The Tuna Fever was built in Manteo, North Carolina by Capt. Buddy Cannady in 1994. She is 56 feet overall with a 17 foot beam. Under the deck you'll find a 1000 horsepower Caterpillar 3412 marine engine; the Tuna Fever boasts a cruising speed of 25 knots. In the salon there is a TV and VCR as well as a stereo with CD and an air conditioner to keep you cool in the summer months. Winter charter clients can bask in the heat when they are not cranking in tuna! Outfitted with all the electronics Capt. Billy needs to get the job done – GPS, Loran, Plotter, 2 Radios and Radar – the Tuna Fever also has a loaded tackle locker. From spinning tackle to light tackle rigs; heavy big game outfits to down riggers – we're ready for whatever species the seasons offer.



With over 28 years experience at running charters off the coast of the Outer Banks, Captain Billy Maxwell knows what it takes to make a successful charter trip. Your trip is a partnership between your crew and ours that begins with your very first call. From helping you plan for the right day to inviting your group up on the flybridge, Captain Billy's integrity and attention to detail prove that our clients are the number one priority at Tuna Fever Charters!

Down in the cockpit our deckhand, Steven "Scuba" Hall, has got it all under control. Steven has been fishing for 25 Years!