Hilton Head Island Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Hilton Head Island Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island: 16 fishing charters available

Top Shot Sport Fishing Hilton Head

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(239 reviews)
Hilton Head Island
trips from $450

Sea Deez Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(3 reviews)
Hilton Head Island
trips from $600

Hilton Head Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(41 reviews)
Hilton Head Island
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $695

Black Dog Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(200 reviews)
Hilton Head Island
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $375

Big Fish Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(162 reviews)
Tybee Island
 Instant Confirmation

Captain Andy's Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(72 reviews)
Savannah
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $425

Southern Saltwater Adventures

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(41 reviews)
Tybee Island

Reel Easy Charters – Get Hooked!

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Hilton Head Island
trips from $500

Deep Sea Fishing in Hilton Head Island

You will find anglers in Hilton Head deep sea fishing for a variety of big game fish 30 miles offshore and beyond. This technique is the way to land a big and colorful catch, whether it’s feeding on the bottom or chasing baits along the surface. With a variety of wrecks, open waters, and the Gulf Stream at your disposal, there’s no shortage of opportunities to bring home your next biggest catch. 

What to Catch and When to Target it

Deep sea fishing reaches its height in summer, when big pelagics like Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and Sailfish are passing through the Gulf Stream 60-80 miles offshore. You will encounter some of these species swimming in the 40 mile range on occasion, but your chances of catching them are best when you spend a full day in the Gulf Stream.

On the other hand, you can enjoy great bottom fishing much closer to shore. Fishing 30 miles out and beyond gives you a chance to make the most of live bottom and structures such as the Navy Towers. You can target large Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, and Black Seabass in cooler months. Species closer to the surface such as King Mackerel, Cobia, Barracuda, and Amberjack make their appearance near the wrecks in spring and summer.

In some cases, you will find local anglers “deep sea fishing” 10-20 miles from shore. While this cannot compare to the experience you get in the Gulf Stream, fishing the wrecks closer to shore is a great chance to bring home Snapper, Grouper, Sheepshead, Seabass, and other eating fish. Whereas a true Hilton Head deep sea fishing charter lasts 10-12 hours, these nearshore deep sea trips last around six hours. 

How to Fish

While targeting species near artificial wrecks and reefs, it’s common to drop anchor and bottom fish with live bait, or to try your luck with some high speed jigging. These techniques will help you land Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, Seabass, and more.

Casting plugs and trolling along the surface will attract the attention of Barracuda, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Sailfish, and other pelagic fish. Live bait, cut bait, and artificials are all effective. You can lure Tuna, Sharks, and other species to the boat by chumming.
 

Hilton Head Island
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 24,785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Hilton Head Island

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
We had ad a great time! It was a successful day of catching fish that were in season. Do your research before planning your trip. I knew when I booked that it wasn't the right season for catching sharks or bigger fish. If that is your goal, plan your trip accordingly. The captain and the experience get 5 stars - the fishing in March gets 4 because it is off-season.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had ad a great time! It was a successful day of catching fish that were in season. Do your research before planning your trip. I knew when I booked that it wasn't the right season for catching sharks or bigger fish. If that is your goal, plan your trip accordingly. The captain and the experience get 5 stars - the fishing in March gets 4 because it is off-season.
Cathy  B.
Cathy B. Birch Run, MI
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
We booked with Black Dog Fishing Charter in Hilton Head with Captain Jon. I highly recommend this trip to anyone that wants a great day out on the water catching fish. Captain Jon was very knowledgeable on where to go so that we were successful in catching fish. Everything was supplied for us so there was no stress involved. A great experience for a family or individuals! The trip is well worth the money!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We booked with Black Dog Fishing Charter in Hilton Head with Captain Jon. I highly recommend this trip to anyone that wants a great day out on the water catching fish. Captain Jon was very knowledgeable on where to go so that we were successful in catching fish. Everything was supplied for us so there was no stress involved. A great experience for a family or individuals! The trip is well worth the money!
Tonya  P.
Tonya P. Fayetteville, NC
Don't expect anything other than being somewhere other than work, we caught 1 fish in the first 2 1/2 hours, when we moved to the final spot we had a fantastic time, everyone caught multiple sharks of substantial size.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't expect anything other than being somewhere other than work, we caught 1 fish in the first 2 1/2 hours, when we moved to the final spot we had a fantastic time, everyone caught multiple sharks of substantial size.
Ryan  H.
Ryan H. Danville, IL
Just relax and enjoy the experience. Great group of captains. Recommend Capt Mike on the Gullah gal.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just relax and enjoy the experience. Great group of captains. Recommend Capt Mike on the Gullah gal.
Jonathan  W.
Jonathan W. Candler, NC
My on and I ha a great time. It was a very windy day, which reduced our options, but overall, very happy with the expeience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
My on and I ha a great time. It was a very windy day, which reduced our options, but overall, very happy with the expeience.
Mark  G.
Mark G. Fenton, MO
Hire a captain like Zack with loads of experience, personality and professionalism
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hire a captain like Zack with loads of experience, personality and professionalism
Rick  W.
Rick W. Charlotte, North Carolina

Top Targeted Deep Sea Fishing Species in Hilton Head Island