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Hilton Head Island Inshore Fishing

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aerial view of the boat on the waterway at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina

The ultimate fishing experience

From the serious angler who wants to target that monster fish or shark to the small child that has never caught a fish, Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina in Hilton Head, South Carolina, offers something for everyone. Climb aboard with our experienced captains and explore Hilton Head Island's inshore & nearshore waterways.

Woman holding a fish that was caught with Native Son Fishing Charters
fishing charter guest holds up their fish in the back of the Bayrunner boat on the water

Bayrunner Fishing Charters

Available Year Round

With three fishing boats in Hilton Head, Bayrunner fishing charters offer a variety of fun choices for your next fishing adventure. Explore the local creeks and sounds for a wide variety of species. Join Captain Miles Altman and his professional staff, with more than 43 years of experience, and you'll be sure nothing is overlooked!

bayrunner 24ft center console boat on the water

Bayrunner

24 ft. (up to 4 people) capable of fishing waters as shallow as 12 inches and able to comfortably be taken on near-shore reefs. *Evening shark trip listed below is only offered May - August.

3 hr (shark)

2 hr (shark)

4 hr

5 hr

6 hr

8 hr

call to book

$495*

$595

$725

$850

$1,100

call to book

26ft pathfinder boat named phantom speeding through the water on shelter cove marina

Phantom

26 ft. Pathfinder with a 300 hp Yamaha (up to 4 people). This boat is a Bayrunner on steroids! Two feet longer, wider and sporting a deeper v hull with twin steps, it cruises 38 mph in 3 foot seas as if it was flat calm! This fishing boat has added offshore capability for fishing the reefs up to 30 miles offshore on 6 - 8 hour trips. *Evening shark trip listed below is only offered May - August.

3 hr (shark)

4 hr

5 hr

6 hr

8 hr

$495

$595

$725

$850

$1,100

call to book

fin-atic fishing boat cruising through the Shelter Cove marsh

Fin-atic

26 ft. (up to 12 people) primarily for Hilton Head Island's Calibogue Sound for sharks and other species. The Fin-atic is a great fishing boat for families & groups. Nature tours and dolphin cruises are also available. *Evening shark trip listed below is only offered May - August.

3 hr (shark)

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1-6 people

$525*

7-12 people

$775*

4 hr

5 hr

6 hr

$750

$625

$795

$875

$1000

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aerial view of four guests on a flats skiff boat cruising fast through the water in Hilton Head Island

Fish-On Fishing Charters

Available Year Round

There are so many creeks and estuaries to fish around Hilton Head Island's inland waterways. Join Captain Trent Malphrus, a rare native of Hilton Head Island, aboard this flats skiff. No matter what trip you choose, you'll be sure to have a great time! Be sure to also check out Palmetto Lagoon Charter's Lagoon Fishing trips in the 11-mile inland lagoon located in Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort.

Fish-on pathfinder boat hosting a fishing charter in the shelter cove marina

Fish-On

24 ft. 2006 Pathfinder 2400 Tournament Edition Boat (up to 4 people). Not only is this a great boat for inshore fishing for reds and trout it also will allow us to venture a little farther out into deeper waters. Fishing for cobia on the wrecks to bump trolling for kings to looking in the ship channels for big jacks and one of our favorites tarpon fishing the cuts and sandbars around the island. We know you are going to love it as much as we do. *This boat will also offer shark trips in the summer months and kids love the excitement of this trip.

3 hr (shark)

$495*

4 hr

5 hr

6 hr

8 hr

$625

$745

$850

$985

guests aboard the 26ft Native Sons boat waving to the camera as they ride through the waterways of Hilton Head Island

Native Son Fishing Charters

Available Year Round

Climb aboard with Byron Sewell, island native and captain of Native Son Fishing Charters, or one of his seasoned local guides. Catch some bull redfish, sea trout, black drum, Spanish and king mackerel, cobia, massive tarpon, tripletail, bluefish, sheepshead, and sharks. Hilton Head Island’s Native Son tries to practice catch and release as much as possible for the sake of future generations. If your party would like to keep a fish or two for dinner, that is fine. But, if you're wanting to go home with a cooler full, you will want to go with another outfit. Please note there is a 45 min NO WAKE Zone/ECO tour on all trips.

captain of the 26ft Native Sons Adventure boat waving to the camera while it is anchored in the water

Island Girl

26 ft. Power Catamaran (up to 6 people). This Ultra stable, lots of shade, bean bags and best of all super lucky!

2 hr

$350

3 hr

4 hr

5 hr

6 hr

7 hr

8 hr

$495

$625

$745

$875

$940

$1245

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captain of the 26ft Native Sons waving to the camera as the boat is driving through the water ways

Da Kahuna

26 ft. Glacier Bay Catamaran (up to 6 people). The most stable adventure vessel with lots of shade, lots of space, and bean bags!

2 hr

3 hr

4 hr

5 hr

6 hr

7 hr

8 hr

$350

$495

$625

$745

$875

$940

$1245

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captain of the boat holding a large shark with a young girl next to him on the bow of the boat of a Captain Hook fishing charter

Captain Hook Fishing Charters

Bring the family or a few of your best angler friends for a fun day of fishing. Take in the beautiful views of Hilton Head Island as you cast a line and get ready to find the catch of the day. Come experience a private one-on-one Hilton Head fishing charter with Captain Hook Private Fishing Charters!

gale warning fishing boat out on the water

Gale Warning

22 ft. Sailfish Bay Boat (up to 4 people). This family-friendly and fishing focused boat is throughtfully designed, expertly engineered and masterfully crafted for anglers!

3 hr

$450

4 hr

$550

5 hr

$650

6 hr

$750

gale force blue fishing boat out on the water

Gale Force

23 ft. Sea Hunt (up to 6 people). This boat is perfect for all experience levels! Whether you are looking for a quick 3-hour near shore family fun fishing trip, or a little more action with our 6-hour offshore adventure to the wreck of the Betsy Ross. 

3 hr

$495

4 hr

$595

6 hr

$800

8 hr

$1250

hobo
27 ft Carolina Skiff of Hobo Fishing Charters leaving the Shelter Cove Marina with other boats in the background

Hobo Fishing Charters

Available Year Round

The "Hobo" is a Coast Guard-inspected 27-foot Carolina Skiff that can take up to 16 people for private, inshore fishing charters. Catch sharks, redfish, bluefish, whiting, and more in the calm waters of Calibogue Sound in Hilton Head, SC. The Hobo is the perfect choice for fishing with the entire family. With ample seating and high railings, everyone will be comfortable and secure as you fish the coastal waters of Hilton Head Island. Hobo Fishing Charters practice catch and release to protect future generations. They let them go so they can grow!

1-6 people (3 hr)

$495

7-16 people (3 hr)

add $60 per person

Cancellation Policy for Hilton Head Charter Fishing Operations

Cancellations made with 48 hours notice or less are subject to 50% of charter fees. Weather cancellations are determined by the captain only. Please call (866) 661-3822 if you have any questions or need to make a cancellation.

SPRING FISH

Sea Bass, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Cobia (May-June)
(6 - 8 hr trips), Red Fish, Sharks, Trout & Whiting

SUMMER FISH

Big Sharks, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda, Tarpon (6-8 hours), Jack Crevelle & Cobia

FALL FISH

Red Fish, Sharks, Spanish Mackerel, Sea Trout, Blue Fish and Grouper (10 hour trip)

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woman holding a large fish on the boat
man holding a large catch on a fishing charter
two fishermen holding a large red fish aboard a fishing charter
young boy holding his catch aboard a fishing charter
fishermen holding up his catch on the boat of a Shelter Cove fishing charter
young boy holding a large fish over his lap on the console seat of a fishing charter boat
man and woman holding up a large fish on the boat during a fishing charter
man holding a large fish for a picture during a fishing charter
aerial view of a man and young boy holding their large catch in the bow of a fishing charter
man holding up two fish on the fishing charter at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina
young boy reeling in a fish aboard a fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
man and woman posing with a large fish they caught on a fishing charter
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