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Wanchese: 105 fishing charters available
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According to customer reviews, **Cutawhiskie Charters** #1, Old North State Fishing, and Waymaker Charters - F.V. Revival (29' cc) are some of the most popular fishing charters in Wanchese, North Carolina. Full list of top fishing charters in Wanchese.

The average price for a private 4 hour Wanchese fishing trip is $505, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,322 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

**Cutawhiskie Charters** #1, Old North State Fishing, and Waymaker Charters - F.V. Revival (29' cc) all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Wanchese.

The most popular fish species you can target are Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, and Cobia. Top fishing techniques include Trolling, Bottom Fishing, and Light Tackle. Nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and wreck fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Wanchese is the business end of Roanoke Island, and that business is catching fish. Located on Roanoke Island, just a short ride from Oregon Inlet and the Atlantic, it’s in a prime spot to get you casting. Wanchese fishing charters are run by experienced captains from generations-long fishing families, who’ll take you to the inshore sounds and beyond to the deep seas to get your fish on. 
 
There’s something for everyone in Wanchese. Inshore charters are great for families. Reel in tasty Panfish, Flounder, and Red Drum in the sheltered sounds and be back in time for lunch. Skilled anglers can stay out longer to take on big Bull Reds and more. Most species are best in spring and fall, but there’s plenty of action year-round.
 
Head out into the ocean and things really heat up. The wrecks offer up Seabass, Tilefish, Cobia, Mackerel, and Bluefish. But head offshore to the Gulf Stream, and Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and Marlin are around all summer long! Up for a real challenge? Brave the colder weather to take on Bluefins weighing over 500 pounds! This is one of the best Bluefin Tuna fisheries in the country, so spend upwards of eight hours on the water and go after that trophy!
 
If fighting huge fish isn’t tough enough, take on other anglers in a local tournament! The biggest event is the Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament in nearby Manteo, but there are lots of smaller ones, too. Wanchese fishing charters will even help you prepare for them! Just head down to one of the three marinas in town, hop aboard your charter boat, and get ready for an awesome day on the water.
 

Rules & Regulations

Wanchese fishing charters include licenses for everybody on board, so that's one less thing to worry about. However, many species such as Flounder, Cobia, and Seabass have strict closed seasons which may change annually. Your captain will have up-to-date info on every species, and will make sure you stick to the rules during your trip. 

Wanchese
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4.5 / 5
Based on 27689 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
Inshore fishing reigns supreme during the winter, so head out to the sounds and bottom fish for some delicious Redfish and Striped Bass, just make sure to wrap up warm. 
February
While the Stripers and Flounder make their way out, the Tuna season is heating up. Hit the inshore waters for the last of the cold water season or head offshore to land a delicious Bluefin.
March
Spring really does bring with it new arrivals. The Bluefin Tuna season is in full swing and Yellowfin start to show up toward the end of the month. Inshore, Drum, Trout, and Bluefish will keep you busy.
April
There are no April showers to worry about in the Outer Banks. As the weather starts heating up, so does the fishing. Expect a range of exciting big game fish in the deeper waters offshore.
May

Expect to find plenty of Mahi Mahi and Yellowfin Tuna offshore, along Cobia closer to land. You might even spot the first few Billfish, signaling the start of big game season.

June
School’s out just in time for the season to hit its stride. White and Blue Marlin arrive to the party, giving you the chance to land a real prized monster fish. 
July
Stunning Sailfish is the latest addition to the Gulf Stream. Deep sea fishing is the name of the game, and expect to be mesmerized by these stunning creatures as you fight one to the boat.
August
There’s no sign of things cooling off, so get offshore throughout August and make the most of the summer. Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, and Sailfish will all have you in for the fight of your life.

 

September
Change is a-coming as the pelagics start to leave the Gulf Stream. But fear not, monstrous Kingfish are on their way and the inshore season is just around the corner.
October
Trout are well and truly back, as are Red Drum inshore. However, when the weather's fine, nothing beats the Tuna action offshore! Head out to the Gulf Stream and get your fill of these monsters!
November
While many may want to stay close to shore during November to try to fill the boat with Drum, Trout, and Bass, there's still plenty going on offshore, where the Tuna bite is in its prime!
December

If you manage to find some good weather in December, you'll want to make the most of the last chance of the year to go offshore and battle Tuna! Otherwise, it will all be about landing smaller fish inshore. 

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Fish on! The fish like every where tend to move but the locals communicate to let everyone know where the fish are at.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish on! The fish like every where tend to move but the locals communicate to let everyone know where the fish are at.
Amy  M.
Amy M. Strasburg, VA
Unfortunately we were here a week after the hurricane which had the fish out of sorts but based on what we have been told by others, the fishing is normally quite good
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Unfortunately we were here a week after the hurricane which had the fish out of sorts but based on what we have been told by others, the fishing is normally quite good
Joann  A.
Joann A. Harwood, MD
Be open to the Captains suggestions as to what would make your trip most productive.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be open to the Captains suggestions as to what would make your trip most productive.
Raymond  L.
Raymond L. Greensboro, NC
Recommend fishing with some one familiar of the area like Cutawhiskie Charters!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Recommend fishing with some one familiar of the area like Cutawhiskie Charters!
Kristin  F.
Kristin F. Homer City, PA
These guys were fantastic. Explained in depth, every detail. We wish we booked the full day experience with them. Next time for sure.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
These guys were fantastic. Explained in depth, every detail. We wish we booked the full day experience with them. Next time for sure.
Aj  S.
Aj S. Mint Hill, NC
Booked out of Wanchese because we were staying in the area, and wanted a marina that was close to the inlet. The marina is right along the main road, parking right at the boat, and when we got back the fish cleaning service picked up our catch and took care of it for us. Pretty easy overall.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Booked out of Wanchese because we were staying in the area, and wanted a marina that was close to the inlet. The marina is right along the main road, parking right at the boat, and when we got back the fish cleaning service picked up our catch and took care of it for us. Pretty easy overall.
Matthew  S.
Matthew S. Rohrerstown, PA
Inshore would be Red Drum. Out a little Amberjack, Almaco Jack, Spanish Mackeral and King Mackeral.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Inshore would be Red Drum. Out a little Amberjack, Almaco Jack, Spanish Mackeral and King Mackeral.
Jerry  D.
Jerry D. Middle River, MD
I liked fishing in September better, more of a variety of fish. But not the captains fault. It all depends on what's running.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I liked fishing in September better, more of a variety of fish. But not the captains fault. It all depends on what's running.
Dana  A.
Dana A. Burlington, WY
Spanish Mackerel and a few other species are plentiful near Wanchese and provide fun fishing. As bites from these slow down ribbon fish provide a willing and fun species to target. Overall, an excellent place to fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Spanish Mackerel and a few other species are plentiful near Wanchese and provide fun fishing. As bites from these slow down ribbon fish provide a willing and fun species to target. Overall, an excellent place to fish.
Garrett  Y.
Garrett Y. Orrtanna, PA
I would say to take a charter called the sea hag to get a familiarization of the water and sarounding areas. Because on the way to a great fishing experience with them you get to see a lot of the area to get a better feel for what is around this area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would say to take a charter called the sea hag to get a familiarization of the water and sarounding areas. Because on the way to a great fishing experience with them you get to see a lot of the area to get a better feel for what is around this area.
Joann  L.
Joann L. Glen Burnie, MD
If you are not already in the OBX I would recommend getting a room the night before as the whole day starts at 0400. But it’s worth ot as you’ll be on the fish in under 2 hours.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are not already in the OBX I would recommend getting a room the night before as the whole day starts at 0400. But it’s worth ot as you’ll be on the fish in under 2 hours.
Kevin  B.
Kevin B. Virginia Beach, VA
Take a couple Dramamine cause even on a mild day you rock and roll. It’s easier to do it even if you don’t think you need it then to try to chase feeling bad.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take a couple Dramamine cause even on a mild day you rock and roll. It’s easier to do it even if you don’t think you need it then to try to chase feeling bad.
Anthony  B.
Anthony B. Chesapeake, Virginia
These Captains really try to get you out and on fish. We had great luck and did well. Had never heard or seen ribbon fish before, but I will say they taste good. 6 hours, 34 fish. Money well spent.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
These Captains really try to get you out and on fish. We had great luck and did well. Had never heard or seen ribbon fish before, but I will say they taste good. 6 hours, 34 fish. Money well spent.
Mitch  Y.
Mitch Y. Monongahela, PA
Check out Somerset Charters - Captain John Silver. Very experienced, energetic and so much fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check out Somerset Charters - Captain John Silver. Very experienced, energetic and so much fun!
Bill  O.
Bill O. Manakin-Sabot, VA
Just enjoy the ride...Captain Lewis and Megan were so prepared and willing to answer any questions.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just enjoy the ride...Captain Lewis and Megan were so prepared and willing to answer any questions.
Shane  F.
Shane F. Plattsburgh, NY
Great location to travel to if you are staying in the OBX area. Also a great little restaurant at the location to grab a bit before or after the fishing trip. Not sure the name of it but right there at the Wanchese marina.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great location to travel to if you are staying in the OBX area. Also a great little restaurant at the location to grab a bit before or after the fishing trip. Not sure the name of it but right there at the Wanchese marina.
Gary  L.
Gary L. Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
Be prepared to change your target fish based on activity and what’s actually biting.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Be prepared to change your target fish based on activity and what’s actually biting.
Joshua  K.
Joshua K. Skaneateles, NY
It’s hot but there are fish biting. Just be clear about what species you want since you may be redirected to more easy to catch options like ribbon fish. Also might mean a longer slog with no fish for the species you want. But hey that’s fishing!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
It’s hot but there are fish biting. Just be clear about what species you want since you may be redirected to more easy to catch options like ribbon fish. Also might mean a longer slog with no fish for the species you want. But hey that’s fishing!
Sean  W.
Sean W. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Contact Back N’ Black for your charter and definitely use the fish cleaning services for your catch. Clean marina, friendly people, restaurant on site also. Easy to find and ample parking.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Contact Back N’ Black for your charter and definitely use the fish cleaning services for your catch. Clean marina, friendly people, restaurant on site also. Easy to find and ample parking.
Andrea  B.
Andrea B. Washington, District Of Columbia
If it's a first time expedition - especially with kids - this is the trip to take!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If it's a first time expedition - especially with kids - this is the trip to take!
Josh  C.
Josh C. Kutztown, PA

Hayden Express Charters
Hayden Express Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
Captain Ralph and Mason delivered an experience that far exceeded our expectations! He was able to get us on the fish very quickly. Albacore, Spanish Mackerel, Flounder and Blues found the ice! I would highly recommend, The Hayden Express if you're looking to book a charter while in OBX.
Chris  L.
Chris L. Butler, PA
Old North State Fishing
Old North State Fishing
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Had an amazing day on the water for my friends 21st birthday and we managed to have an amazing day filling the box with lots of fish and even hooked into a massive redfish on light tackle. Captain Andy is a super fun guy to be around and his knowledge of the waters around OBX are Apperent. Over all amazing and will come back again for sure.
Andrea  S.
Andrea S. Ivyland, PA
Jill Louise Headboat – 50' Evans
Jill Louise Headboat – 50' Evans
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
We had great weather and an awesome experience with tuis trip. All family caught fish. Flounder, sea trout, trigger and pig fish. Crew was super accommodating with us and the other 6 people on the boat. Even saw dauphins heading out fishing. Thanks from the entire Neiderer family!!!!!
Troy  M.
Troy M. Hanover, PA
Stick Em Fishing Adventures
Stick Em Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
Capt. Vinnie was delightful to have as our guide! Always positive, even when the bite was slow. He communicated openly and honestly as to what was, or was not, happening at any given moment. Very good at instructing the different methods of fishing. We boated nearly 20 fish during our trip and just missed a Citation for a sea trout by 1”!! We will be getting back with Captain Vinny on our next trip to the OBX!!
Jeff  S.
Jeff S. Chaska, MN
Hayden Express Charters
Hayden Express Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
Everyone had a great day fishing with Captain Ralph and first mate Mason. They were focused on making our day a success and made our experience a lot of fun.
Howard  C.
Howard C. Wellsboro, PA
Jill Louise Headboat – 50' Evans
Jill Louise Headboat – 50' Evans
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
The captain and deck hand were determined and persistent about us catching the best fish and having the best time.
Renee  L.
Renee L. Lake Of The Woods, VA
Stick Em Fishing Adventures
Stick Em Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(95 reviews)
He is the fisherman that knows these waters and cares about the environment.
Kevin  C.
Kevin C. Dunkirk, MD
Riptide Charters
Riptide Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(278 reviews)
This was my 4th trip with Captain Randy and once again he got us on fish and we had a successful day. First we started Flounder fishing but could only catch small ones and couldn't get the bigger ones to cooperate. Then we went looking for Red Drum and Randy got us into a school of them and caught our limit of slot drums in a hurry then continued catch and release for a while. We had a great trip and I cannot wait to get back out there.
Tim  J.
Tim J. Lancaster, PA
Waymaker Charters - F.V. Revival (29' cc)
Waymaker Charters - F.V. Revival (29' cc)
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(121 reviews)
Capt. Lewis treated us great and put us in some great spots. We caught some speckled trout early and chased some flounder and drum late. He was knowledgeable about the areas and connected with other fisherman to give us the best intel on the conditions of the day. Very personable and easy going. Super time.
JONATHAN  M.
JONATHAN M. Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
Stick Em Fishing Adventures
Stick Em Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
We were initially supposed to go wreck fishing, but the weather did not cooperate. Captain Vinnie took us out for red drum instead. It was a lot of fun and he really knows his trade. My friend and I both caught 43-inch red drum. We also caught trout, a whitey, and sting rays. Would highly recommend!
Adam  H.
Adam H. Kennerdell, PA
**Cutawhiskie Charters**  #1
**Cutawhiskie Charters** #1
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(323 reviews)
They were great! Captain Clay and first Mate Nick were great to hang out with for a few hours. Fantastic with the kids too! Nick was super informative and explained what each of our catches were. I’d definitely recommend…
Kristine  K.
Kristine K. Kiel, WI
Old School Fishing Charters
Old School Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(98 reviews)
Had a great time with Captain Mike. Awesome teacher. If you’re bringing the kids this is the guy to fish with. Definitely gonna book again next year.
Dennis  K.
Dennis K. United States
Outer Banks Outdoors-Salt Grit – 37' Topaz
Outer Banks Outdoors-Salt Grit – 37' Topaz
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(84 reviews)
Great experience and highly recommend. Red Drum was so big we had it release it. Caught plenty of Mackerel and Blue fish. Hunter was a lot of fun and very educational.
Robert  T.
Robert T. Glen Allen, VA
Waymaker Charters - F.V. Revival (29' cc)
Waymaker Charters - F.V. Revival (29' cc)
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(121 reviews)
Only 1 small(?) issue. I booked online and my understanding (being a boat guy) that we had a 26’ cabin cruiser. Not the case! We had a 26’ all open boat. I booked cabin cruiser based on buddies and weather. Sure enough…..weather!!!! I booked it to keep my buddies dry and warm as I am a hard core fisherman. Please define, and proved a “cabin Cruiser” next time! Guide was awesome!!!!
Dan  N.
Dan N. Salvo, North Carolina
Old School Fishing Charters
Old School Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Very good
4.0 / 5
(98 reviews)
Fishing was slow but had a good time Mike tried to put us on fish tide was helping. But all in all a good day fishing
Curtis  H.
Curtis H. St. Louis, MO
Waymaker Charters - F.V. Revival (29' cc)
Waymaker Charters - F.V. Revival (29' cc)
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(121 reviews)
It was a great time out with Ryan. He was hilarious and kept the trip interesting. We joked around that he needed a bingo card because we kept catching every type fish except the ones we wanted! Still had a blast none the less!
Nick  C.
Nick C. Dumfries, VA
STOLAT Fishing Charters
STOLAT Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(127 reviews)
We had an awesome time with Paul and Chris on our fishing trip. They are very knowledgeable on the best spots and making sure everyone had a great experience. Would book with them again the next time we are visiting.
JEFF  C.
JEFF C. Woodbine, MD
Sea Hag Sportfishing
Sea Hag Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Caught multiple species and the crew were friendly and informative. I wouldn't hesitate to use them again in the future.
Sherry  C.
Sherry C. United States
Riptide Charters
Riptide Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(278 reviews)
Captain Randy put us on the fish and did an awesome job helping our 11 year old nephew reel them in!! We caught so many mullet fish that our nephews arms got tired! Thanks again for the exciting trip at the OBX!
Aaron  J.
Aaron J. Foxton, CO
Old North State Fishing
Old North State Fishing
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
We had a blast with Captain Andy! He was a very informative and patient teacher. Right away we pulled in fish and ended up with a few keepers. He was fun to talk to and the vibe was super chill. All around great experience and we would definitely book a charter with him again!
Hannah  H.
Hannah H. Mount Airy, MD

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