The coast of the Carolina’s is one of the greatest in the world and that’s in part due to our salt water fishing holes and inshore fishing trips. Due to our mild climate and the varied coastal terrain of the ICW, Hilton Head Island, SC offers fantastic and exciting inshore fishing trip opportunities for anglers young and old. Due to the nature of inshore fishing travel time to the fishing spots is not that long, and provides for more time searching for flounder, red fish and speckled trout. So if you have a few hours free between shopping, plantation tours and dinner try an inshore fishing trip and create a memory to last a lifetime! Another fishing alternative is to charter a near shore fishing trip. Near shore fishing charter guides will bring guests to the deeper waters of the local area to explore fishing areas around underwater barriers, reefs and wrecks providing some of Hilton Head’s most exciting fishing trips.
Hilton Head Island Local Businesses
Mattson Charter Service:
Offering inshore saltwater fishing charters on two boats to fit your charter fishing needs. We specialize in redfish, cobia and other inshore species utilizing fly fishing, light as well as heavy tackle in Beaufort, HHI and the surrounding waters of the South Carolina LowCountry. Our charters are great for experienced fisherman and novices alike – we love teaching people how to become better anglers! Have us design a fishing charter for you utilizing your choice sight casting with light tackle and artificial baits, fly fishing, or we can fish with live or cut bait if you prefer. Start planning your trip on the beautiful waters of the Port Royal Sound, Fripp Island, Dataw Island, Harbor Island, Hunting Island, Hilton Head Island and surrounding waters! Large party and corporate trips are also available.
Fishin' Coach Charters:
Captain Dan Utley is a licensed Coast Guard Captain with 30+ years fishing the near shore and inshore waters of Hilton Head Island, SC. Redfish are his specialty, but during the correct season the Fishin' Coach loves to pursue Cobia, Tarpon and other large predatory species (Sharks). Fishing techniques range from dead or live baits on spinning and conventional tackle to artificials and sight fishing with Fly Fishing Gear. Trips are planned ahead of time combining the knowledge and experience of Captain Dan and the interest of clients. Having spent 30 years teaching and coaching, Captain Dan has plenty of patience to "Coach Up" the beginning angler, and lots of savvy to challenge the experienced angler. Don't hesitate to get in touch with the "Fishin' Coach".
Papa Bear Charters:
Where we believe fishing should be an exciting experience. Whether you're looking for Inshore fishing or Offshore sport fishing thrills, you're sure to spice up your vacation or leisure time with a charter boat fishing trip like you've never experienced before. For Papa Bear, fishing is not just a hobby, it's a passion. The fishing off Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, accesses some of the most abundant waters in the world and with owner/ operator Captain Michael who has called Hilton Head Island home for 15 years, you're sure to have boatloads of fish, but more importantly, boatloads of fun as well! We offer 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10 hour fishing charters, 3 hour evening shark trips and 14 hour Gulfstream Fishing Adventures are also available. Papa Bear has the experience to guarantee you a great time.
May River Excursions:
Offering private fishing, shrimping and crabbing excursions! Fishing trips are offered year round and the catch varies depending on the season. Shrimping trips are extremely popular and only run during shrimp season which is August thru December. We also offer a private dolphin excursion in which you should expect to experience the endless beauty of the May River. Or want to bike ride Daufuskie Island or just need a ride over? We operate a 24′ Carolina Skiff that accommodates up to six passengers per trip and offer competitive rates and knowledgeable, local born, Captain Chris, a USCG licensed captain raised in Bluffton, South Carolina on the May River. Along with the boat ride you can also learn about the history of the Town of Bluffton, Hilton Head, and the surrounding Lowcountry along with the pristine ecosystem inhabitants of the river.
Lowcountry Charter Fishing Tours:
With 35 years local knowledge of the coastal and offshore waters, we have fishing charters up to 12 hrs and can take up to 6 passengers. We offer Inshore fishing charters; catching redfish, seatrout, flounder and sheephead and Offshore fishing charters catching grouper, snapper, seabass, kingfish, spanish, blues, cobia, and amberjack. Trips are run from a wide, comfortable, 30′ twin engine Pursuit with plenty of fishing room from stem to stern and trips include ice, bait, tackle, license and safety gear. We also offer wildlife tours that can be a great way to see the Island and Lowcountry from a different angle. You and your family or friends can enjoy seeing dolphins, sharks, sea turtles and many other species of marine wildlife. This deep sea or coastal adventure can be a memorable experience and education for any age.
Live Oac Fishing Adventures:
Looking for a fun family fishing experience that will create lifetime memories? Live Oac is not a single charter boat, but an entire team of fishing guides with varied specialties and craft. Target species vary widely throughout the year. Flats boats, deck boats, and offshore capable vessels provide access to everything from skinny water marsh to deep offshore wrecks, reefs and canyons. From the serious angler wanting to sight cast to redfish, to the family seeking some fun on the water, we offer the best guided fishing in the Lowcountry. Call us for details, and ask to speak to a fishing specialist who will be glad to match you with the appropriate type charter. In addition to its fleet of fishing boats, Live Oac also offers kayak and paddleboard fishing!
Island Water Sports HHI:
Explore the coastal waters of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina with Island Water Sports. Join us on a 75 minute Waverunner tour into the Calibogue Sound. Or try Parasailing to see Hilton Head Island from 500 feet up in the air. We also offer Kayak Tours & Rentals and Pontoon Boat Rentals. Or see the world from a different view with Stand-up Paddleboarding and make your way through our marshes and take in the beautiful views of the marina, waterfront properties, Lowcountry wildlife and shore birds. Guided Kayak Fishing trips are a very unique experience, enabling anglers to get to places boats simply cannot go. Numerous Sailing Charters are also available; join us as we glide across the waters of the Calibogue Sound guided by the wind. Pedal Boat Rentals and Banana Boat Rides are also offered. We have rentals and activities for adventurists and spectators of all ages!