This year so far most of the 6 person charter boats are charging between $1400 and $1600. Head boats don't just take your 10 person group. Usually they handle about 50 people, but will often sail with fewer. I've seen the Miss Hatteras go out with as few as 25 people. Inshore boats are usually center consoles between 28 and 35ft and take up to 4 people. The above posts are spot on about meat. Go for dolphin ( mahi-mahi). We were 32 mi offshore last weekend, but they often find them in around 25 to 27 mi. They usually run between 8 and 20 lb, but when we were there a boat brought one in at 64lb!! No boats were doing very well over wrecks yet, but by July the bottom fishing should really pick up, but again, those boats usually only take 4 to 6 people unless it's a head boat. I think the head boats this year are costing about $120 to $150/person for an all day trip. As far as I can remember, there are two head boats out of Hatteras and one or two out of Oregon Inlet.
I gotta go agitate the techies!