Your Guide to the Best Hilton Head Fishing Charters

Fishing in Hilton Head is an unforgettable experience, regardless of your skill level. A whole host of fish can be caught in the waters off of Hilton Head, ranging from cobia to shark! Hilton Head fishing charters are the best way to experience the sport, and below you’ll find a guide to best charters in the area. Most charters provide bait and tackle in their rates, saving you the time and money of purchasing your own.


Off the Hook

Catering to a variety of fishing styles and locations, Off the Hook Fishing Charters is one of the area’s finest choices for fishing! Highly favored by customers, Captain Brian Vaughn brings years of experience to his charters, whether you’re aboard the 21-foot Egret flats boat or the 22-foot Pathfinder bay boat. Rates start at $375 for a 3-hour trip, and up to 4 passengers are allowed. To get an idea of what fish you can expect to reel in, check out Off The Hook’s Fishing Seasons guide, and read their blog for pictures and videos of past trips!


Outcast Sport Fishing

Have you dreamed what would it be like to catch a shark? Maybe sharks aren’t your thing. How about Grouper or Tarpon? Regardless of you’re hoping to catch, from the ocean’s great predators to seafood restaurants’ popular dishes, Outcast Sport Fishing will you get you on the water. Charter rates start $520 for a 4-hour excursion, and all fishing gear except for a rod are included. The charter boat itself is the Outcast, "a 27ft Glacier Bay Catamaran, the softest riding boat in the industry,” according to the company’s website. To contact them, call (843) 290-0371.


Bay Runner 

Bay Runner Fishing Charters is headed by Captain Joseph Miles Altman, who brings decades of experience fishing the waters of South Carolina. Take a charter on the Bay Runner or the Phantom, you’ll reap the benefits of his fishing expertise. Bay Runner offers affordable rates starting at $375, and fishing equipment is included in the price. Choose a 3, 4, 5, 6 or 8-hour charter, and you can be sure you’re booking one of the best Hilton Head fishing charters.


Mighty Mako Sport Fishing Adventures

Owner and operator Captain Dave Fleming has been running Mighty Mako Sport Fishing Adventures from one boat, the Mighty Mako. His dedication to honesty and providing an authentic fishing experience for his customers is outlined on the company’s website, and his rates are priced to compete. Book a charter with Captain Dave, and experience fishing in the Hilton Head’s Palmetto Bay Marina!



The Runaway isn’t just another charter boat – it’s a 31-foot vessel built for cruising the Port Royal Sound, and can handle up to six passengers! Captained by veteran Hilton Head fisherman Bill Parker, a charter trip aboard the custom-built Runaway (the website says it’s one of only three similar boats) will take you in shore or off shore, and allow you to haul in a wide range of different fish, depending on the season. Call (843) 384-6511 and book a charter today!


Make the most of your time here by booking any of these great Hilton Head fishing charters. No matter your age or skill level, you’ll have a time to remember fishing the waters surrounding Hilton Head Island. Let the team at Beachside Getaway handle your housing, and try your hand at one the area’s most rewarding activities!