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Hilton Head Fishing, Deep Sea Fishing
Fishing Licenses
Dolphin Watch Cruises and Sightseeing Tours
Hilton Head Fishing Charters and Guides
Cruises and Charters
Marine Sales and Service
Artificial Reefs & Piers - Ocean & Saltwater

Hilton Head Island and the Lowcountry area of South Carolina offer fishing charters and waterborne opportunities to satisfy most any desire, be it saltwater fishing, flyfishing, deep-sea fishing, fishing charters, tours, sailing, or simply casting your reel over the nearest pier (don't forget your fishing license) and you''ll enjoy all the natural beauty and splendor that the Lowcountry Lifestyle has to offer! Hilton Head offers numerous Dolphin Watch Cruises and Sightseeing Tours, fishing charters, offshore and deep-sea fishing and sportfishing tours are available on Hilton Head Island, Beaufort, and the surrounding areas. We have also compiled a directory of local marine sales and service businesses, as well as artificial reefs and piers available for ocean and saltwater fishing.

Fishing Licenses
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 prices are: 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.


Dolphin Watch Cruises and Sightseeing Tours

Advanced Sail, Inc. Catamarans
(843) 686-2582
86 Helmsman Way
Palmetto Bay Marina
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Adventure Cruises, Inc.
(843) 785-4558
9 Harbourside Ln.
Dock C
Shelter Cove Marina
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn
(843) 689-6767
70 Honey Horn Dr.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Commander Zodiac, Inc.
(843) 671-3344
232 S. Sea Pines Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Dolphin & Nature Cruise
(843) 681-2522
18 Simmons Road
Broadcreek Marina
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Drifter Excursions, Inc.
(843) 363-2900
11 Braddock Cove
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

H2O Sports
(843) 671-4386
149 Lighthouse Rd.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Island Explorer/Dolphin Nature Tours
(843) 785-2100
101 Marshland Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Island Time Charters
(816) 261-2410
30 Paddle Boat Lane #201
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Kayak Hilton Head and Dolphin Discoveries Boat Tours
(843) 684-1910
11 Simmons Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Live Oac Outdoor Adventure Co.
(843) 384-1414
43 Jenkins Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Low Country Nature Tours
(843) 683-0187
Shelter Cove Marina
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Outside Hilton Head/Outside Daufuskie
(843) 686-6996
50 Shelter Cove Lane, Suite H
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Palmetto Bay Watersports
(843) 785-2345
Address:
86 Helmsman Way
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Shelter Cove Marina at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort
(843) 842-7001
1 Shelter Cove Lane
Hilton Head Island, SC 29938

Spartina Marine Education Charters
(843) 338-2716
31 Alljoy Road
Bluffton, SC 29910


Hilton Head Fishing Charters and Guides

Off The Hook Charters
Captain Brian Vaughn
Hilton Head Island, SC
Come fish the beautiful inshore waters that surround Hilton Head Island with Native Capt. Brian Vaughn with over 20 years experience charter fishing the local waters of South Carolina. Explore the shallow waters in a 18ft. Hewes flats boat equiped with only the finest fly, spin & conventional tackle. Sightfish for Redfish year round on the beautiful flats of the Lowcountry. Target other species including Cobia, Tarpon, Sharks, Spanish Mackeral, Speckled Trout and many more on a seasonal basis. During your charter witness the many different types of  wildlife the Lowcountry has to offer. The Fishing is always Off The Hook! Please view Capt./Artist Vaughn's Fish Prints at OriginalFishPrints.com

Lowcountry Guide Service
Captain Josh Utsey
USCG Licensed and Insured
Beaufort / Hilton Head
Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Cobia, Tarpon, Jacks, Sharks
38 Fiddler Drive
Beaufort, SC 29907
Phone: (843) 524-1005
Cell: (843) 812-4919
jutsey@islc.net

Beaufort InShore Charters
Beaufort and Hilton Head fishing charters. Fly and light-tackle fishing in the beautiful lowcountry of South Carolina. Year-round fishery for Redfish and Speckled Trout. Migratory species in season including Cobia, Jack Crevalle, and Tarpon.
Captain Thomas Maybank
Beaufort and Hilton Head Island, SC
Phone: (843) 812-5281
tmaybank@islc.net

Carolina Sportfishing   
The yacht can be chartered for a full-day of fishing to the gulf stream. Arrangements can also be made for multi-day tournament trips.
Harbour Town Yacht Basin, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
2 Fairfield Court
Bluffton, SC 29910
(843) 842-9949 or (843) 671-3474
Fax: (843) 837-2114
e-mail: judithe@hargray.com

Fishin' Mission / Ebb Tide
Hilton Head Island Charter Fishing, South Carolina Fishing Charters, Hilton Head Offshore Sport Fishing

U.S. Coast Guard Equipped 35' Crusader Sport Fisherman
Full Size Cabin with Head, 6 Passenger/Diesel Powered

INSHORE AND OFFSHORE - WE TACKLE IT ALL
For Reservations, Call Captain Dennis Gauthier Direct On His Cell Phone at: 843.298.3474
P.O. Box 4941  /  Palmetto Bay Marina  / Hilton Head, SC 29938
Send Email to Fishin Mission and Ebb Tide Fishing Charters here
"We Tackle It All" - Nearshore and Offshore
King Mackerel, Cobia, Barracuda, Amberjack, Spanish Mackerel, Sharks, Tarpon, Red Drum, Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, Dolphin, Grouper, and more!
Charters Available throughout the year
3 hour evening shark trips
4 hr. day trips / 6 hr. day trips
Full Day Trips and Gulf Stream Trips
USCG Masters License
Captain Dennis Gauthier

Advanced Sail, Inc.
P.O. Box 7953
Hilton Head Island, SC 29938
(843) 686-2582
Fax: (843) 686-2582
e-mail: sailing@hiltonhead.com

Adventure Cruises, Inc.
9 Shelter Cove Lane Ste G
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 785-4558
Fax: (843) 785-8833

Drifter Excursions, Inc.
61 Planters Wood Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 363-2900
Fax: (843) 363-2929
e-mail: drifterex@aol.com

DYB Charters & Yacht Sales
14 New Orleans Road Suite 14
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 785-4740

Enviro Tours of Hilton Head
Harbour Town Marina
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 671-4386

H 20 Parasail Harbour Town Marina
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 671-4386

Harbour Town Powerboats Limited
Harbour Town Yacht Basin
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 363-2628

Schooner Welcome
P.O. Box 5566
Hilton Head Island, SC 29938
(843) 785-5566
e-mail: sail@schooner.net


Marine Sales and Service

A Fishin Mission
405 Squire Pope Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
(843) 681-2628

Baker Marine Inc.
71 Lighthouse Road
Suite 300
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 671-3102
Fax: (843) 671-3105
e-mail: bakerhhi@aol.com

Blue Water Marine
South Beach Marina
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 671-3577

Buckles Marine Center, Inc.
138 Bluffton Road
Bluffton, SC 29910
(843) 757-3993
Fax: (843) 757-5353
e-mail: jobuk@hargray.com

Coast Marine
166 Wm Hltn Parkway Highway 278
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 689-2550

DYB Charters & Yacht Sales
14 New Orleans Road Suite 14
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 785-4740

Fairline Boats of North America Inc.
P.O. Box 21376
Hilton Head Island, SC 29925
(843) 342-3453
Fax: (843) 342-3483

Harbourside Marine Group
Hrbrsd I Shltr Cove
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 842-8401

Hilton Head Yachts Limited
1 Wtrwy Lane Skl Creek
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 686-6860

Island Water Sports of Hilton Head Inc
3 Hudsons Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
(843) 842-3158

Lighthouse Yacht Sales Inc
200 Palmetto Bay Road Apt 114
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 785-7654

Schilling Boathouse
405 Squire Pope Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
(843) 681-2628

South Beach Marina Harbourmaster
South Beach Marina
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 671-3577


Artificial Reefs & Piers - Ocean & Saltwater

Beaufort 45 Reef
Lat 32 07.15'N, Long. 80 29.30'W
Concrete reef balls and army tanks provide high profile habitat.

Betsy Ross Reef
18 miles off Hilton Head Island
Lat. 32 03.2'N, Long. 80 25.0'W
The 440-foot long liberty shop is the largest single piece of material on any of South Carolina's artificial reefs. In 85 feet of water, trolling and bottom fishing habitat.

Eagles Nest Reef
Lat. 32 09'.44 N, Long. 80 32'.26 W.
Tugboat, barge, cement truck, concrete blocks, tires.

Edisto Offshore Reef
23.5 miles from Stono Inlet at
Lat. 32 14.1'N, Long. 79 50.5'W
Originating as a mid-water trolling alley in 1980, this one mile square reef is the farthest offshore in the South Carolina system. In the 50-72 foot waters, king and Spanish mackerels, barracuda, amberjack and dolphin can be found.

Fish America Reef
2.5 miles east of Hilton Head Island at Lat. 32 07.9”N, Long. 80 24.9'W
Consists entirely of heavy pieces of concrete culvert pipe in only 9 feet of water. Mackerels, bluefish and sea trout.

Fripp Island Drydock
Located at Lat. 32 17.1'N, Long. 80 24.9'W 120x80x20 foot structure. Sea bass, sheepshead and bluefish are abundant around the wreck.

Fripp Island Reef
Located 5.8 miles from Fripp Island at Lat. 32 15.5'N, Long. 80 22.5'W.
Low profile materials such as concrete culvert pipe, scrap steel and over 50,000 automobile tires in 30-38 feet of water. Bottom fishing for black sea bass, porgy and flounder is good in this area.

Gaskin Banks Wreck
Lat. 32 05.8'N, Long. 80 42.1'W
Consists of many steel railroad rails, 6-10 feet under water.

General Gordon Wreck
2.0 miles due east of R14 in Port Royal Sound. Located at
Lat 32 10.1'N, Long. 80 33.2'W
250 foot steel hulled sailing vessel.

Hilton Head Reef
Located 11.5 miles off of Hilton Head at Lat. 31 59.7'N, Long. 80 35.7'W 1800' reef in 50 feet of water. Black sea bass, porgy, grouper, sheepshead, amberjack, barracuda, mackerel and cobia.

Hunting Island Reef
10 miles southeast of Hunting Island, Lat. 32 13.0'N, Long. 80 20.3'W Barges, a dredge tender, landing craft and approximately 30,000 tires.

Paradise Fishing Pier
Fripp Inlet on Hunting Island
838-5455. The longest free-standing fishing pier on the east coast. 1120 feet long, lighted for night fishing. Open 24 hours from March-December.

Broad River Pier
Hwy. 170
Flounder, sheephead, spot, sharks, cobia. No fee.
Saltwater fishing licenses are required and are available from most tackle dealers.

Cruises/Charters:
(Fishing) Adventure Cruises 843-785-4558
Aqua Sports - Seawolf Charters 843-525-1174
Blue Water Marine (fishing supplies)843-671-3060
Bonanza Sport fishing 843-689-LURE
Capt. Hook Party Fishing Boat 843-785-1700
Carolina Sport fishing 843-842-9949
Drifter Excursions 843-363-2900
Runaway Fishing Charters 843-689-2628


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