Grandpa’s Charters

Capt. Russell Firth Wanchese, NC Incorporated Licensed Insured

Come aboard Grandpa’s Charters, where everyone’s dreams come true! Sailing out of Wanchese, North Carolina, Grandpa’s Charters offers family friendly fishing trips, shrimping, crabbing, clamming, and dolphin watching trips. No matter how you’re wanting to spend the day on the water, Captain Russell Firth can make it happen! 

 

Charter boat Grandpa’s Charters is a 40ft Pilothouse that receives regular maintenance. She’s licensed to carry up to 6 passengers at once, and her roomy cockpit will allow multiple anglers the chance to fish at once. Onboard you’ll find a variety of fishing gear to help make the most of your day on the water. These include a fighting chair, downriggers, outriggers, a livewell, and state of the art electronics. For comfort features, there’s a picnic table on deck and a canopy cover that provides plenty of shade over the cockpit. Grandpa’s Charters is handicapped accessible to ensure that everyone in your party is able to enjoy the bountiful waters that Wanchese has become so famous for. 

 

Captain Russell Firth will be at the helm during your trip aboard Grandpa’s Charters. He brings decades worth of experience to the table with a variety of fishing techniques. All ages and experience levels are more than welcome, Capt. Russell is a knowledgeable teacher and will make sure everyone on board is having a great trip. Captain Russell and his crew hold CPR certifications and carry a variety of USCG required safety equipment, safety is the number one priority!

 

Want to try your hand bottom fishing the nearby wrecks and bottom holes off the coast of Wanchese? Maybe you want to stay inshore targeting inshore species, or even hop into the water to dig for clams? From clamming to shrimping, dolphin watching to spearfishing, Grandpa’s Charters offers it all! Depending on the trip, season, and your preference, you’ll have the opportunity to catch Mahi Mahi, White Marlin, Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, King Mackerel, Wahoo, and so much more! 

 

Book with the best, Grandpa’s Charters is here to provide everyone with their dream vacation! Your stay in Wanchese, North Carolina isn’t complete without a day on the water. Trust a local Captain with a lifetime’s worth of experience to put you on the fish, Captain Russell Firth is eager to meet you on the dock! 

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  Launch Location

708 Harbor Road, Wanchese

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Trips start at $300

15 Trips

1-6 guests

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1998 40' Pilothouse

450 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch

Availability

TRIP DATE
NUMBER OF GUESTS

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PRIVATE DOLPIN WATCH CRUISE

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm (2 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

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2 HOUR SHRIMP & CRAB

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 6:00am to 8:00am (2 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Shrimp typically do not show up in this area until around or after July 1.  Trips booked prior to July 1 will catch mostly blue crabs.   This trip is a great hands on educational experience for children and adults of all ages.

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1/2 DAY NEARSHORE – MORNING

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 6:00am to 10:00am (4 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Fish the Atlantic ocean from the shore out to 20 miles. Target species such as Bluefish, Spanish and King Mackerel, Cobia, Redfish, Amberjack, and many species of bottom fish.

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1/2 DAY SHRIMP AND CRAB

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 6:00am to 10:00am (4 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Shrimp typically do not show up in this area until around or after July 1.  Trips booked prior to July 1 will catch mostly blue crabs.   This trip is a great hands on educational experience for children and adults of all ages.  

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private

1/2 DAY NEARSHORE – MID DAY

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 10:30am to 2:30pm (4 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Fish the Atlantic ocean from the shore out to 20 miles. Target species such as Bluefish, Spanish and King Mackerel, Cobia, Redfish, Amberjack, and many species of bottom fish.

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1/2 DAY NEARSHORE – LATE AFTERNOON

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 3:00pm to 7:00pm (4 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Fish the Atlantic ocean from the shore out to 20 miles. Target species such as Bluefish, Spanish and King Mackerel, Cobia, Redfish, Amberjack, and many species of bottom fish.

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private

1/2 DAY SHRIMP AND CRAB – MID DAY

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 10:30am to 2:30pm (4 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Shrimp typically do not show up in this area until around or after July 1.  Trips booked prior to July 1 will catch mostly blue crabs.   This trip is a great hands on educational experience for children and adults of all ages.  

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private

3/4 DAY NEARSHORE – MORNING

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 6:00am to 12:00pm (6 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Fish the Atlantic ocean from the shore out to 20 miles. Target species such as Bluefish, Spanish and King Mackerel, Cobia, Redfish, Amberjack, and many species of bottom fish.

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private

3/4 DAY SHRIMP AND CRAB

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 6:00am to 12:00pm (6 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Shrimp typically do not show up in this area until around or after July 1.  Trips booked prior to July 1 will catch mostly blue crabs.   This trip is a great hands on educational experience for children and adults of all ages.  

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SPEAR FISHING/FREE DIVING ONLY

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 6:00am to 12:00pm (6 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Charter Guest must bring their own spear fishing equipment.  We do not provide gear for this trip.  However, we have had much success putting those who love the sport of spear fishing on fish!

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3/4 NEARSHORE – AFTERNOON

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 1:00pm to 7:00pm (6 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Spend the whole afternoon fishing up to 20 miles out for Bluefish, Redfish, Spanish and King Mackerel, Cobia, Amberjack, and many species of bottom fish.
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FULL DAY NEARSHORE

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 6:00am to 2:00pm (8 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Spend the whole day out on the water, fishing up to 20 miles out for Bluefish, Redfish, Cobia, Amberjack, Spanish and King Mackerel, and a wide variety of bottom species.

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private

FULL DAY SHRIMP AND CRAB

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 6:00am to 2:00pm (8 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

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private

SPEAR FISHING/FREE DIVING ONLY

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 6:00am to 2:00pm (8 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Charter Guest must bring their own spear fishing equipment.  We do not provide gear for this trip.  However, we have had much success putting those who love the sport of spear fishing on fish!

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OCEAN WRECK/BOTTOM HOLE

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 6:00am to 2:00pm (8 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

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Fish Species

Amberjack
Atlantic Croaker
Barracuda
Black Drum
Black Seabass
Blackfin Tuna
Blue Marlin
Bluefish
Bluegill
Bonito
Catfish
Cobia
Flounder
Gar
Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel
Lesser Amberjack
Mahi Mahi
Norfolk Spot
Pompano
Redfish
Sailfish
Sea Bass
Sharks
Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout
Stingray
Striped Bass
Swordfish
Tautog
Triggerfish
Tuna
Wahoo
Weakfish
White Marlin
Yellowfin Tuna

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • CPR-Trained Crew
  • EPIRB
  • Flares
  • VHF Radio

Navigation

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar

Boat Features

  • Cooler

Facilities

  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Toilet
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Boat Gear

  • Fighting Chair
  • First Mate
  • Casting Platform
  • Downriggers
  • Livewell
  • Outriggers

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Bow Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Jigging
  • Light Tackle
  • Spearfishing
  • Spinning
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch

Price Includes

  • Fishing License
  • Fresh or Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle
  • A Good Time!

Minimum Age

  • All Ages Welcome

Fishing Location

  • Inshore
  • Nearshore
  • Offshore
  • Wreck

About the Vessel

Captain

Capt. Russell Firth

Boat Type

Pilothouse

Boat Length

40'

Year Built

1998

Engine Manufacturer

Cummins

Number of Engines

1

Engine Horsepower

450 HP