Incredible Fishing, Awesome Fun!

Offshore fishing is incredible here off the coast of Virginia Beach and the Outer Banks. Whether you prefer catching some tuna, mahi and wahoo for the grill, or you want to feel the pulse pounding runs of a white marlin or blue marlin, Instigator is the boat that can put you on the action you desire.

We feature fishing charters for the entire family as well as die hard anglers. We believe that fishing should be fun and exciting and enjoyed by friends and family alike. Instigator is large enough for your maximum comfort and safe enough for enture group.

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Capt. Josh Wentling

Captain Josh Wentling is a US Coast Guard-licensed charter captain and has been fishing the waters from Hatteras, NC to Barnegat Light for over 20 years. He has won and placed in many major tournaments up and down the Atlantic Coast and has a reputation for fishing success.

Captain Josh is dedicated to utilizing his extensive experience in providing the most memorable, educational, and pleasurable fishing experience available anywhere.

Captain Josh has led the Instigator to over $2,000,000 in tournament wins!  You can be assured he will put you on the fishing experience of a lifetime!

Captains Josh is also an active member of The Billfish Foundation, Ducks Unlimited, Safari Club International, Eye Catcher Lures Pro Team, Angler’s Envy Custom Rods Pro Team, Fight Line and Leader Pro Team, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, The Whitetail Institute, and Quality Deer Management Association.

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The Instagator

57′ Custom Sportfisher

The Instigator is a spectacular and professionally maintained custom-built 57′ Carolina sport fishing boat. Her twin diesel engines are both powerful and extremely fast so that you will be spending more time fishing and less time boat riding. She sports the very latest and highest quality marine electronics for your safety and ultimate fishing success. Instigator is also completely rigged with all the comforts of home like salon air conditioners, microwave oven, refrigerator, DVD, stereo system, CD, hot and cold shower, and even has soft comfortable bunks for your crew to rest on the  boat ride out and on the return.

Instigator’s Electronics:
  • Simrad Radar
  • Simrad Color Fishfinder
  • Simrad Auto Pilot
  • Simrad Chartplotter
  • Simrad GPS
  • FLR Night Vision
  • 2 VHF Radios
  • Epirb

Instigator’s Fishing Tackle:
  • Custom Release Fighting Chair
  • Flying and Straight Gaffs (all sizes)
  • All Custom Rods (20-130lb class)
  • Custom Light Tackle Rods
  • Custom Stand Up Rods
  • Custom Jigging Rods
  • Calcutta Natural Baits
  • Shimano Reels
  • All Modern Fishing Equipment

What an amazing fishing adventure! I couldn't recommend Instigator and their crew enough!

John. P.Bronx, N.Y.

What an amazing fishing adventure! I couldn't recommend Instigator and their crew enough!

John. P.Bronx, N.Y.

What an amazing fishing adventure! I couldn't recommend Instigator and their crew enough!

John. P.Bronx, N.Y.

We went after white marlin. I couldn't believe how awesome the fight was. What a great crew and awesome boat!

Chad J.Cleveland, OH