Calabash Fishing Charters

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Calabash Fishing Charters

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According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Calabash, North Carolina are: Full list of top fishing charters in Calabash

The average price for a private 4 hour Calabash fishing trip is $677, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,055 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Calabash that received great reviews from families are:

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Many fishing charters in Calabash provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Calabash are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Calabash are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $565
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $625
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $800
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,350

It’s no surprise that the self-proclaimed “seafood capital of the world” offers incredible angling opportunities. Calabash fishing charters go along the Calabash River, through South Carolina’s Little River, and into the Atlantic. You can even hit up the Intracoastal Waterway to catch something delicious to cook, Calabash-style!
 

What type of fishing charter is best for me?

For Beginners

The tidal Calabash River is full of prized fish. Within minutes you’ll be casting or trolling, so even a four-hour trip is enough.
 
If your license covers it, you may fish the Little River, while the Intracoastal works its way back into North Carolina. With a guide and first mate, you’ll learn to troll and bottom fish to catch your first Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, Trout, Bass, or Mackerel.
 

Feeling a little more adventurous?

Some productive reefs lie 10 miles offshore. A half or 3/4-day nearshore trip will explore these popular feeding spots for some tasty fish. Get out into the Atlantic and bottom fish to hook Cobia, Amberjack, Barracuda, Sharks, and many other tough-fighters. Fill the boat and head home with a treat.
 

Thrill-seeking adventures

You need to go pretty far to catch the biggest creatures in the sea. Fortunately, a Calabash deep sea fishing charter has you covered. On trips upward of 10 hours, you’ll head out to the Gulf Stream, hunting some beasts. 
 
Troll the open waters and get ready for the fight of your life. Experience the thrill of monster Marlin and stunning Sailfish, while landing a Tuna or Mahi Mahi will have you witnessing that famous Carolinian cuisine when back ashore. 
 

When to Go

In winter, Striped Bass fill the shallows, as Flounder, Bluefish, and Speckled Trout make their way out. Head offshore and Bluefin Tuna will test your skills.
 
As spring kicks in, you’ll target Drum, Mackerel, and Cobia inshore and nearshore. The deep sea fishing heats up too, with Blackfin replacing Bluefin Tuna, and Marlin, Sailfish, and Wahoo making an appearance.
 
From May to August, everywhere is overflowing with delicious and exciting fish. This is the peak season and the tourists flock in. Reserve your Calabash fishing trip early not to miss out.
 
If you’d rather have the water to yourself, but still want thrilling fishing, fall is the ideal time. Go after Kingfish, Tuna, and Mahi in the deep, while inshore will see you target Flounder, Bass, Trout, and Bluefish. 
 

What to Bring 

Most boats will come equipped with everything you need for a productive day. Bring your own food and drink and make the most of the spacious vessels, that usually have a toilet. 
 
A fishing charter based in North Carolina will have you covered for a license. If you want to fish in SC, get in touch with your captain beforehand to see if the boat is covered there. 
 
Make sure to dress appropriately depending on the season – and bring sunscreen during the summer. A range of Calabash fishing charters are waiting to take you away! 
 
Calabash
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Based on 27944 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Start the year as you mean to go on – with a splash! Head offshore and battle it out with some monster Bluefin Tuna, or stay inshore and go after some huge Striped Bass.

 
February

Nearshore trips may be more fruitful, but there’s still time to catch some of the last of the Bluefins, and Bass, as well as the year-round Amberjack or Redfish population.

 
March

The season finally starts and you can smell new life all around. Black Drum and Bluefish will make their way inshore, while the first Mahi, Marlin, and Wahoo start to show up.

 
April

It’s all go as Calabash builds up to the peak season. Get your fish on, whether inshore against Drum and Bluefish or offshore versus monster Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and more.

 
May

Come and see why people go wild for fishing in NC. Incredible fishing is calling your name and you may be lucky to miss the crowds as you troll offshore or bottom fish inshore.

 
June

The sun is out, so enjoy it! Cool off with the sea breeze and explore the diverse fishing grounds. Spend as little or long as you want fishing, with exciting inshore and offshore options.

July

Come and see the North Carolinian waters at their finest. The shallows are full of Drum, Redfish, Mackerel, and Trout, while the offshore bite of the pelagics is on top form.

August

Get offshore and spend 12 hours in the sun, or stay inshore and get your fix of fishing. Make the most of the summer before it ends and you may even make the catch of your life!

 

September

The crowds have gone but the fish remain. Offshore fishing yields Kingfish, Mackerel, Marlin, Sailfish, and Wahoo, while Trout, Redfish, and Flounder will fill the inshore waters.

 
October

While the season may be coming to a close, there’s still plenty of fish around. Fish inshore for Redfish, Flounder, and Trout, or head offshore for the last few Kingfish and Mahi Mahi.

 
November

Taking precautions against the weather and beware of the choppy water, but the fishing is just as fun! Blackfin Tuna are returning offshore, while Striped Bass are back inshore.

 
December

End the year in style and catch something delicious. While out on the water, you’ll have no trouble staying warm as you work out against Tuna, Bass, or any other lingering fish.

 

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Watch the weather. Do research on the season and what is biting and what trip is best for what is biting
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Watch the weather. Do research on the season and what is biting and what trip is best for what is biting
James  H.
James H.
Be ready for some fun. If your new to this take motion sickness medication before you leave.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Be ready for some fun. If your new to this take motion sickness medication before you leave.
Brian  K.
Brian K. Kernersville, NC
Be on time and ready to go. These guys have schedules and clients waiting. Be courteous and be on time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be on time and ready to go. These guys have schedules and clients waiting. Be courteous and be on time.
Kimothy  M.
Kimothy M. Raeford, NC
This time of year we understand is not the best for fishing but the Calabash marina was nice!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This time of year we understand is not the best for fishing but the Calabash marina was nice!
Steve  W.
Steve W. Gibsonia, PA
Dress lightly, bring hand sanitizer, a small towel, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and lots of water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress lightly, bring hand sanitizer, a small towel, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and lots of water.
Timothy  P.
Timothy P. Asheville, NC
Water temps are high and not the best time to fish, but we’re here on vacation and made the most of it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Water temps are high and not the best time to fish, but we’re here on vacation and made the most of it.
Tiffany  S.
Tiffany S. Winfield, WV
Bring lots of water, it was hot. The cabin was air condition. But you won't want to sit in side.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring lots of water, it was hot. The cabin was air condition. But you won't want to sit in side.
Amy  M.
Amy M. Shelby, MI
Great family fun. Don’t expect to feed anyone. It’s an experience not a dinner catcher.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great family fun. Don’t expect to feed anyone. It’s an experience not a dinner catcher.
Isaac  S.
Isaac S.
Make sure you have a cooler full of drinks and sunscreen, the heat/sun can be sneaky. If you are the slightest prone to sea sickness or are motion sensitive, make sure to take your dramamine or meclizine at least 30 minutes prior to getting on the boat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you have a cooler full of drinks and sunscreen, the heat/sun can be sneaky. If you are the slightest prone to sea sickness or are motion sensitive, make sure to take your dramamine or meclizine at least 30 minutes prior to getting on the boat.
Michael  K.
Michael K. Port Charlotte, FL
The crew knew what was what and what was where. There are some other things we'd like to try next time, but for a first trip it was excellent.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The crew knew what was what and what was where. There are some other things we'd like to try next time, but for a first trip it was excellent.
Johnathan  J.
Johnathan J. Alexandria, VA
Take some sort of motion sickness medicine if you aren’t accustomed to Ocean fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take some sort of motion sickness medicine if you aren’t accustomed to Ocean fishing.
Christopher  G.
Christopher G. Pound, WI
Just enjoy the ride and ocean. Look out and see the beautiful waves and don't cast out or your line will get all tangled lol. Just let it fall straight down
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just enjoy the ride and ocean. Look out and see the beautiful waves and don't cast out or your line will get all tangled lol. Just let it fall straight down
Michelle  M.
Michelle M. Marysville, IN
If you think you may get sea sick. Get the ear patch and bracelet. Dramamine doesn't work. Don't worry about the fishing part they will take care of you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you think you may get sea sick. Get the ear patch and bracelet. Dramamine doesn't work. Don't worry about the fishing part they will take care of you.
Logan  T.
Logan T. Brown County, OH
Don't let a little sea sickness interfere with going out and having fun. I really want to come try again and we caught a total of five fish despite my sea sickness.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't let a little sea sickness interfere with going out and having fun. I really want to come try again and we caught a total of five fish despite my sea sickness.
Lisa  C.
Lisa C. Arden, NC
Take a dramamine the night before the trip if you think you even might get sea sick! Once the boat stops and you're still rocking and rolling in the waves it hits you hard! But definitely take the trip! It was so much fun for the one that wasn't sea sick :)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take a dramamine the night before the trip if you think you even might get sea sick! Once the boat stops and you're still rocking and rolling in the waves it hits you hard! But definitely take the trip! It was so much fun for the one that wasn't sea sick :)
Christie  S.
Christie S. Cuba, MO
Dont forget to put your phone somewhere waterproof and safe. Take lots of water and sunscreen as it is very sunny.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Dont forget to put your phone somewhere waterproof and safe. Take lots of water and sunscreen as it is very sunny.
Kristi  B.
Kristi B. Lincoln, NE
What a perfect location and easy to park. Was only 20 minutes or so to get out to the ocean.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
What a perfect location and easy to park. Was only 20 minutes or so to get out to the ocean.
Timothy  G.
Timothy G. Fuquay-Varina, NC
I would give 5, but didn't only because of the wild weather we had this day only! For the weather (rainy, windy, 10ish mph winds, 4-6 ft waves preventing us from doing a lot), we killed on Spanish Mackerel! These guys know what they are doing in ALL weather conditions if you have the stomach for it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would give 5, but didn't only because of the wild weather we had this day only! For the weather (rainy, windy, 10ish mph winds, 4-6 ft waves preventing us from doing a lot), we killed on Spanish Mackerel! These guys know what they are doing in ALL weather conditions if you have the stomach for it.
Lisa  M.
Lisa M. Charlotte, North Carolina
Be prepared to see a lot of sea motion sickness! But crew is quick to clean up any mess. Crew request you to lean over and release the sickness over the water.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Be prepared to see a lot of sea motion sickness! But crew is quick to clean up any mess. Crew request you to lean over and release the sickness over the water.
Cindy  L.
Cindy L. Asheboro, NC
Book tbis charter wether you catch finish or not the boat ride alone was great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book tbis charter wether you catch finish or not the boat ride alone was great.
Nicole  G.
Nicole G. Hickory, NC

Lucky Strike Charters
Lucky Strike Charters
Fishing charter in Calabash
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(530 reviews)
The wind was blowing and the temps were low but Captain Ed kept us on fish. We caught many but only a few big enough to keep. Will definitely be back next summer when the weather is a bit warmer!
Ryan  L.
Ryan L.
Calabash Fishing Fleet – Miss Calabash
Calabash Fishing Fleet – Miss Calabash
Fishing charter in Calabash
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(195 reviews)
Nathan the first mate was awesome. He let me use his personal pole !! He was always upbeat. I made two good friends on the boat. We will remain friends for life. We will meet again for a fishing trip !!
Richard  C.
Richard C.
Lucky Strike Charters
Lucky Strike Charters
Fishing charter in Calabash
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(530 reviews)
Captain and crew were great! We had our grandkids with us and they were great with them, helping them get fish in.
Heather  R.
Heather R.
Lucky Strike Charters
Lucky Strike Charters
Fishing charter in Calabash
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(530 reviews)
My wife and I had a great trip on the Lucky Strike. The weather was great, and we caught fish and skarks.
Ramsey  C.
Ramsey C.
Party Time Charters
Party Time Charters
Fishing charter in Calabash
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(493 reviews)
Seven of us went out together on a six hour trip. It was a great time! We caught a lot of fish and the crew was awesome. I would definitely recommend this charter. They had a great sense of humor and we really enjoyed ourselves.
Lance  B.
Lance B.
Party Time Charters
Party Time Charters
Fishing charter in Calabash
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(493 reviews)
The Captain and crew went out of their way to make mom’s final adventure a core memory. .After finding the perfect spot to scatter my mom’s ashes, the day was filled with the best fishing ever. Everyone on board was able reel in at least 3 fish. When we got back to the dock, they made quick work of making filets for us to take home. 1000% will be back.
Michelle  R.
Michelle R.
Party Time Charters
Party Time Charters
Fishing charter in Calabash
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(493 reviews)
Captain Shane and Brandon was Awesome! They were very personable and we caught a good amount of fish. Will be using them next year as well.
Todd  S.
Todd S.
Party Time Charters
Party Time Charters
Fishing charter in Calabash
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(493 reviews)
We were put on macrol right away, then snagged some bait all while getting a chance to see dolphins right near the boat. We finished the trip off with catching and releasing countless amounts of sharks!
Randy  H.
Randy H.
Lucky Strike Charters
Lucky Strike Charters
Fishing charter in Calabash
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(530 reviews)
Captain Ed was fantastic in the planning and communication for our trip! We weren't able to get on the big fish but the Spanish mackerel didn't stand a chance! Looking forward to our next trip on the Lucky Strike!
Adam  B.
Adam B.
Calabash Fishing Fleet – Navigator
Calabash Fishing Fleet – Navigator
Fishing charter in Calabash
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(287 reviews)
Boathand was soo very helpful and hardworking. Captain navigated choppy waters with ease. Felt safe and happy. Great experience!
Jennifer  M.
Jennifer M.
Calabash Fishing Fleet – Miss Calabash
Calabash Fishing Fleet – Miss Calabash
Fishing charter in Calabash
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(195 reviews)
The guy running the back deck was amazing! Very knowledgeable, provided a lot of useful information, very efficient keeping everyone actively fishing.
Greg  W.
Greg W.
Party Time Charters
Party Time Charters
Fishing charter in Calabash
Very good
4.0 / 5
(493 reviews)
Despite the cool weather, this was a great trip. Even though it was off season, we still trolled and caught Spanish mackerel, and blue fish. After catching quite a few smaller fish, we netted some bait fish and landed two sharks! Overall it was a lot of fun and the meat we brought home was delicious.
Mason  D.
Mason D.
Lucky Strike Charters
Lucky Strike Charters
Fishing charter in Calabash
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(530 reviews)
Went out and had a great day. Weather was perfect… caught lots os Spanish then my boys wanted to switch to a shark and we caught and released 3 and they were tired out … captain and mate were great
Paul  A.
Paul A.
Lucky Strike Charters
Lucky Strike Charters
Fishing charter in Calabash
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(530 reviews)
Had a great time. Caught a lot of Spanish and did some shark fishing. They tried everything they could to get us a keeper shark but they just didn't play ball that day. Caught a few nice ones though. Had a fantastic time. Going again in May can't wait
James  H.
James H.
Lucky Strike Charters
Lucky Strike Charters
Fishing charter in Calabash
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(530 reviews)
Clean boat. Has lunch table, beds and bathrom. Captain put us right on the fish, we caught our fill halfway through and then asked to try for a shark- They switched up and moved for us and were able to catch 4 sharks too! Cpt Ed and 1st Mate Brian are awesome and know their stuff! I Highly recommend this charter.
Lorie  G.
Lorie G.
Lucky Strike Charters
Lucky Strike Charters
Fishing charter in Calabash
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(530 reviews)
They managed to keep all the kids on the boat happy and engaged. They were extremely friendly! They pivoted plans when the fish weren’t bitting and stayed longer to let the kids land two sharks!
Cory  F.
Cory F.
Calabash Fishing Fleet – Miss Calabash
Calabash Fishing Fleet – Miss Calabash
Fishing charter in Calabash
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(195 reviews)
Had a great time fishing with my family!!! Would definitely do it again. Tripp was so helpful with the fishing and keeping everything going!
Ashley  S.
Ashley S.
Calabash Fishing Fleet – Miss Calabash
Calabash Fishing Fleet – Miss Calabash
Fishing charter in Calabash
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(195 reviews)
Great trip. Didn’t catch much but we can’t control Mother Nature. Crew used all their trips to try to get us on the fish. Would definitely go back
Anthony  H.
Anthony H. Taylors, SC
Lucky Strike Charters
Lucky Strike Charters
Fishing charter in Calabash
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(530 reviews)
Super nice crew unfortunately not much luck catching as much as we would have hoped for.
Grace  H.
Grace H. Wauseon, OH
Calabash Fishing Fleet – Navigator
Calabash Fishing Fleet – Navigator
Fishing charter in Calabash
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(287 reviews)
Great crew! Fish were small but plentiful which made it FUN! Hope to be back next year!!!
Donna  L.
Donna L. United States

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