Fishing Charters

We are proud to offer offshore and nearshore fishing charters aboard the Laura Linn, a 38′ custom sportfishing boat.

The Laura Linn 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.

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Great catch of wahoo and dolphin on on Offshore Fishing Charter

Whether you are an experienced fisherman looking for a hardcore 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.

Offshore Gulf Stream Charters:

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Tuna Time! Summertime blackfin tuna fishing in Ocracoke

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. Below is additional information on our offshore charter trips:

  • What does a typical day look like? On our gulf stream offshore charters we typically leave the dock early morning. The run to the fishing grounds is normally around an hour, so we are fishing shortly after the sun cracks the horizon. Most days start out trolling natural and artificial baits for species such and dolphin, wahoo, and tuna. Depending on the bite and your groups preferences, we may adjust to target billfish, or try bottom fishing for grouper, snapper, triggerfish, and more. We normally fish until late afternoon (varies depending on the day and your preferences).
  • What fish species will we target during the day? On a typical day of offshore fishing we will target wahoo, tuna, dolphin (mahi mahi), blue marlin, white marlin, and sailfish. If we drop down to do some bottom fishing, target species will be grouper, snapper, triggerfish, and tilefish. Because this is a full day trip, we can do ANYTHING you want. Some groups prefer constant action, some want to fill the freezer, others want to spend the day chasing a giant 500+lb marlin!

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    Our Mate with a barrel full of mahi from a great day of offshore fishing
  • Full Day Ocracoke Charter Rate: We charge $1250 for the full day offshore charters for up to 4 people. It is $100 per additional person up to our maximum capacity of 6. This includes all bait, ice, tackle, fuel, boat, and crew. This does not include any tip for the mate. The average tip is 15-25%.
  • What are you responsible for providing? You should bring a cooler with whatever food and drinks you want for the day. In addition to this we recommend (not mandatory) sunscreen, sunglasses, non-skid shoes (please no crocs), and of course a camera!

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    500 lb NC Swordfish

Daytime Swordfish Charters

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.

 

Swordfish are one of the most prized of the billfish species because of their tenacious fishing characteristics, and their reputation and an excellent table fair.

 

This is a relatively new fishery in NC, but Ocracoke is the closest inlet to both the northern and southern swordfish grounds.

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60 lb Daytime Swordfish

Rate is $1500 for a full day swordfish trip. We use top of the line Shimano tiagra and hooker electric reels, Garmin electronics, and have spent the better part of 3 years seeking out the best areas to fish for these giant NC Swordfish. 

 

Give us a call to discuss putting together a trip of a lifetime.

 

Half Day Nearshore Charters:

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.

  • What do you fish for on half day charters? On these charters we may target any range of species depending on the time of year, weather conditions, and what you are looking to do. We spend some days fishing along the beach for spanish and blues, or we may ease a little further off to some live bottom for bottom fishing opportunities. We can also sight fish for cobia and drum, or target sharks while bottom fishing.
  • Special Note! If you are looking for a shark fishing charter, just let us know when you book and we will set up to target sharks on these half-day trips.
  • Charter Duration: On these charters you can choose either a morning or afternoon option. Morning trips depart early morning, and return by lunch. Afternoon trips depart around lunch, and return around 4pm.
  • Rate: $575.00 per half-day for the entire boat, including bait, tackle, ice, fuel, and crew. You are allowed to bring up to 6 people. This does not include mate tip, which typically ranges from 15-25%.

Half Day Wreck Fishing Charter:

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.

  • Fish Species targeted: On these trips the fish species we target depends on the time of the year. Amberjack, king mackerel, cobia, albacore, sharks, and an assortment of bottom fish are found at different parts of the year.
  • Charter Duration: On these charters you can choose either a morning or afternoon option. Morning trips depart early morning, and return by lunch. Afternoon trips depart around lunch, and return around 4pm.
  • Rate: $700.00 per half-day for the entire boat, including bait, tackle, ice, fuel, and crew. You are allowed to bring up to 6 people. This does not include mate tip, which typically ranges from 15-25%.

Sunset Cruise/Nearshore Charter:

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 30 minutes after 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!

  • Rate: $400 for the boat, and you may bring up to 6 people.

About the Captain:

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Captain Rob and his retriever Deep on a beautiful day offshore

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.

When not offshore he enjoys pursuing his business endeavors such as the Berkley Manor and Dare To Hyde Adventures. Winters are spent on mainland Hyde county guiding waterfowl hunts with his retriever Deep.

The Boat:

The Laura Linn is a 38′ custom built Ricky Scarborough Express sportfisher. For

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Flying 3 white marlin release flags from an offshore charter

additional information on the Charter Boat Laura Linn please visit our “About the Boat” post

 

 

 

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White Marlin on and Offshore Charter
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The Laura Linn at rest in her slip at the Berkley Dock on Ocracoke

 

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