If you are a first time visitor to Ocracoke and the Dream Girl or a repeat visitor you may have some questions. We try to answer as many as possible here but please let us know if you have more questions by using the messege app on the home page.

  1. What time should I arrive at the boat? You and your party should arrive at 7 am or 12 noon, depending on which half day trip you are scheduled for. If you are taking Gulfstream trip, you and your party should arrive at 5:30 am.
  2. Can I take the early ferry and still make the charter?  If you take the ferry from Hatteras at 5am you can usually make it to the boat on time. Remember that your group is the only group on our boat!
  3. Do I need to bring my own fishing equipment (pole, bait, etc.)? No need to lug around any equipment, all bait and tackle is provided!
  4. Is water provided or should I bring my own? You should bring whatever you want to eat and drink, along with sunscreen and Dramamine/Bonine/Scopolamine patch if need be.
  5. Are the charter rates per person? The charter cost is the cost to rent the charter boat, it does not matter if it is 1 person or the max number of passengers (6).
  6. How many people are allowed on the boat? Six passengers are the maximum permitted by the US Coast Guard.
  7. Do I need a fishing license? No, the boat has a blanket license that covers you.
  8. What types of fish are most common when going wreck fishing? The most commonly caught fish when taking a wreck fishing charter off the Outer Banks consists of Amberjack, Triggerfish, Grouper and King Mackerel.
  9. What types of fish are most common when going inshore fishing? The most commonly caught fish when taking an inshore fishing charter consists of Spanish mackerel, Bluefish, Red Drum, Gray Trout, and Cobia.
  10. What types of fish are most common in the Gulfstream off the coast of North Carolina? The most commonly caught fish when taking a gulf stream fishing charter consists of Dolphin Fish, Wahoo, Tuna, Swordfish, Marlin and Sailfish, Snapper, Trigger, Grouper and Tilefish.
  11. What is the difference between Dolphin and Dolphin Fish? Dolphin fish are often called Mahi Mahi or Dorado. Dolphins and Dolphin Fish do not even look like one another and Dolphins are mammals while Dolphin fish are fish. Learn more: https://sciencing.com/mahi-mahi-called-dolphin-12036934.html
  12. What types of fish are available each month or season of the year? Generally, most of the previously stated fish are seen from March till December.
  13. How many hours is a half day/full day? A half day trip lasts 4 hours and a full day/Gulfstream trip lasts 10 hours.
  14. Are alcoholic drinks allowed? Yes, you may bring alcoholic drinks onboard as long as you are 21 or older.
  15. What about tipping?  The mate, who will handle everything to help you to get the fish in the boat, will gladly accept your tips.  
  16. What about cleaning the fish?  There is a fish cleaning service at the dock for a small fee.
  17. What’s Ocracoke? “Sketched into the southern tip of the Outer Banks, Ocracoke has a raw, untamed pirate spirit, but it’s so beautiful it can easily lull you with its sun-soaked charms. The feeling starts from the sea, rolling inward. The island, though relatively small, initially looks expansive due to its miles and miles of pristine beaches, all owned by the National Park Service. Ocracoke twinkles like a bright lure for a summer day trip from other, nearby Outer Banks destinations, and it glides lazily and romantically along for couples looking for a sail, a sea kayak excursion, or a walk to the Ocracoke Lighthouse. Long walks where it’s just you and sandpipers. Chartered boats to secret fishing spots and Blackbeard’s favorite hiding place. Bike rides for ice creams and great Mexican seafood. A day trip full of kite surfing, or a week full of taking it easy and the freedom to do as you please.” Referenced Ocracoke Island The Cure for the Common Beach. https://www.visitocracokenc.com/