Hatteras Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Hatteras Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Hatteras

Hatteras: 14 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(24 reviews)
Hatteras
Trips from US $1,995
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Hatteras
Trips from US $875
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(37 reviews)
Hatteras
Trips from US $1,000
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(63 reviews)
Hatteras
Trips from US $1,400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Hatteras
Trips from US $1,000
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Hatteras
Trips from US $2,300
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(47 reviews)
Hatteras
Trips from US $800
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(23 reviews)
Hatteras
Trips from US $2,000

Deep Sea Fishing in Hatteras

Hatteras deep sea fishing sits high on the bucket list of many seasoned anglers. Known as “the Blue Marlin Capital of the World”, Hatteras is visited every year by some of the biggest and fiercest fish in the sea. It’s not just the fish that make Hatteras a dream destination, though. The town has given us some of the finest captains and boat builders the country has ever known. Because of this, they say that a day aboard an Outer Banks fishing charter will shave years off your learning curve – if you pay attention.
 
Awesome fish, great boats, and world-class crews? If it sounds like the recipe for the dream fishing charter, it’s because that’s exactly what it is. In fact, both Marlin Magazine and Saltwater Sportsman place Hatteras in their top billfishing destinations in the world. We can certainly see why!

What can I expect from a deep sea fishing trip?

The thing which brings so many awesome fish here is the simple fact that the deep waters are so close. The Gulf Stream can come within 20 miles of shore at certain times of year and the steep dropoff of the continental shelf hits rock bottom in under 50 miles. A huge variety of species migrate along these waters every year and there are plenty of great charters ready to welcome them to town. Trip times are somewhat longer here in order to reach the best waters. Hatteras Gulf Stream trips usually clock in at 10 hours minimum, and 12, 14, or even overnight trips are very common.
 

When should I go?

There is always something great to catch in the deep waters of the Gulf Stream. The year kicks off with huge numbers of monster Bluefin Tuna surging through the warm currents in 5,000 feet of water. The First big Bluefin actually arrive in the fall, but the main action happens in January and February. By March, the Bluefin move on but are quickly replaced by their yellow-tailed cousins. These guys stick around until June, when the billfish start to show up. You know you’re fishing somewhere special when Yellowfin Tuna is a tie-over species!
 
The summer months are all about the billfish. Blue Marlin peak in July, kicking off tournament season in Hatteras. Events like The Hatteras Marlin Club Blue Marlin Release Tournament have been running for nearly 60 years, and promise some of the stiffest competition this side of the world championships. It’s not just Blue Marlin, though. The summer seas are awash with White Marlin and Sailfish, as well as plenty of Wahoo and Mahi Mahi for a tasty meal at the end of a hard day’s fishing. All these species can be found well into the end of September, just in time for the first Bluefin to show up on a good year.
 

How much will it cost?

Deep sea fishing is a serious operation in Hatteras, with huge cruisers, tournament-winning crews and generations-long fishing families at the helm. Local guides are proud of what they do and they charge a fair price for their services, especially considering you will be fishing with the best in the business.
 
Gulf Stream trips on a decent sportfishing boat start at around $1250, working up to $1750 or more for one of the area’s 50-something footers. Overnight charters cost well over $2000 and are generally offered by the bigger, luxury vessels. You will be using some serious equipment no matter what boat you choose but the general rule is the bigger the boat, the older and more experienced the captain, as most local outfits are owner-operated. Besides, a comfortable bed and a tasty meal will seem well worth the money after a whole day battling Tuna or Marlin.
 

What will I be using?

Heavy tackle rules the waves out here. A variety of tackle in the 80 to 130-range, wide reels, heavy monofilament line, and 400-pound fluorocarbon leaders do little to take the edge of a battle with a Bluefin, but at least they can take the punishment of several hours of pitched battle. The bait of choice is, as always, Ballyhoo, skirted or headed with bright Sea Witches or Ilanders to pull the most attention possible at you troll the through the water.
Hatteras
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 28,747 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Hatteras

We are a family of fishing novices. We have young children 11,11,& 12 and we caught a bunch of fish. My kids had a blast. I highly recommend Cait. Johnny!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We are a family of fishing novices. We have young children 11,11,& 12 and we caught a bunch of fish. My kids had a blast. I highly recommend Cait. Johnny!
Island Time Charters
Island Time Charters
"What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Hatteras for the first time?" - The weather isn't always going to cooperate and give you a nice day. Talk to your captain ahead of time and they will tell you how to prepare yourself for when you are on the boat. They want you to be comfortable and have a great time, so listen to what they say.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
"What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Hatteras for the first time?" - The weather isn't always going to cooperate and give you a nice day. Talk to your captain ahead of time and they will tell you how to prepare yourself for when you are on the boat. They want you to be comfortable and have a great time, so listen to what they say.
Dunn Deal Sportfishing
Dunn Deal Sportfishing
Dress warm and wear semi water proof gear. Have the fish cleaning service filet your catch. Bring extra coolers to take your catch home.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress warm and wear semi water proof gear. Have the fish cleaning service filet your catch. Bring extra coolers to take your catch home.
Finn Charters
Finn Charters
The weather is the determining factor. But if you can get out there is some really good fishing.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
The weather is the determining factor. But if you can get out there is some really good fishing.
Got-em Charters
Got-em Charters
Be open and flexible if things don't go as planned. And don't get discouraged if the bite isn't as good as was hoped for. Being on the water on a beautiful day is the cake and catching fish is the icing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be open and flexible if things don't go as planned. And don't get discouraged if the bite isn't as good as was hoped for. Being on the water on a beautiful day is the cake and catching fish is the icing.
Under Pressure Charters
Under Pressure Charters
I would recommend you try a little of every thing. Inshore fishing was great and offshore was great!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend you try a little of every thing. Inshore fishing was great and offshore was great!
His Fin Charter
His Fin Charter Raven, VA
Stay in the Hatteras Island inn. It’s real close to most of the marinas and is a quality hotel that was all enjoyed.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Stay in the Hatteras Island inn. It’s real close to most of the marinas and is a quality hotel that was all enjoyed.
Longer Days Sportfishing Charters
Longer Days Sportfishing Charters Hayes, Virginia
The 2 hours was perfect as we're not fishermen. Bring a beverage, a hat and sunglasses. Prepare to have fun and great conversation!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The 2 hours was perfect as we're not fishermen. Bring a beverage, a hat and sunglasses. Prepare to have fun and great conversation!
Bonehead Charters
Bonehead Charters Roanoke, Virginia
Be prepared for a good or bad day. Don't give up and enjoy the experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for a good or bad day. Don't give up and enjoy the experience.
UnWind Charters
UnWind Charters Biglerville, PA
The weather dictates alot of fishing here ,but the captains here go above and beyond to find the fish for you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather dictates alot of fishing here ,but the captains here go above and beyond to find the fish for you.
Bonehead Charters
Bonehead Charters New Market, MD
Bring snacks and be patient. Once the lines start biting it’s an amazing time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring snacks and be patient. Once the lines start biting it’s an amazing time!
Stormy Petrel Charters
Stormy Petrel Charters Stanardsville, Virginia
Bring lots of water and sunscreen or a full sleeve lightweight shirt with a hood. Wet down that shirt with fresh water when it gets hot out. Drink more water, like a gallon per person..
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring lots of water and sunscreen or a full sleeve lightweight shirt with a hood. Wet down that shirt with fresh water when it gets hot out. Drink more water, like a gallon per person..
Predator Sport Fishing Hatteras
Predator Sport Fishing Hatteras Alexandria, VA
Bring cash for getting fish cleaned at the dock. Guy's a magician with a filet knife.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring cash for getting fish cleaned at the dock. Guy's a magician with a filet knife.
Under Pressure Charters
Under Pressure Charters Moneta, VA
Only thing that I found different from charters elsewhere, cleaning of the fish wasn't included
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Only thing that I found different from charters elsewhere, cleaning of the fish wasn't included
Rabid Tuna Sportfishing Charters
Rabid Tuna Sportfishing Charters Buxton, NC
Try to get you fishing trip earlier in the season, May or June would be best I think, the offshore fish are more active at that time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try to get you fishing trip earlier in the season, May or June would be best I think, the offshore fish are more active at that time.
Rabid Tuna Sportfishing Charters
Rabid Tuna Sportfishing Charters Virginia Beach, VA
Gear up properly and if you have a four wheel drive vehicle get an ORV permit.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Gear up properly and if you have a four wheel drive vehicle get an ORV permit.
Island Saltwater Adventure
Island Saltwater Adventure Columbia, MD
Will get very hot on the boat during summer. Bring plenty of cold water/drinks.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Will get very hot on the boat during summer. Bring plenty of cold water/drinks.
Seas The Day NC
Seas The Day NC Maggie Valley, NC
Be ready to reel in from deep water bottoms or long distance. Wear a hat, bring a washcloth or neck cloth to wet in cooler and wipe sweaty face and cool your neck.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Be ready to reel in from deep water bottoms or long distance. Wear a hat, bring a washcloth or neck cloth to wet in cooler and wipe sweaty face and cool your neck.
Seas The Day NC
Seas The Day NC Norfolk, VA
Reach out to the captain early when planning what time of year to book, to see what fish to honestly expect during that season.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Reach out to the captain early when planning what time of year to book, to see what fish to honestly expect during that season.
Under Pressure Charters
Under Pressure Charters
Fish from the beach or if going out do the inshore/nearshore if first time great experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish from the beach or if going out do the inshore/nearshore if first time great experience.
Seas The Day NC
Seas The Day NC Buchanan, VA

Top Targeted Deep Sea Fishing Species in Hatteras