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Three Charter Boats... Three Completely Different Angling Experiences! Lagoon, Inshore or  Nearshore!

What We Catch

Hilton Head Island is home to Black Drum, Red Drum, Flounder, Trout, Rockfish, Tarpon & more!

Meet Captain Trent

With a lifetime of fishing experience, Capt. Trent will take you right to the fish! Learn more about our Captains.

Welcome To Palmetto Lagoon Charters

Premier Fishing Guide Services in Hilton Head Island SC.

Fishing Charters Hilton Head

Let us take you on an adventure of a lifetime! Our three charter boats offer three totally different fishing adventures for you to choose.

The “Palmetto” is a 16’ electric skiff that runs in the calm protected water of Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. This boat is captained by Stacy Garbett at the helm with years of experience and knows where just about every fish hangs out waiting for you to catch. This trip is very unique getting to fish one of the largest landlocked saltwater waterways in the country. The main targeted fish in the lagoon is the redfish or bull red  which grow to unbelievable size, but not only do we love the reds we have great trout fishing, and are always looking for that big gator trout on the end of the line. We also see a great abundance of black drum in the lagoon (these fish can fight with best of them!). We are always looking for the grand slam getting all three species on a single trip. Some people would say it’s like fishing on "Jurassic Park" with fish being a little bigger than normal.

Our second boat is the “Maverick” an 18’ flat skiff. We fish the back waters and the salty shallow grassy flats surrounding Hilton Head island. This boat specializes in fly fishing and light tackle fishing for redfish and trout most of the time with a few other species in the mix, depending on time of year.  At the helm on this adventure is captain Trent Malphrus , a native to the island fishing areas, and has been fishing here his entire life. This adventure is geared towards the avid fisherman that likes to cast and be on the hunt for the next big catch. You can book your trip on the Maverick online or you can call Penny at the office. She is such a pleasure to talk with and has great knowledge of each boat and what the captains are catching at that time.

The third boat “Fish On”  , a 24’ pathfinder that can handle larger families. We are so excited to offer this boat for inshore and nearshore Fishing adventures. Not only is this a great vessel for inshore fishing for reds and trout  it also will allow us to venture a little farther offshore. This boat handles anything from fishing for cobia on the wreak, to bump trolling for Kings, to looking in the ship channels for big jacks. And one of our favorites, tarpon fishing on the cuts and sandbars around the island. This boat also offers shark trips only in the summer months and kids love the excitement of this trip. We know you are going to love it as much as we do, the newest member to the family of boats here at Palmetto Lagoon Charters.

When booking online or calling the office, you will be speaking to Penny. She can handle any questions and is a pleasure to talk with.


Sun Screen & Hat

Polarized Glasses


Bug Spray


Cooler / Ice

All Tackle & Gear

Light Rain Gear

Fishing License

Good Times

Please No Large Coolers or Liquor ( Beer & Wine are fine)

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina is home to Palmetto Lagoon Charters. Join us on a fishing trip of a lifetime! Our fishing guides will take you to the best spots to fish around America's favorite resort island. We have a lifetime of experience fishing in these waters, and we look forward to sharing a fishing experience with you soon. If you have any questions about your upcoming trip, please call us at (843) 301-4634


Inshore / Nearshore Shelter Cove Harbor

Palmetto Dunes Lagoon


Captain Trent Malphrus

Palmetto Dunes Resort
Hilton Head Island, SC, 29928
- 843-301-4634
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