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, Hilton Head Fishing Charters Tale Hunter 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. Hilton Head Fishing Charters 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 Amberjack, Red Drum, Black Sea Bass, Vermilion Snapper, Kingfish, Bluefish, Jack Crevalle, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, Cobia, Barracuda, Weakfish 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 Hilton Head Fishing Charters, our nearshore trips feature fishing in areas about 3-30 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. When your trip is over we will filet and bag your catch. FYI...our vessel is docked within walking distance of 3 terrific restaurants that can cook your fresh catch either broiled, fried, blackened or fish tacos for an additional cost.

What to expect on a Hilton Head Fishing Charters nearshore fishing trip:

  • The fish species vary depending upon the season
  • We use heavier gear, live bait and tackle
  • Travel time to fishing destination longer
  • We travel 3 to 30 miles offshore
  • Fish species are generally larger
  • Bottom fishing at several different artificial reefs and wrecks
  • Drifting
  • Trolling
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Nearshore Fishing Methods

  • Artificial Reefs
  • Live Bait & Frozen Bait
  • Medium Tackle
  • Trolling & Bottom Fishing

Nearshore Species

  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda
  • Black Drum
  • Black Sea Bass
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel
  • Porgy
  • Red Drum
  • Sharks
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Vermillon Snapper
  • Weakfish

Hilton Head Fishing Charter Nearshore Fishing Charter Rates

(for up to 6 passengers)

Six Hour Charter

$960

Eight Hour Charter

$1300

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 10% 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.

Hilton Head Fishing Charters 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!

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