Welcome to Tuna Fever Charters

The best offshore sportfishing guide service in all of North Carolina! Tuna, dolphin, wahoo, blue marlin, white marlin and sailfish can all be yours this season and we're going to show you how to catch ‘em! Join us this season for the personal attention and professionalism you, your family and your clients deserve on an air-conditioned Carolina Boat. Here on the World Wide Web, the crew of the Tuna Fever has offered up a taste of our charter adventures from Oregon Inlet. Within these pages, we will introduce you to the sportfishing season from the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, Captain Billy Maxwell, deckhand Steven Hall, and the 56-foot fully equipped Tuna Fever. The crew of the Tuna Fever is here to help you get the most out of your fishing experiences on the Outer Banks, so please let us know how we're doing. You can email Capt. Billy at billy@tunafever.com or call us direct at 252/473-1097. Enjoy the site and come see us again soon!

Current Fishing Report and Photo Gallery


It was that time - third fishing reunion for a few fraternity brothers from across the country.  We appreciate the heads-up early in the week regarding Saturday's potential fowl weather and giving us the opportunity to fish Friday.  Flights landed late Thursday in Richmond and despite having less than 3 hours of sleep that night, we arrived at the docks with a high level of energy and a large cooler filled with our favorite beverages to quench the thirst and fuel the enthusiasm.  We had a great time chatting with Billy, First Mate, while the fish decided they would pass on breakfast.  He is a first rate guy all around and as he proved later in the day - very experienced and dedicated to his tasks.  Kudos to you as well.  After little luck trying waters down south, you tasted the wind and headed north and found warmer waters.  Soon thereafter we hooked and released an approximately 250 lb blue fin that kept everyone busy for about 2.5 hours (the fish was over 72 inches which required the release).  Not a second after the release, the lines were back in the water and we hooked another big fish.  There is no substitute for an experienced First Mate - this fish was battling back and forth across the stern of the boat before Billy struck with a perfect gaff.  Over the back and into the box it went - approx. 177 lb blue fin and 80 lbs of sushi.  Landing this large fish after another 2.5 hour battle made our day.  Fish or no fish, we all were all impressed with your experience and professionalism, as well as your desire to make our day memorable.  We will definitely book with you next year and look forward to it! -Bill