General Info and Rates

We welcome families and children and we encourage angler participation. We strive to provide an enjoyable fishing experience for all aboard.

Rates and How to Book your Outer Banks Charter

A full-day charter fishing trip out of Oregon Inlet Fishing Center is $2000 if paying with cash or check directly to BI-OP-SEA. If you choose to pay by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) at Oregon Inlet Fishing Center the rate will be $2060. A deposit of $500 is required upon booking confirmation if paid by check. Oregon Inlet Fishing Center will collect a deposit of $1030 if done via credit card. Additional expenses include a tip for the mate which 15% is customary.

A full party is six people. If you don’t have enough people in your group for a full charter, you might consider a makeup charter (sharing a boat). Makeup charters are available through Oregon Inlet Fishing Center at 800.272.5199 or 252.441.6301 or you can contact us for makeup charter options.

Schedule

Offshore Gulf Stream fishing trips leave the dock at 5:30am and return between 4:00pm and 5:00pm.

What You Need to Bring

We attempt to make your fishing trip as convenient, safe, and comfortable as we possibly can. To help meet your personal needs during the trip, here are some things you need to bring: lunch, snacks, beverages, cooler, sunscreens, sunglasses, camera and film or tapes, foul-weather gear and seasonal clothing.

Motion sickness medicine can be inexpensive insurance to make sure you have a good fishing trip. Consult with your physician.

Provisions

We provide bait, tackle, and ice. You may bring your favorite rod, if you wish, as long as it is in good condition with fresh line matched to the gamefish you are seeking. We carry a lot of ice to ensure that your catch is in the best condition possible when it hits the dock.

You will need a large cooler to take your catch home. We strongly recommend 1 to 2 pounds of ice for each pound of fillets. This assures that your catch will arrive at its destination in excellent condition for your dining preparation and enjoyment. Fish cleaning services are available at the marina.

Read our Frequently Asked Questions for more information about charter fishing on the Bi-Op-Sea with Captain Jesse Granitzki and Mate Chris Stine

FAQs

When is the best time to fish for marlin, tuna, dolphin (mahi-mahi), sailfish, etc?
Visit the drop-down menus under Fishing on the Outer Banks for suggesting fishing times by species: blue marlin, white marlin, sailfish, yellowfin tuna, bigeye tuna, dolphin (mahi-mahi), wahoo and more. During the winter we specialize in bluefin tuna fishing
I want to fish for a specific species. Can we do that?
Yes, it is possible to target specific species, depending on the time of year, location, water conditions [water temperature, barometric pressure, underwater currents, etc] and the fishing equipment you are using. We will make every effort to fulfill your request.
Do you practice catch and release?

Yes, and we encourage all anglers to practice conservation. Let the mate know that you want your fish released, and they will be happy to take care of it. Unless it is a food catch (eg tuna or dolphin), we recommend catch and release.

What fishing tackle is supplied on the trip?

We are outfitted with the most modern tackle, from Shimano TLD 20’s to Penn 130’s to challenge any game fishing situation which may present itself.

Do I need a fishing license?

A fishing license is not required.

Do you have a "no fish - no pay" policy?

No. While we have a long history of successful fishing, there are no guarantees.

Can I fish with my own tackle?

You may bring your favorite rod, if you wish, as long as it is in good condition with fresh line matched to the gamefish you are seeking.
What I should I bring?

What I should I bring?

Lunch, snacks, beverages, cooler, sunscreens, sunglasses, camera and film, foul-weather gear and seasonal clothing. Motion sickness medicine can be inexpensive insurance to make sure you have a good fishing trip. Consult with your physician.

Where do I get my fish cleaned?

Fish cleaning services are available at the marina.

How do I get my fish home?

We carry a lot of ice to insure that your catch is in the best condition possible when it hits the dock. You will need a large cooler to take your catch home. We strongly recommend 1 to 2 pounds of ice for each pound of fillets. This assures that your catch will arrive at its destination in excellent condition for your dining preparation and enjoyment.

FAQs

Can I have my fish mounted?

Replica mounts are available through the boat. If you are interested in a mount, be sure to let us know so that we can try to get accurate measurements for your trophy.

Is your boat equipped with a fighting chair?

Yes, or you may fish with a rod belt and harness.

What time does Bi-Op-Sea leave and return?

We leave the dock at 5:30am and return between 4:00pm and 5:00pm.

Does the boat have a restroom?

The Bi-Op-Sea has a beautiful indoor salon and an enclosed, comfortable head (toilet).

How much should I tip the mate?

Tip for the mate is normally $150 to $250, subject to your satisfaction with the mate’s performance.

What are your rates?

See General Information & Rates for the latest rates for Outer Banks fishing out of Oregon Inlet Fishing Center.

What is your cancellation policy?

We require 2 weeks notice to cancel a trip. If the trip is canceled due to inclement weather the deposit is applied to a future trip or refunded based on customer’s wishes.

Can I make my reservation without making a deposit?

Your tentative reservation is not confirmed until we receive your deposit of $500 if paying by check or $875 if via credit card through Oregon Inlet Fishing Center. When we receive your deposit, we will send your reservation confirmation.

When do I need to pay for my fishing trip?

The deposit must be received to hold your reservation. Balance is due after completion of your charter.