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 shallows 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. You can have a quick six hours offshore if you want to catch big bottom fish in a hurry, or can take your time by adding an hour to your inshore adventure. This is especially useful for ambitious sportfishers looking for trophy Tarpon.

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, but Captain Tim also stocks child size vests just in case.

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 on the water. Just remember to pack a big cooler in the trunk - the fish you’ll be catching aren’t small!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Shark Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $500
    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)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $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)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $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)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    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)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $850
    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
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,000
    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
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,300
    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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About the Captain

Tim Brashear
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
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164 Customer reviews
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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. Every day brings a new adventure and that is why I became a fisherman.

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
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 164 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Excellent charter. Great crew.
5 hour trip with Capt. Tim
5 hour trip with Capt. Tim
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Craig S.
Alexandria, VA
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8 Hour Fishing Charter

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip - Deep Sea/Reef on July 31, 2022
BLUF: Unbelievable experience and worth every penny MORE: - Captain Tim and his boat are Absolutely first class....
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Scott C.
Montgomery, OH
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Half day trip with captain Tim

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Inshore (AM) on July 12, 2022
Tim is an amazing captain and was great with my boys (2 and 6). We left the dock around 7:30 to get ahead of the rest of the...
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Eric H.
Waverly, IA
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Full day of fantastic fishing

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip - Deep Sea/Reef on October 21, 2021
My wife and I had one of the best fishing trips ever. Captain Tim had us on the fish all day.  Top water, and bottom fishing, ...
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Jeremy M.
Venice, FL
Excellent
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4 hours with Capt Tim

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Inshore (PM) on August 8, 2022
We had a great afternoon with Capt Tim yesterday! He’ll get you out on his new 31’ Cape Horn pushed by twin 300s. He provided...
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Richard W.
Santa Clara, California
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip - Deep Sea/Reef on April 13, 2022
Tim was the best! We hit a double when the first man hit the bottom! And it got better from there. He was taking care of all...
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FAQs about Rainmaker Fishing Charters

Rainmaker Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - 3 Hour Trip - Shark Fishing (3 hours)
  • $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip - Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip - Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $850 per group - 5 Hour Trip - Inshore (AM) (5 hours)
  • $850 per group - 5 Hour Trip - Inshore (PM) (5 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 6 Hour Trip - Offshore/Reef (6 hours)
  • $1,300 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:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Rainmaker Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Rainmaker Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

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