Charter trips aboard the Tuna Fever can be booked this year by calling the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center at 800-272-5199 or calling Capt. Billy at home between 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM.

The Tuna Fever offers full day, offshore charters to the Gulf Stream only. Trips for the 2016 season are $2000. Credit Cards are accepted only through the Fishing Center. A $950.00 deposit will be requested at the time of booking

Charter Fishing Frequently Asked Questions

We've assembled some of our most frequently asked questions regarding our charter trips. If you can't find the answer you're looking for here, please contact us through email at or give us a call at 252-473-1097. We'll be happy to assist you and if we don't have the answer, we'll make one up!

Q: What do we need to bring with us on a fishing trip?
A: Food and beverages, suntan lotion and sunscreen (preferably lotion, not oil), sunglasses (polarized lenses if possible), cameras and plenty of film. Capt. Billy furnishes all bait and tackle.

Q: May I bring an observer along as an extra person?
A: No, US Coast Guard regulations limit the number of passengers to no more than 6 people whether they are fishing or not.

Q: What happens to the fish we catch?
A: All fish caught on the Tuna Fever are the property of the charter clients. However, we must comply with all rules and regulations of the NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service). Specific size, bag limits and release regulations apply according to the various species.

Q: Are fish cleaning services available?
A: Yes, experienced fish cleaners are available to clean and bag your catch upon your return to the dock. The boys will clean your fish for a minimal fee.

Q: If I catch a trophy fish, how do I make arrangements to mount it?
A: Capt. Billy can take care of ordering a mount for you.

Q: What is a customary tip for the Mate?
A: Mates depend on tips to augment their income. As a general rule, tip like you would in a restaurant 15% to 20% of the charter price, more or less depending on the service.

Q: Can we buy beer the morning of our trip?
A: North Carolina law prohibits the sale of alcohol before 10:00 AM daily and Noon on Sundays. Buy your refreshments the night before your trip (before Midnight!).

Q: What about Dramamine and other seasickness inhibitors?
A: Pills and patches do make a difference for some fishermen. We advise that you take any medication on a full stomach the night before your trip. This allows the medication to enter your bloodstream rather than upset a morning stomach. Same with the patch, allow your body the time to adjust to the medication.