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.

Our Charter Listings

Islands and Tides Charters

Hilton Head Island
In demand!
trips from US$ 400

Fishing Reports

Inshore fishing is getting better every

September 22, 2018

Water temp. is dropping and the inshore bite is picking up. Book you inshore Trout and Red Drum trip today Read Full Report →


The Shark Bite is on fire inshore and Ne

May 20, 2018

If you are looking for sharks book me now. We have been catching lots of sharks large and small. If you're looking for the thrill of landing a shark I am your man. We have been catching sharks from… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.70 out of 5 stars from 96 reviews

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Marvin, nc
Went fishing on Sunday, September 2, 2018

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Went fishing on Thursday, August 30, 2018

We went out on the Gilligan Boat, on a 3 hour fishing charter.  We had the Best time of our lives!!  I didn’t think shark fishing would be very exciting, but it was a fantastic experience!!!! The Captain made us feel so at ease, and guided us on everything we needed to know.  We have done some pond and lake fishing, but this took fishing to the ultimate experience!! Would highly recommend going with this Captain and the Gilligan Charters!!

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San Ramon, ca
Went fishing on Tuesday, August 28, 2018

We had a great time.

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Saint Albans, wv
Went fishing on Monday, August 20, 2018

No king mackerel but loads of sharks

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New Alexandria, pa
Went fishing on Thursday, August 16, 2018

Enjoyable morning of fishing with Captain Shay.  My three kids had a blast.  Caught hammerhead, bonnethead and black tip sharks.  Lots of fun!

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Ridgeland, South Carolina
Went fishing on Saturday, August 11, 2018

This was an excellent trip.  Cpt Shay selected the perfect spots for inshore fishing - he also was excellent at instructing us novice fisherman.  We had two small children with us and he made every effort to teach them.  A wonderful family experience!

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Willowbrook, il
Went fishing on Saturday, August 11, 2018

Our family of six had a fantastic time with Capn Shay fishing for Shark on a near shore excursion. This trip wildly exceeded my expectations. Only 3 of us fished while the girls enjoyed the show. We caught 4 different species of shark and a total of at least ten.  Capn Shay was a great host and really knows his way around. I’ve been coming to Hilton Head for many years and we have never gone fishing. This was our first time And so glad we made the memories that will last a lifetime!!

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Hilton Head Island, sc
Went fishing on Thursday, August 9, 2018

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Hilton Head Island, sc
Went fishing on Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Had a blast with Capt Shay and got into some nice Spanish mackerel.  Also caught a few black tipped reef sharks.  He was very instructive and patient with my 11 year old son.  Would definitely recommend his boat, we had a quality experience on the water with him today.

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United States
Went fishing on Thursday, August 2, 2018

Had an amazing time with Captain Shay!  Put us right on top of some Jack Crevalle within minutes after catching bait.  Would definitely recommend and we will be booking again!  Thanks Capt. Shay!

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Matthews, nc
Went fishing on Tuesday, July 31, 2018

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United States
Went fishing on Monday, July 30, 2018

We originally were scheduled for a 3 hour tour but the day of the trip our son got sick.  Captain Shay was very nice and allowed us to move the trip to a later date to allow our son to go.  Captain Shay was so helpful with our children age 6 and 3.  He answered all their questions and let them help every step of the way.  Our kids had such a great time and it is all because of the Captain.  It is a trip to remember!

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Marietta, ga
Went fishing on Saturday, July 28, 2018

First experience going out fishing in oceanic waters, it was an absolute blast and I highly recommend the Captain, he was knowledgeable about every aspect of the trip and the waters and never got upset when us noobies messed up.

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Lee's Summit, mo
Went fishing on Tuesday, July 24, 2018

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New York, ny
Went fishing on Monday, July 23, 2018

Great start with a large King early, and not much after that.  But that King made my daughter’s day, and fed us for several days as well!  Shay is a good captain and I would recommend him!

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Fort Mill, sc
Went fishing on Monday, July 23, 2018

Captain Shay was awesome. We caught sharks and drum. Great fishing will book again.

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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Went fishing on Thursday, July 19, 2018

Overall our trip was pretty good, the captain was incredible. There were five people and we fit pretty comfortably.  we caught 6 sharks in all. We were hoping to catch more but nobody else was catching anything that day so we definitely just picked the wrong day to go.

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Massillon, oh
Went fishing on Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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United States
Went fishing on Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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Bluffton, South Carolina
Went fishing on Monday, July 16, 2018

Captain Shay was awesome!! It was a very personalized fishing trip & we thank you!!!
Our son got sick! A storm came a calling! Our daughter caught her first of many fish & the big one did NOT get away. We all caught fish. Our entire family had dinner off of our catch that night.
Definitely one for the books!!!

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United States
Went fishing on Saturday, July 14, 2018

My family had a wonderful time with Captain Shay going shark fishing. He’s so knowledgeable and patiently answered all the kids questions. I felt at ease in his very capable hands, even with a toddler on the boat. My sons declared it the best day ever. They learned a lot about sharks, fishing, and the surrounding waters. Just a super fun day all around. We even got a little dolphin hello at the end of our trip. Thanks so much, Captain Shay!

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Charlotte, nc
Went fishing on Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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Memphis, in
Went fishing on Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Captain Shay did a great job putting us in the sharks. Ended up with 9 sharks and 3 rays during our 4 hour trip. Highly recommend Shay!

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Piedmont, sc
Went fishing on Friday, July 6, 2018

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Florence, South Carolina
Went fishing on Thursday, July 5, 2018

Capt. Shay did a great job.  He was very professional and enjoyable throughout the trip.  He was flexible with helping the kids to make sure they had an enjoyable trip.  We stayed in-shore for the kids, but he was able to place us in a location where we had some great catches.  Two rather large catches a red drum and black drum along with numerous crockers, small sharks etc.  We even enjoyed several dolphins following us during the trip. Capt Shay also was very knowledgable about Hilton Head which was great.  We would highly recommend.

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United States
Went fishing on Tuesday, July 3, 2018

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Bluffton, sc
Went fishing on Monday, July 2, 2018

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United States
Went fishing on Sunday, July 1, 2018

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United States
Went fishing on Thursday, June 28, 2018

Had a awesome time with my son and father on Captian Shay’s boat. We caught some nice fish and the overall experience was great. Captian Shay really helped make the trip great. We’ll definitely book another trip with him next time we’re here..

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Lexington, ky
Went fishing on Wednesday, June 27, 2018

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Sacramento, ky
Went fishing on Tuesday, June 26, 2018

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United States
Went fishing on Thursday, June 21, 2018

Captain Shay was really wonderful. A very nice guy and very helpful.  The boat is great but know there is not much shade.  We had a lot of fun fishing for shark!

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United States
Went fishing on Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Went at wrong time a day but everyone on the boat caught a fish. Captain was good and did all he could to put us on fish. Would use again.

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Hilton Head Island, sc
Went fishing on Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Captain Shay did an outstanding job in providing a fishing experience for our four adults and two teenagers. His patience with us ( 1st trip for most of us) made the trip very enjoyable. We caught a keeper black drum on our first cast and caught a variety of fish including a few shark. Although most of our fish were to small to keep, there was plenty of action to keep us busy. I would definitely book another trip with Captain Shay.

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United States
Went fishing on Tuesday, June 19, 2018

It was a great day on the water. It was the first time salt water fishing for me and my sons. Shay was very open to us and provided great feedback to where we would the best EXPERIENCE. We were bring in sharks left and right and brought back about 5lb of meat for the day. I would highly recommend him for any type of excursion. I will definitely use him on our next trip.

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Americus, ga
Went fishing on Monday, June 18, 2018

Capt Shay was great. He prepared us as what to expect and was very friendly. My girls got to catch some fish and have a good time.

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Berlin, wi
Went fishing on Thursday, June 14, 2018

I will start out by saying a storm did came in part way through the trip, so that could have impacted the fishing.  Interesting that he would not have known the conditions before leaving the dock. or did he?

We had 5 people fishing and it was not the groups first fishing charter. Fishing poles for the 5 people were not set up, only a couple of them were initially, so the majority had to sit around for the first 1/2 hour and do nothing as he got the poles ready.  Also,  the guide did not put bait on or take fish off and we have never experienced that before.

I think we caught 3 small fish and brought nothing back.  It was frustrating when the guide was fishing in what appeared to be the best spots and not guiding us on where to go.  Guide had one spot to go only and it felt like if we caught nothing too bad as he got his cash already.

When another captain on the dock made a joke about Captain Shay we should have caught on right away.  Sorry would not recommend. Very disappointing.

Tammy Blied does not recommend Islands and Tides Charters

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United States
Went fishing on Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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Raleigh, nc
Went fishing on Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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Savannah, ga
Went fishing on Thursday, June 7, 2018

I booked the 3 hour trip since my daughter and grandson had never been fishing on a charter and did not know how they would do. They both loved it we caught several small sharks 2 fairly big sharks that put some fight and a couple of whiting’s. I told Captain Shay that we want to see some dolphins and go some where that would have a good chance of catching something. He did and excellent job of filling both request. There were three dolphin that hang out around the marina and several were seen during trip. A short trip to the fishing spot were after just a few minutes we a caught the first shark. My grand son did not want to hold the first one but by the time he caught the 3rd he was comfortable enough to hold it all by himself. While we did not bring anything home we all had a great time and will do this again next time they come visit. Captain Shay was excellent with Tadan (8) and told me an my daughter how to properly bring fish in. We all had a great time and even got to see Captain Shay get startled when a large turtle surfaced right nest to boat.

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Bluffton, sc
Went fishing on Thursday, June 7, 2018

Grandpa, sons and grandsons had a great time with Captain Shay.  Caught many types of sharks in a catch and release trip.  Lots of fun.  Captain Shay was terrific. Would definitely do it again next year.

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Hilton Head Island, sc
Went fishing on Wednesday, June 6, 2018

6/6/18 @ 8am Captain Shea really did an excellent job getting us in fish and was professional doing in. We caught sharks and sea bass, it was overall an awesome time.

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Delaware, oh
Went fishing on Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Overall trip was just ok. Unfortunatly we caught more shark than fish 6/2 ratio. Boat was too small for 5 grown men including captain. Should promote as “seats 1-3 people” not “seats 1-6 people.” Capt. Shay was overall pretty friendly. He started the day a little cranky. We were told he’d be ready for us to step on the boat and head out at 7am. We were there he wasn’t. Once arrived it took a little extra time waiting to get boat ready to push off. We had to spend 1hr looking for and catching our bait. Would have been nice to have the bait prior to our arrival. Capt. gave us a little extra time since we got off to late start which was appreciated. Overall was a ok experience.

Josh Baker does not recommend Islands and Tides Charters

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Captain Shay Siegel (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, June 17, 2018

“Unrealistic” No matter what you do some people you just can’t make happy. It’s a sport know as FISHING NOT CATCHING. I’m sure we only left the dock minutes late and my focas to get the boat off the dock asap to depart quickly for my client was misunderstood as crankiness. I did call ahead of time to notify the client I was running MINUTES late. It’s a 22’ boat and it is as roomy as a 22‘ boat can be. The boat is rated for 8 persons by the manufacture so if you want a bigger boat book a bigger boat next time. We run 6 person trips all the time with much success and very little to NO complaints. ALL charter boats here on Hilton Head catch there boat live on there fist trip of the day. And in reality it didnt take an hour to find bait. We did find bait faster than most other boats so that is a success in my bAll carter boats on the south end of HHI comunicate on were the bait can be caught so if bait is hard to find it’s hard for all bosts to find the bait. Live bait was on the way to go fishing and it takes 45 minutes to get to the fishing spot on a 5 hour trip so the 15 to 25 minutes we spent fishing for bait was minuscule in the larger picture. I can not control how the fish bite or were the bite will be. If you want guaranteed fish go to the super market.

Saint Matthews, sc
Went fishing on Saturday, June 2, 2018

Today Was Our Second Time Out With Captain Shey And We Wouldn’t Choose Another Captain!! Our Experience Was Great And Even Though We Didn’t Have Bite After Bite, Our Captain Made Sure We Had The Best Trip Possible!!!

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Acworth, ga
Went fishing on Friday, June 1, 2018

We had a great time w capt Shay.  He looked after our boys very well.  He was patient, instructive and put them on fish.  They caught their first Cobia and Bull Red.  Good times.

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Concord, nc
Went fishing on Thursday, May 31, 2018

Fishing with grandson and son-in-law.

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Warner Robins, ga
Went fishing on Friday, May 25, 2018

Captain Shay was great, the overall experience was more than we expected! Highly recommend!

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Seymour, tn
Went fishing on Thursday, May 24, 2018

Captain Shay was very in tune whih what we wonted to catch and we worked with him to make that happen. I have experience fishing the lakes of Tennessee and it’s hard you can go one day catch all you won’t go tomorrow and nothing all a captain can do is to get you there and get you started the rest is up to you and working as a team and Shay did that   And if you think all that can happen on a three hour trip you my won’t to stay on the docks. It takes time fish move. Me and my son had a blast thanks to Captain Shay got a 38 inch cobia ,sea bass. And holding on to a 350# sting ray for hours to help us catch cobia because they where following along beside the sting ray. Captain Shay knew that and that we needed to hold on to the ray as long as we could to catch cobia well for me that is experience and he has good music lol

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Evans, ga
Went fishing on Sunday, May 20, 2018

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Went fishing on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Had an awesome experience! Stopped to see dolphins swimming near by!

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Camden, ny
Went fishing on Saturday, April 14, 2018

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Sumter, sc
Went fishing on Saturday, April 7, 2018

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Jefferson, ga
Went fishing on Friday, April 6, 2018

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Seagrove, nc
Went fishing on Friday, April 6, 2018

Our trip could not have been better. Wind and waves behaved. Within minutes of anchoring we were on the fish. The experience was worth the cost. Professionalism topped with a very good captain left us with memories never to be forgotten. Capt. Shay, thank you. see you again next year for another adventure.

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Charlotte, nc
Went fishing on Thursday, April 5, 2018

The fish were had to come by (time of day & year), but Captain Shey was awesome.  Great tunes too!

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Bonne Terre, mo
Went fishing on Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Fishing was very slow but Captain did what he could to put us on fish.

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Fort Gratiot Township, mi
Went fishing on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

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Bemus Point, ny
Went fishing on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

    We booked the four hour morning charter with Shay Siegel.  We caught nothing.  I understand that nobody can guarantee the success of a hunt or a fishing trip, but the experience was strange for me.  It began with a message from the Captain asking met to confirm that I knew he only accepted cash, check, or Paypal and that the customary tip was 20%. After finding our fishing spot, Captain Siegel put lines in the water, propped the rods into holders, and said, “Feel free to babysit a line.”  I guess I envisioned a more interactive experience.  After no bites and trying a different type of bait two of us didn’t even have poles in our hands. 
    When the failed fishing trip was over, it seemed like a normal day at work for our guide.  There was no expression of disappointment. He was going to get lunch and take another group out in the afternoon; however, he was more sociable after my husband tipped him the customary %20.  My kids and I awkwardly walked to our truck in silence with nothing to show for our $500 plus excursion.
    Knowing that fish are unpredictable,I wonder if it would worth setting a few traps as “back ups”?  I think families would feel like they got an ocean experience with something to take home.  I won’t charter here next time I’m on vacation, and I will probably attempt my own fishing off a dock.  My money would be better spent extending our vacation time.

Michelle Cresanti does not recommend Islands and Tides Charters

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Rome, ga
Went fishing on Wednesday, March 28, 2018

We really enjoyed our 3 hour trip with Captain Shay. He was helpful, was knowledgeable and was a great host.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Went fishing on Saturday, September 2, 2017

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United States
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!!

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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.


Dandridge, Tennessee
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

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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.

Atlanta, Georgia
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.

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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.

Charlotte, North Carolina
Went fishing on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

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

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Jonesboro, Georgia
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!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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!

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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
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.

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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
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.

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Savannah, Georgia
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.

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The Bronx, New York
Went fishing on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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Smyrna, Georgia
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.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Went fishing on Thursday, July 13, 2017

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Atlanta, Georgia
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

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

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Santa Clara, California
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.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
Went fishing on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
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!

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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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

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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.

Charlotte, North Carolina
Went fishing on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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Brecksville, Ohio
Went fishing on Friday, June 16, 2017

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

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Atlanta, Georgia
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.

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United States
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!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Went fishing on Sunday, June 11, 2017

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Huntley, Illinois
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.

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United States
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.

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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Went fishing on Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Had a great time and caught some sharks!

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United States
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.

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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.

Atlanta, Georgia
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.!

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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.

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Went fishing on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

5 of us on trip- everyone caught a shark!

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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.

Atlanta, Georgia
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!

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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.

Charlotte, North Carolina
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!

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Brunswick, Georgia
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

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Atlanta, Georgia
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.

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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.

United States
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.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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!

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