Carolina Explorer Fishing Charters

Fishing Boats in Surf City /Topsail Beach

Topsail Beach

Carolina Explorer offers ocean and freshwater fishing trips in the Topsail Island/Surf City Area. Our customer fishing charters are made to accommodate everyone from the seeking out trophy fishes to just having a great, fun fishing experience.

Charter Fishing Boats Wrightsville Beach

Wrightsville Beach

Our captains are specialized in inshore and coastal fishing trips. Carolina Explorer offers ocean and freshwater fishing trips in the New Hanover County/Wilmington Area.

Charter Fishing in Carolina Beach

Carolina Beach

Carolina Explorer offers ocean and freshwater fishing trips in the Carolina Beach Area. The goal of each of our fishing charters is to have a great time, whether that means catching delicious fish or just catch and release!

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 [...]


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. [...]


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 [...]



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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