Inshore & Nearshore Fishing Charters
Round up the friends & family and get ready for an experience that you can’t get any other way!
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 one of our 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 ECO-tour of the entire Cape Lookout area.
Why charter with Lookout Adventures?
The Lookout Adventures vessel is a large and roomy pilothouse version that can easily handle 6 guests in addition to her crew. The cockpit is very well protected from sea & spray, and much of the boat is shaded. There is ample seating for every single member of your party, and up front is a fully enclosed cuddy cabin where all your belongings, towels, cell phones, etc… can be safely stored with no chance of getting wet.
Most of the other charter fishing boats in our ‘class’ are open air, center console skiffs, often with a flat bottom and very little room for seating, etc… These boats are really only capable of carrying 2 or 3 guests comfortably, and any more than that will certainly stretch the limits of seating capacity, dry storage & guest comfort. Additionally, on this type of boat, you’ll most likely get wet as any spray from the boat will be carried by the wind across the boat, soaking the occupants and their gear. A trip on this type of boat will very likely leave you sunburned, sea-sprayed, tired, wet & worn out.
You’ll definitely appreciate the many advantages of our vessel from the minute you step on board for your charter, and as the day winds on, you’ll realize how nice it is to not be sunburned, sea-sprayed, tired, wet or worn out.
In addition, when you charter with Lookout Adventures, you’ll have both a captain and a mate.
The captain’s job is to concentrate solely on the safe navigation of the boat, and to put you in the best places to find and catch the most possible fish. And, the mate’s job is to concentrate on your group to help maximize the fishing experience by ensuring that rods are set up, bait is ready to go, and everything is properly rigged for a productive day of fishing.
>> Half Day Fishing Charter | $375.00 | 7:30am – 11:30am ~~ OR ~~ 12:30pm – 4:30pm
>> Full Day Fishing Charter | $695.00 | 8:30am – 4:30pm
>> COMBO-Day Package | $695.00 | 8:30am – 4:30pm
>> Sunset Shark Fishing | $495.00 | 5:30pm – 9:30pm
>> Pricing | Per trip | 6 passenger maximum
Prices above are for the entire boat, regardless of the number of passengers. We do not combine groups. The price will be the same regardless of how many are in your group, and you will have a completely private charter.
Tips are appreciated | Your Captain & Crew work hard to provide each group an excellent experience
What Anglers Should Bring
Frequently Asked Questions
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What’s in Season?
April: The fishing season starts with great action on bonito. You can catch these members of the tuna family, on light spinning and fly gear. Sight casting with small spoons or jigging near the bottom produces vicious strikes and then all you can do is hold on until the bonito stops its run…and they don’t give up until they are in the net. Also during April you can catch good size blues and gray trout.
May: As bonito season winds down and the waters heat up the Spanish mackerel show up in good numbers. Trolling along the beach with light tackle and sight casting to schools of fish is sure to catch you a nice bunch of fish. Also in later May, the flounder show up inshore, along with puppy drum.
June: One of the best months of the year, June is a prime mixed bag month. You can catch nice flounder and red drum inshore, using live bait and light tackle. Right off the beach, plenty of Spanish mackerel are waiting. A little further out, summer kings wait to test your angling skills. Usually we slow troll, waiting for the exciting sing of the reel as the fish pulls the line out.
July: Doormat flounder and large red drum inshore will keep you busy. More Spanish mackerel just off the beach and kings, mahi mahi, sailfish and more from 10 to 25 miles out.
August: Pretty much the same as July, inshore and near shore, plenty of fish.
September: The beginning of fall and fishing just gets better and better. Great flounder fishing, with red drum and trout plentiful inshore. While the mahi are headed for deeper water the kings are now bigger and closer to the beach. Spanish mackerel, the large size, can be caught slow trolling near the many Artificial Reefs in our area.
October: Often the best fishing month of the year! Best month for big flounder inshore. Plenty of red drum, speckled trout and gray trout to be had. The Spanish mackerel are leaving the area, but the false albacore and bonito make a nice appearance again. The king mackerel are bigger and just about everywhere.
November: This is speckled trout month inshore. Early in the month you can still catch nice flounder and red drum are around all month long. Near shore, you can catch albacore, bonito, and big kings.
December: Don’t overlook this month. The crowds have gone home, but the fish are here and hungry. Plenty of trout, red drum and black drum, tripletail and sheepshead abound inshore. Near shore, again you can catch albacore, bonito and big kings.
January, February and March: Granted these are slower fishing months, but when we can catch some nice weather, this is the best time to catch some really nice seabass and other bottom fish. You can find these tasty fish just off the beach at one of the many Artificial Reefs. Tackle is light spinning or bait casting gear, with bottom rigs and squid for bait.