Come visit South Carolina and have a true fishing adventure with Carolina Rig! Whether you’re a beginner or a more experienced angler, the inshore and nearshore waters of Hilton Head Island will give you loads of opportunity to reel in various sorts of fish and have a fun day on the water. Join Captain David Spahr and start your next angling journey in Hilton Head Island!

You’ll fish from a 22’ Maycraft center console powered by a 150 HP Mercury engine that can reach a maximum cruising speed of 23 knots. The boat can sit up to 4 guests, uses quality GPS, fishfinder, and radio technology for navigation, and has a livewell to supply you with live bait.

Some of the prized species you can catch include Jack Crevalle, Cobia, Redfish, as well as various types of Shark. You’ll be bottom fishing, trolling, and spinning to catch them, with the option to keep your catch if you wish so. Kids are welcome to join your trip so be free to bring them as well.

Captain David will provide you with all the rods, reels, and tackle, as well as with fishing licenses. He’ll also provide live bait when it’s available. Pack your favorite food and drinks before you leave and you’re all set for the trip.

Join Carolina Rig and have a great fishing experience on the waters of Hilton Head Island!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $595
    This trip's great for anglers looking to spend a good part of the day chasing a trophy fish. You and the captain will be using different fishing methods. As Hilton Head is a seasonal fishery, the captain can let you know what is available. Please keep in mind that the availability of this trip will depend on the weather.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $475
    This trip is for more experienced anglers that have chartered before. You'll be pursuing seasonal fisheries off Hilton Head. There's opportunity for catching Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Red Drum, and Cobia, to name a few.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $375
    Great way to spend time with the family in and around the island fishing for inshore species. It's possible to see dolphins on the way.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $375
    This will be the same type of trip as the morning 3 hour.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31 (Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $295
    Great for new anglers to see what's happening around Hilton Head during a fishing charter. You and your company will mostly hunt sharks.
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About the Captain

David Spahr
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
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Member since February 2021
Captain David used to work for a ferry boat operation with a captain who also ran fishing charters part-time and who asked him to mate with him on those fishing charters. Captain David accepted and they started running full-day charters to the “Snapper banks”. So, about 40 miles offshore, he learned to bottom fish. It was a fast and furious way to learn but he loved it. He knew that fishing would be a way of life for him from then on. After a couple of years working there, he did a tour in the USCG. Returning to the area, he found myself back doing fishing charters as a mate. After a couple of years on deck, Captain David obtained his captain’s license and began running charters.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish

Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bonnethead) Shark (Bonnethead)
Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)

Whiting Whiting

Boat Specs

Maycraft (Center console) originally built in 2001. Powered by a 150HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 23 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
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 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
81%
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3 hour trip with Captain David

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) on July 5, 2021
We booked last minute on the Carolina Rig with Captain David and couldn’t have asked for a better trip! My son and I have...
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Sanford, North Carolina
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3 hour afternoon trip inshore

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) on June 1, 2021
David was great! I have a lot of respect for what he does.  We caught some bait lol and then changed locations and brought...
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Joyce K.
Hilton Head Island, SC
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3 hour fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) on July 11, 2021
This was a very pleasant trip, exactly as expected and advertised.  Capt. David brought us to a couple of different spots...
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3 Hour afternoon trip

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) on June 15, 2021
Had a great afternoon on the water with Captain David.  We saw some amazing wildlife and had a great time.  We caught a a...
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) on March 19, 2021
At a time of year when weather isn’t always cooperative we were able to get out for 3 hours with Captain Dave. Wind...
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FAQs about Carolina Rig

Carolina Rig offers the following trips to customers:
  • $295 per group - 2 Hour Trip – Inshore (2 hours)
  • $375 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (3 hours)
  • $375 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (3 hours)
  • $475 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore (4 hours)
  • $595 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Nearshore (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Carolina Rig, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well (When availible)

Trips booked with Carolina Rig include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (When available)
  • Fishing License

Carolina Rig offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Carolina Rig offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Carolina Rig include:
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Whiting