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Fishing Charters

With more than 85 miles of enticing coastline, it's no wonder that water plays such an important role in our culture and activities. Whether you find your passion on a board, on a boat or under the waves, the Crystal Coast offers incredible opportunities to enjoy the H20 that surrounds you. Dive in!

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Dancin’ Outlaw Charters

Give Capt. Thomas Wood a call for an adventure of a lifetime! Or email him at [email protected]

605 Evans Street, Morehead City, NC 28557, USA

(252) 241-8346


Island Girl Charters

Island Girl fishing charters offers visitors to Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle along the Crystal Coast of North Carolina a wide variety of sport fishing charter adventures. Our charter boats take you to some of the best offshore gulf stream fishing all year round.

611 Evans Street, Morehead City, NC

(252) 725-4956


Carolina Traditions Guide Company

We are a family-friendly inshore fishing guide/charter service located near historic Beaufort, North Carolina. We are only a few short miles from Atlantic Beach, Morehead City, Emerald Isle and other destinations along the Crystal Coast.

Join us for a fun and adventurous, customizable fishing excursion. We specialize in light tackle and fly fishing. Focusing on a multitude of saltwater species. From sight fishing to surf fishing , near coastal, inshore and the the marshes of eastern North Carolina. Quality and modern equipment with top notch tackle and the hottest lures. Chasing a once in a lifetime experience with a world class fishery , Capt. Joe will put you on the fish!

Beaufort, NC, USA

(252) 342-2000


Beagle Sport Fishing Charters

Welcome to Beagle Sport Fishing Charters. If you’re looking for a Morehead City fishing charter, Atlantic Beach fishing charter or an Emerald Isle fishing charter, you’ve come to the right place. The Morehead City area charter fishing offers the finest in offshore deep sea fishing. We specialize in offshore gulf stream charters. We will nearly always be at least 40 miles offshore and if you’re going to ride that far on a fishing charter , you need a comfortable ride. A ride that will bring you home safely and comfortably if the weather changes for the worse. The 62ft Beagle was built and equipped to do just that. She can reach across a lot of seas other boats can’t. The Beagle is powered by twin 735 hp diesel engines. Made in USA Detroit, proven to be the worlds most reliable engines by over half a century of production. The salon is one of the largest, with cold air and heat, refrigerator, TV and microwave with soft comfortable seating.

520 Evans St, Morehead City, NC, United States

(252) 670-1080


Harkers Island Guide Service

Harkers Island Guide Service is a fishing charter on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. They’re a great option for your fishing adventures.

161 Jennifer Dr, Harker's Island, NC 28531

(252) 503-0676


Lookout Adventures

Don’t buy a boat, incur all the expenses, storage costs, fuel costs, fishing gear, fishing licenses, etc…!!

Simply give us a call & schedule your adventure. Reserve a Private Island Hopping Charter for an unrivaled Cape Lookout experience, book one of our Inshore/Nearshore Fishing Charters or Shark Fishing Charters, and spend a half-day or full-day fishing for the local species, or take advantage of our Combo-Day package, which gives you a half-day of fishing, combined with a half day personalized Island Hopping Adventure throughout the entire Cape Lookout area.

208 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC, United States

(252) 515-0356


Beaufort Charters

Experience the adventure of offshore or inshore sport fishing trips aboard the Sea Grappler fishing the beautiful waters off of the Crystal Coast.

101 Cedar St, Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 728-9086


Carolina Princess

The Carolina Princess has been a well known name around the Carolinas from the 1960’s to the present. From our first trip 47 years ago on the original Carolina Princess, to the current Carolina Princess, we have always been a premiere force in “Headboat” fishing by providing the very best in bottom and sport fishing with a flair that gives our fishing friends the utmost in service. From the time you talk to our office staff until you disembark the “Princess” you will be treated “just like family”. Our primary goal is to make sure your fishing experience with us is the most memorable and enjoyable day on the ocean that can be offered. Our knowledgeable and friendly boat crew will be there to help with anything you need while you are onboard.

604 Evans Street, Morehead City, NC 28557, United States

(252) 726-5479


Lone Wolf Sportfishing Charters

Lone Wolf Sport Fishing Charters is a for hire charter boat offering sport fishing charters, shark fishing adventures, as well as private waterway tours, and cruises. We specialize in near shore sport fishing adventures for a variety of species of fish. No experience is necessary, and custom trips and excursions are available. USCG licensed captain, and all safety equipment and licenses are provided. We are located at beautiful Town Creek Marina, 232 W Beaufort Rd. Beaufort, NC.

405A Mansfield Pkwy, Morehead City. NC 28557

(252) 515-2480


Energizer Sportfishing

Energizer Sportfishing is about experience. Experience that can give you the fishing adventure of a lifetime. We have fished the North Carolina waters for more than 35 years. We have fished from the Bahamas to Ocean City with lots of stories to tell. We fish for billfish, dolphin, wahoo and tuna.

3009 Tootle Rd, Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 726-2944


Breakday Charters

Captain Justin Ragsdale. Inshore/Nearshore charter fishing the beautiful Crystal Coast waters in and around Morehead City, NC.  22′ Tidewater bayboat with half tower and 23′ Dusky with full tower. We do it all: casting, trolling, jigging, bottomfishing. Top notch gear and modern electronics. From beginner to expert, all are welcome. From Marsh to Ocean, we have your fishing needs covered. “It’s your Breakday, Go Fish!”

Located on the causeway Atlantic Beach behind Freeman’s Tackle.

108 Atlantic Beach Causeway Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 732-0990|(252) 732-0990


Emerald Isle Adventures, Inc. | Fishing Charter & Pontoon Boat Rentals

Proud to be a family owned and operated business. Looking for things to do in Emerald Isle, NC ? Join Capt. Roy & Lisa Heverly for a good time on your outdoor adventure. Don’t forget so reserve your Family portraits!!!

6800 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594

(910) 538-2749


Hawk Charters

We specialize in providing you the personalized experience you want on the water.  Fishing, Diving, Sightseeing, and Marine Science.  Captain David Berrane is an AFS Certified Fisheries Professional, experienced diver, and fisheries biologist adhering to high ethical angling standards.  Call to let us know what you would like to do and book your cruise today.

101 Cedar St, Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 269-9694


WaterDog Guide Service

The North Carolina coast offers some of our nations most diverse fishing. From shallow water inshore fishing for redfish, cobia and false albacore in the ocean and excellent bottom fishing for grouper we offer one of the most versatile guiding platforms with two custom rigged boats. With experience and top-notch equipment, we are prepared to chase whatever is biting!

298 West Beaufort Road Beaufort, NC

(252) 728-7907|(252) 728-7907


Hunter Sportfishing

Hunter Sportfishing offers inshore and offshore fishing charters out of Morehead City, North Carolina. Head offshore for a full day of fishing for billfish, tuna, mahi, wahoo and more! Or take a half day fishing trip and be back at the dock before lunch time. Got something else in mind? Give us a call to learn about other options!

602 Evans St, Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 269-2718


Bogue Sound Adventures

The Bogue Sound is one of the primary enticing backdrops on the Crystal Coast. Bordering all of the coastal beach towns from Emerald Isle to Atlantic Beach, and serving as a popular portion of the Intracoastal Waterway that cruises through this coastal Carolina region, the Bogue Sound is arguably the most popular – and the most visited – sound along the entirety of the Crystal Coast.

510 W Marina Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28954

(252) 422-7873


Chasin’ Tails Outdoors Charters

We have the best Captains from this area that range from Backwater knowledge to the Blue Waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

From the inlet to the Backwaters and Creeks. Fish in these areas for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Gray Trout, Flounder, Spanish, Bluefish, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Sea Mullet, Spots, Sharks, Croakers and Hogfish.

King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Dolphin, Sailfish, Amberjacks, Cobia, Flounder, Black Sea Bass, Grouper, Snappers, Spadefish, Bonita and Little Tunny.

Offshore Bottom Fishing for Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, Black Sea Bass, Flounder, Triggerfish

Only in July through September. Fish Ranging from 40lb up to 100lb Fish of a lifetime.

709 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512, USA

(252) 240-3474


Captain Bates Guide Service

Eastern North Carolina’s premier fly fishing guide service. Depending on the season, we tailor our trips to ensure customers have the highest likelihood of catching fish. Whether you are looking for your first Trophy Drum, want to fish for sharks at night or just want a fun day learning from the best fisherman, we will make it happen! Our head guide, Andy Bates, is one of the region’s top guides and has decades of experience. If you want to go fishing in NC, we would love to be your guide! Our charter fishing adventure features sight fishing, fly fishing, and light tackle excitement for the whole family. From November to February Captain Bates specializes in guided trophy sea duck hunts on the open water of the Pamlico Sound and Neuse River of North Carolina. Enjoy beautiful sunrises over the water while hunting ducks like Black Scoter, Surf Scoter, Blue Bills and more! Captain Bates trips feature hunting from the roomy and comfortable float blind or the adrenaline-pumping “in your face action” of the Core Sound Layout boats!! Whether you’re looking for a trophy bird for your wall, or want to experience the thrill of open water hunting, the Crystal Coast of North Carolina is the place to be!

108 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC, USA

(252) 888-4868


Procastinator Sportfishing

Full day offshore trolling and vertical jigging trips ensure a day full of action and variety.  Mix the day up with trolling for Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo and Billfish, then top the cooler off with some of the best eating fish in the ocean such as Grouper, Snappers, Giant Trigger Fish, Amberjack, Cobia, African Pompano and too many other species to even list!

508 Island Dr, Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 838-1228


Liquid Fire Sportfishing

Your Liquid Fire Sportfishing guide will be Captain Josh Henderson.

Captain Josh Henderson has been fishing along the coast of North Carolina since 2002. What started as fishing for fun along the various piers quickly transitioned into chasing King Mackerel during 20+ tournaments a year, all over the Southeastern United States, as part of the Liquid Fire Fishing Team. With over 15 years of experience, fishing from Cape Hatteras, NC to Key West, FL to Port Fourchon, LA, Captain Josh has learned many different techniques to be even more effective on our coast.

Book your next charter and let Captain Josh show you the wonderful fishing that the Crystal Coast has to offer.

Captain Josh has a USCG 50 Ton Master License. All safety equipment will be provided on your trip.

114 Town Creek Dr, Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 723-1113


Fish Finder Charters

Capt. Joe Shute’s 17′ Mitzi flats boat is ideal for fishing the shallow-water flats for fish such as red drum and speckled trout. The Mitzi’s forward casting deck offers plenty of room for casters. With a 6′ beam, the Mitzi is very stable while running to and from along with providing ample room while fishing. Equipped with a Suzuki 4-stroke 50 hp outboard, she can get from place to place with speed and comfort. A shallow draft and almost no hull slap noise will allow you to get very close to those tailing reds that hide in less than 12 inches of water.

601-1 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC, United States

(252) 240-2744


Diamond Girl Charters

She is equipped with the best of everything, including 2 SeaKeeper gyro stabilizers that will insure you have the most pleasant day of offshore fishing. She is plush and extremely spacious in the very comfortable interior and in the cockpit with mezzanine seating for you and your guests. 

517 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 256-2019


Hook’d Up Guide Service

Hook’d Up Guide Service offers a complete line of fishing vessels from inshore flats fishing to blue water offshore boats. We offer charters for corporate trips, groups, multi-boats, families and individuals. Run by Captain Robert “Stick” Sandlin. You can reach us by email at [email protected].

1535 Island Road, Harkers Island, NC 28531, United States

(252) 728-7828


Fraid Knot Adventures

Our mission is to provide a quality adventure that truly allows our customers to experience the people, places and things that have made Beaufort “America’s Coolest Small Town”. Our trips are designed to be informative, adventurous and most of all fun! Surrounded by water, Beaufort makes a great launching place for your trip. From the water you will see the Rachel Carson Reserve which include: Horse Island, Carrot Island, Town Marsh, Bird Shoal, and Middle Marshes.

We offer a 15% military discount on our 2 1/2-hour fishing trip and our sunset/anytime cruises.

133 Middle Lane, Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 732-5748


Capt. Rob Pasfield

Fish aboard “Last Cast” a customized Jones Brothers Cape Fisherman (sailing from Harkers Island Fishing Center).

1002 Island Road, Harkers Island, NC, USA

(252) 728-3907


Twin Fin Fishing Charters

Sport Fishing At Its Finest

Join us for your sport fishing trip on the “Twin Fin”, a 55 foot Buddy Harris offshore fishing boat. With plenty of space, power, and amenities, she is ready for your water adventure!

Charter the Twin Fin for a Full Day Trip to fish the Gulf Stream for Wahoo, Dolphin, Tuna, Sailfish, Marlin, etc. The cost is $1700.

We offer Half Day trips to fish along the beach for Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish. The cost is $600.

For both options, we provide the boat gas, all fishing supplies and equipment, an expert captain/fisherman, and any needed instruction.

All you have to bring is something to drink and something to eat and we take care of the rest.

Families with or without children are always welcome.

677 Evans St Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 241-9133


Mount Maker Charters

Mount Maker Charters offers inshore and offshore fishing charters year-round for the whole Family!

709 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 342-0464


Sunrise II Fishing Charters

Captain Daniel Brisson is starting his second season at the helm of the Sunrise II, but the 38 foot custom fishing vessel is no novice to the waters around Morehead.  Captain Bobby Freeman founded Sunrise Charters and is a fishing legend in Morehead.  After working together, Captain Daniel Brisson bought the business and the Sunrise II from Captain Bobby upon his retirement.  Captain Daniel continues Bobby’s legacy and combines his own knowledge of the area to put his customers on the fish.

Captain Daniel grew up fishing these waters with his grandfather and his passion for it led him to buy Sunrise Fishing Charters. He specializes in bottom fishing with deep drop electric reels for snapper, grouper, black sea bass, triggerfish and tilefish. He also trolls for wahoo, tuna and mahi mahi and jigs for cobia, tuna, jack and grouper. Day or nighttime swordfishing is also available. It doesn’t matter what level of fisherman you are, Captain Daniel will ensure you have a fantastic time.  Groups ranging from families to seasoned fisherman are welcome and no matter what, Captain Daniel will put you on the fish!

221 Smith Street, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512, United States

(919) 440-4073


Down East Guide Services, Inc.

Professional Guides, Great Boats and Vacation Planning [email protected]

1907 Paulette Rd., Morehead City, NC 28557, United States

(252) 671-3474


Carolina Traditions Fishing Charters

We have been fishing from Discovery Diving Center in Beaufort, North Carolina for the past three summers. Capt. Gray has been navigating these waters since he graduated college in 2010. When he is not charter fishing, he is spending time on the water with his first mate, golden retriever Sailor, and his skipper, 2 year old son, Bradley. Capt. Gray is from a local Beaufort family dating back to the very beginning of Beaufort (almost 300 years!).

Our family loves to fish. Spending time on the water brings us closer together. We want to share our love of the water, fishing, and down east North Carolina with you and your family. Come catch a fish and learn some history.

414 Orange Street, Beaufort, NC 28516, United States

(252) 515-2876


Pirates Life 4 Us Fishing Charters

Guiding Inshore charters near Swansboro, Emerald Isle, Atlantic Beach, Morehead City, Beaufort, Bogue Sound

Fishing For: Inshore Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Red Drum, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Black Drum
Services include: Inshore charter fishing, Eco-Tours, Island Excursions, Pirate Themed Birthday Adventure Parties for Kids

1/2 Day and Full Day charters available
Licensed USCG Captain, Fully insured and CPR Certified

Additional information can be found on the website and Facebook page.

Emerald Isle, NC, USA

(919) 285-9072


Crystal Coast Adventures

Crystal Coast Adventures specializes in flyfishing and light tackle guided charters as well as cruising and sightseeing in the Cape Lookout, Emerald Isle, Morehead City, Beaufort, Atlantic Beach, and Harkers Island areas of North Carolina. We offer a unique variety of services utilizing two boats (18ft Maverick Master Angler & 24ft Hydra Sports CC) for Red Drum on flats, inshore and offshore fishing.

515 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28594, United States

(919) 414-2452


Carolina Lady Charters

We offer full and half day fishing charters, as well as eco-tours and sight-seeing tours. Our excursions can be tailored for family, small groups and corporate events. We specialize in Inshore and Offshore fishing, with either live bait, trolling dead bait, or lures (which ever is working best at the time of your trip).

909 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 725-0570


Fly-n-High Charters

Come fishing off the coast of NC with Captain Travis Brown! Our big boat, Fly-N-High, is a 27′ Edge Water and perfect for trolling near the shore for Spanish Mackerel, Blues, and more or head off shore to where the big fish play. For a more relaxing trip in the calmer back waters of Swansboro, charter Fly-N-Low, our 19′ Carolina Skiff for clamming, crabbing, fishing, and flounder gigging

4531 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557

(336) 978-3984


Pelagic Sport Fishing Charters

Capt Mike has been fishing the waters off Atlantic Beach and Hatteras since 1987. He will do all that is possible to make your fishing day productive and fun for lasting memories. If you are looking for a memorable and fun filled fishing experience along the Crystal Coast and will be visiting the Morehead City, Emerald Isle, Beaufort, or Pine Knoll Shores area, then Pelagic is the boat for you!

400 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 904-3361


Atlantis Charters

The Atlantis IV is the most comfortable way to dive in North Carolina! “Once you go ‘pink’, you don’t go back!”

908 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512, United States

(252) 728-6244


Fin-S Charters

Fin-S Charters offers fishing charters in Morehead City, North Carolina. Based in the heart of the Crystal Coast we accommodate trips from Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle and Beaufort. With all of this pristine coastline and using multiple boats we can put you on the fish. Besides fishing the crystal coast offers great scenic trips looking for wild ponies and dolphin. Whether you want to enjoy a day with the family or a day fishing hard… Fin-S Charters has you covered! Rates start at $375.

709 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 241-3590


Critter Gitter Fishing Charters

Captain Scott Garris has been running charters and commercial fishing on the Crystal Coast for over 20 years. Catch Spanish, King Mackerel, Snapper, Grouper, Sea Bass, Wahoo, Dolphin, Bill Fish & Tuna!

106 Cedar Point Blvd, Cedar Point, NC

(252) 646-6743


James Joyce II

Discover the next dimension of sport-fishing with the fast and comfortable choice, the James Joyce II. This fishing charter is located in Morehead City, NC!

208 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 917-0445


Salty Dog Charters

Atlantic Beach fishing charter Salty Dog Charters offers fishing trips on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. Let US Coast Guard-certified Captain Troy Pate guide you to the best locations to catch marlin, sailfish, dolphin, wahoo, tuna and mackerel. Salty Dog Charters provides full day fishing charters, 3/4 day fishing charters, half day fishing charters and so much more. Whether you are looking for inshore or offshore fishing, we have the fishing trip for you. Just minutes from Emerald Isle, Morehead City, Beaufort and surrounding areas, fishing with Salty Dog Charters is the experience of a lifetime!

416 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 917-0445


Nancy Lee Fishing Charters

The Nancy Lee Fishing Charters with Captain Lee Manning features the 45-foot Nancy Lee III and the 52-foot Nancy Lee V which are docked at the Nancy Lee Fishing Center located “between the bridges” in Swansboro, NC. The Nancy Lee Fishing Charters are designed to meet your group or individual needs. Headboat pricing (per person) and accessibility for larger private groups is available. Deep sea trolling, bottom fishing or perhaps its just a waterway or dolphin watch cruise, you’ll be glad you chose the Nancy Lee Fishing Charters!

128 E Corbett Ave, Emerald Isle, NC 28594, United States

(910) 326-4304


Crystal Coast Boat Charters and Rentals

Crystal Coast Boat Charters and Rentals was established to offer visitors to the Crystal Coast the chance to be a local for a day.  During a full service charter or rental, we strive to ensure that visitors to the area enjoy a fun filled day on the water, visiting islands and trying out exciting water sports equipment.  Our local guide who is knowledgeable about the changing shoals and tides of local waters will ensure that you and your family and friends are safe while enjoying all there is to offer on the Intracoastal Waterway.  We can help you create a custom tour or plan a special celebration.  The possibilities are endless– you may even see a pirate or find buried treasure! We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service, and have developed great relationships with long-standing clients because of it. Come see for yourself what makes our boat charters and rentals different from the rest.

6800 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594

(910) 431-6190


Salt Air Ventures

Based out of Morehead City, Salt Air Ventures is your go-to for outdoor adventures! Whether you want to hook the fish of a lifetime or are looking for the best duck hunt ever, give us a call.

Morehead City, NC

(252) 725-1725


Chasin’ Tails Outdoors Charters

Come Fish With Us!

We have the best Captains from this area that range from Backwater knowledge to the Blue Waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Call 252-240-FISH (3474) or email [email protected] to book a Charter today.

We offer:

Half Day Inshore
Full Day Inshore
Half Day Ocean
Full Day Ocean
Gulf Stream Trips

709 Atlantic Beach Caseway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

(252) 240-3474


Family Time Fishing Charters

Your next North Carolina Charter Fishing trip should be with an experienced guide. Captain Justin Hill is a fishing guide with year round experience fishing the local waters of Eastern North Carolina for a variety of offshore and nearshore fish.

2400 Lennoxville Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516

(336) 345-7369


Lady Faye Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Captain Bobby Ballou Sr. & Captain Bobby Ballou Jr. have 75+ years combined local fishing experience!

513 Evans St, Morehead City, NC 28557

(252) 269-9713


Yellowfin Sport Fishing

While you’ll find Yellowfin is comfortable and well equipped with all the comforts you expect, you’ll also quickly realize that she was designed & built to fish, and as the day goes on, you’ll see how that makes all the difference.

Far from a production line boat, Yellowfin was built by Buddy Cannady, a master craftsman who apprenticed for many years with legendary boat building pioneer Omie Tillett.

501 Evans Street, Morehead City, NC 28557, United States

(252) 772-9159