About Bay Runner Charters

You’ve come to the right place to book your Hilton Head Island deep sea fishing charter! We have been offering fishing charters since 1970, and we have the knowledge and experience to hook, reel in, and even cook the best fish in the Atlantic Coastal waters.

Whether you’re vacationing or you’re a local looking to hook some sharks and fish, the professional staff at Bayrunner Charters treats you like family. Our U.S. Coastguard Equipped Pathfinder 2400 Tournament Edition boat is ideal for deep sea fishing excursions. With over 45 years of experience, Captain Miles Altman is an expert in deep water fishing and shark fishing. He’s also a renowned seafood restaurant owner, an he’s happy to share his expertise with you.

You are sure to become another one of the regular customers who come back year after year for a thrilling adventure or a relaxing day on the waters. Book your next Hilton Head charter fishing trip today!

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Rated "Excellent" on TripAdvisor!

fishing hilton head sc Captain John certainly knows how to fish!

All 4 of us, our 2 adult children included, had such a great fishing experience with Captain John!! He is a 6th generation HHI resident and certainly knows not only where to fish but so many interesting things about the fish. We wanted fish for dinner and got just that!! He never stopped working - casting, baiting, releasing or keeping - it was completely rewarding and enjoyable!

– Lori K., TripAdvisor
hilton head fishing charters Captain Dave!

What an amazing fishing trip this was. I booked a 4 hour trip with my wife and 3 kids. Captain Dave was our captain and gave us an awesome morning. He was a very kind and polite person that was very patient with the kids. An added bonus was the constant amount of dolphins he took us by which the kids thought were very cool. I am sure the other captains with this charter are just as great but Dave gave us an unreal time and memory. If you have a family and are visiting HH, I would book this charter with Dave and his boat, The Finatic!

– Patrick C., TripAdvisor
fishing hilton head Captain Nick

My brother, 13 yr old nephew, and I took a 6hr trip on The Phantom with Captain Nick. He was awesome, our rods never stopped (Mackerel, Blue Fish, & Sharks) from the moment we dropped the anchor. He is a very personable, and knowledgeable guy, and we could not have asked for a better Captain. My nephew had a smile ear to ear 2 days after the trip and that's all he talked about. We will def book with Bay Runner Charters again on our next trip down. Thank you Capt. Nick for the great memories that were created on the trip!

– Bob B., TripAdvisor
bayrunner fishing charters hilton head island sc AMAZING

I can’t say enough about Captain Dave. He was great! He is very knowledgeable and taught the kids about sharks and stingray. He was patient and the kids really liked him. My husband and 13 year old caught several good size sharks. My 10 year old caught a stingray. They were so happy and I have great pictures and video. My 4 year old and I enjoyed watching the 2 dolphins that accompanied us on our trip. We made great memories and everyone had a great time! It was the perfect end to our vacation. I’m already planning next years trip.

– Faith G., TripAdvisor
fishing hilton head sc Great fishing, great Captain

I had a great experience with my son and nephew on the Phantom with Captain Brian and Caleb. We caught several smaller sharks, a sting ray and a crazy looking ribbon fish...and then as our 4 hour trip was coming to and, we hooked up with a large 10 to 12 foot Lemon Shark! We will definitely be going back to Brian and the Phantom when we return to HHI. Captain Brian is very personable and knowledgeable!!

– johnpef, TripAdvisor
hilton head fishing charters A fantastic family fishing experience

As novice fisherfolk, we didn't know much about what to expect, just that our family of 4 wanted to get out for a nice boat ride, catch a few fish and maybe see some dolphins. Luckily we were able to do that and more. We caught sharks, a sting ray, a couple of red drums and a few others. Captain Ben did a terrific job navigating for us and made the whole experience effortless - he made a family of novices feel very welcome and at ease. Everyone had a great time...thanks Captain Ben and the entire Bay Runner Fishing Charters team!

– James O., TripAdvisor
fishing hilton head Loved My Charter On The Bayrunner!

went out for a birthday fishing charter with Capt. Miles to catch redfish and he put us right on the spot, we caught 22 in 3 hours, with 2 big black drum included. When we got back to the dock he cleaned all the fish for us and sent us home with dinner a whole freezer full of fish. About 1 month later we came back and Capt. Miles took us to a nearshore reef about 15 miles out. In 2 and a half hours we caught 9 cobia and limited out, it was one of the funnest times and battles of my life reeling in those 40-60 pound cobia!

– HHLocalKid, TripAdvisor