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 200-400 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
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,200
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $825
    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
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $685
    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 Bass, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Black Seabass, and Perch, while you'll be trolling in summer for Mackerel, Blue Fish, Spadefish, Barracuda, Sharks, and more.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $685
    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 Bass, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Black Seabass, and Perch, while you'll be trolling in summer for Mackerel, Blue Fish, Spadefish, Barracuda, Sharks, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    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 Bass, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Black Seabass, and Perch, while you'll be trolling in summer for Mackerel, Blue Fish, Spadefish, Barracuda, Sharks, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $550
    Come aboard in the afternoon full of energy and ready to get your hands on a range of exciting and delicious fish. In summer, you'll spend your time trolling for beauties such as Bluefish, Spadefish, Sharks, Mackerel, and Barracuda. While a winter trip will have you facing off against Bass, Drum, Sheepshead, Seabass, and Perch, to head home with a tasty treat.
  • Private trip
    Shark Trip (Evening)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 30
    $420
    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.
  • Private trip
    Shark Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $420
    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.
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About the Captain

Jay Prescott
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
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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) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Morgan (Saltwater fishing) 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
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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96%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on May 4, 2021
Had a fantastic trip with captain Jay on Top Shot Charter catching shark today. Right from the start he had us on the fish....
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5 hour trip with Capt. Jay

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We had a great time on our afternoon trip with Capt. Jay aboard the Top Shot! Even though it was still early in the season...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on April 25, 2021
Captain Jay and his first mate were fantastic. We caught a few sharks and a bunch of large red fish- had a great time reeling...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 27, 2020
This trip was better then I could of wished for my family. My son (9) and daughter (7) had an amazing time with pulling in...
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3/4 Day Trip with Jay and Cole

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on October 3, 2020
A couple of weekends ago, a small group of us guys went out with Captain Jay and deckhand Cole. Jay had texted the day before...
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FAQs about Top Shot Sport Fishing Hilton Head

Top Shot Sport Fishing Hilton Head offers the following trips to customers:
  • $420 per group - Shark Trip (Evening) (3 hours)
  • $420 per group - Shark Trip (PM) (3 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $685 per group - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $685 per group - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $825 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - Full Day Trip (8 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
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

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
  • Reef 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