Hatteras Fishing Charters

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Hatteras Fishing Charters

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

The average price for a private 4 hour Hatteras fishing trip is $587, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,606 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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

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

The top 3 fishing techniques in Hatteras are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Hatteras are:

Many fishing charters in Hatteras 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 Hatteras are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Hatteras?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Hatteras are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $395
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $543
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $554
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $575
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $788
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $1,033
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,013
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,500
  • 11-hour fishing trips – $1,600

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
4.6 / 5
Based on 27959 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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"What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Hatteras for the first time?" - The weather isn't always going to cooperate and give you a nice day. Talk to your captain ahead of time and they will tell you how to prepare yourself for when you are on the boat. They want you to be comfortable and have a great time, so listen to what they say.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
"What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Hatteras for the first time?" - The weather isn't always going to cooperate and give you a nice day. Talk to your captain ahead of time and they will tell you how to prepare yourself for when you are on the boat. They want you to be comfortable and have a great time, so listen to what they say.
James  D.
James D.
Dress warm and wear semi water proof gear. Have the fish cleaning service filet your catch. Bring extra coolers to take your catch home.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress warm and wear semi water proof gear. Have the fish cleaning service filet your catch. Bring extra coolers to take your catch home.
Jim  H.
Jim H.
The weather is the determining factor. But if you can get out there is some really good fishing.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
The weather is the determining factor. But if you can get out there is some really good fishing.
Stephen  M.
Stephen M.
Be open and flexible if things don't go as planned. And don't get discouraged if the bite isn't as good as was hoped for. Being on the water on a beautiful day is the cake and catching fish is the icing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be open and flexible if things don't go as planned. And don't get discouraged if the bite isn't as good as was hoped for. Being on the water on a beautiful day is the cake and catching fish is the icing.
Constant  C.
Constant C.
I would recommend you try a little of every thing. Inshore fishing was great and offshore was great!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend you try a little of every thing. Inshore fishing was great and offshore was great!
Gary  K.
Gary K. Raven, VA
Stay in the Hatteras Island inn. It’s real close to most of the marinas and is a quality hotel that was all enjoyed.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Stay in the Hatteras Island inn. It’s real close to most of the marinas and is a quality hotel that was all enjoyed.
Jacob  H.
Jacob H. Hayes, Virginia
The 2 hours was perfect as we're not fishermen. Bring a beverage, a hat and sunglasses. Prepare to have fun and great conversation!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The 2 hours was perfect as we're not fishermen. Bring a beverage, a hat and sunglasses. Prepare to have fun and great conversation!
Jeff  B.
Jeff B. Roanoke, Virginia
Be prepared for a good or bad day. Don't give up and enjoy the experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for a good or bad day. Don't give up and enjoy the experience.
Mark  A.
Mark A. Biglerville, PA
You can’t predict the weather (try). It was super easy to book a day in advance. It’s hot though a 630am 4hr charter was perfect weather even on a steamy day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You can’t predict the weather (try). It was super easy to book a day in advance. It’s hot though a 630am 4hr charter was perfect weather even on a steamy day.
Stan  K.
Stan K.
The weather dictates alot of fishing here ,but the captains here go above and beyond to find the fish for you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather dictates alot of fishing here ,but the captains here go above and beyond to find the fish for you.
Stevean  B.
Stevean B. New Market, MD
Bring snacks and be patient. Once the lines start biting it’s an amazing time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring snacks and be patient. Once the lines start biting it’s an amazing time!
Michael  N.
Michael N. Stanardsville, Virginia
Bring lots of water and sunscreen or a full sleeve lightweight shirt with a hood. Wet down that shirt with fresh water when it gets hot out. Drink more water, like a gallon per person..
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring lots of water and sunscreen or a full sleeve lightweight shirt with a hood. Wet down that shirt with fresh water when it gets hot out. Drink more water, like a gallon per person..
Chad  C.
Chad C. Alexandria, VA
Bring cash for getting fish cleaned at the dock. Guy's a magician with a filet knife.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring cash for getting fish cleaned at the dock. Guy's a magician with a filet knife.
Joe  R.
Joe R. Moneta, VA
Only thing that I found different from charters elsewhere, cleaning of the fish wasn't included
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Only thing that I found different from charters elsewhere, cleaning of the fish wasn't included
Brian  D.
Brian D. Buxton, NC
Try to get you fishing trip earlier in the season, May or June would be best I think, the offshore fish are more active at that time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try to get you fishing trip earlier in the season, May or June would be best I think, the offshore fish are more active at that time.
Lionel  P.
Lionel P. Virginia Beach, VA
Gear up properly and if you have a four wheel drive vehicle get an ORV permit.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Gear up properly and if you have a four wheel drive vehicle get an ORV permit.
Gary  B.
Gary B. Columbia, MD
Will get very hot on the boat during summer. Bring plenty of cold water/drinks.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Will get very hot on the boat during summer. Bring plenty of cold water/drinks.
Cameron  M.
Cameron M. Maggie Valley, NC
Be ready to reel in from deep water bottoms or long distance. Wear a hat, bring a washcloth or neck cloth to wet in cooler and wipe sweaty face and cool your neck.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Be ready to reel in from deep water bottoms or long distance. Wear a hat, bring a washcloth or neck cloth to wet in cooler and wipe sweaty face and cool your neck.
Jennifer  B.
Jennifer B. Norfolk, VA
Reach out to the captain early when planning what time of year to book, to see what fish to honestly expect during that season.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Reach out to the captain early when planning what time of year to book, to see what fish to honestly expect during that season.
Mike  N.
Mike N.
Fish from the beach or if going out do the inshore/nearshore if first time great experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish from the beach or if going out do the inshore/nearshore if first time great experience.
Cody  C.
Cody C. Buchanan, VA

Gambler Sportfishing
Gambler Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
We couldn’t have imagined we would have such a blast. Four adults and two children under 6. Everyone caught fish. Captain Stephen put us on a bunch of king mackerel and mate Bob worked his butt off to keep lines in the water so we could keep reeling em in. Would definitely book with the Gambler again during mahi season in the summer.
Andy  K.
Andy K.
Dunn Deal Sportfishing
Dunn Deal Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(67 reviews)
All I can say is that we had a great day with Shaun and Clayton! Dunn Deal is a fast and comfortable boat with really nice guys working it. My group had a fun time filling the box (Plus a few more for good measure)! I hope to be seeing more of them in my future. Thanks for a very memorable trip Shaun!
James  D.
James D.
Got-em Charters
Got-em Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
My son and I had an incredible experience with Got ‘Em Charters. Capt. Jerry was a joy to fish with. Despite a very windy and rainy morning, he quickly got us on a school of sheephead and then a school of red drum! We caught our drum limit! His knowledge of the waters, fish habits, and warm personality were second to none. Couldn’t recommend Capt Jerry and Got ‘Em Charters more highly. Book ‘Em!
Hayne  G.
Hayne G.
Got-em Charters
Got-em Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
Jerry is a great guy. Even if you don’t catch many fish you will enjoy your time with Captain Jerry. Dr. Charles D Cook
Charles  C.
Charles C.
Dunn Deal Sportfishing
Dunn Deal Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(67 reviews)
Great, comfortable boat with a crew that really strive to put you on the fish and to have a great day. While we didn’t catch a ton of fish on our trip, we still had a great time and would highly recommend this boat and crew for anyone looking to go fishing! Will definitely be coming back to hook up on some more fish in the future!
Ian  M.
Ian M.
Dunn Deal Sportfishing
Dunn Deal Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(67 reviews)
We had two first timers and they had a blast. We caught plenty of fish. 2 citation wahoos and a citation trigger . Would highly recommend this captain
John  M.  J.
John M. J.
His Fin Charter
His Fin Charter
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Very kind! Put us on some nice drum! We had a wonderful day and the weather was perfect!
Tina  L.
Tina L.
Finn Charters
Finn Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(137 reviews)
Zach is great guy and worked with us around bad weather. When we did get out we immediately caught fish! When we limited out, Zach took us to a wreck that he recently found and we got our limit of sheephead there! We’re three old guys that have been fishing all of our lives but we were like 12 year old kids having a blast yanking in fish after fish. I would definitely recommend Zach’s charter service!
Jim  H.
Jim H.
Got-em Charters
Got-em Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
Captain Jerry is battle tested and a GREAT captain! We had a wonderful time and will definitely book with him again.
Jon  B.
Jon B.
Finn Charters
Finn Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(137 reviews)
We caught more bluefish that we could eat. Zach did a great job hunting the fish and directing our casts. My 12 year old son had a blast.
Eric  B.
Eric B.
Longer Days Sportfishing Charters
Longer Days Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Captain Tom and his first mate were great! The seas were rough, but we had a great time. We caught fish and that’s always good! This was our second year using them and will be back next year. Thanks and God bless!🙏🏼🇺🇸
Ray  D.
Ray D.
His Fin Charter
His Fin Charter
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
My husband and I had such a great time on this charter trip. The waves were a little rough that day but we had a great time stopping in multiple places to fish and caught a large drum early in the trip. We will do this again!
Diane  G.
Diane G. Lake Park, NC
Got-em Charters
Got-em Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(76 reviews)
Although the weather didn't allow us to catch very many fish the time on the water with my son was priceless. And Jerry was very informative about the area and the fish that we did catch. He was really good with my boy explaining everything he could about his first reddish. Thanks agian Jerry for your time and experience will have to try it agian next year.
Stephen  M.
Stephen M.
His Fin Charter
His Fin Charter
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Cap’n Tiki Bob knew right where to go to put us on the fish. The bluefish feeding frenzy on the way back to the marina was a rush! What a great day for our group!
David  W.
David W.
Twin Bills
Twin Bills
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
The odds were against us with the recent storm and cloudy water. Plus, we crammed way to much beach into the day before but it turned into a nice day. We caught several fish including two ribbon fish. They were quite tasty! Captain Willie was great!
Barbara  C.
Barbara C.
Got-em Charters
Got-em Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
Captain Andy was very knowledgeable and accepting to all our needs. Was very good with everyone especially my 9 yr old grandson
Barney  S.
Barney S.
His Fin Charter
His Fin Charter
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Had a wonderful time! Really appreciated the variety of things he offered. Definitely will go again!
Gary  K.
Gary K. Raven, VA
Bonehead Charters
Bonehead Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(161 reviews)
Captain Jimmy and First Mate Mitch were excellent and my whole party had a very good time.
Richard  C.
Richard C.
His Fin Charter
His Fin Charter
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Captain Tiki Bib was the best, actively looked for fish to catch and also took us clamming. Great experience and would highly recommend him.
Louie  T.
Louie T. Clifton, VA
Bonehead Charters
Bonehead Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(161 reviews)
We had a great trip! We were looking forward to seeing a beautiful sunset which we did and got some bonus Spanish Mackerel!
Sheryl  S.
Sheryl S. Greenfield, IN

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