Dolphin Discoveries – Shark Fishing

Treat your family and friends to an adventure of a lifetime. When you visit the area of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina contact Dolphin Discoveries Nature Tours and Family Shark Fishing. They’ll hook you up with one of their captains who’s gonna do his best you have a blast. You’ll be shouting from an excitement whether you’re an oldtimer angler or a teenager who’s tackling their first bite. 

You’ll be gliding the ocean waves aboard a 22’ Carolina Skiff center console model from 2017 that is made for recreational boating and fishing in the local fishery. The boat is equipped with a single Suzuki engine that can reach a top speed of 35 knots. You’ll be at your shark zone in no time! This charter can accommodate groups of a maximum of 4 guests.

The name of the game is shark fishing, and of course, you can expect to encounter various shark species like Hammerhead or Bull Shark. However, you may also end up catching Redfish or Spanish Mackerel. You can go after Shark beauties using light and heavy tackle, and bottom fishing techniques. The charter covers inshore and nearshore locations up to the mouth of Caliboque near South Beach. Additionally, if the conditions permit you can visit the reefs.

Teens and children are more than welcome and the crew is very enthusiastic to teach them fish. As for the necessary fishing gear, lures, and live bait, along with the South Carolina fishing license - the charter’s got you covered. Be sure to check with the crew for which fish the policy is strictly catch and release, and which you can keep. Be ready to adjust your expectations, but if you do get to keep your fish, the crew will gladly help you clean it.

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to make great memories and have loads of fun and book a trip with Dolphin Discoveries.



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Shark (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 22 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $475
    With this 4-hour to give your and your family an additional hour of fun family fishing! Our 4-hour trip also gives you an opportunity to get to one of our nearshore reefs (weather permitting) for a chance to target not just Sharks, but Mackerel, Red and Black Drum, and many other species of fish that hang out near our offshore reefs. Or if you're looking to mix your time with some fishing and dolphin watching, or cruising around Daufuskie, the 4hr is perfect for that as well!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Shark (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $475
    This 4-hour trip will give you a great time fishing and the gorgeous scenery of our sunset! On this trip, we will visit nearshore reefs if the weather is favorable. There you can target not just Sharks, but Mackerel, Red and Black Drum, and many other species of fish that hang out near our offshore reefs. Or if you're looking to mix your time with some fishing and dolphin watching, or cruising around Harbor Town and Daufuskie, the 4-hour trip is perfect for that as well!
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Shark (11:30 AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $375
    Anglers who like to sleep in will love this 3-hour trip. We set off at noon and we'll use the summertime season when Sharks are plentiful. Captain knows where all different size sharks like to hang out looking for food. His goal is to give each person in your group a chance to reel one in!!
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Shark (8:00 AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $375
    This 3-hour summertime trip is an amazing opportunity for some quality fishing since the sharks are plentiful this time of the year. We leave early in the morning and our Captain will take you to all the good spots where different size sharks like to hang out looking for food.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Shark (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $375
    Experience fishing for Sharks during sunset with this 3-hour trip. We set off at 5 pm. This is a great season for fishing as we rarely have a summertime trip where we haven't caught plenty of good stuff! The sharks are plentiful this time of the year, our Captain knows where all different size sharks like to hang out looking for food. His goal is to give each person in your group a chance to reel one in!!
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About the Charter Operator

Kayak Hilton Head, Inc
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
43 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since August 2020
Kayak Hilton Head’s fishing division, "Dolphin Discoveries Nature Tours and Family Shark Fishing" has been in business for 20 plus years providing family fun with many water-related activities. Our captains are fishing specialists and they have been on our team for years. They have put a smile on many faces on a kayak tour, dolphin boat tour, or beachcombing tour but his true love is catching fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Ray Ray

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bonnethead) Shark (Bonnethead)
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)

Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)
Shark (Lemon) Shark (Lemon)
Shark (Tiger) Shark (Tiger)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 150HP suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
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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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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4 Hour Shark Fishing with Capt Craig

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Shark (PM) on September 13, 2021
Excellent time on the water with a very well educated and professional Capt Craig. Was one of the best charters I’ve ever...
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Greer, SC
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4 Hour Trip with captain Craig

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shark (PM) on July 21, 2021
A must do book a shark fishing adventure My husband, our 13 year old son and myself. We have a absolutely amazing time. Captain...
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VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Trip – Shark (PM) on August 19, 2021
This was our family’s 3rd charter ever. It was our first shark fishing trip. Captain Craig was knowledgeable and pleasant....
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4 Hour Shark fishing with Capt Craig

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shark (PM) on July 22, 2021
We had a great time with Captain Craig. We are a family of four with not a lot, but some, fishing experience and he was able...
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FAQs about Dolphin Discoveries – Shark Fishing

Dolphin Discoveries – Shark Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $375 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Shark (11:30 AM) (3 hours)
  • $375 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Shark (8:00 AM) (3 hours)
  • $375 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Shark (PM) (3 hours)
  • $475 per group - Half Day Trip – Shark (AM) (4 hours)
  • $475 per group - Half Day Trip – Shark (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Dolphin Discoveries – Shark Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Dolphin Discoveries – Shark Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Everything you need is included!)
  • Live Bait (Or freshly caught by the captain before the trip)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Dolphin Discoveries – Shark Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Shark holes of the Caliboque Sound near Harbortown)
  • Nearshore Fishing (The mouth of the Caliboque off of South Beach)
  • Reef Fishing (Nearshore reefs conditions permitting )

Dolphin Discoveries – Shark Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Heavy enough to win, light enough for a fight!)
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing (Live and fresh caught bait)

Top targeted fish species with Dolphin Discoveries – Shark Fishing include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Ray
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Shark (Lemon)
  • Shark (Tiger)
  • Spanish Mackerel