Information on Deep Sea Fishing in Hatteras
Aboard the "Tuna Duck" Boat

Your NC Offshore Charter Trip:
What to Bring, What to Wear,
Traveling to Cape Hatteras' Outer Banks

Departure and Return Times:
Please be at the dock at least 15 minutes before dawn. We leave at first light. Follow these links to view sunrise times:
January - June
July - December

We get back to the dock between 4 and 5 in the afternoon.

Our run to the fishing grounds takes, on average, an hour to an hour and a half. This leaves between 6 and 7 hours of lines in the water time.

What to Bring and Wear:

Hats, sunglasses (to better see the action under the water), jackets, sunscreen, soft-soled (preferably white soles) shoes, and a CAMERA to record the excitement. Fill a cooler with what you want to eat and drink for the day.

Driving Directions :
From Interstate 95 in North Carolina:
Take the Rocky Mount exit, state Rt. 64 east
Follow Rt.64 east to Manteo
Route 158 North to Rt. 12 south to Hatteras Island.
This point is 1 hour from Hatteras Village. Follow Rt. 12 to Hatteras Village.

From Interstate 81:
From I - 81, take Interstate 64 east to Norfolk, through Norfolk to Chesapeake.
Take Rt. 168 South.
168 becomes Rt. 158.
Follow 158 through Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, and Nags Head.
Take Rt. 12 South to Hatteras Island.
Follow Rt. 12 to Hatteras Village.

From New York, Philadelphia:
Take Route 13 South through Delaware and Maryland through the
Chesapeake Bay - Bridge Tunnel.
Take Rt. 64 West to Chesapeake. Take Rt. 168 South, becomes 158 South.
Follow 158 through Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, and Nags Head.
Take Rt. 12 South to Hatteras Island.
Take Interstate 95 to Richmond, VA.
Take Interstate 64 East to Chesapeake, then 168 to 158 to Nags Head
Take Rt. 12 South to Hatteras Island.
Follow Rt. 12 to Hatteras Village.

By Ferry :
From Jacksonville, NC take Rt. 24 to Morehead City.
Take Rt. 70 North to Rt. 12 to Cedar Island Ferry.
Ferry takes 2 1/4 hours and requires reservations.
Call 1-800-856-0343
On Ocracoke Island, take Rt. 12 North to the Hatteras Ferry, which is free and takes 4o minutes.
Hatteras Harbor Marina is 1 minute from the ferry dock.

Airport and Limo Information

Airport Info:
Norfolk International Airport is 3 1/2 hours from Hatteras Village.

Manteo, NC has a regional airport, accommodating private charters.

Billy Mitchell Field landing strip in Frisco, NC, 6 miles from the dock.
For transportation from this airport,
contact Mary Shepherd 772-219-9592
or Capt. Rooks 252-995-3076

Limousine Service:
Coastal Limo
Lighthouse Limousines
Pager 888-930-8573


Hatteras Island Motel and Restaurant Information

Hatteras Island motel information:
We recommend Village Marina Motel, located beside the marina.
Phone: 252-986-2522

Other motels within walking distance:
Hatteras Marlin Motel
Hatteras Harbor Motel
Burris Motor Court

Comfort Inn in Buxton, 7 miles from the dock:

Breakfast and lunch are served on the marina premises at the
Harbor Seafood Deli 252-986-2500.
If you call the night before your trip, they will prepare lunch for you.
For dinner, we recommend the Breakwater or Dinky's , both next door to the marina.


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There's a page for each species we target with info on when we fish for it, how we fish for it, great photos and more: