Charter Information

Instigator Sportfishing charters information for Ocean City, Maryland and Manteo, North Carolina. Providing quality offshore sport fishing charters. Two of the best destinations on the east coast live, visit and fish! Book a charter with the best, right here- with Capt. Josh Wentling. Whether a family trip, friends, a corporate team building event, or tournament pro’s – Instigator Sportfishing Charters has the skills and equipment to make your Ocean City fishing charter, one to remember. View our Captains bio page and “The Boat” for more charter information.

Where We Fish

Ocean City, MD

Ocean City Fishing Center
West OC

July 7 – September 30


Mantelo, NC

Pirates Cove
Outer Banks


What We Catch / Types Of Trips

Captain Josh Wentling and the Instigator target numerous species while fishing off the coasts of  Maryland and North Carolina. Learn about the pelagic species and plan your trip around the best times to catch a trophy fish. Charters are not limited to one type of fish species and many times anglers will check off several boxes on one charter.

About The Captain

Capt. Josh Wentling

20 plus years of guiding experience, over $2,000,000 in tournament winnings, and a passion for putting people on fish and helping them have an amazing time on the water. Capt. Josh is is the charter captain for you!

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Captain josh Wentling

About The Boat

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.

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Instigator Sport Fishing

About Your Charter

Charters specifically for each group

Instigator Sportfishing Charters offers a variety of fishing charters and seasonally departs from either Ocean City or Pirate’s Cove, NC.

Our fishing excursions include billfish fishing for white and blue marlin fishing charters and nearshore & offshore fishing for wahoo, dolphin, stripers, kingfish, tuna, and many other sport fish.

We also specialty trips such as offshore memorial services and offshore legal document signing services. Please contact us for details.

Our charters are designed specifically for each group. Whether you are a corporate group looking for a great business fishing trip or a family looking to have a great day out on the water together, Instigator is the boat for you.

Group sport fishing charter