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Calabash Fishing Charters

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Calabash: 129 fishing charters available

Capt. Shad's Coastal Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(140 reviews)
Calabash
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

Party Time II

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(144 reviews)
Calabash
 Instant Confirmation

Lucky Strike Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(428 reviews)
Calabash
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Party Time Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(373 reviews)
Calabash
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Legacy Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(37 reviews)
Little River
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $650

Any Tide Fishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(155 reviews)
Little River
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trips from $475

Eastern Tailz 24' sea pro

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(146 reviews)
Little River
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trips from $500

Calabash Fishing Fleet

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(112 reviews)
Calabash
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trips from $650

Hooked Up Inshore Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(60 reviews)
Little River
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trips from $425

Fisher Of Men Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(526 reviews)
Little River
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $650

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Calabash

The average price for a private 4 hour Calabash fishing trip is $585, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,047 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Capt. Shad's Coastal Charters, Party Time II, and Lucky Strike Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Calabash, North Carolina. Full list of top fishing charters in Calabash.

Capt. Shad's Coastal Charters, Party Time II, and Lucky Strike Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Calabash.

The most popular fish species you can target are Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), King Mackerel (Kingfish), and Black Seabass. Top fishing techniques include deep sea fishing, bottom fishing, and light tackle. Nearshore fishing, reef fishing, and wreck fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 25033 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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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
Be patient, everyone expects to bring a bunch of whales in and they don't realize this is fishing. We caught a lot of fish, not a lot of keepers but had a great time. I don't think you can get any more for your money with this group, crew was awesome and the Captain was great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be patient, everyone expects to bring a bunch of whales in and they don't realize this is fishing. We caught a lot of fish, not a lot of keepers but had a great time. I don't think you can get any more for your money with this group, crew was awesome and the Captain was great.
Daniel  M.
Daniel M. Louisville, KY
It's was a bit chilly but expected for February. Take motion sickness medication if you are in doubt.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's was a bit chilly but expected for February. Take motion sickness medication if you are in doubt.
Billie  L.
Billie L. Appleton, WI
Manage your expectations about the fish - we didn't catch anything larger than about 12 lbs. That said, we had a great time on the water and our family loved the experience.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Manage your expectations about the fish - we didn't catch anything larger than about 12 lbs. That said, we had a great time on the water and our family loved the experience.
Nathan  P.
Nathan P. Fredericksburg, VA
Ask the captian if what you are targeting is biting, if it is not ask him/her what is. In any case the scenary will be great.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Ask the captian if what you are targeting is biting, if it is not ask him/her what is. In any case the scenary will be great.
Warren  J.
Warren J. Washington, DC
Get ready to catch a bunch of fish. My shoulder was sore by the end of the trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get ready to catch a bunch of fish. My shoulder was sore by the end of the trip.
Eric  G.
Eric G. Allenton, MI
Take the half day fishing trip had a great time Crew was very polite and very experienced in what they do they took very good care of all of our needs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take the half day fishing trip had a great time Crew was very polite and very experienced in what they do they took very good care of all of our needs
Kenneth  R.
Kenneth R. Cajah's Mountain, NC
For your first time, definitely take a heroic dose of Dramamine if you don’t have sea legs...lol. Have a good time!!!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
For your first time, definitely take a heroic dose of Dramamine if you don’t have sea legs...lol. Have a good time!!!!!
Paul  O.
Paul O. Cumming, GA
Trust the Captain and his deck mate. Made the trip feel safe and relaxing. We had an awesome time and have memories that will last a lifetime!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Trust the Captain and his deck mate. Made the trip feel safe and relaxing. We had an awesome time and have memories that will last a lifetime!
Steve  A.
Steve A. Sanford, North Carolina
Even on a cloudy and cool afternoon, we had a blast. Dress in layers, just in case, and enjoy the great outdoors!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Even on a cloudy and cool afternoon, we had a blast. Dress in layers, just in case, and enjoy the great outdoors!
Kathleen  H.
Kathleen H. United States
Be aware there is not a whole lot of biodiversity closer to shore in May so the shorter trips are going to be limited in what's available to catch.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Be aware there is not a whole lot of biodiversity closer to shore in May so the shorter trips are going to be limited in what's available to catch.
Marie-Christine  C.
Marie-Christine C.
Pick a good charter! Read reviews and when the weather is perfect. The entire area is beautiful and great variety of fish depending on time of year.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pick a good charter! Read reviews and when the weather is perfect. The entire area is beautiful and great variety of fish depending on time of year.
Derrick  J.
Derrick J. Loris, SC
The big boys are not biting due to water temp. The Captain made sure we were busy bringing fish on the boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The big boys are not biting due to water temp. The Captain made sure we were busy bringing fish on the boat
Len  H.
Len H. Cedar Springs, MI
Expect the unexpected but not too set your expectations high,you will have a great time and you will catch fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Expect the unexpected but not too set your expectations high,you will have a great time and you will catch fish
Robert  K.
Robert K. Lexington, NC
Let the captain direct you. He knows the waters. Will definitely be booking with them again .
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Let the captain direct you. He knows the waters. Will definitely be booking with them again .
Curtis  F.
Curtis F. Calabash, NC
Call your trip Captain before the day of and make sure your both on the same page as to what your wanting to fish for.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call your trip Captain before the day of and make sure your both on the same page as to what your wanting to fish for.
Stephen  S.
Stephen S. Greenville, OH
Would recommend taking dramamine before the trip in case the water is rough.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Would recommend taking dramamine before the trip in case the water is rough.
Jack  P.
Jack P. Fairview, NC
My fist time catching ocean fish. The captain and crew member was very helpful. I am allergic to fish. The crew made sure I had an awesome experience. I may not be able to eat or touch fish. But on this boat they made sure I was never left out. Captain Shane thank you very much!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
My fist time catching ocean fish. The captain and crew member was very helpful. I am allergic to fish. The crew made sure I had an awesome experience. I may not be able to eat or touch fish. But on this boat they made sure I was never left out. Captain Shane thank you very much!!!
Delores  S.
Delores S. Myrtle Beach, SC
Pay the extra and charter with Captain Ron.youll catch more, be more comfortable, and be more relaxed.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pay the extra and charter with Captain Ron.youll catch more, be more comfortable, and be more relaxed.
Christopher  D.
Christopher D. McBee, SC

Party Time II
Party Time II
Fishing charter in Calabash
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(144 reviews)
My husband and I went out with Scotty and Ed. They were both great! We did some trolling for Spanish mackerel (got a few we could keep), bottom fishing for bass (caught lots, but nothing big enough to keep), and then shark fishing (caught one little keeper). The boat was clean and in really good shape. We had a great day laughing with the crew and catching a few fish to take home. These guys definitely made us want to do more fishing! Thanks for a great day :)
Annette  M.
Annette M. Aiken, SC
Lucky Strike Charters
Lucky Strike Charters
Fishing charter in Calabash
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(428 reviews)
Captain Ed and his First Mate "Mungo" were amazing!!! We arrived Sunday morning shortly before 7am and met both Captain Ed and Mungo on the dock. Once onboard, we headed out to begin our 5 hour trip. During this time, we saw multiple pods of dolphins, caught quite a bit Spanish mackerel and four sharks. Overall it was an amazing trip and I look forward to taking a full day trip with Captain Ed next year. If you're ever near Myrtle Beach/Calabash, I highly recommend Lucky Strike Charters.
Evan  D.
Evan D. Marvin, NC
Lucky Strike Charters
Lucky Strike Charters
Fishing charter in Calabash
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(428 reviews)
Pretty cool old boat. Capt. Ed has us crusing along pretty good and Brian the first mater was on point and worked hard for his money. NorEaster blew through the day before and churned the water pretty bad so the trolling was slow. Got 3 king mackerel and 1 spanish mackerel before we switched over to bottom fishing. Caught a bunch of black bass most were to small to keep, but we had a great time.
Jacob  N.
Jacob N. Reidsville, NC
Lucky Strike Charters
Lucky Strike Charters
Fishing charter in Calabash
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(428 reviews)
Great fishing with Captain Ed, he put us on the fish and Brian (aka Mongo) the first mate was on top of baiting, getting the rods out and taking off fish for 7 of us a hard working young man! We caught Spanish Mackerel and shark a great half day of fishing with these guys, we highly recommend Captain Ed and Lucky Strike Charters!
Roy  A.
Roy A. Iraan, TX
Party Time Charters
Party Time Charters
Fishing charter in Calabash
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(373 reviews)
8 adults, 2 kids, Spanish mackerel, blue fish, sharks. Captain kept us on the fish all day. He made sure the 5 year old caught his fish. Josh worked to keep us all baited and in the water. Great family time. Cooler full of fish. Awesome day!!!
Melanie  G.
Melanie G. Harriman, TN
Lucky Strike Charters
Lucky Strike Charters
Fishing charter in Calabash
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(428 reviews)
We had a great time. Starting catching spanish mackeral fish right away. First mate was very helpful. We will come back for a full day.
Sheryl  L.
Sheryl L. Belmont, NC
Party Time II
Party Time II
Fishing charter in Calabash
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(144 reviews)
Had a great time on this charter. We caught a variety of fish. Josh and Scott we’re both attentive to our fishing needs.
Meghan  A.
Meghan A. Roanoke, VA
Party Time II
Party Time II
Fishing charter in Calabash
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(144 reviews)
Had a great time. Capt. Scott did everything he could to get us on the fish. Caught a good deal of Spanish Mackerel by tolling. He then took us for bottom fishing and again caught alot of Black Sea Bass but unfortunate that they were all under size. Mate Josh explained exactly what and what not to do and was right there to help with any needs. Couldn’t ask for a better crew.
Gene  D.
Gene D. Polkton, NC
Lucky Strike Charters
Lucky Strike Charters
Fishing charter in Calabash
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(428 reviews)
Had a blast out there with Captain Ed and First mate Brian couldn’t have asked for a better crew. Captain Ed always puts us on the fish. First mate Brian had everything in control with all those lines in the water. Don’t hesitate to book with these guys.
Adam  S.
Adam S. Big Stone Gap, VA
Party Time Charters
Party Time Charters
Fishing charter in Calabash
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(373 reviews)
It’s foolish to think you’ll have a more amazing experience anywhere else! Book now before you miss out! We could everything we wanted in a very timely manner.. including SHARK!!!!
Scott  M.
Scott M. Boston, MA
Lucky Strike Charters
Lucky Strike Charters
Fishing charter in Calabash
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(428 reviews)
Everyone had a great time. Lots of fish were caught! Thank you for a great fishing experience!
Kristina  J.
Kristina J. Thomasville, NC
Capt. Shad's Coastal Charters
Capt. Shad's Coastal Charters
Fishing charter in Calabash
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(140 reviews)
Even though the fish weren’t biting we were able to catch a few fish. A fun time had by all
Rob  E.
Rob E. Leland, North Carolina
Lucky Strike Charters
Lucky Strike Charters
Fishing charter in Calabash
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(428 reviews)
Captain ed and his 1st mate both was great all the crew did a great job we had a very good time called a lot of fish couple sharks couple sharks would work with Lucky Strike again again and will be in the future once again thanks Captain Ed for a great time
Larry  B.
Larry B. Washington, PA
Capt. Shad's Coastal Charters
Capt. Shad's Coastal Charters
Fishing charter in Calabash
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(140 reviews)
Very friendly and helpful captain. We may not have gotten our big fish we were looking for, but he tried everything he could and then some. We did catch plenty of fish for dinner though! We would absolutely consider going out with him again. Definitely recommend.
Michael  A.
Michael A. Staunton, VA
Lucky Strike Charters
Lucky Strike Charters
Fishing charter in Calabash
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(428 reviews)
We had a blast on captain Ed’s lucky strike charter! We asked to catch tuna and he led us right on them as soon as we got out there. The crew was very helpful and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this charter.
Nick  J.
Nick J. Powdersville, SC
Capt. Shad's Coastal Charters
Capt. Shad's Coastal Charters
Fishing charter in Calabash
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(140 reviews)
Captain shad is really enjoyable to be around and goes above and beyond to try his best to put you on fish. Thank you captain, we are looking forward to going out with you in the future.
Nathan  A.
Nathan A. Oswayo, PA
Party Time Charters
Party Time Charters
Fishing charter in Calabash
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(373 reviews)
Great day on the water with Barracuda and mackerel!!! The crew was great and knowledgeable and got us on the fish!!!
Jordan  W.
Jordan W. Salem, OR
Party Time II
Party Time II
Fishing charter in Calabash
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(144 reviews)
My wife and I had a great time the crew was above and beyond couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Highly recommend choosing this charter
Wesley  P.
Wesley P. NORTH PRINCE GEORGE, VA
Party Time II
Party Time II
Fishing charter in Calabash
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(144 reviews)
Caught a variety of fish and Scott knew exactly where to go. Josh was a great first mate and was there to make the whole experience so much easier and enjoyable. Awesome time out!
Jack  B.
Jack B. Bath, PA
Capt. Shad's Coastal Charters
Capt. Shad's Coastal Charters
Fishing charter in Calabash
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(140 reviews)
Had an absolute blast. Captain went above and beyond, cant wait to do it again.
Sean  D.
Sean D. Elmira, NY

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