Off Duty Charters

Off Duty Charters offers a great time on the water for everyone, whether you are a complete beginner or an expert angler. A day of fishing with Captain Richard Martinez is fun for all ages!

Enjoy a quick ride to the waters close to shore, which are home to various types of Sharks. There are Blacktip, Atlantic Sharpnose, Bonnethead, and other species of these monsters that are especially great for a “bragging” photo.

If Sharks are not up your street, Capt. Richard can take you out to Port Royal or Calibogue Sound, where you could sample anything from Ladyfish to Redfish. Otherwise, you could check the bite 5-10 miles off the coast of Hilton Head Island, targeting King and Spanish Mackerel, Tarpon, Jack Crevalle, Drum, and more.

A day out with Off Duty Charters will take place on a 24’ Sea Fox center console, a spacious fishing machine. It is equipped with a single 200 HP Suzuki engine and features modern electronics, outriggers, and an array of quality rods and reels. You will mostly be using spinning and conventional gear, including reels by Penn. Live bait, lures, and fishing licenses are also included in the price.

Grab your lunch and drinks and join in the adventure. It’s fish on!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 HR Nearshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 15 - Sep 30
    $700
    up to 6 persons
    You will travel 5-10 miles off the coast of Hilton Head Island to catch a variety of fish including King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Tarpon, Jack Crevalle, and much more.
  • Private trip
    3 HR Inshore Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $450
    up to 6 persons
    This is a great trip for young kids. Staying in the sounds makes for a calm day of fishing for Drum, Redfish, and more.
  • Private trip
    3 HR Inshore Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $450
    up to 6 persons
    Enjoy this afternoon adventure, fishing in the sounds for Redfish, Ladyfish, Drum, and other species.
  • Private trip
    3 HR Shark Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 10
    $450
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is all about taking great photos! You will be fishing for a variety of Sharks.
  • Private trip
    3 HR Shark Trip (Evening)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 10
    $450
    up to 6 persons
    Add one more hour to your Shark trip and target more species, including Atlantic Sharpnose and Blacktip Sharks.
  • Private trip
    2 HR Shark Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 10
    $325
    up to 6 persons
    Enjoy an action-packed morning out on the water and target various sizes of Sharks.
  • Private trip
    2 HR Shark Trip (Evening)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 7
    $325
    up to 6 persons
    This is a short trip but filled with fun and rod-bending action. You will be able to catch a variety of Sharks, including Blacktip, Bonnethead, Atlantic Sharpnose, and other species.
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About the Captain

Richard Martinez
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Reports
60 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since July 2018
I started fishing at a young age growing up in Miami, Florida. When my friends were out riding their bikes, I was learning to tie knots with my dad. I am very passionate about fishing, I take pride in what I do and I’m not satisfied unless my client is. I like to live bait on the bottom with light to medium tackle. It’s about the fight, not the catch.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
King George Whiting

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Ladyfish
Redfish
Seabass (Black)

Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bonnethead)
Spanish Mackerel
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Sea Fox (Center console) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
PayPal
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.91
out of 5 stars from 60 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Inshore trip with capt martinez
Half day inshore trip
Blackened Redfish Dinner!
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Angler Rating
56
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Jessica T.
Fayetteville, NC
 5.00
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2 hr Shark Charter

VERIFIED   May 31, 2019
I booked a trip for my grandfather, my mother, my sister and her three boys and it was genuinely the best thing I have ever...
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Zachary W.
Hilton Head Island, SC
 5.00
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8:30 am Shark Trip

VERIFIED   August 7, 2019
Awesome experience! We arrived early and Richard was ready to go. After showing us around the boat we were off. Only had to...
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Spring H.
Urbana, Illinois
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3 Hr PM Shark Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   July 25, 2019
We all had a great time fishing with Captain Richard! We did the 3HR shark fishing trip and wished we could have stayed out...
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Stephanie G.
United States
 5.00
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Wonderful experience, highly recommend!

VERIFIED   August 3, 2019
Captain Rick was amazing, so patient with the kids and helpful. He really made our shark fishing experience special. My son...
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Daniel D.
Cleveland, OH
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3 hour evening shark trip

VERIFIED   July 1, 2019
Absolutely amazing adventure this evening!!!!!  All six of us caught multiple sharks and the captain worked his butt off...
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