Surf City Charters

Capt. McDaniel Batts Holly Ridge, NC Incorporated Licensed Insured

We are locally owned business with vast knowledge of the local waters and specialize in near shore and offshore fishing for everything from Spanish and King mackerel to Mahi, Tuna, and Wahoo and Grouper and bottom fish like Sea Bass, Triggerfish, and Grouper.

Surf City Charters is located between Wilmington and Morehead City in beautiful North Carolina! With Captain Daniel Batts at the helm we off the best deep sea fishing on the Carolina Coast! Captain Daniel is a United States Coast Guard licensed Captain and is ready to take your group on the most amazing nearshore and offshore deep sea fishing trip you can imagine!

Climb aboard the 25 foot Sea Pro that has a capacity of five passengers. We can go for a half day (4 hours), 3/4 day (6 hours), or full day (8 hours) – trip prices include all passengers! It’s a great way to spend your North Carolina vacation, fishing with the best! The fishing vessel is equipped with everything you’ll need for a great day on the water: downriggers, outriggers, livewell. There is also a toilet available if needed. And any question you may have about the day: our Captain or First Mate are here to meet your needs; don’t hesitate to ask!

For your Surf City fishing charter, Captain Daniel provides your fishing licenses, all top-quality rods, reels, and tackle, as well as any bait or lures needed. Get ready to have your lines screaming as we go spinning, jigging, light tackle fishing, bottom fishing, trolling, or drift fishing. Anglers of all skill level are welcome to learn or improve your preferred technique.

There’s no other full-service fishing charter in Surf City quite like Surf City Charters – we provide everything but your food and drink. You may also want to bring sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen) and your camera to capture the memories!

Captain Daniel is excited to take your group of five out for a great day of North Carolina fishing! Offshore trips are a great way to spend your day, and he’s an excellent fishing guide for your Surf City excursion. Don’t wait… book today!

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

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  Launch Location

910 South Anderson Boulevard, Holly Ridge

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Trips start at $500

3 Trips

1-5 guests

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2003 25' Center Console

150 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances



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Includes 5 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 11:00am (4 hours)

1 Day Cancellation Policy

half day is a near shore trip for Spanish and king mackerel, bluefish, and sharks!

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3/4 DAY

Includes 5 guests

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

1 Day Cancellation Policy

3/4 day is for Spanish and king mackerel, some bottom fish like sea bass, grunts and grouper and certain times of the year mahi!

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Includes 5 guests

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

1 Day Cancellation Policy

full day is king mackerel, mahi, tuna, wahoo, and loads of bottom fish like grouper vermilion snapper, sea bass, trigger fish, and many others!

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Fish Species

African Pompano
Black Seabass
Blackfin Tuna
King Mackerel
Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Mahi Mahi
Sea Bass
Spanish Mackerel

Additional Details

Safety Features

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


  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar

Boat Features

  • Cooler


  • Toilet

Boat Gear

  • First Mate
  • Downriggers
  • Livewell
  • Outriggers

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Bow Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Jigging
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances

Price Includes

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

Fishing Location

  • Nearshore
  • Offshore
  • Reef
  • Stream
  • Wreck

About the Vessel


Capt. McDaniel Batts

Boat Type

Center Console

Boat Length


Year Built


Engine Manufacturer

Suzuki 150 4 stroke

Number of Engines


Engine Horsepower

150 HP

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