Are you an experienced or adventuresome angler looking for the gulfstream ~ blue water trip? Our gulfstream trip takes you 50-60 miles offshore to the crystal clear blue water.  This is where we find Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi, Sailfish and Marlin.

Maybe you want to kick it up a notch?  

Our 3/4 day (20 miles offshore) or the Full Day (30 miles offshore) allows us to fish for larger species of fish like Mahi-Mahi, King Mackeral and Amberjack.

Impulsive Charters


The Impulsive is a fishing charter boat for hire available in Bald Head Island, Southport and Oak Island. 1/2 day,  3/4 day, full day, gulf stream and deep drop trips. We can customize the perfect trip for you and your family.  Captain Paul Thompson strives to give everyone, no matter what your fishing experience, the trip of a lifetime!

The Impulsive is available year round as a charter boat for hire. We also offer sightseeing cruises (2 hour minimum) on the Cape Fear River and longer cruises to Wrightsville Beach and historic downtown Wilmington.

The Impulsive will pick you up at the nearest location to where you are staying. We target Tuna, Wahoo, Billfish, Mahi-Mahi, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Dolphin, Amberjack, Cobia and Sharks.  

The Impulsive is a fully equipped, 38 foot Bertram with Twin 420 horsepower turbo-charged Caterpillar Diesels and a 23 knot cruise speed.  The cabin is air-conditioned and has a full bathroom.

Fishing charter boat for hire in Bald Head Island, Southport & Oak Island

Air-Conditioned Cabin

Full Bathroom

6 Man Life Raft


Single Side Band Radio

USCG Compliant




Deep Drop Trip 

This trip is also 50-60 miles offshore where we'll be using our computerized Lindgren Pitman system. We target species that swim deep ~ 800 +/- feet deep! Here we find Swordfish, Mako Shark, Big Eye Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna and Snowy Grouper (seasonally).  We are dropping rigs into very dark deep water, so dark at this depth, that we use LED glow lights to attract the monsters.  These beautiful fish will range in size from 40-1000 lbs.   

​Captain Paul's 30 plus years of fishing experience makes booking as easy as 1, 2, 3​ or maybe 4........

Looking for a trip for young children?

Our 1/2 day trip is perfect. 4 hours of fishing just off the beach within site of land.  In the summer we'll be targeting Spanish mackerel, bluefish and very large sharks.

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