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: 153 fishing charters available

Nautical Mile Charters – Regulator

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(34 reviews)
Wilmington
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $425

Hawk Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(229 reviews)
Beaufort
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $440

Xcessive Risk Sportfishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Carolina Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $750

Let's Hook Up Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Wrightsville Beach
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trips from $300

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 24,785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in North Carolina

Definitely book your fishing trip with Captain Big Fish. You won't be disappointed.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely book your fishing trip with Captain Big Fish. You won't be disappointed.
Barbara  B.
Barbara B. Walkertown, NC
If you are looking for a Charter don’t look no further then Captain Big Fish!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are looking for a Charter don’t look no further then Captain Big Fish!!!
Brian  H.
Brian H. Rivesville, WV
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
The real story getting out of your circle, Atlantic ocean such a beautiful sight to see
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The real story getting out of your circle, Atlantic ocean such a beautiful sight to see
Kenneth  C.
Kenneth C. Shelby, NC
Action will depend upon the weather. Warmer days will bring more fish so if it is cold adjust your expectation accordingly. But remember that even a "bad" day fishing is great!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Action will depend upon the weather. Warmer days will bring more fish so if it is cold adjust your expectation accordingly. But remember that even a "bad" day fishing is great!
Gary  P.
Gary P. Marvin, NC
Get a sea sickness patch. Find the boat the day before so you can get there on time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a sea sickness patch. Find the boat the day before so you can get there on time.
Rhonda  W.
Rhonda W. Melbourne, KY
It's was a bit chilly but expected for February. Take motion sickness medication if you are in doubt.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's was a bit chilly but expected for February. Take motion sickness medication if you are in doubt.
Billie  L.
Billie L. Appleton, WI
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
Yes we would go on Fillet and Release boat every time we come to the beach.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes we would go on Fillet and Release boat every time we come to the beach.
Harold  B.
Harold B. Lewisberry, PA
Take snacks and water. Only fish with the locals recommended because they are experienced and know where the fish are. If its early take a light wind breaker because it is a bit chilly in the morning.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take snacks and water. Only fish with the locals recommended because they are experienced and know where the fish are. If its early take a light wind breaker because it is a bit chilly in the morning.
Edson  V.
Edson V. Gering, NE
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
Manage your expectations about the fish - we didn't catch anything larger than about 12 lbs. That said, we had a great time on the water and our family loved the experience.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Manage your expectations about the fish - we didn't catch anything larger than about 12 lbs. That said, we had a great time on the water and our family loved the experience.
Nathan  P.
Nathan P. Fredericksburg, VA
Just remember that it is what it is when fishing. Great weather doesn't always present fish. That's why they call it fishing and not "catching!"
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Just remember that it is what it is when fishing. Great weather doesn't always present fish. That's why they call it fishing and not "catching!"
Roger  H.
Roger H. Denver, NC
Research what fish are running at the time of your trip and make sure that's what you want to catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Research what fish are running at the time of your trip and make sure that's what you want to catch.
Michael  E.
Michael E. Kannapolis, NC
Expect darker waters than usual. Even on the the most beautiful of sunrises the water isn't blue....but nice and calm for great fishing.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Expect darker waters than usual. Even on the the most beautiful of sunrises the water isn't blue....but nice and calm for great fishing.
Barb  R.
Barb R. United States
Ask the captian if what you are targeting is biting, if it is not ask him/her what is. In any case the scenary will be great.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Ask the captian if what you are targeting is biting, if it is not ask him/her what is. In any case the scenary will be great.
Warren  J.
Warren J. Washington, DC
Make sure you communicate your experience level to uour your guide. Definitely invest in a charter.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you communicate your experience level to uour your guide. Definitely invest in a charter.
Diana  K.
Diana K. Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
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

Top Targeted Deep Sea Fishing Species in North Carolina