Deep-sea fishing remains one of the most beloved aquatic adventures here on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina’s crown jewel. When you’re not bicycling near the beach, playing 18 holes of championship golf, or parasailing high above the Atlantic, set your sights on the open ocean, home to thousands of distinct underwater critters. Sunset Rentals of Hilton Head’s eclectic selection of vacation rentals are all a short walk, bicycle ride, or drive from a full-day at sea. In hopes of providing a healthy dose of guidance in anticipation of your upcoming stay, we hand-selected three of the very best Hilton Head fishing charters. Despite popular belief, a deep-sea fishing excursion requires no prior experience.
The Best Hilton Head Fishing Charters
Whether you hope to hook a shriek-inducing hammerhead shark in the Atlantic or a slippery mackerel in the Lowcountry, the whole gang will assuredly return to land with a dozen stories to tell. As you might imagine, there are dozens of Hilton Head fishing charters on our 25,000-acre island. However, these three selections wholly exemplify the region’s unique blend of hospitality, affordability, and convenience.
In many ways, Off the Hook has a stranglehold on the Hilton Head fishing scene. Droves of travelers flock to their Freeport Marina location in hopes of scurrying inland to bait a wide variety of fish, including cobia, big bull redfish, tarpon, speckled trout, crevalle jack, Atlantic tripletail, and, yes, sharks. With rates ranging from $225 to $1,000 per angler, Off the Hook can accommodate just about any budget.
Sharks, sharks, and more sharks. Outcast Sport Fishing isn’t shy about their main prey: blacktip, lemon, and great white sharks. The imagery on their website is spellbinding (and slightly terrifying). Other common targets, especially for novices and kiddos, include tarpon, redfish, king mackerel, and cobia. Because Outcast mainly hunts sharks, rates are a little steeper than most Hilton Head fishing charters. However, the feeling one gains while wrangling a monster shark is priceless!
The skilled, charismatic folks at Bay Runner offer three types of Hilton Head fishing charters: Calibogue Sound shark fishing, near-shore reef excursions, and customizable offshore trips. Customizability is a huge perk for those with large families (as well as small parties). Bay Runner’s website can take online reservations, another massive draw for those who prefer not to get caught in a game of phone tag. Because they survey the entire area, your captain will take you directly to the most lucrative fishing spots near Hilton Head Island.
Long-Term Rentals in Hilton Head
After four-to-eight hours of deep-sea fishing near Hilton Head Island, return to land for some much-deserved relaxation on the beach. The perfect place to start and finish each day of relaxation and adventure is inside one of prized Hilton Head vacation rentals, which range from pet-friendly villas to spacious homes with sparkling pools. “Common” amenities and luxuries include full kitchens, highspeed internet, private pool areas, gas grills, concierge services, screened-in porches, and nearby beach access. Please give us a call today at 800-276-8991 (or check availability online) to book a long-awaited getaway to our sandy paradise!