Thank you for choosing First Light Charters as your guide service! This small family business was once just a dream, but now (thanks to you!) is our reality. Our mission is to take you on an unforgettable trip to experience the Outer Banks' incredible natural resources the way we do. There is simply nothing better than getting to watch that first light rise over the water.


With a background in hospitality and customer service, we know how to make a good time! Our foundation is rooted in our local knowledge and love for hunting and fishing. The beauty shadowed by our famous beaches lies within the narrow marsh isles and waterways of the Outer Banks. We are looking forward to taking you around and showing you a new perspective of our piece of paradise.


We hunt and fish out of a 21ft long and 8ft wide Carolina Skiff. It is a flat bottom boat that perfectly suits both our hunting and fishing needs. Our skiff gets us into our favorite shallow water fishing and hunting locations (sometimes less than a foot of water) that are not easily accessed in a vee bottom boat. It is coast guard rated for 14 passengers, meaning ample stability and space for our 1-4 person trips.  

Chris holds a US Coast Guard Captain License and is fully insured while on the water.