Choose Your Fishing Adventure

Custom Sound Charters offers four different trips throughout the year to be certain that you can have an enjoyable fishing experience no matter what time of year or what the makeup of your group is. We have trips suitable for families, half day and full day trips, ocean and sound trips, and a wide variety of fish species to track and fish for.

Browse the available trips below and when you’re ready send us a message to request a booking or ask any questions you may have. All trips are based out of Hatteras, North Carolina and allow for a maximum of six people per trip. Rates are the same for each type of trip, but vary according to the trip’s length. Discounts are available for those paying by cash or check.

Trip lengths and rates are as follows:

Half Day Trips (4 Hours) – 7:00am to 11:00am, or 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Rate is $575 paid by credit card, or a discounted rate of $550.00 if paid by cash or check.

Extended Half Day Trips (5 Hours) – 6:00am to 11:00am, or 12:00pm to 5:00pm. Rate is $685.00 paid by credit card, or a discounted rate of $650.00 if paid by cash or check.

Three-Quarter Day Trips (7 Hours) – runs from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm. Rate is $1025.00 paid by credit card, or a discounted rate of $975.00 if paid by cash or check.

Full Day Trips (10 Hours) – runs from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm. Rate is $1260.00 paid by credit card, or a discounted rate of $1200.00 if paid by cash or check.

Happy Crabber Inlet Adventure Trolling & Bottom Fishing Light Tackle

The Happy Crabber

Take a calm water, family oriented crabbing and fishing trip out of Hatteras Village! We will start the trip pulling blue crab traps from the calm waters of the Pamlico Sound, shaking out the crabs, rebaiting the traps, and going through the catch picking out and measuring the keepable crabs and returning the smaller ones safely back to the water. The second part of the adventure will be either bottom fishing or trolling for bluefish, spanish mackerel, flounder, and more— and the whole catch is yours to keep! This is a good, kid friendly trip where no one gets “sea sick” and includes educational moments to learn about how fish and shellfish are harvested and processed in the commercial fishing industry.

Species to Watch For: Blue Crabs, Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Trout, Flounder, Croaker, Spot

Where We Fish: Pamlico Sound

Trip Availability: May, June, July, August and September.

Trip Length: Half Day

Inlet Adventure

This trip encompasses several different types of fishing, depending on the weather and water conditions on the day of your trip. We do some light tackle wreckfishing for species like sea bass and triggerfish. We also may troll for spanish mackerel, king mackerel, or bluefish. When conditions are right, we also do a lot of sight casting for cobia and red drum and have the option of drifting the backwaters of the sound where the water is often calm.

Species to Watch For: Sea Bass, Triggerfish, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Bluefish, Cobia, Red Drum, Flounder, Sea Mullet, Croaker, Trout

Where We Fish: Pamlico Sound, Atlantic Ocean

Trip Availability: May, June, July, August, September, October, and November.

Trip Length: Half Day or Full Day

Trolling & Bottom Fishing

These popular bluewater trolling and bottom fishing combo trips focus on fishing for whatever is biting the best in the area when we go out. We’ll start by pulling high speed baits for wahoo and dolphin (mahi-mahi) on the way out to where we bottom fish and troll. We try to split the trip up and spend part of the time bottom fishing and then switch to trolling to give you the ability to catch as many fish as possible based on what is biting that day, taking weather conditions into consideration.

Species to Watch For: Wahoo, Dolphin (Mahi-Mahi), Tilefish, Triggerfish, Sea Bass, King Mackerel

Where We Fish: Atlantic Ocean

Trip Availability: April, May, June, July, October, November

Trip Length: Full Day


Light Tackle Trips

Get away from the main stream and back to the nice peaceful flats and islands of the Pamlico Sound for some light tackle fishing aboard the 18 foot Iron Will backwater boat. This is a great, slow paced off-season trip that primarily focuses on catching bait fish and red drum using light tackle. We can also do some ocean fishing if the conditions are favorable.

Species to Watch For: Red Drum, Flounder, Trout, Bluefish

Where We Fish: Pamlico Sound, Atlantic Ocean

Trip Availability: April, October, November

Trip Length: Half Day or Full Day

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