James Holmes

Meet Captain James Holmes

Meet Captain James Holmes and Bonehead Charters

Get ready to embark on the ultimate fishing adventure as we introduce you to the legendary Captain James Holmes of Bonehead Charters, based in the picturesque Outer Banks.

Captain James Holmes, a seasoned seafarer, made the move to Hatteras in 1994, drawn by his deep affinity for the ocean and the great outdoors. His connection to fishing runs deep, having cherished it as a recreational pastime with friends and family for years. In 2007, Captain James took his passion to the next level by earning his captain's license, solidifying his commitment to sharing the beauty of the sea and the thrill of fishing with fellow enthusiasts. His extensive experience and love for the maritime world make him a trusted and skilled leader at the helm of unforgettable fishing adventures.

Captain James Holmes brings a wealth of expertise to the waters, exemplifying his versatility as an angler. Whether it's trolling, sight casting, or bottom fishing, he is not one to shy away from any method necessary to secure the targeted species. With an unwavering dedication to ensuring a successful catch, Captain James's adaptability and comprehensive fishing knowledge make him a standout choice for those seeking a thrilling and productive day on the water.

Boat details

The 38' Cecil Robbins (Chesapeake Deadrise) is a classic vessel originally constructed in 1976. It boasts a robust 420HP Cummins engine, enabling it to reach a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots, ensuring a swift and exhilarating journey. With a spacious interior and comfortable amenities, this boat can accommodate up to 6 guests, making it an ideal choice for memorable outings on the water.

Bonehead Charters assures a fantastic day on the water that will leave everyone eager to return for another adventure, or perhaps reluctant to ever depart!

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Expertise & Attributes

23 Years of Experience

Fishing Attributes

Master Guide
Drift Fishing
Good with Large Groups
Good with New Anglers
Good with Families
Good with Kids
Saltwater Fishing
Live Bait

Gear & Equipment

Available Fishing Gear

Live Bait

Good to Knows

Trip Includes:

- Rods, reels & tackle

- Lures and Live Bait

- Valid Fishing License

- First Mate

- Complimentary Catch and Filleting

What to Bring:

- Hat, Sunscreen, Polaroid Sunglasses 

- Wear weather appropriate clothing 

- Food and drinks

DEPOSIT: A deposit is required for all bookings and will be applied at checkout  

BALANCE: The remaining balance is due on the trip date as either Credit or Cash.  

GUEST CANCELLATION: In the event that you must cancel your booking, you must do so 3 days prior to your trip date to receive a refund on your deposit. Rescheduling is encouraged and dependent on guide availability.  

GUIDE CANCELLATION: In the rare event that your guide must cancel due to inclement weather, health, or equipment issues, you will have the option to reschedule your charter for a later date or receive a refund on your deposit.  

TIPPING: Tips to your guide are greatly appreciated for your quality trip. 

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