Top Shot Sport Fishing Hilton Head

Top Shot Sport Fishing is located in Hilton Head, SC, and specializes in nearshore and offshore adventures. Going out with Captain Jay Prescott and his crew of mates, you’ll have everything you need to catch the incredible array of fish that call these waters home. These guys are experts at teaching beginners, and they can locate the biggest fish for pros, so you’re all welcome aboard.

Capt. Jay has been a Hilton Head Island resident for over 30 years and knows all there is to know about these waters. He’s a patient and knowledgeable man who loves to take out families and teach them about the local fisheries and the importance of preserving them for future generations. Come aboard and learn more than just fishing!

You’ll fish aboard an established charter boat – a 31’ Morgan offshore sportfishing vessel. This spacious and comfortable boat will get you to the productive grounds safely using a GPS and a fishfinder, and comes equipped with all the safety and electronics needed. Up to 6 guests are welcome aboard to make yourselves at home, taking advantage of the amenities, including a toilet.

Choose between the nearshore and offshore waters off the southern tip of Hilton Head Island, and into the rich waters around Daufuskie and Tybee Islands. On your way to the fishing grounds, you’ll get to see some dolphins that call these waters home, as you discover the beauty of South Carolina’s waters.

Depending on when you come, you’ll have a vast array of fish to target. Between November and April, you’ll mostly be bottom fishing for Seabass, Triggerfish, Grouper, and Snapper. During the summer months, you’ll have the option of trolling for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, and other species. Alternatively, you can target a variety of tasty bottom dwellers on what promises to be a thrilling day out.

Bring some drinks and snacks aboard, and settle in for an incredible day out with Top Shot Sport Fishing. Please remember – no Bananas onboard!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Shark Trip (Evening)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    US $500
    Get ready to get up close and personal to some of the most dangerous fish in the ocean. Target monsters up to 7-feet long, as you get your fish on like never before. Between May and September expect plenty of action, with Sharks, Stingrays, Bluefish, Croaker, and Whiting biting at the end of your line. Shark fishing trips are catch and release. This trip is good for families with smaller children also , as we fish in Cailbogue Sound!
  • Private trip
    Shark Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 21 - Sep 30
    US $500
    If you've always dreamed of landing some of the ocean's biggest predators, then now's your chance. Come aboard between May and September and you could land a Shark that measures up to 7 feet. Get your fish on and test your strength, and you could even land Stingrays, Bluefish, Croaker, Whiting, and more. Shark fishing trips are catch and release. This trip is good for families with smaller children also , as we fish in Calibogue Sound!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $650
    Head to South Carolina's artificial reefs and, depending on the time of the year, go after a wide variety of fish. Get ready for a bottom fishing adventure in fall and winter, as you go after Black Drum, Black Seabass, while you'll be trolling in summer for King and Spanish Mackerel, Blue Fish. And anchoring for Sharks, Mackerel and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $650
    Head to South Carolina's artificial reefs and, depending on the time of the year, go after a wide variety of fish. Get ready for a bottom fishing adventure in fall and winter, as you go after Black Drum, Black Seabass, while you'll be trolling in summer for King and Spanish Mackerel, Blue Fish. And anchoring for Sharks and Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $800
    Head to South Carolina's artificial reefs and, depending on the time of the year, go after a wide variety of fish. Get ready for a bottom fishing adventure in fall and winter, as you go after Black Drum, Black Seabass, while you'll be trolling in summer for King and Spanish Mackerel, Blue Fish. And anchoring for Sharks, Mackerel and more.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $800
    Head to South Carolina's artificial reefs and, depending on the time of the year, go after a wide variety of fish. Get ready for a bottom fishing adventure in fall and winter, as you go after Black Drum, Black Seabass, while you'll be trolling in summer for King and Spanish Mackerel, Blue Fish. And anchoring for Sharks, Mackerel and more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $950
    This is an extended trip that lasts 6 hours that will see you fishing the South Carolina's artificial reefs. Depending on the time of the year you can catch a wide variety of fish. From May to October, you will be trolling for Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Blue Fish, Barracuda, and anchoring for Sharks and Mackerel. If you take a trip from November to April you can target Spottail Bass, Black Drum, Sheepshead and Black Seabass.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,300
    This trip will take you further out to where the fish are. From May to October you will target King Mackerel, Blue Fish, Bonita , Barracuda and Spanish Mackerel using the trolling method. If you go out from November to April you can expect to bottom fish for Black Seabass, Trigger Fish, Grouper, Snapper and other bottom fish.
  • Private trip
    Offshore Snapper Banks
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,650
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
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4.8 / 5
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Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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VERIFIED   Shark Trip (Evening) on July 28, 2023
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 12, 2023
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Linda F.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 5, 2023
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Always a good trip!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on June 12, 2024
Captain Jay and Heath worked very hard to get us on fish in tricky conditions. This is our second trip with Captain Jay and...
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Terrific Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on May 24, 2024
Captain and mate were friendly, helpful and competent. We had a terrific time and look forward to fishing with them again.
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FAQs about Top Shot Sport Fishing Hilton Head

Top Shot Sport Fishing Hilton Head offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $500 per group - Shark Trip (Evening) (3 hours)
  • US $500 per group - Shark Trip (PM) (3 hours)
  • US $650 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $800 per group - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $800 per group - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $950 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $1,300 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • US $1,650 per group - Offshore Snapper Banks (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Top Shot Sport Fishing Hilton Head, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box
  • Sonar
  • Radar

Trips booked with Top Shot Sport Fishing Hilton Head include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Works for tips, 15-20% is customary)
  • Fishing License

Top Shot Sport Fishing Hilton Head offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Top Shot Sport Fishing Hilton Head offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Top Shot Sport Fishing Hilton Head include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Spanish Mackerel

Meet the Captain

Jay Prescott
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
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312 Customer reviews
Response time 7 hours
Member since January 2016
Captain Jay Prescott has been a Hilton Head Island resident for over 30 years and is the owner and operator of Top Shot Sport Fishing. You will find that Captain Jay is a real people's person who loves kids and taking them fishing. He is a knowledgeable man and is an expert in his field who makes sure all his guest have a good time.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat specs

Morgan (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2007. Powered by a 420HP Caterpillar Turbo Diesel engine.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Works for tips, 15-20% is customary
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
All shark fishing trips are catch and release

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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

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