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Kitty Hawk can be considered the fishing capital of North Carolina as it's home to a variety of exotic fish and a large fishing charter fleet.
Local fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in Redfish, Bluefish, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, and many more.Show all fishing charters
If you’re wondering where to cast a line near Kitty Hawk 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.
There are a variety of options for your next fishing trip near Kitty Hawk. These waters are filled with Redfish, Bluefish, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, and many more.
Inshore fishing trips are good for families with kids, couples, and small groups of friends.Show all inshore fishing charters
$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.
$200 is the lowest price for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Kitty Hawk.
There are about 41 fishing guides in Kitty Hawk and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Kitty Hawk.Check rates & availability
The best time to go inshore fishing in Kitty Hawk are considered to be June, July and August.
While it might be famous for its inshore fishing trips, Kitty Hawk offshore fishing charters have plenty to offer offshore anglers.
Kitty Hawk fishing charters will put you on Cobia, Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Amberjack, 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.Show all offshore fishing charters
$682 is the average base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.
$350 is the lowest price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Kitty Hawk found on our platform.
There are about 29 fishing guides in Kitty Hawk and nearby cities. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.
Tip: It’s better to take a 6-hour or 8-hour offshore fishing trip for the best fishing experience. Offshore fishing spots are away from the coast, so you will need some time to get there.
Standard tips are 15-20% of the price you paid for your charter if the crew did a good job.Check rates & availability
The best time to go offshore fishing in Kitty Hawk are considered to be June, July and August.
Kitty Hawk family fishing charters provide young and novice anglers an opportunity to experience the day on the water. Help your children catch their first fish, a memory that will last a lifetime. Your Captain will show you how to bait a hook and catch different species of fish.
Inshore fishing takes place in calm waters like bays and creeks. Inshore waters offer consistent year-round fishing through seasonal changes.
If you are planning a vacation to Kitty Hawk, take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing charter. Your children will learn more about fish and won’t feel exhausted after a quick adventure.
On average, the base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional person. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.Check rates & availability
A wide variety of sharks are found in the waters near Kitty Hawk, making it a perfect destination for shark fishing. Kitty Hawk shark fishing charters are an excellent option for anglers looking for an actionable and affordable fishing trip.
Depending on the season, Kitty Hawk shark fishing charters will help you to target Blacktip Shark, Scalloped Hammerhead Shark, and many more.
Note: some shark species are considered prohibited in North Carolina and cannot be kept as a trophy. These sharks have to be released. Fishing charter Captains will help you with shark identification.
Sharks inhabit inshore, nearshore, and offshore waters. Shallows are a playground for juveniles, while deep waters are home to adult sharks.
Fresh bait is used for shark fishing. Live or dead bait may include Mullet, Ladyfish, Bonita, and Blue Runner. Fishing charter will prepare the correct bait for your shark fishing trip.
On average, the base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter is $522 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional guest. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.
There are more than 13 fishing companies in Kitty Hawk and nearby cities. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.Check rates & availability
You can catch sharks all year round. The months of March and October could be considered as the best time for shark fishing in Kitty Hawk.
Tarpon fishing is one of the most thrilling fishing experiences you can have in Kitty Hawk. Local fishing guides can help you to target Tarpon. They will show you all the productive spots and fishing methods.
Tarpon can be found in inshore waters, sallows, and bays. The go-to bait for Tarpon fishing would be shrimps, pinfish, mullet, and crabs.
Note: Tarpon are a catch-and-release-only species. Also, you can’t lift a 40+ inch Tarpon out of the water. So be careful with a fish, take a few photos, and release your catch.
On average, the base price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter is $580 for 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50.
In Kitty Hawk and nearby cities, there are about 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing.Check rates & availability
Late spring and summer are the best seasons to go after Tarpon in Kitty Hawk waters. The best months to catch Tarpon are September, August, and July.
Most trips are all-inclusive. You will have everything you need for a fishing trip: rods, reels, tackle, lures, and cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean anything that you catch.
Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. It covers all the anglers on the boat.
An offshore fishing charter has to have a federal permit to fish in the federal waters.
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.
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 cancellation deadline is usually 2-14 days before your trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.
Fishing charters launch from marinas or public boat ramps. Popular meeting points near Kitty Hawk are: