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Cobia Fishing Charters In North Carolina

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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 Wilmington

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Wilmington

Wilmington Mixed Bag

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23 ft 1 - 4 People From $425
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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 Frisco

Inshore Fishing Charter in Frisco

Outer Banks Inshore Adventure

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27 ft 1 - 6 People From $500
Fishing in Wrightsville Beach

Inshore Fishing Charter in Wrightsville Beach

Inshore Nearshore Fishing

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23 ft 1 - 4 People From $550
Fishing in Hatteras

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Hatteras

Hatteras Island Inshore Adventure

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25 ft 1 - 4 People From $500

Most Popular Types of Cobia Trips in North Carolina

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Fishing in Wrightsville Beach
Fishing in Wrightsville Beach
Fishing in Wrightsville Beach
trip description for Full Day Offshore - 26' Maycraft in Wrightsville Beach

Looking for a deep-sea fishing excursion out of Wrightsville Beach, NC? Book a full day offshore charter trip and get ready to experience some of the best sportfishing that the Carolinas have to offer! A full-day trip with Captain Chuck will get you at least 30 miles out, where you can catch just about anything! Your target fish will consist of Gag Grouper on the reefs and rocks, Cobia in the nearshore water, and Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, and Sailfish once you're far out there. To draw bites from all of these different species, you'll use different techniques including bottomfishing, trolling, and drift fishing. This variety is perfect for full-day trips, because you can take a breather in between fighting trophy fish, while bringing home a bunch of different keepers. Captain Chuck operates a 26' Maycraft center console, which is a very versatile vessel made to handle anything from inshore to offshore. She's powered by a 300-HP Yamaha outboard, so you'll have no trouble getting out to the best fishing grounds. She also features a ton of additional gear and amenities to enhance your trip, including trolling gear, live well for your bait, GPS and depth-finders, plus and an icebox to keep your drinks and food cool throughout the day. Captain Chuck will supply everything you need for a top-tier day, including all the rods, reels, and tackle. Bring some sunscreen and a pair of polarized sunglasses, and ready for a fishing adventure like none other! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Wrightsville Beach

Full Day Offshore - 26' Maycraft

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26 ft 1 - 4 People From $1,000
Fishing in Hatteras
Fishing in Hatteras
Fishing in Hatteras
trip description for Hatteras Inshore Experience in Hatteras

Whether you’re a seasoned fishing veteran or just looking for a fun adventure during a vacation, Captain Cam has got you covered! Aboard his 25' Custom Carolina he offers premier fishing experiences for both families and experienced fishing enthusiasts! He has a rich fishing pedigree and well over a decade of experience fishing the waters of the Outer Banks of NC. These half day trips run from 7am - 11am or 12pm - 4pm. Both bites are great it just depends on the time of year, and how early you want to get up!! His boat The Tradition is 25-foot Custom Carolina Ricky Scarborough. Powered by a 2018 Suzuki 250 four-stroke outboard motor. Equipment includes the latest in Garmin Electronics as well as a Fusion Marine Audio system. Most importantly all his charters are outfitted with the finest in Penn Fishing Products. The Custom Carolina Style Boat offers a great fishing platform for the Outer Banks, NC. The boat is outfitted with a custom tower designed specifically for Red Drum and Cobia. The high bow allows for fishing in the Atlantic Ocean while the Porta Bracket allows the Tradition to access the shallow waters of the Pamlico Sound. Overall, this boat is perfect for fishing in Hatteras, NC! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Hatteras

Hatteras Inshore Experience

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25 ft 1 - 5 People From $500
Fishing in Wanchese
Fishing in Wanchese
Fishing in Wanchese
trip description for OBX Nearshore Adventure in Wanchese

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

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25 ft 1 - 5 People From $525
Fishing in Morehead City
Fishing in Morehead City
Fishing in Morehead City
trip description for 1/2 day inshore in Morehead City

Get ready to explore the inshore and nearshore waters off of Morehead City, NC with Captain Jeffrey! This trip is perfect for those looking to tackle a wide variety of species, from classic North Carolina inshore sportfish such as Redfish and Spotted Trout, alongside hard-fighting nearshore fish such as Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, and Striped Bass. This trip will focus on trolling for fast, predatory fish, and when they take that bait, get ready for the fight of your life! Captain Jeffrey knows how to put you where the fish are, but once that rod is out of the rod holder and 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 24' Carolina Skiff—a great type of boat for fishing everything from flats to estuaries to nearshore structure. It's powered by a 200 HP Suzuki engine, so you'll be on the fish in no time at all. Captain Jeffrey 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

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Morehead City

1/2 Day Inshore

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $500
Fishing in Morehead City
Fishing in Morehead City
Fishing in Morehead City
trip description for Morehead City Cobia Hunt in Morehead City

Get ready to chase down one of the Atlantic's tastiest and most exciting gamefish in the blue waters off of Morehead City, NC with Captain Jeffrey. Cobia are widely known for their stubborn fighting ability and are a challenge for any angler, no matter how experienced. Cobia often fly solo, so you'll be on the lookout as you troll the nearshore waters off the coast. Once a fish is spotted, it's time to practice your sightcasting, dropping large lures and baits near the fish to attract them. Once a fish is on, get ready! These fish are no joke, and once the rod is in your hands, it's all you. You'll get off the dock aboard your guide's 24' Carolina Skiff—a great type of boat for fishing everything from flats to estuaries to nearshore structure. It's powered by a 200 HP Suzuki engine, so you'll be on the fish in no time at all. Captain Jeffrey 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

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Morehead City

Morehead City Cobia Hunt

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $500
Fishing in Beaufort
Fishing in Beaufort
Fishing in Beaufort
trip description for Harker's Island Charter in Beaufort

If you ever needed a reason to get out and explore the beautiful water and amazing fishing off of Harker's Island, NC, this is it. Captain Jason has fished this area for his whole life, and knows how to create a perfect fishing experience for every type of angler, from veteran fish-fighters to families with kids. On this trip, you'll go after all the North Carolina sportfish, including Redfish, Black Drum, Spotted Seatrout, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Black Seabass, Flounder, Sharks, Bluefish, and Bonito. Suffice to say that if it swims, Captain Jason will help you hook it. You'll get off the dock aboard Captain Jason's 22' Kencraft Bayrider skiff, powered by an ultra-reliable Yamaha 150 HP four-stroke engine. Because this is an inshore/nearshore trip, you can expect to be on the fish fast, so be prepared to start fighting quick! Many of the species you'll be targeting are widely known for their fighting abilities, so make sure to bring your A-game. Captain Jason will bring everything else, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. To maximize your experience on the water, please remember sunscreen, proper clothing, and a pair of polarized sunglasses to help you hone in on fish. Get ready for a great trip! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Beaufort

Harker's Island Charter

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22 ft 1 - 4 People From $450
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Everything to Know About Booking a North Carolina cobia fishing charter

What are the best cobia fishing charters in North Carolina?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 27 cobia trips in North Carolina, and the most popular trips in the area are Fishing Charter Special - 26’ C-Hawk guided by Jordan, Wilmington Mixed Bag guided by Dave, and Outer Banks Inshore Adventure guided by Joey.

Our guides in North Carolina are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2702 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.

The most popular cities to book a Cobia charter in North Carolina are Hatteras, Wrightsville Beach and Morehead City.

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

What types of cobia fishing charters are common in North Carolina?

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

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

How much do North Carolina cobia fishing charters cost?

for cobia in North Carolina prices can range anywhere from about $500 to $1,100, but the average price for a half day trip for cobia in North Carolina is $535. The average price for a full day trip for cobia in North Carolina is $943.

What month is best for cobia fishing in North Carolina?

The most popular season for cobia fishing in North Carolina is summer, and most anglers book their trips 14 days in advance.

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

You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in North Carolina don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. See here for more information on bag limits and fishing season regulations in North Carolina.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

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