Beaufort Charters

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime with Beaufort Charters, fishing the deep blue waters offshore for an all-star cast of pelagic predators, including Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna. Add a who’s who of reef species to the menu, and you are in for a fishing trip like you have never had before.

Beaufort, NC, is an amazing place to get out on the water. It has the closest deep sea drop-off of the entire East Coast, plummeting to bare bedrock just 50 miles from the dock. Who better to fish this with than a captain with over 30 years of experience in the local waters?

Captain Daniel Varner has over 30 years of local experience and works with his clients before each trip to make sure they get exactly what they are after. He aims to give you nothing less than the best offshore fishing experience of your life.

Beaufort Charters fishes aboard the “Sea Grappler,” which was custom built in 2008. Measuring 32 feet, she can easily accommodate 6 anglers, and her powerful Cummins engine gives her the speed to take you to the offshore fishing grounds, fast.

The Sea Grappler also features a full spread of outriggers and downriggers, so you can target multiple species at once. When you get hooked up, her fighting chair will give you the upper hand against your target fish. All the tackle on board the boat is tournament grade. Get ready for a showdown with the biggest and meanest the Atlantic Ocean can throw at you!

Captain Dan and his crew are known for their dedication on the water, so don’t forget to bring a tip for their hard work. 15-20% is industry standard. It’s not every day you get put on fish like these!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 10
    $500
    up to 6 persons
    Near shore trip in search of a huge range of top water favorites, such as Cobia (May), Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, False Albacore, King Mackerel and more. We usually target whatever the hot bite has been, but can tailor the trip to the fisherman's wishes.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 10
    $500
    up to 6 persons
    Spend the afternoon offshore fishing for an amazing mix of pelagic species. Near shore trip in search of a huge range of top water favorites, such as Cobia (May), Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, False Albacore, King Mackerel and more. We usually target whatever the hot bite has been, but can tailor the trip to the fisherman's wishes.

About the Captain

Daniel Varner
Beaufort, Carolina del Norte, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
9 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since Mayo 2017
Captain Daniel Varner has over 30 years of experience fishing the local waters for the amazing mix of big game pelagics which inhabit the cold, blue depths offshore. Every charter and every group is unique to Captain Dan, and he will pull out all the stops to make sure that this is the trip you will look back on in 50 years and smile!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Sailfish Sailfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Custom Built Boat (Flybridge) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 450HP Cummins diesel engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 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
Catch and Release Mandatory

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

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Customer Reviews

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4.96
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Dale H.
Hubert, NC
 5.00
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   Mayo 25, 2019
Had a great time with captain Dan and Mike!!
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David B.
Mocksville, NC
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   Mayo 25, 2019
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Phil M.
Durham, NC
 5.00
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Half Day trip with captain Dan and Jim

VERIFIED   Junio 6, 2018
Great experience especially for first timers! Really nice guys who taught us a lot and kept the fishing fun!
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Mike G.
Homer, NY
 5.00
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Half day with Captain Dan

VERIFIED   Julio 5, 2018
Awesome day got on Spanish Mackerel. Boat and crew are excellent. Will go again.
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Brian P.
Wilmington, NC
 5.00
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   Mayo 26, 2018
Great Capt. and mate. Highly suggests this charter. Great day of fishing with good people.
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