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 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:15 AM
    $975
    price breakdown
    $975
    Captain Buddy will take 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
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:15 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    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
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    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: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:15 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    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
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:15 PM
    $425
    price breakdown
    $425
    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
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:15 AM
    $425
    price breakdown
    $425
    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
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:15 PM
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
    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: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
    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 Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:15 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 15
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    You'll head out on a hopefully sunny afternoon to chase after the Shark that roam in South Carolina’s Atlantic waters. There are Blacktip, Bonnethead, and Atlantic Sharpnose Shark all waiting to be caught!
  • Private trip
    Evening Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 24 - Oct 15 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
  • Private trip
    Morning Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:15 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 15
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    A short but 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.
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About the Captain

Captain Buddy
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
185 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.

About this listing

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

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 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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer Reviews

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99%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
84%
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Audria G.
Savannah, GA
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6 hour trip off shore

VERIFIED   Morning 6 Hour Offshore on September 30, 2020
Excellent trip. The captain called us the night before to go over details of the trip and to find out more about what we were...
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Cheryl L.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
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5 hr offshore

VERIFIED   Morning 5 Hour Offshore on December 28, 2020
Couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather in December for an offshore trip, especially for inexperienced/1st timers.
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   September 1, 2020
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Bruce F.
St. Petersburg, Florida
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   Morning 3 Hour Inshore on August 15, 2020
Captain Buddy was the BEST!! He is very friendly, knowledgeable, and offers a very family friendly experience. We did a 3 hour...
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Roger S.
Kansas City, MO
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3hr with Captain Buddy

VERIFIED   Morning 3 Hour Inshore on November 28, 2020
We had a fantastic time with Captain Buddy! He is very knowledgeable about a lot of things, and gave us helpful tips for the...
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