Captain Buddy’s

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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 “The Kraken”.  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.



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  • Private trip
    Full day Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:15 AM
    $975
    price breakdown
    Captain Buddy will tame you far out to the offshore natural reefs for Vermillion Snapper, Sea Bass, Grouper, and Amberjack. If there's enough time, you can also hit the nearshore artificial reefs to target King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Black Drum and many other reef fish on the way back in. This is a full day 8 hour trip and it is highly recommended to bring a lunch with you as you can't cook the fish when you're out on the water!
  • Private trip
    Morning 6 Hour Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:15 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    There's no better way to start your day that by hitting the ocean for some fishing. With Captain Buddy alongside you he'll help you out with catching the likes of Black Sea Bass, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, and King Mackerel in South Carolina’s nearshore reefs.
  • Private trip
    Afternoon 5 Hour Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $550
    price breakdown
    You'll head just slightly out so you can target the great variety of fish that swim not too far off the shore. There's plenty of Black Drum, Black Sea Bass, King and Spanish Mackerel just waiting to be scooped up by you.
  • Private trip
    Morning 5 Hour Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:15 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    Captain Buddy will take you out to the nearshore reefs to target both King and Spanish Mackerel, Black Sea Bass, Black Drum, and many other reef fish that inhabit the nearshore area and it's artificial reefs and wrecks.
  • Private trip
    Afternoon 4 Hour Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:15 PM
    $425
    price breakdown
    On this gentle and relaxed afternoon just off South Carolia’s coast you'll be targeting a good range of game fish. Redfish, Flounder, Black Drum, and Sea Trout are all fun to catch and make for a great meal to round off your afternoon of fishing.
  • Private trip
    Morning 4 Hour Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:15 AM
    $425
    price breakdown
    Start slightly earlier and add an extra hour onto your trip! A great choice for beginners as Captain Buddy if there to show the ropes on how to reel in the likes of Flounder, Sea Trout, Black Drum, and Redfish.
  • Private trip
    Afternoon 3 Hour Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:15 PM
    $375
    price breakdown
    This topography of this area of South Carolina allows for some great inshore fishing. This is a great idea if you're heading out with the kids or some first-timers on this relaxed afternoon. You'll be targeting the likes of Redfish, Flounder, Black Drum, Sea Trout, and Shark.
  • Private trip
    Morning 3 Hour Inshore
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $375
    price breakdown
    It's early, but not too early. This 9 AM start will give you a short yet very productive morning chasing after and luring in the fish that swim below. Expect to catch Redfish, Flounder, Black Drum, Sea Trout, Shark, or perhaps something else that's roaming in the deep.
  • Private trip
    Afternoon 3 Hour Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:15 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 15
    $325
    price breakdown
    You'll head out on a hopefully sunny afternoon to chase after the Shark that roam in South Carolina’s Atlantic waters. There are Black Tip Reef Shark, Bonnethead Shark,and Atlantic Sharpnose Shark all waiting to be caught!
  • Private trip
    Morning 3 Hour Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 9:15 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 15
    $325
    price breakdown
    A short but fun morning trip targeting Black Tip Reef Shark, Bonnethead Shark (great eating), and Atlantic Sharpnose Shark. If this is you're first time targeting shark then this is a great option to get you hooked onto the sport.
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About the Captain

Captain Buddy
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
68 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2020
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.

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Targeted Species

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

Grouper (Broomtail) Grouper (Broomtail)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bonnethead) Shark (Bonnethead)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 1978, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 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

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Hilton Head Island to departure site is available and 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
Mastercard
American Express
Visa

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Customer Reviews

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4.97
out of 5 stars from 68 reviews
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98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Brooke R.
Charlotte, North Carolina
 5.00
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4 hr reef trip with Captain Buddy

VERIFIED   NEW  June 9, 2020
Captain Buddy does a great job on the water. You can tell he’s a great fisherman and really knows the water and the whole...
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Saint Leon, IN
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3 Hour Shark Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  June 17, 2020
My Wife and 3 sons (11, 8, 6) had a blast on our shark fishing trip.  Captain Buddy was great with the boys.  He...
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Daniel M.
Naperville, IL
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3 hour fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  June 11, 2020
We had a great experience with Captain Buddy.  He catered the trip to our family and made sure we got great pictures of...
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Jastin M.
Jacksonville, FL
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3 Hour Shark fishing

VERIFIED   May 30, 2020
This has been one of the most amazing days I’ve ever had. The professionalism was astounding and much appreciated. The...
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Christopher A.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
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What a day with Captain Buddy

VERIFIED   May 28, 2020
Went on the boat For a 4 hour fishing trip with my two teenage boys. Captain Buddy was fantastic with them and really customized...
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