Cape Hatteras Fishing Charters

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Top Fishing Charters in Cape Hatteras

Cape Hatteras: 38 fishing charters available

Got-em Charters
Got-em Charters

Hatteras • 25 ft • 6 persons

Got-em Charters will take you on a family friendly adventure you'll remember for a long time.

"Captain Jerry was wonderful! Laid back and made us feel at ease." —⁠ Melissa,
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trips fromUS $400
Beau Dempsey's Fishing Charters
Beau Dempsey's Fishing Charters

Hatteras • 24 ft • 6 persons

Hatteras has a fish with your name on it, so let Beau Dempsey's Fishing Charters help you catch it!

"When I first arrived at the pier, I thought that this is really not going to be a good trip." —⁠ FishingBooker Member,
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trips fromUS $450
Yankee Sport Fishing
Yankee Sport Fishing

Hatteras • 23 ft • 4 persons

Based out of Hatteras, Yankee Sport Fishing wants to show you why these waters are considered to be truly legendary!

"The weather was not optimal but Captain Mike still put us on fish." —⁠ Richard,
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trips fromUS $350
Bonehead Charters
Bonehead Charters

Hatteras • 38 ft • 6 persons

Bonehead Charters would like to welcome you to Hatteras Island.

"The captain and his first mate were prompt and ready when we arrived." —⁠ Martin, WV
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trips fromUS $375
Finn Charters
Finn Charters

Hatteras • 24 ft • 4 persons

An exciting day for the whole family starts right here! Join Red Finn Charters in Hatteras, NC, and start a trip that will bring you lots of fun, lots of tasty fish, and lots of good memories.
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trips fromUS $350
Twin Bills
Twin Bills

Hatteras • 36 ft • 6 persons

Start a new adventure with Twin Bills! If you are looking for a hassle-free fishing trip, you’ll find it here.

"We just got back from a week in the OBX and one of the highlights was Inshore Fishing with Twin Bills and Captain Willie." —⁠ Emmett, Wisconsin
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trips fromUS $600
Island Time Charters
Island Time Charters

Hatteras • 25 ft • 6 persons

Come join us for a fun-filled day of fishing out of the legendary Hatteras, NC.
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trips fromUS $500
Dunn Deal Sportfishing
Dunn Deal Sportfishing

Hatteras • 42 ft • 6 persons

Come join the Dunn Deal for an action-packed fun day on the water with Hatteras Native Captain Shaun Dunn and second-generation local fisherman.

"We took this trip as a family to celebrate Father’s Day.  Captain Dunn and his first mate Matthew were first rate as far as knowing where to catch fish, and also helping the experienced and extremely inexperienced anglers." —⁠ Lisa, NC
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trips fromUS $825
Seas The Day NC
Seas The Day NC

Hatteras • 28 ft • 6 persons

Experience a one of a kind offshore fishing trip with Seas The Day NC.
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trips fromUS $550
UnWind Charters
UnWind Charters

Hatteras • 25 ft • 6 persons

Unwind and relax with UnWind Charters. Captain John is ready to get you out on the water – the serious fisherman, families, and everyone in between.

"What memories are made of! John, you are an amazing captain!" —⁠ Susan, OH
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trips fromUS $300
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Fishing in Cape Hatteras

Whether you’re yet to earn your sea legs or are a seasoned angler chasing your next trophy, fishing the waters of Cape Hatteras is a thrill unlike any other. If there’s one thing Cape Hatteras fishing charters like to boast, it’s incredible offshore action a short boat ride away from the port. And with bluewater action happening 15 miles away from the coast, they’re right to!

Where To Fish

Inshore

Heading inshore from Cape Hatteras doesn’t mean the hook ups will get any less intense. The shallow Pamlico Sound allows you to wade for miles around, since large parts of it are less than 5’ deep. Hatteras fishing charters heading into the inshore and backcountry waters of the region offer a wide range of species you can look forward to battling.

Fighters like Cobia can offer you with some of the best pound-for-pound challenge for many miles around. Speckled Trout and Redfish are two of the A-listers for inshore trips. An inshore trip is perfect for testing the region’s waters – many captains offer a combination of angling and clamming.

Offshore

Blue waters are where fishing Cape Hatteras really starts to shine (not to say the inshore action isn’t excellent!). The Gulf Stream is just 15 miles away from the island, you don’t even have to settle in before the hook ups start. The edge of the continental shelf is roughly 30 miles away from the inlet, so fans of deep sea fishing don’t have to spend hours traveling. The Gulf Stream brings in a lot of food for predators and allows them to migrate along the coast. Combine that with the really deep waters of the locale and you have the recipe for world-class Blue Marlin fishing. Multiple record-breaking Marlin have been hauled aboard over the past 100 years in these very waters.

If you are looking for the perfect place to experience bluewater angling for the first time, this is it! Blue and White Marlin dominate the top of the target list of the region, with novices and pros alike scrambling to grab as many as possible. They’re closely followed by the Yellowfin Tuna and Wahoo action, a favorite of fishers looking to fill their coolers and try a new recipe. Target Amberjack, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, and you’re just scratching the surface of the variety of predators that stalk these waters. Experienced charter captains know all the plateaus and underwater structures, so a trip with them will boost your chances of landing that new personal best.

Surf

The proximity of the bountiful Gulf Stream to Cape Hatteras means that fishing the surf here is an experience that’s tough to reproduce! As predators move from the Gulf Stream chasing their prey, they get within your range. You can cast from practically any shore on the island and the excellent conditions attract thousands of anglers to the coast. You can usually see dozens of anglers, if not more, fishing from the sand at one time. The catch list explains just why: Drums, Mackerel, Bluefish, various Sharks, Cobia, and even the occasional pelagic predator define this legendary fishing locale.

Need To Know

If you needed more reasons to choose Cape Hatteras, NC as your next destination, nothing speaks louder than the fact that this island sees numerous fishing tournaments, year after year. Some events are invitation-only for the titans of sportfishing, while others are open to walk-ins. The tournament season is generally from late August to October, so if you want to mingle with the top sharks and pick up a few tricks, this is the time to go. Who knows, maybe this is the year you become the champion underdog and win?

You won’t need a fishing license to fish from a boat, but you do need it to fish from the shore. Many beaches are closed seasonally due to nesting birds. Don’t worry – charters run all year round!

First-time offshore enthusiasts should take some motion sickness medicine so as not to spoil what’s most likely an amazing experience. Pack a windbreaker too, the winds can go up to 20 miles per hour on average.

Budget

Fishing Cape Hatteras varies in price mainly by where you want to go and how big of a boat you’d like. Inshore charters cost around $300-$400 for a half day trip, with full day trips ranging from $600 to $1,000. Offshore trips cost anywhere from $1,000-$2,000. Deep sea angling is awesome wherever you go, but investing the extra money will really take you to the next level. Thanks to its premier position, half day offshore trips are very viable and you can get a proper taste of bluewater action for as low as $500.

Getting There

You can get to the island by car, boat, or plane – the transport infrastructure has improved over the past decades, thanks to many anglers and tourists visiting. There’s a small airport on the island, the Billy Mitchell Airport – you can practically step off the plane and start casting right away. If you’re coming in from the state capital, Charlotte, you’re looking at a 6 to 7-hour drive. Many boat owners in the area offer transportation, they’ll be more than happy to take you to the island for a fee.

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Cape Hatteras Fishing Seasons

January

Tuna action is red-hot despite the cold weather. Yellowfin, Blackfin, and Bluefin Tuna are very good. Tilefish and Groupers are also attractive targets, as are Amberjack.

February

Various Tuna species stay strong throughout February, joined by decent Striped Bass and Weakfish hook ups from the shore. Spotted Seatrout can also be targeted.

March

Inshore action starts to pick up with Black and Red Drum appearing in shallow waters. Bluefish, Striped Bass, and Weakfish are alternate fish you can go after. Offshore, you can look forward to more good Tuna fishing.

April

Redfish fanatics can enjoy excellent action in April, as the warm waters attract more Black Drum, Bluefish, Cobia, and other species. Offshore, you can look forward to one more month of good Yellowfin Tuna action.

May

As the Tuna species slow down they’re replaced by numerous Mahi Mahi, Bluefish, Cobia, Kingfish, Redfish, and Spotted Seatrout. Groupers and Tilefish are still good during May.

June

Billfish time! The hot summer weather brings Blue and White Marlin, as well as Sailfish, closer to the shore and in greater numbers. Delicious Wahoo and colorful Mahi Mahi complement the bluewater catch list.

July

Billfish and offshore season is in full swing while fans of fishing closer to the shore can hook up Cobia, Spanish and King Mackerel, as well as various Snappers and Groupers.

August

The last month of intense action off the coast of Cape Hatteras for Blue and White Marlin, and Sailfish. Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Flounder, Groupers, Snappers, and many other species are still very good.

September

Mahi Mahi and Wahoo are still hot in September. Closer to the coast, Spanish Mackerel, Black and Red Drum, Flounder, and Bluefish, among other species, offer anglers a test of their skills.

October

Blackfin Tuna makes a comeback as a good target in offshore waters. Most of the action shifts inshore and nearshore with excellent Black Drum, Redfish, Bluefish, Flounder, Kingfish, and Seatrout fishing.

November

Despite the chill setting in, inshore and nearshore fishing will keep you warm! A-listers like Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, Seatrout, and many other species are numerous and very hungry in November.

December

Though it’s far from the tourist season, anglers can look forward to more awesome Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna hook ups offshore. Make sure to dress well, the wind can get cold out there.

Cape Hatteras Fishing Calendar

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