Wet Kitty Charters – High Water Adventure

Want to experience bluewater fishing in North Carolina the proper way? Join Wet Kitty Charters for an offshore excursion in the Atlantic Ocean.

You’ll cast off on your fishing adventure out of Wanchese, aboard a 25’ Cape Lookout. She’s captained by Tom Hughes, a true outdoorsman who’s been fishing since he was a small kid. You can bring 3 of your fishing buddies with you, she’s roomy so you won’t be bumping elbows.

The waters of North Carolina have plenty to offer to anglers of all skill levels and preferences. You can fish the nearshore waters, 15 miles away from the coast for a wide range of species of like Black Drum, Bluefish, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, and others.

The pelagic action takes place approximately 50 miles away from the dock. You can hook up Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Wahoo, and whatever else takes the bait – depending on the season. Check with the captain in advance to figure out what has the best bite.

Capt. Tom will provide you with high-quality tackle made by Shimano, Okuma, and Daiwa, included in the price. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks with you, so you keep your energy up between strikes. Fish cleaning and filleting is available at the marina for 40 cents per pound.

You’ll be assisted by an experienced first mate, Captain Tom’s lovely wife. They both work really hard to make sure every trip is as fun as possible, the local standard for gratuity is 20%, which is greatly appreciated.

Book a trip with Wet Kitty Charters today and explore the nearshore and offshore waters of North Carolina the right way!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Offshore Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,300
    price breakdown
    $1,300
    Want to go offshore? This full day offshore trip will give you the right opportunity you were looking for. Get ready and book it now!
  • Private trip
    Near/Inshore Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    This is a 8-hour trip nearshore or inshore trip. Book it and join the Captain on a life-time adventure!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Cobia
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 15
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    If you would like to experience some Cobia fishing, this is a right trip for you. Don't miss it!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    If you don't have the time to hit the water for a full day but can't get enough fishing squeezed in a 4-hour trip, this is the perfect middle ground. You can target Blacktip Shark, Sheepshead, Cobia, Seabass, Bluefish, Drum, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    You'll head out between 1 and 15 miles on this 4-hour trip. The target list contains Black Drum, Bluefish, Sheepshead, Triggerfish, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Wait out the noon heat and hit the waters up to 15 miles away from the dock on this 4-hour trip. You can target a wide range of species like Bluefish, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and whatever else takes the bait.
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About the Captain

Tom Hughes
Wanchese, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
37 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since July 2018
Captain Tom Hughes has been fishing since he was big enough to hold a rod on his own. Three years ago he decided to turn his passion and hobby into a full-time job and started guiding customers. He's caught a lot of trophy-sized fish like 300-400 lb pelagics, but his proudest catch is a massive 100 lb Cobia. He loves socializing with his customers and getting to know them. A true outdoors fan, he's usually out before the sunrise – he hopes to share this love with every single guest that comes on board.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Cape Lookout (Center console) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 250HP Honda engine.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.90
out of 5 stars from 37 reviews
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OBX Fishing with Captain Tom
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Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
79%
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   July 21, 2020
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David H.
Zelienople, PA
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OBX Fishing with Captain Tom

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 23, 2020
Our 1/2 day charter trip was our first experience drum fishing in the sound at OBX.  Captain Tom and Wet Kitty Charters...
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Great trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on August 14, 2020
I don’t know what the last guy was talking about, we had an awesome day on the Wet Kitty. Captain Tom gave us several options...
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3/4 day trip with Tom.

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on September 1, 2020
RIbbon fish and flounder weren’t biting. Tom did everything to put us on fish and we had a blast. Hooked into Albacore,...
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Manteo, NC
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 6, 2020
Great day, had a blast even though the weather gave us a slow start but finished with a good catch of ribbon. Will be back...
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