About us

Captain David Moon

Since childhood, David has had a passion for saltwater fishing.  He and his family vacationed yearly at Holden Beach since the late 90’s.  He and his dad would fish the waters off Holden Beach as often as they could. In 2012 David bought his first boat and began to explore fishing habitats off shore.  In 2020 he retired from his 30-year career in the landscape construction industry and decided to pursue his dream of becoming a charter captain. 

David and his team of certified USCG Captains are excited to share the experiences of saltwater fishing with their clients in both Brunswick County (Holden Beach Area) as well as Carolina Beach.Our commitment to the “experience” is the mission of Southern Shores Excursions; providing great customer service and an experience that will keep you coming back for more!

Captain Tim Rice

Capt. Tim began his love for being on the water as a youngster, he learned the ‘Ropes’ from his uncles on Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia. As a teenager he had the opportunity to learn open water, he still recalls what he considers one of his favorite experiences: “16 years old, 42’ Hatteras, Took her out of Accomack into the Bay, fished all day and brought her home.”

While pursuing careers as a Firefighter, Virginia State Trooper, and most recently as an overseas security contractor his love of off-shore blue water has never wavered. Captain Tim is extremely grateful to have arrived at the level where his passion has become his career.

Captain Tim is a USCG Certified 25GMT Master Captain including Towing Assistance endorsement and most recently, USCG Qualified Instructor.

“The open Sea is a magical place, it touches a spot on your soul rivaled by few, if any other places. Being on a Hot Bite is truly amazing, but the truest memories come from the total experience”

Captain Tim looks forward to meeting you all. Book your trip soon aboard The ‘Luna Sea’ or ‘Cape Roamer’ today.

Captain Tommy “Tom Tom” Prince

Fishing Capt. Tom’s passion, period.

His grandfather instilled this in him as a young boy, and he loves paying forward those lessons!

He was in the commercial fishing industry for 20 years specializing in bottom fishing, however, in his opinion, “nothing gets the blood pumping like hearing a trolling reel scream with a king mackerel, wahoo, cobia or Mahi on it.”

Southern Shores Excursions

The ocean and its coastal waters create an exciting environment for not only fishing but other wildlife that can be seen firsthand from the deck of a boat.  David and his team of Captains are truly committed to the experience of the ocean and its fisheries. 

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced angler it is our goal to provide safe and exciting times aboard one of the three boats in the fleet.  With boat locations in Carolina Beach and Holden Beach Southern Shores Excursions can provide you with the most basic excursions to the All- Inclusive excursions which consists of housing accommodations, lunches aboard, and chef services to cook up your freshly caught dinner!

Be sure to check us out and book today!

Mission Statement

To provide safe and exciting fishing excursions for families and friends in the waters of North Carolina, in the spirit of coastal conservation and good stewardship of the environment.

Core Values

Our Captains