Hilton Head Island's Adventure Professionals

Family Shark Adventure™ Charter with Live Oac

Family Shark Adventure™ Charter

Choose a 3 or 4 hour Family Shark Adventure™ Charter for your Hilton Head fishing charter. This is an inshore trip in the tidal creeks, rivers, and sounds (“bays”) which are perfect for a shorter fishing trip for sharks and more.

From April through September, we have a steady population of several shark species, particularly Atlantic Sharpnose Sharks, Black Tip Sharks, Bonnethead/Hammerhead Sharks and more. Other types of fish may be caught as well, including bluefish, ladyfish, redfish, spanish mackerel, and stingrays.

These calmer inshore waters are the ideal setting for an easy going family fishing charter, and the 3 and 4 hour options are our most popular trip lengths. It’s great for almost all ages (5+) but if you’re looking for something for an even younger crew, check out our Lil’ Anglers Fishing™ Charter.
Several boats are available for the Family Shark Adventure™ Charter:

“A Live One — our flagship Freeman 29 catamaran runs morning, afternoon and evening charters. Our most spacious boat, accommodating a group of up to 6 people, she’s well shaded with plenty of space and seating. One of the southeast’s fastest charter boats, it features the unbelievable Freeman Boatworks “magic carpet ride” that is redefining the industry.

“Hammerhead” — our 25’ Sportfish Boat runs morning, afternoon and evening charters. It features a large roof for plenty of shade, and can accommodate a group of up to 6 people. (If all adults, 4 is a 'comfortable' group.)

“Blacktip Shark” & “Whitetip Shark” — a pair of 21’ SUV Deck boats that specialize in evening trips during summer, and daytime trips when it’s not too hot. They have bimini tops that can be brought up or down as necessary but are usually kept down while fishing. These boats offer our most comfortable “sit back and relax” type approach to fishing and have been our most popular option for this trip since its inception in 2006. We recommend a max of 4 guests for fishing trips on the SUV deck boats.

“Stingray” — our Yellowfin Skiff is an inshore fishing skiff perfect for up to 3 adults or 4 guests if at least 2 are kids. This boat’s ability to get into extremely shallow water allows for some really unique inshore fishing experiences you won’t find on the larger boats.

We can accommodate larger groups across our fleet of vessels, and we can fish side-by-side for an experience that keeps the group cohesive. We can even turn it into a friendly fishing tournament! The fewer anglers on board each boat, the more fishing action for each person.
Very active shark species make for good catch-and-release excitement in Hilton Head

Our most commonly caught Hilton Head sharks:

Black Tip Sharks
Bonnethead Sharks
Sharpnose Sharks

Frequently caught:

Sandbar Sharks
Finetooth Sharks
Hammerhead Sharks
Blacknose Sharks

Less frequently caught:

Dusky Sharks
Silky Sharks
Tiger Sharks
Bull Sharks
Lemon Sharks
Nurse Sharks
Sand Tiger Sharks

  • hammerhead shark caught by youth fishing in Hilton Head inshore
  • smiling boy with shark caught fishing on Hilton Head charter
  • big shark caught by happy guy on hilton head fishing charter near shore
  3 & 4 Hours
  April thru September
  Age 5+
(For a shorter trip, see our Lil’ Anglers Fishing™ Charter)
This Hilton Head shark fishing excursion is great for adults and kids alike. Families with children aged 5+ will find this an excellent fit, and we adjust the activities and experience to suit the group. While it's a private trip and we can take up to 6 passengers, this works best with up to 4 adults or 2 adults with kids. Our recommendation is to split larger groups between two vessels, and we can fish side-by-side for an experience to included everyone together, turning it into a friendly fishing tournament!
  All Live Oac fishing charters are led by experienced professional fishing guides who are USCG licensed captains and include boat, fuel, bait, tackle, and space in an iced YETI cooler. No experience is necessary. Most fishing trips are private charters, but limited shared trips (split charters) are available. Pricing and max capacity varies by boat and trip type. We’re just a phone call away for advice and reservations.
guide and boy with shark caught on Hilton Head family fishing charter


Family Shark Adventure™ Charter
  Max Guests: 6

3 Hour • $450
4 Hour • $600



Family Shark Adventure™ Charter
  Max Guests: 5

3 Hour • $399
4 Hour • $499



Family Shark Adventure™ Charter
  Max Guests: 4

3 Hour • $398
4 Hour • $498



Family Shark Adventure™ Charter
  Max Guests: 3 medium size adults or 4 if at least 2 are children

3 Hour • $398
4 Hour • $498