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Oregon Inlet: 97 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(306 reviews)
Manteo
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trips from $450
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
4.9 / 5
(70 reviews)
Manteo
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trips from $500
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(53 reviews)
Nags Head
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trips from $275
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(282 reviews)
Wanchese
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(47 reviews)
Manteo
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trips from $495
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(89 reviews)
Nags Head
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(114 reviews)
Wanchese
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trips from $330
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Manteo
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trips from $325

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Oregon Inlet


The average price for a private 4 hour Oregon Inlet fishing trip is $512, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,489 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Oregon Inlet that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Oregon Inlet are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Oregon Inlet are:

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Many fishing charters in Oregon Inlet 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 Oregon Inlet are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Oregon Inlet?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Oregon Inlet are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $298
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $450
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $462
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $662
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $800
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $904

Positioned in the heart of the Outer Banks, Oregon Inlet fishing charters can take you on all kinds of angling adventures. Whether you'd like to explore the epic coastal waters of the OBX or head into the Gulf Stream, it's all possible here. But most importantly, you'll be in for some of the best fishing in the world whichever way you turn.

Inside the inlet, there are numerous creeks, sounds, and marshes you can explore. These calm waters provide hiding places for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Flounder, Sheepshead, and other inshore species. The action takes place throughout the year, but if you want to reel in Bull Reds, it's best to visit during late summer and fall.

Exit Oregon Inlet and you'll have access to various reefs a few miles offshore. These house Black Seabass, Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, and other bottom dwellers. Depending on the season, you'll also spot Cobia, Barracuda, Sharks, and King Mackerel on the reefs.

For deep sea enthusiasts, the Gulf Stream lies only 35 miles from shore. Beginning in May, pelagics such as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, and Marlin can be hooked in these waters. Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna can also be caught from spring to late fall, while big Bluefin can be wrestled during wintertime.

All in all, there'll be fish to catch no matter when you visit this part of North Carolina. You can find charter captains offering trips both from Oregon Inlet itself and nearby Wanchese and Manteo. Half day trips will give you enough time for inshore fishing, but you'll need more time for offshore outings.

Rules & Regulations

In North Carolina, anglers aged 16 and up will need licenses if fishing solo. On charter boats, your captain will cover you so you can focus on fishing. Most fish species have size and bag limits, so make sure you keep only what's legal.

Oregon Inlet
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 27933 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

After welcoming the new year, things get a bit quiet around the inlet. This means you can peacefully fish inshore, or head out to go after some big Bluefin Tuna – if the weather allows.

February

February is still well within Tuna season! It’s your best chance to go deep sea fishing after huge Bluefin Tuna, as well as Yellowfin. Be ready for a longer trip to reach the honey holes, though.

March

As winter finally draws to a close, you can see the inshore action picking up. If you’re late for the Tuna party, don’t worry, there are still Yellowfins out there in the Gulf Stream.

April

Redfish are biting inshore! You’ll also have a good time if you decide on tackling Black Drum and Trout. Offshore, Yellowfin Tuna will be biting, with the occasional Mahi or Wahoo taking the bait, too.

May

As we’re getting ready for summer, you’ll notice that the offshore bite is improving quite a lot. Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Yellowfin, and Blackfin Tuna are all great fishing options.

June

Summertime brings some excellent fishing with it. Anything from Mahi Mahi and Amberjack to Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, and many, many more. The inshore bite is also on fire, so there'll be fish to catch wherever you go.

July

Offshore fishing is still at its peak, with Billfish, King Mackerel, and Mahi Mahi all biting. Inshore, Spotted Seatrout and Bluefish are the way to go, though you can expect other species to gobble up your bait as well.

August

If you’re up for a longer trip, you’ll have a blast in the deep sea waters. Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, along with different kinds of Tuna will keep you entertained. Inshore, you'll see Bull Reds enter Oregon Inlet!

September

The fact that the weather’s cooling a bit won’t impact your fishing experience at all! Billfishing is as great as ever offshore, while you’ve got plenty of Bull Reds inshore.

October

October is a good time to catch Bull Reds before they leave the inlet. Offshore, Yellowfin Tuna make a grand return, making this month one of the best times of the year to reel them in.

November

As the waters cool down, you can expect Redfish to bite even harder. Otherwise, you can go offshore for a chance at Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, King Mackerel, and maybe even an early Bluefin.

December

As the year draws to a close, you’ll see the Black Drum and Redfish bite staying strong inshore. In the Gulf Stream, the Bluefin Tuna season officially kicks off, setting stage for some of the most epic battles you can find.

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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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
Recommend fishing with some one familiar of the area like Cutawhiskie Charters!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Recommend fishing with some one familiar of the area like Cutawhiskie Charters!
Kristin  F.
Kristin F. Homer City, PA

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 School Fishing Charters
Old School Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(114 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
(114 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
(114 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hayden Express Charters
Hayden Express Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(102 reviews)
We caught 7 different species of fish, and took home some of the best tasting fish we have ever had! Ralph is an awesome captain, and knows how to put you on the fish! Mason is the best first mate ever! Mason is so great with kids and makes the whole trip very enjoyable! We will definitely be back with this crew to catch some more fish!
Jacob  C.
Jacob C.
Old School Fishing Charters
Old School Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(114 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.
JW Charters
JW Charters
Fishing charter in Nags Head
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(89 reviews)
Jonathan did all he could to put us on fish, he even extended our time on the water, he caught one trout and that was it. I will try him again, but since we didn't get any fish, I really can't recommend his Charter to family or friends at this point.
Dennis  G.
Dennis G.