Captain Shay Siegel

Member since September 2014

Hilton Head Island, United States

Background
Captain Shay was raised on the water, commercial fishing with his grandfather. He has combined two of his favorite things to do by creating Islands and Tides Charters: fishing and showing people a great time.
Techniques
We offer many types of fishing for you and your group. We offer Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and offshore fishing. We offer trolling, bottom fishing, top water fishing, jigging and gigging.

Captain Shay Siegel

Hilton Head Island, United States
Background
Captain Shay was raised on the water, commercial fishing with his grandfather. He has combined two of his favorite things to do by creating Islands and Tides Charters: fishing and showing people a great time.
Techniques
We offer many types of fishing for you and your group. We offer Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and offshore fishing. We offer trolling, bottom fishing, top water fishing, jigging and gigging.
Angler's Choice

Our Charter Listings

 
Hilton Head Island
trips from
US$ 380

Customer Reviews

4.66 out of 5 stars from 37 reviews

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Went fishing on Saturday, September 2, 2017

Fished September 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, August 12, 2017

Captain Mike was friendly. The boat was nice.  We paid well over $400 and caught nearly no fish.  That’s is in shore fishing in August…..maybe should have been warned and advised in a different type of fishing that is better in August.  The dolphins were great.

Amy Reynolds does not recommend Islands and Tides Charters

Fished August 2017

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Captain Shay Siegel (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, August 26, 2017

It’s Captain Shay and I always offer you options on your fishing experience. You picked the type of fishing you wanted to do out of the options I offered. When you book YOU pick the time you want to fish and I offer the fishing experience. I alway discuss the options and never guarantee anything. It’s called fishing not catching. When you pick the time slot you want the fish may not be bitting or the tides may not work in your favor. Fish swim and they my not be where they were 1 hour ago or in the same spot they were yesterday in the same conditions. Somedays the fishing is just terrible and we never get a good bit. Somedays the fish bit all day somedays they bit for a very small window or not at all.  Blaming me for the fish not bitting is like blaming me for the weather or your restaurant server because the kitchen messing up your food. I want you to catch fish and I work hard so that you can catch fish I do this because I care and I expect to walk away with a tip at the end of our adventure. In my experience people don’t tip for bad fishing and fish don’t bite for bad tippers.

Went fishing on Thursday, August 17, 2017

Fishing trip for 23 year old twins on their birthday. Had a lot of fun. Caught a few fish. Totally enjoyed the trip. Landed a Bull Drum weighing 25-30 pounds. Outstanding!!

Fished August 2017

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Captain Shay Siegel (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, August 26, 2017

It was great to have your group on my boat for a fishing adventure. I look forward to doing it again sometime in the future.


Went fishing on Thursday, August 10, 2017

Went on a 4hr trip with Captain Shay. He was personable and professional. After the first few mins it was like a fishing trip with an old friend. He made not only myself but my wife and 12yr old twins feel comfortable in something we new nothing about. We all caught the fish we were after. He even gave us a little extra time which allowed my son to hook the biggest catch of the day. Thanks Captain Shay for the awesome memories. Already looking forward to our next trip to HHI so we can book again.

Fished August 2017

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Captain Shay Siegel (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, August 26, 2017

I was a fin filled adventure. I personally had a great time sharing the fishing adventure with your family. We hooked the big one in the last few minutes of our trip. I look forward to doing it again next year. Please feel free to also leave a review on Facebook and post your pics.

Went fishing on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

we caught enough shark for everyone and had a very good family experience

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 29, 2017

Will book with Captain Shay again.  He answered any questions and spent time ensuring we all had a nice time and caught variety of fish/sharks.  He also spent time showing us the dolphins on the way back in.  Thanks for a great time!

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

We were out for a short time and had to cut our trip short on 7/25.  Captain Shay offered to reschedule for the full 3 hours on 7/27.  So, that is what we did.  We did not catch any large fish, but none of the boats were having any luck.  The overall experience was great.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Out fishing experience was everything we hoped it would be. Both of my boys caught sharks and that is exactly what we were hoping for. The fishing equipment and the boat were first rate, and Captain Shay was an awesome and professional fishing guide. We will be back and we will book our fishing trip with Captain Shay again!

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

We had plenty of bites on our morning nearshore trip.  Looking forward to eating the spotted sea trout that we caught.  Captain Shay made sure all the members of our crew enjoyed the trip and they all met with success.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, July 14, 2017

Caught a few sharks of varying sizes. Would have preferred to catch some fish I could keep and eat.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, July 21, 2017

Me and my daughter made the fishing trip with, Captain Shay Siegel.  He was very experience,  knowledgeable,  professional,  and nice.  We would recommend this to anybody else.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 6, 2017
Rudy Cruz does not recommend Islands and Tides Charters

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 13, 2017

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The trip was ok but he rescheduled for an hour and a half later…I felt very pressured to give 20% gratuity and there should nt be pressure about gratuity.  He wasn’t v r y informational either.

Yvette Miller does not recommend Islands and Tides Charters

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

There are good days, bad days and Wehner days. The Captain did everything he could to accommodate us and every trick in the book to call up the bite. My kids did catch a few bit it wasn’t the captains fault. One wemt down and he was very accommodating keeping the boat inshore instead of going out further like a lot of Captains I’ve seen.
Overall a nice trip.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, June 16, 2017

Great time by all.  Would highly recommend.  We will be back out with Captain Shay.

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 22, 2017

Our captain was nice enough and helpful.  The situation if the lowest tides of the year made it tough.  Our complaint was that he parked us where we didn’t get a single bite for over an hour.  When we finally moved we did .  No water offered either and he doesn’t take credit cards.  Not everyone has 600 dollars on them while fishing.

Timothy Stutler does not recommend Islands and Tides Charters

Fished June 2017

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Captain Shay Siegel (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, July 7, 2017

We can only do the best we can do with what me have. Very large tides and hot dirty water are not the best conditions and the fish don’t bite every day all day. Sometimes the fish don’t bite and are not where you think they are or they are not where you just left them on a previous trip. When you run 15 to 20 trips a week they all can’t be epic adventures but I do my best to make it the best it can be for you and your group. I offer the experience of fishing and sometimes that experience is fishing and not catching a lot of fish. We can only move so many times to find fish and spending the hole duration of a small window of time looking for them and not fishing to me does not bring value to the experience. Only being on the water for a 3 to 4 hour trip sometimes is not enough time to find the fish. If people would read they would know before booking that I only supply a cooler with ice and I do not supply drinks or food. There are preferred methods of payment posted which you have access to before booking. I can accept credit cards by sending an invoice through paypal and you are not required to have an account with paypal to pay with a credit card. If you were prepared you would have brought cash and drinks. Remember to be prepared and TIP your captain and crew.

Went fishing on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, June 26, 2017

Great day fishing with captain shay had a blast! Everyone caught multiple sharks! Great captain, fun time. Definitely will go out with him again!

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, June 9, 2017

Great boat large enough for our family of 6. Captain Shay knew exactly where the fish were and made it a memorable and enjoyable trip.

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The trip was so fun! We didn’t catch as many as we’d hoped because it was kind of a slow day, but we still caught several. We even saw several dolphins! I would definitely do it again!

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The hardest part was getting some bait to fish with, the captain worked hard and some we had harvested several nice sharks , great memories were made today with my son.

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, June 11, 2017

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, June 9, 2017

Went shark fishing and the entire experience was fantastic. We all caught sharks and some caught multiple. We were on the bite for a long time.

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Had a great time and caught some sharks!

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Captain Shay was fantastic!  He exceeded my expectations, and that is not easily done!  I highly recommend booking with Captain Shay, if he is already book…..pick a different time or day.

Fished May 2017

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Captain Shay Siegel (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, June 3, 2017

Thank you Jose for choosing me as you guide and driving all the way from Tybee Island Ga. to go fishing with me. I had a great time putting your boys on some fish and next time your in our area please feel free to look me up. Also If the system allows you to please feel free to load any of the great pictures you took on our adventure.

Went fishing on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

It was the highlight of my vacation! Shay is great! We caught fish and he went out of his way to make it perfect.!

Fished May 2017

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Captain Shay Siegel (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, June 3, 2017

Gary It was awesome to have you guys on board. And I hope the fish you took home was delicious. I hope to see you again next year.

Went fishing on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

5 of us on trip- everyone caught a shark!

Fished May 2017

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Captain Shay Siegel (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, June 3, 2017

Thank you very much for choosing me as your guide.

Went fishing on Saturday, May 20, 2017

Highly Recommend!!! This trip was even better than we imagined!! We definitely won’t ever go to anyone except Captain Shey. He was fun, very professional, and we absolutely loved this experience!

Fished May 2017

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Captain Shay Siegel (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, June 3, 2017

It was a blast to have your group on board and I am looking forward to doing it again sometime soon.

Went fishing on Monday, April 3, 2017

There was a communication gap between fish booker and Captain Shay.  His boat was down and if I had not called him a day before he said he would not have shown up as he never confirmed with fishbooker.  I received a confirmation from fishbooker so somewhere there was a disconnect.  I’m just glad it worked out as that would have been awful if the trip did not go as planned and the kids didnt get a chance to go fishing.

Fished April 2017

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Captain Shay Siegel (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Some people you just can’t make happy no matter how hard you try. Yes the boat was down but I had access to a boat that was lent to me by a fellow captain. I was completely honest with my client about my situation and informed him that I had access to a larger boat and we would be able to run tip as he scheduled. All the client had to do was accept the fact that there was some communication breakdown and more that likely it was on my part but is wan’t anything that we couldn’t move past. It really wasn’t a big deal and we could have ran the trip on the scheduled day and time slot. Once I spoke to my client I had made arrangements to run the trip and all the client had to do was show up. He made the choice to cancel the trip and not to go fishing. If his kids didn’t go fishing on this vacation that is totally on him. We are only one of many options for a charter on Hilton Head. Fish Booker is just a very small portion of the trips I or most captains run. My recommendation for anyone booking a trip is to immediately have a conversation with your captain to understand all the variables involved with your fishing experience. Also when you book your trip well in advance call to confirm that everything is on schedule a day or 2 before your trip. You never know what the weather or conditions will be when you book your trip weeks or months in advance. I look out for my people and do everything I can to bring value to the experience.

Went fishing on Thursday, April 6, 2017

Even though the weather was less than ideal with wind warnings posted Capt Shay got us out to a protected area where we were able to at least catch a few.  His area knowledge was invaluable in these rough conditions

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

We come down to Hilton Head frequently but have never done a fishing charter. The experience was great. Our captain made it a great time for our gang ages 11 to 74!

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, November 11, 2016

An Amazing Trip!!  We had a party of 6, some with experience and a couple who had never been on a charter before.  The Captain asked what type of fishing we wanted to do, and after explaining to him the experience level of the group and that I left it to his judgement, he did his best to ensure a great time.  He made sure that everyone caught fish and that there was little down time between catches.  Trip started at 8 A.M. and we were catching by 8:30. Very well mannered and professional.  As far as I am concerned, whenever I am in the area, Captain Shay will get my business.

Fished November 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, October 27, 2016

To those of you who don’t have much experience with fishing , but would like to try going out and catching your own dinner or just for the sport of it, you need to call Captain Shay .  He is very knowledgeable , friendly, and most of all patient ,he has a clean, efficient boat for 4 to 6 people. I was the most experienced fisherman in our group ( which is not saying a lot )  LOL, but I wanted my wife and my cousin and his wife to experience inshore fishing for big Reds, Sea Trout , and anything else we could catch for dinner. Captain Shay put us right on them within 15 minutes of leaving the dock. Obviously I caught the first one in our group while the patient Captain Shay was showing my wife and company how to use their reel and bait their hooks. We caught a mess of fish , many of which we couldn’t keep because of size limits , but brought enough bigger ones back to have a great tasty fish fry last night over great wine and conversation about our experience. Thank you Captain Shay for a good fishing excursion
for non -fishermen . After 30 years of marriage , my wife now wants to go fishing again with me. I actually got a video of her cuddling the Black Drum she caught before releasing it. We come to Hilton Head once a year and now I have two new fishing buddies, my wife and Captain Shay of Island and Tides Charters

Fished October 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 12, 2016

This was my first experience with Charter fishing. I took my twelve year old son and we caught fish the entire time. Captain Shay went out of his way to make this a fun and exciting trip from start to finish. I would definitely book another charter!

Fished July 2016

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