Carolina Cruising Charters Captains
On Lake Norman, the Marine Commission monitors all charter and excursion boats, and legally requires operators to be US Coast Guard Master Captains! If you are considering a boat rental or charter, make sure that your captain is a true United States Coast Guard Master Captain and ask to see his or her credential and the company’s charter boat permit from the Lake Norman Marine Commission.
Without a USCG Master Captain behind the helm, it may not be quite what you hoped for from a safety, liability, experience, and potentially legal standpoint. Don’t put yourself and your friends at risk!
Ben is a Lake Norman native and is an extremely active boater in the North Carolinas. Having grown up on the lake, Captain Ben is for sure knowledgeable on where to find all the unique spots for your charter!
With a Master Captains license and over 800 hours invested into teaching new boaters how to safely navigate Lake Norman, Ben is here to make sure you enjoy a fun and memorable day on the water!
Matt has been an avid outdoorsman his entire life. Growing up in a family of fishermen, Matt’s appreciation for the outdoors and a respect for mother nature were cultivated at a young age.
With over 1,000 days of sea service and hundreds of safe and fun charters completed day and night on LKN, Matt’s vast experience allows you to feel safe while you enjoy your best lake day!
We Are Hiring!
We’re actively seeking additional USCG Licensed Captains with a Master’s Level Merchant Mariner Credential (any tonnage) for our 2024 season beginning April/May 2024. Please email us for more information.
Carolina Cruising Charters Crew
Kaity, Communications Concierge
When you call us during our busiest times, you may also reach Kaity! She has always loved all things water from pools to beaches and most importantly boats!
With a passion for making it your best lake day, Kaity will make sure your booking process is smooth sailing from start to finish!
Natasha, Media Editor
Growing up in Pamlico, Natasha has always enjoyed boating and being on the water. She’s a craftswoman of content and is who is behind the scenes curating videos of your experiences.
You may also speak with her when calling us with any questions you have as to how to secure your reservation for your best lake day!