Reel 2 Grill Fishing Charters

Capt. Desmond Starling Carolina Beach, NC Incorporated Licensed Insured

Come aboard the shark boat for an exciting day of fishing. From beginners to the most advanced we welcome all! Family friendly and we LOVE watching kids catch fish! 

Once you see our boat – you’ll know why we’re recognized as the Shark boat! The beautiful vessel is 32ft long with 320 HP – with an awesome shark jaw on the bow!

Captain Desmond Starling is at the helm and will captain your crew to an incredible day of Carolina Beach, North Carolina fishing. Fish we catch include Mackerels, Sea Bass, Grouper, Banded Rudderfish, Triggerfish, Barracudas, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and Sharks. We can go bottom fishing, trolling, spinning, deep sea fishing, or light tackle fishing. Depending on where we go and what you’re looking to catch will determine technique. Season will also decide a few things for us… the Captain will decide what is best for a successful day of fishing.

Captain Desmond offers half day and full day fishing excursions. Included in trip price is your fishing license, rods, reels, tackle, bait, and lures. You’ll want to bring small cooler with food and drinks, sunglasses & hat, sunscreen, and your camera. Whether this is your first trip with Reel 2 Grill Fishing Charters, or you’re a return customer, we look forward to fishing with you!

Reel 2 Grill Fishing Charters operates a 32foot Thompson Marine center console that was overhauled in 2010. It has all modern electronics, technologies, and comforts of home (including toilet for your convenience). Our First Mate will help with all your fishing needs, including hooking the bait, casting if needed, and dehooking the catch. Mates work for gratuity and appreciate tips for their effort (15-20% is norm).

Your group of six will have a great day fishing with Reel 2 Grill Fishing Charters and Captain Desmond Starling. We are full-service and provide everything you’ll need. Come to Carolina Beach, just south of Wilmington, North Carolina, and let’s go fishing!

833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)

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  Launch Location

Canal Drive, Carolina Beach

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Trips start at $600

2 Trips

1-6 guests

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1987 32' Center Console

320 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Hard Liquor. Beer Allowed.
  • No Illegal Substances



Select an Available Trip



Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 12:00pm (5 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

trolling along the beach for Spanish mackerel, bluefish, and Bonita. Light tackle shark fishing. 

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Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 3:00pm (8 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

trolling 15-25 miles offshore for king mackerel , barracuda, Bonita, mahi, Cobia, sailfish. 

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Fish Species

African Pompano
Banded Rudderfish
Black Seabass
King Mackerel
Mahi Mahi
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Sea Bass
Spanish Mackerel

Additional Details

Safety Features

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


  • GPS
  • Fishfinder


  • Flybridge
  • Toilet
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Boat Gear

  • First Mate
  • Downriggers
  • Livewell
  • Outriggers

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Hard Liquor. Beer Allowed.
  • No Illegal Substances

Price Includes

  • Fishing License
  • Fresh or Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

Minimum Age

  • No age limit

Fishing Location

  • Nearshore
  • Offshore
  • Reef
  • Wreck

About the Vessel


Capt. Desmond Starling

Boat Type

Center Console

Boat Length


Year Built


Engine Manufacturer


Number of Engines


Engine Horsepower

320 HP