North Carolina Deep Sea Fishing Charters

North Carolina Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Top North Carolina Deep Sea Fishing Destinations

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in North Carolina

North Carolina: 169 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Atlantic Beach
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trips from $475
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Atlantic Beach
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trips from $650
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Topsail Beach
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trips from $600
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(42 reviews)
Manteo
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trips from $2,600

Deep Sea Fishing in North Carolina

Thanks to the Gulf Stream flowing along its coast, the Tar Heel State features a unique offshore playground, ideal for anyone looking to wrestle big fish. It’s an adrenaline-fueled fishery, tailored for anglers seeking to set new personal bests. To start your adventure, just hop on one of the numerous North Carolina deep sea fishing charters and you’ll be in for the experience of a lifetime.

This part of the East Coast is famous for its Tuna fishing. Legendary Bluefin make their way through the Gulf Stream each winter. During other times of the year, you can battle it out with bruiser Yellowfin Tuna, as well as their smaller relatives, Blackfin and the occasional Bigeye.

In addition to Tuna, you’ll also have a shot at catching Billfish if you visit North Carolina during summer. Blue and White Marlin, as well as speedy Sailfish start showing up around June, with July and August being the best months to go for them. Billfish are some of the fastest, toughest fighters in the ocean. Catching one poses a crowning deep sea fishing achievement.

Aside from the species mentioned so far, you’ll often target tasty Mahi Mahi and lightning-fast Wahoo. However, if it turns out that the pelagic bite is slow, there’s also the option to do some bottom fishing. Drop your bait to the bottom and you’ll see the likes of Amberjack, Tilefish, Snapper, and Grouper biting. Anglers with experience can also try deep dropping for the fierce Swordfish.

The Outer Banks, and Hatteras in particular, offer the quickest journey to the offshore fishing grounds. However, you can also start your trip from Beaufort, Morehead City, or Atlantic Beach. If you find yourself in the very south of North Carolina, Wilmington, Southport, and Carolina Beach are just some of the places where you can find deep sea fishing charters.

North Carolina
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 25,531 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in North Carolina

If it's raining and windy, don't go. Even the people fishing from the pier caught very little.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If it's raining and windy, don't go. Even the people fishing from the pier caught very little.
Thomas  G.
Thomas G. Conover, NC
Hire Captain Jeff with Island Saltwater Adventures. He caters to newbies and is extremely knowledgeable.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hire Captain Jeff with Island Saltwater Adventures. He caters to newbies and is extremely knowledgeable.
Trey  H.
Trey H. Washington, District Of Columbia
Better get a guide. Shallow water. Lots of shoals. Poorly marked channels. Tough navigating.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Better get a guide. Shallow water. Lots of shoals. Poorly marked channels. Tough navigating.
Karl  K.
Karl K. Roanoke, VA
Definitely call fishing booker to schedule a fishing trip..many trips are available to target various species of saltwater fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely call fishing booker to schedule a fishing trip..many trips are available to target various species of saltwater fish
Brian  B.
Brian B. PT CHARLOTTE, FL
Trust your Captain he knows were to find the fish , don't eat alot before you go on your charter, an have fun beautiful wild life
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Trust your Captain he knows were to find the fish , don't eat alot before you go on your charter, an have fun beautiful wild life
April  O.
April O. Bealeton, VA
Look up Captain Big Fish charters! Make sure to apply and reapply lots of sunscreen.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Look up Captain Big Fish charters! Make sure to apply and reapply lots of sunscreen.
Amie  D.
Amie D. Unionville, TN
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 and Blue Fish are what you're going to catch in August. Atlantic Beach is a family friendly town with a laid-back feel. The men went fishing this morning while the women had a spa day. A small price to pay for a summer day on the water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Spanish Mackerel and Blue Fish are what you're going to catch in August. Atlantic Beach is a family friendly town with a laid-back feel. The men went fishing this morning while the women had a spa day. A small price to pay for a summer day on the water.
Joseph  K.
Joseph K. Fredericksburg, VA
Talk to the captain prior and get some ideas about your trip. It's all about communication.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Talk to the captain prior and get some ideas about your trip. It's all about communication.
Victor  M.
Victor M. Kill Devil Hills, NC
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
Just come and have fun, the fish will come. Also wear sunscreen because it’s hot hot!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just come and have fun, the fish will come. Also wear sunscreen because it’s hot hot!!!
Robert  D.  J.
Robert D. J. Clayton, NC
Mid day trips get really hot in August so it's best to get out there early!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Mid day trips get really hot in August so it's best to get out there early!
Tiffany  M.
Tiffany M. Lexington, KY
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
Be prepared to see a lot of sea motion sickness! But crew is quick to clean up any mess. Crew request you to lean over and release the sickness over the water.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Be prepared to see a lot of sea motion sickness! But crew is quick to clean up any mess. Crew request you to lean over and release the sickness over the water.
Cindy  L.
Cindy L. Asheboro, NC
Know your targets...different tactics for certain species...so ask and they will fish to your wants!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Know your targets...different tactics for certain species...so ask and they will fish to your wants!
Gary  M.
Gary M. Jacksonville, North Carolina

Top Targeted Deep Sea Fishing Species in North Carolina