Hilton Head Island's Adventure Professionals

Hilton Head Near Coastal Fishing with Live Oac

Near Coastal Sport Fishing in Hilton Head Island

This trip aboard either A Live One or Hammerhead departs Hilton Head Harbor for some nearshore wrecks and reefs, typically in the first few miles out into the ocean, sometimes further.

*This type of trip is most commonly referred to as "Deep Sea Fishing" when it comes to the local charter industry, although it's important to note that we do Offshore fishing charters much further out (up to 100 miles!).

These trips typically depart in the morning, with some exceptions for certain tide and water conditions.

Near Coastal fishing is certainly weather sensitive. High winds = rough seas, especially on the ocean side of the island, so we aim for calmer days with a good outlook. When conditions don’t cooperate we opt to stay closer in.

Nearshore coastal destinations include spots like Whitewater Reef, the General Gordon Reef, or the Beaufort 45 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.

The Beaufort 45 Reef is a bit further out than the Gordon, where we start seeing consistent 45' depths (hence the name). Typically the further out we venture, the greater variety of activity we encounter.
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 coastal 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 aka Deep Sea*
  4-8 Hours
  Year Round, weather permitting
  Age 13+ preferred
  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

Near Coastal Charter Boat Options:



  Max Guests: 6, but sometimes 4 depending on trip type.

(4 Hour minimum
for this trip type)



  Max Guests: 4

(4 Hour minimum
for this trip type)

Live Oac’s Hilton Head Activities: