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Fishing charters in Atlantic Beach, NC

Top 4 fishing charters in Atlantic Beach, NC

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Atlantic Beach fishing charters have easy access to backwater and deep sea fishing grounds.

Atlantic Beach fishing charters will put you on Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Bluefish, Mahi Mahi, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Atlantic Beach

If you’re wondering where to cast a line near Atlantic Beach to make the most of the inshore fishing, you’ll find there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets. From the fishing on the flats to the Founder gigging, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and budgets.

Depending on the season, you can catch Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Cobia, Redfish, and many more.

Inshore fishing trips are good for families with kids, couples, and small groups of friends.

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Inshore fishing trip prices

$465 is the average price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip and 2 people. Add $50 for an each additional person. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

The cheapest 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Atlantic Beach found on our platform costs $200 for 2 anglers.

There are more than 41 fishing companies in Atlantic Beach and nearby cities. You will have a variety of choices for your next fishing getaway.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best time to go inshore fishing in Atlantic Beach are considered to be July, June and September.

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Offshore fishing charters in Atlantic Beach

Atlantic Beach offers some of the best offshore fishing in the country. With knowledgeable guides, you'll be sure to have a great time.

There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near Atlantic Beach. Local waters a playground for King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Black Sea Bass, and many more.

Offshore fishing trips are good for experienced anglers, groups for friends, and those who want to reel in a bigger catch. Be ready to travel into the federal waters miles off the coast.

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Offshore fishing trip prices

On average, the price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip is $770 for 2 people. An extra angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

$595 is the lowest price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Atlantic Beach.

There are more than 29 fishing companies in Atlantic Beach and nearby cities. So you'll have plenty of options to find your next fishing break.

Keep in mind that it takes time to get to the best offshore fishing spots. It’s better to take a 6-hour offshore fishing trip if you want more fishing action.

Standard tips are 15-20% of the price you paid for your charter if the crew did a good job.

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Best time for offshore fishing

July, June and September will be your next best months for offshore fishing in Atlantic Beach.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Atlantic Beach

Getting kids on the water for a family-friendly fishing trip is a great way to spend your time in Atlantic Beach. Your family can learn various fishing techniques and catch different species of fish.

Inshore fishing could be your next choice if you prefer to be close to land and away from the wild seas. If an unexpected weather change comes along with inshore fishing, getting to safety is generally minutes away.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Take a short half-day inshore fishing trip. Your children will learn more about fish and won’t feel exhausted after a quick adventure.

$436 is the average price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip and 2 guests. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

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Shark fishing charters in Atlantic Beach

Sharks are one of the most famous game fish in the waters of Atlantic Beach. Atlantic Beach shark fishing charters have vast experience in targeting different shark species.

Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, and Scalloped Hammerhead Shark could be your next catch.

Note: not all shark species can be caught or landed in North Carolina. Some species are considered prohibited. These sharks have to be released. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.

Coastal, shelf, and island waters are home to various species of sharks. Depending on the size, sharks could be found from the shallow grounds to the offshore waters.

The best bait for shark fishing is any fresh bloody fish. Live bait for shark fishing consists of Ladyfish, Mullet, Little Tunny, and Blue Runner. Fishing charters prepare the best bait depending on the targeted shark species.

Shark fishing trip prices

$522 is the average base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional person. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

In Atlantic Beach and nearby cities, there are about 13 shark fishing charters. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in Atlantic Beach.

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Best time for shark fishing in Atlantic Beach

Sharks are active all year round. March through October is the best time for shark fishing in Atlantic Beach.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Atlantic Beach

Tarpon is a game fish that attracts anglers from all over the world. Many local charters specialize in putting anglers on Tarpon. They will provide you with the best bait and show you all the productive spots.

Tarpon are primarily found in coastal waters, bays, and shallows. Pinfish, mullet, and crabs are the go-to bait for Tarpon fishing.

Note: Tarpon fishing is catch-and-release-only. Tarpon over 40 inches must remain in the water. So be very delicate with your trophy, take a few photos, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

$580 is the average base price for a private 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional person.

In Atlantic Beach and nearby cities, there are about 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Atlantic Beach

The best seasons for Tarpon fishing in Atlantic Beach are spring and summer. The peak months for Tarpon fishing are September, August, and July.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide everything you need for a fishing trip: tackle, rods, reels, bait, and a cooler with ice. Usually, catch cleaning is free of charge.

The trip price includes a saltwater fishing license. This license covers all the people on the vessel.

A Fishing charter has to have a federal permit if you are planning to fish in the federal waters.

What to bring on a fishing charter trip?

Depending on the weather, Captains recommend bringing sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, long sleeve shirt, hat, windbreaker, waterproof jacket, waterproof pans, appropriate non-skid footwear, gloves, your medicines, bug bite cream, sanitizer, drinks, and snacks.

Bring your freshwater license if you are planning to fish in the freshwater.

Some Captains don’t recommend bringing spray sunscreen, liquor, weapons, fireworks, and inappropriate footwear.

How to book a fishing charter trip?

You can make a reservation with a 10-30% deposit.

The remaining balance has to be paid directly to the Captain on the day of your trip or upon arrival.

The deposit could be refunded if you cancel the trip before the cancellation deadline. The average free cancellation deadline is 2-14 days before the trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Atlantic Beach?

Popular public boat ramps and marinas near Atlantic Beach are:

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