Albemarle Sound Fishing Charters

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Albemarle Sound Fishing Charters

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Albemarle Sound: 107 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(126 reviews)
Wanchese
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trips from $300
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(185 reviews)
Wanchese
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trips from $275
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(306 reviews)
Manteo
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trips from $450
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(70 reviews)
Manteo
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trips from $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(47 reviews)
Manteo
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trips from $495
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(282 reviews)
Wanchese
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(89 reviews)
Nags Head
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(115 reviews)
Wanchese
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trips from $330
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Manteo
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trips from $2,550
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(106 reviews)
Wanchese
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Albemarle Sound


The average price for a private 4 hour Albemarle Sound fishing trip is $519, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,494 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Albemarle Sound that received great reviews from families are:

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

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Many fishing charters in Albemarle Sound 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 Albemarle Sound are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Albemarle Sound are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $296
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $473
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $700
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $800
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $940
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $2,550

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
4.5 / 5
Based on 27959 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. 

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Good because we caught fish, would have liked to catch more, but we had fun
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Good because we caught fish, would have liked to catch more, but we had fun
Kevin  R.
Kevin R.
I can't answer that it was my first time fishing this time of year and in the outer banks
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I can't answer that it was my first time fishing this time of year and in the outer banks
RONALD  N.
RONALD N.
Take the time and money to charter a guide who knows the area. You'll have a much better time and learn the area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take the time and money to charter a guide who knows the area. You'll have a much better time and learn the area.
Steve  M.
Steve M.
It sounds like the odds are better in the early (spring/summer) season for most species. I think the chamber of commerce may slightly exaggerate fall fishing opportunities.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
It sounds like the odds are better in the early (spring/summer) season for most species. I think the chamber of commerce may slightly exaggerate fall fishing opportunities.
Donna  B.
Donna B.
The marina in Wanchese has a large selection for fishing guides. The marina has an excellent restaurant that is actually quite reasonable in price for the quality of food served. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the local community and was very instructive in the techniques used to fish artificial baits.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
The marina in Wanchese has a large selection for fishing guides. The marina has an excellent restaurant that is actually quite reasonable in price for the quality of food served. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the local community and was very instructive in the techniques used to fish artificial baits.
Eddie  M.
Eddie M.
Capt Mike was awesome and very patient with me. Been to many years to remember since I fished and he was very sweet and patient. I recommend people of all ages and fishing levels. He will do his best to get on the fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Capt Mike was awesome and very patient with me. Been to many years to remember since I fished and he was very sweet and patient. I recommend people of all ages and fishing levels. He will do his best to get on the fish
Cheryl  K.
Cheryl K.
Rain coat for possible weather changes, it's obx expect the unexpected and bring a smile !
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Rain coat for possible weather changes, it's obx expect the unexpected and bring a smile !
Francis  G.
Francis G.
The wind and weather can effect the fishing this time of year but when its good its really good
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The wind and weather can effect the fishing this time of year but when its good its really good
Bill  L.
Bill L.
kids are fine. bring warm clothing. if you don't bring food, the captain has some on board that you can purchase.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
kids are fine. bring warm clothing. if you don't bring food, the captain has some on board that you can purchase.
Palmer  R.
Palmer R.
fishing on a boat your best bet but for fishing has lots of fun bites. used artificial cut bait
Excellent
5.0 / 5
fishing on a boat your best bet but for fishing has lots of fun bites. used artificial cut bait
Clifton  G.
Clifton G. Lake Frederick, VA
This was the first time fishing in the ocean - it was a calm day and we caught enough fish for many meals. Sound fishing in the past was excellent as well - but we were very satisfied being on the ocean side of the OBX.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was the first time fishing in the ocean - it was a calm day and we caught enough fish for many meals. Sound fishing in the past was excellent as well - but we were very satisfied being on the ocean side of the OBX.
Christine  F.
Christine F.
Have realistic expectations. Somedays the fishing is amazing and others you’re lucky to get a bite. I highly suggest having and experienced local as your guide.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Have realistic expectations. Somedays the fishing is amazing and others you’re lucky to get a bite. I highly suggest having and experienced local as your guide.
Krystle  S.
Krystle S.
The best time to fish Manteo is April May and June. You might need to dodge high winds and hurricanes after July through November. Good news though, Manteo has inshore opportunities in the sound for anglers who love to bring home tasty catches. Speckled Trout and Red Drum are GREAT eating fish. So are sheepshead and Striped Bass.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The best time to fish Manteo is April May and June. You might need to dodge high winds and hurricanes after July through November. Good news though, Manteo has inshore opportunities in the sound for anglers who love to bring home tasty catches. Speckled Trout and Red Drum are GREAT eating fish. So are sheepshead and Striped Bass.
Robert  M.
Robert M. Crossville, TN
Be prepared to get wet and wear swimwear and bring a camera to capture the experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared to get wet and wear swimwear and bring a camera to capture the experience
Justin  S.
Justin S.
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
Always choose a well equipped and comfortable boat for your outing, and Captain with long time experience in the area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Always choose a well equipped and comfortable boat for your outing, and Captain with long time experience in the area.
Prince  R.
Prince R. Quinton, VA
Absolutely. All sorts of species. Surf, pier, sound, several offshore/inshore options.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely. All sorts of species. Surf, pier, sound, several offshore/inshore options.
Joe  F.
Joe F.
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
Yes, Its always good when you can get out on the water, even better when you can bring home dinner.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, Its always good when you can get out on the water, even better when you can bring home dinner.
Fred  C.
Fred C. Vint Hill Farms, VA

Old School Fishing Charters
Old School Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(115 reviews)
Thought Capt. did a great job trying to get on the fish. Attitude was great and we found areas in OBX we never knew about. We caught some nice trout too.
Kevin  R.
Kevin R.
Willy C Charters
Willy C Charters
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Our captain Drew Creef grew up in the area, knew the fishing grounds and knew the fellow anglers that helped us get on the fish. He was very personable, operated the vessel in a safe manner and gave us a great late fall adventure on the OBX. Thank you Drew!
Joseph  R.
Joseph R.
Willy C Charters
Willy C Charters
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
This was the best day of our trip, and we had an amazing week! But this topped it off perfectly. Drew was the perfect captain. He knows the waters and the area and exactly where to find the fish! It was choppy and chilly but he was willing to take us out for an adventure. The perfect catch and release, all the fun and adventure and great pics and still set them free. We’ll be back!
Michelle  S.
Michelle S.
Poorridge Fishing Charters
Poorridge Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Nags Head
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(53 reviews)
Highlight of our weekend at the outer banks. We did the four hour trip and Captain Jonathan was very knowledgeable and took us to several different spots to catch a variety of fish. We plan on booking with him on our next visit.
Michael  Y.
Michael Y.
Old North State Fishing – 23' Hydra-Sports
Old North State Fishing – 23' Hydra-Sports
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
Capt Andy is extremely knowledgeable. He is down to earth and a great host and guide. He worked hard to find fish for us. The day started slow but ended with decent action with speckled trout. I would definitely take this trip again and would recommend it to others.
Ken  T.
Ken T.
Old School Fishing Charters
Old School Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(115 reviews)
Capt. Mike got us on fish all day long. He is very knowledgeable about the waters and the type of bait to use. He kept in contact with me up until the trip and answered any questions we had. We also had a lot of laughs on our trip! Great time and I would recommend Capt. Mike and fish with him again when I'm in OBX.
Matt  M.
Matt M.
Willy C Charters
Willy C Charters
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Capt. Drew is great, can't recommend him strongly enough! Decades of local knowledge = lots of action! Thank you Capt. Drew, we had an awesome time!
Ed  C.
Ed C.
Blue Chip Sportfishing
Blue Chip Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
We had a blast. We caught 3 tuna . The fish were not bitting but captain and 1st mate tried and did everything they could. Boat is spacious and very clean. I would recommend this boat to anyone.
Willard  D.  J.
Willard D. J.
Absolut Fishing Charters
Absolut Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
Fantastic trip. Had a great time on the water and learned so much about fishing the outer banks. Would absolutely recommend!
Michelle  T.
Michelle T.
Poorridge Fishing Charters
Poorridge Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Nags Head
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(53 reviews)
Capt. Jonathan went out of his way to make sure we caught the fish we wanted! He knows the waters and is a great guy!
James  B.
James B.
Old School Fishing Charters
Old School Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(115 reviews)
We had a great time, the water was glassy on the way out. We had plenty of bites, plenty of misses, caught a few trout. Overall a great day! The captain is very personable and a all around good guy. I will fish with him again.
Jason  M.
Jason M.
Old School Fishing Charters
Old School Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(115 reviews)
One of the best fishing trips I have been on, and I didn't even catch a fish! The Captain of this little boat Taught us a different fishing cast than we were used to. He gave us a wealth of information about the Outer Banks, History, and some folklore, and he was just a great person to spend your day with and enjoy great conversation and fish.
RONALD  N.
RONALD N.
Hayden Express Charters
Hayden Express Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(102 reviews)
Capt Ralph and First Mate Mason were top-notch… excellent experience. Great communicators. Definitely a top value for the money. Will definitely recommend to everyone. We know who plans to visit the Outer Banks!
Bradley  S.
Bradley S.
OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point
OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(306 reviews)
We had a party of four and had an absolute blast with Terry. We caught several fish, a few were keepers. He kept us laughing the entire time. The water was perfect. I would suggest bug spray as we were attacked by mosquitos as soon as we opened the vehicle door at the dock. We will definitely be returning to fish with Terry!
Brent  H.
Brent H.
Willy C Charters
Willy C Charters
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Drew was great. New the area, knew what times were going to be best to fish. Had good conversation can't say enough good. We'll book again. Thanks
Steve  M.
Steve M.
STOLAT Fishing Charters
STOLAT Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(129 reviews)
The tuna just weren't biting despite Capt. Paul's best efforts so, late in the day he shifted gears and put us on a variety of of other species. That action was consistent and we boated a few surprises too . Our group had a lot of fun and we enjoyed talking to both Chris and the Capt. Thanks for the memories, I hope we can do it again someday.
Donna  B.
Donna B.
X-Spearmint Sportfishing
X-Spearmint Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(315 reviews)
Captain Ryan was knowledgeable took time to explain the difference in the different set ups. My family and I had a great time. The fish weren't biting good but we landed a few. Enjoyed trolling in the boat. I would recommend the x periment fishing charter
Arthur  H.
Arthur H.
Stick Em Fishing Adventures
Stick Em Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(106 reviews)
Weather was perfect. Water was slick and beautiful. Captain Vincent put us where the fish were. We practice catch and release so the numbers don’t really matter. Captain Vincent is a very sociable professional and gave us a great experience fishing on the East Coast.
Eddie  M.
Eddie M.
Salty Charters
Salty Charters
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(91 reviews)
Weather was great. Only problem was little to no current flow (not the captain's fault). Fishing was slow, but we still managed to catch some trout and redfish. Boat and equipment were 1st class. Capt and mate did a great job trying to locate fish. Would definitely recommend this charter. All in all a very pleasant experience.
Robert  T.
Robert T.
Old School Fishing Charters
Old School Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(115 reviews)
Haven’t fished in 20 years and he was awesome and very patient with me and I even caught a few fish for my first time in forever!! Everyone need to book with him and you will come home with fish
Cheryl  K.
Cheryl K.