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


Having fished offshore for the last 15 years on private as well as charter boats I have seen a lot of approaches and was totally impressed by the experience that Billy and his first mate Steve treated us to. The day started out with Billy asking us what we wanted to catch (we said Mahi and he said he could do that). Then as we made our way out to the fishing grounds Steve got things rigged up and told us about what he was doing and gave us some tips on fighting the fish and how to catch the gaffer Mahi on the pitch rods (soooo much fun!!!!). When we started fishing we got into a few fish right away (nice gaffers) but things dried up after 20-30 min so Billly went to work finding better water and he found a temperature break that held plenty of gaffer mahi and a sprinkling of tuna (just enough for sushi). When the mayhem started we all had a great time and Steve and Billy worked as a team to keep us on the fish until we were beat, we couldn't reel anymore and we asked him to call it a day (41 gaffers and 3 fat tunas and no room in the box). The experience was awesome, to look behind the boat and see 10-20 large Mahi darting around just looking for the next pitch bait, it was a real adrenaline rush and the whole time Steve and Billy kept things organized with baits in the water and lines un-crossed, it was pure brilliance. They made the trip excellent from all perspectives, they were thoughtful, considerate, pleasant, taught us about what they were doing to find and catch the fish and just knew their craft so well that it was a great day from every perspective. I just wanted to pass this complement along because there are many good fisherman in the world but very few great ones like Steve and Billy. We will be back. Thankyou, Galen H Fisher and crew from Richmond VA