We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 232 S Sea Pines Dr., Hilton Head, SC 29928
Phone Number: 843.363.2900
Website
Today
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Description:

Two-hour family cruise where kids can throw a cast net for shrimp and other...

Two-hour family cruise where kids can throw a cast net for shrimp and other fish.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 101 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Awesome fishing trip for the whole familu

Captain Dave took my family and i out for a morning of fishing on the hobo. My kids had the best time. We caught 2 baby sharks and a fish. He was great with the children, even let... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Lisa H
,
Carmel, Indiana
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

101 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 99: English reviews
Carmel, Indiana
Level Contributor
97 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Captain Dave took my family and i out for a morning of fishing on the hobo. My kids had the best time. We caught 2 baby sharks and a fish. He was great with the children, even let my 9 year drive the boat. We saw dolphins a few times as well. I would definately use them again. It was... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lisa H
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this place should not call itself deep sea fishing. that is very misleading. what it truly is, its a place to take your kids ages 10 and under to go learn what a fishing rod looks like, and how to place bait on the hook. The boat we went on has a nauseating smell, that smells like a blend of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ryan S
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's cool for kids who want to drop a hook with bait in the water and wait for a bite...but that's all it is. It's more of a glorified boat ride that smells like diesel and old cabbage. You go out to an area for like 15-20 min, drop the weight + hook in the water, wait around, and then... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mee H
Michigan
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like many we opted for the Drifter as a first 'deep sea fishing' experience for my teenage son and I. With two of us a charter seemed crazy expensive and looking at reviews, the Drifter seemed like a way to have the experience without the huge cost. After 4.5 hours without catching a single thing, obviously we wished we'd paid... More 

Helpful?
Thank Elsinoe
Spartanburg, South Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw 2 dolphins, captain was complaining the whole time about previous customers. I think they were more concern on saving gas, we maybe went 1/2 mile out and turn. My son feel asleep. If you have never been on a boat or seen a dolphin, then maybe. We were very disappointed with the money and time we wasted

Helpful?
Thank cmorrisbuilders
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
241 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our five-year old son has been looking forward to going on a fishing boat while in Hilton Head, so we were looking for an excursion that would cater to those with little-to-no fishing experience. The Drifter's kids cruise was perfect for just this! For two adults and a child, it only cost about $75, and the Gypsy had plenty of... More 

Helpful?
Thank RyryE
Columbus, Ohio
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We took our 6 yo daughter on the kids cruise, and it was awesome!! She caught 4 baby sharks and someone else caught a hammerhead! Every kid on our cruise caught at least 1 baby shark. We were so lucky! You can't blame the company if you don't catch anything. They can't help that. The two teenage mates on the... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank ccs3232
Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Before booking I read some negative reviews and booked it anyway because the time slot available was the most convenient. My wife, my 11 year old and I had a great time. Captain Carl and 1st mate Daniel were attentive and friendly, and I think everyone on board caught something. Mostly baby sharks that all got thrown back but two... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank linctrimble
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Took my family shark fishing. Had a great time the captain and crew were great. Worked very hard to help everyone. Would definitely recommend them and will go on this trip again.

Helpful?
1 Thank Jeff L
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

My son wanted to go Shark fishing while we were at Hilton Head. We went on the evening cruise on The Drifter and I caught a few small sharks. My son was not having any luck. He was seeing all the other kids next to him catching some nice size sharks, including a hammerhead. We were getting close to the... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Craig E

Travelers who viewed Drifter Excursions also viewed

Hilton Head, Coastal South Carolina
Hilton Head, Coastal South Carolina
 
Hilton Head, Coastal South Carolina
Hilton Head, Coastal South Carolina
 

Been to Drifter Excursions? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Drifter Excursions staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?