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Whether you are planning an inshore fishing trip or a reef fishing, you’ll easily find a fishing charter in Manteo.
Redfish, Bluefish, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, and Mahi Mahi can be your next trophy.Show all fishing charters
Inshore fishing is one of Manteo's key attractions. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for an experience of a lifetime.
Redfish, Bluefish, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, and Redfish can be your next catch.
Inshore fishing trips are very popular with families, couples, and small groups of friends.Show all inshore fishing charters
On average, the base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter is $465 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for an each additional person. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.
The most affordable rates start at $200 for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip near Manteo.
There are more than 41 fishing companies in Manteo and nearby cities. So you'll have plenty of options to find your next fishing break.Check rates & availability
June, July and August are the best months for inshore fishing near Manteo.
Manteo offshore fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds in the open water: from nearshore reef fishing to offshore fishing at the Continental Shelf.
Depending on the season, you can catch 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
$770 is the average base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for an each additional person. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.
The cheapest rates start at $595 for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip near Manteo.
There are about 29 fishing guides in Manteo and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing trip in Manteo.
Tip: It takes some time to get to the offshore fishing spots. So it’s better to take a 6-hour or 8-hour offshore fishing trip for the best fishing experience.
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 Manteo are considered to be June, July and August.
Manteo family fishing charters provide young and novice anglers an opportunity to experience the day on the water. Local Captains will educate you and your family on how to use the tackle and catch various fish species.
If you choose to be away from the rough seas and stay close to the shore, inshore fishing could be your next choice. Inshore waters offer consistent year-round fishing through seasonal changes.
A half-day inshore fishing trip is a perfect trip for a family. Your family won’t get tired during a short outing.
On average, the base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. An extra guest fee is $50. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.Check rates & availability
A wide variety of sharks are found in the waters near Manteo, making it a perfect destination for anglers who want to catch game fish. Manteo shark fishing charters provide safe and fun adventures for anglers looking to try their hands at shark fishing.
There are plenty of options for your next shark fishing trip near Manteo. These waters are home to Blacktip Shark, Scalloped Hammerhead Shark, and many more.
Note: you can keep certain North Carolina shark species, but most sharks are off-limits for harvesting. These sharks have to be released. Fishing charter Captains will help you with shark identification.
Sharks inhabit tropical to subtropical coastal, shelf, and inland waters. Juveniles are typically found in shallow water, while adults are located at greater depths.
Oily and bloody bait is the best bet for appealing to sharks. Ladyfish, Bonita, Mullet, and Blue Runner are the go-to bait for shark fishing. Fishing charters prepare the best bait depending on the targeted shark species.
$522 is the average price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip and 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional guest. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.
There are more than 13 fishing companies in Manteo and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing outing in Manteo.Check rates & availability
You can catch sharks all year round. March-October can be an optimal time for shark fishing in Manteo.
Manteo attracts ambitious anglers looking to target Tarpon. Many local charters specialize in putting anglers on Tarpon. They will show you all the productive spots and fishing methods.
Tarpon can be found in inlets, shallows, and bays. The go-to bait for Tarpon fishing would be shrimps, pinfish, mullet, and crabs.
Note: Tarpon are a protected catch-and-release-only species. Tarpon over 40 inches must remain in the water. So be very delicate with your catch and release it as quickly as possible.
On average, the price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing trip is $580 for 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional person.
15 fishing companies can help you with Tarpon fishing in Manteo and nearby cities.Check rates & availability
Late spring and summer are the best seasons to catch Tarpon in Manteo. The ideal months are September, August, and July.
Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide everything you need for a fishing trip: tackle, rods, reels, bait, and a cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean the catch for free.
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.
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 book a trip with a 10-20% 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 Manteo are: