Hatteras Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Hatteras Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Hatteras

Hatteras: 16 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Hatteras
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trips from $1,995
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(56 reviews)
Hatteras
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trips from $1,400
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(13 reviews)
Hatteras
trips from $600
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Hatteras
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trips from $1,000
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(21 reviews)
Hatteras
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trips from $2,000
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
Hatteras
trips from $1,800
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Hatteras
trips from $2,100
Very good
3.3 / 5
(1 review)
Hatteras
trips from $1,680

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
4.5 / 5
Based on 26,563 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Hatteras

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
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
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
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
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
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
If you’re hoping for rock fish (or whatever fish) make sure you can catch them. Turns out we missed fishing for rock fish by a day. Disappointing but still had a great time! Yes! We released the rock fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you’re hoping for rock fish (or whatever fish) make sure you can catch them. Turns out we missed fishing for rock fish by a day. Disappointing but still had a great time! Yes! We released the rock fish.
Chris  P.
Chris P. Dunkirk, MD
I'd recommend booking with an experienced captain as the conditions are constantly changing in the area. Getting some first hand knowledge will help us greatly on future outings.
Very good
4.0 / 5
I'd recommend booking with an experienced captain as the conditions are constantly changing in the area. Getting some first hand knowledge will help us greatly on future outings.
Michael  B.
Michael B. United States
Come earlier in the year to have better chance of catching targeted fish. Ours was Tuna
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Come earlier in the year to have better chance of catching targeted fish. Ours was Tuna
Jerry  H.
Jerry H. Myrtle Beach, SC
Ask around for the best spots and bait. Most people are more than happy to help out and wish you the best of luck.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Ask around for the best spots and bait. Most people are more than happy to help out and wish you the best of luck.
Lisa  W.
Lisa W. Moneta, Virginia
Take a boat like to see drain for the meet and captain and teach you how to fish be very patient with you
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take a boat like to see drain for the meet and captain and teach you how to fish be very patient with you
Tom  G.
Tom G. Oriental, NC
Plan your trip accordingly. Hatteras seems like it is a long way from Nags Head. There are plenty of good restaurants once you arrive. Tight lines.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plan your trip accordingly. Hatteras seems like it is a long way from Nags Head. There are plenty of good restaurants once you arrive. Tight lines.
Herman  W.
Herman W. Topping, VA
Allow yourself a couple of possible days to go fishing. Wind and weather can be unpredictable year-round and it's nice to have another day to go if you get blown out.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Allow yourself a couple of possible days to go fishing. Wind and weather can be unpredictable year-round and it's nice to have another day to go if you get blown out.
Steve  W.
Steve W. Dublin, Ohio
Limit your expectation to the time of year and what fish are biting. Do a little research and as long as you know what to expect and you get a good crew (check out the reviews) you should have a great experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Limit your expectation to the time of year and what fish are biting. Do a little research and as long as you know what to expect and you get a good crew (check out the reviews) you should have a great experience.
Kevin  A.
Kevin A. Suffolk, VA
Go with someone like ethan who can build your cofidence and meet you where you are not where someone wants you to be. This ain't wicked Tuna it's hatteras hookup.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with someone like ethan who can build your cofidence and meet you where you are not where someone wants you to be. This ain't wicked Tuna it's hatteras hookup.
Paul  K.
Paul K. Greenville, NC
I would recommend you book a charter with an experienced captain and just go try it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend you book a charter with an experienced captain and just go try it.
Ernest  A.
Ernest A. United States
Take a deep sea charter, fish the sound from the end of Hatteras island (get an ORV Permit at the lighthouse), try squid bait.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take a deep sea charter, fish the sound from the end of Hatteras island (get an ORV Permit at the lighthouse), try squid bait.
Diane  B.
Diane B. Lynchburg, Virginia

Top Targeted Deep Sea Fishing Species in Hatteras