Captain Buddy’s

Take to the South Carolina’s inshore and offshore waters for a whole host of experiences with Captain Buddy. This is a family-friendly fishing charter geared toward fun and educating young minds on the art of fishing.

The boat you’ll head out on is a 26’ long beast named “Side Piece”.  It is a recently restored 1978 Mako center console that can comfortably fit 6 guests along with the crew. On board, you’ll find outriggers fitted for trolling as well as fishfinder technology to help you get your catch of the day.

Captain Buddy can take you inshore fishing for Redfish, Sea Trout, Flounder, and Black Drum. On his offshore trips you’ll be targeting Black Sea Bass, Vermillion Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, as well as both King and Spanish Mackerel. Unique daytime and nightime Shark fishing trips are also available here if you’re up for an adventure!

You catch ‘em, they’ll clean ‘em, you eat ‘em! They’ll clean the fish right in front of you free of charge and give them to you in a ziplock bag. Don’t forget to bring something to put your bag in and don’t forget your sunscreen!  They’ll supply everything else you need including all of the fishing gear and the fishing licenses for 6 guests.

Bottled water is included in trips of 5 hours or more.  Feel free to bring your own food, beer, wine, soft drinks, and water along with you but please refrain from bringing glass on the boat. For a great range of saltwater fishing adventures, you don’t need to look further than Captain Buddy.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Inshore (11AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Mar 15
    US $450
    This trip is great for beginner and intermediate fishermen. We will target red drum, black drum, sheepshead, flounder, whiting, and a number of other species depending on the season and what's biting.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Inshore (7AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Apr 1
    US $450
    This trip is great for beginner and intermediate fishermen. We will target red drum, black drum, sheepshead, flounder, whiting, and a number of other species depending on the season and what's biting.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Shark Fishin (11AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Oct 30
    US $450
    A family-friendly fun morning trip targeting Blacktip, Bonnethead (great-eating), and Atlantic Sharpnose Shark. If this is your first time targeting fishing in this area, then this is a great option to get you hooked onto the sport.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Oct 30
    US $450
    A family-friendly fun morning trip targeting Blacktip, Bonnethead (great-eating), and Atlantic Sharpnose Shark. If this is your first time targeting Shark, then this is a great option to get you hooked onto the sport. Departure is also available at 11:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Oct 30
    US $450
    You'll head out on a sunny afternoon to chase after sharks that roam in South Carolina’s Atlantic waters. There is Blacktip, Bonnethead, Atlantic Sharpnose Shark and many more species waiting to be caught!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore Fish
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    US $550
    A great choice for intermediate to expert fishermen. Captain Buddy is there to help and show the ropes on how to reel in the likes of Flounder, Seatrout, Black Drum, and Redfish.
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $550
    A great choice for intermediate to expert fishermen. Captain Buddy is there to help and show the ropes on how to reel in the likes of Flounder, Seatrout, Black Drum, and Redfish.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Nearshore & Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $675
    Captain Buddy will take you out to the nearshore reefs to target both King and Spanish Mackerel, Black Seabass, Black Drum, and many other reef fish that inhabit the nearshore area and its artificial reefs and wrecks.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Nearshore & Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 20 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $790
    There's no better way to start your day than by hitting the ocean for some fishing. With Captain Buddy alongside you, he'll help you out with catching the likes of Black Seabass, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, and King Mackerel in South Carolina’s nearshore reefs.
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FAQs about Captain Buddy’s

Captain Buddy’s offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $450 per group, additional US $25 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Inshore (11AM) (3 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $25 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Inshore (7AM) (3 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $25 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Shark Fishin (11AM) (3 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $25 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (AM) (3 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $25 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (PM) (3 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $25 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore Fish (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $25 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (4 hours)
  • US $675 per group, additional US $30 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Nearshore & Offshore (5 hours)
  • US $790 per group, additional US $30 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Nearshore & Offshore (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain Buddy’s, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Captain Buddy’s include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Captain Buddy’s offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Captain Buddy’s offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Captain Buddy’s include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Broomtail)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Spanish Mackerel

Meet the Captain

Captain Buddy
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
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686 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2020
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Captain Buddy has been fishing for his entire life. He's no stranger to an adventure as he's fished across 5 continents. He comes from just down the road in Savannah so he's has a lifelong knowledge of the bodies of water around here. He loves the inshore and ocean environment and teaching people how to fish there.
Our Team
Jay S.
Captain
Buddy B.
Captain
Casey B.
Business associate

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia

Boat specs

Seahunt (Center console) originally built in 2016. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 42 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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 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:

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Mastercard
American Express

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