Albemarle Sound

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Albemarle Sound Fishing Charters

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Albemarle Sound: 76 fishing charters available

Croatan Charters – Crab & Shrimp

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(112 reviews)
Manns Harbor
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400

OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(169 reviews)
Manteo
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $425

Waymaker Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(55 reviews)
Wanchese
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $250

Chasin' Tyde Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Manteo
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

Righteous Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(9 reviews)
Wanchese
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $275

Riptide Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(176 reviews)
Wanchese
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $300

Stick Em Fishing Adventures

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Wanchese
 Instant Confirmation

Captain Duke Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(255 reviews)
Nags Head
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $650

Outcast Fishing Charters OBX

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(45 reviews)
Wanchese
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $250

Salty Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Manteo
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Albemarle Sound

The average price for a private 4 hour Albemarle Sound fishing trip is $518, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,403 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Croatan Charters – Crab & Shrimp, OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point, and Waymaker Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Albemarle Sound. Full list of top fishing charters in Albemarle Sound.

Croatan Charters – Crab & Shrimp, OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point, and Waymaker Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Albemarle Sound.

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

The Albemarle Sound is overflowing with exciting fish. The brackish waters at the confluence of several rivers are protected from the sea by the Outer Banks, creating a wealth of fishing opportunities. Come fishing in the Albemarle Sound and you’ll discover stunning nature, calm waters, and thrilling action!
 

Types of Fishing

With the Atlantic waters just on the other side of the OBX, there’s no end to what you can target when fishing in and around the Albemarle Sound. Whether on the Sound itself, fishing the surf, or heading offshore, you’re in for a treat

Inshore Fishing

The Sound itself boasts plenty of fish for a productive day out. The still waters are a great place to get to grips with a rod and reel, while avid anglers can also get their fix of fishing by filling the boat. 
 
Hit the backcountry’s shallows and you’ll come across some tough-fighting Largemouth Bass and delicious Crappie, or fish the main basin for Flounder, Redfish, Weakfish, and many more. Follow the prized Striped Bass all over the place, with winter being a particularly fruitful season. 

Nearshore Fishing

Head south from the sound and, after navigating Roanoke Island, you’ll come to Oregon Inlet. Fish here or along the Outer Banks’ famous beaches and you’ll take advantage of the Gulf Stream’s incredible effect on local marine life. Some true monsters inhabit these waters, so try bottom fishing the reefs or troll the open waters and you could find yourself battling it out with Cobia, False Albacore, Mackerel, and more.

Offshore Fishing

If you’ve got some experience with a rod and reel in your hand, then the chance to go offshore is irresistible. With the Gulf Stream just over 30 miles out from the inlet, you’ll get to test your skills and strength against some of the ocean’s most prized creatures on an 8-hour trip! 
 
Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, and Mahi Mahi all call these waters home at some point during the year. Troll the open waters for the bite of these beasts and get ready for the fight of a lifetime.
 

When to Go

With excellent fishing year-round, there’s never a bad time to go fishing in the Albemarle Sound. While the offshore waters may be a little choppy in winter, the calm inshore waters will cater to your fishing needs.
 
Peak season hits in summer when the pelagics make their way along the Gulf Stream and the inshore fish fill up the sound. Find a charter that suits you and get on the Albemarle Sound for a true summer getaway! 
Albemarle Sound
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
Escape the January blues with a trip on the productive waters of the Albemarle Sound. Delicious Flounder and Striped Bass will be the order of the day, ensuring a warming meal to look forward to. 
February
Make the most of the quiet seas, if you can, and take a trip offshore to battle it out with Bluefin Tuna. Don’t worry if the weather’s bad, though, as Bluefish join the Flounder and Stripers inshore, too. 
March
Spring has sprung and the fishing is starting to warm up too. Tuna season really takes off and a trip out to the deep waters of the Gulf Stream and beyond will see you filling the boat with some tasty treats.
April
You can feel the season start to kick in as April dawns. Get your practice in for high season as you bottom fish the surf or sound, or troll the offshore waters to land anything from a Flounder to a Wahoo.
May
Mahi Mahi joins the offshore party, giving you an even better chance of landing something delicious to take home from the deep, while the Drum run kicks off inshore, leaving you with a dilemma of where to fish. 
June
There’s no doubt that peak season is upon the Sound, as the bay is crowded with boats. With plenty of fish to go round, there’s no need to worry, and you can even catch a glimpse of a Marlin offshore. 
July
Push yourself to the limit in July as you go after White Marlin, Blue Marlin, and Sailfish offshore. These tough-fighting Billfish will do anything to get off the end of your line, so get ready for the fight of your life. 
August
There’s a reason why Manteo’s Pirate’s Cove Billfish Fishing Tournament is held in August. Head out to the deep and join in the serious fishing as you try to land a trophy-sized catch for big rewards.
September
Go after the last of the pelagics offshore as the season reaches its climax. Monster Kingfish and Spanish Mackerel will offer great angling options just beyond the surf, so come and extend your summer.
October
It’s not over yet! In fact, the inshore fishing is better than ever before. Join the annual Manteo Rotary Inshore Slam and go after Stripers, Flounder, Drum, and Trout as you test your bottom fishing skills.
November
While the weather may be getting colder, the fishing is still red-hot. Hit the shallows of the Albemarle Sound in November and you’ll find plenty of delicious fish to take home for the holiday season.
December
Just because it’s the end of the year, there’s no need to give up on fishing. Fishing the sounds in December is as good as ever, so don’t miss out on the chance to see out the year with a boatful of tasty fish. 

Albemarle Sound Fishing Calendar

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Remember it’s not called catching, it’s called fishing and just enjoy the experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Remember it’s not called catching, it’s called fishing and just enjoy the experience.
Mike  S.
Mike S. Thornhill, VA
This was our first time fishing in Manteo, we caught a quantity of small fish that will be perfect for dinner, which was our goal. We also took and hour to go for another type after we had the quantity that we were looking for. It was a great experience, a little different than we expected, but a good time was had by all. We know it is early in the season so we did anticipate to have less options as far as what was biting.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was our first time fishing in Manteo, we caught a quantity of small fish that will be perfect for dinner, which was our goal. We also took and hour to go for another type after we had the quantity that we were looking for. It was a great experience, a little different than we expected, but a good time was had by all. We know it is early in the season so we did anticipate to have less options as far as what was biting.
Linda  B.
Linda B. York, PA
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
If you are a serious fisher I would not recommend this time of the year. I would wait until May or November time frame when there is a greater vary of fish,
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are a serious fisher I would not recommend this time of the year. I would wait until May or November time frame when there is a greater vary of fish,
Dennis  S.
Dennis S. Fredericksburg, VA
Bring sunscreen and plenty of water. Fish are biting so expect to be out in the sun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sunscreen and plenty of water. Fish are biting so expect to be out in the sun.
James  M.
James M. Manteo, North Carolina
Ribbon fish are predators and scare other fish away…but great eating so that is a bonus.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Ribbon fish are predators and scare other fish away…but great eating so that is a bonus.
Pete  M.
Pete M. Rocky Point, NY
Plenty of charter options. Tiki bar was great. Filet guys were fast. Ships store was great. Friendly folks all around.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
Read the reviews of the many different charters before you select schedule a trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Read the reviews of the many different charters before you select schedule a trip.
Chuck  M.
Chuck M. Moyock, North Carolina
The tiki bar after fishing was great, the guy cleaning the fish was very, very good!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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's fishing, not catching. You never know how it's going to go. Our 1st time out in OB. Crew was fantastic.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's fishing, not catching. You never know how it's going to go. Our 1st time out in OB. Crew was fantastic.
Chauncey  T.
Chauncey T. Auburn, PA
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Captain Jeremy answered right away and was very professional.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Captain Jeremy answered right away and was very professional.
Heather  L.
Heather L. Mount Airy, MD
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
Sunscreen, and a place to bring home plenty of fish, and motion sickness pills.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sunscreen, and a place to bring home plenty of fish, and motion sickness pills.
Mark  Z.
Mark Z. United States
Great trip with lots of fish. If waters rough take Dramamine or pray to the bucket gods
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great trip with lots of fish. If waters rough take Dramamine or pray to the bucket gods
Tony  J.
Tony J. Lindside, WV
We had a great time with Captain Randy and caught 50- 60 fish in three hours time. I would recommend fishing in Wanchese.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Easy and quick to get to plenty different spots for lots of different kinds of fishing.
Seth  B.
Seth B. Richmond, VA
A little choppy but if you have a good captain, you’ll find the right trolling area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A little choppy but if you have a good captain, you’ll find the right trolling area.
Josh  M.
Josh M. South Lyon, MI
I would recommend it but know that the fish that most are wanting to catch may be difficult
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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

Haley Adyson Sportfishing
Haley Adyson Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Had an outstanding time on the trip! Crew were great. Beautiful boat. 4 yellowfin in the box. Who could ask for more?
Michael  V.
Michael V. Suffolk, VA
Sea Era Charters
Sea Era Charters
Fishing charter in Nags Head
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
We had a great time. Capt Dean and his grandson did an awesome job and made us feel welcome. Definitely coming back again.
Mike  F.
Mike F. RUSCMBMNR Township, PA
Captain Duke Charters
Captain Duke Charters
Fishing charter in Nags Head
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(255 reviews)
Fantastic trip captain and first mate were great with the children, caught 14 fish!!
John  C.
John C. Morgantown, WV
Salty Charters
Salty Charters
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Had a great time, captain John and Brad did a unbelievable effort to put us on the fish!! Definitely will be fishing with them again!!!
Greg  B.
Greg B. Virginia Beach, Virginia
Haley Adyson Sportfishing
Haley Adyson Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
What a great experience, fantastic boat and crew, would definitely book again. Captain Lee and his Mate Allen were awesome! Action was spotty in the AM but they kept at it all day and in the last 2 hours we hit them pretty good. A lot crews would have given up. Great job guys! Book it you won’t be disappointed!
William  F.
William F. Roanoke, VA
Sounds Good Charters
Sounds Good Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
The bite was slow but he tried getting us on fish. A good time with the family
Kerry  L.
Kerry L. Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
**Cutawhiskie Charters**  #1
**Cutawhiskie Charters** #1
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(224 reviews)
It was a beautiful day on the water! We only caught a few small fish but that happens some times. We still had a lot of fun!
Nicholas  G.
Nicholas G. Lake Park, NC
OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point
OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(169 reviews)
We had an AMAZING time with Terry. He is fun, very knowledgeable about the fish, their habits, the area, and cares greatly about the experience for his customers. Great captain!
Sara  Y.
Sara Y. Weston, OH
Captain Froggy's Charter Fishing
Captain Froggy's Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(356 reviews)
Went hunting for speckled trout. I say “hunting” because the fish were largely uncooperative. But not the Captain’s fault! He worked hard and tried to encourage a bite by sheer force of will, but we only wound up catching two, but both were nice fish. And Capt Froggy was a great guy, very entertaining! An original character of the OBX!
Joe  C.
Joe C. High Point, NC
OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point
OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(169 reviews)
My son and daughter-in-law honeymooned at OBX, contacted for and afternoon of fishing. Was the highlight of the honeymoon, captan was super friendly, they said the center trip was full of funny stories and laughs. Neither do. Or daughter-in-law are “ real” fishermen, but he did an awesome job with them.
James  R.
James R. Alhambra, IL
First Light Charters
First Light Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(29 reviews)
Big change in weather impacted results but had a great time on the water. Sis catch a couple.
Kenneth  A.
Kenneth A. Lawrenceburg, KY
Righteous Fishing Charters
Righteous Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(9 reviews)
Captain Lewis did a great job of meeting the needs of our family. He made sure that we got some fish and still tried for some big ones.
Steph,  B.  M.
Steph, B. M. Minneapolis, MN
Riptide Charters
Riptide Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(176 reviews)
I took my two young boys (6 & 8) and my dad on a 2-hour fishing trip in the sound with Riptide Charters and it was great. Captain Randy was very welcoming and knowledgable and his boat was very accommodating. We caught a bunch of good sized speckled trout, everyone had a great time. Would highly recommend this charter.
David  R.
David R. Purcellville, VA
Vicarious Charters
Vicarious Charters
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(120 reviews)
Great time fishing the sound. We had a broad range of ages in our group and captain Quinton was excellent! Caught some nice speckled trout and made it back to nags head for lunch. Highly recommended!
Michael  Y.
Michael Y. Mount Pleasant, SC
Waymaker Charters
Waymaker Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
The fishing was not good that day. Ryan did his best moving us around trying to find fish. We will get them next time.
David  R.
David R. Manteo, North Carolina
Blue Chip Sportfishing
Blue Chip Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Jonathan and Devlin we amazing!!! Even though I was a bit sea sick, they took great care of me and we caught a ton of yellowfin. Can’t wait to come back next year!
Mary  K.
Mary K. N ABINGTN Township, PA
Outcast Fishing Charters OBX
Outcast Fishing Charters OBX
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
Started out looking for drum. They didn’t cooperate so we hit the pilings and loaded up on sheepshead. Took a second swing at the drum and boated a few nice ones just under the slot limit. Overall a great day. Cooked up the sheepshead for dinner and they were amazing! Thanks Lance!
Stuart  R.
Stuart R. Moseley, VA
Croatan Charters – Crab & Shrimp
Croatan Charters – Crab & Shrimp
Fishing charter in Manns Harbor
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(112 reviews)
I’ve been on so many fishing trips and this one will be a repeat. Chad and Austin are what make the trip. From fishing for trout to trolling for shrimp to working the rail and pulling crab pots and working the sorting table. We had a blast. Thanks guys
Tony  C.
Tony C. Manteo, North Carolina
No Sweat Sportsfishing
No Sweat Sportsfishing
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(53 reviews)
Had a great trip! Boat and crew did a great job. First fishing trip and they helped us newbies out.
Joseph  W.
Joseph W. Greenwood, IN
Carolina Style Sportfishing
Carolina Style Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(119 reviews)
First time on a charter and it was an awesome experience! Mason was very helpful and explained everything! Would recommend!!!
Regina  M.
Regina M. Smithfield, PA