Welcome to Tuna Fever Charters

The best offshore sportfishing guide service in all of North Carolina! Tuna, dolphin, wahoo, blue marlin, white marlin and sailfish can all be yours this season and we're going to show you how to catch ‘em! Join us this season for the personal attention and professionalism you, your family and your clients deserve on an air-conditioned Carolina Boat. Here on the World Wide Web, the crew of the Tuna Fever has offered up a taste of our charter adventures from Oregon Inlet. Within these pages, we will introduce you to the sportfishing season from the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, Captain Billy Maxwell, deckhand Steven Hall, and the 56-foot fully equipped Tuna Fever. The crew of the Tuna Fever is here to help you get the most out of your fishing experiences on the Outer Banks, so please let us know how we're doing. You can email Capt. Billy at billy@tunafever.com or call us direct at 252/473-1097. Enjoy the site and come see us again soon!

Current Fishing Report and Photo Gallery


“Regarding the trip I took aboard the Tuna Fever on May 30, 2013: My expectations - and that of my five family members - were greatly exceeded, and not just in ways one would typically expect. It would be relatively easy for most families to be happy with just a big catch (which we obtained due to Captain Billy’s extensive fishing experience and his persistence, and Steve’s quick gaff and fishing expertise), but more importantly, it was the way everyone was treated during the entire experience. The professionalism that was first extended when we first contacted the Captain’s wife several months ago continued once we left the dock. I’ve personally been on multiple charter boats up and down the East Coast and I can attest that the Tuna Fever was the very best I’ve ever been on. It was a unique combination of family professionalism, encouragement, patience and incredible fishing and boatmanship skills that made this trip unique. (Ok, I admit it – it also helped that we caught 18 Yellowfin Tuna and a Mahi-Mahi!) My father-in-law, Ray Wile, and I both commented on the abundance of marine life – including dolphins, whales, manta rays and sharks - that we saw during the trip. We might have missed several sightings had it not been for the Captain or First Mate making sure that a unique sighting, during a lull in the fishing, was not missed by those on board. My daughter has a medical condition that was also accounted for during the trip. The Captain and the First Mate made sure that she was able to catch fish, despite her handicap. In a world where success is typically measured just in numbers, I can attest that the Tuna Fever goes above and beyond to make sure that customers of all abilities have an incredible day on the water and the satisfaction of reeling in a big salt water fish. I commend the Captain, his wife, and the First Mate on a job well done and highly recommend the Tuna Fever for anyone thinking about taking a deep sea fishing charter trip off the coast of beautiful North Carolina. Dr. Raymond A. Huml, DVM”