Outer Banks Head Boats

Outer Banks head boat fishing is one of the most economical, family-friendly ways to enjoy a fishing experience. The term head boat means that each passenger pays a fee, per head, to go along on the trip. The Outer Banks head boats are large, stable and comfortable, and they have a high angler capacity, so you can fish with as many friends and family members as you like. Outer Banks head boat fishing is fishing at its easiest and is appropriate for all ages and abilities. One reason Outer Banks head boats are so good for young anglers is that the trips are half day — just the right amount of time for young attention spans. Another good thing is that all bait, tackle, instruction and fishing licenses are provided, as are the services of a knowledgeable fishing mate. This takes the stress out of planning a fishing trip and makes it very fun for everyone, including the adults.

Head Boat Fishing, Outer Banks Style

Most Outer Banks head boats ply the sound waters for bluefish, croaker, flounder, spot, sea mullet, sea bass, puppy drum, trout and more. A couple of the head boats offer offshore game fishing and wreck fishing trips as well. When you get back to the dock, you can have your fish cleaned and bagged to take home and cook yourself. Many of the head boats offer sightseeing trips as well. If you don’t want to fish, you can enjoy a casual sunset cruise.

Outer Banks Fishing by Area

Corolla | Duck & Southern Shores | Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills & Nags Head
Roanoke Island & Manteo | Hatteras Island | Ocracoke Island

Outer Banks Fishing by Category

Country Girl Charters

Pirate's Cove Yacht Club & Marina
Outer Banks Head Boats
1 Sailfish Drive, Pirate's Cove Marina, Manteo
(252) 473-5577

As one of the few boats in the Oregon Inlet fishing fleet that is licensed to carry more than six anglers, the 57-foot Country Girl can be chartered for Gulf Stream trips for parties of six or more people. These full-day offshore charter fishing trips can yield tuna and mahi-mahi, wahoo, king mackerel, marlin or sailfish depending on the season and conditions. The Country Girl also...read more

As one of the few boats in the Oregon Inlet fishing fleet that is licensed...read more

Crystal Dawn Head Boat

Pirate's Cove Yacht Club & Marina
Outer Banks Head Boats
2000 Sailfish Drive, Docks at Pirate's Cove Marina, Manteo
(252) 473-5577

Looking to get out on the water? Docked at Pirate's Cove Marina on the Nags Head/Manteo Causeway, Crystal Dawn is conveniently accessible for anyone based on the northern Outer Banks. The comfortable 65-foot double-decker boat offers head boat fishing in the sounds and around Oregon Inlet as well as a variety of fun cruises around Roanoke Island. On a head boat fishing trip you'll catch fish such...read more

Looking to get out on the water? Docked at Pirate's Cove Marina on the Nags...read more

Jill Louise Headboat

OBX Marina
Outer Banks Head Boats
708 Harbor Road, Outer Banks Marina, Wanchese
(252) 453-9501

An offering from Corolla Bait and Tackle is the Jill Louise, a 50-foot, stable headboat that can take up to 30 passengers out for inshore and offshore fishing. She cruises at 20 knots, so you reach the fishing grounds quickly and have more time to have your line in the water. She's the only headboat out of Wanchese certified to go up to 100 miles offshore....read more

An offering from Corolla Bait and Tackle is the Jill Louise, a 50-foot, stable headboat that...read more

Miss Oregon Inlet Head Boat

Oregon Inlet Fishing Center
Outer Banks Head Boats
8770 Oregon Inlet Road, just off N.C. Highway 12, Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, Nags Head
(252) 441-6301
Reservations
(800) 272-5199

Miss Oregon Inlet is the resident head boat at the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, the closest marina to the renowned fishing grounds of Oregon Inlet for the northern beaches. The head boat takes up to 49 people for half-day inshore fishing trips every day except Sunday. From Memorial Day through Labor Day they run two trips, with the morning trip leaving at 7 a.m. and the...read more

Miss Oregon Inlet is the resident head boat at the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, the closest...read more

Oden’s Dock

Outer Banks Head Boats
57878 N.C. Highway 12, Hatteras village
(252) 986-2555

Dock, fish, dine and unwind at Oden's Dock in Hatteras village. This full-service marina books half-day inshore and nearshore charters and full-day offshore fishing charters year round. Two head boats, Miss Hatteras and Cap’N Clam, also offer trips from here. Fish-cleaning services are available on site. Check out the Oden's Dock Facebook page or website for a daily fishing report. Nightly and monthly slip rentals with electric...read more

Dock, fish, dine and unwind at Oden's Dock in Hatteras village. This full-service marina books...read more

Pirate's Cove Yacht Club & Marina

Outer Banks Head Boats
2000 Sailfish Drive, Nags Head/Manteo Causeway, Manteo
(252) 473-3906
(800) 367-4728

Just about every afternoon between 4 and 5 p.m., a dozen or more sport fishing boats return from the Gulf Stream to the Pirate’s Cove Marina to unload their catches of tuna, dolphin, wahoo and other deep-sea fish. If you’re interested in seeing the fish before they’re cleaned, head down to the docks and watch the mates hurl the whopping creatures onto the docks. Kids...read more

Just about every afternoon between 4 and 5 p.m., a dozen or more sport fishing...read more

Wanchese Marina

Outer Banks Head Boats
4457 Mill Landing Road, Wanchese
(252) 473-3247

Big things are happening at Wanchese Marina, located in the heart of Wanchese. New owners totally revamped and added to the restaurant, marina, fleet and property in 2018, and more changes are coming. The on-site restaurant, The Landing Grill, has been totally renewed with a bright dining area upfront, a new kitchen and a new steam bar that looks out over the marina in back....read more

Big things are happening at Wanchese Marina, located in the heart of Wanchese. New owners...read more