No, it’s not fishing to libations and live music. “Party boats,” also known as “head boats,” are large fishing boats licensed to carry ten to 100 passengers. They charge a fixed fee per customer for regularly scheduled fishing trips.
These boats, unlike the small six-passenger “charter” boats, usually feature plenty of walking around space and come with state-of-the-art equipment and an enclosed cabin with a galley serving food and beverages as well as multiple restrooms.
Experienced anglers enjoy the party boats not only because of the on-board amenities, but because they have a good chance of catching quality fish. These trips are also a particularly economical way to introduce beginners, especially children, to the fun of deep-sea fishing. The crewmembers are all trained in instruction and know these waters well.
Hilton Head party boats offer four- and five-hour deep-sea fishing trips as well as three-hour shark fishing during the summer. The Capt. Hook Party Fishing Boat launches from Shelter Cove Harbour Marina. The Drifter operates out the South Beach Marina in The Sea Pines Resort.
Your fishing equipment, bait, tackle, license, ice for your catch, and even fish cleaning are all included in your fee. Be sure to bring a camera, hat, towel (to wipe your hands), sunglasses and sunscreen as well as non-slip rubber soled shoes. And don’t forget small denominations of cash to tip the mates!
For more information, contact:
Capt. Hook Party Fishing Boat (843-785-1700)