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Benefits of booking

  • Shelter Cove Marina is just off the Intracoastal Waterway and is centrally located on Hilton Head Island across from Palmetto Dunes.
  • All boats have U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captains.
  • For fishing all tackle, bait & ice are included. Fish are cleaned and bagged.
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Sport fishing Hilton Head style

Whether you take to the high seas or stay inside the Intracoastal Waterway, fishing charters out of Shelter Cove Marina can take you to where the big fish are biting! All boats are captained by U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captains, and every charter includes all the tackle, bait and ice you need. And everything you catch is cleaned and bagged for you. All you have to do is cast!

Fish by season

Hilton Head Island is a prime location for all kinds of fishing all year long. In-shore and off-shore fishing provide anglers the opportunity to make sure you bring home more than just a story.
  • 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

Choose your fishing charter

​In-shore fishing

In-shore fishing is available year round out of Shelter Cove Marina. Calm water and beautiful scenery combined with big fish mean you don’t have to go far for a memorable day of fishing.

Off-shore fishing

Head out into the open waters and check some big game fish off your bucket list. This is the real deal for serious anglers, but still serious fun for the whole family.


Party fishing

Ain’t no party like a Party Fishing party! All aboard the Captain Hook, a comfortable 70-foot party fishing boat with a variety of cruises to choose from. You’re sure to catch a good time!

Lagoon fishing

Hilton Head Outfitters provides guided charters through our 11-mile lagoon on whisper-quiet electric skiffs. The still, calm waters of the lagoon hide a wide variety of saltwater fish and spectacular angling.

Shelter Cove cruises and boat tours

Catch a ride out of Hilton Head Island’s largest deepwater marina. With nature tours, dolphin cruises, sport crabbing and more, Shelter Cove Marina is the #1 destination for Hilton Head Island water adventures.

Boat rentals and watersports

Rent a canoe, learn how to use a kayak, take surfing lessons, go fishing - there are more choices here at our Hilton Head Island beachfront resort than at any other location in the Southeast.