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Angler’s Delight Journey for Fishing on Hatteras Island

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Heading to Hatteras Island in the name of fishing fun is always something for anglers to look forward to. When you can’t wait to elevate the fun and success of this type of experience, the following angler’s journey itinerary is a great place to start fishing on Hatteras Island!

Day 1: Piers and Charters

Begin the first day of your angling journey to Hatteras Island with a refreshing stop at Bonner Bridge Pier. Stretching out over the water 1,000 feet, this Rodanthe landmark opened in 2021 and has since continued to captivate anglers from near and far! The Bonner Bridge Pier is a beautiful mix of the old bridge and new sections to make a place where anglers can enjoy easy access to the Oregon Inlet. It’s also a wonderful stop for sightseeing as the Bodie Island Lighthouse and Oregon Inlet Life-Saving Station are visible from this vantage point. The Bonner Bridge Pier is free and open to the public day and night. You don’t need a fishing pass to enjoy dropping a line here. Between the potential to reel in something exciting, and the panoramic views, it’s a must on day one.

Next, you’ll want to be sure to partner up with the team at Albatross Fleet to book your Cape Hatteras Fishing Charter. If you skip the pier in the morning, you can enjoy their full day offshore charters that run from 6:00 am until 4:30 pm. They also have half-day near shore outings that last a total of four hours and 30 minutes. Charters are operated between April and October but there are opportunities to schedule off-season outings with a call to the team ahead of time. Guests will need to make their way to the dock 15 minutes before departure at 57976 NC Highway 12 in Hatteras Village. You can park along the back of the Village Marina Motel and bringing coolers for food and drinks is highly recommended as well as extra bags and coolers for cleaned fish.

Day 2: Museums and Angling Adventures

While fishing is always a fun way to spend time when you’re visiting Hatteras Island, learning about local maritime history is the perfect activity to pair with casting a line. You can do exactly that on day two with a morning stop at the Museum of the Sea. Located at 46377 Lighthouse Road in Buxton, the Museum of the Sea is open daily from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm and provides guests with a variety of exhibits and displays to explore that showcase local maritime and barrier island history! Making this stop even more meaningful is the fact that the museum is housed in a resorted lighthouse keeper’s residence.

This afternoon and evening, make sure to book your place on a Miss Hatteras Fishing charter. Headquartered at 57878 North Carolina Highway 12 in Hatteras, Miss Hatteras Fishing is open from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm Monday through Friday as well as noon until 5:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. This company specializes in both fishing-focused outings as well as scenic cruises enjoyed at reasonable rates. They can customize their charters to be family-friendly upon request or more challenging for those who are experienced and looking to enhance their skill set. Private and group fishing trips are readily available through Miss Hatteras Fishing as well as full-day offshore and half-day offshore options depending on preference. Drop by their ticket shack at Oden’s Dock if you don’t want to purchase your place online in advance.

Day 3: Gear Up and Get Out on the Water

The final day of your angling journey to Hatteras Island begins with as top at The Pelican’s Roost. Found at 57353 NC Highway 12, The Pelican’s Roost is a beloved family-owned bait and tackle shop situated in the heart of Hatteras Village. Here, you can take time to browse the vast inventory of ice, bait, apparel and beyond or purchase what you need to make the most of a day out on the waves.

Once you’ve stocked up on your fishing essentials, head over to Hatteras Harbor Marina to end the day with some world-class fishing on Hatteras Island alongside an expert guide. The marina offers offshore and inshore charter options across their impressive fleet of fishing vessels. Outings put you in a prime place to reel in everything from tuna and sailfish to wahoo, bluefish, flounder, and speckled trout to name a few of many. Boats return to the docks between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm giving anglers plenty of time to enjoy the experience at their own preferred pace.

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