No where along the Atlantic coastline (north of FL) is the Gulf Stream closer to land than off of Ocracoke Island. This current brings with it beautiful blue water, and most importantly, LOTS of big fish! The full day offshore fishing charter is our most popular Ocracoke fishing charter option.
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What does a typical day look like? On our offshore fishing 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 and billfish. Depending on the bite and your groups preferences, we may try bottom fishing for grouper, snapper, triggerfish, and more. We normally fish return to the dock around 4-4:30pm.
What fish species will we target during the day? We 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!
Ocracoke Full Day Offshore Fishing Charter Rate: We charge $1750 for our gulf stream fishing charters. This includes all bait, ice, tackle, fuel, boat, fishing license, and crew. You are allowed to bring up to 6 people.
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!
If you you want to catch one of the most unique and incredible species in the ocean, then we highly recommend a NC swordfish charter. Swordfish are offshore of the NC Coast 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.
Rate is $1900 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 5 years seeking out the best areas to fish for these giant NC Swordfish.
On these trips we may mix in some bottom fishing if the swordfish bite is slow, but most of the time we spend the majority of our day in 200-300 fathoms hunting the mighty swordfish aka the “gladiator of the deep”!
We offer these trips during the summer months for groups who want to get offshore and see the bluewater, but can’t quite commit to a full day. Keep in mind that if you are interested in targeting tuna, wahoo, and marlin, the full day gulf stream trip is the recommended option.
What does a typical day look like? On our 3/4 day offshore trips we depart the dock at approximately 6 am. Every day is different, and we adjust based on fish, water patterns, weather, and each groups preferences. On a normal day we spend around 3-4 hours trolling for king mackerel, mahi, barracuda, and occasionally sailfish, and 1-3 hours bottom fishing for snapper and triggerfish.
3/4 Ocracoke Offshore Charter Rate: $1500.00 for the entire boat, and you are allowed to bring up to 6 people. Normally leave the dock at 6am and return between 1-2pm.
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! Also a tip for the mate (15-25%).