To reserve any of the activities listed here please call us at 866.380.1778.
Shelter Cove Marina & Palmetto Dunes Lagoon Fishing Charters
For those who enjoy the distinct pleasure that only a fishing pole can provide, deep-sea chartered fishing excursions for game fish that ply the Gulf Stream are available at Shelter Cove Marina. Guests also may book nature tours and dolphin/nature tours.
Fishing is available through five charter boats/companies at Shelter Cove: the 35-foot Gullah Gal (6 people), the 34-foot True Grits (6 people), the 26-foot Finatic (up to 11 people), the 24-foot Bayrunner (4 people) and Palmetto Lagoon Charters. Fishing trips for Kings, Spanish, Barracuda, Cobia, Grouper, Marlin and more are available in 4-10 hour time segments.
Spring Fish - Sea Bass, Sheep's Head, Black Drum, Sharks, Cobia (6-8 hours), Red Fish, Trout, and King Mackerel
Summer Fish - Big Sharks, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda, Tarpon, Jack Crevelle, and Cobia
Fall Fish - Red Fish, Sharks, Spanish Mackerel, Sea Trout, Barracuda, Tarpon, and King Mackerel
|Offshore Fishing / Near Shore / Inshore Fishing|
|2 hr||3 hr||4 hr||5 hr||6 hr||8 hr||10 hr|
|34' Gullah Gal
|34' True Grits
|26' Finatic **
6 or less
7 to 11 people
|$310 Lagoon||$365/$385* Lagoon/Inshore||$410/$425 Lagoon/Inshore||$510 Inshore||$575 Inshore|
*Shark Trip - 3 hour evening shark fishing excursion offered May through August.
**Finatic fishing charter prices above are for 6 or less people. For 7 to 11 people, add $200 extra.
***Palmetto Lagoon Charters - All trip supplies included as well as a cooler with ice for soft drinks, snacks, beer, wine etc. 3 medium size adults or 2 adults and 2 small kids (12 and under), per trip. No extra charge per person.
All boats are U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captains, all tackle, bait and ice included. Fish cleaned & bagged. Fuel Service Charges May be Added.
Cancellations made with 48 hours notice or less are subject to full charter fees. Weather Cancellations are determined by the Captain only.
Party Fishing Trips
The Captain Hook is a 70-foot long party fishing boat. It is the largest and most comfortable party fishing boat on Hilton Head Island. The Captain Hook has a full galley, enclosed cabin, shaded and seated fishing areas, two clean restrooms and sun bathing on the upper deck.
|Party Fishing Trips|
|Offshore Fishing||5.5 hour offshore fishing trip, 9am to 2:30pm.||$65 per person
$55 children 12 and under
|Night Shark Fishing (inshore)||3-4 hour inshore fishing trip, 5pm to 9pm.||3 hours- $53 per person
$43 children 12 and under
4 hours- $60 per person
$50 children 12 and under
|Night Shark Fishing and Fireworks||Tuesday nights June through August, 5pm to 9:20pm.||$65 per person
$55 children 12 and under
Sport Crabbing on the Crabber J
Join the crabby crew on a sport-crabbing adventure. After the crabby crew unties, the boat motors out to the calm waters of Broad Creek. It anchors next to the salt marsh and everyone fishes for the sly and cunning blue crab. It's all catch and release - just for fun - but the crabby crew keeps score and whoever catches the most wins the world famous Crabber J tee-shirt.
Offered April 2 through September 6. Trips are 1 hour 45 minutes long. Rates are $20 for adults, $15 for children (3-12) and $5 for infants. Call 866-380-1778 for cruise schedule.