Meet The Captains & Fleet

Captain David Hooks

  • USCG Certified OUPV 6-PACK Captain
  • USCG Certified Master Captain
  • USCG Certified STCW
  • CPR & First Aid Certified

For over 30 years Captain David Hooks has been fishing the waters of North Carolina from the backwater to the Gulf stream. He is well known in the world of King Mackerel tournament fishing, placing and winning many tournaments on the east and gulf coasts. Captain Hook has also landed one of the world’s most sought after fish, the Bluefin Tuna. Captain Hook is a great guy to be around and is sure to make your fishing adventure one to remember.

Captain Tripp Hooks

  • USCG Certified OUPV 6-PACK Captain
  • CPR & First Aid Certified

The son of Captain David Hooks, Tripp Hooks carries on the family tradition of fishing the local waters. Captain Tripp has been by his dad’s side along the way playing a big role in his tournament King Mackerel fishing team. Captain Tripp is well known for his successful backwater fishing in the local waters, as well as his offshore abilities. As they say, Tripp is a “chip off the old block” and is sure to be a fun time for you and your group.

Captain John Cooke

  • USCG Certified OUPV 6-Pack Captain
  • CPR & First Aid Certified

Growing up near the ocean, John has been fishing since he was a kid. In 2014 he joined the Capt. Hook crew and began fishing the backwater and the offshore waters at a higher pace. Captain John began King Mackerel tournament fishing in 2015, taking second in his first tournament out of a 300 boat field with Captains David & Tripp. Captain John has fished the east and gulf coasts with the Capt.Hook crew. John is a fun time to be with and will help you make your trip memorable no matter what adventure you choose.

Our Fleet

The Black Pearl

30 cc hydrasport coming 2019!

The Black Pearl (Offshore)

The queen of our fleet, “The Black Pearl” is a fish catching machine. She is a 1986 Hydra Sport that was overhauled in 2015 with all of the necessary equipment needed to fish today. She has top King Mackerel Tournament wins and placings under her belt and is capable of meeting the demands of you and your party. She runs Ocean Isle Beach Offshore Fishing Charters, Holden Beach Offshore Fishing Charters, Oak Island Offshore Fishing Charters, Sunset Beach Offshore Fishing Charters, And Myrtle Beach Offshore Fishing Charters. Sunset Cruises, Dinner Cruises, or Dolphin Tours are also offered.

  • 25′ Hydra Sport
  • Twin 2017 Mercury Marine 200 HP Outboards
  • Safety Equipment: EPIRB, Lifejackets, Survival Equipment, First Aid Kit, Fire Extinguisher
  • Fish Finding Technology: Depth Finders, VHF Radios, Weather Satellite, GPS
  • Four People Max

The 229 (Backwater)

The “229” is the ultimate backwater boat. She features a second station tower to allow for more room for you and your party down below while getting to the fishing hole. She features a PowerPole anchor that allows us to anchor very quickly in shallow water to get fishing faster. The 229 is sure to meet the demands of you and your party. She runs Holden Beach Inshore Fishing Charters, Holden Beach Inshore Fishing Charters, Sunset Beach Inshore Fishing Charters, and Myrtle Beach Inshore Fishing Charters. Sunset or Dinner Cruises are also available.

  • 23′ Famous Craft
  • Mercury Marine 300 HP Outboard
  • Safety Equipment: Lifejackets, First Aid Kit, Fire Extinguisher
  • Fish Finding Technology: Depth Finders, VHF Radio, GPS
  • Three People Max


Captain Hook Outdoors accommodates people fishing all around the Southeast. Just the next beach over, we accommodate Ocean Isle Beach fishing charters. We love to fish the backwater around this area and tour the waters. We also offer Ocean Isle Beach deep sea fishing.

Captain Hook Outdoors accommodates Sunset Beach fishing charters. There is lots of water in the sunset beach area that is a lot of time overlooked. Sunset Beach contains some of our favorite spots to fish in the backwaters. We also offer Sunset Beach deep sea fishing. Calabash Inshore fishing charters are also one of our specialties.

Captain Hook Outdoors accommodates people looking for an Oak Island Fishing Charter. The backwaters of Southport and Oak Island are some of the most beautiful in the world and we love to share the great experience with you. We also offer Oak Island deep sea fishing.

Captains Hook Outdoors accommodates people staying along the grand strand. We offer Little River Fishing Charters, as well as Myrtle Beach Fishing Charters. We also offer Myrtle Beach Fishing Charters, as well as Myrtle Beach deep sea fishing.

Call 910-540-7332 or 910-547-1226 to begin your adventure.