Outer Banks Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Outer Banks Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Outer Banks

Outer Banks: 55 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(84 reviews)
Wanchese
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trips from $730
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(127 reviews)
Wanchese
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(89 reviews)
Manteo
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trips from $2,700
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(16 reviews)
Wanchese
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trips from $700

Deep Sea Fishing in Outer Banks

If you’re aiming to catch your next offshore trophy, there’s hardly a better destination than the OBX. Its blue waters are home to some of the fiercest game fish in the world. Just hop on one of the deep sea fishing charters in the Outer Banks and you’ll start what’s likely an adventure of a lifetime.

To reach the Gulf Stream from this part of the East Coast, you’ll have to travel a little over an hour. However, once you’re there, you can expect to reel in all kinds of deep sea species. Most of the season takes place from April through December. However, it’s possible to fish throughout winter if the weather holds up and you find a captain who’s still running trips.

Wintertime is the best period to target big Bluefin. When spring arrives, you’ll get to chase after Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and the incoming Wahoo. As the waters warm up even more, you’ll add Billfish to the list of targets. Over summer, Marlin and Sailfish will be making their run along the Gulf Stream.

During fall, it’s again time to hunt for Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, as well as smaller Bigeye and Blackfin varieties. Towards the end of the year, Bluefins will start showing up again, sometimes as early as November. Of course, bottom fishing is always a good option if the pelagics aren’t biting. There’s plenty of deep dwellers to catch throughout the year, including Tilefish, Black Seabass, Grouper, and more.

You’ll find deep sea fishing charters in Wanchese, Manteo, and near the Oregon Inlet. Alternatively, you can visit Hatteras or Ocracoke and start your trip there. Among these, Hatteras offers the shortest run to the Gulf Stream, thanks to its position. Still, as you’ll be traveling at least 30 miles offshore, full day trips are recommended to ensure a productive outing.

Outer Banks
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 27,692 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Outer Banks

This was the first time fishing in the ocean - it was a calm day and we caught enough fish for many meals. Sound fishing in the past was excellent as well - but we were very satisfied being on the ocean side of the OBX.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was the first time fishing in the ocean - it was a calm day and we caught enough fish for many meals. Sound fishing in the past was excellent as well - but we were very satisfied being on the ocean side of the OBX.
Christine  F.
Christine F.
The best time to fish Manteo is April May and June. You might need to dodge high winds and hurricanes after July through November. Good news though, Manteo has inshore opportunities in the sound for anglers who love to bring home tasty catches. Speckled Trout and Red Drum are GREAT eating fish. So are sheepshead and Striped Bass.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The best time to fish Manteo is April May and June. You might need to dodge high winds and hurricanes after July through November. Good news though, Manteo has inshore opportunities in the sound for anglers who love to bring home tasty catches. Speckled Trout and Red Drum are GREAT eating fish. So are sheepshead and Striped Bass.
Robert  M.
Robert M. Crossville, TN
Be prepared to get wet and wear swimwear and bring a camera to capture the experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared to get wet and wear swimwear and bring a camera to capture the experience
Justin  S.
Justin S.
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.
Jacob  H.
Jacob H. Hayes, Virginia
Fish on! The fish like every where tend to move but the locals communicate to let everyone know where the fish are at.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish on! The fish like every where tend to move but the locals communicate to let everyone know where the fish are at.
Amy  M.
Amy M. Strasburg, VA
Always choose a well equipped and comfortable boat for your outing, and Captain with long time experience in the area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Always choose a well equipped and comfortable boat for your outing, and Captain with long time experience in the area.
Prince  R.
Prince R. Quinton, VA
Unfortunately we were here a week after the hurricane which had the fish out of sorts but based on what we have been told by others, the fishing is normally quite good
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Unfortunately we were here a week after the hurricane which had the fish out of sorts but based on what we have been told by others, the fishing is normally quite good
Joann  A.
Joann A. Harwood, MD
Absolutely. All sorts of species. Surf, pier, sound, several offshore/inshore options.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely. All sorts of species. Surf, pier, sound, several offshore/inshore options.
Joe  F.
Joe F.
Be open to the Captains suggestions as to what would make your trip most productive.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be open to the Captains suggestions as to what would make your trip most productive.
Raymond  L.
Raymond L. Greensboro, NC
Yes, Its always good when you can get out on the water, even better when you can bring home dinner.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, Its always good when you can get out on the water, even better when you can bring home dinner.
Fred  C.
Fred C. Vint Hill Farms, VA
Recommend fishing with some one familiar of the area like Cutawhiskie Charters!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Recommend fishing with some one familiar of the area like Cutawhiskie Charters!
Kristin  F.
Kristin F. Homer City, PA
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!
Jeff  B.
Jeff B. Roanoke, Virginia
These guys were fantastic. Explained in depth, every detail. We wish we booked the full day experience with them. Next time for sure.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
These guys were fantastic. Explained in depth, every detail. We wish we booked the full day experience with them. Next time for sure.
Aj  S.
Aj S. Mint Hill, NC
Booked out of Wanchese because we were staying in the area, and wanted a marina that was close to the inlet. The marina is right along the main road, parking right at the boat, and when we got back the fish cleaning service picked up our catch and took care of it for us. Pretty easy overall.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Booked out of Wanchese because we were staying in the area, and wanted a marina that was close to the inlet. The marina is right along the main road, parking right at the boat, and when we got back the fish cleaning service picked up our catch and took care of it for us. Pretty easy overall.
Matthew  S.
Matthew S. Rohrerstown, PA
Remember it's called fishing and not catching, so some days you win, some days you don't. But if you're looking for a great experience go offshore fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Remember it's called fishing and not catching, so some days you win, some days you don't. But if you're looking for a great experience go offshore fishing.
Edwin  M.
Edwin M.
Inshore would be Red Drum. Out a little Amberjack, Almaco Jack, Spanish Mackeral and King Mackeral.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Inshore would be Red Drum. Out a little Amberjack, Almaco Jack, Spanish Mackeral and King Mackeral.
Jerry  D.
Jerry D. Middle River, MD
We were staying in Rodanthe, so this charter was convenient for us. It's right down the road from our vacation home.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We were staying in Rodanthe, so this charter was convenient for us. It's right down the road from our vacation home.
Troy  M.
Troy M. Sanford, NC
Captain Hank adjusts to your style and experience level. Great Captain and knows how to get kids involved. Has a lot of tackle to meet conditions.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Hank adjusts to your style and experience level. Great Captain and knows how to get kids involved. Has a lot of tackle to meet conditions.
Jeff  M.
Jeff M. Bristow, VA
I liked fishing in September better, more of a variety of fish. But not the captains fault. It all depends on what's running.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I liked fishing in September better, more of a variety of fish. But not the captains fault. It all depends on what's running.
Dana  A.
Dana A. Burlington, WY
Your not always going to catch all fish in ocean so be happy with what you have
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Your not always going to catch all fish in ocean so be happy with what you have
Thomas  H.
Thomas H. Sanford, NC

Top Targeted Deep Sea Fishing Species in Outer Banks