Carolina Beach Fishing Charters

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Carolina Beach: 124 fishing charters available
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5.0 / 5
(166 reviews)
Carolina Beach
trips from US $450
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4.9 / 5
(269 reviews)
Carolina Beach
trips from US $350
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4.9 / 5
(72 reviews)
Carolina Beach
trips from US $98
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5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Carolina Beach
trips from US $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(114 reviews)
Carolina Beach
trips from US $650
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(273 reviews)
Carolina Beach
trips from US $700
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Carolina Beach
trips from US $800
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(112 reviews)
Carolina Beach
trips from US $700
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(11 reviews)
Carolina Beach
trips from US $400
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(167 reviews)
Carolina Beach
trips from US $650

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Carolina Beach

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

The average price for a private 4 hour Carolina Beach fishing trip is US $549, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $1,116 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Carolina Beach that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Carolina Beach are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Carolina Beach are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Carolina Beach are:

Many fishing charters in Carolina Beach 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 Carolina Beach are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Carolina Beach?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Carolina Beach are:
  • 3-hour fishing trips – US $508
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $521
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $777
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $928
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $1,133
  • 10-hour fishing trips – US $1,700
  • 12-hour fishing trips – US $2,200
  • 13-hour fishing trips – US $2,600
  • 14-hour fishing trips – US $3,200

Fishing in Carolina Beach

The Tar Heel State is renowned worldwide for its fishing, and there are few better places to explore it than Carolina Beach. Located on Pleasure Island, it’s the meeting points of the Intracoastal Waterway, Cape Fear River, and the Atlantic Ocean. And who better to show you the riches of casting a line here than one of the numerous Carolina Beach fishing charters?
 
There’s a reason this place is so well-known: its abundance of fish. Inshore, you’ve got Flounder, Redfish, Red Drum, and Speckled Trout. Nearshore, Mackerel is a favorite, while Black Seabass, Cobia, Amberjack, and Groupers and Snappers are possible, too. And it just gets better offshore, with Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and Billfish all in the cards. 
 
Beginners and families can get acquainted with the local inshore scene, with trips lasting anywhere from a couple of hours to a full day. Nearshore options usually start around the 4-hour mark, also going up to the full day to give you the chance to explore some sunken wrecks and other artificial reefs. But if you’re looking for a big game hunt, you’ll want upwards of 10 hours to get your hands on the pelagics. This is fishing for true adrenaline-seekers. 
 
Carolina Beach is relatively small, which just adds to the charm of it. Most charters depart from the north of the town, giving quick access to the Intracoastal Waterway and the town’s namesake inlet – depending on where you’ll be fishing. Whatever you choose, you’re in for a treat, so come and get your fish on!
 

Rules & Regulations

All Carolina Beach fishing charters come with licenses covered for all on board. That means that all you need to worry about is the bag and size limits when it comes to regulations. But fear not, your professional captain will also be in-the-know regarding that.
Carolina Beach
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Based on 28578 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

Carolina Beach Fishing Seasons

January

January is somewhat of a slow month in Carolina Beach. By this we mean there are a ton of huge Striped Bass close to shore and schools of monster Bluefin Tuna in the deep. What a way to start the year!

February

Carolina Beach Bluefin Tuna fishing is still going strong and hardy offshore anglers are well-rewarded for braving the cold. There are also plenty of Flounder and Red Drum inshore if you don't fancy the long journey.

March

The fishing starts heating up in March, even if the weather rarely gets above 70 degrees. Bluefish start showing up in large numbers this time of year, along with the various predators which enjoy feasting on them.

April

The reefs have come to life by the middle of April, with Barracuda, King Mackerel, and a variety of bottom species. This is also a great time to fish for Flounder before the big ones make their way offshore.

May

The first early White Marlin show up in May, signaling the start of the summer deep sea action. There are also a ton of big Yellowfin Tuna, as well as Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and much more.

June

Carolina Beach Lake Park holds free open-air movie nights during the summer, which the family can enjoy while you head offshore to battle big game pelagics in the rich waters of the Gulf Stream.

July

The East Coast Got-Em-On King Mackerel Classic promises awesome action against huge smoker Kings. With tens of thousands of dollars and a lot of local pride on the line, this is some seriously good fishing.

August

August is possibly the best month for fishing in Carolina Beach - If you can take the heat! slammer Bluefish, massive Sailfish, and big bull Redfish make for awesome fishing in any depth of water.

September

The Fall Flatfish Tournament is the perfect place to try for huge doormat Flounder. This is a great local fishing event with a cheap buy-in and plenty of healthy competition.

October

The Pleasure Island Fall Surf Fishing Challenge has been drawing anglers for years, and is the perfect way to combine awesome fishing with the area's beautiful beaches, making it great for the whole family.

November

Tournament season winds down by November, but the fishing certainly doesn't! Expect big catches of Striped Bass, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, Tarpon, and late season King Mackerel.

December

Walking the scenic Carolina Beach boardwalk is the perfect way to soak up the seasonal cheer, especially with the annual Christmas by the Sea providing you with plenty of warming food, drink, music, and laughter.

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What anglers said about fishing in Carolina Beach

Communicate with the Captain and they will respond quickly to your questions and request.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Communicate with the Captain and they will respond quickly to your questions and request.
Fish Witch II Charters
Fish Witch II Charters
Wear added layers of clothing this time of year! The weather swings 30-40 degrees each day and on the water with wind can catch you by surprise!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wear added layers of clothing this time of year! The weather swings 30-40 degrees each day and on the water with wind can catch you by surprise!
Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters
Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters
Bring warm clothing and rain gear during the winter months...even when it is supposed to be in the 60s.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring warm clothing and rain gear during the winter months...even when it is supposed to be in the 60s.
Reel Teal Charters – 22' Bull's Bay
Reel Teal Charters – 22' Bull's Bay
Use fish witch 2 captain Nick and first mate I'm telling you it's worth every penny you pay these guys know where the fish is and you will not find any better people then these two guys they really go above and beyond they really do deliver
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Use fish witch 2 captain Nick and first mate I'm telling you it's worth every penny you pay these guys know where the fish is and you will not find any better people then these two guys they really go above and beyond they really do deliver
S. S. Fish Witch II Charters
S. S. Fish Witch II Charters
It's a great area for inshore, nearshore and offshore fishing and there's something to target all year long. If you are really specific on catching one certain species, I'd suggest contacting a charter captain to see when he suggest the best time of year to go out for them.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's a great area for inshore, nearshore and offshore fishing and there's something to target all year long. If you are really specific on catching one certain species, I'd suggest contacting a charter captain to see when he suggest the best time of year to go out for them.
Still Waters Charters
Still Waters Charters
Morning trips in September produce a little more from what I understand. But we caught some and missed alot on our evening charter. Not used to having bait sucked off the hook being a bass guy from Pa. Lol
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Morning trips in September produce a little more from what I understand. But we caught some and missed alot on our evening charter. Not used to having bait sucked off the hook being a bass guy from Pa. Lol
Port City Inshore Guide Service
Port City Inshore Guide Service
Contact captain Mason for a great day on the water and also check out the Musicman he will put you on fish also!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Contact captain Mason for a great day on the water and also check out the Musicman he will put you on fish also!
Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters
Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters Kenova, WV
Be ready for a busy day of fishing. I landed around 30 fish of varying species on my 4 hour trip. The fish are definitely out there and a quality guide is key to getting you on them.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready for a busy day of fishing. I landed around 30 fish of varying species on my 4 hour trip. The fish are definitely out there and a quality guide is key to getting you on them.
Reel Teal Charters – 22' Bull's Bay
Reel Teal Charters – 22' Bull's Bay Maiden, NC
Watch for the weather breaks, we were two days after a hurricane Idalia, inshore the water was still very murky, offshore was beautiful.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Watch for the weather breaks, we were two days after a hurricane Idalia, inshore the water was still very murky, offshore was beautiful.
Fish Witch II Charters
Fish Witch II Charters
Go with Capt Tony if you want a super great fishing g experience with a super local guy! Reel Teal charters was a blast thanks again for the adventure:)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with Capt Tony if you want a super great fishing g experience with a super local guy! Reel Teal charters was a blast thanks again for the adventure:)
Reel Teal Charters – 22' Bull's Bay
Reel Teal Charters – 22' Bull's Bay Charlotte, North Carolina
Keep an open mind about what you catch. There are no guarantees. Hope for calm seas.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Keep an open mind about what you catch. There are no guarantees. Hope for calm seas.
S. S. Fish Witch II Charters
S. S. Fish Witch II Charters Trumbull, CT
We usually fish from Nags Head, but we've caught as many as with Capt. Mike.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We usually fish from Nags Head, but we've caught as many as with Capt. Mike.
Reel Teal Charters – 22' Bull's Bay
Reel Teal Charters – 22' Bull's Bay Lake Frederick, VA
Captain Mason had us on the fish for the entire trip. We got about 15 pounds of Red Fish. We also caught Black Drum, White Drum, Sheepshead, Croakers and a Black Tipped Shark. My arm is still a little soar from reeling in those huge Red Fish. Worth the money.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Mason had us on the fish for the entire trip. We got about 15 pounds of Red Fish. We also caught Black Drum, White Drum, Sheepshead, Croakers and a Black Tipped Shark. My arm is still a little soar from reeling in those huge Red Fish. Worth the money.
Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters
Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters Lake Frederick, VA
Make sure you take food and water for the trip. The boat was nice enough to give us some water. When we ran out as it was a very hot day. The fishing was great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you take food and water for the trip. The boat was nice enough to give us some water. When we ran out as it was a very hot day. The fishing was great.
Tail Chaser Charter Fishing
Tail Chaser Charter Fishing Efland, NC
The ocean was amazing with how smooth it was. Be sure to check the wind forecast. Trolling to us was not exactly "fishing", but it was still fun.
Very good
4.0 / 5
The ocean was amazing with how smooth it was. Be sure to check the wind forecast. Trolling to us was not exactly "fishing", but it was still fun.
Fired Up Charters
Fired Up Charters York, SC
Yes, it was my first near shore fishing trip and I brought back plenty of fish for multiple dinners.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, it was my first near shore fishing trip and I brought back plenty of fish for multiple dinners.
S. S. Fish Witch II Charters
S. S. Fish Witch II Charters
Plan for unpredictable weather. June in Carolina is a gamble. It’s usually hot, but you really really need to bring layers.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plan for unpredictable weather. June in Carolina is a gamble. It’s usually hot, but you really really need to bring layers.
Southern Sportfishing
Southern Sportfishing Andice, TX
Connect with pros like Tried and True Charters .The Capt and first mate were professional, friendly and knowledgeable. They knew their stuff and took us right where we needed to be to catch the fish. Sit back relax and they put you in the perfect position to have a great fishing adventure.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Connect with pros like Tried and True Charters .The Capt and first mate were professional, friendly and knowledgeable. They knew their stuff and took us right where we needed to be to catch the fish. Sit back relax and they put you in the perfect position to have a great fishing adventure.
Tried And True Charters
Tried And True Charters Cranberry Township, PA
CB is a great little beach town. Bracketed by Wilmington and Southport - it's a good place to stay, eat, fish & beach.. or drive 30 mins and explore some of the other local areas. Several very nice golf courses nearby too
Excellent
5.0 / 5
CB is a great little beach town. Bracketed by Wilmington and Southport - it's a good place to stay, eat, fish & beach.. or drive 30 mins and explore some of the other local areas. Several very nice golf courses nearby too
S. S. Fish Witch II Charters
S. S. Fish Witch II Charters Mooresville, NC
I’m not an experienced fisherman by any means so my best recommendation is hire a professional to take you where the fish are! You can’t go wrong with Captain Randy & 1st Mate Nick with Fish Whistle fishing charter!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I’m not an experienced fisherman by any means so my best recommendation is hire a professional to take you where the fish are! You can’t go wrong with Captain Randy & 1st Mate Nick with Fish Whistle fishing charter!
Fish Whistle Chartering
Fish Whistle Chartering Edmond, OK

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Carolina Beach?

Reel Teal Charters – 22' Bull's Bay
Reel Teal Charters – 22' Bull's Bay
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(72 reviews)
Capt.Tony is knows where the fish are!! had a great time!! and will do this again with Capt.Tony!!
Tim  L.
Tim L.
Tried And True Charters
Tried And True Charters
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
Donnie the Captain and his Mate Owen were top notch! These guys worked hard getting us on fish: I would definitely charter with them again.
Dennis  M.
Dennis M.
Port City Inshore Guide Service
Port City Inshore Guide Service
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(166 reviews)
We had a great time with Bryan. He was kind and ended up keeping us out even longer than expected. It was worth every penny.
Rebekah  K.
Rebekah K.
Port City Inshore Guide Service
Port City Inshore Guide Service
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(166 reviews)
Once again another grant trip with Captain Bryan! Would highly recommend anyone looking for a fishing guide to book with him. He was very patient helping a novice fisher like myself get the hang of it .
Traci  T.
Traci T.
Fish Witch II Charters
Fish Witch II Charters
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(112 reviews)
The Caption & crew were extremely professional and courteous to us. We all kept busy reeling the fish from start to finish. Would recommend this trip for a family event while visiting the Kure / Carolina Beach area!
Dana  C.
Dana C.
Tail Chaser Charter Fishing
Tail Chaser Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(112 reviews)
Captain Brandon, and David were awesome! Every time I messaged Captain Brandon, he responded quickly prior to arrival. The expert guidance, abundance of fish, top-notch equipment, and emphasis on safety lead to the experience of a lifetime. You won’t be able to find a crew better than Brandon and David. I would highly recommend booking Tail Chasers for your next fishing trip!
Chad  D.
Chad D.
Fish Witch II Charters
Fish Witch II Charters
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(112 reviews)
Shane and Parker were great. It was pretty windy, but these guys did everything they could to make sure we were comfortable and catching fish. Can’t wait until our next trip. This was our first time on the Fish Witch, but not the last.
Thomas  L.
Thomas L.
Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters
Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(269 reviews)
Captain Mason knew where to take us to get black drum, we caught a bunch and all were a good size, one 7-8 lbs- what a fight it put up!!! We also caught a few red drum and pin fish. I would definitely recommend that you use him.
Alexander  D.
Alexander D.
Reel Teal Charters – 22' Bull's Bay
Reel Teal Charters – 22' Bull's Bay
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(72 reviews)
Today was awesome. Cpt Tony is very hands on guy. We never baited hook or ta fish off. He even cleaned and filleted them for us. We caught several puffer fish and some little blue fish but the catch of the day was made by my daughter. She caught a fairly large Sheepshead. I hope we can do this again next Spring Break.
Anthony  F.
Anthony F.
Tail Chaser Charter Fishing
Tail Chaser Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(112 reviews)
Everything was awesome! Captain & crew were very knowledgeable and personable and great with our son. We will definitely be returning customers!
Christopher  P.
Christopher P.
Carolina Beach Sportfishing
Carolina Beach Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(114 reviews)
captain James put us on fish right away and kept us in them. Jack worked his tail off getting fish off the lines and getting lines back in the water. We had so many fish that sometimes all 4 lines were hitting at the same time. As a bonus, on the way back in the channel we saw 3 dolphins. What a great experience. I can't recommend these guys highly enough.
Martin  H.
Martin H.
S. S. Fish Witch II Charters
S. S. Fish Witch II Charters
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(273 reviews)
We took 2 of our grandchildren for their first time of deep sea fishing. We chose to do bottom fishing. Unfortunately the fish were not really cooperating. So Captian Nick and his mate and suggested that we try some trolling and that was our best decision. We couldn’t reel in the fish fast enough before the next one was hooked. They loved the experience and would love to do it again. Thanks again Captian Nick and Shane we had a wonderful time even though my husband did get seasick.
Sheila  G.
Sheila G.
Carolina Beach Sportfishing
Carolina Beach Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(114 reviews)
Capt James and his first mate, Jack were outstanding. We caught over 70 Spanish Mackerel in under 3 hours. My two young boys had an absolute blast. It was nonstop action from the time we set the first line. I would HIGHLY recommend booking a charter with him. We’ll be back again next year. The kids can’t wait.
Mike  G.
Mike G.
Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters
Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(269 reviews)
Had a great trip with Mason. I’ve done charters but my wife and daughter had not. Mason was good with everyone and helped each person appropriate to their skill level. Everyone caught good fish and we had a great black drum fish taco dinner!
Josh  C.
Josh C.
Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters
Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(269 reviews)
Captain is great really knowledgeable and an overall great guy. We caught a lot of fish. This was a great experience for our family
Scott  W.
Scott W.
Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters
Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(269 reviews)
Took my grandson fishing for first time in a boat. We caught fish within 5 minutes at our first stop! Caught black and red drum, very impressive for late March. Cap'n Porter sure knows where to find them. Fine boat and tackle. He was great with the boy, taught him casting with spinning reel, answered lots of questions. Couldn't have been better. Highly recommended! We'll do it again when the boy is back in town. Thanks, Mason!
Thomas  H.
Thomas H.
Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters
Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(269 reviews)
We had a 3 hour charter. All 4 of us caught fish. Relaxing afternoon and captain was really friendly. Would recommend.
Rebecca  B.
Rebecca B.
Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters
Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(269 reviews)
Had a wonderful 1/2 day charter with Captain Mason and my two 17 year old boys! He was incredibly knowledgeable about the waters, the fish and fishing techniques. Kept reeling them in and took home a few bags of filets! Superior service and hospitality!!
Mary  C.
Mary C.
S. S. Fish Witch II Charters
S. S. Fish Witch II Charters
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(273 reviews)
The Capt and firstmate did and excellent job of turning a bad situation into a Great trip! We originally booked 8hr bottom fishing but the weather was not favorable. So we did an inshore fish and had a Great time!! Thx to those guys!! We will book with them again! The He-Man Woman Hater club!! 😆
Anthony  H.
Anthony H.
Reel Teal Charters – 22' Bull's Bay
Reel Teal Charters – 22' Bull's Bay
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(72 reviews)
Had a good time with 3 other friends Captain Tony was very nice. Caught puffers..sheephead..this time of year hard to predict what you will catch..Had slot of Fun !!!
Robert  J.
Robert J.

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