Grandpas Crabbing tours aboard The “Grandpa”. which is a 40’ Northshore fishing boat and the only boat in the fleet that is handicap accessible. A world-class fishing platform that’s equipped with everything from the latest electronics, to outriggers and a fighting chair. The “Grandpa” is easily adaptable to any style of fishing.
Most importantly to the success of your fishing charter is the level of experience and skill of her captain and mate. Captain Russell Firth is a 3rd generation Captain. He and his mate have over 50 years of experience between them. This means you are in safe and capable hands, that you can trust to make sure you have a fun and productive trip.
Captain Russell originated the recreational shrimp and crabbing charter. Frankly, he liked interacting with families and children and wanted to share with them, his love of the outdoors, fishing and nature. His hands-on style and entertaining narrative makes each charter both fun and informative.
Grandpas Crabbing Tours are available for two hour, four hour, six or full day charters. You choose the amount of time you want to spend on the water. Available for up to 6 passengers and the crew with all the licenses and equipment you need. The shrimp and crabbing tours are designed for the calm waters of the sound. You will leave from Wanchese Harbor and head to the fishing grounds. Together you will drop the net into the waters and troll for your catch. Everyone lends a hand once it’s time to pull in the net.
Dumping the net onto the sorting table is when the fun really begins. While shrimp and crab may be your target species, you never know what you might catch in your net. Captain Russell loves to share stories about each species as you comb through your catch to see what you’ve got. This is where Captain Russell’s experience and storytelling gifts shine through. You will see the glow in his eyes as he explains what each creature eats, swims and more. The kids love the stories. This is truly a charter for the whole family unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. You will create memories that will last a lifetime and since you keep what you catch… you will probably have a delicious, fresh dinner to boot!