Stormy Petrel II is a uniquely different kind of charter boat serving our North Carolina sportfishing Mecca off Cape Hatteras. Our 61' Kennebunk East Coast built boat is licensed to carry large groups (including your entire family and friends together on the same trip). That's good news because no one wants to be left behind! With our 360 degree walk-around deck there is always plenty of room so that everyone onboard can fish and enjoy their best charter trip rather then having to alternate turns to catch a fish (like on other sportfishing charter boats).
We are fully rigged and ready to offer anglers a deep sea offshore (Gulf Stream) charter as well as near shore/inshore charters. Most all other Cape Hatteras charter boats have one set rate for a charter trip. They are legally only licensed for 6 passengers. Because we can take more passengers we are the best very affordably priced option so that you can include the entire family! Even with large groups of anglers on Stormy Petrel II, once the minimum has been met, we can price our rates per person like a headboat instead of per charter trip.
With Stormy Petrel your entire family or group can enjoy the thrills and excitement of the best sportfishing that the Outer Banks has to offer. The next time you are going to be visiting the Outer Banks and you are looking for a safe, secure and highly productive charter boat for your family and friends please keep Stormy Petrel II in mind. You just can't go wrong chartering our family friendly and big group friendly boat.
Stormy Petrel is also available for other unique chartering opportunities. For those folks that just want to experience the beauty of the ocean, we now offer various custom cruises and guided offshore bird watching charter trips. You can even request a combination of bird watching and sightseeing with just a little bit of fishing thrown in to spice up the experience. Call Capt. Brian and discuss any type charter trip you have in mind. Capt. Brian will be glad to make it happen for you.
Don't forget the young anglers! The best way to teach your next lifelong fishing buddy is to start them off the right way. Our big boat has plenty of room for large groups like school, church, corporate and especially families. We offer private half and full day charters that are barely more expensive than crowded headboat fishing but so much more comfortable and successful. $775 for one to ten people and $50 more for each person over ten when you have 11 or more (20 max).
Today’s nearshore trip was scrappy, but yesterday we had great fishing for Spanish Mackerel in the early morning back of the bar at Hatteras Inlet. These half day trips are fun for kids and adults. Offshore we have been catching nice Triggerfish and Snappers on the bottom and Wahoo and King Mackerel on the troll. There are some Mahi, but the time seems better spent bottom fishing. We have a day or two open each of the next couple of weeks, and more dates open toward mid August.
The Stormy Petrel II is a large 61 feet length overall. She was built in Kennebunk, Maine by Dwight Raymond in 1996. She has a USCG CoI (Certificate of Inspection for 44 passengers up to 100 nautical miles offshore) from Cape May, NJ to Cape Lookout, NC. In order to provide lots of elbow room for each angler we limit our offshore trips to 25 or less passengers during the warmer months and even fewer passengers during winter.
We have all of the required safety equipment and undergo annual inspections by the US Coast Guard. The hull of Stormy Petrel II is solid fiberglass. Her impressive power comes from two Cummins QSC Diesels - 500 hp each with a top speed of 22 knots. These modern engines were installed in the boat in 2017 and they are both quiet and clean burning, so diesel smoke is non-existent. For added safety our engines were recently overhauled after many years of trouble free operation.
Unlike most charter boats and headboats, Stormy Petrel II has a full 360 degree walk-around deck. We also offer shaded enclosed salon and two bathrooms right at deck level with standard household toilets (not camper style heads). There is an incredible amount of deck space, especially up front, so in addition to fishing she is ideal for 360 degree viewing on cruises and wildlife tours. Her stability while drifting in high seas is exceptional, such that we are able to operate safely and comfortably in sea conditions which would be miserable on most other fishing and tour boats.
Cape Hatteras Capt. Brian Patteson, owner/operator of Stormy Petrel II, has been a dedicated fisherman nearly all of his life and has fished professionally on the North Carolina Outer Banks since 1995. He started as a local Hatteras mate and has worked hard to achieve a USCG License of (Master to 100 Gross Tons). Brian is proud to have worked for and with many local Cape Hatteras fishing legends. His extensive knowledge of the species, seasons and methods used in our fertile Cape Hatteras waters makes Stormy Petrel II the perfect choice for your next fishing charter.
Capt. Patteson is also regarded very highly among local birding enthusiasts for his considerable knowledge about the oceanic seabirds and marine mammals of the Western North Atlantic. He has spent countless days since the late 1980's guiding enthusiasts on pelagic birding trips off Cape Hatteras. Most trips go to the Gulf Stream. Stormy Petrel II is equipped to handle any large group of birders and can help you expand your "life list" with several unexpected sightings.
Ready to experience the thrill of an OBX offshore sportfishing charter
Great way to spend a day out on the water and fill your freezer with fish
Perfect addition to any OBX Vacation and a great way to get kids out on the water
Come aboard and see the amazing ocean wildlife off the Outer Banks
|Gulf Stream||$1700||$500||1 - 7 passengers plus $100 for each additional passenger over 7 (15 passengers max)|
|Bottom Fishing||$1700||$500||1 - 7 passengers plus $100 for each additional passenger over 7 (15 passengers max)|
|Nearshore Full-day||$1500||$500||1 - 10 passengers plus $75 for each additional passenger (20 passengers max)|
|Nearshore Half Day Fishing||$775||$200||(4.5 to 5 hours)1 - 10 passengers plus $50 for each additional passenger (20 passengers max)|
|Cruises||$400||$200||Up to 2 hours for 1 - 12 passengers plus $20 for each additional passenger. For each additional hour $100|
Prices quoted are cash prices. This fee does not include a tip for the crew, 15-20% is standard for a job well done. Cancellation by the party within four weeks of departure date will only be refunded if a substitute party can be found for that date. Your deposit is fully refundable if the trip is canceled by the captain (weather or mechanical reasons) but to receive a refund your party must be present on the dock unless otherwise notified.
Our boat, the Stormy Petrel II is located on the Outer Banks in Hatteras Village at Hatteras Landing Marina. The marina is nestled beside the Hatteras Inlet Ferry docks and is tucked behind a large storefront with Kitty Hawk Kites and several other shops. Unlike the other charter boat docks in Hatteras you will NOT see our marina from the highway. To get to Hatteras Landing, take NC Hwy 12 south through Hatteras Village just past Teach's Lair Marina and turn right where you see a sign for the "Villas at Hatteras Landing." Proceed past the Villas and turn right by the trash dumpsters. Park where there is space on this side of the parking lot (between the dumpsters and the ATM machine) which is adjacent to the Ferry lot. Please do not park in the spaces closest to the "Black and White Tower" and storefronts. You will find the marina behind the complex. If you miss the turn at the Villas, turn right at the stoplight just ahead of the Ferry lot.