Outer Banks Wreck Fishing Charters

Outer Banks Wreck Fishing Charters

Best Wreck Fishing Charters in Outer Banks

Outer Banks: 79 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
Manteo
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(25 reviews)
Nags Head
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trips from $650
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(293 reviews)
Nags Head
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trips from $650
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(35 reviews)
Rodanthe
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trips from $500

Wreck Fishing in Outer Banks

Known as the graveyard of the Atlantic, the nearshore waters of North Carolina are littered with defunct boats and other wrecks. These inanimate objects attract a wide range of fish, creating perfect fishing conditions. Step aboard an Outer Banks wreck fishing charter and watch this so-called graveyard come to life! Fight it out with exciting, beautiful, and delicious fish in the productive nearshore waters, and experience a thrill like never before. 

What to Expect

To reach the prime fishing grounds, you’ll want to take your charter from the central or lower OBX. Head out of Oregon, Hatteras, or Ocracoke Inlets and you’ll have the sweet spots at your mercy within minutes. Whether aboard a small center console or a powerful offshore sportfishing boat, you’ll speed off to the wrecks with one thing on your mind – fishing!
 
The beauty of fishing the Outer Banks’ wrecks is that you’ll get to utilize a range of different techniques. Troll as you head out to the wrecks and catch the bite of some Mackerel, before bottom fishing and jigging to fill the boat. You’ll go after a whole host of tough-fighting and tasty creatures. Test your strength against monster Amberjack, Groupers, Cobia, and Bluefish, while targeting Seabass, Triggerfish, and Spadefish will set you up with a treat to look forward to.
 
Most captains in the OBX offer a range of trips, fishing inshore or offshore as well as the wrecks. Despite this, you’ll get to choose between half day, three-quarter day, and full day trips to fish these nearshore waters. There’s something for everyone aboard an Outer Banks reef fishing charter. Beginners can test the waters on a four-hour trip, while avid anglers will get the most out of their fishing excursion with eight hours or more on the water.

How to Prepare

The fishing is good year round in the Outer Banks. Come during winter to have the waters all to yourself, or head out during summer to make the most of the weather and enjoy a smooth ride out.
 
Your experienced captain will set you up with everything you need for a productive day. Using the latest rods and reels, and with plenty of live bait, you’ll be ready to hook a range of fish aboard. 
 
The whole family is welcome aboard to experience the thrill of wreck fishing in the OBX. Pack your own drinks and snacks and make the most of your day out. Get ready to bring these waters to life aboard an Outer Banks wreck fishing charter!
Outer Banks
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 26,587 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Wreck Fishing in Outer Banks

Water is choppy but weather was great. Had a great time. Just hold on and enjoy the ride
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Water is choppy but weather was great. Had a great time. Just hold on and enjoy the ride
Thomas  G.
Thomas G. Moundsville, WV
Highly recommend Old North State fishing charter Great for family and kids aslo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Highly recommend Old North State fishing charter Great for family and kids aslo
Steven  J.
Steven J. Roanoke, Virginia
Plan accordingly. Take motion sickness precautions. Talk to the captain for anything needed during trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plan accordingly. Take motion sickness precautions. Talk to the captain for anything needed during trip.
Doug  M.
Doug M.
Contact the Captain you are booked with and get as much info as you can from him. Capt. Vinny knew what was coming with a late weather forecast change, and let us know the night before our trip what we were to expect. So we made a change of plans and set out on schedule to a different destination. May weather in North Carolina is somewhat unpredictable and changes fast. So keep in touch up to departure and they will put you on the fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Contact the Captain you are booked with and get as much info as you can from him. Capt. Vinny knew what was coming with a late weather forecast change, and let us know the night before our trip what we were to expect. So we made a change of plans and set out on schedule to a different destination. May weather in North Carolina is somewhat unpredictable and changes fast. So keep in touch up to departure and they will put you on the fish!
Jerry  C.
Jerry C. Greensboro, NC
Start with a shorter trip with an experienced captain (such as Captain Randy). These guys know the sound so well, you’re almost guaranteed to have a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Start with a shorter trip with an experienced captain (such as Captain Randy). These guys know the sound so well, you’re almost guaranteed to have a great time.
Paul  K.
Paul K. Cinnaminson, NJ
Yes, this was my first time. Despite the seas being a little rough we had a good time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, this was my first time. Despite the seas being a little rough we had a good time.
Janet  S.
Janet S. Telford, PA
make sure pack sweatshirt weather can be little tricky . But water calm fish biting !
Excellent
5.0 / 5
make sure pack sweatshirt weather can be little tricky . But water calm fish biting !
Jack  K.
Jack K. Hanover, PA
Book with Tim (Rabid Tuna), trust him and his crew to deliver you a safe and rewarding experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Tim (Rabid Tuna), trust him and his crew to deliver you a safe and rewarding experience.
Don  P.
Don P. Worthington Hills, KY
I would recommend waiting a little later in the year for the water temps to warm up a bit.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend waiting a little later in the year for the water temps to warm up a bit.
Ernest  E.
Ernest E. Mount Sidney, VA
If a storm comes in and changes everything might want to reschedule because the water is too rough.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If a storm comes in and changes everything might want to reschedule because the water is too rough.
Christopher  A.
Christopher A. Lawton, WV
In our 4 hours, we casted in 4 different locations. It was a great opportunity to learn how to fish. Thanks
Excellent
5.0 / 5
In our 4 hours, we casted in 4 different locations. It was a great opportunity to learn how to fish. Thanks
Ellen  L.
Ellen L. Sharptown, MD
the bite was good for Mahi and Tuna. We had a blast and will be back in June. Captain Tom and Hunter were awesome and the best people we have ever fished with. Hard working and fun to be with.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
the bite was good for Mahi and Tuna. We had a blast and will be back in June. Captain Tom and Hunter were awesome and the best people we have ever fished with. Hard working and fun to be with.
Jimmy  J.
Jimmy J. Poquoson, VA
We took two vehicles. Google Maps got one vehicle there fine. Apple Maps was a disaster and sent my daughter miles out of the way. Put the campground across the street in your gps if you are unsure you are going to the right place.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We took two vehicles. Google Maps got one vehicle there fine. Apple Maps was a disaster and sent my daughter miles out of the way. Put the campground across the street in your gps if you are unsure you are going to the right place.
Rick  C.
Rick C. Mendon, VT
We have fished the surf and sound in the early season for years, but we would end up buying our fish at the seafood market. With the "Poacher" we went out 5 to 7 miles in the ocean and caught 25 sea bass. The 40 foot boat made us comfortable taking on large waves until we reached the fishing area. The captain and the first mate made fishing enjoyable for all. We are looking forward till we vacation again and book the Poacher for another fun time.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
We have fished the surf and sound in the early season for years, but we would end up buying our fish at the seafood market. With the "Poacher" we went out 5 to 7 miles in the ocean and caught 25 sea bass. The 40 foot boat made us comfortable taking on large waves until we reached the fishing area. The captain and the first mate made fishing enjoyable for all. We are looking forward till we vacation again and book the Poacher for another fun time.
Denton  S.
Denton S. Ellerslie, MD
The fish species change throughout the seasons, if you're targeting specific fish plan for the right time. April is awesome for plenty of regional inshore fish and no crowds, but next time we'll target mahi mahi, tuna and marlin in june-aug
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The fish species change throughout the seasons, if you're targeting specific fish plan for the right time. April is awesome for plenty of regional inshore fish and no crowds, but next time we'll target mahi mahi, tuna and marlin in june-aug
Dean  G.
Dean G. Anchorage, AK
I would give Seth on the artemis a call and you will have a great experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would give Seth on the artemis a call and you will have a great experience.
Aaron  B.
Aaron B. Milner, GA
It's all about timing. Unfortunately while we were here the drum weren't coming in quite yet and the fishing was slow.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's all about timing. Unfortunately while we were here the drum weren't coming in quite yet and the fishing was slow.
Grant  S.
Grant S. Berryville, VA
Lance told us that April is a pretty "dry" fishing month, but we just wanted to get out and relax on the water. Mission accomplished.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Lance told us that April is a pretty "dry" fishing month, but we just wanted to get out and relax on the water. Mission accomplished.
Mark  F.
Mark F. Evans, GA
If your visiting from out of state or not familiar with fishing in the area, give Captain David Luke Lance a call. Great with kids and extremely knowledgeable about fishing in the area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If your visiting from out of state or not familiar with fishing in the area, give Captain David Luke Lance a call. Great with kids and extremely knowledgeable about fishing in the area.
David  M.
David M. Leesburg, VA
Dress for colder then expected weather. You can always remove clothes when it warms up.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress for colder then expected weather. You can always remove clothes when it warms up.
Jim  S.
Jim S. Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

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