If you’re searching for the fishing adventure of a lifetime, Hilton Head Island is the place to look.
Located just north of the Georgia state line, within easy driving distance of Savannah and its airport, Hilton Head Island offers unbeatable angling through a legion of reputable charter companies.
And with mild winters and warm water just off the coast, charters are available year round.
Hilton Head’s charter captains are as knowledgeable as they come, and they’re certainly no strangers to deep water. From day excursions for speckled trout to offshore adventures chasing sailfish, grouper, or shark, they can tailor your experience to match your comfort zone, ability, and wallet.
Inshore fishing targets species like redfish, speckled trout, and flounder that prefer coastal waters. That offers plenty of heart-pounding excitement--just wait till you tie into a bull red!--and because inshore fishing doesn’t require long trips to and from prime spots, half-day adventures are easy to arrange.
For species like sailfish, tuna, marlin, grouper, and wahoo, you’ll need to take a longer ride out into deep water. These all-day excursions will reward you with unbelievable opportunities to catch some of the most prized game species in the world, testing your skills against true trophies.
Not all deep-water fishing means running lures, and working the bottom in high-productivity areas can be an amazing experience. With the right captain and crew, these all-day ventures will have you dropping bait among schools of cobia, snapper, and seabass. Fun for less experienced anglers and old hands alike, working a reef is a time-tested way to ensure excitement.
Ideal water temperatures and plenty of active prey add up to unbeatable shark fishing. Guided by precise local knowledge, your charter captain will have you on a school in no time, enabling half-day catch and release trips. Ideal for experienced anglers with tight schedules, Hilton head Island’s shark charters are among the most sought after experiences on the Atlantic coast.
There’s no need for a fishing license if you’re fishing aboard a licensed charter. If you want to venture out on your own, you’ll need to purchase a valid license. Regulations on bag and size limits apply, and your captain will keep you informed on these.