Most of the time people don’t go looking for sharks, but aboard big boats with experienced captains at command, it’s a different story. Whether you want to get in on the action with shark fishing trips on Hilton Head Island or stand back and get a sight of what were once known as “sea dogs” to mariners, there’s nothing like this kind of experience. This season, get offshore with a guide to catch a glimpse of the blacktips, bonnet heads and Atlantic sharpnose sharks that call our waters home.
1. Family Shark Fishing
Make shark fishing a family affair with fun catch-and-release excursions in search of one- to three-foot sharks. A division of Kayak Hilton Head, Hilton Head Shark Fishing leaves from Broad Creek Marina for a three-hour, family-friendly outing. Don’t forget to bring a camera, as not to miss out on a picture-perfect occasion!
Book it: (843) 684-1911 or facebook.com/hiltonheadsharkfishing
2. FINATIC Tours
The son of a Navy man, Captain Miles Altman has fished everywhere from Puerto Rico to the Bahamas, Florida Keys and Ocean City. He knows the waters and what’s underneath the surface. His team of professional anglers at Bayrunner Fishing Charters in Shelter Cove Harbour will get you right where you need to be to see some incredible sharks. The three-hour shark and dolphin-eco tours are full of “fintastic fun” and great for families.
Book it: (843) 842-7002, (843) 290-6955 or facebook.com/hiltonheadsharkfishing
3. Drifter Offshore Party Fishing & Shark Fishing Trips
In addition to four- and five-hour deep sea fishing trips, Drifter Excursions offers thrills and chills with three-hour shark fishing on Hilton Head Island. Their 60-foot Drifter party boat, which is docked at South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, is a fun time for everyone. Plus, there’s only about a 15-minute travel-time to the oceanic destination filled with everything from hammerhead to bull sharks.
Book it: (843) 363-2900 or hiltonheadboattours.com
4. Offshore Wreck Fishing and Night Shark Fishing
With three- and four-hour inshore shark fishing trips available, as well as a shark fishing trip that ends with a firework show over the water—Captain Hook Party Fishing knows how to show their guests a good time. Captain Hook offers fireworks trips on Tuesdays mid-June through mid-August only. The Other seasonal tours go out on certain days. Check the schedule and make reservations, because they fill up fast! Also, don’t forget to ask about their shark fishing at night!
Book it: (843) 785-1700, firstname.lastname@example.org or captainhookhiltonhead.com
5. Out of the Blue Fishing Charters
Ever been on a monster shark trip at dusk? Take to the waters with Captain Drew Davis and experience this thrilling three-hour expedition. Captain Drew Davis is a local USCG licensed captain who has fished Hilton Head waters for over 15 years. Step aboard Out of the Blue’s 21-foot Boston Whaler at the Hilton Head Boathouse. See who else is swimming around the Island.
Book it: (843) 422-5438 or outofthebluefishingcharters.com