Carolina Beach Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Carolina Beach Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Carolina Beach

Carolina Beach: 65 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
Carolina Beach
Trips from US $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(167 reviews)
Carolina Beach
Trips from US $600
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Carolina Beach
Trips from US $800
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(118 reviews)
Carolina Beach
Trips from US $700
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(43 reviews)
Carolina Beach
Trips from US $600
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(89 reviews)
Carolina Beach
Trips from US $700
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(46 reviews)
Carolina Beach
Trips from US $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(33 reviews)
Carolina Beach
Trips from US $700

Deep Sea Fishing in Carolina Beach

If you’re vacationing in Carolina Beach, deep sea fishing may not be not high on your to-do list, but it definitely should be! Leave the town’s picturesque boardwalk and sandy beaches behind and head offshore for a deep sea adventure well worth the trip times. 
 
The waters offshore from Carolina Beach are riddled with deep-water wrecks which draw in a huge range of big game species. If you make the journey out to the edges of the Gulf Stream, you will be greeted by White Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin and even Bluefin Tuna. It may not be the Outer Banks, but the North Carolina big game fishing spirit certainly shines through here.
 
What can I expect from a deep sea fishing trip?
In short, long trips and big fish. The best deep sea fishing Carolina Beach has to offer is found way out in the gulf stream, over 50 miles offshore. 10 and 12-hour charters are very common, and the definition of a “full day” varies from captain to captain. Overnight charters are also offered by many of the town’s larger charter boats and are the best option for serious sport anglers looking for trophy catches.
 
And boy are there some trophies out there! North Carolina is well-known for its big numbers of White Marlin, which dominate the deep during the hot summer months. And they’re far from the only fish in town. Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, and even the occasional Blue Marlin enjoy vacationing at this quintessential tourist town. In the winter, big Bluefin Tuna often show up right off the coast, with a 900-pound Bluefin caught just a mile from land in January 2017. 
 
Most of the time you’re not that lucky, though. If you’re planning on going monster hunting, chances are you’ll be heading out to spots like the Steeples, nestled among the sloping banks of the continental drop off a solid 60 miles from town. You can expect to hit some reefs on the way out for big King Mackerel, Grouper, and other good food fish, so don’t bank on sleeping through the journey, either.
 
How much will it cost?
A full day deep sea fishing trip will cost you around $800-$1000 dollars, depending on the boat, and will last 8-9 hours, depending on the captain. Extended Gulf Stream trips start at around $1400 for 12 hours aboard one of Carolina Beach’s many sportfishing boats, although hardy anglers can pick up one of these trips for under $1000 if you don’t mind fishing aboard a bare-bones center console. 
 
After that, you start getting into the big leagues. 14-hour trips can easily cost you $2000 and overnight charters are closer to $3000. This may seem like a lot but when you factor in 120 miles of travel and a full day of awesome deep sea action, all split four ways, it starts looking seriously good value.
 
Fishing Techniques
Most of the blue water action out of Carolina Beach focuses on trolling. You will be using dressed Ballyhoo and heavy tackle to bring in the area’s many heavy-hitters. Most captains will have some lighter tackle to coax an acrobatic display out of White Marlin or Sailfish but when it comes to big Tuna a no-nonsense approach rules the waves: Heavy mono line with fluorocarbon leaders and the widest reels you can find.
 
What should I bring?
You should come well-supplied for these long offshore marathons. You will normally be supplied with fishing licenses and you can count on having the best equipment available but other than that Carolina Beach charter boats are usually pretty bare. Load up with whatever food and drinks you want for the day and don’t forget to pack an extra layer (or three) because when the wind kicks up offshore, even the summer sun can turn chilly.
 
Carolina Beach
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 28,748 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Carolina Beach

Be open, let the captain choose what and where to fish. If you have a specific request- address it at time of booking, not boarding.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be open, let the captain choose what and where to fish. If you have a specific request- address it at time of booking, not boarding.
Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters
Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters
Listen to the captains tips on how to work your bait in the water and you’ll do fine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to the captains tips on how to work your bait in the water and you’ll do fine
Port City Inshore Guide Service
Port City Inshore Guide Service
We actually fished closer to Wilmington, which is Captain's preference this time of year. It was a great choice.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We actually fished closer to Wilmington, which is Captain's preference this time of year. It was a great choice.
Port City Inshore Guide Service
Port City Inshore Guide Service
Communicate with the Captain and they will respond quickly to your questions and request.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Communicate with the Captain and they will respond quickly to your questions and request.
Fish Witch II Charters
Fish Witch II Charters
Wear added layers of clothing this time of year! The weather swings 30-40 degrees each day and on the water with wind can catch you by surprise!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wear added layers of clothing this time of year! The weather swings 30-40 degrees each day and on the water with wind can catch you by surprise!
Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters
Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters
Bring warm clothing and rain gear during the winter months...even when it is supposed to be in the 60s.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring warm clothing and rain gear during the winter months...even when it is supposed to be in the 60s.
Reel Teal Charters – 22' Bull's Bay
Reel Teal Charters – 22' Bull's Bay
Use fish witch 2 captain Nick and first mate I'm telling you it's worth every penny you pay these guys know where the fish is and you will not find any better people then these two guys they really go above and beyond they really do deliver
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Use fish witch 2 captain Nick and first mate I'm telling you it's worth every penny you pay these guys know where the fish is and you will not find any better people then these two guys they really go above and beyond they really do deliver
S. S. Fish Witch II Charters
S. S. Fish Witch II Charters
It's a great area for inshore, nearshore and offshore fishing and there's something to target all year long. If you are really specific on catching one certain species, I'd suggest contacting a charter captain to see when he suggest the best time of year to go out for them.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's a great area for inshore, nearshore and offshore fishing and there's something to target all year long. If you are really specific on catching one certain species, I'd suggest contacting a charter captain to see when he suggest the best time of year to go out for them.
Still Waters Charters
Still Waters Charters
Morning trips in September produce a little more from what I understand. But we caught some and missed alot on our evening charter. Not used to having bait sucked off the hook being a bass guy from Pa. Lol
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Morning trips in September produce a little more from what I understand. But we caught some and missed alot on our evening charter. Not used to having bait sucked off the hook being a bass guy from Pa. Lol
Port City Inshore Guide Service
Port City Inshore Guide Service
Contact captain Mason for a great day on the water and also check out the Musicman he will put you on fish also!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Contact captain Mason for a great day on the water and also check out the Musicman he will put you on fish also!
Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters
Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters Kenova, WV
Be ready for a busy day of fishing. I landed around 30 fish of varying species on my 4 hour trip. The fish are definitely out there and a quality guide is key to getting you on them.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready for a busy day of fishing. I landed around 30 fish of varying species on my 4 hour trip. The fish are definitely out there and a quality guide is key to getting you on them.
Reel Teal Charters – 22' Bull's Bay
Reel Teal Charters – 22' Bull's Bay Maiden, NC
Watch for the weather breaks, we were two days after a hurricane Idalia, inshore the water was still very murky, offshore was beautiful.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Watch for the weather breaks, we were two days after a hurricane Idalia, inshore the water was still very murky, offshore was beautiful.
Fish Witch II Charters
Fish Witch II Charters
Go with Capt Tony if you want a super great fishing g experience with a super local guy! Reel Teal charters was a blast thanks again for the adventure:)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with Capt Tony if you want a super great fishing g experience with a super local guy! Reel Teal charters was a blast thanks again for the adventure:)
Reel Teal Charters – 22' Bull's Bay
Reel Teal Charters – 22' Bull's Bay Charlotte, North Carolina
Keep an open mind about what you catch. There are no guarantees. Hope for calm seas.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Keep an open mind about what you catch. There are no guarantees. Hope for calm seas.
S. S. Fish Witch II Charters
S. S. Fish Witch II Charters Trumbull, CT
We usually fish from Nags Head, but we've caught as many as with Capt. Mike.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We usually fish from Nags Head, but we've caught as many as with Capt. Mike.
Reel Teal Charters – 22' Bull's Bay
Reel Teal Charters – 22' Bull's Bay Lake Frederick, VA
Captain Mason had us on the fish for the entire trip. We got about 15 pounds of Red Fish. We also caught Black Drum, White Drum, Sheepshead, Croakers and a Black Tipped Shark. My arm is still a little soar from reeling in those huge Red Fish. Worth the money.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Mason had us on the fish for the entire trip. We got about 15 pounds of Red Fish. We also caught Black Drum, White Drum, Sheepshead, Croakers and a Black Tipped Shark. My arm is still a little soar from reeling in those huge Red Fish. Worth the money.
Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters
Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters Lake Frederick, VA
Make sure you take food and water for the trip. The boat was nice enough to give us some water. When we ran out as it was a very hot day. The fishing was great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you take food and water for the trip. The boat was nice enough to give us some water. When we ran out as it was a very hot day. The fishing was great.
Tail Chaser Charter Fishing
Tail Chaser Charter Fishing Efland, NC
The ocean was amazing with how smooth it was. Be sure to check the wind forecast. Trolling to us was not exactly "fishing", but it was still fun.
Very good
4.0 / 5
The ocean was amazing with how smooth it was. Be sure to check the wind forecast. Trolling to us was not exactly "fishing", but it was still fun.
Fired Up Charters
Fired Up Charters York, SC
Yes, it was my first near shore fishing trip and I brought back plenty of fish for multiple dinners.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, it was my first near shore fishing trip and I brought back plenty of fish for multiple dinners.
S. S. Fish Witch II Charters
S. S. Fish Witch II Charters
Plan for unpredictable weather. June in Carolina is a gamble. It’s usually hot, but you really really need to bring layers.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plan for unpredictable weather. June in Carolina is a gamble. It’s usually hot, but you really really need to bring layers.
Southern Sportfishing
Southern Sportfishing Andice, TX

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