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Nags Head is an excellent fishing destination for those who want to try inshore, flats, and offshore fishing.
Redfish, Bluefish, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, and Redfish can be your next catch.Show all fishing charters
Nags Head inshore fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for a great trip.
Local fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in 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
On average, the price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip is $465 for 2 people. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.
The cheapest rates start at $200 for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip near Nags Head.
There are about 41 fishing guides in Nags Head and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in Nags Head.Check rates & availability
The best months for inshore fishing near Nags Head are June, July and August.
If you're looking for a unique offshore fishing experience, Nags Head is the place to be. With world-class fishing charters available, you're sure to reel in a big catch.
Cobia, Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Amberjack, and Cobia can be your next catch.
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 price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip and 2 people. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.
The cheapest rates start at $595 for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip near Nags Head.
In Nags Head and nearby cities, there are more than 29 offshore fishing charters. You will have a variety of choices for your next fishing getaway.
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.
The average tips are 15-20% of the total fishing charter price.Check rates & availability
June, July and August are the best months for offshore fishing near Nags Head.
Nags Head family-friendly fishing charters offer short trips for a quick outing — perfect for families with kids. Local Captains will educate you and your family on how to use the tackle and catch various fish species.
In-shore fishing refers to inland waters like creeks, flats, and small bays. Inshore waters offer consistent year-round fishing through seasonal changes.
A family-friendly 4-hour fishing trip could be a perfect choice for a group with kids. Your children will learn more about fish and won’t feel exhausted after a quick adventure.
$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional person. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.Check rates & availability
One of the world’s most famous game fish, sharks, are plentiful in the waters near Nags Head. You can target these famous ocean predators by hiring one of the Nags Head shark fishing charters.
There are a variety of options for your next shark fishing trip near Nags Head. These waters are a playground for Blacktip Shark, Scalloped Hammerhead Shark, and many more.
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.
Sharks prefer to live in shallow coastal waters, nearshore, and even deep sea waters. Juvenile sharks use estuaries and lagoon areas as nursery grounds, while adults could be found in deeper waters.
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 bait depending on what shark species you want to catch.
$522 is the average price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip and 2 guests. An extra guest fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.
There are about 13 fishing guides in Nags Head and nearby cities. So you'll have plenty of options to find your next fishing break.Check rates & availability
Sharks are active all year round. March through October is the best time for shark fishing in Nags Head.
Tarpon is a game fish that attracts anglers from all over the world. You can experience Tarpon fishing by hiring one of the local guides. They will show you the best spots and fishing methods.
Tarpon can be found in inlets, shallows, and bays. Crabs, pinfish, and mullet would be the ideal bait.
Note: Tarpon are a catch-and-release-only species. Also, you can’t lift a 40+ inch Tarpon out of the water. So be delicate with your catch, take a memorable photo, and let it go.
On average, the price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing trip is $580 for 2 guests. An extra person fee is $50.
15 fishing guides can arrange Tarpon fishing near Nags Head.Check rates & availability
Late spring and summer are the best seasons to catch Tarpon in Nags Head. September, August, and July are the ideal months.
Most trips are all-inclusive. You will have everything you need for a fishing trip: rods, reels, tackle, lures, and cooler with ice. Usually, catch cleaning is free of charge.
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 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 majority of the fishing charter deposits are refundable if you can cancel before the cancellation deadline. On average, a free cancellation deadline is 2-14 days before the 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 Nags Head are: