Aqua Excursions

Experience the best fishing the Lowcountry has to offer as you cruise through the beautiful waters of Hilton Head Island. Conveniently based at Hilton Head Harbor Marina, Aqua Excursions, and Captain Kurt Jeter, a Veteran United States Marine and Master Captain will ensure you have an enjoyable and productive day on the water.

Your fishing vessel for the day will be a 17’ Bulls Bay flats boat, affectionately known as the “Aqua-01.” Powered by a 90 HP Yamaha outboard, the Aqua-01 has a max cruising speed of 35 knots, so you can rest assured you won’t be wasting any time getting to your fishing spot. Fully equipped with navigation, communication, and fish-finding electronics, along with all required safety equipment, Aqua-01 has every feature you will need for a safe and bountiful day of fishing.

Captain Kurt specializes in a variety of styles of saltwater fishing and welcomes anglers of all skill levels. From the beginner to the pro angler, your Captain is committed to adapting to every client’s needs and goals. He uses only the best tackle, gear, and equipment, and cuts no corners to ensure you get your money’s worth.

Thanks to the diversity of fish that Hilton Head Island has to offer, you’ll have an opportunity to land numerous species including the island’s signature catch, the mighty Redfish. Fish the backwaters for big Reds, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and Flounder, or ease into the nearshore waters and test your skill with the King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, the seasonal Cobia or Tarpon, or even a Shark.

Along with your fishing tackle, also included with each of these trips is your fishing license, plenty of live bait, bottled water, and soft drinks. All you’ll need to bring along is any food you desire, some sunscreen, and your sunglasses, and you’ll be ready for an experience you’ll never forget!

Let Aqua Excursions take you on an unforgettable journey!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Beginner Inshore - Noon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $350
    Learning how to fish can be overwhelming. The act of dropping a line is easy, but being a successful angler is hard. The 3 biggest challenges in fishing for beginners are finding fish, tying on the right fishing tackle, and using the best technique to catch fish on that tackle. This excursion breaks down those challenges with step-by-step instruction from an experienced, patient guide. Licenses, bait and tackle, ice, bottled water, and photographs of your catch are all included.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Bridge Fishing - Noon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $350
    Have a taste for adventure but short on time? Our inshore bridge excursion is the ultimate quick thrill for anglers of all levels. On this, our least expensive way to land fish, we’ll travel less than five minutes to nearby bridges and drop bottom rigs to target local Black Sea Bass. On this excursion, your licenses, bait and tackle, ice, bottled waters, and photographs of your adventure are all included!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Scenic Harbor Tour - Noon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $350
    Tour the inshore waters of Hilton Head Island from your point of departure to the lighthouse and back with a unique perspective of the area from your native captain. Troll special lures while touring the island, or cast artificial baits to target a variety of fish the inshore waters offer. On this excursion, one that is geared more toward a sightseeing/ecotour than a fishing charter, your fishing licenses, bait and tackle, ice, bottled waters, and photographs of your adventure are all included!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Beginner Shark Trip - 11AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 1
    US $450
    If you've never caught a shark before, this trip is a great way to get a feel for this popular sport. The target species on this excursion will be Blacktip and Bonnethead Sharks in the three-to-four-foot range and fought on light action tackle. The trip begins promptly at 2pm, and when deducting travel time, the actual hook-in-the-water time will be approximately two hours and twenty minutes. Fishing licenses, bait and tackle, ice, bottled water, and photographs of your catch are all included!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Beginner Shark Trip - 2PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 1
    US $450
    If you've never caught a shark before, this trip is a great way to get a feel for this popular sport. The target species on this excursion will be Blacktip and Bonnethead Sharks in the three-to-four-foot range and fought on light action tackle. The trip begins promptly at 2pm, and when deducting travel time, the actual hook-in-the-water time will be approximately two hours and twenty minutes. Fishing licenses, bait and tackle, ice, bottled water, and photographs of your catch are all included!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Beginner Shark Trip - 8AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 1
    US $450
    If you've never caught a shark before, this trip is a great way to get a feel for this popular sport. The target species on this excursion will be Blacktip and Bonnethead Sharks in the three-to-four-foot range and fought on light action tackle. The trip begins promptly at 8am, and when deducting travel time, the actual hook-in-the-water time will be approximately two hours and twenty minutes. Fishing licenses, bait and tackle, ice, bottled water, and photographs of your catch are all included!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Backcountry Trip - 2PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $550
    Hilton Head Island's backcountry is a network of estuaries, marshes, and tidal creeks that lie inland from the Atlantic Ocean. This ecosystem serves as a vital nursery for various marine species, including fish, birds, and other wildlife. The area is characterized by calm, shallow waters, making it ideal for fishing. On this excursion, your fishing licenses, bait and tackle, ice, bottled water, and photographs of your catch are all included. Actual fishing time will be approximately three hours.
    Types of fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Backcountry Trip - 8AM
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $550
    Hilton Head Island's backcountry is a network of estuaries, marshes, and tidal creeks that lie inland from the Atlantic Ocean. This ecosystem serves as a vital nursery for various marine species, including fish, birds, and other wildlife. The area is characterized by calm, shallow waters, making it ideal for fishing. On this excursion, your fishing licenses, bait and tackle, ice, bottled water, and photographs of your catch are all included. Actual fishing time will be approximately three hours.
    Types of fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Advanced Angler
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $750
    Tailored to advanced anglers, this excursion offers a well-rounded fishing experience by providing you with a mix of backcountry, inshore, and nearshore fishing. Whether the bite is Redfish in the backcountry, Jack Crevalle in the sound, Mackerel on a nearshore reef, or all of the above, this adventure offers you the best opportunity to take home dinner. On this excursion, your fishing licenses, bait and tackle, ice, bottled water, and photographs of your adventure or all included!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
    Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
    Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel
There are 27 people looking at this charter.

FAQs about Aqua Excursions

Aqua Excursions offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $350 per group - 2 Hour Beginner Inshore - Noon (2 hours)
  • US $350 per group - 2 Hour Bridge Fishing - Noon (2 hours)
  • US $350 per group - 2 Hour Scenic Harbor Tour - Noon (2 hours)
  • US $450 per group - 3 Hour Beginner Shark Trip - 11AM (3 hours)
  • US $450 per group - 3 Hour Beginner Shark Trip - 2PM (3 hours)
  • US $450 per group - 3 Hour Beginner Shark Trip - 8AM (3 hours)
  • US $550 per group - 4 Hour Backcountry Trip - 2PM (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group - 4 Hour Backcountry Trip - 8AM (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group - 6 Hour Trip - Advanced Angler (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Aqua Excursions, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Aqua Excursions include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (When Available)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Fish cleaning and/or filleting is included in the trip price however, because the captain runs back-to-back trips, this free service must take place at the dock prior to the completion of your charter and before the beginning of the next.)
  • Drinks (Bottled Water)
  • Fishing License (All South Carolina fishing licenses for all passengers are included.)

Aqua Excursions offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing ((When Conditions Allow)
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Aqua Excursions offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Aqua Excursions include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout

Meet the Captain

Kurt Jeter
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
ID & license verified
383 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2021
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
Aqua Excursions is a dream-come-true for two brothers--Captain Kurt and Kevin Jeter. Born and raised on the beautiful Emerald Coast of Panama City Beach, Florida, the brothers learned to fish at an extremely early age. With year-round seasons and little or no bag limits "way back when," Kurt and Kevin gained their invaluable fishing experience on multitudes of offshore fish such as enormous Grouper, Scamp, and Red Snapper, as well as inshore species like Speckled Trout, Flounder, and Redfish. Now, after over two decades of working in their professional occupations, fishing the Carolina Low Country and other areas only when work would allow, the brothers have finally come to understand the old saying, "choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." Come join us as we enjoy fishing the pristine waters in and around Hilton Head Island. We guarantee you won't regret it!
Our Team
Kurt J.
Captain

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish

Boat specs

Bulls Bay (Flats boat) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 90HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
(When Conditions Allow
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Bottom Fishing
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
When Available
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fish cleaning and/or filleting is included in the trip price however, because the captain runs back-to-back trips, this free service must take place at the dock prior to the completion of your charter and before the beginning of the next.
Drinks
Bottled Water
Fishing License
All South Carolina fishing licenses for all passengers are included.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
There are no age limits. Aqua Excursion’s Captain Kurt is known as the “Kid Captain” aboard the island, and often caters to families that include toddlers and small children.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

Hilton Head Island Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 383 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (1041)
It was the best day with Captain Jeter!!
It was the best day with Captain Jeter!!
It was the best day with Captain Jeter!!
+1038
Angler rating
366
13
3
0
0
Anglers claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
82%
Sort by:
Featured  
Showing:
5 of 383 reviews
Jeff S.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

It was the best day with Captain Jeter!!

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Backcountry Trip - 8AM on April 22, 2024
What a wonderful experience we had with Captain Kurt Jeter!!  He was very prompt, knowledgeable of all things fishing, and...
Jeff S. recommends Aqua Excursions
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
Jeff S. recommends Aqua Excursions
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful

Arthur G.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Captain Kurt is the best!

VERIFIED   2 Hour Inshore-Christmas Special on December 19, 2023
I usually judge a fishing charter by the catch we have while we’re out, but that would be unfair in this case because you...
Arthur G. recommends Aqua Excursions
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
  Kurt Jeter Captain replied

Martha B.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great Fishing with Aqua Excursions

VERIFIED   2 Hour Beginner Inshore - Noon on March 16, 2024
We went fishing with Kurt Jeter with Aqua Excursions.  We had a great time.  We caught several beautiful Black Sea bass and...
Martha B. recommends Aqua Excursions
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
  Kurt Jeter Captain replied

Adam B.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with Kurt

VERIFIED   2 Hour Beginner Inshore - Noon on August 12, 2023
Adam B. recommends Aqua Excursions
Mark review as helpful
2 persons find this review helpful
You and 2 people found this review helpful
Adam B. recommends Aqua Excursions
Mark review as helpful
2 persons find this review helpful
You and 2 people found this review helpful

Christopher P.
Apopka, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Capt Kurt was awesome and we had a great time

VERIFIED   2 Hour Beginner Inshore - Noon on July 19, 2023
We booked the 2 hour beginner’s trip. We were just looking to do some catch and release and have a good time. I chose Capt...
Christopher P. recommends Aqua Excursions
Mark review as helpful
1 person finds this review helpful
You and 1 other person found this review helpful
  Kurt Jeter Captain replied