Welcome to Crystal Dawn Headboat booking! The Crystal Dawn is operated out of the conveniently located Pirate's Cove Marina on the Nags Head/Manteo Causeway. Capt. Allan Foreman (fondly nicknamed Big Al for his big heart and spacious boat!) brings to the helm nearly four decades of offshore experience and a masters license with unlimited tonnage. He and his crew look forward to making your charter, fishing trip or cruise an experience you won't forget!

The Crystal Dawn can be booked for a Half-Day Inlet and Sound Headboat Fishing trip (Morning or Afternoon), a Roanoke Island Sunset Cruise, a Purple Martin Excursion, or for a private fishing trip or cruise! The Crystal Dawn is a 65-foot headboat powered by twin 6-T1 diesels. She has a capacity for 150 people, but for your comfort and more fishing room, we have limited our fishing trips to 55 people and our non-fishing cruises to 97 people. We feature the most modern equipment including all new tackle, CB radios, fathomers and fish finder!


1. Select the START date and choose from an available trip below. -OR- Find the trip of your choice below and check the availability dates.

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5. Make a Payment: Charters require $500 deposit at time of booking. Ticketed trips are to be paid in full at booking.

We are all ears! If you have questions or concerns before or after your trip call 252-473-5577 or email us.

Roanoke Island Sunset Cruises (Departs 6 pm, Returns: 7:30 pm) are scheduled based on weather. Please call us if you are interested.

Private Inlet & Sound Headboat Fishing Trips or Cruises (5 hour private fishing trip or cruise for up to 50 people) are also available aboard the Crystal Dawn. Please call for rates and availability.

New Booking: Fri Jun 30, 2017

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