. This versatile craft can cater for whatever activity you want to take part in the water, from fishing to pleasure cruising to water skiing. There is plenty of space and seating on board for up to 6 anglers.

You’ll be using top-quality custom rods, and there is usually a choice of conventional and spinning gear depending on how you prefer to fish. Capt. James will have either live bait or artificial lures for you to hook the perfect catch. He’ll be happy to clean and fillet your catch for you so that you can get it straight to the table upon your return.

Fishing trips are always adapted to what the customer wants to achieve. There’s a variety of species you can target depending on how far out you’d like to go. You can fish inshore for Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, and Flounder, or nearshore for Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Sea Bass, and Cobia. Head offshore to target Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Sailfish.

Kids are more than welcome on board, so bring your family on a nice fishing adventure and make some great new memories. They leave from either Wrightsville Beach or Hampstead boat ramps, so contact your captain for more information.

Join Gone Coastal Charters, and explore the beautiful deep waters off the coast of North Carolina!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Offshore/Bluewater
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Spend a full day fishing the offshore waters, heading out even up to 15-35 miles off the coast. Your main targets for the day will be Sailfish, Cobia, and Mahi Mahi.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Offshore/Bluewater
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    You'll head out offshore, up to 35 miles if necessary. Get ready for some serious deep sea fishing, where you'll mainly target Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and Amberjack.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Nearshore
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    If you want to take the maximum time for catching nearshore species, this is the trip for you. You'll go up to 10 miles off the coast and target Grouper, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, and many more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Spend 6 hours fishing in the nearshore area, up to 10 miles off the coast. This trip is based on the weather for the best fishing. Your main targets will be Seabass, Black Drum, Kingfish, Spotted Seatrout, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Nearshore fishing up to 10 Miles. You'll mostly target Black Drum, Kingfish, Redfish, and many more. In order to make the most of the time we have in the area, we will fish depending on the weather on the day.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip (Sab, Dom)
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Nearshore fishing up to 10 Miles. You can fish inshore for Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, and Flounder, or nearshore for Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Sea Bass, and Cobia. In order to make the most of the time we have, we will fish depending on the weather on the day.
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About the Captain

James Gavin
Wrightsville Beach, Carolina del Norte, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
55 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since Enero 2016
Capt. James Gavin grew up fishing the ponds and creeks of Upstate New York. As he matured, work and travel led him from the shores of the Atlantic to the islands of Hawaii, and wherever he went he would follow the fish. Once Capt. James earned his USCG Master's Captain License he moved to North Carolina and has spent the last few years there learning and enjoying the waters near Wilmington.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Sailfish Sailfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Seabass (White) Seabass (White)
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Egret 306 (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 350HP Volvo Diesel engine.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.62
out of 5 stars from 55 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Slaying the Drum like we were John Bonham
Slaying the Drum like we were John Bonham
Slaying the Drum like we were John Bonham
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
71%
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Scott P.
Asheboro, North Carolina
 5.00
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Full day with Capt. James

VERIFIED   Octubre 19, 2019
We went out with a tropical storm approaching so it was a bit rough. It started off slow trolling, but picked up with bottom...
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Richard G.
Mooresville, North Carolina
 5.00
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Full day blue water trip

VERIFIED   Julio 16, 2019
Captain Jim was excellent..!!! We will be booking with him 2 days next year instead of wasting $ on other charters for sure..!!!...
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Alana R.
Sanford, North Carolina
 5.00
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Half Day Trip With Captain Jim

VERIFIED   Julio 13, 2019
My fiancé and I had the best experience with Captain Jim! We did the half day morning trip. We enjoyed how much Captain Jim...
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Robin O.
Palmer, AK
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Slaying the Drum like we were John Bonham

VERIFIED   Octubre 29, 2019
Jim put us right on top of big Red Drum up to 42” from the beginning to the end of our 3/4 day trip. Interspersed between...
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Eric R.
Durham, NC
 5.00
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Full day near shore

VERIFIED   Octubre 21, 2019
Captain Jim did a great job. He took us to a spot he knows for red drums. The boat caught 13 red drums. 10 of them were 40...
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