Anglers prefer chartering out of Cape Hatteras because it's the shortest ride to the Gulf Stream on the east coast for all your big game fishing dreams. On average you will be fishing the gorgeous blue Gulf Stream waters in less than an hour and a half compared to the three plus hour ride anywhere else. This means less of a boat ride and more fishing time! Many years of sportfishing tradition in our quiet Hatteras Village has resulted in the creation of a well designed convenient all-inclusive fishing experience for every island guest.
Our Cape Hatteras styled offshore sportfishing will target species such as mahi, wahoo, yellowfin tuna, blackfin tuna, bluefin tuna, king mackerel, grouper, triggerfish, gray and golden tilefish, sailfish, white marlin and the "King of the Gulf Stream" blue marlin. Our inshore and near shore charters usually target bluefish and spanish mackerel with species like red drum, striped bass and cobia sometimes available in certain seasons when the weather and sea conditions are just right.
We want to invite you to spend an enjoyable day offshore or inshore fishing aboard the Cape Hatteras tradition named Harper's Folly. Everything will be fully prepared and pre-arranged before you arrive. Allow our professional charter fishing team make your vacation a sportfishing experience of a lifetime. Supporting tourism on Hatteras and Ocracoke island as well as the rest of the Outer Banks.
Offshore sport fishing with highly experienced Capt. Tom Harper aboard Harper's Folly operating out of Teach's Lair Marina in Hatteras Village has been a part of the Cape Hatteras tradition for many years. Capt. Harper is USCG Licensed and has been fishing out of Hatteras for 35 years. He is also a founding member of the NC Watermen United.
It is very rare to find one charter boat with two USCG Licensed Captains aboard. Capt. Shaun Dunn is a Hatteras born and raised native son. He has over 30 years of Cape Hatteras fishing experience. After finishing college in Wilmington NC he went to work for a Cummins and Mann diesel repair company where he worked for several years gaining knowledge in the repair field. Next he received his Captain's license and he has been working on the water ever since. When it comes to fishing Capt. Shaun makes one very powerful statement, "I sincerely want to catch fish even more than you do!"
Harper's Folly is a North Carolina custom built legend 42' fiberglass sportfisher. She has twin Cummins Clean Burn Diesel engines and a Northern Light 5kw generator. The Folly is rigged with the latest top of the line electronics and all Coast Guard prescribed necessary safety equipment. Harper's Folly is USCG licensed for 6 passengers. Our charters include all well maintained fishing tackle and bait (from 20# class to 80# class.) All of your fishing licenses will be included in our inclusive price while fishing on Harper's Folly.
We've Made Many Improvements Recently
Come aboard the Harper's Folly and enjoy eight hours of quality Cape Hatteras sportfishing. We offer one of the shortest rides to the Gulf Stream on the East Coast. We normally leave the dock from Teach’s Lair Marina by first light and return by 5 pm. Fishing the Gulf Stream could land you catches like mahi, wahoo, yellowfin tuna, blackfin tuna, bluefin tuna, king mackerel, sailfish, white marlin or blue marlin depending on what is in season during your stay.
Whether you’re here on vacation or just live near by, half day inshore charters are the perfect way to spend the morning or afternoon fishing off Cape Hatteras. These charters can be enjoyed by the entire everyone simply because families and children are our specialty! Your inshore and near shore charter catches can include spanish mackerel, bluefish, red drum, striped bass or cobia.
This popular charter trip targets grouper, tilefish and triggerfish.
Ready to schedule your Cape Hatteras fishing charter yet? Come aboard our charter boat Harper's Folly and experience the very best fishing available on the Outer Banks. Please give us a call or send us an email to schedule your fishing charter today! Proudly serving Hatteras and Ocracoke Island and all of the Outer Banks.