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.

“Blacktip Shark” & “Whitetip Shark” — a pair of 21’ SUV Deck boats 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. 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 adult-sized guests, or up to 6 max if at least 2 are kids.

“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.

For larger groups our recommendation is to split between 2+ vessels, and we can fish side-by-side for an experience to included everyone together, turning 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

Close
  Inshore
  3 & 4 Hours
  April thru September
  Private
  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
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“A Live One”

Freeman 29 Catamaran
Captain Blair Willis
Experience one of Hilton Head’s fastest and softest riding charter fishing boats. The Freeman 29 has a huge 10’ beam with lots of space, more like you would expect on a 34’ deep-vee in comparison. Find out why there is a 3 year wait to build a new boat from Freeman Boatworks…The ride is unbelievable!

She is equipped with the latest gear and technology: radar, autopilot, and Sirius XM satellite radio & offshore weather service.

The oversized t-top provides plenty of shade, and a soft cushioned “chaise lounge” style seating extends through the fore deck, along with console and aft seating.

She fishes anywhere from inshore to offshore and in between. Bottom fishing, trolling, jigging, she's ready to tackle just about anything.
  Max Guests: 6

Inshore
  6 Max

3 Hours • $499
4 Hours • $599

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The “Hammerhead”

25' Sport Fish Express
Capts Travis Meissner & John Werner
This classic South Florida style charter fishing vessel offers plenty of shade and lots of room. We fish all day and evening aboard the “Hammerhead” and yes, we do often catch hammerhead sharks!
For our Family Shark Adventure™ we fish anywhere from the marsh creeks to the open water of the sounds, as appropriate for the guests on board. Sometimes we have the opportunity to try different techniques like bottom fishing, trolling, or jigging, depending on the season and shark activity.
  Max Guests: 6
Capacity: Max 6 guests, but if ALL adults we recommend 4 for the optimum fishing experience.

NOTICE:

The “Hammerhead” is currently offline for an engine refit and some upgrades. We look forward to her return in late September. In the meantime, please checkout our new Freeman 29 for inshore and offshore charters.
Family Shark Adventure™ Charter
on the “Hammerhead” Sport Fish

Inshore
  6 Max

3 Hour • $399
4 Hour • $499

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The “Blacktip Shark” & “Whitetip Shark”

22' SUV Deck Boats
Captains John Werner & Travis Meissner
Live Oac pioneered the idea of the Family Shark Adventure™ aboard our SUV Deck Boats. With modified v-hulls for a great ride and comfortable cushioned seats & backrests, this is a real ”sit-back-and-relax" approach to fishing.

The “Blacktip” and “Whitetip” run daytime trips during “cooler” months and evenings during the heat of summer for the most enjoyable experience.
  Max Guests: 4 medium size adults or 6 if at least 2 are children
Capacity: Max 6 guests, but if ALL adults we recommend 4 for the optimum fishing experience.
We have multiple boats to accommodate larger groups, and can fish together for a cohesive experience.
Family Shark Adventure™ Charter
on the “Blacktip Shark” & “Whitetip Shark” SUV Deck Boats

3 Hour • $399
4 Hour • $499

Inshore

monster lemon shark caught fishing in Hilton Head

The “Stingray”

Yellowfin 17 Skiff
Captains John Werner & Blair Willis
The “Stingray” is a fishing dream, a high-end Yellowfin skiff with a great ride and the versatile ability to fish from 6 inches of water to the deeper waters surrounding Hilton Head.

Whether we’re live baiting sharks in deep water or sight casting to them on the surface, this is a versatile inshore/nearshore fishing platform that’s a lot of fun.
  Max Guests: 3 medium size adults or 4 guests if at least 2 are children
Family Shark Adventure™ Charter
on the “Stingray”

Inshore

3 Hour • $399
4 Hour • $499

castnet thrown from blacktip shark fishing deck boat in Hilton Head

The “Blacktip Shark” & “Whitetip Shark”

22' SUV Deck Boats
Live Oac pioneered the idea of the Family Shark Adventure™ aboard our SUV Deck Boats. With modified v-hulls for a great ride and comfortable cushioned seats & backrests, this is a real ”sit-back-and-relax" approach to fishing.

The Blacktip and Whitetip run daytime trips during “cooler” months and evenings during the heat of summer for the most enjoyable experience.

Capacity: Max 6 guests, but recommend 4 if “adult sized” for an optimum fishing experience.
We have multiple deck boats to accommodate larger groups, and we can fish together for a cohesive experience.
Family Shark Adventure™ on the “Blacktip Shark” or “Whitetip Shark” SUV Deck Boats
3 Hours • $399
4 Hours • $499


Hammerhead sportfishing charter boat in Hilton Head

The “Hammerhead”

25' Sport Fish Express
This classic South Florida style charter fishing vessel offers plenty of shade and lots of room. We fish all day and evening aboard the Hammerhead and yes, we do often catch hammerhead sharks!

For our Family Shark Adventure™ we fish anywhere from the marsh creeks to the open water of the sounds, as appropriate for the guests on board. Sometimes we have the opportunity to try different techniques like bottom fishing, trolling, or jigging, depending on the season and shark activity.

Capacity: Max 6 guests
Family Shark Adventure™
on the
“Hammerhead” Sport Fish
3 Hours • $399
4 Hours • $499


monster lemon shark caught fishing in Hilton Head

“Stingray”

Yellowfin 17 Skiff
Guided exclusively by Capt. Blair Willis
The “Stingray” is a fishing dream, a high-end Yellowfin skiff with a great ride and the versatile ability to fish from 6 inches of water to the depths of the sound.

With 20 years guiding experience, Captain Blair will show you a great time on the water, and perhaps the chance to hook the fish of a lifetime!
Capacity: 3 adult sized guests or up to 4 guests if at least 2 are children
Family Shark Adventure™
with Captain Blair on
“Stingray”
3 Hours • $399
4 Hours • $499


  • 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