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The Top 6 Outer Banks Charter Fishing Companies

01/13/2020 | by Joseph Mitchell | Outer Banks Outdoor Recreation

No trip to the North Carolina coast is complete without casting your line in the Atlantic or one of the sounds or waterways nearby. These Outer Banks charter fishing companies provide incredible experiences for adults and kids looking to test their angling skills. Most are either on our property marina or less than a 10-minute drive from Manteo!

Don’t forget to download your complimentary Outer Banks Vacation Guide for more ways to make the most of your trip!

Plan the Perfect Outer Banks Charter Fishing Trip

1. Pirate’s Cove Charters – Manteo

If you’re searching for the best Outer Banks charter fishing experience, look no further than our very own marina. Pirate’s Cove Charters bases its operations out of Pirate’s Cove Marina on Roanoke Island. It’s adjacent to our private gated community and features almost two-dozen nearshore, offshore, and inlet fishing boats in the fleet. Check our website for a complete list of dates, time, and rates regarding your ideal fishing experience!

2. Outer Banks Fishing Charters – Wanchese

Outer Banks Fishing Charters is another fantastic local guide company near Manteo. You’ll find this charter on the south end of Roanoke Island in the fishing village of Wanchese. Check out their captain, rates, and more on their website!

3. Wild Card Sport Fishing Charters – Wanchese

This Wanchese-based Outer Banks charter fishing company is another great option for anglers staying on Roanoke Island. Wild Card Sport Fishing Charters features an array of half-day to full-day adventures that are perfect for all ages.

4. Fishin’ Fannatic – Wanchese

Fishin’ Fannatic is the last Wanchese guide company on our list of the top Outer Banks fishing charters. They offer a variety of sportfishing opportunities for everyone, including kids and beginners. Check their site for trips, fishing reports, and more!

5. Crystal Dawn Headboat Fishing Charters – Manteo

Crystal Dawn Headboat Fishing Charters offers half-day excursions in the morning and afternoon. You can find this guide service located in the Pirate’s Cove Marina, where they also provide sunset and birding cruises.

6. Sharky’s Charter Booking – Wanchese

Anglers looking for deep sea fishing charters in Nags Head will enjoy Sharky’s Charter Booking. 10-hour excursions focus on the best of sportfishing adventures as you and your onboard crew track down tuna and marlin. Vessels are spacious and clean, making it a fun and comfortable day for all.

OBX Fishing Rentals & Supplies

While gear is included in many charter experiences, those who are looking to stock up for independent adventures or simply want to elevate the fun will find there are plenty of supply shops and rental options across the Outer Banks.

Pirate’s Cove Marina Ship’s Store in Manteo is a one-stop shop for high-end fishing apparel and accessories you might need to make the most of your time on the water.

Keller Fishing Supply is also located in Manteo and provides comprehensive fishing gear and supplies and convenient rental options upon request.

If you happen to be focusing on fly fishing, OBX On The Fly is a destination well worth checking out.

What Can You Expect to Catch?

The Outer Banks is home to a wide variety of fish species that you may catch during your charter fishing excursion. Below is a list of commonly caught fish! For more species, check out this OBX fishing guide.

  • Bluefish
  • Spot
  • Pompano
  • Red drum
  • Striped bass
  • Flathead grey mullet 

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If you want to make the most of your Outer Banks fishing adventure, Pirate’s Cove Realty has the perfect vacation rental for you! Our collection of condos and homes on Roanoke Island features several incredible locations, including the town of Manteo, our private gated community (near the marina), and Shallowbag Bay! Roanoke Island is full of shops, restaurants, activities, history, and more. We love it here, and we know that you will too!

So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your Outer Banks getaway today by booking one of our excellent properties! We look forward to welcoming you to the Pirate’s Cove family.