Wild Card Sportfishing - Outer Banks

Catching fish has always been important to us! However, having an affordable and great time while catching them will always remain our #1 goal. That's what makes us one of the premier Oregon Inlet charter boats! Capt. Frank sincerely believes in catering to the needs of everyone onboard during each and every OBX charter fishing trip. Wild Card's charters are veteran owned and designed to be congenial, informative, low pressure and sometimes even a bit educational. Our principal desire is to put smiles on the faces of every single angler we meet. Aboard Wild Card which is now located at Wanchese Marina we don't believe that OBX charter fishing needs to be complicated. In fact, our theory is simple. We are committed to make your fishing trip on Wild Card the highlight of your entire vacation. We realize that you have a lot of Outer Banks charter boats located here at Oregon Inlet to choose from so it is important for us to offer folks the very best family friendly affordable charter fishing experience possible.

Despite the fact that charter fishing requires long hard days on the ocean and relatively short nights, catching fish is something Capt. Smith loves to be able to provide for his Outer Banks guests. He appreciates each and every customer that he has had the pleasure of guiding. Every trip is a new learning experience for him as well as his guests.

Capt. Smith likes to provide onboard photographs and also dockside pictures of the catch whenever possible. Plus he likes to write a thank you to his guests as well as a short recap of the day's experiences which we post on a page called Outer Banks Fishing Reports.

We offer a large selection of chartering options depending upon variables such as how many hours that you would like to be on the water, the distance to be traveled from Oregon Inlet and the Outer Banks fish species you would like to catch. Check out our information about inshore vs. offshore charters on our rates page to help you know which to choose. Next time you are looking for a Wanchese, Nags Head or Manteo fishing charter please call Capt. Frank (Call 252-402-5800) so that we can discuss your individual needs. Whether it's half day inshore or full day offshore deep sea fishing, we want to design the exact charter experience that you are seeking. We consider each and every charter to be a unique and custom experience. That's why our target goal is to find the best ways necessary to cater to your specific desires.

Please read all about our several various charter types from half day, near shore, inshore, to full day offshore deep sea fishing (includes deep jigging as an option) and the best charter pricing on our Rates/FAQ page. Don’t hesitate to give us a call and tell us exactly what it will take to make your next OBX fishing vacation experience perfect.


Affordable Family Friendly OBX Charters!

The Outer Banks has been built around a sportfishing tradition that goes back over a century. In the "Old Days" the deep sea Gulf Stream charter fishing at Oregon Inlet was originally designed exclusively for the serious offshore sport fishermen. However, today Wild Card fills a unique niche by offering a quality “family friendly” Outer Banks fish catching experience at the best most affordable prices available for boats in our size class with a top quality charter experience. Our pledge to our valued customer is to catch a few fish and have a lot of fun while we are doing it. Please check all of our 5 star reviews on Google and Facebook to see what our customers are saying.

If you have already enjoyed one of our Outer Banks fishing charters on Wild Card please consider writing us a Google Review!

Two children anglers on a family friendly fishing charter.

Makeup Split Group Charters - Wanchese, NC

Sometimes vacationers want to go on a deep sea offshore sportfishing charter but cannot find the required full group of six anglers. Wild Card offers custom last minute makeup split group charters which include vacationing guests from all over including Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, Duck and Kitty Hawk each designed around those anglers looking to share expenses. This is a great opportunity for the one or two anglers that just want to try their luck at fishing while the rest of the family may be out enjoying the beach. Since most of our makeup charters are "short notice" trips it is preferable to contact Capt. Frank directly by phone (252-402-5800) rather than by email. He can tell you immediately whether he has any makeup anglers scheduled or additional anglers already waiting for a makeup charter to be scheduled. Call Capt. Frank if you and your crew would like to be put on his "short notice" contact list and he will call you as soon as something comes up.

Wild Card proudly supports tourism in all Outer Banks towns and villages including Wanchese, Manteo, Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Southern Shore, Duck and Corolla, NC.



  • Pretty young lady angler really in a big fish offshore.
  • Pretty young lady angler helping release a sailfish she just caught.
  • Gentleman angler struggles to hold up a massice yellowfin tuna on his offshore charter.
  • This group of six anglers caught some really nice tuna on their charter trip.
  • Angler and mate struggle to hold up a very heavy wahoo offshore.
  • Happy Wild Card angler showing off a very colorful yellowfin tuna he just caught.
  • Pretty young lady angler holding one of several nice spanish mackerel she caught on a near shore charter trip.
  • Pretty your lady angler hold up a really big colorful mahi with enthusiasm.
  • These angler all pitched in to help hold up this massive tuna one of the just reeled in.
  • Two anglers holding up a really big tuna from an offshore charter trip on Wild Card Sportfishing.
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