Black Skimmer
Black Skimmer
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Charter Fishing aboard 31' Black Fin. 4, 5, 6, and 8 hour options. Good choice for families and those new to salt water fishing. Captain is 40+ year resident of Hilton Head.
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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jtwilcoxii
Bossier City, LA11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Great 6-hour family fishing charter. Captain Matt and Mate Nick were very friendly and did a great job accommodating our party and wishes. The boat was clean and well maintained. They put us on fish and switched tactics when we were ready to try something else to keep the action going. We caught some great spade fish and am 800+lb Tiger Shark that took us an hour to reel in. Would definitely recommend/book again.
Written August 10, 2020
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UKPiKapp65
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Family
Great experience! The guys, Ben and Nick, were awesome with the kids. Caught a bunch of different varieties of sharks including bonnet heads, hammer heads, black tips, spotted reefs, and bulls, as well as a sting ray and a manta ray. Would recommend to anyone wanting to take out young kids for a fun learning experience catching fish off Hilton Head Island. Thanks again guys for a great time!
Written June 1, 2021
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David K
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We went out with Captain Ben for a simple 3-hour shark fishing tour. The captain got us on the fish right away and we had a few in the boat within the first 30 minutes. Nothing fancy but that's all we wanted - just to hang out and catch some bull sharks and hammerheads. Even managed to land a couple of fairly large stingrays. All in all we enjoyed the conversation with Captain Ben and had a good time pulling in some fish
Written July 25, 2023
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sleepwalker123456789
Union, MO9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
We had a great trip with Ben and Nick. They were friendly and knowledgeable and put up with all our questions! We caught 4 Spanish mackerel that we were able to keep and a lot of other fish we could not. If red snapper had been in season we would have been eating really well tonight. I would say we landed about 23 fish. Varieties included black bass, pin fish, blue fish, red snapper, toad fish, Spanish mackerel , and king mackerel. We saw a few dolphins, and two sea turtles! Ben even stopped so I could get a better look at the sea turtle!
Written May 11, 2021
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jsmokovitz
Hilton Head, SC4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Our family of 6 (4 kids ages 17-23) booked a 5 hour fishing charter with Captain Steve and loved it. My kids were hoping to catch sharks and we caught lots of them, ranging in size from 12” to over 3 ft. Captain Steve was both friendly and funny. He has over 40 years of experience and very obviously loves what he does. We had a great time with Marco, the first mate, as well. Marco was incredibly patient with us non-fisherman, taught us a lot, and was just fun to spend the afternoon with. We highly recommend.
Written July 4, 2018
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Gary A
Hilton Head, SC88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018
Captain Steve and his mate were good hosts, and although the mackerel weren't on the bite, they made sure we got some action shark fishing.
Written June 20, 2018
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oldrocker1732017
Ontario, Canada8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
This is a relatively new outfit, but one that deserves to be at or near the top of the fishing tours available on Hilton Head.

Captain Steve is knowledgable about fishing, as well as local history and the flora and fauna, all of which makes the trip all the more enjoyable. On our trip, the first mate was his wife Patte, who is also knows her way around a boat and the island. A great team

I would suggest that you take advantage of the food offerings that Steve is able to bring along from the Hilton Head Social Bakery. An authentic French bakery on the Island. Yummy.

Fabulous food, great people, wonderful boat. Even some good fishing! What more could you ask.

You cannot miss this experience
Written April 4, 2018
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Hi OldRocker - So happy to hear that your experience on Black Skimmer's inaugural trip! Thanks for posting your review. As you know, Capt. Steve has been charter fishing the local waterways for many moons and is looking forward to running trips on his new boat. Please join us on another fishing adventure next time you are on the island! Patte
Written April 16, 2018
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Ric W
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Wouldn't book another trip. 4 hr charter after you catch the bait and 45 min ride to and from the only fishing spot we tried you one fish or should I say watch 6 poles that they throw out for you and catch the fish for you then hand you the pole. We did catch a couple tiny sharks and 2 very big stingrays but not a trip for somebody who actually likes to fish maybe okay for kids. The deck hand was good!
Written July 14, 2018
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barbetaylor
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
Steve is an excellent captain and knows the Hilton Head waters like the back of his hand. We had a wonderful experience on his boat to end our vacation. Hopefully, we will have a repeat next year!!
Written April 4, 2018
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Hi Barb - Thanks for posting your kind review. So glad you had a wonderful experience, and we look forward to seeing you next year! Patte
Written April 16, 2018
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Sandra F
Gosport, IN193 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
My husband and I went out with Capt Steve and Capt Ben on 2/26 to celebrate my husbands retirement. What an amazing trip!
The four hour excursion took us about 1 hour to get out to the artificial reef. There we dropped anchor and fished for about 2 hours. We probably caught 15-20 fish. Three of them were keepers-Grass Porgies. We also saw many dolphin and even an Ocean Sunfish which is really rare!
Due to this being low season we were able to bring them back, Capt Ben cleaned them and the chef at Quarterdeck cooked them for us for a late lunch.
We can’t say enough about how great Capt Steve and Capt Ben were. They were super knowledgeable about both the birds and marine life. They were also a ton of fun! I highly recommend hiring them for your next fishing trip!
Written February 27, 2024
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