Near Coastal Sport Fishing in Hilton Head Island

Near Coastal fishing is very weather dependent. Wind and waves can make for rough seas, especially on the ocean side of the island, so when conditions don’t cooperate we opt to stay further inshore.
This extended trip aboard our custom 25’ Sportfish departs Hilton Head Harbor for some nearshore wrecks and reefs in the < 3-5 mile range into the ocean.

(Lots of people would term this "Offshore" Fishing but we reserve that title for our 8 Hour runs that go much further out.)

The nearshore coastal destinations accessed in our 5-8 Hour trips might include spots like Whitewater Reef or the General Gordon Reef:

The Whitewater Reef area includes a sunken 60' Barge, several Army Tanks and APCs, 20 Shipping Containers, and a 56' Landing Craft.

The General Gordon Reef includes the wreck of the General Gordon, lots of concrete and bridge rubble, and a sunken 40' deck barge.

This trips generally depart at 8 AM, with some variation. This kind of trip is certainly weather sensitive. High winds = rough water, so we go on calmer days with a good outlook.

We also offer shorter Inshore Fishing and more distant Offshore Fishing.

Target species vary seasonally. The Hilton Head Island area offers a variety of local and migratory species. Possible catches on our inshore trips (depending on season) could include:
Bonnethead Sharks
Black Sea Bass
Blacktip Sharks
Crevalle Jacks
Hammerhead Sharks
King Mackerel
Lemon Sharks
Red Drum (aka Redfish / Bull Reds)
Sandbar Sharks
Sharpnose Sharks
Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Sea Trout
Tiger Sharks
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  Near Coastal
  5-8 Hours
  Year Round, weather permitting
  Age 13+
Our nearshore sportfishing trips on this vessel are recommended for ages 13 and up. We have other more appropriate options for children, give us a call if you have questions about what’s best for your group.
Capacity: 6 Guests on “A Live One” or 4 Guests on “Hammerhead

Have more than 4? Give us a call to discuss the options.
  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.

   Near Coastal Fishing Charter Rates

Pricing is Total Per Boat

“A Live One” — Freeman 29 Catamaran
  Max Guests: 6

4 Hour • $599
5 Hour • CALL
6 Hour • CALL
8 Hour • CALL

“Hammerhead” — 25’ Sportfish
  Max Guests: 4

5 Hour • $599
6 Hour • $699

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