Answers to Your Fishing Charter Questions

IMPORTANT: We are now taking bookings for WEEKENDS in 2023!

Get answers to all your Crystal Coast fishing charter questions here.

What does your charter services include?
Blanket fishing license (everyone is covered by this license, so no need to purchase individual licenses)
Bait (live and/or dead, depending on target species)
All rods, reels and terminal tackle
Ice (for your refreshments and your catch)
Fish cleaning
Drinking water

What should I bring?
Sun screen
Drinks (water is provided)
A cooler in your vehicle to take home your catch
Weather-appropriate clothing

How many guests are allowed on each charter?
We can accommodate a maximum of 6 people per charter.

Are kids allowed?
Kids are welcome on our charter fishing trips.

What about tipping?
Yes, a 15%-20% tip is customary.

What SHOULDN’T I bring?
Please do not bring glass bottles. Alcoholic beverages are permitted but we ask that you drink responsibly; a charter can be cut short at the captain’s discretion.

Do you need a deposit?
Yes, we need a $100 deposit to secure your booking or a $200 deposit for Full Day and Gulf Stream charters; no refunds within 15 days of the trip. Payment is expected on the day of your charter.

What payment types do you accept?
We accept cash and any card type accepted through Square (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB, or UnionPay logo). A 4% processing fee will be added if paying by card.

Do you provide fish cleaning?
Yes, fish cleaning is included in the price of your charter.

What about weather cancellations?
You will get a full refund if your charter is cancelled due to weather and the trip can not be rescheduled.

What about other cancellations?
You will get a full refund if cancelled by the captain and the trip can not be rescheduled. If you cancel within 15 days of your booking date, your deposit will not be refunded.

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Nearshore Charters

Live Baiting, Bottom Fishing

Capt. Josh Henderson holding a large Spanish Mackerel caught on one of his charter fishing trips.

With Liquid Fire Sportfishing’s nearshore Crystal Coast fishing charters, you can catch a wide array of species including Flounder, Red Drum, nearshore Spanish Mackerel and King Mackerel, bottom fish such as Gag Grouper and Black Sea Bass and so many more!

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Crystal Coast

Swansboro & Beaufort Charters

Happy Liquid Fire Sportfishing customer holding a large Mahi-mahi caught on a Liquid Fire Sportfishing charter fishing trip.

Offering half day, 3/4 day and full day fishing charters, Captain Josh can help you catch King Mackerel, Dolphin, Amberjack, Barracuda, Shark, Black Bass and Grouper. Our charters leave from either Bogue Inlet in Swansboro up to Beaufort Inlet in Beaufort. Contact us today for more details.

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Gulf Stream

Mahi-mahi, Wahoo, Tuna

Fishing charter customer Sarah F. posing with a 8 lb. 1 oz. Red Hind landed on a Liquid Fire Sportfishing charter fishing trip.

Let Captain Josh Henderson guide you to the Crystal Coast’s best offshore fishing with our Gulf Stream fishing charters. There you’ll catch offshore pelagic species like Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo and Tuna. Full day Gulf Stream fishing charters are available for your next offshore adventure.

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