Welcome to the Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. You’ll find many opportunities to relax and of course to do some fishing. Cool Cat Charters is there for anglers who want to explore local waters and see what’s biting. Captain Chris Prince will put you on the fish, and he’ll do his best that you have a great time while you’re chasing that big catch.

You’ll be having your fishing adventure on board the 30’ Cobia 296, center console model from 2014. It can take on groups of up to 6 guests. The boat is powered by a double Yamaha engine with 300 hp and it can reach speeds of 50 kn. You’ll be quickly navigating from one hot spot to another. For your optimal fishing experience, fishfinding equipment is available, and you can use the downriggers.

This charter covers nearshore and offshore areas which include reef and wreck locations. The fish is biting all year round, it’s just the question of which species are in season. Generally, the summer months are the most action-packed. You can target Kingfish, Snapper, and several types of Shark and Grouper. You can go after these beauties using light and heavy tackle, bottom and deep sea fishing, trolling, and spinning.

Don’t fret about your South Carolina fishing license, as the charter’s got you covered. As for the necessary fishing gear, lures, and bait, they will be waiting for you. For a more comfortable trip, you can use the onboard toilet. If you get lucky, you can keep the catch. What’s more, the crew will help you clean it and prepare it. Children are welcome.

Make some great memories on an active fishing trip with Cool Cat Charters.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    Generally, we'll go 3 to 5 miles out. We catch live bait and chum daily. Sharks are plentiful on these trips, but we'll also target other species (Spanish and King Mackerel, Tarpon, Bull Red, Jack, etc.). Great family trips.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Apr 30
    $850
    With this 5-hour trip, we usually go 5 to 12 miles offshore. We also get to catch live bait & chum on every outing. We can carry up to 6 Passengers. Very family friendly.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Wreck Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 1
    $1,100
    A 6-hour wreck fishing trip.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 19 - Aug 21
    $1,650
    Spend a whole day out on the water with these 8-hour trips. They are great for groups looking to get further offshore and who would like to bring home fish for dinner. This trip includes bottom fishing and wreck fishing. Generally, we go from 18 to 40 miles out, weather permitting.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 15 - Apr 15
    $1,750
    Wreck and bottom fishing. 20-45 miles offshore. Lots of action, lots of eating fish, and lots of fun! A weather-permitting trip.
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About the Captain

Chris Prince
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
28 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2018
Captain Chris Prince has over 20 years of experience under his belt. Fishing is his passion and he would like to share it with the world.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Boat specs

Cobia 296 (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 28 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (28)
Half day with Captain Chris
Half day with Captain Chris
10 hour trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
87%
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Ann C.
Shawnee, KS
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great trip!

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Nearshore on August 1, 2022
We asked Chris for a little different experience because we had been shark fishing several times. Chris did everything he could...
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Antonio A.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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10 hour trip

VERIFIED   NEW  10 Hour Trip on August 5, 2022
Captain Chris was great! He worked super hard to avoid the storms and put us on fish. We caught our fill of snapper and had...
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Michael L.
Shawnee, KS
Excellent
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Experience:
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Chris

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Nearshore on August 3, 2022
Bubba was great.  Very active and made sure kids were enjoying the trip.  Good trip and we will fish again with this charter.
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Chad B.
Grove City, OH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip – Offshore on July 25, 2022
Bubba was amazing! I loved the bands on approach with our teen age sons was awesome. Highly Highly recommend fishing with Bubba!
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Charles S.
Tampa, FL
Excellent
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Excellent
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Half day trip with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Nearshore on July 27, 2022
Great time. Chris put us on the bite quickly and was an engaging host with a lot of local knowledge.
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FAQs about Cool Cat Charters

Cool Cat Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $750 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (4 hours)
  • $850 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Nearshore (5 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Wreck Fishing (6 hours)
  • $1,650 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • $1,750 per group - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Cool Cat Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Radar
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with Cool Cat Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Cool Cat Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Cool Cat Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Cool Cat Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Shark (Tiger)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)