TopWater Guide Co.
TopWater Guide Co. was founded in Wilmington, NC by Captain Luke Tippett. With a focus on red drum, flounder, speckled trout and striped bass, TopWater Guide Co. offers southeastern North Carolina unique and exciting inshore fishing charters.
Captain Luke Tippett
Captain Luke Tippett is the owner and operator of TopWater Guide Co. Captain Luke grew up on the waters of Eastern North Carolina fishing the coastal bays and marshes. With a primary focus on Red Drum, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and Striper, he understands the local populations and area. At a young age, the love of fishing was instilled in Captain Luke by his father and grandfather. As his passion for inshore fishing grew, he decided to begin a new venture, Topwater Guide Co. Chartering has further allowed Captain Luke to share his knowledge and passion with friends and clients alike.
Captain Greg Tippett
Captain Greg Tippett grew up fishing and flounder gigging the North Carolina coast. As a captain with TopWater Guide Co., he focuses on inshore and nearshore charters targeting Red Drum, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Striper, Black Drum, Spanish and many more species . Captain Greg also runs the Family Day Trips, which include fishing, crabbing and exploring local islands. With his knowledge and experience fishing the North Carolina waters, you and your family are sure to have a fun filled time on the water.
2015 214xts Nautic Star bay boat: This boat can fish 1-3 people (4 for an addtional $50). It will go anywhere from the shallow flats to the Cape Fear River. Our boat is loaded with Garmin electronics, Minn Kota trolling motor and Talon.
2004 Pathfinder 24 Tower Boat: The Pathfinder 2400 can take you from the shallow flats and creeks for inshore species out a few miles off the coast in search of nearshore fish. This boat can comfortably hold up to 5 anglers (rates based on 1-3 anglers; $50 additional for each angler after 3). The tower helps us spot and sight fish from a good distance away! It is loaded with a Power Pole, Minn Kota trolling motor and Hummingbird Electronics.