Bill Buster Charters is based in Saint Helena Island, South Carolina. This is a family-friendly company, operated by Captain Michael Stevenson, a professional guide, who knows the area like the back of his hand.

Enjoy your trip aboard an 18’ custom-built boat, which comes powered by a 60 HP Yamaha engine. The vessel has a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots and is rigged with navigational electronics, such as a GPS, a fishfinder, and a VHF radio.

With Capt. Michael, you will have a unique opportunity to experience the inshore fishing on the waters of Beaufort, Fripp Island, Bluffton, and Hilton Head. You will be able to use different techniques, such as Flounder gigging, spinning, bow fishing, and light tackle.

Your targeted species will be Flounder, Black Drum, Redfish, Tripletail, Sheepshead, and Speckled Trout. If you choose to experience night fishing, you will go along the shore bank, using an electric trolling motor. As well as that, you can hit the beach on a secluded island on longer trips. You will get a chance to have some outstanding catches, go crabbing, try surf fishing or just admire the beautiful nature of the region.

Your trip with Capt. Michael will include your surfing and gigging equipment, live bait, lures, and fishing licenses. As well as that, you will be provided with snacks, lunch, and drinks. Your catch can be cleaned and filleted for you to take home and fill the freezer at the end of the trip.

All that’s left for you to do is find a trip you like, book Bill Buster Charters, and go on a South Carolina adventure!



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  • Private trip
    Night Time Gigging Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 31
    $550
    This package is for up to three adults and one child. On this trip, you will go to the shore bank at night. Using an electric trolling motor, you will look for Redfish, Flounder, Speckled Trout, Tripletail, Sheepshead, and Black drum. Departure time is subject to tides, consult with Captain prior to the trip.
  • Private trip
    Surf Fishing Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $550
    This package is for up to 4 adults. On this trip, you will go to the shore bank and will look for Bass, Stingrays, Flounder, Speckled Trout, Tripletail, Sheepshead, and Black Drum. You can even try fishing using a bow and arrow! All gear is provided. Departure time is subject to tides, consult with the captain prior to the trip.
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About the Captain

Michael Stevenson
St. Helena Island, South Carolina, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
4 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since January 2017
Captain Michael B Stevenson has over 45 years of experience on the water. Michael grew up in the Lowcountry and has been fishing there since the early age of 7. He enjoys gigging and surf fishing. He has fished in Brazil, the Bahamas, on both sides of Mexico, and in Costa Rica for the last 13 years. (Can book trips and lodging, transfers for you there), Panama, the East Coast and the Gulf of Mexico.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

G3 (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Bowfishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

Customer Reviews

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VERIFIED   Surf Fishing Day Trip on April 7, 2021
My wife and 2 teenaged daughters went on this trip.  We set out at 10 PM and got back at 2.  There were many, many stars. ...
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Windsor, CO
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VERIFIED   Surf Fishing Day Trip on March 29, 2021
Captain Michael was great!  He kept in contact because we had to reschedule 2x due to weather.  The 3rd time it was a gorgeous...
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Brandi L.
Simpsonville, SC
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Great day of fishing and fun!

VERIFIED   Surf Fishing Day Trip on July 17, 2020
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VERIFIED   June 29, 2020
The charter operator canceled 8 days prior to the trip date. This is an automated posting
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FAQs about Bill Buster Charters

Bill Buster Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group - Night Time Gigging Trip (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Surf Fishing Day Trip (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Bill Buster Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Bill Buster Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Gig,Surf)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Bill Buster Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing (Beaufort, Fripp, Bluffton, Hilton Head)
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Bill Buster Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Bowfishing
  • Flounder Gigging

Top targeted fish species with Bill Buster Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tripletail