Whether it’s the first time you’ve ever held a fishing rod or you’re an experienced angler seeking a world record on light tackle, TailHunter Hilton Head Fishing Charters is ready to put you in the perfect position to succeed.

If you’re seeking a thrilling offshore fishing trip, you’ve come to the right place. TailHunter’s deep sea fishing trips near Hilton Head, SC target a variety of species that call our waters home. The many estuaries and near-shore habitats form nurseries for many bait fish that attract these renowned offshore species to Hilton Head. On our offshore fishing charters you can catch red snapper, mackerel, sheepshead, cobia and various species of ocean-roaming sharks.

What does “nearshore” mean?

If you’re new to charter or coastal fishing – or to angling in general – you may be wondering, “What does ‘nearshore’ mean?”

“Nearshore” fishing, as opposed to “inshore,” features deeper water depths, different tackle and different fish species.

At TailHunter Hilton Head, our nearshore trips feature fishing in areas about 3-10 miles away from the coast. Therefore, the fish species we catch in these areas tend to be larger. Our offshore charters are true “deep sea” fishing trips.

What to expect on a TailHunter Hilton Head nearshore fishing trip:

  • We use heavier gear, bait and tackle
  • We go further from shore
  • Fish species are generally larger
  • The weather and season have more of an effect on fish species caught than our inshore trips
the face of a bonnethead shark
Sheepshead fish
Great White Shark

Nearshore Fishing Methods

  • Light tackle & live bait tackle
  • Trolling & Bottom Fishing

Nearshore Species

  • Red Snapper
  • Cobia
  • King Mackerel
  • Blacktip Shark
  • Dusky Shark
  • Bonnethead Shark

TailHunter Nearshore Fishing Charter Rates

(for up to 6 passengers)

Six Hour Charter


Eight Hour Charter


Note: Our boat holds a maximum of six (6) guests, plus our captain and crew. All outings are led by a U.S. Coast Guard-licensed Captain. A 50% deposit is required up front. Cancellations made within 48 hours of the trip are subject to loss of deposit. Weather conditions are determined by the captain only. 

15 mph winds or higher may prevent vessel from fishing Nearshore TBD by the Captain

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What's included with all offshore fishing charters:

  • Clean, bag and ice all fish caught by your group
  • Supply all life jackets and necessary safety gear
  • Provide all fishing gear, bait and tackle
  • Provide all necessary fishing licenses
  • Sun protection: Sunscreen, hats, polarized sunglasses, long-sleeved shirts
  • Rain protection: Rain jackets and foul weather gear (just in case)
  • The food and drinks of your choice (no glass bottles, please)
  • Cameras/camera phones with plenty of room for breathtaking pictures
  • Please note that cigarette smoking is not permitted on board
  • Read more about what to bring

Customary 15-20% gratuity is not included in the price.

TailHunter is one of Hilton Head Island’s best fishing charters. Choose us for a customized nearshore fishing excursion off the South Carolina coast. Book your fishing charter now!