Awesome Adventure Charters
Awesome Adventure Charters
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Come join Capt. Kai Williams and Capt. Dylan Yaden for some of the most exciting light tackle fishing Hilton Head Island has to offer! These inshore and nearshore waters provide anglers of all skill levels many different species to target all year round. If your looking for a fishing guide that is experienced, safe, and fun to fish with, look no further!
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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Travelers' Choice
2023

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Doug322
Philadelphia, PA12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
For August 11 at 4 PM our family of 4 booked a 3 hour trip with Dylan. We began fishing and a monster storm came rolling in very quickly. Dylan did not hesitate and we headed back to dock without getting a lot of fishing in. Dylan and the management of Awesome Adventure Charters did the right thing all around. Dylan was concerned for our safety and the management gave us the perfect amount of refund for the day. They handled it perfectly. Good to know when things don't go as planned. Awesome Adventure Charters will be our first call our next visit.
Written August 24, 2022
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Erica E
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
We had the best day ever with Captain Kai! Would highly recommend Captain Kai for family fishing trips! We booked the trip for our daughter’s 6th birthday. Kai was absolutely amazing! My daughter reeled in several fish and a small shark all on her own! We got tons of great catches and had so much fun in the process. Kai taught her so much about fishing and made her feel so confident. Kai also took the time to find dolphins and other wildlife in the area for my 3 year old too. He had incredible knowledge about the area, where to find particular fish and would tell my kids all sorts of facts about the fish and sharks they were catching. Most importantly, he made sure they had so much fun! We will definitely be back soon!
Written July 15, 2020
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David H
Northfield, MN20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Well we are back fishing with Kai again. It is my 9th or 10th year fishing with him and i will not fish with anyone else except when he is not available when i can fish. that has happened a couple of times and he made arrangements with other guides to take us fishing.

We had a fabulous time again today and we caught a nice bunch of Redfish. They ranged in size from 25 inches to about 32 inches and they all gave us a good fight. We also caught several nice Sea Trout and took some fresh fish home to enjoy for dinner. I could go on for several more paragraphs but it would become repetitive - if you are looking for a guide that will get you to the fish and then make sure you hook a few to experience the real sport of fishing, hire Kai and Awesome Adventure Charters.
Written March 1, 2021
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annamC4894WZ
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Family
Kai led us on a great adventure catching black and red drum, sea bass, and a sea trout who barely got away! He is so knowledgeable and taught our avid teenage fisherman a whole slew of new tricks. His knew exactly where to go and what bait to use. He clearly loves what he does and his warm and up-beat personality is contagious. We can’t wait to fish with Kai next time we are on the island.
Written April 1, 2021
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Jeff Knight
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Capt Kai is one of the top 3 I have fished with in over 30 years of fishing. If you are looking for a good inshore/near shore trip (Spanish, Bluefish, Redfish, Tarpon, etc) he has both the right attitude and know how. Great boat and gear. More importantly for me, he was able to quickly connect with my 17 year old daughter and help her get out of her comfort zone - and even grab a shark. Sometimes they won’t listen to Dad! That’s when a good captain like Kai can help. We had a great time, and had really consistent action for about 3 hours that we fished.

I Tidewater VA and grew up fishing the Chesapeake Bay and the Outer Banks from Oregon Inlet to Hatteras. I have also fished Florida, Lake Erie, and Resurrection Bay Alaska. I have fished with a few good captains, a bunch of ok ones, and several awful ones. I cannot recommend Capt. Kai enough.
Written July 2, 2020
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Patrick McClymont
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
Kai took me and my 12 year old son out. My son is deeply passionate about fishing and super curious about tackle and techniques, Kai answered every question and took the time to teach, coach and mentor. Really awesome. Kai is very knowledgeable and professional. Plus, he is an eternal optimist. We were always just about to be on the bite. He kept it all really fun. Can’t wait to go again with Kai.
Written June 19, 2020
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Jd D
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Over the course of 3-hrs fishing we caught one baby shark in the last half hour. The website advertised fishing with an experienced captain. Our captain was the owner's 21-year old son that recently got his license. We did get to watch a boat ~50-ft away catch multiple large fish, and our captain replace bait after bait that fish took from his lines. A more experienced captain probably could have filled the time with stories, and would have at least told us what they were doing to try to catch the fish. Our captain only talked when we spoke with him and offered no additional information. I understand that there are no guarantees in fishing, and some days are just unlucky, but based on our experience I would not recommend this charter.
Written July 18, 2023
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96jdd, I am sorry to hear your trip was a bust. I completely understand you being upset that another captain was there to greet you instead of myself. Booking online does unfortunately leave room for some miscommunications. Our newest captain has been with us only a couple months but has a lot of experience in the industry and has provided our customers with some wonderful fishing trips. I will pass on this constructive criticism to him. Had you communicated with me after your trip, I would have been happy to take you out myself to make up for your experience. Please feel free to call and talk with me so I can provide a better trip for you next time. Captain Kai Williams
Written August 24, 2023
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Alan
Bluffton, SC3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Our 12 year old grandson has recently gotten into fishing with friends back in Charlotte. They fish in a VERY small pond in back of a neighbor’s house and he has been using a fold-up fishing pole.

Since he was down for a week we thought he’d like to experience some real fishing. So, I called Kai, explained our situation (including that I’m not a fisherman either), he asked what I’d like to get out of the trip, and we booked a 1/2 day with his Awesome Adventures chafer.

Kai was so great with our grandson. He got him involved, shared lots of information about the areas we were fishing, and after catching a couple Atlantic Sharp Nose sharks (about 18” long), we hooked a tarpon.

Kai had our grandson do a lot of the reeling while he held the pole and helped, without doing everything for our grandson. After 25-30 minutes, I took a picture of Kai and our grandson beside a 5 ft, 80 to 100 pound tarpon.

Great day! Great memories!
Thanks Kai for a great time.
Written July 28, 2022
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FredKC2
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
FABULOUS!!! Captain Kai provided great equipment, great instructions, multiple great locations and was just plain enjoyable to spend the day with. We learned multiple techniques to land everything from delicious Whiting to massive Bull Reds. He spotted and enabled us to enjoy watching Dolphins playing and a Manatee lollygagging around. Today was absolutely a highlight of our week on HH Island! Thanks Kai - We'll call you next time we are here!!
Written October 15, 2020
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David H
Northfield, MN20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Well, another fun year with Kai fishing the menagerie of fish that exists in the waters around HHI. Each year has gotten better than the last. If you are looking for a fun, safe and educational outing that will involve fishing with the best guide i've used over in my over seven decades of outdoor life, Kai and Awesome Adventures Charters is your best bet.

This year i tried something completely new - i tried catching Redfish using a flyrod. Kai took me to the ideal place to try this out. I caught about 15 fish in a matter of 2 hours. The picture below shows the largest I landed. I lost two larger fish because of rookie mistakes.

Dave Hendron
Walleye and Crappie fisherman hooked on Redfish and Speckled Sea Trout
Written March 30, 2022
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