Gone Fishing Charters

Spend the day with Gone Fishing Charters and see what’s biting in Hilton Head Island! With over 10 years of experice fishing on Hilton Head, we offer a fishing trip that you and the family will be talking about for a life time!
Redfish, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Trout, Blacktip Shark, Cobia, Black Seabass, Ladyfish, Hammerhead Shark, Spanish Mackerel, and more inhabit these waters, depending on the season. On these trips, you can expect to drift and bottom fish using light or heavy tackle.

Capt. Craig runs a 26’ Glacier Bay Catamaran that holds up to 6 passengers. It is spacious with plenty of storage for bags and room for a cooler if you wish to bring one. Rods, reels, and tackle are ready for you, along with lures. Live bait is available, but be sure to ask about it so you know if you’ll be catching it yourself.

Families making a day of it will be glad to know that kids are welcome aboard! Be sure to ask if child-sized life vests are available. There’s no need to buy a fishing license, just show up ready for some fishing! Be mindful that some species may have special rules or limited seasons. Your captain will help you follow regulations while you fish.

It’s never a bad idea to bring snacks, drinks, sunglasses, and sunblock (non-spray). There will be water and ice included. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, and please no glass bottles.

Gone Fishing Charters will make it easy for you to go fishing in Hilton Head Island. So, how about booking that trip?



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hr Inshore 12:30
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US $375
    This trip is great for groups wirh young kids, beginners, or groups just looking to get out for a short trip! This is a great intro into saltwater fishing. Depending on the time of the year, we can see anything from red drum, black drum, trout, and in the warmer months smaller sharks! This trip is catch and release only!
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
  • Private trip
    2 Hr Inshore Evening
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:15 PM
    US $375
    This trip is great for groups wirh young kids, beginners, or groups just looking to get out for a short trip! This is a great intro into saltwater fishing. Depending on the time of the year, we can see anything from red drum, black drum, trout, and in the warmer months smaller sharks! This trip is catch and release only!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
    Weakfish
    Weakfish
    Whiting
    Whiting
  • Private trip
    2hr Inshore 3:00
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    US $375
    This trip is great for groups wirh young kids, beginners, or groups just looking to get out for a short trip! This is a great intro into saltwater fishing. Depending on the time of the year, we can see anything from red drum, black drum, trout, and in the warmer months smaller sharks! This trip is catch and release only!
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Afternoon
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US $475
    Inshore fishing targeting smaller sharks, Red Drum, Black Drum, Seatrout, Flounder, and Sheepshead in local tidal creeks and nearby waterways with light tackle. This trip is great for all experience levels and is most popular for groups with younger kids.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Whiting
    Whiting
  • Private trip
    3hr Evening
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:15 PM
    US $475
    Inshore fishing targeting smaller sharks, Red Drum, Black Drum, Seatrout, Flounder, and Sheepshead in local tidal creeks and nearby waterways with light tackle. This trip is great for all experience levels and is most popular for groups with younger kids.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
    Weakfish
    Weakfish
    Whiting
    Whiting
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Afternoon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US $575
    Our 4-hour trip, weather permitting, allows us to fish nearshore wrecks and off the beach. Common targets are Bull Red Drum, Trout, Spanish Mackeral, King Mackerel and other various species. Great for groups of all experience levels!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Weakfish
    Weakfish
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Morning
    Just booked! Last booked: 3 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $575
    Our 4-hour trip, weather permitting, allows nearshore wrecks and off the beach. Common targets are Bull Red Drum, Black Drum, Trout, Spanish Mackeral, King Mackeral and other various species. Great for groups of all experience levels!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Weakfish
    Weakfish
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Afternoon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US $675
    This trip will take you up to 5 miles offshore. You are fishing on wrecks, reefs, jetties, and off the beach, targeting Bull Reds, Large Sharks, Mackeral, Seabass, and many other bottom fish. This trip is excellent for experienced and novice groups. Ideal trip for bringing home fish worhout spending all day on the water!
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Whiting
    Whiting
    Ray
    Ray
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Morning
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $675
    This trip will take you up to 5 miles offshore, giving us a chance to fish wrecks, reefs, jetties, and off the beach, targeting Bull Red Drum, Mackeral, Large Sharks, Seabass, and many other species. This trip is excellent for experienced and novice groups. Ideal trip for bringing home something for dinner without spending all day on the water!
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Shark (Lemon)
    Lemon Shark
    Ray
    Ray
  • Private trip
    8hr Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,200
    This trip allows you to venture up to 20 miles offshore, and also allow for inshore fishing as well. Depending on time lf the year, target fish are Bull Red Drum, Black Drum, Cobia, Grouper, Snapper, Seabass, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Sharks, King and Spanish Mackeral.
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,600
    Our 10 hour trip is ideal for groups looking for a full day out on the water. Weather-dependent, this trip allows us to venture up to 50 miles offshore to target Cobia, Snapper, Grouper, King Mackeral, Barracuda, Trigger Fish, Amber Jacks and several other species. This trip is ideal for filling a cooler with tablefare fish and is excellent for experienced anglers and beginners! This trip consists of trolling and bottom fishing!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
    Tigerfish
    Tigerfish
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FAQs about Gone Fishing Charters

Gone Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $375 per group - 2 Hr Inshore 12:30 (2 hours)
  • US $375 per group - 2 Hr Inshore Evening (2 hours)
  • US $375 per group - 2hr Inshore 3:00 (2 hours)
  • US $475 per group - 3 Hour Afternoon (3 hours)
  • US $475 per group - 3hr Evening (3 hours)
  • US $575 per group - 4 Hour Afternoon (4 hours)
  • US $575 per group - 4 Hour Morning (4 hours)
  • US $675 per group - 5 Hour Afternoon (5 hours)
  • US $675 per group - 5 Hour Morning (5 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group - 8hr Offshore (8 hours)
  • US $1,600 per group - 10 Hour Trip Offshore (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Gone Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Radar

Trips booked with Gone Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Depending on the time of year, Live bait will either be provided before the trip or caught at the beginning. Make sure to ask the captain before you trip. It is included in the price. )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (We will filet your fresh catch back at the dock for no extra charge! We can recommend where to take it to have it cooked as well! )
  • Fishing License (Fishing licenses covers up to 6 people, no need to get your own prior to the trip! )

Gone Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (3-4hr trips are inshore/nearshore. 5-6 hr trips can go up to 10 miles out depending on conditions. And our 8hr trip goes 20-30 miles offshore, and can go up to 50 miles offshore depending on conditions! )

Gone Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Gone Fishing Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Sheepshead
  • Speckled Trout
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Weakfish

Meet the Captain

Craig Ryan
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
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32 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2019
Angler's Choice
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Meet Captain Craig Ryan, your lively guide for exciting fishing adventures in the stunning Hilton Head, South Carolina. As a local expert, he knows all the secret spots where the fish are hiding, ensuring you have a blast on your fishing trip. Get ready for a fun-filled day with Capt. Craig!

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish

Boat specs

Glacier Bay Canton Runner 2665 (Catamaran) originally built in 2006. Powered by 2 175HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
3-4hr trips are inshore/nearshore. 5-6 hr trips can go up to 10 miles out depending on conditions. And our 8hr trip goes 20-30 miles offshore, and can go up to 50 miles offshore depending on conditions!

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Depending on the time of year, Live bait will either be provided before the trip or caught at the beginning. Make sure to ask the captain before you trip. It is included in the price.
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
We will filet your fresh catch back at the dock for no extra charge! We can recommend where to take it to have it cooked as well!
Fishing License
Fishing licenses covers up to 6 people, no need to get your own prior to the trip!

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
Kids of all ages are welcome!
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 32 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Fantastic Trip
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
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Friendly captain
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97%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
97%
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Leah P.
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Overall

Perfect First Family Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Morning on March 29, 2024
We booked this trip for my 10, 7 and 3 year olds as their first open water fishing trip. Captain Craig was amazing at keeping...
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Julianna S.
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Great Day on the Water! Capt Craig was awesome!

VERIFIED   NEW  2 Hr Inshore Evening on March 25, 2024
We signed up for the 2 hour in-shore package, which turned out to be quite successful. It was very windy and cold, so Capt...
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Daniel M.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Caught a Variety of Fish

VERIFIED   NEW  2 Hr Inshore Evening on April 1, 2024
Great evening of in-shore fishing. Caught six different species of fish over our two hour trip.  Everyone on our boat caught...
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Frank C.
Excellent
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Craig is great!

VERIFIED   3 Hour Afternoon on November 9, 2023
Craig took our whole family out fishing…. kids ages 4-11.  He was so kind and informative and really made it his goal for...
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Neal F.
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Great day on the water!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Morning on March 18, 2024
Craig was very accommodating allowing us to be flexible on departure (ran into heavy traffic on the way) and made us feel welcome...
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