Hilton Head Island

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Hilton Head Island Fishing Charters

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Hilton Head Island: 64 fishing charters available

Hook 1 Charters–Hilton Head Island

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
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trips from $450

Aqua Excursions

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(296 reviews)
Hilton Head Island
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trips from $295

Sonrise Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(58 reviews)
Hilton Head Island
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trips from $400

Rainmaker Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(169 reviews)
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trips from $500

Captain Buddy’s

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(516 reviews)
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Carolina Rig

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(206 reviews)
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trips from $295

Hilton Head Inshore

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(38 reviews)
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trips from $350

Southern Summers Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(83 reviews)
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Cleopatra Charters

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(116 reviews)
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Above & Below Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(42 reviews)
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trips from $1,500

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Hilton Head Island

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina are: Full list of top fishing charters in Hilton Head Island

The average price for a private 4 hour Hilton Head Island fishing trip is $475, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,135 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Hilton Head Island that received great reviews from families are:

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Many fishing charters in Hilton Head Island provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Hilton Head Island are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Hilton Head Island are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $298
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $397
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $497
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $647
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $738
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,185
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $2,000
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $3,000

Hilton Head Island is all about fun in the sun, known for its beaches, golf courses, and of course, fishing. Hilton Head fishing charters can put you on a ton of different species. Every trip’s unique, and the best one for you depends on your group’s age, experience, and interests. Here are the most popular options.

Inshore Fishing Charters: Fun for Everyone

Inshore charters are perfect for families and complete beginners. You’ll stay in the shallows, close to land and away from the waves. The fishing grounds are on your doorstep, so even half days offer plenty of action. Head out, catch some fish, and be back in time for lunch.
 
The inshore favorites on Hilton Head Island are Redfish, Seatrout, and Flounder. These guys put up a good fight and make a great meal. The shallows aren’t just for beginners, though. You can also find serious game fish like Tarpon – ideal for fly fishing types.

Reef Fishing Charters: Catch a Feast

Want to load up on big, tasty fish? Bottom fishing is for you. You head out, drop some baits, and pull in some dinner. Reef fishing trips usually last 6–8 hours and are ideal for novices and older kids. You’ll be in open water, but you don’t need much experience. 
 
So, what can you catch? A lot! Red Snapper is the main prize, but the reefs also hold Grouper, Triggerfish, and hard fighters like Cobia and Amberjack. You can even troll for King Mackerel on the way out if you have enough time. 

Deep Sea Fishing Charters: Test Your Skills

The deep sea fishing hilton head has access to is enough to put anyone through their paces. These are all-day adventures for experienced anglers. Trips start at eight hours, but they can last up to 12 if you want to reach the biggest fish out in the Gulf Stream.
 
For seasoned sport fishers, it’s well worth the journey. Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, Sharks, and even Marlin live in these remote waters. You can also deep drop for huge Snapper, Grouper, and Seabass. Whatever you hook, you’re in for a workout.

Shark Fishing Charters: The Local Speciality

Hilton Head’s speciality is Shark fishing. These are short, catch-and-release trips. They’re designed for anglers who want a slice of the action but don’t have time for a standard half day trip. Shark fishing charters are only two or three hours long, but they’ll get you on a huge mix of big, toothy fish.
 
What you target depends on your experience. There are over 50 Shark species around Hilton Head Island, after all. Kids will love landing small Bonnetheads and Blacktips. Pros can test their skills against Bulls and Tiger Sharks.
 
Hilton Head fishing charters really let you get the most of these waters. Local captains spend their lives honing their skills and finding the best fishing spots. Throw in a dozen different fish to target, and you get the perfect fishing trip – whatever that means to you.
Hilton Head Island
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 25065 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Winter is your chance to experience the best inshore fishing around! You can pole the flats for Redfish, hit the nearshore wrecks for Sheepshead and Black Seabass, or catch a Speckled Trout with artificials.

February

At this time of year you will see Redfish flocking to the flats by the hundreds. This is a great time to sight fish for them. You are also likely to catch Sheepshead, Seabass, Flounder, and more on the wrecks. 

March

In March you can expect cool and clear waters inshore, where there's still plenty of Redfish to be found. Other species will start heading inshore soon. For now you can enjoy catching a variety of critters on the wrecks.

April

It's spring and inshore fishing is hot! Casting lures and live bait could land you anything from Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder to small Sharks. Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, and large Sharks are entering the sounds.

May

May is a great time to get out in Port Royal Sound, where you'll find Cobia ranging from 30-60+ lbs! You will also see more of this fish on the offshore wrecks, along with King Mackerel, Spadefish, and Barracuda.

June

In summer you could catch anything! Tarpon have made their entrance in Port Royal Sound and the backwaters, where you will also find large Cobia. Farther from shore you can target big game fish and Sharks.

July

Close to shore you might catch anything from Redfish, Tarpon, or Tripletail to a massive Shark. A trip to the Gulf Stream gives you a chance to target Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and Sailfish.

August

The summer hype continues, with great fishing everywhere from the beach to the Gulf Stream. Whether you are looking for the catch of a lifetime or something tasty to cook for dinner, now is the time to get on the water.

September

You can still enjoy great offshore fishing, trolling for Barracuda, King Mackerel, and Sharks. In the Gulf Stream you’ll have luck fishing for Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, and more. 

October

Autumn marks the beginning of Hilton Head’s iconic inshore fishing season. Tarpon are replaced by Bull Redfish weighing up to 40 lbs. Inshore you will also find Flounder, Sheepshead, and Speckled Trout. 

November

This is the best time to catch some eating fish! In the sound and on the wrecks you can target Bull Redfish, or stay closer to shore and fish for Speckled Trout, Flounder, and Shrimp.

December

Fishing for Redfish doesn’t get better than this. You can sight fish for Reds inshore or head out to the wrecks for the rest of the Bull Redfish and Flounder, Seabass, Snapper, and Grouper. 

 

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Go with a trained professional who knows the waters, where to find fish and how to handle any situation.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with a trained professional who knows the waters, where to find fish and how to handle any situation.
Teresa  W.
Teresa W. Columbus, IN
Just come down to Hilton Head,book a trip and rest is just fun on the water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just come down to Hilton Head,book a trip and rest is just fun on the water.
Scott  H.
Scott H. Savannah, Georgia
Definitely this trip. Jimmy was so knowledgeable of these waters with over 40 years in this area. I really fun day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely this trip. Jimmy was so knowledgeable of these waters with over 40 years in this area. I really fun day.
Donald  J.
Donald J. Beaufort, SC
If you are looking for an introduction to fishing for kids and families, take a quick shark trip in Hilton Head. The 3 hour tour is perfect for a family. it keeps the kids engaged the entire time. You'll head out and be plucking shark, croakers, whiting and so much more while learning about the local fishing. We have taken two trips now with our kids, and both times captain and crew have been so engaged with the children to create a wonderful fishing experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are looking for an introduction to fishing for kids and families, take a quick shark trip in Hilton Head. The 3 hour tour is perfect for a family. it keeps the kids engaged the entire time. You'll head out and be plucking shark, croakers, whiting and so much more while learning about the local fishing. We have taken two trips now with our kids, and both times captain and crew have been so engaged with the children to create a wonderful fishing experience.
Brett  S.
Brett S. New York, NY
Bring water or other and sun screen. The Captain will teach you the hows. .
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring water or other and sun screen. The Captain will teach you the hows. .
Richard  R.
Richard R. Bluffton, SC
Recommend the shark fishing. Plenty of action and a bonus of dolphins all around.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Recommend the shark fishing. Plenty of action and a bonus of dolphins all around.
Todd  M.
Todd M. Hadley, KY
A bad day fishing is better than a good day at the house. Had a great time. Go for it!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A bad day fishing is better than a good day at the house. Had a great time. Go for it!!!
Joe  M.
Joe M. Bonaire, GA
Definitely plan an outing. It’s a lot of fun and the memories you will make are priceless.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely plan an outing. It’s a lot of fun and the memories you will make are priceless.
Thomas  S.
Thomas S. Bluffton, South Carolina
Book your trip with Captain Kurt of Aqua Excursions, and enjoy! Debating the cost? I did, and yet is was worth every dollar. Grandfather on a fixed income here, and it was the most satisfying money I have spent in a very long time. We, three generations (Father, son, and Grandson together) are going out again tomorrow Saturday. Thanks again, Captain Kurt. Trust me, you and yours will have a lot of fun together.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Book your trip with Captain Kurt of Aqua Excursions, and enjoy! Debating the cost? I did, and yet is was worth every dollar. Grandfather on a fixed income here, and it was the most satisfying money I have spent in a very long time. We, three generations (Father, son, and Grandson together) are going out again tomorrow Saturday. Thanks again, Captain Kurt. Trust me, you and yours will have a lot of fun together.
Joe  M.
Joe M. Bluffton, SC
Look at your options. Choose an inland fishing experience and just have fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Look at your options. Choose an inland fishing experience and just have fun!
Kathryn  M.
Kathryn M. Madison Heights, MI
Try to get the earliest trip (mornings) if possible. It gets really not in June
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try to get the earliest trip (mornings) if possible. It gets really not in June
Donnie  S.
Donnie S. Fitzgerald, GA
If you expect rough waters take bonine ahead of time. We had a thunderstorm rolling in and two of my kids that didn't take it got pretty seasick as the waters were rough. The ones that took it were fine and had no issues.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you expect rough waters take bonine ahead of time. We had a thunderstorm rolling in and two of my kids that didn't take it got pretty seasick as the waters were rough. The ones that took it were fine and had no issues.
David  S.
David S. Overland Park, Kansas
Plan ahead, be early, take long sleeve or rain jacket, plenty of water and a snack. Take a cooler full of beer so you can catch a buzz if you aren't catching fish! ?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plan ahead, be early, take long sleeve or rain jacket, plenty of water and a snack. Take a cooler full of beer so you can catch a buzz if you aren't catching fish! ?
Shana  B.
Shana B. Sanford, North Carolina
Best experience in my life Captain exactly right you took me out fishing something on there for this I get 10 Stars can't wait to come back
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Best experience in my life Captain exactly right you took me out fishing something on there for this I get 10 Stars can't wait to come back
Mark  J.
Mark J. Euharlee, GA
Night fishing is great we caught over 12 shark, don’t know about in the day but night is definitely good!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Night fishing is great we caught over 12 shark, don’t know about in the day but night is definitely good!
Logan  B.
Logan B. Claxton, GA
This was an excellent trip I will go again and again. Captain buddy treated us really well we had alot of fun.We caught more than I expected. U recommend Captain Buddy
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was an excellent trip I will go again and again. Captain buddy treated us really well we had alot of fun.We caught more than I expected. U recommend Captain Buddy
Detre  J.
Detre J. McLeansville, NC
Find a reasonably priced guide for the first time out. Captain Buddy is great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a reasonably priced guide for the first time out. Captain Buddy is great.
Korey  W.
Korey W. Charlotte, NC
Captain Buddy was great....one of our crew got seasick quite quickly from dropping the anchor to fish...had to return to landing..Captain buddy is a nice guy...o
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Buddy was great....one of our crew got seasick quite quickly from dropping the anchor to fish...had to return to landing..Captain buddy is a nice guy...o
Renee  M.
Renee M. Sanford, NC
This was a really cool experience, our captain was extremely knowledgeable and very friendly with kids. Extremely reasonably priced, such a cool experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was a really cool experience, our captain was extremely knowledgeable and very friendly with kids. Extremely reasonably priced, such a cool experience
Danny  L.
Danny L. Fort Mill, SC
Book way in advance if you intend on fishing during your time in Hilton Head. If you wait you will have very limited options.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book way in advance if you intend on fishing during your time in Hilton Head. If you wait you will have very limited options.
Timothy  F.
Timothy F. Hilton Head Island, SC

Captain Buddy’s
Captain Buddy’s
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(516 reviews)
Had such a great time, he was awesome. We thoroughly enjoyed everything. Great spots will definitely do it again next time we’re in Hilton head!
Tia  H.
Tia H. Mount Pleasant, SC
Captain Buddy’s
Captain Buddy’s
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(516 reviews)
One of the best fishing trips we have done , caught fish , learned how to fish and enjoyed the day !! Highly recommended!
Arnold  W.
Arnold W. Daufuskie Island, SC
Hilton Head Inshore
Hilton Head Inshore
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Captain Mark was a great guide. We caught fish, had fun, enjoyed good conversation, and the beautiful lowcountry landscape. We will definitely book again with Captain Mark.
Rancey  C.
Rancey C. Greer, SC
Sonrise Fishing Charters
Sonrise Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
We had a great time with Captain Bill! Wonderful man and guide. Caught a lot of fish!
Matthew  B.
Matthew B. Euharlee, GA
Captain Buddy’s
Captain Buddy’s
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(516 reviews)
A fantastic charter with Captain Buddy. We did the 3 hour in-shore trip and it did not disappoint. Captain was a great guide and put us right on the fish. Literally the only time we didn’t have a reds on the line was while we were traveling in the boat. From start to finish, the trip was exceptional and we will be booking with Buddy again! Thank you for the memories!
Stephanie  C.
Stephanie C. Pooler, GA
Hilton Head Inshore
Hilton Head Inshore
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Capt was very knowledgeable of the area. We tried several locations and were successful. It was a fun day.
Kenneth  H.
Kenneth H. Denver, NC
Sea Deez Fishing Charters
Sea Deez Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(50 reviews)
Had a great day with Captain Andy! The bite was not on, but still a great experience for us. Will definitely come back and book with him again.
Jeff  K.
Jeff K. Naperville, IL
Southern Summers Charters
Southern Summers Charters
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(83 reviews)
Fantastic trip! Rodney was ready to go, very knowledgeable, and very personable. We did inshore fishing and Captain Rodney kept us on the fish and took us to some different spots to keep it interesting. We had good luck and caught more fish than we could keep track of. On top of that we saw dolphin, rays jumping, and a pair of bald eagles. We will be booking again in the future. Truly one of the best trips we’ve been on.
Trevor  S.
Trevor S. Lexington, Kentucky
Hook 1 Charters–Hilton Head Island
Hook 1 Charters–Hilton Head Island
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Cpt Chandler was great. Even though we didn’t catch much (day after tropical Strom rolled through) we had a good experienced and great time on the water. Would book again.
Matt  C.
Matt C. Buford, GA
Boat of Lies Charters
Boat of Lies Charters
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
We had a blast fishing with Nate! He was professional and great the entire trip. He got us onto several schools of fish and we all had opportunities at bring in some decent fish! The boat was very nice and great to fish from. I would definitely recommend this trip and we would do it again next time!
John  P.
John P. Lyman, SC
Hilton Head Inshore
Hilton Head Inshore
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Captain Mark put us on fish almost immediately which as everyone knows is not a given when fishing! Perfect boat with shallow draft for getting in tight spots. Very personable.
Ernie  R.
Ernie R. Harwinton, CT
Southern Summers Charters
Southern Summers Charters
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(83 reviews)
Captain Rodney was great. He taught us a bunch, knew the waters well and hooked us into a few shark. He was great with my 2.5 year old too! Definitely recommended!
Steven  B.
Steven B. Kalamazoo, MI
Sea Deez Fishing Charters
Sea Deez Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(50 reviews)
Captain Andy was great! Very knowledgeable about the area, and the fishing as well. Everything was perfect, on time and handled professionally. I highly recommend Booking with Captain Andy, you won’t be disappointed!
RANDALL  A.
RANDALL A. Henderson, NV
Captain Buddy’s
Captain Buddy’s
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(516 reviews)
Capt Buddy was great and moved around to make sure we got some meat to bring home. He changed spots and techniques to keep the day fun and explained in detail what he was doing and why. He even explained details of the different species we caught. Would certainly book with him again should we vacation on Hilton Head Island in the future.
Kevin  M.
Kevin M. Charlotte, NC
Captain Buddy’s
Captain Buddy’s
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(516 reviews)
Captain Buddy was amazing and made our trip memorable! We caught a massive Bull Redfish, 4 Atlantic sharp nose shark, whiting, and more! Everyone in our group agreed that Buddy is the best captain we’ve ever had, and we’ve been coming to HHI for over 20 years and fished every year. We will now book with him always. Wish we had found him sooner! What a great day!
Dennis  F.
Dennis F. Kennesaw, GA
Captain Buddy’s
Captain Buddy’s
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(516 reviews)
Thus was awsome we caught a trophy Bull Red within the first hour of our trip and it just got better.capt Buddy was awsome
Joshua  P.
Joshua P. LaGrange, GA
Southern Summers Charters
Southern Summers Charters
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(83 reviews)
Captain recommended we move our time because of high tide and put us on some fish. Did a great job with my kids and kept lines in the water.
Ryan  M.
Ryan M. Queens, New York
Aqua Excursions
Aqua Excursions
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(296 reviews)
Our half AM trip with Captain Kurt was a blast! I had family in from out of state, not only did they get to enjoy fishing but they learned about the area from the water too! We will definitely be returning 😊
Brian  S.
Brian S. Savannah, GA
Performance Fishing Charters
Performance Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(26 reviews)
Captain John was very helpful! we caught many Blue fish for bait in hopes of a big king or bull red but the day wasn’t right. Still had a blast and recommend highly!
Zeth  O.
Zeth O. Burney, IN
Aqua Excursions
Aqua Excursions
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(296 reviews)
Very interesting learning about the tides and fish behavior. Captain Kurt is very knowledgeable! Beautiful day on the Low Country waters!
Roxanne  W.
Roxanne W. Manhattan, MT

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