Hilton Head Fishing Charters

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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
    Full Day Trip – Nearshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    This nearshore trip is a chance to experience true "deep sea" fishing without traveling more than 10 miles from shore. You can target Red Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, sharks, and other large species. A fishing license and all gear are included. You may request for this trip to start at 1pm. Be sure to leave a note with your request when booking.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $900
    up to 6 persons
    This nearshore trip will take you about 3-10 miles from the coast. This gives you a chance to target bigger fish such as Red Snapper, Mahi Mahi, and Kingfish, meaning you can have a "deep sea" fishing experience without spending all day on the water. A fishing license and gear are provided. You may also request for this trip to run at 1pm, if the captain is available. Please leave a note with your request when booking.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $840
    up to 6 persons
    Explore the inshore waters of Hilton Head, SC and target a range of species, including Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Tarpon, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $560
    up to 6 persons
    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)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $560
    up to 6 persons
    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
    2 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    2 hour trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 30 Sep (Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $350
    up to 6 persons
    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
8 Reports
ID & License verified
25 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!

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Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Jack (Horse-eye) Jack (Horse-eye)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bonnethead) Shark (Bonnethead)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tarpon Tarpon

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
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. 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
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

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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4.83
out of 5 stars from 25 reviews
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Experience
First cast!
Beatin da red drum
2 hour Night Shark Fishing
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Gary O.
Savannah, Georgia
 5.00
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Two hour shark trip with Joe Smith (Smitty)

VERIFIED   NEW  July 2, 2019
This was a two hour shark trip in early evening 5:00-7:00 pm
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Vincent Q.
Tucker, GA
 5.00
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Fantastic inshore fishing with Captain Zack

VERIFIED   September 26, 2018
It started out slow with sharks and lost bait and tackle but once we moved out a few more miles and the tide conditions turned...
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Donald H.
Valdosta, GA
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Donald H.
Lenoir, NC
 5.00
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July fishing trip

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Billie J.
Atlanta, Georgia
 5.00
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2 hour Night Shark Fishing

VERIFIED   September 26, 2018
Capt Zack was GREAT!! Can’t wait for the next fishing adventure
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