Beaufort NC Charter Fishing Boat

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Welcome to Lookout Adventures | About the Boat 23' Maycraft Pilothouse w/ Suzuki 175 HP Outboard This boat is ideally designed for safe & comfortable trips with her crew and guests in all kinds of weather & winds. The Lookout Adventures 23' Maycraft Pilothouse offers you the most room, most protection from the elements, most room for fishing & relaxing, and much more. It's possible there has never been a better boat for these types of trips.  The boat is powered by an incredibly reliable 2012 Suzuki 175hp Four Stroke for a powerful & quiet experience. The vessel is a large and roomy pilothouse version that can easily handle 6 guests in addition to her crew. The cockpit is very well protected from sea & spray, and much of the boat is shaded. There is ample seating for every single member of your party, and up front is a fully enclosed cuddy cabin where all your belongings, towels, cell phones, etc... can be safely stored with no chance of getting wet.  And, for your comfort, there is a private bathroom facility in case you have the need while on your trip. It's not the Ritz Carlton, but it's private, clean and functional.


  • Roomy cockpit with seating for 6 + Captain
  • Cuddy cabin for dry storage. Also makes a great place for the kids to nap and be protected from the wind, weather & sun.
  • On-board private bathroom facility
  • Two 160 quart YETI coolers, big enough to handle ANYTHING
  • Pilothouse cockpit and full enclosure curtains big enough to protect the Captain & passengers from inclement weather. If a quick rainstorm comes up during your trip, you'll be nice and dry inside the enclosure, and then ready to continue enjoying your day after the weather passes.
  • Garmin Chartplotter GPS
  • Lowrance Fish Finder & Integrated Depth Finder
  • Standard Horizon Hard Mounted VHF Radio w/ DSC Emergency Beacon Feature
  • Uniden Hand Held VHF Radio
  • All USCG required safety equipment, life jackets, first aid kit & signaling equipment

Some non-biased opinions & reviews of the Maycraft from around the Internet...

  • "Great boat for near shore fishing with nice cockpit and good amount of weather protection."
  •  "We have one and love it! Ours is powered by Yamaha F150, plenty of power and cheap to run. We use the boat for crabbing,tubing,exploring sandbars and fishing. The flat stern keeps her stable when you drift and the sharp bow will eat up any chop in the bay. Lots of fishing room and no BS to clean up and maintain. We run out of Barnegat Inlet NJ and have never felt unsafe, I have run out as far as 45 miles on the right day."
  • "My best buddy has one and I have been out on it many times. It has a 175 Johnson on the back and that's plenty of power. It gets up on plane quick and does about 40mph at w/o. It has a great cockpit with plenty of room. It's an amazingly dry riding boat. I'm always wincing and expecting spray to come up over the side but it rarely does."
Authentic Testimonials from our Charter Guests

"We booked Lookout Adventures based on customer reviews and we were not disappointed. We traveled 2 1/2hrs from Sunset Beach. The drive was worth it. The captain and mate were informative, friendly, and truly geared to fill our trip with great memories. They went beyond expectations. We fished other charters before with little success and often felt as if we were taken. Lookout Adventures renewed my faith in fishing charters. I highly recommend Lookout Adventures and will book with them again next year."

>> Russ R. > Link to TripAdvisor Review  

"Great 2 hour boat trip,looking for dophins which we found lots of and little baby ones too,was awesome .Captain was great and told us a lot about all the waterways and birds and dolphins and fishing. Would do this again and recommend it."

>> christineinwisconsin > Link to TripAdvisor Review   

"Capt. Kirk, Rosie, and Chandler made our weekend! We did both the 1/2 day and shark fishing trips. Had lots of luck (actually it was the Capt.'s knowledge and relationships with other fishermen that allowed us to find the right "spots". Capt. was incredibly knowledgable, always pointing out places of significance, and even turning around so that we could get a better look at the Shackleford ponies. He (and the mates) were patient and fun with our three kids. I've never seen them so excited, but am afraid they are going to start saving for their own boat! My mother, who has had multiple back surgeries, accompanied us on one excursion and the Capt. purposefully took a different route so as not to jar her too much. I cannot speak highly enough about the experience and crew. Looking forward to our next adventure with them!"

>> Tarheelgirl02 > Link to TripAdvisor Review   

"Six of us went fishing including our two children (9 and 13) and our parents. Was a great experience for all. Boat was plenty big for us and it was nice to have the boat all to ourselves. Fish weren't biting very much but Captain Kirk was working hard to find some for the kids. He and Chandler were both great. Kids ended up catching about 1/2 dozen. We also saw lots of dolphins while we were out, and just enjoyed the beautiful weather. Would absolutely do it again. Everyone had a great time."

>> Christi123 > Link to TripAdvisor Review   

"Captain Kirk and his mate Rosie were awesome ! Great size boat for the 4 of us and the crew. Didn't expect to catch so many fishes and sharks ! Caught 4 sharks and 7 fishes, of course we put the shark back.

Captain Kirk is a very knowledgeable fisherman. He knew his history behind many landmarks and knew just where to take us to get some biting action! We enjoyed ourselves very much and would recommend them to our friends and definitely would come back."

>> jdio2013 > Link to TripAdvisor Review   

"Our experience with Lookout Adventures and Captain Kirk was amazing. We went on a dolphin watching trip and my kids had a great time. Dolphins were easy to find and we kept the boat right with them. totally worth the money, this trip was picture perfect."

>> Amanda S. > Link to TripAdvisor Review   

"We had an awesome time with Captain Mike and Kirk. My boys, ages 9 and 13 really enjoyed the morning. We caught Spanish mackerel for dinner and even managed to snag a 50 lb. black tipped shark! The boat was plenty big with enough cover to take a break from the sun. It comfortably fit the 4 of us and the 2 crew. Having never done this sort of thing before, I was pleasantly surprised at what a great morning we had. Yes, the early wake up is tough on vacation but it was well worth it and there was still time for a nap on the beach that afternoon."

>> Mia R. > Link to TripAdvisor Review


"I Went fishing with my wife, daughter (11y.o.), son (8y.o.), and a friend. I was concerned because it was a Shark trip. I thought yeah right, we are not going to see any sharks. Low and behold we hooked shark after shark. At times having more than one shark on at a time. Everyone caught a shark except my daughter but that was her choice. Captain Kirk set her up with a bottom rig and in less than 5 minutes she caught a hog fish. Even though went for shark it made my day to him go out of his way to think about her. After Shark fishing I think anything else would be boring."


"Great experience and fun crew. Mike and Mr Kirk were not only competent fishermen, but entertaining as well. You can tell they love what they do. I would highly recommend the sunset shark trip to anyone. Each of us caught a shark and had a great time."

>>Mark L. >  Link to TripAdvisor Review   

"Our family of five had a fantastic experience fishing with Lookout Adventures! Both captain Mike and mate Kurt had great personalities and were extremely professional. The boat and gear was perfect for the personal attention we were looking for. The boat comfortably holds six plus crew.

We were on the fish instantly and never had a down moment. These guys knew exactly where the hot spots were, let everyone get involved in the fishing (even including our 4 yr. old), and kept us safe, laughing and learning. Everyone caught fish (sharks in this case)."

>> Jeff A. > Link to TripAdvisor Review   

"Clear water, great boat, great guides. Captain and Mate were fantastic. I will definitely come back to Lookout adventures. we caught several shark.... the trolling wasn't great but the guys got us on a BIG Cobia... they know how to get on the FISH..."

>> Roger M. > Link to Google Places Review   

Just returned from summer vacation in North Carolina. We took three adults and three 8 year old boys out with Lookout Adventures and had a great time. John and Curt were great with the kids and kept them involved the whole time. Trolling for fish was slow that day, so they switched gears to shark fishing which the boys loved. As a bonus, we caught a hammerhead shark right before we went in. It was a great time. Thanks to Lookout Adventures for making it a great trip.

>> Bob B. > Link to Google Places Review