Riptide Charters in Wanchese, North Carolina

Guided by Randy Thornton

Inshore Nearshore

About Your Guide

Captain Randy was born and raised in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and he spent his childhood chasing fishing off the beaches and in the sounds and backwaters with his dad. He knew he wanted to give others the chance to make their own great memories, so he got his Captain's License and began running one of Wanchese, NC's best charters. With more than a decade of guiding experience, including offshore, nearshore, and inshore waters, he's ready to give you and your family the trip of a lifetime.

Riptide Charters Trips

Spend an evening exploring the flats, marshes, and inshore waters off of Wanchese, North Carolina with Captain Randy, a top-tier guide with more than a decade of experience fishing the Outer Banks. These waters offer something for everyone, from champion Redfish tailing on the flats, to Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Weakfish, and other species further out. Fish can be extra aggressive in the evening, so be prepared to start hooking up fast! You'll pursue these fish with several different techniques, including surface casting with light tackle and jigging. Get ready for a true multi-species adventure with exciting opportunities for both newbies and experienced anglers. On the day of the trip, you'll head out aboard Captain Randy's 25' Mako center console, a versatile boat that's perfect for both inshore and nearshore fishing. It's fully equipped with all the right gear, including GPS, fishfinder, live well, and comfortable seats and cabin area. He'll bring along all of the necessary equipment, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. Just remember your Polarized Sunglasses, Hat, Weather-Appropriate Clothing, and you'll be good to go! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Wanchese

Evening Fishing Adventure

100% (8)
25 ft 1 - 4 People From $75 / person

Spend the day exploring the flats, marshes, and inshore waters off of Wanchese, North Carolina with Captain Randy, a top-tier guide with more than a decade of experience fishing the Outer Banks. These waters offer something for everyone, from champion Redfish tailing on the flats, to Mackerel and Cobia further out. You'll pursue these fish with several different techniques, including sight casting with light tackle and jigging. Get ready for a true multi-species adventure with exciting opportunities for both newbies and experienced anglers. Expect to spend the first portion of the trip heading out to the prime fishing spots, which range from Captain Randy's secret honey-holes in the flats to deeper-water structures and wrecks. On the day of the trip, you'll head out aboard Captain Randy's 25' Mako center console, a versatile boat that's perfect for both inshore and nearshore fishing. It's fully equipped with all the right gear, including GPS, fishfinder, live well, and comfortable seats and cabin area. He'll bring alone all of the necessary equipment, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. Just remember your Polarized Sunglasses, Hat, Weather-Appropriate Clothing, and you'll be good to go! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Wanchese

OBX Inshore Adventure

100% (8)
25 ft 1 - 4 People From $100 / person

Spend the day exploring the nearshore waters off of Wanchese, North Carolina with Captain Randy, a top-tier guide with more than a decade of experience fishing the Outer Banks. These waters offer something for everyone, from great Redfish closer in, to big Mackerel and Cobia further out! You'll pursue these fish with several different techniques, including sight casting with light tackle and trolling with the heavy-duty stuff. Get ready for a true multi-species adventure with exciting opportunities for both newbies and experienced anglers. Expect to spend the first portion of the trip heading out to Captain Randy's prime spots, which include nearshore structure and wrecks, which provide the perfect habitat for many fish species. On the day of the trip, you'll head out aboard Captain Randy's 25' Mako center console, a versatile boat that's perfect for nearshore fishing. It's fully equipped with all the right gear, including GPS, fishfinder, live well, and comfortable seats and cabin area. He'll bring along all of the necessary equipment, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. Just remember your Polarized Sunglasses, Hat, Weather-Appropriate Clothing, and you'll be good to go! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Wanchese

OBX Nearshore Adventure

100% (8)
25 ft 1 - 5 People From $105 / person

Recent Reviews of Riptide Charters

Brian M.

Fishing

Great morning. Kept moving to where the fish were. Caught a lot of good keepers.

Jill C.

Fishing

Highly recommend fishing with Captain Randy. He has a ton of knowledge on fishing in the area and is a fun guy. And we caught alot of fish!

Troy H.

Fishing

Randy and Teresa were great! I highly recommend them especially if you have children they were great with them making them laugh and having them involved with everything! 10/10 will definitely use them on our next trip down!

Cheryl A.

Fishing

We chose a 4 hour sound fishing trip. It was amazing. It was early April, so fish were not as active, but Captain Randy knew all the good sound fishing locations. Captain Randy will not disappoint.

Alison J.

Fishing

This was a surprise fishing trip for my grandson who had never been fishing or on a boat. Captain Randy was awesome. He showed my grandson the basics and within 15 minutes of setting up at the first spot, my grandson pulled in a nice Drum. We had a wonderful time an I highly recommend Captain Randy.

Cameron E.

Fishing

My dad has always wanted to go deep sea fishing, but every time he got close, something came up. That all changed last Thursday, and we had an absolute blast! Thank you, We originally booked a shark trip, but the seas were way too rough to be out there, butCaptain Randy & 1st Mate Theresa made sure we had an incredible trip, regardless. They were very knowledgeable about the OBX waters, fish and spots. They were so cool and answered all my dad’s questions. We started off a little rough, but Captain Randy made sure we got some keepers and ate right! Thanks for everything; we will definitely be back!

Brian M.

Fishing

Went out on Capt Randy’s boat with his first mate Theresa and my 3yr old daughter. Have been out on trips all around the country and this ranks in the top for sure. We had action all morning with several keepers coming home for dinner but more importantly my daughter had a blast. Capt Randy and Ms Theresa were so kind and fun with my daughter; they let her drive the boat, help with the net and even pull (assist) the anchor in. She had so much fun it is all she is talking about during this trip. I highly recommend this boat and crew and will surely be back…especially to take my daughter back to the “pirate island” Capt Randy found. LOL

David F.

Fishing

went out with Captain Randy, first mate Theresa, and a group of five friends for an afternoon half day inshore. We were all relative novices, and Randy made sure we had a great time. The trout weren’t biting (fish cleaners confirmed they only saw 1 legal trout the whole day) but Randy handled the situation well. He pivoted, switching tactics and helping us land more catfish than we knew what to do with. I do realize that catfish aren’t considered a prize; for a big group who just wanted reel in fish and drink beer on the water, it ended up being a perfect day. Whether you’re looking to land that elusive tuna or you’re just trying to have fun (like us), I would absolutely recommend Randy. Thanks, Randy! We’ll be sure to book with you next time we’re in OBX.

Species

Black Drum, Cobia, Kingfish, Redfish, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout, Weakfish

Techniques

Light Tackle Fishing

Types of Fishing

Inshore, Nearshore

Start Location

4457 Mill Landing Road, Wanchese, NC 27981, United States | Bodies of water fished: Outer Banks

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