My name is Captain Dave Tilley, I currently hold a 200 Ton USCG Masters license and operate the charter vessel Wild Rover III based in Carolina Beach North Carolina. I also own and operate SaltwaterCentral.Com along with the Offshore fishing tools "FishHere", "ReefCast", "WaveCast" and "SeaCast".
I have been fishing pretty much my entire life. It is where I find my place in the world. It is where I fit.
I commercial fished for Grouper, Snapper and King Mackerel while at UNC-Wilmington studying for my BA in Communications. Over the next decade I operated charter boats ranging from a 25 foot Aquasport, to a 38 Bertram, to a 40 Luhrs, to a 56 Custom along with working on several party boats as both Captain and Mate.
I was the Captain of the party boat "Continental Shelf" based in Morehead City NC for over 10 years running 12 hour, 24 hour and 48 hour trips offshore while setting 2 state records and earning countless State citations.
I am fascinated by fishing, the weather and computers. I have spent the majority of my life time hunting and catching fish while watching the wind blow and seeing first hand what it does to the ocean.
I look forward to having you as a guest and fishing with you aboard my beautiful girl "Wild Rover III".
If you have any questions just let me know!
The Best Capt Dave Tilley and First Mate Tyler, you will ever fish with. I promise they will find the fish and the boat will be full. I did a 12 hr trip then went back for 14 hr trip.
Dave and Tyler are awesome! They genuinely care about giving you a great experience. Very good with kids and inexperienced fisherwomen.
We had an amazing time today with Captain Dave and Tyler! They went above and beyond to make sure we had a safe and fun day. Can’t wait to go out with them again!
Captain Dave and Mate Tyler were both Great!! It was my first trip and it was Amazing, I can't wait to go again