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Hilton Head Island Fishing Charters

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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 $1,130 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:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Hilton Head Island are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $334
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $427
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $550
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $691
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $875
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,250
  • 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
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4.4 / 5
Based on 25535 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

Backcountry Hilton Head
Backcountry Hilton Head
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Very skilled professional guide. He put me on several schools of big Redfish. Landed several with a 26 and 28 incher! If you are looking for a trip in shallow water with artificial on light tackle or by fly fishing.... this is your guy! Fantastic experience!
Chad  C.
Chad C. East Point, KY
Captain Buddy’s
Captain Buddy’s
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(523 reviews)
Knowledgeable Capt.. Thanks for a great day fishing. Hope to see you again soon.
Roy  H.
Roy H. Dillwyn, VA
Captain Buddy’s
Captain Buddy’s
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(523 reviews)
Fun day of fishing in the off season - lots of catches, and though we didn't get a dinner fish or two, the variety of spots made for an enjoyable trip regardless! Buddy was super knowledgeable about local fish, birds, and other critters in the area - and amazingly patient with our kiddo. Would absolutely recommend and return next time we're down on HHI!
Diane  P.
Diane P. Summerville, SC
Hilton Head Inshore Charters
Hilton Head Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Captain Thomas worked hard all day and gave us a pleasant and memorable fishing experience. Learned a lot about the local waterways and wildlife. Very friendly and great with kids.
Luke  C.
Luke C. Jacksonville, Florida
Captain Buddy’s
Captain Buddy’s
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(523 reviews)
Captain Buddy was very mindful of the full family on a very cold day. He was relentless in his efforts to put us on fish throughout the day. He also put safety first and made recommendations based on the weather and ocean conditions. While we did not have much of a catch, it was a fun day and Captain Buddy was great.
Aaron  H.
Aaron H. Broadview Heights, OH
Fin-Seeker Charters
Fin-Seeker Charters
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
Great time even though it was very cold. Caught a lot of fish and we had a great time with Captain Todd Will book again when the weather is warmer LOL
Robert  L.
Robert L. Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Reel Easy Charters – Get Hooked!
Reel Easy Charters – Get Hooked!
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Great day of fishing. Captain jack was great. Got us on some good fish and was excellent with my son. Would definitely recommend to anyone and go again ourselves.
Jake  H.
Jake H. White, GA
Captain Buddy’s
Captain Buddy’s
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(523 reviews)
My wife and I had a great time fishing with Captain Buddy. He was able to get us on the reds on a cold windy day. I’ve been fishing a lot over my life, mostly freshwater but he taught as a lot too. Not all captains do that. Would recommend
Joel  M.
Joel M. Wexford, Pennsylvania
Hilton Head Inshore Charters
Hilton Head Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Outstanding local guide. Knows the area better than anyone and are guaranteed to have a great trip!
Thomas  S.
Thomas S. Brunswick, Georgia
Captain Buddy’s
Captain Buddy’s
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(523 reviews)
Had a great time hanging out with family in care of Capt Buddy this afternoon. Caught a variety of native fish and had lots of fun!! Capt. Buddy was full service and went to great efforts to make the trip memorable for all of us. A+
Susie  B.
Susie B. Centerville, OH
Hilton Head Inshore
Hilton Head Inshore
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
Captain Mark was great. He put us on Bull Reds for the best 3 hours of fishing I’ve ever had!
William  J.
William J. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Captain Buddy’s
Captain Buddy’s
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(523 reviews)
The four of us had a great time. Definitely recommend going with Captain Buddy.
David  D.
David D. Quincy, IN
Aqua Excursions
Aqua Excursions
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(297 reviews)
We had an amazing day with Captain Kurt. We were out to catch redfish for dinner and didn’t get any bites until our charter was almost over. Captain extended our trip to make sure we caught our limit. Captain Kurt’s boat is in great condition and able to get into the nooks and crannies of the water to “hunt” the redfish. Such a friendly Captain, Kurt made our trip an adventure to remember! Thanks again Captain!
Grace  P.
Grace P. New Lenox, IL
Captain Buddy’s
Captain Buddy’s
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(523 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
(523 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
(39 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
Captain Buddy’s
Captain Buddy’s
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(523 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
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
Hilton Head Inshore
Hilton Head Inshore
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 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

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