Rainmaker Fishing Charters offers a range of awesome fishing trips around the Hilton Head area and beyond. Battle Bull Reds and Silver Kings in the shallows, drop lines for huge Grouper and Snapper offshore, or take on the world’s top predators in specialty Shark trips. There’s something for everyone!

Captain Tim’s 31’ Cape Horn is as at home in the inshore waters of Port Royal Sound as she is in the bluewaters, and is loaded with enough tech and equipment to dominate them both.

What makes Rainmaker Fishing Charters unique is the sheer amount of trip options you have to choose from. If being in the open ocean deep sea fishing does not interest you, Rainmaker Charters offers shorter inshore trips where we stay in the protected waters of Port Royal Sound. The bite changes throughout the year with different water temperatures and fish migrations so there are a lot of potential target species to get after. If you are not a hardcore angler, Captain Tim also offers more laid back trips where we can target more general species but also take in the sights of the beautiful lowcountry and its wildlife.

All trips come with tackle, bait, lures, and licenses - everything you need for the fishing itself. Captain Tim loves working with anglers of any age, and is always happy to teach beginners the tricks of the trade. If bringing small children, parents should consider bringing a life vest you know they will wear and fits properly.

At the end of your trip, all your catch will be cleaned and filleted, ready to cook up as the perfect end to a great day fishing. Dockside Restaurant also offers to cook your catch and does a great job. You can walk right off the dock and have a seat with a cold cocktail and fresh catch. Rainmaker Charters is in the best location on the island for enjoying a quality fishing excursion. No meeting at boat landings or losing trip time to long no wake zones. Rainmaker Charters is part of the North End Charter Fleet, Hilton Heads Premiere Charter dock.



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  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US $550
    Spend the day wrestling the wide variety of Shark species found in the Hilton Head area. Anything from Blacktips to Tiger Sharks could take your bait on these trips, and they're all great fun to fish for!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $700
    This is an inshore trip in the Port Royal or Calibogue sound. On this trip you can targeting Tarpon, Redfish, Cobia, and Sheepshead.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US $700
    Spend the afternoon battling Tarpon, Redfish, Cobia, and Sheepshead in the Port Royal and Calibogue Sounds. This is inshore angling at its best.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $875
    With that extra hour of fishing time, you can battle some real inshore monsters and head home with even more delicious fish! Tarpon, Redfish, Cobia, Sheepshead, and Sharks are the main target species on these trips.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US $875
    Spend the afternoon battling trophy-size Tarpon, monster Bull Redfish, tasty Sheepshead, and much, much more on this five-hour inshore charter. The extra fishing time lets you really focus on one species, or hit them all to head home with the best range of catch.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Offshore/Reef
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,050
    We can hit the offshore reefs for various bottom fish as well as Cobia, King and Spanish mackerel, Amberjack, and Red Snapper.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Deep Sea/Reef
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,400
    Head out 30-40 miles to battle huge deep-water bottom fish like Snapper, Grouper, and Amberjack. You may also have the chance to target topwater species like King Mackerel on these trips.
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Inshore (AM) on June 21, 2023
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip - Offshore/Reef on June 19, 2023
I’ve taken many charters including ones from HHI, Outerbanks, Myrtle Beach, Chesapeake Bay and Clearwater FL, but I would...
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Robert C.
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First class fishing!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip - Offshore/Reef on April 7, 2024
Captain Tim works hard to provide an exceptional experience, and delivers.  Well prepared, organized, knowledgeable, safe,...
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David G.
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4 Hour Boat with Captain Tim

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Inshore (AM) on July 20, 2023
Had a great experience with Captain Tim today on the Rainmaker on a 4 hour charter. I explained our goal was for our youngest...
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Fun trip for all

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Inshore (PM) on April 2, 2024
Captain Tim and his first mate Brian did a great job.  They were both very knowledgeable and we caught a nice variety of fish. ...
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FAQs about Rainmaker Fishing Charters

Rainmaker Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $550 per group - 3 Hour Trip - Shark Fishing (3 hours)
  • US $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip - Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip - Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $875 per group - 5 Hour Trip - Inshore (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $875 per group - 5 Hour Trip - Inshore (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $1,050 per group - 6 Hour Trip - Offshore/Reef (6 hours)
  • US $1,400 per group - 8 Hour Trip - Deep Sea/Reef (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Rainmaker Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Rainmaker Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Most trips we catch our live bait fresh at the start of the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (When we get back to the dock capt filets and bags all fish for you included in your charter price)
  • Fishing License (All anglers on board are covered under our state and federal permits)

Rainmaker Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Offshore trips range from the nearshore reefs 10-20 miles to the live bottom areas 30-50 miles out )
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Rainmaker Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Bowfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Rainmaker Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Spadefish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Tim Brashear
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
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Member since January 2018
I grew up always curious about the ocean and what lies beneath the waves. That led me to take up fishing the waters off Hilton Head when I was young. I went on to study marine biology in college and moved to the Florida Keys working as a nature guide on the coral reefs surrounding Big Pine Key. It was an awesome experience and I got to do plenty of fishing down there but I decided to move back to Hilton head and focus on my local waters. I started fishing on The Straycat with capt. Jim Clark. I worked for him and most of the other captains on The North End Charter Fleet Dock at some point or another. For me fishing is an adventure and it is my passion to do what I can to give people that thrill.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Boat specs

Cape Horn (Center console) originally built in 2021. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Offshore trips range from the nearshore reefs 10-20 miles to the live bottom areas 30-50 miles out
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Most trips we catch our live bait fresh at the start of the trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
When we get back to the dock capt filets and bags all fish for you included in your charter price
Fishing License
All anglers on board are covered under our state and federal permits

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Anglers of all ages welcome!
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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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