Based in Manteo, Overdrawn Charter's main areas of operation center around two large local bodies of saltwater, Croatan Sound and Pamlico Sound, and adjacent tributaries. These adjacent areas include Albemarle Sound, Roanoke Sound, the Oregon Inlet area, and near-shore Atlantic Ocean.
Captain William's knowledge and experience, along with weather conditions and safety considerations, guide him to where the fish can be caught. The rest is up to his clients, who seldom hear the words "You should have been here yesterday!" They're too busy being on the fish today.
Boat Access Address:
Washington-Baum Bridge Boating Access
Hwy.64/264 - Across the road from Pirates Cove Marina
Manteo, NC 27954
From Corolla, Duck & Southern Shores
Take NC 12 South to US 158 East then follow directions below.
Take US 158 East, a 4 lane bypass, the ocean will be on your left. On the side of the road there are milepost markers. Go to south to milepost 16 at Whalebone. There you will see two large green directional signs above the road. Get in the right lane. Follow the sign on the right. It will read, "Roanoke Island 64 West, Manteo / Wanchese" Stay in the right 2 lanes. Take this route.
See map above (Marker labeled B).
Go 1.5 miles and you will come to a high rise bridge, Washington Baum Bridge. Across the sound you will see lots of boats and condos. This is Pirate's Cove Yacht Club. After crossing the bridge, there will be a traffic light (500 yds after crossing). Get in left lane. At this light, take a LEFT, it will put you on a feeder road that takes you under the high rise to the public boat ramp. There is a blue sign at the light on your left that will read. Washington Baum Public Boat Ramp. There is ample parking, rest room facilities, and regular patrols by local law enforcement. Your vehicle will be safe there. If these directions fail to get you to the ramp, call Capt. Williams at. (252) 202-4623 and he will direct you there.
From Hatteras, Buxton, Avon and Rodanthe
Take NC 12 North. Go over Oregon Inlet Bridge. Go 8 miles to first light. That will be US 64 West, take a left. Follow directions above starting at "Go 1.5 miles".
From South Nags Head On Virginia Dare Trail
Go North past Comfort Inn, that will be on your right. Go to the 7-Eleven Convenience Store on your left and take that left. Go to the second traffic light, that will be 64 West. Follow directions above starting at "Go 1.5 miles".