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Fishing charters in Newport, NC

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Newport fishing charters have unique access to inshore and offshore fishing grounds.

These waters will yield anything from Spanish Mackerel and King Mackerel to Bluefish and Mahi Mahi.

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Inshore fishing charters in Newport

If you’re wondering where to cast a line near Newport to make the most of the inshore fishing, you’ll find there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for a great trip.

Newport fishing charters will help you to land 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 base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for an each additional person. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

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

You can find 41 fishing charters in Newport 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 months for inshore fishing near Newport are July, June and September.

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Offshore fishing charters in Newport

If you’re looking for a offshore fishing adventures, you’ll find that there are some excellent fishing opportunities 15-50 miles offshore. Newport offshore fishing charters can take you there for a whole day.

Depending on the season, you can catch 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 person fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

$595 is the lowest price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Newport found on our platform.

In Newport and nearby cities, there are more than 29 offshore fishing charters. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Newport.

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.

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Best time for offshore fishing

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

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Newport

Newport family fishing charters provide young and novice anglers an opportunity to experience the day on the water. This trip is more than just fishing; it offers education and fun for kids.

Inland waters include creeks, flats, harbors, and small bays. When you’re fishing inshore, you’ll usually be within a few miles of the coast.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

A 4-hour fishing charter trip could be an ideal choice for a family with kids. This trip is ideal for families. Your kids will learn about species of fish and won’t get tired.

On average, the price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip is $436 for 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional person. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

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Shark fishing charters in Newport

One of the world’s most famous game fish, sharks, are plentiful in the waters near Newport. Newport shark fishing charters are committed to providing you with an exciting fishing experience.

These waters will yield anything from Blacktip Shark and Bull Shark to Scalloped Hammerhead Shark.

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 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.

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. Usually, fishing charters prepare it in advance.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip is $522 for 2 guests. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

You can find about 13 fishing charters in Newport and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Newport.

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Best time for shark fishing in Newport

You can target sharks all year round. March through October are the best months for shark fishing in Newport.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Newport

Tarpon is a game fish that attracts anglers from all over the world. Local fishing guides can help you to target Tarpon. They are ready to share their knowledge and fishing techniques with any potential angler on their fishing charters.

Tarpon can be found in inlets, shallows, and bays. The best fishing baits are shrimp, pinfish, mullet, and crabs.

Note: Tarpon is exclusively a catch-and-release fishery. Tarpon must remain in the water if its length is greater than 40 inches. So be careful with your trophy, take a few photos, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

On average, the base price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter is $580 for 2 anglers. An extra guest fee is $50.

In Newport and nearby cities, there are around 15 fishing charters specialized in Tarpon fishing.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Newport

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to catch Tarpon in Newport. September, August, and July are the best months.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide rods, reels, tackle, bait, and a cooler with ice. Usually, catch cleaning is free of charge.

A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price. It 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. 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.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Newport?

Popular public boat ramps and marinas near Newport are:

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