North Carolina Spearfishing Charters

North Carolina Spearfishing Charters

Best Spearfishing Fishing Charters in North Carolina

North Carolina: 12 fishing charters available

Captain Big Fish

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(216 reviews)
Wrightsville Beach
trips from $575

Reelax Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(175 reviews)
Atlantic Beach
 Instant Confirmation

Grandpa Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(45 reviews)
Wanchese
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $770

ProWire Marine-Fishing & Spearfish

Wilmington
trips from $900

Spearfishing in North Carolina

With over 13,000 miles of diverse coastline, North Carolina boasts incredible access to shallow inshore waters and the deeper waters of the Atlantic. It’s no surprise that North Carolina’s spearfishing industry is developing rapidly, with such a range of fishing grounds to explore. Hop aboard a spearfishing charter and get your kicks targeting anything from Flounder to Tuna!

What kind of trip is for me? 

Hop aboard an inshore spearfishing charter and hit the skinny waters in search of beauties like Flounder, Redfish, Mackerel, Trout, and Seabass. These trips can last anywhere from 4 to 8 hours and are usually the best bet for beginners who want to feel the rush of spearfishing. 
 
A nearshore trip will take you to the reefs up to 20 miles out into the Atlantic, where Snappers, Groupers, and Cobia rub shoulders with some bigger seasonal creatures. You’ll usually need at least 6 hours on the water, with many trips lasting much longer You can indulge in a range of different kinds of fishing to land some delicious creatures. 
 
But the real action is in the deep waters offshore. You’ll need at least a full day to reach the Gulf Stream and the continental shelf, with some trips lasting several days. Experienced spearfishers will relish the chance to go face-to-face with predators like Tuna and Mahi Mahi, and land the catch of a lifetime. You’re welcome to bring a whole group aboard to mix up your spearfishing adventure with some trolling too. 

Where to Go

The beauty of fishing and spearfishing in North Carolina is that it’s available all along the Atlantic coast. From the north of the Outer Banks in Wanchese, down to Hatteras, and all the way round to Morehead City and Wilmington, you’ll have a wealth of North Carolina spearfishing charters to take you out to sea. 

How to Prepare

Most spearfishing guides in North Carolina also offer other forms of fishing, so you can expect all the amenities you’d get on a regular fishing charter. When heading offshore, you’ll likely be aboard a large offshore sportfishing boat, while inshore trips may take place aboard lighter and smaller vessels. 
 
Wherever you go, though, you’ll need to bring some drinks and snacks with you in order to stay refreshed and energized throughout the day.
 
You should also check with your captain to see if they provide the spearfishing gear as, more often than not, you’ll need to bring your own. Some captains may also ask you to bring some ID for insurance purposes. But don’t worry – this won’t cost a thing, as your fishing license is covered aboard all NC saltwater fishing charters!
 
And that’s it. Now you know what you need to do, why not make North Carolina your next destination for a spearfishing adventure? 
North Carolina
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 24,785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Spearfishing 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

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