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Grandpa's Shrimp and Crab Charters

708 Harbor Road, Wanchese Industrial Park, Wanchese, NC
252-305-8862
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Ranked #2 of 5 attractions in Wanchese
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Butler, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We booked this trip for my 8 year old son, to experience how shrimp and crab are caught (my 10 year old daughter came as well). We all had a great time bringing in the catch and sorting through the various fish and other items which were also in the net. The guys on the boat were very knowledgeable about... More

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Morris New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

Very interesting and great for kids. crew was fantastic and friendly. lots of fun.wonderful boat and we got shrimp. very knowledgeable Capt. and mate.

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Rye, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

We have been coming to the Outer Banks as a family for 16 years. In all those years, we have tried many attractions: dolphin watching, party boat fishing, etc. By far this is the best thing we have ever done and regret not doing it sooner. Captain Russell and First Mate Ryan were highly skilled fisherman, entertaining with local folklore,... More

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

You will be missing out if you don't try Grandpa's Charter, with Captain Russell Firth Jr., out of Wanchese, NC. Here is the short story: We would definitely recommend them to our friends, and I hope we get to go again (it was one of the top three things my kids and my wife and I loved the most, about... More

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Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

6-27-2012 This was the first time we had done anything of this nature. The only way to describe it is WOW!!! Our 9 year old son and his friend had a blast!! This is both fun AND educational and not just for the kids!! My husband and I were so pleased and will definitely be doing this again in the... More

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Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

This trip is such a blast! We went as a family three years ago and went again a couple days ago. It was a great experience both times. Especially coming from someone who isn't generally into getting all fishy and gross, I still loved it! The seagulls love you for tossing them so many fish too! My younger brother is... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Tour was what we expected however I believe that the large sign posted on the boat requesting a 20% customary tip is arrogant. And the Captain wondered why his trips were down?

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Denver, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

My husband luckily found Grandpa's Charters on a you tube video. We arrived Sunday evening and he booked our charter for 6am monday morning. Needless to say, I was concerned how my 4 year old who handle this early morning adventure. However, this turned out to be the best part of our vacation! The boat staff was very friendly. They... More

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2011

We loved the tour. The boat was very clean and the brothers where great with my kids. We had tons of fun, saw dolphins and caught lots of shrimp and crabs.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2010

We just took the 4 hour tour this morning with my 8 year old twin girls. They absolutely loved picking out the fish, shrimp and crab. There was a sense of excitement with every net that was emptied on the table. Kid Friendly version of Deadliest Catch. Captain Russell and his brother Mack were incredible, very good with children and... More

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