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Wanchese Fishing Charters

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Wanchese: 64 fishing charters available

Riptide Charters

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (125)
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Captain Froggy's Charter Fishing

4.8 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (319)
Manteo
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trips from $300

Duck Hunter – 28'

4.8 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (55)
Wanchese
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trips from $525

Outcast Fishing Charters OBX

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Wanchese
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trips from $250

Sounds Good Charters

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Wanchese
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trips from $450

No Sweat Sportsfishing

4.6 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (41)
Wanchese
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trips from $600

Carrisma Sportfishing

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (80)
Wanchese
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trips from $1,000

Half-Fast Sportfishing

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (159)
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trips from $600

Old School Fishing Charters

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trips from $300

Shine Eye Girl Charters

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trips from $550

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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Based on 23911 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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We were hoping to catch a bit more fish, but the weather was maybe a bit too perfect with no current whatsoever. Still able to bring in speckled trout, gray trout, flounder, red drum and had a couple of blues get away.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
We were hoping to catch a bit more fish, but the weather was maybe a bit too perfect with no current whatsoever. Still able to bring in speckled trout, gray trout, flounder, red drum and had a couple of blues get away.
Mark  M.
Mark M. Mechanicsville, Virginia
Big game fish are 40 miles out so plan an all day charter. Inshore fishing is fast and furious and fish are smaller. Fun nonetheless!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Big game fish are 40 miles out so plan an all day charter. Inshore fishing is fast and furious and fish are smaller. Fun nonetheless!
Jay  A.
Jay A. Mineral, VA
Bring sunscreen and plenty of water. Fish are biting so expect to be out in the sun.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Bring sunscreen and plenty of water. Fish are biting so expect to be out in the sun.
James  M.
James M. Manteo, North Carolina
Plenty of charter options. Tiki bar was great. Filet guys were fast. Ships store was great. Friendly folks all around.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Plenty of charter options. Tiki bar was great. Filet guys were fast. Ships store was great. Friendly folks all around.
Scott  L.
Scott L. Rockville, MD
The tiki bar after fishing was great, the guy cleaning the fish was very, very good!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
The tiki bar after fishing was great, the guy cleaning the fish was very, very good!
Matthew  M.
Matthew M. LUTHVLE TIMON, MD
Relax! It’s fun even if you’re not hauling in as many as you think you are, and be prepared to use a lot of arm strength to reel in even small fish! Ha!
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Relax! It’s fun even if you’re not hauling in as many as you think you are, and be prepared to use a lot of arm strength to reel in even small fish! Ha!
Taylor  A.  K.
Taylor A. K. Clarksville, TN
It would be a mistake to overlook this experience. The pricing is better than expected, and The experience of a lifetime could be passed up. This Captain covers all angles and very prepared for the unforeseen.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
It would be a mistake to overlook this experience. The pricing is better than expected, and The experience of a lifetime could be passed up. This Captain covers all angles and very prepared for the unforeseen.
Bruce  W.
Bruce W. Manassas, VA
Read different reviews and email different charters. My fishing charter with Duckhunter - 28 was excellent and Captain Hunter responded to mu texts/email very quickly.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Read different reviews and email different charters. My fishing charter with Duckhunter - 28 was excellent and Captain Hunter responded to mu texts/email very quickly.
Donna  M.
Donna M. Ocean View, DE
We had a great time with Captain Randy and caught 50- 60 fish in three hours time. I would recommend fishing in Wanchese.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
We had a great time with Captain Randy and caught 50- 60 fish in three hours time. I would recommend fishing in Wanchese.
Charles  T.
Charles T. Moneta, Virginia
Easy and quick to get to plenty different spots for lots of different kinds of fishing.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Easy and quick to get to plenty different spots for lots of different kinds of fishing.
Seth  B.
Seth B. Richmond, VA
I would recommend it but know that the fish that most are wanting to catch may be difficult
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
I would recommend it but know that the fish that most are wanting to catch may be difficult
Johanna  F.
Johanna F. New York, NY
Research what you want to fish for, and try to talk to the Boat Captain before going out. Captain Byrd of Hitman Sportfishing took time to listen to the kids, and after finding out my son dreamed of catching a shark, Hitman Sportfishing made it happen.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Research what you want to fish for, and try to talk to the Boat Captain before going out. Captain Byrd of Hitman Sportfishing took time to listen to the kids, and after finding out my son dreamed of catching a shark, Hitman Sportfishing made it happen.
Chris  H.
Chris H. Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
We caught several spanish mackerel. We fished near shore , be ready for the heat.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
We caught several spanish mackerel. We fished near shore , be ready for the heat.
Jonathan  E.
Jonathan E. Chesapeake, VA
Could rain or storm at any time be ready for that. However good times with good people out of watches pier
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Could rain or storm at any time be ready for that. However good times with good people out of watches pier
Adam  N.
Adam N. Manteo, NC
Be sure to book a longer 8 hour trip that goes out further to get nicer fish!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be sure to book a longer 8 hour trip that goes out further to get nicer fish!
Daniel  M.
Daniel M. Camden, North Carolina
Get there early so you can find the boat the day before. Call your captain and get any last minute instructions.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Get there early so you can find the boat the day before. Call your captain and get any last minute instructions.
Mike  E.
Mike E. Mount Sterling, IL
I prefer to book 1/2 or 3/4 day trips. No one's gets overly tired and I get to learn from different captains.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
I prefer to book 1/2 or 3/4 day trips. No one's gets overly tired and I get to learn from different captains.
Jack  T.
Jack T. Moneta, VA
I fish out of the outer bank about three times a year and leave from Wanchese 90% of the time.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
I fish out of the outer bank about three times a year and leave from Wanchese 90% of the time.
Jack  T.
Jack T. Moneta, VA
Sun block. Plenty of food and drinks. A good attitude. Also understand that sometimes the conditions are not good for the fish you are after, and listen/consider the Captain's recommendations. Sometimes it works out better.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Sun block. Plenty of food and drinks. A good attitude. Also understand that sometimes the conditions are not good for the fish you are after, and listen/consider the Captain's recommendations. Sometimes it works out better.
Chris  K.
Chris K. Annapolis, MD
Bring water and dont be too hungover. To hot in July to be hungover on a boat.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Bring water and dont be too hungover. To hot in July to be hungover on a boat.
John  P.
John P. Enfield, CT

Shine Eye Girl Charters
Shine Eye Girl Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 6 reviews
Had a great day captain and mate we're great guys and kept us on fish all day
Kippy  K.
Kippy K. Hampton, VA
Shine Eye Girl Charters
Shine Eye Girl Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 6 reviews
Great time. Captain Josh knew what he was doing. The boat is really nice as well. We had two small children with us and Josh and his first mate were great with them.
Joe  C.
Joe C. South Riding, VA
Provider Sportfishing
Provider Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Wanchese
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 30 reviews
Awesome experience with the boat and crew!! Definitely recommend and I will be back!!
Mark  A.
Mark A. Kansas City, MO
Old School Fishing Charters
Old School Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 9 reviews
Captain Mike showed us a good time. We would recommend him to anyone! The McKnight’s
Elizabeth  M.
Elizabeth M. East Bend, NC
Old School Fishing Charters
Old School Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 9 reviews
We had a good time, caught plenty of fish and Captain Mike was a fun captain.
Rebecca  S.
Rebecca S. Annapolis, Maryland
Old School Fishing Charters
Old School Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 9 reviews
I went out at 3 pm with high winds so I didn’t expect much- boy was I WRONG! We had a blast! Caught a lot with it being 5 or 6 species… I will go again any day Capt Mike will take me! He is very knowledgeable and very professional. He did not disappoint…
Randy  S.
Randy S. Nashville, Tennessee
Miss Nell Sportfishing
Miss Nell Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Wanchese
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 10 reviews
Great day of fishing! Captn Cain and Sean were very professional, knowledgeable, and fun. They worked hard to make sure we had a successful trip.
Ginger  V.
Ginger V. Shreveport, LA
Old School Fishing Charters
Old School Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 9 reviews
Captain Mike was excellent. Very knowledgeable of fishing in the sound. Ensured we all caught fish and had an enjoyable outing.
Walden  A.
Walden A. Waldorf, MD
Hitman Sportfishing
Hitman Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Wanchese
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 101 reviews
Fishing was almost continuous once the fishing area was reached. The blues and mackerel were hungry Captain Jim and crew did a great job.
Jack  B.
Jack B. Smyrna, DE
Old School Fishing Charters
Old School Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 9 reviews
My husband and I had a great morning with Captain Mike. He was very patient with teaching the different types of fishing and shared a lot of knowledge with us.
Leslie  A.
Leslie A. Staunton, VA
STOLAT Fishing Charters
STOLAT Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 65 reviews
A group of us have booked STOLAT more then 4 times already. We have also booked other boats. This is the most pleasurable and fun trip ever and we will be sticking with CPT Paul and his guys for now on. Fish it like you STOLAT. Love ya Paul/Scott. Let’s do another Dunk a Ru.
Arnold  R.
Arnold R. Hope Mills, NC
Old School Fishing Charters
Old School Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 9 reviews
Great morning fishing trip. Caught keeper trout and sheepshead. Used one of the rigging tips that Captain Mike showed me during the morning trip while fishing off a dock later that evening and caught a keeper trout.
Kurt  W.
Kurt W. Middletown, DE
Carolina Style Sportfishing
Carolina Style Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Wanchese
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 113 reviews
Great experience fishing with Captain Jason and First Mate Cole. Going back again tomorrow and recommend them to anyone in the Nags Head area to go fishing.
Bradley+  Y.
Bradley+ Y. New York, New York
Fishing Taxi Sportfishing
Fishing Taxi Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Wanchese
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 83 reviews
Had a fantastic day aboard the Taxi!! Capt. Josh and Jake were engaging and knowledgeable. Fish weren't cooperative, but we got some Bluefish and Speckled Trout in the box. Great trip, hope to do it agian!
Rob  R.
Rob R. Redford Charter Township, MI
Old School Fishing Charters
Old School Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 9 reviews
The weather was challenging with strong winds and choppy waters but that didn't stop us from catching fish using a variety of techniques and trying different locations. Mike is very knowledgeable about local history and fishing. He willingly shared his experience with me which I appreciated. We are having our first Black Drum for dinner tonight. Cameron
Cameron  G.
Cameron G. Westminster, CO
Wet Kitty Charters – High Water Adventure
Wet Kitty Charters – High Water Adventure
Fishing charter in Wanchese
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 59 reviews
Captain Tom was great! He was very friendly and accommodating. We had a wonderful time on the water. The water conditions made it hard on him! The ocean swell was too rough and the sound was dead still. Not even a breeze blowing. He worked hard to put us one some drum. We got a couple fish in the boat, only by his persistence! We had a blast anyway and will definitely book with him again!
Angela  M.
Angela M. Cunningham, VA
Provider Sportfishing
Provider Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Wanchese
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 30 reviews
Had a great time fishing but catching fish today was slow and pickings were slim. Preston and deck hand were first class!
Robin  H.
Robin H. East Lansdowne, PA
No Sweat Sportsfishing
No Sweat Sportsfishing
Fishing charter in Wanchese
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 43 reviews
Had a great time with captain Doug and mate Preston. Put us on Spanish mackerel and albacore tuna very quickly! Thinking about booking an offshore trip with them.
Kevin  A.
Kevin A. Northumberland, PA
Provider Sportfishing
Provider Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Wanchese
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 30 reviews
What an awesome day offshore fishing. Water was mostly calm light breeze and very sunny. Thanks to Provider Sport fishing for giving us an awesome day. Captain Preston and mate Shawn put us on fish right away and kept us there untill it was time to head in. Highly recommend these guys they won't disappoint. Next trip will be to the Gulfstream for sure.
Jay  A.
Jay A. Mineral, VA
Grandpa Charters – Shrimp & Crab
Grandpa Charters – Shrimp & Crab
Fishing charter in Wanchese
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 64 reviews
Great captain,was totally upfront with us about the days earlier catches.Trip went off Without a hitch! Would highly recommend it!!
Stephen  D.
Stephen D. Newark, DE

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Wanchese

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Wanchese costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $507, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,215. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Wanchese is 35 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Riptide Charters, Captain Froggy's Charter Fishing, and Duck Hunter – 28' are some of the most popular fishing charters in Wanchese, North Carolina. Full list of top fishing charters in Wanchese.

Riptide Charters, Captain Froggy's Charter Fishing, and Duck Hunter – 28' all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Wanchese.

The best way to experience fishing in Wanchese is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Wanchese, North Carolina.

The most popular fish species you can target are Cobia, Bluefish, and Dolphin (Mahi Mahi). Top fishing techniques include bottom fishing, trolling, and light tackle. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and wreck fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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.  Check availability for local fishing charters in Wanchese.

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