Beaufort

87 Fishing Charters

Beaufort Fishing Charters

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Beaufort: 87 fishing charters available

Hawk Charters

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Beaufort
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trips from $400

FinchasersUSA Charters

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Beaufort
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trips from $450

Breakwater Charters

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Morehead City
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trips from $600

Top Predator Adventures

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Beaufort
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trips from $300

Swan Point Charters

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Morehead City
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trips from $475

Atlantic Ocean Charters - Veteran

4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (25)
Beaufort
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trips from $500

Reel Time Charters

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Atlantic Beach
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trips from $500

Aqua Therapy Fishing Charters

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (28)
Beaufort
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trips from $650

S and C Fishing LLC

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (59)
Atlantic Beach
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trips from $500

Reelax Fishing Charters "Wasabi"

4.8 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (10)
Morehead City
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trips from $550

Beaufort fishing charters are the gateway to the area’s diverse world of angling. From downtown piers to the open seas – these waters hold a challenge for every visitor. Located on the southern tip of the Inner Banks, this third oldest settlement in North Carolina is where incredible inshore fishing meets offshore thrills in the Gulf Stream!

Bring your family along and explore the shallows, targeting some tough-fighters like Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Black Drum, and even Sharks. If you’re looking for a workout, troll the nearshore waters for brutes like Barracuda, Amberjack, Kingfish, and Cobia. Finally, if it’s a trophy you’re after, nothing is better  than getting on an offshore charter in search of beasts like Tuna, Sailfish, or Marlin.

Your target of choice also tells you what kind of trip you should book. A half day trip is great for learning about Beaufort inshore fishing, making it popular with beginners and families. If your sea legs are ready, opt for an expedition to choppy nearshore waters on an extended half day trip. For the fight of your life, head to the Gulf Stream on a full day adventure!

This small town lives and breathes fishing. This is immediately clear once you see its shoreline and all the docks and marinas dotting the coast. Most charters depart from the marinas along Town Creek, which provides boats with ample cover and quick access to the ocean via the Beaufort Inlet. 

Rules & Regulations

Your captain’s for-hire license will cover everyone on board. If you decide to test your luck from the pier, you will need to purchase a North Carolina Fishing license beforehand.

Beaufort
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January

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.

February
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.
March
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.
April
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!
May
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.
June
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.
July
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!
August
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.
September
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.
October
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.
November
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.
December
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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Just remember that it is what it is when fishing. Great weather doesn't always present fish. That's why they call it fishing and not "catching!"
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Just remember that it is what it is when fishing. Great weather doesn't always present fish. That's why they call it fishing and not "catching!"
Roger  H.
Roger H. Denver, NC
Know what is in season and what you would like to fish for and know that it takes time to catch some species of fish.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Know what is in season and what you would like to fish for and know that it takes time to catch some species of fish.
Roger  R.
Roger R. Durham, ME
This was a great trip. Two of our group were first timers and they enjoyed it thoroughly!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
This was a great trip. Two of our group were first timers and they enjoyed it thoroughly!
Regina  E.
Regina E. Winder, Georgia
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.
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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.
Paul  E.
Paul E. Durham, NC
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
Shelton  P.
Shelton P. Raleigh, NC
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!!!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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!!!
Brent  M.
Brent M. Fayetteville, North Carolina
Get there early and get ready for an exciting day. Don't forget your sunscreen.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Get there early and get ready for an exciting day. Don't forget your sunscreen.
Anthony  P.
Anthony P. New Bern, North Carolina
Be open to going after whatever is biting. There had been some weather through, but the area around the Cape is a good place and a good place for a first trip in the area.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be open to going after whatever is biting. There had been some weather through, but the area around the Cape is a good place and a good place for a first trip in the area.
Randy  M.
Randy M. Lucasville, OH
Understand that you are fishing in non-payment season and let Captain get you o. Fish that are in during the summer.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Understand that you are fishing in non-payment season and let Captain get you o. Fish that are in during the summer.
James  C.
James C. United States
Well, this was our first time in Beaufort. I'd recommend that you stay close by, either in Atlantic Beach or Moorehead
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Well, this was our first time in Beaufort. I'd recommend that you stay close by, either in Atlantic Beach or Moorehead
David  C.
David C. Summerfield, North Carolina

Hawk Charters
Hawk Charters
Fishing charter in Beaufort
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 197 reviews
Captain Dave and crew Cris were awesome kept us on the fish all trip. Overall accommodating, flexible and customer focused, highly recommend
Jerry  R.
Jerry R. Spring Lake, NC
FinchasersUSA Charters
FinchasersUSA Charters
Fishing charter in Beaufort
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 12 reviews
This was my very first time fishing and I have to say because of Captain Jack I loved it! He was patient and kind, he taught me the basics and provided great knowledge about the fish, area and his passion for the sport. Truly the most relaxing day I’ve ever had in a long time! Highly recommended!
James  H.
James H. West End, NC
FinchasersUSA Charters
FinchasersUSA Charters
Fishing charter in Beaufort
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 12 reviews
My son’s buddy caught a couple False Albacore (first time) then the captain put us on hours of speckled trout; too many to count. Most keeper size. Great guy, great trip.
Phil  N.
Phil N. Fort Myers, FL
Carolina Blonde Fishing Charters
Carolina Blonde Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Beaufort
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 3 reviews
Very friendly and knowledgeable crew awesome experience will definitely be coming back
Eddie  M.
Eddie M. Bailey, NC
FinchasersUSA Charters
FinchasersUSA Charters
Fishing charter in Beaufort
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 12 reviews
Great experience! Captain Jack was great! He has patience for us less skilled and before long we were catching fish!! Good times!!
Tracy  A.
Tracy A. Holly Springs, NC
Sound-N-Sea Charters
Sound-N-Sea Charters
Fishing charter in Beaufort
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 54 reviews
Fantastic experience. Captain Will knows his fishing. Gave us inexperienced Tennessee boys an awesome day of fishing.
Richard  L.
Richard L. Chattanooga, TN
Back Sound Fishing Charters
Back Sound Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Beaufort
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 22 reviews
Had a good time, caught some fish, and Jason is very knowledgeable about the area and fishing spots. Thanks Jason!
Matraca  S.
Matraca S. Connellsville, PA
Sound-N-Sea Charters
Sound-N-Sea Charters
Fishing charter in Beaufort
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 54 reviews
My wife and I enjoyed our afternoon trip with Matt. His boat was awesome and Matt was a perfect host. He is extremely knowledgeable of the waters and made our day a perfect.
Spence  G.
Spence G. Rock Hill, SC
Sound-N-Sea Charters
Sound-N-Sea Charters
Fishing charter in Beaufort
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 54 reviews
My father in law just retired and we were looking to make a great experience for him. Captain Will delivered and then some. We caught buckets of fish with Will's knowledge and experience! We'll be back again! Thanks again!
Ted  C.
Ted C. Sanford, NC
FinchasersUSA Charters
FinchasersUSA Charters
Fishing charter in Beaufort
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 12 reviews
Amazing experience we will never forget. Everything was perfect from start to finish. Capt Jack was super nice and a class act. Very informative and made sure we got exactly what we wanted. Couldn’t have been any better. Boat had plenty of room, clean and stocked with everything. You will not be disappointed if you book with him. He was so friendly and made us feel like we had all been friends for years after only a few mins.
Pam  E.
Pam E. United States
Carolina Blonde Fishing Charters
Carolina Blonde Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Beaufort
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 3 reviews
Had a wonderful trip with Captain Greg and First Mate Randy. Fish weren’t cooperative but they were invested in seeing us take home fish and would have stayed out longer to make that happen if we didn’t have to come back to head home. Had some engine trouble which caused us to finish our trip closer to shore but all in all had a great time. Will be back
April  M.
April M. Trinity, NC
Sound-N-Sea Charters
Sound-N-Sea Charters
Fishing charter in Beaufort
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 54 reviews
Captain Chris gave us a great experience. From showing us tricks of the trait or to using the proper bait. My two friends and I had a great time and catch many fish, many of them were quite a battle. I strongly recommend sound n sea charters to anybody
Joey  P.
Joey P. Strasburg, VA
Top Predator Adventures
Top Predator Adventures
Fishing charter in Beaufort
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 8 reviews
Cody was an excellent captain and host for our trip. We were on flounder within 15 minutes of leaving the dock and had our pick of slot drum later in the morning. Highly recommend Cody, he will get you on fish and keep you entertained during any downtime!
Hunter  D.
Hunter D. Raleigh, NC
Hawk Charters
Hawk Charters
Fishing charter in Beaufort
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 197 reviews
All I can say was what a great experience. The captain and first mate were both great and especially with the kids. We had 3 adults and 3 kids and they made the experience very memorable for all! The kids caught lots of blue fish and loved it. The crew answered all the questions the kids through at them! Great people and a great trip. Highly recommend!
Joseph  F.
Joseph F. West End, NC
Hawk Charters
Hawk Charters
Fishing charter in Beaufort
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 197 reviews
My wife and I had a great time fishing with Captain David and his mate Chris. They were friendly, knowledgeable and made sure we had a wonderful trip and caught many very impressive fish including this large barracuda. This is one of the best if not the best charters we have ever gone on. I absolutely recommend them. You won't be disappointed.
Nelson  R.
Nelson R. Rome, NY
Back Sound Fishing Charters
Back Sound Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Beaufort
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 22 reviews
My son and I had a fantastic charter in the back bay. captain Jason is very experienced and personable and he put us on the fish, big blues and mackeral. Excellent morning fishing and the weather was great. Will definitely use Jason on our next fishing trip and highly recommend him to anyone who enjoys fishing instead of boating!
Andy  M.
Andy M. United States
Sound-N-Sea Charters
Sound-N-Sea Charters
Fishing charter in Beaufort
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 54 reviews
Wife and I had a blast fishing for flounder, tuna, and some drum. Captain Matt went above and beyond to get us on some fish and was a great person to go with. I highly recommend the charter.
Ryan  B.
Ryan B. Mooresville, North Carolina
Top Predator Adventures
Top Predator Adventures
Fishing charter in Beaufort
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 8 reviews
Cody led us on a three-quarter day adventure targeting old drum. We had a great time pulling in a handful of red drum, including two massive old drum. Cody was quite knowledgeable of the area and shared many of his tips and tricks. He helped the less experienced fishermen in our party get up to speed quickly and find success. We would definitely fish with him again.
Phillip  P.
Phillip P. Cary, NC
FinchasersUSA Charters
FinchasersUSA Charters
Fishing charter in Beaufort
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 12 reviews
Had a really great time and caught some red fish! Even saw an otter! Jack is a really nice guy and teaches you everything you need to know about the fish/bait during your trip! Super helpful captain! We really enjoyed our trip and are looking forward to booking with him again next year!! Highly recommend booking with him.
Lindsay  P.
Lindsay P. Evans, West Virginia
Sound-N-Sea Charters
Sound-N-Sea Charters
Fishing charter in Beaufort
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 54 reviews
Great mix of trolling, sight casting, and bottom fishing wrecks/bars! Matte will ensure you have a great time AND catch fish (no promises, LOL). Great guide and great local guy! Very knowledgable and entertaining!
Kelly  W.
Kelly W. Raleigh, NC

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Beaufort

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Beaufort costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $420, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $830. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Beaufort is 28 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Hawk Charters, FinchasersUSA Charters, and Breakwater Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Beaufort, North Carolina. Full list of top fishing charters in Beaufort.

Hawk Charters, FinchasersUSA Charters, and Breakwater Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Beaufort.

The best way to experience fishing in Beaufort is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Beaufort, North Carolina.

The most popular fish species you can target are Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel (Kingfish), and Bluefish. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, spinning, and bottom fishing. Nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and wreck fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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. Check availability for local fishing charters in Beaufort.

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