Hilton Head Fishing Charters

Hilton Head Fishing Charters is ready to help you reel in a catch to remember, whether you’re a seasoned angler hoping to break a new record or a beginner holding a fishing rod for the very first time. From bays and inlets to the deep sea, Captain Joe will see to it that you have a thrilling and successful experience. Come aboard and see what’s biting off the coast of Hilton Head Island!

You will fish aboard a 27’ Boston Whaler powered by twin 200 HP Mercury engines. This vessel has a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots, allowing you to reach the fishing grounds in no time. On board you will find everything you need, from Penn fishing gear and outriggers to a live bait well. There is room on board for six passengers and children age five and above are welcome.

While fishing with Capt. Joe, you will have your choice of inshore and nearshore fishing. An inshore trip takes you through the bays, estuaries, and inlets in search of Redfish, Speckled Trout, Cobia, Tarpon, and Sharks. Fishing close to shore is ideal for families and first time anglers who may not have developed their sea legs yet. On these trips, the waters will be calm and the shore will always be in sight. 

If you’re after the thrill of an offshore fishing experience, rest assured that your captain can make it happen. A variety of deep sea species are swimming within just three to 10 miles of Hilton Head Island, giving you a chance to target these larger fish without traveling all day to find them. A nearshore trip allows you to target Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Cobia, Red Snapper, and various ocean-roaming Sharks.

Hilton Head Fishing Charters provides a fishing license and all gear. Depending on the species, you may keep your catch and the crew will clean and fillet it for you.

Come aboard today for an experience that anglers of all skill levels can enjoy!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    This inshore fishing trip will take you through bays, estuaries, and inlets along the Hilton Head coast. You can target Redfish, Speckled Trout, Goliath Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, and more. A fishing license and gear are provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    price breakdown
    Fishing inshore along the coast of Hilton Head Island will take you through bays, estuaries, and inlets in search of Redfish, Speckled Trout, Tarpon, and much more. A fishing license and gear are provided.
  • Private trip
    Newbie & Young Angler Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 30 (Fri)
    $350
    price breakdown
    As the ultimate predator, Sharks have captured the minds and attention of anglers worldwide. TailHunter’s Shark fishing charters are done in the calm, clear waters of the Port Royal Sound in Hilton Head where the scenery and the fishing are equally amazing. Get up close and personal to these amazing fish. This trip accommodates 1-6 people and each angler can use conventional tackle. It's all provided to you and included in the price.
  • Private trip
    Newbie & Young Angler Trip #2
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 30 (Fri)
    $350
    price breakdown
    As the ultimate predator, Sharks have captured the minds and attention of anglers worldwide. TailHunter’s Shark fishing charters are done in the calm, clear waters of the Port Royal Sound in Hilton Head where the scenery and the fishing are equally amazing. Get up close and personal to these amazing fish. This trip accommodates 1-6 people and each angler can use conventional tackle. It's all provided to you and included in the price.
  • Private trip
    Newbie & Young Angler Trip #3
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 30 (Fri)
    $350
    price breakdown
    As the ultimate predator, Sharks have captured the minds and attention of anglers worldwide. TailHunter’s Shark fishing charters are done in the calm, clear waters of the Port Royal Sound in Hilton Head where the scenery and the fishing are equally amazing. Get up close and personal to these amazing fish. This trip accommodates 1-6 people and each angler can use conventional tackle. It's all provided to you and included in the price.
  • Private trip
    Newbie & Young Angler Trip #4
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 30 (Fri)
    $350
    price breakdown
    As the ultimate predator, Sharks have captured the minds and attention of anglers worldwide. TailHunter’s Shark fishing charters are done in the calm, clear waters of the Port Royal Sound in Hilton Head where the scenery and the fishing are equally amazing. Get up close and personal to these amazing fish. This trip accommodates 1-6 people and each angler can use conventional tackle. It's all provided to you and included in the price.
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About the Captain

Joe Smith (Smitty)
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
13 Fishing Reports
38 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2017
Hilton Head Fishing Charters welcome anglers of all ages and abilities to join them and experience the best of Hilton Head Island. Whether you're a newbie or an experienced fisherman, you'll be in safe hands as you explore these waters for a wide variety of world-famous fish!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Scup (Porgy) Scup (Porgy)
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tarpon Tarpon
Weakfish Weakfish

Boat Specs

Boston Whaler (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by 2 200HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

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
No Smoking
No Alcohol
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:
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
Cash
American Express

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.86
out of 5 stars from 38 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
2hr Shark Fishing
Half day trip!
Fishing with Joe
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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John L.
Atlanta, GA
 5.00
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Half day trip with Ben and Joe

VERIFIED   NEW  June 13, 2020
6 of us set out to catch anything that swims. The fishing was a little slow but Ben worked extremely hard to get us to some...
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William O.
Dunwoody, GA
 5.00
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2hr Shark Fishing

VERIFIED   May 25, 2020
Capt Joe and Ben were top notch, they were really great with small kids (7yr and 4yr). My son was a bit nervous at first but...
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Jelena M.
Senoia, GA
 5.00
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Half day trip!

VERIFIED   May 16, 2020
We had an amazing time! Both captains were awesome! We are doing it again soon!
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Jake H.
Hilton Head Island, SC
 5.00
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 3, 2020
Excellent trip!!! Great moring of fishing.
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Arnie B.
Winder, Georgia
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   May 22, 2020
Great Captain and crew. Great time!
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