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Sailfish Fishing Charters In North Carolina

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Recently Booked Sailfish Fishing Charters In North Carolina

Fishing in Wrightsville Beach

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Wrightsville Beach

Fishing Charter Special - 26’ C-Hawk

100% (2)
26 ft 1 - 4 People $$
Fishing in Wilmington

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Wilmington

Wilmington Mixed Bag

100% (1)
23 ft 1 - 4 People $
Fishing in Hatteras

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Hatteras

Gulf Stream Deep Run

100% (1)
48 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in Beaufort

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Beaufort

Offshore Trolling Trip

100% (1)
53 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in Carolina Beach

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Carolina Beach

NC Nearshore Gamefish Trip

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31 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in Carolina Beach

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Carolina Beach

NC Offshore Gamefish Trip

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31 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Most Popular Types of Sailfish 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 $$
Fishing in Wanchese
Fishing in Wanchese
Fishing in Wanchese
trip description for Offshore - 53' Custom in Wanchese

Those looking for the ultimate Outer Banks Offshore Fishing Charter experience should book a trip with Captain Mark and his Crew! Anglers, beginners or pros, can look forward to an entire day of adventure fishing 30 to 40 miles offshore out of OBX. Whether we are trolling, kite fishing or using the "green stick", the action is incredible. There is nothing like seeing a tuna come fully out of the water to whack that bait! On this trip, Captain you and Captain Mark will target Tuna, Mahi, Wahoo, and Billfish. A spacious 16’ cockpit is plenty of room for everyone on board plus we have a large transom fish box on board to store your catch. You’ll have all of the necessary amenities like a fully air-conditioned salon, wrap around couches, and a spotless restroom. The boat features high-quality sportfishing tech like Garmin GPS plotter, and a Furuno NavNet radar to better your Nags Head fishing charter experience. He'll have a Green Stick on board as well, it’s a big outrigger that uses a unique trolling method to catch some serious tuna. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Wanchese

Offshore - 53' Custom

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53 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in Atlantic Beach
Fishing in Atlantic Beach
Fishing in Atlantic Beach
trip description for Gulf Stream 10-Hour in Atlantic Beach

On this trip, you'll head deep offshore towards the Gulf Stream, a huge current that carries warm, rich water from the Gulf of Mexico all the way to Europe! There's no better place to hook up all kinds of pelagic fish, and Captain Bradley is the man for the job! On board his 35' Down East Cruiser, you'll be able to hook up some thrilling sportfish including Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, and White Marlin. Captain Bradley will provide you with all the necessary fishing equipment, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle, and will give you a quick rundown on the different types of fish that you might catch. As you venture deeper into the Gulf Stream, you'll be surrounded by the deep blue waters of the ocean, and the sun will shine down on you as you search for your next big catch. With Captain Bradley's guidance and expertise, you'll have a good chance of catching some fish and experiencing the thrill of reeling them in. Captain Bradley's 35' Down East Cruiser is a comfortable and spacious vessel, with plenty of room for you and your group to relax and enjoy the ride. You'll have access to a cabin with seating and a restroom, as well as a deck with ample space for fishing and taking in the stunning views of the open ocean. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a first-time fisherman, a fishing trip in the Gulf Stream with Captain Bradley is a thrilling and unforgettable experience that you won't want to miss! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Atlantic Beach

Gulf Stream 10-Hour

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35 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in Sealevel
Fishing in Sealevel
Fishing in Sealevel
trip description for Gulfstream Special in Sealevel

If you're looking for some exciting offshore fishing, complete with screaming reels and giant fish, you've come to the right place. Captain Justin's Gulfstream Special trip is a must for avid anglers looking to hook up on big-league sportfish, including species such as Tuna, Dorado, Marlin, and Sailfish. The Gulfstream is a major trans-Atlantic current that runs from the Gulf of Mexico all the way to Europe. It carries warm weather, rain, and tons of nutrients across the Atlantic. This combination of factors attract tons of bait, which in turn lure giant fish with the promise of a feeding frenzy. If you've never fished this unique and challenging underwater environment, there's no better opportunity. You'll employ a range of techniques and plenty of gear to catch these trophy species, and when one takes the bait—get ready for the fight of a lifetime! On the morning of the trip, you'll head out on Captain Justin's 27' ProLin center console. She's powered by twin 25-HP Suzuki engines, so you'll be out to the fishing grounds in a hurry. On the way, you'll troll for species such as Cobia and Mahi—both great fighters and delicious eating fish to boot! Once you're out deep in the blue, you'll troll at different depths to attract various species of fish. When a big Sailfish or Tuna whacks that bait, be ready! Captain Justin will be prepared with everything you need for a blue-ribbon day, including rods, reels, bait, tackle, and most importantly, his years of experience hunting champion pelagic predators. To make the most of your experience on the water, make sure to bring Polarized Sunglasses, Weather-Appropriate Clothing, Hat, and Sunscreen. Get ready to have a blast! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Sealevel

Gulfstream Special

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27 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in Manteo
Fishing in Manteo
Fishing in Manteo
trip description for Nearshore Adventure in Manteo

These trips are 7-8 hours and will find us venturing anywhere from 3-20 miles out of the inlet. We will be doing everything from live baiting and jigging the towers to trolling for faster game species. These trips target numerous species, Amberjack, Blackfin Tuna, Kingfish, Mahi and some possible Sailfish encounters. These are fun trips with lots of action and hard pulling fish on light tackle, some of my favorite trips. Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Manteo

Nearshore Adventure

NEW
28 ft 1 - 4 People $$
Fishing in Morehead City
Fishing in Morehead City
Fishing in Morehead City
trip description for Full Day Gulf Stream in Morehead City

On our full day trips we have the option of trolling for species such as mahi, wahoo, tuna, sailfish,blue marlin,king mackerel. OR bottom fishing for species such as grouper, snapper, trigger fish, seabass. Enjoy the day in the Bluewater! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Morehead City

Full Day Gulf Stream

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48 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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Everything to Know About Booking a North Carolina sailfish fishing charter

What are the best sailfish fishing charters in North Carolina?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 13 sailfish 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 Gulf Stream Deep Run guided by Mike.

Our guides in North Carolina are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2534 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 Sailfish charter in North Carolina are Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach and Sealevel.

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

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

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for sailfish in North Carolina as well as nearshore fishing.

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

How much do North Carolina sailfish fishing charters cost?

for sailfish in North Carolina prices can range anywhere from about $675 to $2,498, but the average price for a half day trip for sailfish in North Carolina is $438. The average price for a full day trip for sailfish in North Carolina is $1,663.

What month is best for sailfish fishing in North Carolina?

The most popular season for sailfish 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 sailfish and what are the bag limits for sailfish 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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Trip was great! Captain Michael and Eugene were wonderful and were all ready planning our trip for next year!

    Matthew K. with Mike W. of Hatteras, North Carolina

What's biting in North Carolina?

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