Hilton Head Sport Fishing LLC

153 reviews
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Captain Jeff: "As of June 1, we are operating with normal procedures and availability. With regard to Covid-19, we have lifted all limitations on groups. We can take any assortment of people up to 6 people per boat. If you have more people, we have 3 boats available."

Hilton Head Sport Fishing welcomes you aboard for an exciting day fishing the sound or the ocean for some big, tasty fish. Captain Jeff Kline specializes in family-friendly fishing trips which are suitable for children and grandparents alike. He and his team can also tailor a trip to suit any group, from competitive sportfishing types to Marines from the nearby Paris Island. All are welcome onboard.

You will be fishing aboard the “True Grits,” a 34’ custom Fitz sportfishing boat freshly-restored in 2018. The vessel is licensed to carry six guests, and has plenty of space for you all to fish and relax in comfort. True Grits has a full bathroom and plenty of shade to make your trip more enjoyable. She is also loaded with quality equipment to let you bring in the best of each species you target.

You have plenty of options for what to target on your trip. The waters around Hilton Head Island are full of everything from Redfish and Seabass to King Mackerel and Tarpon, but Capt. Jeff’s specialty species are Sharks. Blacktips, Bulls, and even Tiger Sharks can be caught here. You can fish the sound for smaller Sharks or head out in search of bigger fish to fight.

However you choose to spend your day, you can rely on a skilled team and a dedicated captain who will do everything they can to make your trip special. All rods, reels, tackle, lures, live bait, and licenses are included. At the end of the day, your catch will even be cleaned and filleted for you free of charge. Just bring whatever you want to eat and drink and plenty of energy for the day ahead.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    If you're looking for the biggest fish around, this is the trip for you. Take on big Tiger, Bull, and Blacktip Sharks, Cobia, Kingfish, and a host of other hard-fighting fish.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    This is a good trip for more experienced anglers or perhaps a larger group that wants more fishing time to entertain everyone. We can fish for Cobia (Mid-May to mid-June), Barracuda, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel and a variety of sharks from 10 lbs. to 100 lbs. We are usually 5 - 15 miles offshore. To fish for Tiger Sharks (our biggest game) an 8 hour trip is necessary.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    The extra time onboard really makes all the difference on this five-hour charter. You can troll for Mackerel and fish for Sharks and have plenty of time to get the best of both worlds. You get a very good ocean experience for the least amount of money.
  • Private trip
    6 Hr Fall–Spring Special 1 Hr Free
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Apr 30
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    The fishing is fine this time of year, but we often need to get a bit further offshore to get to the fish. The Fall is Big Bull Red Fish time about 5 miles out. The Winter is Black Sea Bass and lots of keepers 15 miles out. The spring is Cobia fishing 15 miles out. You pay the 5 hour price and we'll add the extra time for free.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    May - October: Spend the morning trolling for Mackerel or Shark fishing in the ocean on this exciting 4-hour trip. November - April: The sharks and Mackerel are gone so we are bottom fishing for Black Sea Bass, Red Drum and Black Drum. During this time, the captain recommends getting a little further offshore on the "Discounted 6 Hour trip" for better fishing.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    May - October: We are either trolling for Spanish Mackerel or fishing for sharks in the ocean. November - April: The sharks and Mackerel are gone so we are bottom fishing for Black Sea Bass, Red Drum and Black Drum. During this time, the captain recommends getting a little further offshore on the "Discounted 6 Hour trip" for better fishing.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour – Shark Fishing (Evening)
    In demand! Last booked: 15 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Spend a summer's evening fishing for hard-fighting Sharks! This trip is perfect for children and grandparents as you will be fishing the sound, not heading out into the ocean. Most Sharks you will be catching are around 3' long.
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About the Captain

Jeff Kline
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
180 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2017
Over 50 father of 2 daughters. Originally from Philadelphia and the Jersey Shore, I have lived on Hilton Head Island for 20 years. While not a native to HHI, I've been fishing saltwater since I was in diapers. I'm a college educated guy who runs a tight professional ship. I am a former corporate guy who worked with Merrill Lynch, CoreStates Bank (now Wachovia) and Commerce Bank (now TD Bank). We like families the best and often get three generations on the same trip. But we are ready to take out a bachelor party or group of Marine Drill Sergeants from Paris Island (which is right next door) as well. There is no age limit on our boats. They are three of the largest and most comfortable charter boats on Hilton Head Island.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Shark (Tiger) Shark (Tiger)
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Michael Fitz (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2010. Powered by a 450HP Cummins 6CTA engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
34 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
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 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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.80
out of 5 stars from 153 reviews
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Experience
6 hours with Captain Stephan
His first shark ever...
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Angler Rating
132
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Brian P.
Hilton Head Island, SC
 5.00
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Evening Shark Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  July 6, 2020
This was our second shark fishing trip with Captain Kline’s boats.  This time we went out on the Honey B with Stefan...
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Steven S.
Hilton Head Island, SC
 5.00
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Late Afternoon Shark fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  July 14, 2020
Captain Jeff, thanks to you and Seth for helping to make our fishing experience one of the top highlights of our vacation on...
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Half Day trip with Captain Stephan

VERIFIED   NEW  July 8, 2020
We had a great morning on the water with Captain Stefan. Our boys (8 and 6) had a great time on their first fishing trip. They...
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Tim F.
Baytown, Texas
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Great Famiy Trip

VERIFIED   May 28, 2020
Me, my wife and 2 daughters had a great Time with Captain Jeff & Seth even though two of the ladies got sea sick. Didn’t...
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6 hour trip on True Grits

VERIFIED   March 27, 2020
Captain Jeff and First Mate Seth were outstanding! Captain Jeff recommended the 6 hour trip to get best experience for this...
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