Ocracoke Fishing Charters

We are proud to offer offshore and nearshore Ocracoke fishing charters aboard the Free Ranger, a 46′ custom sportfishing boat.

The Free Ranger fishes out of Ocracoke Island year round, and can accommodate up to 6 people per trip. If you have larger groups please let us know, we are always happy to work with other operators in the area to design the charter of your dreams.

Whether you are an experienced fisherman looking for a serious offshore trip, or are looking to experience offshore fishing for the first time, we can help. We pride ourselves in going the extra mile for our customers (some days quite literally!), and custom tailoring each charter to reflect your wishes. Before you arrive for your trip you will speak with Captain Rob in detail about what to expect. He will discuss the various options, listen to what you have in mind, and then design your day accordingly. This should not be a one size fits all experience!

If you are not sure which Ocracoke fishing charter is right for your group, please give Captain Rob a call. He is always happy to discuss the different trip options and current fishing conditions with you.

Please visit our Offshore or Nearshore/Inshore Charter Pages for additional information on each type of Ocracoke fishing charter.

Offshore Gulf Stream Charters – 46′ Boat

MOST POPULAR CHARTER TRIP! This is what Ocracoke is known for. We specialize in offshore gulf stream fishing charters out of Ocracoke. NC’s Outer Banks are known worldwide as an offshore fishing destination for yellowfin tuna, dolphin, wahoo, blue marlin, white marlin, and sailfish. As one of the closest inlets to the Gulf Stream, Ocracoke offers easy access to this world class fishery.

Daytime Swordfish Charters – 46′ Boat

If you you want to catch one of the most unique and incredible species in the ocean, then we highly recommend a NC swordfish charters. Swordfish are off the coast of NC year round, and range from 50-800 lbs. Swordfish come to the surface at night to feed, and then return to the bottom during the day in 1200-2000′ of water.

Half Day Nearshore Charter – 46′ Boat

These Ocracoke charter trips are great for groups who have shorter vacations and cannot spend the full day on the water, or are looking to get their “feet wet” on the offshore scene for the first time.

Half Day Wreck Fishing Charter – 46′ Boat

On these Charters we typically fish from 5-12 miles offshore. They are good for groups wanting to target larger fish species, but who are not able to make it on a full day offshore trip.

Sunset Cruise/Nearshore Charter – 46′ Boat

This is a great relaxing charter for anyone visiting Ocracoke who wants to spend a great evening on the water around Ocracoke Island. This charter trip typically departs the harbor 2 hours prior to sunset, and returns around sunset. What we fish for depends on the time of year, but primary species include spanish mackerel, bluefish, cobia, and drum. Its a fantastic way to view the island from a different point of view during a beautiful time of day. Grab your friends, a few cold beverages, and enjoy Ocracoke as you’ve never seen it before!

Evening Inshore Fishing Charter – 23′ Boat

Our most popular inshore fishing charter option. From May 1-October 15, when are inshore waters are nice and warm, the best drum bite normally happens right around sunset. This is a 2.5 hour trip, and we normally fish from 2 hours prior to sunset, until about a half hour after.

About the Captain:


Captain Rob Orr has been fishing the waters off of the Carolina coast professionally for over 15 years.  He is a US Coast Guard licensed captain,  and has copious experience in a wide range of fishing types and styles. Whether competitively fishing the billfish tournament circuit, chasing cobia along the beach, or chasing the every changing conditions of the Gulf Stream, Rob is at home on the water.


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