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Fishing in Wrightsville Beach

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Wrightsville Beach

Fishing Charter Special - 26’ C-Hawk

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26 ft 1 - 4 People From $450
Fishing in Morehead City

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Morehead City

Disabled Vet Fishing Project

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45 ft 1 - 6 People From $500
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Fishing in Wilmington

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Wilmington

Wilmington Inshore Fishing Special

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21 ft 1 - 3 People From $530
Fishing in Wrightsville Beach

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Wrightsville Beach

Nearshore Sportfish Roundup

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26 ft 1 - 4 People From $450
Fishing in Wilmington

Inshore Fishing Charter in Wilmington

Wilmington Kids' Fishing Trip

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23 ft 1 - 5 People From $300
Fishing in Wilmington

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Wilmington

Wilmington Mixed Bag

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23 ft 1 - 4 People From $425

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Red Snapper Fishing Charters In North Carolina

Fishing in Morehead City

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Morehead City

NC Bluewater Special

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50 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,970
Fishing in Hatteras

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Hatteras

Summer Offshore Run

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45 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,900
Fishing in Wrightsville Beach

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Wrightsville Beach

Bottomfishing/Trolling Combo

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26 ft 1 - 6 People From $800
Fishing in Wrightsville Beach

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Wrightsville Beach

Bottomfishing Trip

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26 ft 1 - 6 People From $600

Deep Sea Fishing Charters In North Carolina

Fishing in Hatteras

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Hatteras

Summer Offshore Run

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45 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,900
Fishing in Hatteras

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Hatteras

Gulf Stream Deep Run

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48 ft 1 - 6 People From $2,120
Fishing in Hatteras

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Hatteras

Yellowfin & Mahi Mahi Combo

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48 ft 1 - 6 People From $2,200
Fishing in Manteo

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Manteo

Full Day Bottomfishing Slam

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28 ft 1 - 4 People From $1,400
Fishing in Manteo

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Manteo

Offshore Fishing Trip

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28 ft 1 - 4 People From $1,800
Fishing in Wrightsville Beach

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Wrightsville Beach

Fishing Charter Special - 26’ C-Hawk

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26 ft 1 - 4 People From $450

Inshore Fishing Charters In North Carolina

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Fishing in Harkers Island

Inshore, Nearshore, River Fishing Charter in Harkers Island

Nearshore Fishing Trip

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23 ft 1 - 4 People From $500
Fishing in Ogden

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Ogden

Shark Fishing Trip

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17 ft 1 - 4 People From $550
Fishing in Oriental

Inshore Fishing Charter in Oriental

Pamlico Sound Bull Reds

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23 ft 1 - 4 People From $750
Fishing in Wrightsville Beach

Inshore Fishing Charter in Wrightsville Beach

Inshore Nearshore Fishing

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23 ft 1 - 4 People From $550
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Fishing in Harkers Island

Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Harkers Island

NC Classic Inshore Fishing Trip

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23 ft 1 - 4 People From $500
Fishing in Ogden

Inshore Fishing Charter in Ogden

Speckled Trout Fishing Trip

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17 ft 1 - 4 People From $550

Nearshore Fishing Charters In North Carolina

Fishing in Ogden

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Ogden

Shark Fishing Trip

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17 ft 1 - 4 People From $550
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Fishing in Harkers Island

Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Harkers Island

Nearshore Fly Fishing

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23 ft 1 - 3 People From $500
Fishing in Wilmington

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Wilmington

Wilmington Mixed Bag

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23 ft 1 - 4 People From $425
Fishing in Wrightsville Beach

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Wrightsville Beach

Fishing Charter Special - 26’ C-Hawk

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26 ft 1 - 4 People From $450
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Fishing in Harkers Island

Inshore, Nearshore, River Fishing Charter in Harkers Island

Nearshore Fishing Trip

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23 ft 1 - 4 People From $500
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Fishing in Harkers Island

Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Harkers Island

NC Classic Inshore Fishing Trip

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23 ft 1 - 4 People From $500

More Fishing Charters In North Carolina

Fishing in Wilmington
Fishing in Wilmington
Fishing in Wilmington
trip description for NC Sportfish Adventure in Wilmington

If you've been looking for a big-time fishing adventure out of Wilmington, NC, then this trip with Captain Joe has your name on it! With 4, 6, and 8-hour options, you can do it all, whether you want to stick to inshore fishing or venture further off and go after some bigger species. The North Carolina coast is rich fishery, and has a variety of habitats where you can catch everything from Spanish Mackerel to Bluefish, Barracuda, and King Mackerel! Captain Joe has been running trips here for decades, and he knows this water extremely well. Whatever species you want to target, he'll set you up with the right bait and tackle so that you can come home with a trophy, fill your cooler with keepers, or both! On this trip, you'll use different techniques depending on the season, water conditions, and your target species. That will typically include trolling, drifting, and classic light-tackle cast-and-retrieve techniques. Let Captain Joe what you're looking for, and he's there to help you get after it! You'll be fishing aboard his 26' Seafox center console, an ideal boat for all kinds of water. She's driven by a 300-HP Yamaha, and is decked out with electronics, gear, and amenities to keep you fishing hard all day. Captain Joe will supply everything you need, so just pack a snack and some sunscreen, and you'll be set to go! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter near Beaufort

NC Sportfish Adventure

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26 ft 1 - 4 People From $450
Fishing in Wrightsville Beach
Fishing in Wrightsville Beach
Fishing in Wrightsville Beach
trip description for Wrightsville Beach Kid's Trip in Wrightsville Beach

Get the kids hooked on fishing with this special inshore trip, guided by Captain Jason—a highly experienced angler who'll love to show them the ropes! You'll check out a range of inshore spots, looking for Redfish, Speckled Seatrout, Sheepshead, and anything else that will take the bait. Let Captain Jason direct you to his best areas and "honey holes" for these fun and exciting inshore species, but be prepared to have the kids begging you to take them out again as soon as you're back on the dock! On the morning of the trip, you'll head out aboard his 26' Seahunt center console—a versatile, comfortable boat perfect for this types of fishing. It's equipped with a twin Yamaha engines to get you on the fish smoothly and quickly. Captain Jason will bring everything necessary for a blue-ribbon fishing experience, including rods, reels, tackle, bait, and most importantly, his expertise for catching prizewinners—whether that's Dad's personal best or your kid's first-ever fish. To maximize your experience on the water, make sure to remember a pair of polarized sunglasses, a hat, proper clothing, and sunscreen. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter near Beaufort

Wrightsville Beach Kid's Trip

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26 ft 1 - 4 People From $350
Fishing in Frisco
Fishing in Frisco
Fishing in Frisco
trip description for Outer Banks Inshore Adventure in Frisco

If you're looking for the perfect combination of drag-screaming action, beautiful scenery, and calm waters, then this trip is your ticket. North Carolina's Outer Banks is a widely known as world-renowned fishing destination, but its vast, interconnected network of protected inshore sounds is often overlooked. This inshore environment is ideal for hooking up a record fish, whether you're chasing a personal best Redfish or a variety of other species, including Speckled Trout, Flounder, Striped Bass, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Sheepshead, Cobia, Tarpon, and more. On this trip, you'll employ several different techniques, from casting artificial lures to jigging the bottom to live-baiting. Captain Joey is an expert fisherman who has fished this area for his whole life, and knows exactly how to put you on the fish. In addition, he holds a degree in aquaculture and prides himself on his fishing knowledge. On the day of the trip, you'll get off the dock aboard Captain Joey's 27' Custom Carolina skiff. She has a classic "Carolina flare" and is built to cut through choppy waves with ease. Plus, she's powered by a 225 HP Honda VTEC engine, so you'll be on the fish in no time. She's the ideal type of boat for fishing these waters, including shallower areas where certain species like to congregate. In addition, she features a bathroom, ample cabin space, a sighting tower for spotting fish such as Cobia and Tarpon, and all of the electronics you could want, from fishfinders to GPS and more. Bring along a pair of polarized sunglasses, a hat, proper clothing, and sunscreen to maximize your experience on the water! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter near Beaufort

Outer Banks Inshore Adventure

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27 ft 1 - 6 People From $500
Fishing in Leicester
Fishing in Leicester
Fishing in Leicester
trip description for North Carolina Wade Trip in Leicester

Wade your way into the water with Doug and get ready for an action-packed day of fishing in Leicester! On this fly-fishing trip you'll be targeting Brook Trout, Brown Trout, and Rainbow Trout. Whether you're new to fly fishing or not, Doug is eager to help. He has been fly fishing rivers his whole life so don’t be surprised when he puts you on a fish! He’ll help you reel ‘em all in throughout your 4-hour (half-day) or 8-hour (full day) adventure through North Carolina's beautiful rivers. Doug gears his trips toward education, conservation, river awareness, and of course leaving you with an unforgettable outdoor experience in the beautiful North Carolina mountains that he calls home. Doug will outfit you with all equipment needed (Flys, Rods, Boots, Waders). He will also provide snacks and cold beverages. Enjoy your day out on the river with Doug! Read More

River Fishing Trip near Beaufort

North Carolina Wade Trip

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1 - 3 People From $225
Fishing in Wrightsville Beach
Fishing in Wrightsville Beach
Fishing in Wrightsville Beach
trip description for Bottomfishing Trip in Wrightsville Beach

Get ready to explore the various bottomfishing options on the beautiful waters off of Wrightsville Beach, NC with Captain Jason! This trip is perfect for those looking to tackle a wide variety of species, especially fun and hard-fighting North Carolina deep-water targets such as Black Drum, Black Seabass, Sheepshead, Red Snappers, and Grunt. This trip will focus on jigging and bottomfishing for stubborn, bottom-dwelling fish. Once these lunkers take that bait, get ready for a great fight! Captain Jason knows how to put you where the fish are, but once that rod is in your hands, it's you versus the fish. Bring your strength, skills and stamina, because these fish will be on their A-game. You'll get off the dock aboard your guide's 26' Seahunt center console—a great type of boat for fishing everything around Wrightsville Beach. It's powered by twin Yamaha engines, so you'll be on the fish in no time at all. Captain Jason will come prepared with everything you need for a great day, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. He's an expert in these waters and will do everything he can to get you hooked up on a personal best! Bring along proper clothing, sunscreen, and a pair of polarized sunglasses to maximize your time on the water. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter near Beaufort

Bottomfishing Trip

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26 ft 1 - 6 People From $600
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Fishing in Harkers Island
Fishing in Harkers Island
Fishing in Harkers Island
trip description for NC Classic Inshore Fishing Trip in Harkers Island

Head out with Captain Joe and get ready for an exciting day of fly fishing in the fish-rich North Carolina inshores! Inshore fishing trips in the waters throughout Beaufort are a great way for anglers to chase after some exceptional game catches without going too far from the dock. These inshore and nearshore waters are home to a nice selection of popular Mid-Atlantic varieties. On this 3/4 or full-day trip, Captain Joe will take you from Beaufort to the inshore areas like the Beaufort Inlet, the Bogue Sound, the Core Sound, the Newport River, or the North River. In these waters you'll be going after Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, and Speckled Trout. To go after these fish you can use a few different methods such as light tackle, bottom fishing and trolling. Whatever fish you want to go after, Captain Joe will get you set up with the best method and bait! You'll be fishing aboard a 23’ Sea Ox center console with a capacity for 5 people. Equipped with a 150 HP Honda engine, this boat will get you where the fish are biting! It comes with a bimini top, a fish finder, and live well to let you cruise in comfort. Captain Joe will provide all rods, reels, tackle and live bait. All you need to bring are sunglasses, sunscreen, and any snacks or drinks you might need. Book your trip today and let Captain Joe take care of the rest! Read More

Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter near Beaufort

NC Classic Inshore Fishing Trip

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23 ft 1 - 4 People From $500
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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in North Carolina

What are the best fishing charters in North Carolina?

Why should I book a fishing charter in North Carolina with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 96 trips in North Carolina, and the most popular trips in the area are Fishing Charter Special - 26’ C-Hawk guided by Jordan, Disabled Vet Fishing Project guided by Joseph, and Wilmington Inshore Fishing Special guided by Jamie.

Our guides in North Carolina are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2880 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Looking for kid friendly charters / fishing lessons in North Carolina? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in North Carolina.

What types of fishing charters are common in North Carolina?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular in North Carolina as well as inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and flats fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in North Carolina are: 1. redfish, 2. speckled trout, 3. spanish mackerel, and 4. flounder.

The most common fishing techniques in North Carolina are light tackle fishing, trolling, and live bait fishing but bottom fishing and artificial lure fishing are popular as well.

How much do North Carolina fishing charters cost?

in North Carolina prices can range anywhere from about $450 to $1,290, but the average price for a half day trip in North Carolina is $533. The average price for a full day trip in North Carolina is $1,023.

What month is best for fishing in North Carolina?

The most popular season for fishing in North Carolina is summer, and most anglers book their trips 48 days in advance.

Do I need a North Carolina fishing license and what are the bag limits in North Carolina?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in North Carolina, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in North Carolina. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in North Carolina.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    My brother and I had a terrific fishing experience with Judd in mid-May. Great equipment, personable and clear communication - plus Judd's experience and judgement made the whole trip a relaxing and fun time all around for our early season exploration of inshore fishing opportunities now that we both live much closer together. We enjoyed a variety of fishing techniques - Judd knows a lot about fish and where to find them as well as when to go looking. Our inexperience showed, but Judd coaches well - patiently - until we got to connecting regularly with especially the many speckled trout opportunities. Sight-fishing for redfish, which Judd expertly located, was also new for us - we had a blast and definitely hope to try again! Kudos and thanks for the quality of this trip, Judd!

    Dwight G. with Judson B. of Ogden, North Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Good captain, tried his best to get us fish despite windy conditions. Had a good time!

    Tony F. with Joey V. of Frisco, North Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great half-day trip fishing with Capt Jamie near Wrightsville Beach and Masonboro Island. We caught a few fish and learned a lot about the fishery and habitat. Knowledgeable and patient captain. Saw some dolphins, too.

    Tom D. with Jamie R. of Wilmington, North Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Great experience. Caught 30 fish in about 3 hours. Captain Joe was phenomenal.

    Jason M. with Joe C. of Wilmington, North Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Bought this trip for my husband and he cannot stop smiling. Captain Jack was great!!! Will definitely do again!!

    Tommy D. with Jack J. of Beaufort, North Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Great day with Cap. Joe super friendly guy, very knowledgeable and we caught fish left and right. Highly recommend him and we'll definitely book with him again next time.

    Luis G. with Joe C. of Wilmington, North Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Great - enjoyed every minute.

    Kevin J. with Justin R. of Atlantic Beach, North Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    We booked a trip with captain Jaime for two days in the beginning of our trip. My fiancé is an avid fisherman, and was able to pick captain Jamie‘s brain for information on the area, and he gladly shared. Captain brought us to some great spots, and there were some fish caught. We even got to fish one of the shipwrecks from the Civil War, which was amazing. We couldn’t of asked for a more hospitable and kind and knowledgeable guide for this trip.

    Richard G. with Jamie R. of Wilmington, North Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    My son and I had such a fun trip with Captain Jamie! He was great with my son, a patient teacher, and he navigated the area with ease. He even tried to hook us a shark! We also saw dolphins and lovely wildlife, and we caught some interesting fish. My son can’t wait to go back and is counting down the days until we see Jamie again!

    Heather B. with Jamie R. of Wilmington, North Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    We had an awesome time with capt. Joe. He worked extremely hard to put us on the fish. Water conditions weren't to our favor, But we will be back next year. Can't wait to fish with our new found friend again. And have another great day on the water. ☆☆☆☆☆

    Jackie B. with Joe T. of Harkers Island, North Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Jordan was a great captain! By gosh, by dern, he was going to find some fish for us. Nearly defeated, he found a spot at the end of our trip. He was kind enough to let us fish a bit longer than scheduled so we could pull in a few. Thank you!

    Macy C. with Jordan V. of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Coordinating this trip was a nightmare. I got passed around 3x. Lacking clear communication & response time. Would rather have used another service or booked directly with captain

    Connie K. with Craig H. of Beaufort, North Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    I enjoyed the trip and would like to go back out for grouper and mahi

    Leanna S. with Jordan V. of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip! Captain Chuck was terrific and really worked hard to ensure our 10 yo grandson had ax great time and even got him some fish. Highly recommended.

    James D. with Chuck B. of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Dave was amazing! We went to a few different spots and caught a good bit of fish. Youre guaranteed to have a great time out there!

    Adri P. with Dave W. of Wilmington, North Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Great time! Can't wait to go back.

    Kyle G. with Drew Z. of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Captain G is the man! We had a blast on our trip chasing reds on soft plastics and fly inshore, hammering flounder at G's secret spot, loading up on Spanish Mackerel at the jetties, running the beaches for cobia and catching bluefish and a 6' Blacktip Shark, and then running a few miles off to try our luck on some amberjack. This trip was a wild nonstop adventure and I came away amazed at the variety of fishing opportunities Captain G can line up at the drop of a hat. There was never a dull moment and G's setup is perfect for skinny water, zipping down the coast, and fishing open water offshore. His gear is top of the line and he was super quick to re-rig tackle when needed so we were keeping lines wet. 10/10 and can't wait to fish with G again sometime soon. -Jonathan with Captain Experiences

    Jonathan N. with Guion L. of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Capt Joe was the best captain we could ask for.. He put us right on the fish and was hitting almost not stop for the duration.. Highly-qualified and great personality ...

    Kevin L. with Joe C. of Wilmington, North Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    It was a great trip and the kids caught fish.

    David H. with Guion L. of Wilmington, North Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Daneil is an amazing captain. He made sure that we got a large variety of fishing experiences, we caught so many that we loss count of how many fishes were caught...we just had such an amazing day. My 17 yr old grandson slept nearly the whole way home. Highly recommend him

    Susan T. with Daniel G. of Atlantic Beach, North Carolina

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