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drifter fishing hilton head islandThe Drifter is a 60-foot long party fishing boat that has been family owned and operated from South Beach Marina for over 20 years. The finest in electronics for safety, navigation and fish finding have been installed to make your trips pleasant and safe. Everything that is needed for fishing is provided, including rod and reel, bait, instruction, and fishing license. The Drifter is located at South Beach Marina Village in Sea Pines Plantation. South Beach Marina is the closest departure point to the fishing grounds of Hilton Head. This allows us to get your line in the water sooner.

Deep Sea Fishing
First time anglers, as well as experienced fishermen can catch black sea bass, trigger fish, porgies, and occasionally shark and barracuda. You will be fishing at an artificial reef constructed of tires and military tanks. A great time for the whole family.

drifter12Shark Fishing
This trip will appeal to those who do not care to go offshore fishing. Traveling time to the shark fishing grounds is only 15 minutes. The sharks that can be caught include black tip, dusky, hammerhead, lemon, sharpnose, bonnethead and bull sharks. The number of passengers on this trip will be limited . Be sure to specify ‘shark fishing’ when you make your reservation.

The Crew
Our friendly, courteous, experienced crew offer personalized service to the novice or expert fisherman. They will be glad to assist you in baiting your hook and boating your catch. Captain licensed by U.S. Coast Guard.

Fishing Trips

  • 5 Hour Deep Sea Fishing – $68 – March through November
  • 4 Hour Deep Sea Fishing celebrity news – $63 – March through November
  • 3 Hour Shark Fishing Trip – $58 – June through August

drifter13Fishing Seasons

  • Black Sea Bass
  • Small Sharks
  • Occasionally Flounder and Cobia


  • Black Sea Bass
  • Sharks – Black Tip, Bonnethead, Dusky, Hammerhead and Bull
  • Porgy
  • Triggerfish
  • Whiting
  • Occasionally Tiger Sharks, Barracuda, Cobia, King Mackerel


  • Black Sea Bass
  • Redfish
  • Bluefish
  • Spotted Sea Trout
  • Whiting


Reservations are necessary and can be made by calling 843.363.2900. Please confirm departure time when making reservations. The Drifter is available for private charter. Please contact us for rates.

Drifter Excursions Fleet Schedule

  • Drifter Schedule

    May 19th - May 25th Deep Sea Fishing Mon.   Tues.   Wed.  9 - 1 Thurs. 9 - 1  Fri.   9 - 1  Sat.  9 - 2 ,   4:30 - 7:30(shark fishing) Sun. 9 - 1 Mon. 9 - 1

  • Gypsy Schedule

    May 19th - May 25th Dolphin Watch Mon.   Tues. 11:00 Wed.  11:00 Thurs.  2:00 Fri.  3:30 Sat.  3:30 Sun.  3:30 Mon.  2:00 Kid's Cruise Sun 5/24  10 am           

  • Hobo Schedule

    The Hobo has several trips available daily.  Reservations and can be made by calling 843-671-3060. Please confirm departure time when making reservations. 

  • Boomerang Schedule

    Reservations and can be made by calling 843-671-3060. Please confirm departure time when making reservations. Available for private charter. Please contact us for rates.

Photos Aboard The Drifter