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!

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This is probably the highest compliment that can be paid to any Captain, Mate and boat. It is not from me personally but I am repeating it for you to seriously consider when selecting a "off shore" boat trip. We had a literal huge day catching fish until the TUNA FEVER was stopped by the Coast Guard for a spot check boarding at sea. OMG I am telling you we got boarded by the CG 37 miles off shore. The compliment comes from the Coast Guard Officer after the spot check boarding. The Captain had all the papers in order. The safety Equipment was in perfect shape. The CG officer noted there were more life jackets than necessary. The Captain said to the CG officer "Sometimes we get a boat load of children and they need a range of child size life jackets". As a grand pa of 6 grand kids that simple honest quote choked me up. I sat inside and watched everything that happened. The CG were total business serious professionals. Everything was ship shape, every thing in order, extra safety equip for kids. The CG officer complimented the Captain and then gave him a Gold colored document that he called a "GOOD as GOLD" certificate. The Tuna Fever Captain can show that if they are boarded for any CG inspection for the next half year. It is an outstanding rating, the highest a ship can achieve. Please note this CG Boarding was after labor day, after a long hard busy season when just maybe there might have been some small issues needing to be corrected. The "GOOD as GOLD" document says more about the TUNA FEVER and the Captain than any of the many "thank you we had a fun day" letters you may read. This retired College Prof has decided TUNA FEVER is my favorite. Sure, we caught a boat load of TUNA that day but best of all I learned the TUNA FEVER is "GOOD AS GOLD". Thank you Captain. Thank you,and May God bless you and send you on many fruitful fishing days and glorious calm seas. Lou Szari Richmond Virginia