North Carolina Spearfishing Charters

North Carolina Spearfishing Charters

Best Spearfishing Fishing Charters in North Carolina

North Carolina: 13 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(254 reviews)
Wrightsville Beach
trips from $650
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(5 reviews)
Nags Head
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(57 reviews)
Wilmington
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trips from $550
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(50 reviews)
Wanchese
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trips from $770

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 26,613 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Spearfishing in North Carolina

Connect with pros like Tried and True Charters .The Capt and first mate were professional, friendly and knowledgeable. They knew their stuff and took us right where we needed to be to catch the fish. Sit back relax and they put you in the perfect position to have a great fishing adventure.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Connect with pros like Tried and True Charters .The Capt and first mate were professional, friendly and knowledgeable. They knew their stuff and took us right where we needed to be to catch the fish. Sit back relax and they put you in the perfect position to have a great fishing adventure.
Mark  B.
Mark B. Cranberry Township, PA
Don't let a little sea sickness interfere with going out and having fun. I really want to come try again and we caught a total of five fish despite my sea sickness.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't let a little sea sickness interfere with going out and having fun. I really want to come try again and we caught a total of five fish despite my sea sickness.
Lisa  C.
Lisa C. Arden, NC
Water is choppy but weather was great. Had a great time. Just hold on and enjoy the ride
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Water is choppy but weather was great. Had a great time. Just hold on and enjoy the ride
Thomas  G.
Thomas G. Moundsville, WV
Take a dramamine the night before the trip if you think you even might get sea sick! Once the boat stops and you're still rocking and rolling in the waves it hits you hard! But definitely take the trip! It was so much fun for the one that wasn't sea sick :)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take a dramamine the night before the trip if you think you even might get sea sick! Once the boat stops and you're still rocking and rolling in the waves it hits you hard! But definitely take the trip! It was so much fun for the one that wasn't sea sick :)
Christie  S.
Christie S. Cuba, MO
I’m not an experienced fisherman by any means so my best recommendation is hire a professional to take you where the fish are! You can’t go wrong with Captain Randy & 1st Mate Nick with Fish Whistle fishing charter!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I’m not an experienced fisherman by any means so my best recommendation is hire a professional to take you where the fish are! You can’t go wrong with Captain Randy & 1st Mate Nick with Fish Whistle fishing charter!
James  N.
James N. Edmond, OK
CB is a great little beach town. Bracketed by Wilmington and Southport - it's a good place to stay, eat, fish & beach.. or drive 30 mins and explore some of the other local areas. Several very nice golf courses nearby too
Excellent
5.0 / 5
CB is a great little beach town. Bracketed by Wilmington and Southport - it's a good place to stay, eat, fish & beach.. or drive 30 mins and explore some of the other local areas. Several very nice golf courses nearby too
Matt  B.
Matt B. Mooresville, NC
Plan accordingly. Take motion sickness precautions. Talk to the captain for anything needed during trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plan accordingly. Take motion sickness precautions. Talk to the captain for anything needed during trip.
Doug  M.
Doug M.
Highly recommend Old North State fishing charter Great for family and kids aslo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Highly recommend Old North State fishing charter Great for family and kids aslo
Steven  J.
Steven J. Roanoke, Virginia
Contact the Captain you are booked with and get as much info as you can from him. Capt. Vinny knew what was coming with a late weather forecast change, and let us know the night before our trip what we were to expect. So we made a change of plans and set out on schedule to a different destination. May weather in North Carolina is somewhat unpredictable and changes fast. So keep in touch up to departure and they will put you on the fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Contact the Captain you are booked with and get as much info as you can from him. Capt. Vinny knew what was coming with a late weather forecast change, and let us know the night before our trip what we were to expect. So we made a change of plans and set out on schedule to a different destination. May weather in North Carolina is somewhat unpredictable and changes fast. So keep in touch up to departure and they will put you on the fish!
Jerry  C.
Jerry C. Greensboro, NC
Start with a shorter trip with an experienced captain (such as Captain Randy). These guys know the sound so well, you’re almost guaranteed to have a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Start with a shorter trip with an experienced captain (such as Captain Randy). These guys know the sound so well, you’re almost guaranteed to have a great time.
Paul  K.
Paul K. Cinnaminson, NJ
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
Enjoying everything they have to offer. Fishing, sights and the great restaraunts.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Enjoying everything they have to offer. Fishing, sights and the great restaraunts.
Danny  G.
Danny G. Sanford, North Carolina
make sure pack sweatshirt weather can be little tricky . But water calm fish biting !
Excellent
5.0 / 5
make sure pack sweatshirt weather can be little tricky . But water calm fish biting !
Jack  K.
Jack K. Hanover, PA
We didn't fish Emerald Isle. We went out of Beaufort but the fishing was great and the weather was beautiful. I had a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We didn't fish Emerald Isle. We went out of Beaufort but the fishing was great and the weather was beautiful. I had a great time.
BRUCE  M.
BRUCE M. Charlotte, NC
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
Be prepared for weather to change on you but May is great for Mahi and may still find some Wahoo around. If you are wanting to target Blue Marlin this is a good place to do so.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for weather to change on you but May is great for Mahi and may still find some Wahoo around. If you are wanting to target Blue Marlin this is a good place to do so.
Kalvan  P.
Kalvan P. Garner, NC
I would recommend waiting a little later in the year for the water temps to warm up a bit.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend waiting a little later in the year for the water temps to warm up a bit.
Ernest  E.
Ernest E. Mount Sidney, VA
Be prepared for changes in weather and ensure you pick and experienced Captain.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for changes in weather and ensure you pick and experienced Captain.
Chris  A.
Chris A. Coal Grove, OH
When you are researching a boat to fish with, contact the Captain and get their opinion when it would be best to go fishing for what you want to catch. I talked often with my Captain so we could plan for a great trip on the water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
When you are researching a boat to fish with, contact the Captain and get their opinion when it would be best to go fishing for what you want to catch. I talked often with my Captain so we could plan for a great trip on the water.
Christopher  L.
Christopher L. Mechanicsburg, PA
Make sure to take adequate food and drink. Don’t forget your sunglasses like I did!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure to take adequate food and drink. Don’t forget your sunglasses like I did!
Gabriel  B.
Gabriel B. Fayetteville, NC

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