Explore nearshore wrecks and reefs of Hilton Head Island with Fin-Seeker Charter! This year-round charter is run and operated by Captain Todd, who’s been fishing professionally for over 30 years. He spent the past 5 years in the Hilton Head area, as he fell in love with amazing fishing opportunities this place offers.

Capt. Todd is ready to share decades of experience with you and provide a fun and enjoyable trip. Whether you’re joining with your friends or kids, there’s something for a group of anglers here. In case you don’t have much experience with catching fish, it’s about time to get the hang of it.

You’ll be fishing on a 22’ Grady White boat that accommodates up to 4 guests. She’s powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine and provides a safe and smooth ride, wherever you go.

Inshore spots are always a safe bet for any trip, while nearshore trips are weather permitting. You can go after Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel and test your luck with Cobia, Black Seabass, and Shark. You’ll mostly rely on drift and bottom fishing, but you can always ask the captain to show you more techniques.

Captain Todd covers your fishing equipment and licenses. Once the trip is over, before you leave the dock, he’ll also clean your catch free of charge. This way, you only need to bring your snacks and drinks, and you’re ready to go.

Fill up your cooler with tasty fish, with the help of Fin-Seeker Charters. Tight lines!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Nearshore Reefs
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $675
    You'll go 10-15 miles offshore to some great fishing spots at some of the local reefs and wrecks. The trip is weather permitting, so you'll stay closer to the shore if the water gets choppy. Bring lunch, drinks, and plenty of sunscreen. Dress appropriately.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $475
    On a half day trip, you'll target Redfish, Trout, Black Drum, Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead, and more. Just bring some snacks and drinks. Rods, reels, bait, licenses, and ice are included in the price.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $475
    The afternoon version of the trip gets you the same species as the morning tour. You'll go after Blacktip Shark, Redfish, Black Drum, Trout, and Bonnethead Shark. Just bring snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Shark (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    Start your day with excitement and take your family or friends to a Shark hunt! You'll target Bonnethead and Blacktip Sharks in the inshore spots, so you'll reach your fishing spot fast. Just pack your drinks and snacks.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Shark (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $350
    Perfect for a day out catching Sharks with the kids. You don't have to get up early and you'll get to your fishing spot fast. This is an inshore adventure, which makes it perfect even for people who get seasick.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Shark (Sunset)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 PM
    $350
    Sunset Shark fishing is a beautiful way to end the day on the island. Target Bonnethead and Blacktip Sharks with the equipment that your captain will provide. Fishing and beautiful sunset, all in one!
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About the Captain

Todd Erickson
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
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Hi, my name is Captain Todd Erickson. I’ve been a captain for 25 years in the North East off Long Island and moved to the low country 5 years ago. I will try and make your trip enjoyable and fun.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bonnethead) Shark (Bonnethead)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Grady White (Center console) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer Reviews

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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
73%
Friendly captain
88%
Recommend this charter
81%
Appropriate for children
84%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
65%
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Shark fishing with Captain Todd

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Shark (AM) on June 8, 2021
Took my daughter shark fishing with Todd for the first time.  Todd quickly brought us to his “favorite spot” and within...
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3 hour shark fishing

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Shark (AM) on June 25, 2021
We had a great time with Captain Todd! We caught 6 shark and one stingray on accident! Our teenagers had a great time and learned...
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Half day with captain Todd

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on March 28, 2021
It was a rough day on the water. We passed by other charters and noooobody was catching fish except for my group of 3 with...
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3 hour shark trip

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Shark (AM) on June 4, 2021
Had a great time with fin seekers and capt todd. We started catching sharks in the first 30 minutes and never had much down...
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Shark trip with Captain Todd

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Shark (Sunset) on June 6, 2021
Great Captain, great knowledge of the area. My daughter’s first shark trip, got us on the fish, outstanding time.  Very...
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FAQs about Fin-Seeker Charters

Fin-Seeker Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Shark (AM) (3 hours)
  • $350 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Shark (PM) (3 hours)
  • $350 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Shark (Sunset) (3 hours)
  • $475 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $475 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $675 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Nearshore Reefs (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Fin-Seeker Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fin-Seeker Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (When Available )
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Fin-Seeker Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing (Weather permitting )
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Fin-Seeker Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fin-Seeker Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout