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Wrightsville Beach Inshore Fishing Charters

Carolina Explorer is your number one source for private fishing charters in the Wrightsville Beach area. We accommodate fishermen of all skill levels. Whether you are a seasoned angler looking for deep runs of the larger fish or a first-timer looking to get your feet wet, we can help. When you book a private charter on one of our boats, you have the benefit of setting your own agenda and visiting multiple locations. Some of the more popular fishing areas we visit are Banks Channel, Lee's Cut, Bradley Creek, Masonboro Inlet, and Shins Creek.  We’re also very accommodating of young children and families. Our Captains are trained on teaching younger children the importance of fishing as a sustainable outdoor activity that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.  

With over 21 years experience fishing along the Cape Fear region, we know what it takes to give you, your friends, or your family a fun and professional fishing trip!

With our inshore fishing charters, we will visit the waters of the Intracoastal Waterways, as well as salt marshes and tidal creeks. We will be casting for Red Drums, Speckled Trout, Gray Trout, Sheepshead, flounder, and sharks.

Our offshore fishing trips take place a half mile to 5 miles off Wrightsville Beach. We will troll or cast for Spanish mackerel, King mackerel, Red Drum, Gray Trout, Black Sea Bass, sharks and more.

Our fishing charters are anywhere between 4 to 6 hours. We can carry up to 4 anglers (5 if you are a family with small children). Carolina Explorer provides you with a fishing license, bait, ice, and tackle. Just make sure to bring along some food, drinks, a small cooler, sunscreen and your eagerness to catch some fish!

What People Are Saying About Carolina Explorer:

"Thanks again for the great fishing trip you took us on July 6th on our vacation. The morning was so beautiful and we had so much fun catching the red drums and other fishes. Last weekend we had some friends and family over and we cooked all the fish. Needless to say it was a huge success, now everybody wants to come to fish in NC after seeing our photos and eating the tasty meal.

Hope we see you again soon, take care and our regards to Charlie as well!""

-July 6th

"Just wanted to say thanks again for the enjoyable trip we had on 8/20. We look forward to seeing you again next year.""

-August 20th

"Captain Robert, 

Thanks again for a great trip.  Philip has not stopped talking about the big fish that he caught and wants to show everyone his picture with the fish.  After we left the dock, we drove home after heading back to the condo for a quick shower and packing up our stuff.  Philip did not make it a mile before he fell asleep; however, when we rolled into Winston Salem around 10:30 he was wide eyed and wanting to cook the fish that he caught.  Fish was delightful and the whole family enjoyed.  Hope to make this at least an annual trip.

Thanks again,

-October 27th

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