Southern Summers Charters

Southern Summers Charters is located in Hilton Head Island and aims to bring you the best charter experience regardless of your skill level.

Captain Rodney is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction – he will do everything he can to meet your expectations whether you’re signing up for an extreme day of fishing or a peaceful experience out on the water.

This involves 2 to 5-hour trips, mainly fishing for Redfish, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, King Mackerel, and Shark, depending on the season and conditions on the day. On these trips you can expect to use techniques such as light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, jigging, popping and spinning.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 19’ Key West boat that can safely take up to 4 anglers. This boat comes with a wireless trolling motor.

All rods, reels and terminal tackle are included in the price so you can focus on what really matters, fishing. Your trip will include all the necessary fishing licenses for the day. The boat will be supplied with water for your pleasure, be sure to let the captain know if you have any questions. Depending on schedule times can be adjusted if needed.

Join Capt. Rodney today where his goal is to give you a new favorite memory out on the water.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Shark (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 31
    $300
    Line-snapping, brow-dripping, lightning-fast action when the warm water brings hot action in Hilton Head! These jam-packed, adventure-type, captain-guided charters are perfect for all ages and skill levels. Even the most seasoned fishermen will find excitement on our trips all the while first-time kiddos are learning the ways. Look no further for your next razor-tooth experience. All guided fishing charter rates include everything you need: fishing licenses, fishing gear, bait, tackle, a cooler, and ice.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Shark (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 31
    $300
    Line-snapping, brow-dripping, lightning-fast action when the warm water brings hot action in Hilton Head! These jam-packed, adventure-type, captain-guided charters are perfect for all ages and skill levels. Even the most seasoned fishermen will find excitement on our trips all the while first-time kiddos are learning the ways. Look no further for your next razor-tooth experience. All guided fishing charter rates include everything you need: fishing licenses, fishing gear, bait, tackle, a cooler, and ice.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip–Inshore/Nearshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $300
    Here in the beautiful waters of Hilton Head surrounding creeks and nearshore reefs, you can expect to see Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Flounder, Cobia, Tarpon, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, and Shark on your charter. All guided fishing charter rates include everything you need: fishing licenses, fishing gear, bait, tackle, cooler, and ice.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip–Inshore/Nearshore (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $300
    Here in the beautiful waters of Hilton Head surrounding creeks, and, nearshore reefs, you can expect to see Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Flounder, Cobia, Tarpon, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, and Shark on your charter. All guided fishing charter rates include everything you need: fishing licenses, fishing gear, bait, tackle, a cooler, and ice.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Shark (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 31
    $395
    Line-snapping, brow-dripping, lightning-fast action when the warm water brings hot action in Hilton Head! These jam-packed, adventure-type, captain-guided charters are perfect for all ages and skill levels. Even the most seasoned fishermen will find excitement on our trips all the while first-time kiddos are learning the ways. Look no further for your next razor-tooth experience. All guided fishing charter rates include everything you need: fishing licenses, fishing gear, bait, tackle, a cooler, and ice.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Shark (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 31
    $395
    Line-snapping, brow-dripping, lightning-fast action when the warm water brings hot action in Hilton Head! These jam-packed, adventure-type, captain-guided charters are perfect for all ages and skill levels. Even the most seasoned fishermen will find excitement on our trips all the while first-time kiddos are learning the ways. Look no further for your next razor-tooth experience. All guided fishing charter rates include everything you need: fishing licenses, fishing gear, bait, tackle, a cooler, and ice.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip Inshore/Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $395
    Here in the beautiful waters of Hilton Head surrounding creeks, and, nearshore reefs, you can expect to see Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Flounder, Cobia, Tarpon, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, and Shark on your charter. All guided fishing charter rates include everything you need: fishing licenses, fishing gear, bait, tackle, a cooler, and ice.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip–Inshore/Nearshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $395
    Here in the beautiful waters of Hilton Head surrounding creeks, and, nearshore reefs, you can expect to see Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Flounder, Cobia, Tarpon, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, and Shark on your charter. All guided fishing charter rates include everything you need: fishing licenses, fishing gear, bait, tackle, a cooler, and ice.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip–Inshore/Nearshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $495
    Here in the beautiful waters of Hilton Head surrounding creeks, and, near shore reefs, you can expect to see Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Flounder, Cobia, Tarpon, Spanish & King Mackerel, and shark on your charter. All guided fishing charter rates include everything you need: fishing licenses, fishing gear, bait, tackle, cooler & ice.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip–Inshore/Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $495
    Here in the beautiful waters of Hilton Head surrounding creeks and nearshore reefs, you can expect to see Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Flounder, Cobia, Tarpon, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, and Shark on your charter. All guided fishing charter rates include everything you need: fishing licenses, fishing gear, bait, tackle, a cooler, and ice.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip–Inshore/Nearshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $595
    Here in the beautiful waters of Hilton Head surrounding creeks, and, nearshore reefs, you can expect to see Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Flounder, Cobia, Tarpon, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, and Shark on your charter. All guided fishing charter rates include everything you need: fishing licenses, fishing gear, bait, tackle, a cooler, and ice.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip–Inshore/Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $595
    Here in the beautiful waters of Hilton Head surrounding creeks, and, nearshore reefs, you can expect to see Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Flounder, Cobia, Tarpon, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, and Shark on your charter. All guided fishing charter rates include everything you need: fishing licenses, fishing gear, bait, tackle, a cooler, and ice.
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About the Captain

Rodney Summers
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
34 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2021
With over six years of dedicated experience in the surrounding waters of the Low Country, the world of inshore fishing has become his expertise! Captain Rodney Summers’ experiences with teaching and coaching throughout his life have translated into a passion for instructing out at sea. Originally from South Carolina, he began building his love for nature with routine fishing, hunting, and being in the great outdoors. He attended Coastal Carolina University, and has been teaching and coaching for 27 years. In 2016 he moved to Bluffton for the opening of a High School as both a teacher and a Head Football Coach making his new home in the Lowcountry. He is now integrating his experience into a classroom without walls! Join Captain Rodney today where his goal is to give you a new favorite memory out on the water.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Bonnethead) Bonnethead Shark
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Key West (Center console) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 140HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Gratuity gladly accepted for Cleaning & Filleting
Drinks
Water Provided
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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 34 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Rodney is the best!
Rodney is the best!
Rodney is the best!
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Ron A.
Pinckney, MI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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What an incredible day fishing with Southern Summers

VERIFIED   4 Hour – Christmas Inshore (PM) on December 28, 2021
What a day! Started with an inshore fishing tour with Rodney at Southern Summer Fishing Charters. It was awesome he took great...
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Katie C.
Bluffton, South Carolina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with Rodney Summer

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip Inshore/Nearshore (PM) on March 6, 2022
My 3 boys and I had an amazing time on Captain Rodney’s boat. Rodney was an amazing Captain who knew exactly where to fish. ...
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Bill J.
Atlanta, Georgia
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with Captain Rodney

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip–Inshore/Nearshore (AM) on May 7, 2022
Captain took really good care of us. He knew the honey holes that would produce the best results! We caught black drum and...
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Daniel G.
Mooresville, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Rodney Summers

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Heritage Week (PM) on April 14, 2022
Captain Summers added the perfect punctuation to an amazing week in Hilton Head.  Rodney was right on time to pick us up and...
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Julie M.
Brampton, Ontario
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Awesome morning with Captain Rodney

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Trip–Inshore/Nearshore (AM) on May 21, 2022
We had a great time fishing with Captain Summers. He was so awesome and worked so hard to make sure we had a great time. We...
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FAQs about Southern Summers Charters

Southern Summers Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group - 2 Hour Trip – Shark (AM) (2 hours)
  • $300 per group - 2 Hour Trip – Shark (PM) (2 hours)
  • $300 per group - 2 Hour Trip–Inshore/Nearshore (AM) (2 hours)
  • $300 per group - 2 Hour Trip–Inshore/Nearshore (PM) (2 hours)
  • $395 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Shark (AM) (3 hours)
  • $395 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Shark (PM) (3 hours)
  • $395 per group - 3 Hour Trip Inshore/Nearshore (PM) (3 hours)
  • $395 per group - 3 Hour Trip–Inshore/Nearshore (AM) (3 hours)
  • $495 per group - 4 Hour Trip–Inshore/Nearshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $495 per group - 4 Hour Trip–Inshore/Nearshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $595 per group - 5 Hour Trip–Inshore/Nearshore (AM) (5 hours)
  • $595 per group - 5 Hour Trip–Inshore/Nearshore (PM) (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Southern Summers Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Southern Summers Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Gratuity gladly accepted for Cleaning & Filleting)
  • Drinks (Water Provided)
  • Fishing License

Southern Summers Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Southern Summers Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Southern Summers Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon