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Second Sport Charters


Welcome to Second Sport Charters!

Offshore, close to shore or inshore fishing, we work hard to give you a great fishing charter experience. Currently we offer 4-15 hour charter options. We also can assist with a pleasure cruise or a scuba diving adventure.  Take a look around and contact us if you have any additional questions. We look forward to scheduling your offshore fishing adventure!

About Us

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The Barbarino

The Barbarino is a 37’ Topaz Express.  Topaz yachts are known as “battlewagons” for their sturdy hulls and seaworthiness.  She is powered by twin 3208 CAT diesel engines with turbochargers and has a cruising speed of 20 knots. The Barbarino sports a generously sized fishing deck and will easily accommodate 6 for fishing. The cabin is fully air-conditioned/heated with a full head, refrigerator and cushioned seating/bunks. Onboard we are outfitted with all of the essential safety equipment.  All brand new electronics installed in 2022.


Captain: Dan Harris

My family has been at Carolina Beach since 1939 when my grandfather built a beach cottage that we still use today.  While attending college at UNC Wilmington, and off and on for many years after graduation, I worked as a mate on Head and Charter boats out of Carolina Beach.   By using my own vessels as well as by booking charters with other captains, I have continued to fish on a regular basis. I’ve always loved to fish offshore, and I want to take that passion and become the best captain possible.  I am also a certified NAUI diver and have taken many dives both offshore and inland. 


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First Mate: James Harris

I grew up on the water and have spent time at Carolina Beach my whole life.  Fishing and the outdoors are my passion.  I have fished offshore for years with my Dad, so I’m experienced with all aspects of what it takes to fish offshore successfully.   I can also clean and package all your fish for a small fee.   I am looking forward to this next chapter of my life on the ocean.

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Charter Rates

At the present time, most of my charter trips will be limited to weekends; however, weekday trips can be accommodated with sufficient notice.  Also, the rates for the different packages will be slightly lower than the market price.  Come take advantage!

4 Hour Trip

4 Hour fishing trips are usually a trolling trip within 1 to 2 miles from the beach.  The most popular trip is trolling for Spanish Mackerel.  If the fish are there, it’s hot and heavy.  Sometimes one might catch a King Mackerel on this trip, also Bluefish are common. 


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10 Hour Trip

10 Hour fishing trips are usually 30-40 miles off shore. Trolling would be for Kings and Mahi. Bottom fishing would be Black Sea Bass, a variety of Snappers, Groupers, Vermillion Snappers, Amberjacks and Trigger fish. Light lining would be for Kings and Mahi when conditions allow.


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Dive Charters

Our dive charters allow visitors to explore the life under the ocean. Rates will depend on destination and required time. Please call for more information or to schedule your dive.

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6 Hour Trip

Six Hour fishing trips are usually a trolling trip within 1 to 2 miles from the beach.  The most popular trip is trolling for Spanish Mackerel.  If the fish are there, it’s hot and heavy.  Sometimes one might catch a King Mackerel on this trip, also Bluefish are common.  A 10-mile bottom fishing trip can be done in six hours also.  Black Sea Bass, Snappers and Sharks are usually the target, occasionally a Mahi or King Mackerel when the water is warm.


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15 Hour Trip

15 hour trips are a combination of trolling and bottom fishing.   Departure time can be at 2:00 AM bringing us back in at 5:00 PM.  We can  also plan to depart at 11:00 PM, returning at 2:00 PM the following  day.  Please email or call for further details.

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8 Hour Trip

8 Hour fishing trips are usually 20 to 30 miles off shore.  Trolling would be for Kings and Mahi.  Bottom fishing would be Black Sea Bass, Snappers, Amberjacks, Sharks and occasionally a Grouper.  Other bottom fish might be caught.



Pleasure Cruise

There are endless options with our pleasure cruises. Rates will depend on how much time and what destination. Feel free to call for more information or to schedule. 

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Fish Most Likely to be Caught

Below is a great tool to show you the types of fish you could likely catch on your fishing charter. Keep in mind all charters will offer a different variety of fish to catch. For more information and great recipes click on the photo of the fish. 
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Spanish Mackerel

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King Mackerel

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King Mackerel


Gag Grouper

Red Grouper

Scamp Grouper

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Black Seabass

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Red Grouper

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Blackfin Tuna

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Contact Us

To learn more or to schedule your fishing charter, fill in the form below or give us a call, 910-512-1841. 

We look forward to setting up your fishing adventure.


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