Island Time Charters
Captain Johnny Fairbanks offers half and full day fishing trips in the Pamlico sound and nearshore waters. We strive to make every trip an unforgettable experience on the water and offer personalized trips to the customer's desires. From hardcore fishing to relaxing family outings, we are ready to get you on the water!
Get to Know Me
Having grown up on Hatteras Island, Captain Johnny started fishing on his family's boat by himself at the ripe age of 10. His first job cleaning charter boats would later help him transition into the charter fishing industry. Paying his dues cleaning boats and riding along on charter boats, he was offered his first job as a full-time mate offshore at the age of 14. Having mated for four years during high school, he gained a lot of skills and experiences most teenagers would not have. Fishing with multiple different captains, he learned many different aspects of the charter fishing industry and is now prepared to run his own business and make his own wake in life!
We offer a wide range of trips catering to your own personalized experience
1/2 Day Fishing Trip
$500 for 4 people, $50 for every extra person up to 6
Our 1/2 day fishing trip is a 4-hour trip exploring the waters of the Pamlico Sound in search of your target species. We often pursue Red Drum, Cobia, Flounder (when in season), Speckled Trout, and Bluefish. If you don't know what you're after, we will pursue whatever is biting to make your trip an unforgettable experience!
Full Day Fishing Trip
$1000 up to 4 People
Our Full Day fishing trip is an 8-hour trip focusing on the many different fisheries of the Pamlico Sound. Plenty of time allows us to explore different tactics and a variety of species throughout the day.
Clamming and Shelling
Our Clamming and Shelling Trip is a 4-hour trip, departing the dock in the afternoon. We head straight to the clamming grounds where there are clams, shells, and an abundance of marine life in shallow water. There are places to swim and it is a perfect environment for the family!