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Top Fishing Charters in Beaufort

Fishing in Beaufort

From downtown to the open seas, Beaufort fishing charters offer a world of diverse angling. The third oldest settlement in North Carolina is on the southern tip of the Inner Banks, where incredible inshore fishing along the creeks and sounds meets offshore thrills in the Gulf Stream. Battle it out with monster fish and make your fishing dreams come true!

What type of fishing charter is best for me?

Half Day Trips

Beginners and families can take advantage of shorter trips. A four-hour trip is enough to learn about Beaufort inshore fishing. Explore the shallows and target some tough-fighters like Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Black Drum, and even Sharks.


There’s plenty for experienced anglers too, so come get your fishing fix.

3/4 and Full-Day Trips

If your sea legs are ready, opt for an expedition to the choppy nearshore. Troll or bottom fish for the bite of Barracuda, Amberjack, Kingfish, and Cobia. These strong beasts will put up an intense fight, so get ready for a thrilling encounter to fill the boat.

Extended Full Day Trips

If you’re looking for the fight of your life, an offshore trip is calling you. Head to the Gulf Stream and take on the sea’s biggest creatures with a Beaufort deep sea fishing guide.


These trips are not for the faint-hearted. You’ll spend over 10 hours using your strength to hook the catch of your dreams. Take on Mako Sharks, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Sailfish, or Marlin, and you’ll have an unforgettable story to boast.

Fly Fishing

Angling enthusiasts can bring their own fly fishing gear aboard most Beaufort charters. Whether inshore or offshore, there are opportunities aplenty on the fly. In the crowded sounds, you’ll lure anything from Bass to Kingfish, while you’ll need to use all your skills to attract Tuna or Marlin in the deep.

When to Go

Fishing out of Beaufort is good year round. In winter, you’ll target Trout and Bluefish inshore, take on Kingfish and Amberjack nearshore, or hunt Tuna offshore. Plenty of different fish arrive in spring, before anglers the world over descend in summer. Head offshore to land Marlin, Sailfish, and Mahi Mahi, or stay inshore and fill the boat with Redfish, Trout, and Drum. To avoid the crowds and fill your cooler with Tuna, Mackerel, and more, visit in fall.

What to Bring

To fish this range of waters, you’ll need a versatile boat fully-stocked with fishing tackle, lures, and sometimes even bait. Beaufort fishing charters provide just that!


Your captain’s commercial license will cover everyone on board, so all you need to bring is plenty of drinks and snacks to make the most of your time on board. If you’re heading offshore, you may have a first mate on board, so don’t forget some cash to tip.


Other than that, make sure to wrap up warm during winter and protect yourself from the sun in summer, and you’re in for a thrilling fishing experience out of Beaufort, NC.

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Beaufort Fishing Seasons

Make it your new year’s resolution to get out on the water more. Bluefish, Redfish, and Trout will be biting inshore, while monster Bluefin Tuna will provide a thrill offshore.

It may not be the first thing on your mind, but getting out into the open seas can be fruitful despite the weather. Keep warm battling Sharks, Wahoo, Little Tunny, and more offshore.


The sun is out and the fish are tempting. The year-round inshore population is as hungry as ever, while Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna are calling you offshore for a worthy fight.


Make the most of the productive waters before the crowds arrive. As plenty of new fish arrive, you’ll have a wealth of fishing all to yourself, so get ready to fill up on delicious fish!



It’s almost peak season, so you can expect thrilling fishing in beautiful weather. Nearshore fishing has hit its stride, so you can finally hunt Cobia in the shallower Ocean waters.


School’s almost out, and it’s time to get out on the water. Get the kids hooked inshore or show them the buzz of the Barta Boys and Girls Club Billfish Classic and target Sailfish or Marlin.


Excited fishermen from all over the world flock to Beaufort in July for the Big Rock Blue Marlin tournament. Come and see why and you may land a share of the $2 million prize fund!


The Crystal Coast is still overflowing. Don’t let the summer get away from you! Come and discover the best fishing inshore, nearshore, and offshore before the weather turns.


A quiet getaway after the summer madness is just perfect. As the crowds die down, you’ll have the water to yourself. Take advantage and fill the boat with fish from Trout to Tuna.


There’s no sense that the season is winding down as it’s full steam ahead. As the weather changes, you’ll keep warm working out against Sailfish, Tuna, Wahoo, or Mackerel.


Winter is on its way, so wrap up warm and get on the water to learn about inshore fishing, explore the nearshore reefs, or hit up the Gulf Stream. head home with a hearty catch.


It’s never too late to go fishing, so don't let the year get away from you. North Carolina fishing is open for business year round so end the year in style and practice your skills!


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What People Are Saying About Beaufort

"Inshore Fishing with Captain Ben"

Paul E. fished with Aqua Therapy Fishing Charters on September 10, 2019

My experience with the half day charter was excellent and exceeded my expectations. We tied a three day stay in Beaufort with the charter, which worked out well.

"Fishing with David"

Shelton P. fished with Hawk Charters on July 29, 2019

I didn’t think we were going to catch that many sharks, but after eating some I wish I had kept more of them. They were delicious.

"Aqua Therapy at its finest "

Daniel L. fished with Aqua Therapy Fishing Charters on June 22, 2019

little late in the season but still had an excellent experience.

"Full Day Trip with Captain Ben"

Brent M. fished with Aqua Therapy Fishing Charters on May 8, 2019

It's a place that comes to life as far as fishing goes during May. You can catch so many different species of fish. I absolutely love Beaufort N.C. during May!!!

What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Beaufort, North Carolina for the first time?

Top Targeted Species in Beaufort



King Mackerel (Kingfish)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)



Spanish Mackerel

Spanish Mackerel

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Little Tunny (False Albacore)

Little Tunny (False Albacore)





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