Catch A Big One
The scenic waterways of Hilton Head Island are popular fishing, shrimping and crabbing destinations. Whether you spend a leisurely afternoon fishing off the piers, casting off the dock or shore, or sport fishing in the ocean, the island offers excellent fishing spots and deep-sea fishing excursions. Hilton Head Island is home to many fishing charter boats that cruise out to the warm Gulf Stream and Atlantic Ocean waters. Rent a boat for a deep-sea fishing adventure and catch snapper, grouper, kingfish, cobia, bluefish, spot tail bass, swordfish and shark. You can also enjoy inshore fishing for flounder, sea trout and croakers.
Fishing licenses are needed for saltwater and freshwater fishing for anyone 16 years or older not fishing with a commercial fishing guide. If you are recreationally fishing, shrimping and crabbing in saltwater and freshwater from shore, beach, bank, dock, or public pier will be required to have a saltwater recreational fishing license. A freshwater fishing license is required if you want to cast a line in the Island's lagoons and ponds, and throughout Beaufort County. Hilton Head Accommodations can provide information on local laws and licenses.