Hatteras

34 Fishing Charters

Hatteras Fishing Charters

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Hatteras: 34 fishing charters available

Got-em Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(16 reviews)
Hatteras
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trips from $400

Godspeed Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(102 reviews)
Hatteras
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trips from $700

Bonehead Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(105 reviews)
Hatteras
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trips from $400

Finn Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(88 reviews)
Hatteras
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trips from $350

UnWind Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(16 reviews)
Hatteras
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trips from $250

Under Pressure Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(51 reviews)
Hatteras
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trips from $800

Island Saltwater Adventure

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Hatteras
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trips from $350

Rabid Tuna Sportfishing Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(89 reviews)
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trips from $865

Seas The Day NC

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(182 reviews)
Hatteras
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trips from $550

Team Dempsey Guide Service

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(91 reviews)
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trips from $350

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Hatteras

The average price for a private 4 hour Hatteras fishing trip is $596, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,589 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Got-em Charters, Godspeed Charters, and Bonehead Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Hatteras, North Carolina. Full list of top fishing charters in Hatteras.

Got-em Charters, Godspeed Charters, and Bonehead Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Hatteras.

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

Hatteras fishing charters are famous for their skilled crews and huge fish. From the shallow grass beds of Pamlico Sound to the warm currents of the Gulf Stream, local captains have spent their lives chasing monsters. Along the way, they built up a selection of trips to make the most of every fishery. 
 
Inshore charters explore the sounds in search of Red Drum, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and more. Even half days can produce a ton of fish, making this a great option for families and beginners. Sight casters and fly fishers can stay out longer to chase monster Drum in spring and Fall.
 
Heading into the ocean, nearshore charters are fun for any group. Kids and beginners will have a blast reeling in smaller fish like Sheepshead and Seabass. Serious anglers can test their skills against local specialities like “Smoker Kings” in fall or Cobia in spring.
 
Deep sea trips are where the real action is. Speed 20+ miles out to the Gulf Stream to spend the whole day battling Blue and White Marlin, Bluefin, Bigeye, and Yellowfin Tuna, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and more. This is real bucket list fishing, designed for experienced anglers.
 
Most local charters leave from Hatteras Harbor and other nearby marinas. If you’re visiting in June, you can test your skills in the Hatteras Marlin Club Release Tournament, which has been running for over 60 years. Whenever you visit, you’ll find plenty of fish and some unforgettable memories waiting for you on the water!

Rules & Regulations

Fishing licenses are included on charters in North Carolina. Species like Flounder, Cobia, and Seabass have seasonal closures that may change annually, so be sure to ask your captain about important limits and closed seasons.

Hatteras
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

The year kicks off in a frenzy of screaming drag, with monster Bluefin Tuna putting even the world's best anglers to the limit. This is the toughest, most high-reward fishing experience in the world. Interested?

February

The Outer Banks Tuna season is still going strong offshore. If you fancy something calmer, take to the inshore waters for a year-round population of many great table and game fish.

March

Yellowfin roll into town as the Bluefin begin to move on. They may not taste quite as good but they still put up some serious fight and their population is a lot more stable, making them a sustainable alternative.

April

The first few Mahi Mahi appear in April, joined by Wahoo and a ton of huge Yellowfin. Inshore, you have Red and Black Drum, Trout, Bluefish, and Spanish Mackerel. Take your pick, the fish are everywhere!

May

Yellowfin Tuna hit their peak in May, and are slowly joined by a host of different billfish towards the end of the month. This is a great chance to fish the Outer Banks before the summer crowds roll in.

June

The Blue Marlin Capital of the World begins to earn its name in June, with huge Blues turning up offshore, joined by Sailfish, White Marlin, and a host of other big game pelagic species.

July
July is peak tournament season, with the Hatteras Grand Slam Billfish Tournament and the Hatteras Marlin Club Blue Marlin Release Tournament June drawing in the biggest names in the industry.
August

The tournament crowds may move on in August, but the fish certainly don't! Big Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna all swarm the deep, just waiting to be caught.

September

Hatteras offshore fishing in September is still great for Billfish, especially White Marlin, who stick around well into the start of fall. You will also find plenty of Blackfin Tuna and a year-round inshore fishery.

October

Huge "Smoker Kings" draw the most attention in October and November. If you fancy casting your bait into a sea of ravenous King Mackerel, this is the time to visit.

November

The King Mackerel are still biting anything you throw their way, and you will have no trouble pulling in your limit. The first big Bluefin are starting to show up offshore, spiking adrenaline all over town.

December

Is an 800-pound Bluefin Tuna all you want for Christmas? We can't blame you! Climb aboard and head out to the deepest edge of the continental shelf for your chance of fighting one of these colossal brutes.

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Plan for any kind of weather! We had beautiful sun and 65* but were prepared for cold weather too.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plan for any kind of weather! We had beautiful sun and 65* but were prepared for cold weather too.
Barbara  R.
Barbara R. Monroe, NC
I'd recommend booking with an experienced captain as the conditions are constantly changing in the area. Getting some first hand knowledge will help us greatly on future outings.
Very good
4.0 / 5
I'd recommend booking with an experienced captain as the conditions are constantly changing in the area. Getting some first hand knowledge will help us greatly on future outings.
Michael  B.
Michael B. United States
Pay attention to the weather and dress accordingly! Relax, have a good attitude, and enjoy.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pay attention to the weather and dress accordingly! Relax, have a good attitude, and enjoy.
Jamie  D.
Jamie D. Virginia Beach, VA
Come earlier in the year to have better chance of catching targeted fish. Ours was Tuna
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Come earlier in the year to have better chance of catching targeted fish. Ours was Tuna
Jerry  H.
Jerry H. Myrtle Beach, SC
Ask around for the best spots and bait. Most people are more than happy to help out and wish you the best of luck.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Ask around for the best spots and bait. Most people are more than happy to help out and wish you the best of luck.
Lisa  W.
Lisa W. Moneta, Virginia
Take a boat like to see drain for the meet and captain and teach you how to fish be very patient with you
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take a boat like to see drain for the meet and captain and teach you how to fish be very patient with you
Tom  G.
Tom G. Oriental, NC
Plan your trip accordingly. Hatteras seems like it is a long way from Nags Head. There are plenty of good restaurants once you arrive. Tight lines.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plan your trip accordingly. Hatteras seems like it is a long way from Nags Head. There are plenty of good restaurants once you arrive. Tight lines.
Herman  W.
Herman W. Topping, VA
Allow yourself a couple of possible days to go fishing. Wind and weather can be unpredictable year-round and it's nice to have another day to go if you get blown out.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Allow yourself a couple of possible days to go fishing. Wind and weather can be unpredictable year-round and it's nice to have another day to go if you get blown out.
Steve  W.
Steve W. Dublin, Ohio
Limit your expectation to the time of year and what fish are biting. Do a little research and as long as you know what to expect and you get a good crew (check out the reviews) you should have a great experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Limit your expectation to the time of year and what fish are biting. Do a little research and as long as you know what to expect and you get a good crew (check out the reviews) you should have a great experience.
Kevin  A.
Kevin A. Suffolk, VA
Go with someone like ethan who can build your cofidence and meet you where you are not where someone wants you to be. This ain't wicked Tuna it's hatteras hookup.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with someone like ethan who can build your cofidence and meet you where you are not where someone wants you to be. This ain't wicked Tuna it's hatteras hookup.
Paul  K.
Paul K. Greenville, NC
I would recommend you book a charter with an experienced captain and just go try it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend you book a charter with an experienced captain and just go try it.
Ernest  A.
Ernest A. United States
Take a deep sea charter, fish the sound from the end of Hatteras island (get an ORV Permit at the lighthouse), try squid bait.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take a deep sea charter, fish the sound from the end of Hatteras island (get an ORV Permit at the lighthouse), try squid bait.
Diane  B.
Diane B. Lynchburg, Virginia

Stormy Petrel Charters
Stormy Petrel Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Even though the conditions were not ideal, Captain Brian put us on some fish. The Captain and his first mate were great. Thank you for a great day.
Randall  B.
Randall B. Gibsonia, PA
Bonehead Charters
Bonehead Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(105 reviews)
Great morning near shore and inshore with Captain James on Bonehead Charters! First time for most of our group. We got into bluefish, Spanish mackerel, and even a small “false” tuna! Boat and gear were very clean and managed the rough ocean swells extremely well. First Mate Mitch was incredible! We would highly recommend
Matt  B.
Matt B. Avon, North Carolina
Rabid Tuna Sportfishing Charters
Rabid Tuna Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(89 reviews)
We had a great fishing trip with Captain Tim and Jake. It was a great boat. We were one of the only boats to come back in with a catch that day.
Bryan  T.
Bryan T. Lenoir City, TN
Finn Charters
Finn Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
Zach was very conscientious about finding fish for us and to make sure we had a good time. Two thumbs up!
Michael  K.
Michael K. Virginia Beach, VA
Island Saltwater Adventure
Island Saltwater Adventure
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Started off as an evening clamming trip. Captain Jeffery showed us how to catch clams and after filling our bucket he took us to try for a few fish. Caught a big beautiful drum and hooked up to a large ray that had my son smiling from ear to ear. On the way back to the dock we stopped to watch the sunset. I would recommend this trip to anyone.
Dwayne  H.
Dwayne H. Winchester, VA
Rabid Tuna Sportfishing Charters
Rabid Tuna Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(89 reviews)
This was a wonderful day out on the water. Hooked into some black fin tuna early and the day remained beautiful. I highly recommend this Capt., boat and crew. Top notch nice guys who work their butts off to give a great experience.
Mary  K.  A.
Mary K. A. Baton Rouge, LA
Got-em Charters
Got-em Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Captain Jerry was extremely hospitable and could not have tried harder to get us some fish. He moved to various locations to enable us to catch fish. The only thing he could have done differently was to jump in the water and throw the fish to us. LOL. We had a group of 6 ranging in age from 10 to 79 and not one of us was disappointed. Good luck and God bless you Capt. Jerry. If we vacation here next year you will see us again.
John  S.
John S. Westminster, MD
Stormy Petrel Charters
Stormy Petrel Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(5 reviews)
We all had a great time!! Very sunny! We caught lots of fish and had a delicious dinner of buttermilk dipped filets at home later. Boat was very clean! Tristan was really helpful. There was an area code o go inside, but only additional comment is that we would have liked some outdoor shade.
Toni  G.
Toni G. Hartford, WI
Bonehead Charters
Bonehead Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(105 reviews)
Although fishing on the Outer Banks in August can be hit or miss, Captain Jim went above and beyond to deliver a very enjoyable trip. For our next trip you can be sure that we will be calling Captain Jim again.
Robert  G.
Robert G. Altoona, PA
Twin Bills
Twin Bills
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Great day… Super easy and informative and enjoyable experience. Well worth the time/money! We will be back - no doubt!
Corie  S.
Corie S. Huntersville, NC
Rabid Tuna Sportfishing Charters
Rabid Tuna Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(89 reviews)
Great crew, very personable and knowledgeable. Not many fish biting on daybof our excursion, but not captain or crews fault. Would recommend again
Audy  W.
Audy W. Bath, NC
Finn Charters
Finn Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
Capt Zach was spot on with what to expect on our 4hr morning fishing trip. Not only is he very knowledgeable but he is also personable and does not mind having general conversation or sharing his fishing knowledge with you. I will definitely fish with him again.
Eric  K.
Eric K. Daniels, MD
Bonehead Charters
Bonehead Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(105 reviews)
Trip was the most enjoyable,educational,personable experience I-have taken. Captain Jimmy was kind enough to switch our day due to bad weather. Our helper was informative, courteous and worked constantly to make sure our trip was successful. My 13 year old grandson was nervous about trip but was treated with care and loved every minute of it. We are looking forward to next trip
Melinda  M.
Melinda M. Moseley, VA
Under Pressure Charters
Under Pressure Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(51 reviews)
We had a great day with Captain JT and first mate, RB. We caught several wahoo, a few Amber Jacks, (my arms are sore!) and a barracuda. It was our daughter’s first trip and she has a blast! Thanks for a great day. We’ll see you next year!
Darby  R.
Darby R. Kingwood, WV
Got-em Charters
Got-em Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
An amazing day with or captain Jerry!!! Thank you for all the good experiences
Valerie  S.
Valerie S. Salvo, North Carolina
UnWind Charters
UnWind Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
My brother, husband, step dad, and son LOVED their morning! My son was the only one who caught a fish, and that made it 100% worth it! He’s still talking about it, and cannot wait to come back! Full day trip next time! Thank you a million times!
Joshua  M.
Joshua M. Mount Carmel, PA
Rabid Tuna Sportfishing Charters
Rabid Tuna Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(89 reviews)
We trolled Spanish mackerel and Blue fish in the sound. Two adults each with two kids. Crew was great with the kids who were first timers. Left with a bunch of fish enough to feed both our families for two nights. Great trip. Would book again with Rabid Tuna!
Joseph  M.
Joseph M. Buxton, North Carolina
Island Saltwater Adventure
Island Saltwater Adventure
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
I wish I could leave 6 stars. Great experience! We split the time fishing and island exploring. Capt. Jeffrey was very helpful teaching some basic fishing, talking about the area and making us feel right at home. I highly recommend Island Saltwater Adventure.
Robert  S.
Robert S. Winchester, MA
Bonehead Charters
Bonehead Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(105 reviews)
Had a great morning with Captain James. Fishing for Blues and Spanish Makeral was great considering the heat and time of the year. Would recommend to a friend.
David  M.
David M. Saint Thomas, PA
UnWind Charters
UnWind Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
We were first timers on our honeymoon. Captain John made sure we got to experience everything. Finding clams is one of the most awkward yet satisfying experiences. (We’re cooking the now) Fish were not biting so he gave us extra time to explore and find beautiful shells. Amazing trip can’t wait to bring family and do again. Also the captain has amazing taste in music.
Scotty  M.
Scotty M. Pembroke, North Carolina

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