Reel Cranky Charters

Reel Cranky Charters specializes in nearshore and offshore fishing in North Carolina. Captain Steven cannot wait to get you, your friends, family, or fishing buddies on the water!

Join Reel Cranky Charters for a fun day out. Troll the nearshore waters up to 10 miles out for Bluefish, King Mackerel, and Spanish Mackerel. Bottom fish for Seabass, Grouper, Pink Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, Jack Almaco, Triggerfish, Porgy, and many reef species within the 25 miles from the shore. Or head up to 40 miles out and combine both!

Explore the Atlantic Ocean aboard the “Reel Cranky”. She is a 2016 24’ Robalo center console with a single 300 HP Yama outboard engine. The Reel Cranky is outfitted with tastes navigational electronics and other professional accessories. There is plenty of space aboard for up to five anglers to fish in comfort and style. Plus, there is a toilet - a much-needed thing when spending your day on the water.

All trips come with quality rods, reels, tackle, bait, and lures. You won’t have to worry about getting a license either, the captain got you covered. Just bring your own food and drinks, and step onboard!

Whether you want to have a go at bottom fishing or test yourself in trolling, your captain will work hard to make sure you learn a thing or two and have a productive and memorable day on the water. Reel Cranky Charters is your best choice for an ultimate Atlantic fishing experience!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $850
    up to 6 persons
    This trip combines the full and half day and lets us get out a little further (up to 30 miles out) to get into deeper water where there are a lot more fish! Target Seabass, Snapper, Grouper, King Mackerel, and many more. Trolling can be areanged
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is 5 hours but we will be going out to 15 miles from shore. Trolling or bottom fishing customers preference. Things you will have an opportunity to catch are, Grouper, Snapper, Sea Bass, king Mackeral and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Offshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    Same as the morning trip just leaving at 2pm. Troll for Spanish, kings, cobia, amberjack and more
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 15
    $500
    up to 6 persons
    Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, ETC. great for the youngsters or the family looking for an economical trip
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 15
    $500
    up to 6 persons
    On this afternoon trip, you'll be trolling for Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Albacore, and Bonito. This trip is great fun for the whole family, so bring your youngsters along and have an unforgettable day on the water.
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About the Captain

Steven Davis
Topsail Beach, Carolina del Norte, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
32 Fishing Reports
21 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since Mayo 2017
I am a retired United States Marine that has been fishing off the coast of North Carolina for over 10 years. My father got me into fishing as a young boy in the State of Michigan, there we fished for King Salmon and Walleye. I have to say I became a fisherman because of my dad and was hooked the first time I went. I moved to NC in 1996 and started fishing offshore and have to tell you I have been hooked on it ever since.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bluefish Bluefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

Jack (Almaco) Jack (Almaco)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Snapper (Pink) Snapper (Pink)

Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Robalo (Center console) originally built in 2018. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

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
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging
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

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
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.92
out of 5 stars from 20 reviews
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Afternoon Nearshore with Mark and Matt
4 hour near shore with Cap. Mark and Matt  Aug 2, \u201819
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Janet K.
Sanford, NC
 5.00
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4 hour near shore with Cap. Mark and Matt Aug 2, ‘19

VERIFIED   Agosto 1, 2019
My family of 5, 3 boys ,17-22, had a wonderful experience with these guys. Captain Steve was wonderful with all communication...
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Cara W.
Richlands, North Carolina
 5.00
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Afternoon Nearshore with Mark and Matt

VERIFIED   Agosto 2, 2019
We had a fantastic experience with Reel Cranky.  Boat was beautiful.  Equipment was top notch and our crew was fantastic...
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Jason L.
Hampstead, North Carolina
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3/4-day Cranky Reel

VERIFIED   Julio 2, 2019
The Owner, Steve was very personable and friendly, as well as Captain Joe & big-Matt. Can’t expect great weather...
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Julie N.
Edgerton, WI
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Made memories.

VERIFIED   Julio 30, 2019
We did a 5 hour trip with Martin and Matt and caught a lot of snapper, a mackerel and a few others. We were busy hauling in...
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Daniel P.
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Half day with Captain Steve

VERIFIED   Junio 24, 2019
Captain Steve and mate Cal were great! It was like going fishing with a couple of friends. They took us right to the fish and...
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