Cape Lookout Fishing Charters

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Cape Lookout Fishing Charters

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Cape Lookout: 36 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(36 reviews)
Morehead City
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(24 reviews)
Morehead City
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(295 reviews)
Beaufort
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trips from $480
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(83 reviews)
Beaufort
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trips from $450
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(35 reviews)
Beaufort
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trips from $375
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(89 reviews)
Morehead City
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trips from $200
Morehead City
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trips from $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Morehead City
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trips from $3,250
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Morehead City
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trips from $375
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5.0 / 5
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Morehead City
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According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Cape Lookout are: Full list of top fishing charters in Cape Lookout

The average price for a private 4 hour Cape Lookout fishing trip is $485, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,382 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Cape Lookout that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Cape Lookout are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Cape Lookout are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Cape Lookout are:

Many fishing charters in Cape Lookout 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 Cape Lookout are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Cape Lookout are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $300
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $358
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $489
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $727
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $928
  • 11-hour fishing trips – $2,875
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $1,494

The Cape Lookout fishing scene is one of the best you can find, not only in NC, but on the entire Atlantic Coast. This barrier island is only accessible by boat, and ferry tickets usually sell out during high season. So, why not skip all of that?! Book a trip on the mainland with a local fishing guide, and beat the crowds on your way to the island – and beyond – for a catch!
 
A local favorite is Little Tunny (False Albacore). These fish aren’t targeted for their taste, but for the amazing action they provide. They’re very fast and challenging to target on a fly. You can also go after Redfish, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Shark, and Flounder. For those eager to land a huge trophy, offshore trips could bring Wahoo, Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, or Yellowfin Tuna.
 
Fishing at Cape Lookout is a year-round activity but two periods stand out – spring season (April and May) and fall season (from late September–November). The fall season is particularly popular for big schools of Redfish, Little Tunny, and Shark. You can reach their spots even on a half day trip, but lots of fishing guides are ready to dedicate a full eight hours to nearshore fishing, as it’s so rewarding. Gulf Stream trips require more dedication, so they vary from 8–14 hours.
 
Cape Lookout is mostly uninhabited, so fishing guides depart from Atlantic Beach, Morehead City, and Beaufort. Pick one, find a guide, and earn your prize!
 
Cape Lookout
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 27933 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
There’s lots of Bluefin Tuna to catch if you’re an offshore fishing enthusiast! Check the weather report and take an extended trip and catch your trophy!
 
February
Trout, Redfish, and Black Drum fishing is great for inshore trips. You’ll also find schools of Striped Bass in shallow water.
 
March
Wahoo and Yellowfin Tuna are waiting for offshore anglers and trolling is the way to go if you’re after these fish. You can also have a great time sight casting for Redfish. 
 
April
Have a great day nearshore targeting Bluefish. To catch a big specimen, go get some topwater action with poppers.
 
May
Explore the wrecks and target Amberjack and Cobia! You can also head offshore for Mahi Mahi and Barracuda.
 
June
Feeling competitive? Sign up for the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, one of the best fishing tournaments on the East Coast. 
 
July
The tournament season isn’t over yet! Join the Spanish Mackerel & Dolphin Fishing Tournament and earn your prize!
 
August
Marlin, Sailfish, Barracuda, and Mahi Mahi – summer is great for offshore adventures, so keep on trolling!
 
September
September is arguably the best month for fishing around Cape Lookout. No matter what trip you choose, it’s going to be a memorable one.
 
October
Test your skills on the Swansboro Five-0 King Mackerel Tournament! Join a local guide and work as a team towards the main prize!
 
November
Redfish, Black Drum, and Little Tunny are moving in schools around Cape Lookout, so it’s just a matter of time until you find them and hit the jackpot.
 
December
Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum, and Redfish are the best targets on an inshore trip. A few miles further out, you’ll find Kingfish and Little Tunny.
 

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Be prepped for anything. There are so many species traveling the waters in October.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepped for anything. There are so many species traveling the waters in October.
Todd  G.
Todd G.
Be flexible. We fished for albie but we saw others catching flounders and drum. We did catch a dozen small fish in the surf.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be flexible. We fished for albie but we saw others catching flounders and drum. We did catch a dozen small fish in the surf.
Darrel  J.
Darrel J. Sioux Falls, SD
Totally ? would go fishing with this man ???? put u on so red drum or whatever!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Totally ? would go fishing with this man ???? put u on so red drum or whatever!
Devin  J.
Devin J.
Bring some water and snacks aboard. The Captain knows best for where to find the best catch! We caught two spotted drum on our trip!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring some water and snacks aboard. The Captain knows best for where to find the best catch! We caught two spotted drum on our trip!
Lindsay  M.
Lindsay M.
Be prepared for windy days and choose your charter wisely! Changed plans and went inshore back country river fishing instead of running offshore.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for windy days and choose your charter wisely! Changed plans and went inshore back country river fishing instead of running offshore.
Scott  W.
Scott W. Springfield, VA
Just sign up and go out. Rain or shine, fish or no fish, life is too short not to go out and give it a shot.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just sign up and go out. Rain or shine, fish or no fish, life is too short not to go out and give it a shot.
Michael  L.
Michael L.
Captain Corbett and his First Mate, Jeremy were Awesome, and The Wasabi was a great fishing vessel! ,They were professional and courteous and very knowledgeable about fishing the waters around Morehead City and surrounding areas! I highly recommend them to both amateur anglers and seasoned fishermen!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Corbett and his First Mate, Jeremy were Awesome, and The Wasabi was a great fishing vessel! ,They were professional and courteous and very knowledgeable about fishing the waters around Morehead City and surrounding areas! I highly recommend them to both amateur anglers and seasoned fishermen!
Chris  P.
Chris P. FERNANDINA, FL
Good Near / Inshore fishing in Morehead City has great clean water and populous fishery. Pretty tame waters for an easy fishing day. We didn't fish off-shore because the gulf stream/deep waters are 40+ miles off shore. Morehead City has several local restaurants to cook your catch. Always contact the captain to set and receive expectations for your best fishing day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Good Near / Inshore fishing in Morehead City has great clean water and populous fishery. Pretty tame waters for an easy fishing day. We didn't fish off-shore because the gulf stream/deep waters are 40+ miles off shore. Morehead City has several local restaurants to cook your catch. Always contact the captain to set and receive expectations for your best fishing day.
Craig  R.
Craig R. Jacksonville, FL
Charter a short local trip or go out with a friend who has some knowledge of fishing in the area. The best way to learn is from someone that already knows what they are doing, especially if you have never fished much. Once you learn a few basic skills and have some simple equipment, it can be pretty easy and excellent fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Charter a short local trip or go out with a friend who has some knowledge of fishing in the area. The best way to learn is from someone that already knows what they are doing, especially if you have never fished much. Once you learn a few basic skills and have some simple equipment, it can be pretty easy and excellent fishing.
Gary  S.
Gary S. Elkader, IA
We stayed on Emerald Isle and drove to Beaufort. The trip was about 35 minutes and easy.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We stayed on Emerald Isle and drove to Beaufort. The trip was about 35 minutes and easy.
Flint  S.
Flint S. Belmont, NC
Driving from Emerald Isle to Sealevel puts you on fish faster rather than wasting time boating and fishing less time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Driving from Emerald Isle to Sealevel puts you on fish faster rather than wasting time boating and fishing less time.
Barry  B.
Barry B. Charlotte, NC
Spanish Mackerel fishing is a good choice - close to shore, trolling or sight casting, great to eat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Spanish Mackerel fishing is a good choice - close to shore, trolling or sight casting, great to eat.
Kenneth  B.
Kenneth B. United States
Know what is in season and what you would like to fish for and know that it takes time to catch some species of fish.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Know what is in season and what you would like to fish for and know that it takes time to catch some species of fish.
Roger  R.
Roger R. Durham, ME
This was a great trip. Two of our group were first timers and they enjoyed it thoroughly!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was a great trip. Two of our group were first timers and they enjoyed it thoroughly!
Regina  E.
Regina E. Winder, Georgia
I didn’t think we were going to catch that many sharks, but after eating some I wish I had kept more of them. They were delicious.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I didn’t think we were going to catch that many sharks, but after eating some I wish I had kept more of them. They were delicious.
Shelton  P.
Shelton P. Raleigh, NC
Get there early and get ready for an exciting day. Don't forget your sunscreen.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get there early and get ready for an exciting day. Don't forget your sunscreen.
Anthony  P.
Anthony P. New Bern, North Carolina
Be open to going after whatever is biting. There had been some weather through, but the area around the Cape is a good place and a good place for a first trip in the area.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Be open to going after whatever is biting. There had been some weather through, but the area around the Cape is a good place and a good place for a first trip in the area.
Randy  M.
Randy M. Lucasville, OH
Understand that you are fishing in non-payment season and let Captain get you o. Fish that are in during the summer.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Understand that you are fishing in non-payment season and let Captain get you o. Fish that are in during the summer.
James  C.
James C. United States
Well, this was our first time in Beaufort. I'd recommend that you stay close by, either in Atlantic Beach or Moorehead
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Well, this was our first time in Beaufort. I'd recommend that you stay close by, either in Atlantic Beach or Moorehead
David  C.
David C. Summerfield, North Carolina

Laid Back Fishing
Laid Back Fishing
Fishing charter in Marshallberg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
This was the most fun and relaxing fishing trip we have ever been on. We cannot wait to get back here to do it all again. Jodi And Andi work together so well to make this a enjoyable and memorable trip
Lisa  S.
Lisa S.
Back Sound Fishing Charters
Back Sound Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Beaufort
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(83 reviews)
I learned a lot on this trip with Jason. This was my first charter and I had a blast. He told me to be patient and it really does pay off when fishing. My husband and I had a great four hour trip and caught some nice fish.
Lisa  S.
Lisa S.
FinchasersUSA Charters
FinchasersUSA Charters
Fishing charter in Beaufort
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
We had a great time on the water with Captain Jack. He taught us where to fish. When to fish. We did catch a couple but the things we learned will make our fishing trips in our boat much better. Give a man a fish, he has fish for one day. Teach a man to fish and his wife will have more fun reeling them in.
Annette  N.
Annette N.
Hawk Charters
Hawk Charters
Fishing charter in Beaufort
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(295 reviews)
Hawk charter’s Captain David new exactly where to put us on the fish! The sea was a little rough, but he knew how to handle it with ease. First mate Chris(Shaggy) worked very hard to keep up with all 7 rods in the water even when they all went off at the same time. I would recommend them to anyone who is interested in going out to fish.
Todd  G.
Todd G.
West Bay Outfitters
West Bay Outfitters
Fishing charter in Cedar Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Roman deserves 10 stars he went out of his way to insure we caught fish and we sure did!! Even an octopus !! My brother is a disabled veteran with a brain injury and I couldn’t of asked for a more attentive captain and just an all around nice guy sea bass grouper all great fighters and plenty of them. lots of laughs and good times
Kimberly  R.
Kimberly R.
Prop-Wash Charters
Prop-Wash Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(24 reviews)
Captain Tripp did his best to put us on the fish. He and his first mate made sure we had a great experience. Looking forward to our next time.
James  H.
James H.
Prop-Wash Charters
Prop-Wash Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
We had a great time! Captains Tripp and Ashley had good knowledge of the area and took us to the fish!
Garth  H.
Garth H.
Hawk Charters
Hawk Charters
Fishing charter in Beaufort
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(295 reviews)
The guys were great with the kids. They brought back lots of fish. The youngest 6 year old said they get a 10 rating. Great job.
Pamela  B.
Pamela B.
Drum Roll Charters
Drum Roll Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
Overall a fun trip. The boat was great and Travis worked hard to put us on fish but the fish didn't want to cooperate. We caught a couple but fishing was slow but that is how it goes sometimes. We had a great time, got see some porpoises along the way. Fishing is fishing. Sometimes its hot sometimes its not. We were more than pleased with Travis and all his equipment. Maybe next time we will get a day when the fish will cooperate a little better.
Terry  K.
Terry K.
Drum Roll Charters
Drum Roll Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
My dad and I went on a fishing trip with Travis this morning. He was very knowledgeable with his fish and where to find them. We caught a few different types of fish and were able to see a group of dolphins. Great experience, will do again.
Stephanie  C.
Stephanie C. Mesa, AZ
Hawk Charters
Hawk Charters
Fishing charter in Beaufort
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(295 reviews)
We had a great time with Captain David and his crew mate “Shaggy”! Both were very kind and very knowledgeable. We caught around 50 fish in just 4 hours! Even brought back some good fish to cook up later! Highly recommended!
Andrew  O.
Andrew O.
Drum Roll Charters
Drum Roll Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
The bite was very slow but we still had a good time. The captain had been in touch with us and was on time for the trip.
Darrel  J.
Darrel J. Sioux Falls, SD
Prop-Wash Charters
Prop-Wash Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
We set out on time and started trolling once we hit the fishing grounds which didnt take long. We caught some Spanish Mackeral and Blues. It was a smooth ride from start to finish and the crew was very accomodating. When we got back the first mate filleted our fish for us and they bagged it up in a ziplock. Very nice trip. I plan to go out on a full day with them in the future. I want to try out their fighting chair.
Christopher  M.
Christopher M. UPPR CHICHSTR, PA
Back Sound Fishing Charters
Back Sound Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Beaufort
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(83 reviews)
Capt. Jason is not only professional but, knows where to look for the fish. He is a delight. I would not hesitate to fish with him again.
Beth  F.
Beth F. United States
FinchasersUSA Charters
FinchasersUSA Charters
Fishing charter in Beaufort
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
We spent the evening with Captain Jack for Red Drum. He took us to multiple sites, each one more successful. We eventually found where the fish were hiding and caught multiple large Drum for a great experience. Jack is very personable and had all we needed to have a successful fishing trip.
Jim  C.
Jim C. Morehead City, North Carolina
Drum Roll Charters
Drum Roll Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
Had a 4 hour mother/ son trip just off shore on a beautiful sunny day! Travis and Tyler were more than helpful putting us on the fish even when other boats weren’t catching anything. We loved our trip and will definitely be back to do it again with Drum Roll Charters!
Shana  K.
Shana K. Greensboro, NC
Drum Roll Charters
Drum Roll Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
Great trip with Drum Roll and Travis Very knowledge about the waterways and good fishing spots Caught some big ones and had an awesome trip-def will book again!
Chris  M.
Chris M. Bon Air, VA
Drum Roll Charters
Drum Roll Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
We had an amazing time! Travis and Tyler are great guys! Very knowledgeable of the water and the fish and awesome to talk to. We will definitely do this again! Thanks Travis and Tyler for a great time on our anniversary!
Jody  T.
Jody T. United States
Prop-Wash Charters
Prop-Wash Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
We had a great time with Prop Wash Charters! The captain and crew were great and very knowledgeable and friendly. My 10 yr old son loved it. And we caught a bunch of fish. Overall an awesome day!
Courtney  A.
Courtney A. Washington, District Of Columbia
Drum Roll Charters
Drum Roll Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
Excellent charter great captain and amazing fishing. Strongly recommend. Book without hesitation 5/5 all around.
Brett  G.
Brett G. Camillus, NY