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 Island Hopping tour of the entire Cape Lookout area.

On your fishing charter we will be focusing on catching the most fish possible. The captain will draw on vast experience to be sure that you’re in the prime position to get in a fight! On full day trips, you can bring a lunch, or we can dock the boat at one of our many waterfront restaurants for a dine-in or take-out lunch. You do not need a fishing license as you will be covered under the boat’s blanket license!

On a full day trip, we can drop part of your party on a pristine, private beach, and then go fishing with the others, then return to pick up the beachcombers for a nice ride to the Lighthouse. The possibilities are endless, so call us to brainstorm your unique Cape Lookout Adventure. Half Day Trips are 4 hours. Full Day Trips are 8 hours.

Prices below are for the entire boat, regardless of the number of passengers. There is a 6 passenger maximum per trip and 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.

Half Day Fishing Charter | $475

7:00am – 11:00am | 11:30am – 3:30pm | 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Book AM | Book PM | Book Twilight

Full Day Fishing Charter | $800

7:00am – 3:00pm | 11:30am – 7:30pm

Book Early Full Day | Book Later Full Day

Full Combo-Day Adventure | $800

7:00am – 3:00pm | 11:30am – 7:30pm

Book Early Combo Trip | Book Later Combo Trip

Select Your Date

Pay the Deposit

Receive Email Confirmation

Enjoy Your Adventure!

What’s Provided

You are welcome to bring your own rod, reels and favorite lures or we will have some provided for your group to use. Fishing license, bait and tackle, ice for your catch & photos of your catch e-mailed to you for free.

What You Should Bring

A light jacket during the spring and fall and rain gear if the captain recommends. Sunscreen, a camera, food and drinks for the day, alcohol is fine in moderation, excitement and a little extra good luck never hurt 🙂

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.