• Big Tahuna guests enjoy the excitement of catching and releasing a white marlin off Cape Hatteras.
  • Winter is often the best time to target giant bluefin tuna off Cape Hatteras and the Outer Banks of NC.
  • Bring along your wife so she can enjoy catching an awesome wahoo.
  • Another frisky Cape Hatteras marlin makes a wild jump during an August fishing charter.
  • Catching and releasing a beautiful Cape Hatteras sailfish is every angler's dream come true.
  • Drop jigging for yellowfin tuna and blackfin tuna is a favorite fish catching method of Big Tahuna off Hatteras.
  • This is a giant Atlantic Sailfish caught just off Cape Hatteras Inlet.
  • Big Tahuna releases many beautiful blue marlin, white marlin and sailfish every season.
  • Call us and tie into one of our giant bluefin tuna off Hatteras.

2022 Prices

Who wants to go fishing?! Why not book your charter with Big Tahuna while staying at the Big Tahuna Lodge conveniently located right at our private docks. The fully equipped lodge sleeps 9 adults or up to 12 with children. Book now as we tend to book fast when the cabin is involved. Call Buddy directly at 252-996-0448.
Price Deposit
Full Day Deep Sea Offshore Fishing $1750.00 $500.00
Half Day Near Shore or Inshore $1000.00 $300.00
Overnight Trip - 1 Full Day Offshore then Overnight and Morning Please Call For Pricing
Camp Tahuna Vacation Lodge Rate (per night) $350.00 Call
Please Note, due to rapidly rising fuel prices a small fuel surcharge may become necessary this season. If so we will keep it posted here.
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Pets are welcome with additional fee on cabin rentals. Our custom cabin accommodations include a kennel and a private fenced in yard.


We currently have our exclusive Camp Tahuna Sportfishing Lodge available for guests that would like to enjoy an exclusive fishing vacation package here at Cape Hatteras. This beautiful soundside waterfront property is a 3 bedroom fully furnished home that sleeps up to 9 people. For your convenience our fish cleaning station which is available to our guests after their charter. Please give us a call and ask about this special opportunity to enjoy Cape Hatteras in style.
Our charters are called 6 pack charters by the US Coast Guard because our USCG license allows us to take up to 6 anglers.
All anglers are covered under our boat's blanket fishing license while aboard our Big Tahuna charters .
Yes, all fish caught become the property of the anglers. Fish species like wahoo, yellowfin tuna and are stored in our boat's ice box for preparation when we get to the dock. However, at Hatteras it is customary to release all billfish like blue marlin, white marlin and sailfish to protect the species. The captain is responsible to be sure you are within your legal limits.
You can take your catch with you and filet them at home or you can have us clean them for a fee at our Camp Tahuna cleaning station when we get back to our dock.
It is always the captain's choice concerning the weather. Please always show up for your trip even if you think that your trip might get canceled. Often the weather is much different offshore then it is at the dock. Your safety is our prime concern. If the captain determines it is necessary to cancel your trip he will give you the option of rescheduling your charter at a later date or returning your deposit.
All charters leave from Teach's Lair Marina in Hatteras Village. Please check our Contact Us page for directions. The captain will let you know what time your charter departs during your reservation process.
We provide the very highest quality top-of-the-line professional offshore fishing gear and the freshest bait available for every Big Tahuna charter.
Customers are requested to bring their own food and drink. Please bring small coolers for your food and drinks and leave your large coolers for taking home fish in your vehicle until we return to the dock.
We recommend that you wear layered clothing and be prepared for both weather extremes. Many times we will leave a cold dock only to fish in balmy Gulf Stream waters.
We suggest that everyone bring along sunscreen, sunglasses (preferably polarized), hat or visor and soft soled non-slip deck shoes.
If you are prone to seasickness or motion sickness there are many over-the-counter pills available. However most of them come with several undesireable side effects. If you are concerned with taking or even giving these medicines to your family please consider getting an electronic Relief Band I have been using these bands for years. These electronic devices even work well on 3D amusement park rides and reading a book while riding in a car.
Yes, you can bring your electronics along, especially your digital camera. However, keep in mind that the ocean can sometimes be a rough and wet place. Saltwater and electronics do not do well together. Big Tahuna can not be responsible for the safety of your electronics. If you are going to bring them with you be please be sure they are stored in the proper shock proof cases when not being used.