Charter 31ft "Tortuga" Custom Dive Boat In Morehead, North Carolina

Cuddy Cabin
27 ft
6 Guests

About This Boat

Experience the fun and adventure in Morehead, North Carolina by boat! Charter the 31 feet "Tortuga" Custom Dive boat for up to 6 people. Rate as low as $86 per hour (minimum of 5 hours).


• Half Day Inshore single dive site (5 hours): $430
• Regular Day Inshore multiple sites (8 hours): $650
• Regular Day Offshore (8 hours): $675
• Long Day Offshore (10-12 hours): $875

What You Can Expect:

We provide custom dive charters. Your group will charter the entire boat. This ensures that you will know the other divers on the trip, adding an enhanced level of safety and enjoyment. We base the day’s activities totally on your desires, doing everything within our power to ensure that our customers get the personalized dive experience they deserve. We are available to take you to the lesser known, infrequently visited dive sites, where you can explore without bumping into other divers around every bend. Our captain will entertain you with local history and anecdotal stories from the Crystal Coast.

Tortuga Charters is committed to limiting our passenger load to six or fewer. With this policy, we deliver a higher level of personal customer service and allow our customers to design their own dive trip. Unlike the larger crew boats with 20+ divers aboard, where you often must dive a site that is dictated to you based on the desires of large groups on the boat, our charters allow the customer to decide.

What To Expect Onboard:

"Tortuga" is a 31′ Custom Dive boat built on an Egg Harbor hull, constructed by Lewis Boatworks here on the coast of North Carolina.

With a 12′ beam, she is both roomy and stable at rest. Tortuga is rigged to carry a maximum of 6 divers and their gear. The 8.1 liter John Deere Diesel engine pushes her along at a comfortable 21 knots while making the most of every gallon of fuel. 60% of her deck space is under the large top, with a 3 sided plastic enclosure that keeps our customers out of the sun, wind and sprays.

Should a little sunshine be on your agenda, feel free to stretch out in the roomy cockpit? When at anchor, you can relax in the sun on the forward bow deck. Forward of the helm is a small galley with a microwave and toaster oven. There are a v-berth and upper bunk that sleeps 3 for a nap on the ride home. There is a head  (called a toilet by landlubbers) below as well and room to stand up to change out of your wetsuit in privacy

Our boat "Tortuga" has plenty of space on her aft deck with chairs and ample padded bench seats. Our stereo is iPod and Bluetooth ready, so you can bring your own mood music or choose from one of our many playlists. Pack your own snacks or picnic dinner or for an additional $50 we can provide a catered gourmet Hors d’oeuvre tray. BYOB, we do not have the ability to provide alcoholic beverages but you are welcome to bring your own. We have a large cooler always stocked with ice and bottled water.

Tortuga sails at 5:00 pm returning to the dock around 8:0pm. The price is $275 and we can accommodate 6 passengers. Additional time can be purchased at an hourly rate of $75.


  • Type: Cuddy Cabin
  • Capacity: 6 People
  • Make Model: Sportfisher
  • Rental Minimum: 5 hours
  • Length: 27 ft
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 5 Days Prior

Rental Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

What qualifications and/or experience do I need to dive on Tortuga?

We can accommodate all levels of certified open water divers. Our coast has a range of dive sites that go from inshore intermediate to offshore advanced and even technical diving. Everyone will be happier if your group has similar training and experience. For wrecks and reefs over 70 feet deep, we require a minimum of Advanced Open Water certification and 30 logged dives, with at least 3 dives to a 100′ or more, preferably in the open ocean.

If I do not have the certification or experience to make a specific dive, can I hire a Divemaster to dive with me?

Yes. All of our mates and the Captain are Divemasters and we also have local freelance divemasters available for an additional fee. Please arrange this early when you book your charter. Requesting this service the day before the dives may result in a Divemaster not being available.

What food and drinks do the divers need to bring to the boat for the trip?

Bring enough food and drink for a full day at sea. We have a large cooler with plenty of ice always on the boat. Please transfer your provisions to the cooler on the boat and avoid bringing additional coolers aboard. There is a microwave in the galley if you want to bring food that needs to be heated. We provide plenty of bottled water so everyone stays well hydrated.

What other items are suggested to bring?

A dry towel, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat are all good items to bring along. If you are prone to motion sickness, dramamine or a patch may be in order. We try to always have ginger snaps and ginger ale on hand, which always seems t help. It is always a good idea to have a dry bag for your items and clothes.

Do you have rental gear available?

We have very limited rental gear, and it is best to make arrangements with one of the 2 dives shops, Olympus or Discovery if you do not have your own gear. We do have a supply of last minute items that could fall into the “save a dive” category, such as regulators, mask and fin straps, finger spools, SMB’s and dive lights.

What is the system for handling dive gear on the boat?

We ask that all divers assemble their rigs for the first dive at the dock. The crew will assist in stowing away the remainder of your gear to keep the deck area clear and uncluttered.

Are there any suggested dive safety items?

We highly recommend that each diver carry a minimum of safety gear that includes an audible signaling device (whistle or horn), a SMB (surface marker buoy), a reel or spool with at least 150′ of line, and a cutting device (shears or dive knife). A good, but small dive light is a valuable piece of equipment to have along. Not only to shine under ledges and into wrecks, they double as a fine visual signaling device on the surface.

Do I need a North Carolina fishing license to spearfish?

Tortuga has a blanket fishing license, so anyone on the boat is covered, in state or out of state residents alike.


  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Wheel steering
  • Bimini
  • Fishing gear
  • Trailerable
  • Inboard Engine
  • Autopilot
  • CD Player
  • Chart Plotter
  • Dodger
  • Single Engine
  • Fuel type: Diesel

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