Top Shot Sport Fishing Hilton Head

18 Simmons Road
Hilton Head Island SC, United State…

Top Shot Sport Fishing is located in Hilton Head, South Carolina and specializes in nearshore and offshore adventures. Going out with Captain Jay and his crew of mates, you will be in the know of which fish you can catch and where the fish are. These guys are experts at teaching kids how to look for fish, how to cast lines, and how to reel fish in.

You will fish aboard an established charter boat: a 31 foot Morgan sport fishing boat, powered by a 430 HP Caterpillar Turbo Diesel engine. The spacious and comfortable boat will get you to the productive grounds safely using a GPS and a fishfinder. It is equipped with all the safety and electronics needed, and also has a toilet and a flybridge.

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. He is 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 the future generations.

He will take you to the nearshore and offshore waters off the Southern tip of Hilton Head Island, and into the Harbour Town, Daufuskie Island, and Tybee Island waters. On your way to your fishing grounds, you can see some 200 - 400 dolphins that call these waters home year round, proving that South Carolina has amazing wild and marine life.

Your targeted species will depend on the seasonality: if you go out from November to April, you will mostly be bottom fishing for Black Seabass, Trigger Fish, Grouper, Snapper and other bottom fish. If you go out from April to October, you can expect to troll for King Mackerel, Bluefish, Bonita, Spadefish, Barracuda, Spanish Mackerel, Sharks and other species.

Top Shot Sport Fishing trips include a USCG Licensed Captain and mates, tackle and bait, fishing gear, ice to store your drinks, and shaded seating. There is no gate pass and no parking fee, which is a huge plus!

Please remember - No Bananas onboard!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 1040
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will take you further out to where the fish are. From May to October you will target King Mackerel, Blue Fish, Bonita, Spadefish, Barracuda, Spanish Mackerel, Sharks 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
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 789
    up to 6 persons
    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, Spadefish, Barracuda, and Sharks. If you take a trip from November to April you can target Spottail Bass, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Black Seabass, and Ocean Perch.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip AM
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 520
    up to 6 persons
    You will fish the South Carolina's artificial reefs on this trip and, depending on the time of the year when you go out, you can catch a wide variety of fish. From May to October, you will be trolling for Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Blue Fish, Spadefish, Barracuda, and Sharks. If you take a trip from November to April you can target Spottail Bass, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Black Seabass, and Ocean Perch.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip PM
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 520
    up to 6 persons
    You will fish the South Carolina's artificial reefs on this trip and, depending on the time of the year when you go out, you can catch a wide variety of fish. From May to October, you will be trolling for Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Blue Fish, Spadefish, Barracuda, and Sharks. If you take a trip from November to April you can target Spottail Bass, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Black Seabass, and Ocean Perch.
  • Private trip
    Shark Trip 1PM - Catch & Release
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 30 Sep
    US$ 395
    up to 6 persons
    On the Shark trip, you expect to catch Sharks from 1-7 ft long, Stingrays up to 100 lbs, School Blue Fish, Croaker, and the super delicious Whiting.These trips are great for children and adults who want to experience a close encounter with the mighty Sharks. The best time to go on these trip is from April to November.
  • Private trip
    Shark Trip 5PM - Catch & Release
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 30 Aug (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US$ 395
    up to 6 persons
    On the Shark trip, you expect to catch Sharks from 1-7 ft long, Stingrays up to 100 lbs, School Blue Fish, Croaker, and the super delicious Whiting.These trips are great for children and adults who want to experience a close encounter with the mighty Sharks. The best time to go on these trip is from May to September.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Bluefish
Cobia
Grouper (Gag)

Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Redfish

Seabass (Black)
Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Hammerhead)
Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Morgan (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2007. Powered by a 430HP Caterpillar Turbo Diesel engine.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
PayPal

About the Captain

Jay Prescott
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
Member since January 2016
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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.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

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4.61
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92%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
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Phillip Rogers
Hilton Head Island, SC
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AM half day trip

VERIFIED   May 22, 2018
We went on a half day morning trip with capt. Jay today and it was perfect! He and his mate Dan were wonderful with my six...
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John Becker
Westerville, OH
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Best Fishing Experience!!

VERIFIED   June 13, 2018
Captain Jay and Mate Dan are fantastic! We had 3 adults and my son (6) And nephew (5). Our mission was to catch enough fish...
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Phenominal!

VERIFIED   June 7, 2018
My son and three grandchildren and myself and a wonderful time. Captain Jay is very knowledgeable and cordial. He took us to...
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Deborah Hitchcock
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Awesome shark fishing trip!!!

VERIFIED   July 2, 2018
We had an amazing day with Captain Jay and first mate Dan!  We scheduled the 3 hr shark fishing trip.  We caught...
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Afternoon fishing trip with Captain Jay

VERIFIED   May 30, 2018
Captain Jay and his first mate Dan showed us a “Top Shot” time.  We spent the afternoon catching sharks until we wore...
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