We invite you to step aboard the Sea Era for a time of relaxation, fun, excitement, and world-renown sportfishing.  Enjoy the wind in your face, the smell of the salt air, and the breathtaking scenery of the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  Harvest tilefish, cobia, stripers, bluefish, Spanish mackerel, etc. from the waters of the Atlantic or local sounds. 

Designed, constructed, and operated by Dean Johnson, the Sea Era is a 42 foot charter boat in its maiden year of operation.  Yet behind the wheel of this Carolina beauty is a captain with personal experience and knowledge of the waters of the Graveyard of the Atlantic .  Captain Dean Johnson is a native of the Outer Banks and has nearly forty years in the fishing industry.  He began his career as a mate out of Oregon Inlet Fishing Center in 1969 and went on to earn his captain’s license in 1977.  From that time until 2002, Dean captained off-shore charters where he met many interesting people and helped make many dreams come true with catches of billfish, tuna, dolphin, and wahoo.



In 2001 Dean decided to try another venture in the boat business.  He began Johnson Boat Works, Inc. where they design and build custom sportfishing boats, both large and small.  Recently, though, the “itch and call” of the water began to resurface, so Dean is returning to fishing while owning and operating Johnson Boat Works.  He runs charter trips along the coast aboard the Sea Era, a vessel very dear to his heart, not only because he designed and built her with his own two hands, but also because she’s named for his beautiful granddaughter, Alyssa Sierra (using a play on words)!

Sea Era is berthed at the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center in Nags Head, NC, only minutes from abundant fishing grounds.  So whether it’s simply to enjoy the thrill of bringing your own catch from the sea to your kitchen table, for sight-seeing, or simply to “ get away from it all”, spend some quality time with us.  Take advantage of Captain Dean’s experience and enjoy his friendly personality aboard his beautiful boat on North Carolina ’s pristine Outer Banks – a fishing paradise.  It will be an experience you are not likely to ever forget.


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