Carolina Explorer is a top-rated Fishing Charter provider in North Carolina, running charters off of Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach, and Topsail Island

Carolina Explorer Fishing Charters

Welcome to Carolina Explorer Fishing Charters. Capt. Robert specializes in inshore and coastal fishing trips. The Carolina Explorer is a 24ft Mako bay boat with a 225hp Mercury 4-stroke engine, Minn-Kota trolling motor, and all USCG safety gear. The boat has lots of room for fishing and a top for shade.

The goal of every fishing charter is to have a great time and put tasty fish in your cooler. If you prefer to catch and release, that is o.k. too! Captain Robert can accomodate everyone from the serious angler looking for that special trophy fish to a family looking for a great charter fishing experience.

A custom fishing charter on the Carolina Explorer is a great way to have fun on the NC beaches with friends, family, and children. We serve Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach, Kure Beach, Topsail Beach, Bald Head Island, and Southport. Call 910-264-1807 and book your fishing charter today.



Inshore Fishing Charters

Inshore Fishing Charters take place in the intracoastal waterway, salt marshes, and tidal creeks behind Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach, Topsail Beach, and the Cape Fear River. We can cast lures, troll, or bottom fish with live bait, for a variety of inshore fish on your Carolina Beach fishing charter. The light fishing tackle makes landing these fish a thrill anyone can enjoy.

Bait, ice, fishing license and tackle is provide on your Wrightsville Beach or Carolina Beach fishing charter. If there is a specific fish you want to target or just the hottest charter fishing action, let me know so we can customize your next Carolina Beach inshore fishing charter or Wrightsville Beach inshore fishing charter.

Fish

Flounder, Redfish, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, Gray Trout, Bluefish, Striped Bass, whiting, Spot, Sharks, and Croaker.

Trips

Bait, Ice, Fishing license, and Tackle are included on your Carolina Beach fishing charter or Wrightsville Beach fishing charter. All you need to bring are food, drinks, a small cooler, a great attitude, and sun screen.

Prices

  • 1-3 people 4hrs $300
  • 1-3 people 5hrs $350
  • 1-3 people 6hrs $400

Add a 4th person for $50.00. I will carry up to 5 people, if its a family with small children.

A fish cleaning service is available on your Carolina Beach fishing charter or Wrightsville Beach fishing charter. All trips require a $100.00 deposit to reserve your Carolina Beach fishing charter or Wrightsville Beach fishing charter. Visa and Master Card accepted.

Carolina Beach Coastal Fishing Charters

Carolina Beach Coastal Fishing Charters will take place .5 miles to 5 miles off Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach, Topsail Beach, or Southport. There are a lot of hard fighting game fish just outside Carolina Beach inlet and Wrightsville Beach inlet. We can troll, cast, or bottom fish depending on what fish we are targeting on your coastal Carolina Beach or Wrightsville Beach fishing charter. The excitement of seeing a fish hit your lure, fly, or live bait is incredible.

Bait, ice, fishing license, and tackle are provided on your fishing charter. The light fishing tackle provides the angler a challenge and thrill of a lifetime. If you have a specific fish you want to catch or are looking for the hottest charter fishing action, let me know so we can customize your next Carolina Beach NC coastal fishing charter or Wrightsville Beach NC coastal fishing charter.

Fish

Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Bonito, Cobia, Red Drum, Flounder, Gray Trout, Big Sharks,and Black Sea Bass.

Trips

Bait, Ice, Fishing License, and Tackle are included on your Carolina Beach fishing charter or Wrightsville Beach fishing charter. All you need to bring are food, drinks, a small cooler, a great attitude, and sun screen.

Prices

  • 1-3 people 4hrs $300
  • 1-3 people 5hrs $350
  • 1-3 people 6hrs $400

Add a 4th person for $50.00. I will carry up to 5 people, if its a family with small children.

A fish cleaning service is available on your Carolina Beach fishing charter or Wrightsville Beach fishing charter. All trips require a $100.00 deposit to reserve your Carolina Beach fishing charter or Wrightsville Beach fishing charter. Visa and Master Card accepted.

Fishing Report

CarolinaExplorer 4-4 fishing report: Red drum, whiting, black drum, and sharks. Great inshore and near shore action.

Hello everyone, It has been a long cold winter and I am glad to see some warmer temperatures, and so are the fish. Inshore we have had steady action with the red drum. We have been casting gulp on 1/4 ounce jig heads or using cut shrimp and mud minnows. This action has been fun [...]

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12-10 CarolinaExplorer Fishing Report: We are still catching fish and having fun!! Red drum, black drum, Small specks and whiting.. Call 910-264-1807 and book your fishing trip today!!

Hello everyone, Sorry for the long delay in reports. I have been catching fish and having way too much fun. The red drum are biting and in their typical winter pattern. We are catching them on gulp baits, live mud minnows and fres shrimp.  We just fish from spot to spot until we find them. [...]

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CarolinaExplorer 10-22 fishing report: FALL FISHING IS HERE. Red drum, speckled trout, flounder, grey trout, blues, spanish, and many more, Call 910-264-1807 and book your fishing charter today!!!

Hello everyone. We have been catching lots of fish and having a great time on the water. Inshore the speckled trout are biting jigs, mirro-lures, and live bait.. We have been catching a few flounder and red drum as well.  Just off the beach the grey trout are biting jigs and live bait. The flounders [...]

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Captains

Captain Robert Schoonmaker, charter captain and fishing guide

Captain Robert Schoonmaker is a full time charter captain and fishing guide. He takes pride in making his clients comfortable and putting them on fish. Captain Robert operates the longest running light tackle fishing guide service on Carolina Beach. Having charter fished for 15yrs, he knows what it takes to give you and your family a fun and professional fishing charter. Turn your fishing dreams into reality and call Capt. Robert at 910 264 1807.


Captain Charlie 'Lost Boy' Schoonmaker has over 45 years of local knowledge and experience fishing

Captain Charlie "Lost Boy" Schoonmaker has been a lifelong resident of North Carolina. Growing up on the rivers, lakes, and shores of North Carolina has given Charlie experience in all water sports from freshwater canoeing to deep "bluewater" fishing. Having commercially fished as well as sport fished, the "Lost Boy" has seen all aspects of the ocean world and he can appreciate each complete & varied area of the fishing and water community. Charlie has over 45 years of local knowledge and experience fishing the Beautiful Southeastern Coast of North Carolina (SENCLAND). He is your perfect Native South Eastern North Carolina Fishing Guide and Charter Captain.

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