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Hilton Head Island Fishing

Get your sea legs under yourself and wet a line or two on one of the many fishing charter boats in our area!  Whether you prefer the excitement of deep sea fishing out on the Gulf Stream or enjoy relaxed fishing in shore, there is a charter to suit your needs.  In the warm ocean waters around Hilton Head Island, anglers can catch snapper, grouper, kingfish, cobia, bluefish, spot tail bass, swordfish and shark, while flounder, sea trout and croakers are found inshore.

Fishing licenses are needed for saltwater and freshwater fishing for anyone 16 years or older. Individuals recreationally fishing in saltwater and freshwater from shore (beach, bank, private dock, free public pier, etc.) and those recreationally shrimping and crabbing will be required to have a saltwater recreational fishing license. A freshwater fishing license is required for those who want to cast a line in any of the Island's lagoons and ponds, and throughout Beaufort County.

The following is a list of license prices:

Annual Resident License: $10
Resident 14-day License:$5
Annual Non-resident License: $35

Non-resident 14-day License: $11
Shrimp Baiting License: $25

You can obtain a license at a DNR authorized agent, bait and tackle shops or major retailers. Call 1-866-714-3611 for more details or to obtain a license by phone. Licenses can also be purchased online by clicking here.

Visit the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources for more detailed information on fishing licenses and regulations.

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Aqua Sports-Sea Wolf Charters

Aqua Sports-Sea Wolf Charters

Experience deep sea fishing in the Hilton Head Island / Beaufort area on a 35-foot Power Cat. Hit the Gulf Stream for some blue water fishing on a safe and smooth, two-hull vessel with Captain Wally and experience fishing charters of 6 people or less off....Read More

T: (843) 525-1174View Website

Address: 1 Landing Drive Port Royal Landing Marina, Port Royal, SC 29935

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Broad Creek Marina

Broad Creek Marina

At Broad Creek Marina you will find many different activities for all ages whether it’s a relaxing dolphin cruise, exciting sky pirate parasailing, Daufuskie Island cruises and tours, or a thrilling ride to the deep seas for some fishing, we have....Read More

T: (843) 681-3625View Website

Address: 18 Simmons Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

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Capt. Hook Party Fishing Boat

Capt. Hook Party Fishing Boat

Affordable Fishing Fun for the Entire Family! Offshore wreck fishing and night shark fishing available. The Captain Hook is available for private group charters up to 60 anglers. We can also provide food & drink for your group. Please call for prices.

T: (843) 785-1700View Website

Address: 1 Shelter Cove Ln. Dock C, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

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Drifter Excursions, Inc.

Drifter Excursions, Inc.

Drifter Excursions offers a wide variety of fishing, dolphin watching, nature and educational children's cruises. Our fleet of boats is located at South Beach Marina, in Sea Pines Plantation, on Hilton Head Island. Come join us and let our experienced....Read More

T: (843) 363-2900View Website

Address: 11 Braddock Cove, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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Fishin' Coach Charters, Inc.

Fishin' Coach Charters, Inc.

Captain Dan Utley is a licensed Coast Guard Captain ready to take you near shore or inshore fishing!  Having spent 30 years teaching and coaching, Captain Dan has plenty of patience to “Coach Up” the beginning angler, and lots of savvy to challenge....Read More

T: (843) 757-2126View Website

Address: 16 Rainbow Road, Bluffton, SC 29910

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Hilton Head Outfitters at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

Hilton Head Outfitters at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

Hilton Head Outfitters provides outdoor activities and fun-filled adventures, like biking, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing, that the whole family can enjoy. With more than 80 miles of bike trails, Hilton Head Island provides the ultimate biking....Read More

T: (866) 380-1783View Website

Address: 80 Queens Folly Rd., Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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IslandAce Adventure Tours

IslandAce Adventure Tours

T: (843) 422-2930View Website

Address: 22 Folly Field Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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Live Oac

Live Oac

Live Oac was founded with the intention of sharing this fascination with others. Whether you're looking for a relaxing sunset boat cruise, an educational dolphin eco tour, some shark fishing excitement, watersports fun, or perhaps an entire day of....Read More

T: (888) 254-8362View Website

Address: 43 Jenkins Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

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Off The Hook Fishing Charters

Off The Hook Fishing Charters

Come fish the beautiful inshore waters of the Lowcountry with Captain Brian Vaughn, a native of Hilton Head Island with over 25 years experience guiding inshore, offshore, light tackle and fly fishing charters.

You will be fishing in a 2010 19ft.....Read More

T: (843) 298-4376View Website

Address: 86 Point Comfort Rd., Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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Outside Hilton Head/Outside Daufuskie

Outside Hilton Head/Outside Daufuskie

Get Outside and choose your adventure! Kayak Tours, Stand-Up Paddleboarding Clinics, Daufuskie Island Tours, Charter Fishing, Board and Boat Rentals, Kayak Fishing, Cruises, Dolphin Watching, Beachcombing, Wellness Programs, Children’s Camps, Surfing,....Read More

T: (843) 686-6996View Website

Address: Plaza at Shelter Cove Ln., Ste. H, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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Shelter Cove Marina at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

Shelter Cove Marina at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

Love the water? Then Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is the ideal choice for a sport-themed or restful family vacation in SC. Between rounds of golf and tennis games, come explore the ocean and the calm waters of Broad Creek. Palmetto Dunes offers a....Read More

T: (843) 842-7001View Website

Address: 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938

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1 Chamber of Commerce Drive
PO Box 5647
Hilton Head Island, SC 29938

Toll-Free in US: 800-523-3373

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