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.
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
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
T: (866) 380-1783View Website
Address: 80 Queens Folly Rd., Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
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
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: 68 Helmsman Way, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
For more than 30 years, Outside Hilton Head has been providing fun and memorable outdoor activities to Hilton Head Island residents and visitors. Back in 1979, we were a fledgling windsurfing school operating off the beach in Sea Pines Plantation. Since....Read More
T: (843) 686-6996View Website
Address: Plaza at Shelter Cove Ln., Ste. H, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
T: (843) 842-7001View Website
Address: 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928