Captain Buddy’s Fishing and Fossils

Capt. Buddy Hilton Head Island, SC Incorporated Licensed Insured

Captain Buddy’s Fishing and Fossils offers many options for family friendly fishing charters as well as a number of other options like Shark Tooth hunting and Fossil Hunting.  Come with us for things as simple as inshore shark fishing to as adventurous as our 8 hour offshore charter for Grouper, Amberjack, Red Snapper, Mahi Mahi and Sailfish.

 

Captain Buddy is an adventure angler, having fished across the world in 5 continents! He’s just as adept at providing family friendly inshore trips as he is at running hardcore offshore trips for the serious anglers. How you want to spend the day on the waters of Hilton Head is up to you, Captain Buddy will work with you prior to your arrival to learn more about your expectations. Each trip is customized to suit your needs!

We offer great trips to the nearshore reefs during the summer for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda and bottom fishing for Black Sea Bass, Vermillion Snapper, Triggerfish, and a number of other species.

We target inshore fish such as Redfish (red drum), Flounder, Sea Trout, Black Drum, Whiting and over 15 species of inshore sharks. The inshore trips are popular amongst first time anglers and seasoned veterans alike! The calm waters are a welcome site for anyone prone to seasickness, you can leave the motion sickness pills at home on these trips!

On our 26 foot long Mako, you and your family and friends are sure to be as comfy as one can be on a big ol’ center console.  Everything is included on your private charter except for whatever you bring for drinks and snacks.  This would include things like bait, Rods and Reels, ice, an experienced captain and guide, licenses for everyone on board, and even sunscreen.  Just don’t forget your camera and a sense of adventure.

Captain Buddy is excited to share his knowledge, stories, and passion with you while showing you a memorable day on the ample waters of Hilton Head! Book your next fishing trip with Captain Buddy’s Fishing and Fossils today!

833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)

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  Launch Location

, Hilton Head Island

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Trips start at $325

8 Trips

1-6 guests

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1978 26' Center Console

250 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances

Availability

TRIP DATE
NUMBER OF GUESTS

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private

SHARKS AFTER DARK!

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm (2 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Includes:
digital photos,

Bait, Licenses for all, Safety Equipment, All Rods and Reels, Tackle, Fuel
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private

3 HOUR SHARK FISHING (AM)

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 9:15am to 12:15pm (3 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

A quick, action-packed trip targeting Black Trip Reef Shark, Atlantic Sharpnose Shark, Bonnethead Shark, and many other exciting species!

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private

MORNING INSHORE FISHING

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 9:00am to 12:00pm (3 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Inshore fishing for Flounder, Redfish, Black Drum, Sea Trout, And many species of sharks.

Includes:
digital photos,

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private

4HR INSHORE (AM)

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 8:15am to 12:15pm (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Start your morning off right with an exciting day fishing the inshore waters of Hilton Head targeting Redfish, Black Drum, Seatrout, Flounder, and more! 

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private

4HR INSHORE (PM)

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 1:15pm to 5:15pm (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Sleep in and get ready to take advantage of the mid afternoon bite fishing the inshore waters of Hilton Head targeting Redfish, Black Drum, Seatrout, Flounder, and more! 

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private

5 HR OFFSHORE TRIP

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 8:15am to 1:15pm (5 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Includes:
drinks,

bottled water
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private

6HR OFFSHORE (AM)

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 8:15am to 2:15pm (6 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Fish the nearshore reefs of Hilton Head hooking up on Black Seabass, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Cobia, and more exciting gamefish! 

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private

FULL DAY OFFSHORE

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 7:15am to 3:15pm (8 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Bring a lunch, a camera, and a personal cooler for all the fillets you're about to bring home! We'll head further off the coast to fish the artificial reefs targeting Amberjack, Vermilion Snapper, Sea Bass, Grouper, King Mackerel, and more! 

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Fish Species

Amberjack
Atlantic Croaker
Barracuda
Black Drum
Black Grouper
Black Seabass
Blackfin Tuna
Bluefish
Bonito
Cobia
Cubera Snapper
Flounder
Grouper
Hogfish
Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel
Ladyfish
Lesser Amberjack
Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Mahi Mahi
Mangrove Snapper
Mutton Snapper
Nassau Grouper
Pompano
Porgy
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Redfish
Sailfish
Sharks
Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout
Stingray
Tarpon
Triggerfish
Tripletail
Wahoo
White Marlin
Yellowfin Tuna

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • CPR-Trained Crew
  • EPIRB
  • Flares
  • VHF Radio

Navigation

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Boat Features

  • Cooler
  • Multimedia System

Boat Gear

  • First Mate
  • Livewell
  • Outriggers

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Handline
  • Jigging
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fresh or Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle
  • Ice
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Fuel

Minimum Age

  • All Ages Welcome, Life Jackets provided

Fishing Location

  • Backcountry
  • Inshore
  • Nearshore
  • Offshore
  • Reef
  • River
  • Stream
  • Wreck

About the Vessel

Captain

Capt. Buddy

Boat Type

Center Console

Boat Length

26

Year Built

1978

Engine Manufacturer

Yamaha

Number of Engines

1

Engine Horsepower

250 HP