Outer Banks

118 Fishing Charters

Outer Banks Fishing Charters

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Outer Banks: 118 fishing charters available

Righteous Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(37 reviews)
Wanchese
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $450

Waymaker Charters

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

Salty Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(25 reviews)
Manteo
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point

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

Croatan Charters – Crab & Shrimp

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

Somerset Charters- Crab and Shrimp

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Wanchese
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $300

In Debt Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(15 reviews)
Nags Head
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $550

Chasin' Tyde Charters

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

Riptide Charters

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

Haley Adyson Sportfishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(38 reviews)
Manteo
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trips from $2,600

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Outer Banks

The average price for a private 4 hour Outer Banks fishing trip is $541, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,453 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Righteous Fishing Charters, Waymaker Charters, and Salty Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Outer Banks. Full list of top fishing charters in Outer Banks.

Righteous Fishing Charters, Waymaker Charters, and Salty Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Outer Banks.

The most popular fish species you can target are Cobia, Redfish, and Bluefish. Top fishing techniques include trolling, light tackle, and bottom fishing. Nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and wreck fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Fishing is a way of life in the Outer Banks. These remote barrier islands are home to many of the country’s top sport fish, with guides to match. Explore sheltered sounds with the family or test your skills in deep sea currents. Either way, you’re in experienced hands aboard Outer Banks fishing charters.
 
Red Drum dominate the shallows in OBX. Huge “Bulls” give anglers a great fight while smaller “Puppy Drum” make for a delicious meal. Drum are around all year but they’re best in spring and fall. Half day inshore trips are perfect for beginners, while full days let you chase some real trophies.
 
Up for more of a challenge? Head offshore on a full day adventure and battle Blue and White Marlin, Bigeye and Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and more. Most deep sea fish are around in summer, except for the area’s signature species: Bluefin Tuna. Bluefin show up in winter, when many boats aren’t running, so book early if you want a shot at one.
 
Trips depart from marinas all over the Outer Banks. Hatteras Harbor, Oregon Inlet, and Pirate’s Cove are some of the most iconic ones, home to famous fishing tournaments like the Hatteras Blue Marlin Tournament and Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament. Wherever your trip starts, you’ll end it with a ton of fish and some incredible memories. That’s what OBX charters are all about.

Rules & Regulations

Licenses are included on all Outer Banks fishing charters. Bear in mind that species like Flounder and Seabass have strict closed seasons which may change annually. It’s always best to talk to your captain to get the most up to date info.

Outer Banks
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
January in the Outer Banks can be hit and miss, with unpredictable winter weather. However, if you make it out it will be well worth it: Bluefin Tuna are around offshore and Striped Bass winter in the shallows.
February

February is prime Tuna season in OBX, with giant Bluefin showing up offshore. Striped Bass are holed up in the sounds, and Kingfish may be around nearshore. This is also Seabass season north of Cape Hatteras.

March

March is an excellent time to fish for Tuna, as Yellowfin join the giant Bluefin. Inshore, Red and Black Drum, Bluefish, and Speckled Trout will keep you warm in the chilly weather.

April

April is prime season for big Bull Red Drum in the Outer Banks. You can also expect to find Black Drum, Trout, and much more inshore, and a chance of Yellowfin and Bluefin Tuna offshore.

May

Deep sea fishing begins to pick up pace in May, with Mahi Mahi and the occasional Wahoo joining in the fun offshore. The Drum run continues early in the month inshore - ask an inshore guide to show you how much fun this is.

June

As the tourist season heats up, so does the fishing. Most captains are going out every day on the trail of Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi, Sailfish, and Marlin. Don't miss the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament!

July

July is the peak of the Outer Banks fishing season. Everything is biting, from Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, and Mahi offshore to Cobia and Spanish Mackerel inshore. Just be sure to book ahead!

August

Put your fishing skills to the test in August, as the peak fishing season combines with tournament time. Look out for the Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament and the Alice Kelly Ladies Billfish Tournament.

September

Once Labor Day is over, the crowds die down. But the fishing is heating up more than ever. Despite the cooler weather, the Gulf Stream remains hot offshore. And don't miss the Hatteras Village Invitational surf fishing tournament.

October

The second Drum run of the year is in full swing inshore. Look for Striped Bass in the Pamlico Sound, with fun fishing nearshore for King Mackerel and Albacore Tuna. Offshore, look for Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna.

November

Most years, the Gulf Stream will still be accessible. This means exciting fishing offshore for the likes of Wahoo and Yellowfin Tuna. As the weather cools, some huge Bluefin Tuna may add to the mix.

December

As winter draws in, your best chance of a steady bite is in the inshore waters. Look for Striped Bass, Bluefish, Speckled Trout, and Black Drum in the sounds and inlets or search for monster Tuna offshore when conditions allow.

Outer Banks Fishing Calendar

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Got a little more wet than I thought but it was a hot day so it worked out perfectly
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Got a little more wet than I thought but it was a hot day so it worked out perfectly
Patrick  T.
Patrick T. Richmond, Virginia
Be prepared for a long day on the water. Pack snacks, sun block, and something to drink. Be patient. Fishing is an experience and will be fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for a long day on the water. Pack snacks, sun block, and something to drink. Be patient. Fishing is an experience and will be fun.
Chris  E.
Chris E. Lansdowne, VA
Be ready for a good time. This marina has everything, included plenty of boats and captains that will catch whatever is in season.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready for a good time. This marina has everything, included plenty of boats and captains that will catch whatever is in season.
Tyler  M.
Tyler M. Washington, District Of Columbia
Get ready for some beautiful scenery as well as plenty of areas to search for multiple species. Very well maintained parking lot and boat ramp.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get ready for some beautiful scenery as well as plenty of areas to search for multiple species. Very well maintained parking lot and boat ramp.
Jonathan  L.
Jonathan L. High Point, NC
Captain Kenny and Brandon his first mate really know their business. The Carrisma is a great boat to fish from and we had an awesome fishing trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Kenny and Brandon his first mate really know their business. The Carrisma is a great boat to fish from and we had an awesome fishing trip.
Mike  L.
Mike L. Lorton, VA
Manage expectations. Every trip is different- sometimes you catch, sometimes don’t.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Manage expectations. Every trip is different- sometimes you catch, sometimes don’t.
Lendell  P.
Lendell P. Herndon, VA
Great area for the novice and experienced anglers. There is so many different types of fish to pursue.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great area for the novice and experienced anglers. There is so many different types of fish to pursue.
Mark  W.
Mark W. Moyock, North Carolina
Let the captain guide you in planning a trip most appropriate for your party.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Let the captain guide you in planning a trip most appropriate for your party.
Karl  B.
Karl B. Syria, VA
Try to get a morning trip weather for shrimp with the family or fishing mornings are always better i have been on many characters.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try to get a morning trip weather for shrimp with the family or fishing mornings are always better i have been on many characters.
John  H.
John H. Orwigsburg, PA
Nags Head has always provided great fishing, but don’t expect it to be easy in the middle of summer. The better fishing, in my experience has been in the spring or later in the summer/fall.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Nags Head has always provided great fishing, but don’t expect it to be easy in the middle of summer. The better fishing, in my experience has been in the spring or later in the summer/fall.
John  M.
John M. Columbia, NC
What a great place to set out on a Sportfishing trip. The weather is great, great location and the fish are biting.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
What a great place to set out on a Sportfishing trip. The weather is great, great location and the fish are biting.
John  D.
John D. Chesapeake, VA
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
Plan for any kind of weather! We had beautiful sun and 65* but were prepared for cold weather too.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plan for any kind of weather! We had beautiful sun and 65* but were prepared for cold weather too.
Barbara  R.
Barbara R. Monroe, NC
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

Waymaker Charters
Waymaker Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
Great day on the water. Capt. Ryan worked hard to find us fish. Caught enough for everyone to take home some filets. Going out again in 2 days.
Donald  M.
Donald M. Seekonk, MA
Finn Charters
Finn Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(91 reviews)
Zack was cool to share with the fishing, the sea was calm and super clear, we catch some nice sea trout and others species… i do it again for shure…next time for bigger one but you never know what king Neptune gonna give you…
Virginie  F.
Virginie F. Montreal, QC
Twin Bills
Twin Bills
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
Captain was very professional we had a great time and family said the fish were some of the best they have ever eaten👍🏼
Eric  B.
Eric B. Buxton, North Carolina
Godspeed Charters
Godspeed Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(104 reviews)
Captain David and 1st Mate Jim were awesome all morning long. This Charter is great for families and friends, my 11 year old had a great day reeling in the fish. Captain David put us on the fish every part of our trip. We had a blast and Captain David is a funny guy that keeps you laughing and having fun the whole trip. First class operation and would recommend them to family & friends. Also would not hesitate to book again with Godspeed!!! Thanks again for a memorable day.
Jeff  P.
Jeff P. Waltham, MA
OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point
OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(191 reviews)
Awesome trip, took my 2 sons out for a 4 hour trip. We had a great time catching fish and telling stories.
Jeff  C.
Jeff C. Fuquay-Varina, NC
Outcast Fishing Charters OBX
Outcast Fishing Charters OBX
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(81 reviews)
A great afternoon on a beautiful boat 😎Listened to music, relaxed and the captain went out of his way to give us the best chance to catch fish. We had a blast and can’t wait to go again next summer!
Susan  F.
Susan F. United States
Chasin' Tyde Charters
Chasin' Tyde Charters
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(53 reviews)
We had an amazing time today and I can’t wait to book a full day next year!!!!
Taylor  S.
Taylor S. Paradise Valley, PA
Rabid Tuna Sportfishing Charters
Rabid Tuna Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(90 reviews)
My husband booked a day of offshore fishing for my birthday. What a day! Caught a beautiful Yellowfin Tuna and two big Wahoo! Very exciting. First mate, Jake, is hard working and very knowledgeable. Captain put us on the fish. Highly recommend this outfit.
M  B.
M B. Mocksville, NC
UnWind Charters
UnWind Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
The best end to our vacation! Captain John was great....found us fish, played with the dolphins & we had the best view of a great sunset. Our 5 year old especially loved sharing some scary stories with him!
Melanie  O.
Melanie O. Buxton, North Carolina
Salty Charters
Salty Charters
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Captain John was awesome. We caught our legal limit, and had it prepared around the corner for the ultimate lunch! 🥰🥰🥰
Jonathan  G.
Jonathan G. Medfield, MA
Wet Kitty Charters – High Water Adventure
Wet Kitty Charters – High Water Adventure
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(71 reviews)
It was a rainy day but Tom took us on an adventure. We had been told that the fish haven’t been biting due to the heat but we caught 12 total (ribbon fish, pig fish, and a SHARK!) Our boys had a great experience.
An  M.
An M. South Orange, NJ
Captain Duke Charters
Captain Duke Charters
Fishing charter in Nags Head
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(286 reviews)
Amazing experience! First time going for Ribbon fish and we killed it. Highly recommend this trip!
Scott  G.
Scott G. Glen Cove, NY
Captain Duke Charters
Captain Duke Charters
Fishing charter in Nags Head
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(286 reviews)
Went out with Captain Duke and first mate Gavin and my boys had a great time. Caught ribbon fish, trout, trigger fish and my boys each caught a shark. First mate Gavin was making sure my boys were ready with their rods
Nick  P.
Nick P. Emerson, NJ
Blue Chip Sportfishing
Blue Chip Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
The boat is extremely clean and fast! Jonathan and Devlin are great guys who know their stuff and really hussle. We had 4 poles bent within 10 minutes! Unfortunately we had a 7 hour dry spell and then a finale rally in the last few minutes. According to the fishing reports, it was a tough day and we did better than most. We would have loved a little more action but we know that the guys would have liked the same. We still had a great day and would highly recommend Blue Chip!
Jen  B.
Jen B. Washington, DC
Stormy Petrel Charters
Stormy Petrel Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Even though the conditions were not ideal, Captain Brian put us on some fish. The Captain and his first mate were great. Thank you for a great day.
Randall  B.
Randall B. Gibsonia, PA
**Cutawhiskie Charters**  #1
**Cutawhiskie Charters** #1
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(260 reviews)
Amazing - we had 7 and everyone caught fish and had a blast - well worth it!
Kimo  P.
Kimo P. Rockville, MD
**Cutawhiskie Charters**  #1
**Cutawhiskie Charters** #1
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(260 reviews)
We did a 4 hour inshore boat, two families with 3 kids. Captain Clay moved times around so we could avoid a storm. Boat was in good shape and comfy. Bigger fish were not biting that afternoon, but the kids had a ball catching little pigfish. Captain took us to an island to sandbar fish and kids’ time with hermit crabs was highlight of the day. Mate Wesley was extremely attentive and a pleasure. Highly recommend Captain Clay as an affordable, safe and fun day for the family.
Danielle  H.  Q.
Danielle H. Q. Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
Chasin' Tyde Charters
Chasin' Tyde Charters
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(53 reviews)
Now our OBX vacation is winding down and we wanted to try some deeper water adventure so we signed up with Chasing Tyde which offered such option. The Mother Nature challenged our ordeal and we settled with shallower water. Father and Son duo, Tom and Tom are very pleasant, entertaining and highly professional throughout. We had a great time.
Izuru  T.
Izuru T. Saline, MI
Finn Charters
Finn Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(91 reviews)
I picked a time of year that is known to be slow but with the diligence of captain zack we were able to get both my boys onto some nice fish. I went surf fishing today and was still hearing chatter from them talking about their trip. What a memory for them!!
Raymond  E.
Raymond E. Danville, VA
Finn Charters
Finn Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(91 reviews)
Zach Vann is the MAN!! Hooked my team up and showed them an epic time. Caught their limit during a slower season of the year. Thanks brother Zach!!
Chris  D.
Chris D. CHRISTIANSBRG, VA