Bay Runner Fishing Charters

Bay Runner Fishing Charters

Bay Runner Fishing Charters
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You've come to the right place to book your Hilton Head Island charter fishing trip! An original Hilton Head charter captain with 43 yrs experience, will share his secrets for hooking, reeling in, and even cooking the best fish in the Atlantic Coastal waters. 3 boats: The Bayrunner, The Fin-Atic, and The Phantom can can accomodate up to 11 passengers.
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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2023

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Alba Jones
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Family
We had a fantastic 3 hour shark fishing trip for two dads and 11 & 12 year old boys. Nice marina shop, ice/storage on the boat. Jason was our guide and clearly knew some of the best spots because where we went there were other boats fishing thought they didn’t appear to be catching as many as us. Jason was very safe, professional and did a great job of filleting, packaging and including verbal grilling instructions for the 2 sharks we kept. We primarily fished Broad Creek and outside of Harbour Town, caught approximately 12 sharks and 1 fish that we used as bait. The boat was clean and new and attracted some friendly dolphins on the way out to fish. We would absolutely book with Bay Runner again and loved that we were able to provide 2 nights of dinner for our group of 8!
Written June 21, 2020
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Appreciate you fishing with us!
Written June 23, 2020
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Jeff C
Willard, OH10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
Captain Jason took us out and was a pleasure to fish with. While I'm an experienced angler my GF was not, however, he let us handle the fishing gear to our own comfort level. He knew precisely where to set-up based on the day's conditions and we were into fish immediately. Something I liked about Jason right away was that he wanted us to catch as many fish as possible. We had three fish on at once and as soon as he got the first unhooked he dropped it into the boat and began working on netting the second. He wasn't concerned with the boat getting slimy or bloody, just your success. He was a pleasure to talk to about the island and it's attractions or about boats or about surf fishing...he knows it and is willing to share.

We caught some whiting, some sharks and four very large red drum...three 25-30 pounders and a massive 40 pounder. I've fished other charters previously but this is the one I am going to stick with!!
Written May 28, 2020
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Thanks for fishing with us! I enjoyed talking with you when booking and glad Capt Jason didn’t fail to please, we are happy to have him on a great team
Written May 29, 2020
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Nathan S
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Friends
My brother-in-law and I went fishing with Ryan. We had one of, if not the best, offshore fishing trips of our lives. We ended up catching 3 really nice king mackerel in addition to countless sea bass. We also had close calls with a few more kings, and one really nice barracuda that threw the hook when it jumped probably 10 feet out of the water. The boat is very easy to fish out of, and our guide was exceptionally knowledgeable and patient. I would recommend this charter to anyone who wants to have a good time catching any kind of fish that inhabit the waters around Hilton Head. We will be coming back for more the next time we are in Hilton Head.
Written July 14, 2021
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We will be happy to see you next time! Thanks
Written August 1, 2021
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Kyle B
5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Outiside Hilton Head has always been a great experience, but this trip was our first disappointment. I mean we only caught 2 small sharks over the course of 3 hours. That wasn't necessarily anyone's fault. However, the boat was smaller than we expected. We booked the trip for 7 people, paid an extra $250 for the extra 2 people and yet the boat was only big enough to accommodate 4 poles to prevent lines crossing. So we all had to take turns. That was disappointing, but the most disappointing factor was the captain. He was very experienced, but not an ounce of personality or even friendliness. We had 4 teenage boys and an 8 year old and he only really spoke to us when he needed us to know something or if one of the adults asked him a question. One of my boys asked him a couple questions about fishing and he ignored them. I don't even remember him giving us his name. Older gentlemen. Been a captain since 1981. Given that we saw such little action, I would have thought he would have put more effort into interacting with the boys. We tipped him well considering the experience, but I hope this feedback can encourage him to provide a better experience for the next family.
Written July 2, 2021
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Sorry for your experience, it’s not what we strive for. Call me personally next time and we can do an added value trip
Written August 1, 2021
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waderlust2021
47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Friends
Captain Ryan was awesome! We booked a last minute trip on a Monday and was able to go out for a 3 hour fishing trip (there was time for 4 hours but our party decided on 3). Captain Ryan was entertaining and helpful. We drove out about 30 mins and fished for 2 hours. Within that time, we caught a bunch of fish, 1 stingray, 3 sharks, and a massive red fish! We felt bad for other boats in the area because it looked like they were not catching anything, and we were laughing/screaming as we were reeling our catches. We are so grateful they were able to squeeze us in because it was the highlight to our trip to Hilton Head Island!
Written October 21, 2020
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Glad we could get you in! Look forward to seeing you next time
Written October 22, 2020
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RDM2005
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
Captain Dave was AMAZING! He made a trip with 6 kids so much fun and helped keep everyone’s attention during a 3 hour trip. Every kid caught something!!! That is a winner! Not to mention, he taught everyone about the different sharks, the tides, and other sea life. We also loved how a dolphin came up to the boat to greet Captain Dave personally! Dave made the boat ride so fun! We left with a very happy crew and with a bag of what we caught. Thank you, Captain Dave!
Written July 14, 2021
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Appreciate y’all fishing with us!
Written August 1, 2021
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ECHall
Atlanta, GA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
We went to HHI over 4th of July weekend with 2 of our teenage children and their 2 friends. I booked a 3-hour Fishing Charter with Bay Runner online before our arrival in HHI and it was one of the best parts of the trip.

Captain Dave was professional, patient and helped educate us about boating and fishing. I was hoping that one of the kids would catch maybe one fish to make it a somewhat memorable afternoon. Instead all 4 of them caught at least one baby shark or fish and my husband caught a baby hammerhead shark! Captain Dave provided some education about each fish and how to hold them properly for a picture and then we released them back to the water. It was so exciting for all of us!!! Such an amazingly fun and memorable afternoon with Captain Dave of Bay Runner Fishing Charters. The teenagers had only wished that we could have stayed on the boat longer to catch more fish.
Written July 22, 2020
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Thanks for fishing with us!
Written July 26, 2020
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Todd M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
Captain Ryan was amazing! Made our experience top notch. He was very knowledgeable about the the area and the different types of fish we caught. If we needed more bait he was always there making sure we did not miss a beat. We had an extremely successful day with 15 sharks of various types and a small stingray. When we come back, Captain Ryan is our guy and he should be yours on your next trip too.
Written July 16, 2021
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We appreciate your business, thanks
Written August 1, 2021
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Todd K
Pittsburgh, PA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
Without a doubt...our fishing charter with Captain Dave was the best day we’ve had in Hilton Head so far. The fact that he has a personal relationship with Dolphin Nick is just icing on the cake. We said we wanted to catch a few sharks we could eat and he made it happen. Even sent us to a super chill place to make our shark bites for us. If u want to catch fish and see dolphins as an added bonus, hit up Bay Runner Fishing Charters!!! We will be back next year and requesting Captain Dave!
Written July 14, 2021
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Appreciate it , we look forward to seeing you again!
Written August 1, 2021
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Jennifer W
Perry, GA8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Family
We had the absolute best time aboard Fin Actic with Captain Dave!! Dave MADE the trip - our kids will be talking about the shark fishing for years to come. He was funny, very knowledgeable and made us feel like we were out with a long time fishing buddy. Kuddos to him and thanks again for a great day!
Written May 4, 2021
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Thank you for fishing with us!
Written June 17, 2021
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