Papa Bear Charters in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Guided by Michael Perry

Deep Sea Nearshore

About Your Guide

Captain Michael has called Hilton Head Island home since his move from Paris, TN in 1996. He has been fished professionally locally and abroad since 1997. Fishing has been a long time passion. He knew that he would follow in his family’s footsteps and began guiding charters for a living from a young age. His father, Jim, is a well-respected fishing guide on Kentucky Lake in NW TN, where he grew up fishing every day after school on the floating docks of Buchanan Resort.

Michael’s first job as a mate in Hilton Head was on the Fishn’ Mission captained by local Charles Getszinger out of Outdoor Resorts. Charles’s local fishing knowledge of Port Royal Sound was handed down that year as Michael began to learn the ropes the hard way; working the deck of a charter boat in one of the finest fisheries on the SC Coast. His next ride was on the Echo captained by Randy Osterstock out of Harbor Town Yacht Basin. Being in this marina for almost 10 years is what exposed him to some of the best professionals in the field. Offshore fishing quickly became his passion and he began to receive the learning experience of a life time. Many of these boats traveled abroad for a portion of the year, and every trip away from home provided him with knowledge that could only be learned first-hand. Some of these places included the Outer Banks in NC, South FL, FL Keys, Bahamas, Dominican Republic and Costa Rica.

Whether you're a local to South Carolina, or just visiting us, Michael and his crew want to set sail with you. His charters will provide you with one of the highest quality fishing experiences available. Not only are these waters abundant, but his charter has the experience to guarantee you a great time. No matter the season, we will work hard for every client and do our very best to produce world class results for every charter.

Papa Bear Charters Trips

Embark on this once-in-a-lifetime fishing experience in Hilton Head, SC with Captain Michael at the helm! You'll set out on his sleek 34' Yellowfin center console, a top-of-the-line vessel equipped with all the latest fishing gear and technology. On this trip, you'll head about 20 miles offshore, where a ton of popular sportfish tend to hang out. With Captain Michael's extensive knowledge of the local waters, you'll be targeting some of the most sought-after fish in the area. Whether you're after powerful Amberjack, lightning-fast Barracuda, tasty Cobia, speedy Bonito, or other species, these fish are a blast to catch and great on the dinner table as well! You'll also be able to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and marine life that Hilton Head has to offer. Whether it's dolphins playing in the waves or pelicans diving for their dinner, you'll be surrounded by natural beauty at every turn. So, whether you're a seasoned angler or a vacationer looking to do something new, this trip is for you! You'll be in experienced hands with Captain Michael, who's been fishing here for years and knows how to reliably put clients on fish. Get out there and have some fun! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Nearshore Excursion

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34 ft 1 - 6 People From $200 / person

Embark on this once-in-a-lifetime fishing experience in Hilton Head, SC with Captain Michael at the helm! You'll set out on his sleek 34' Yellowfin center console, a top-of-the-line vessel equipped with all the latest fishing gear and technology. On this trip, you'll head about 40 miles offshore, where big-time pelagic sportfish are on the menu! With Captain Michael's extensive knowledge of the local waters, you'll be targeting some of the most sought-after fish in the area. Whether you're after powerful Amberjack, lightning-fast Barracuda, tasty Cobia, speedy Bonito, monster Sharks, Red Snapper, Sailfish, or other species, these fish are a blast to catch and great on the dinner table as well! You'll also be able to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and marine life that Hilton Head has to offer. Whether it's dolphins playing in the waves or pelicans diving for their dinner, you'll be surrounded by natural beauty at every turn. So, whether you're a seasoned angler or a vacationer looking to do something new, this trip is for you! You'll be in experienced hands with Captain Michael, who's been fishing here for years and knows how to reliably put clients on fish. Get out there and have some fun! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Offshore Expedition

100% (1)
34 ft 1 - 6 People From $317 / person

Embark on this once-in-a-lifetime fishing experience in Hilton Head, SC with Captain Michael at the helm! You'll set out on his sleek 34' Yellowfin center console, a top-of-the-line vessel equipped with all the latest fishing gear and technology. On this trip, you'll head deep offshore to the Gulf Stream, a powerful ocean current that carries legions of baitfish and attracts tons of the biggest, baddest pelagic sportfish in the ocean! With Captain Michael's extensive knowledge to help you, you'll be targeting some truly legendary pelagic species, including Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna, Sailfish, White Marlin, and Wahoo. These fish are the best of the best, and offer anglers the fight of a lifetime when hooked! Wether you've caught trophy fish before or not, Captain Michael will do everything he can to put you on a target and get a champion fish over the rail. When fishing for pelagics, you'll primarily be trolling, using a variety of baits and lures to attract different species. This is a great method, as you can relax and enjoy the scenery while waiting for a fish to grab the hook. Once a fish is on, strap in for a massive test of strength, skill, and endurance! These fish are tough, and they can snap lines, toss hooks, and fight you all the way to the rail. On this trip, you'll also be able to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and marine life that Hilton Head has to offer. Whether it's dolphins playing in the waves or pelicans diving for their dinner, you'll be surrounded by natural beauty at every turn. So, whether you're a seasoned angler or a vacationer looking to do something new, this trip is for you! You'll be in experienced hands with Captain Michael, who's been fishing here for years and knows how to reliably put clients on fish. Get out there and have some fun! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Hilton Head Island

Gulf Stream Trolling

100% (1)
34 ft 1 - 6 People From $417 / person

Recent Reviews of Papa Bear Charters

Amy Y.

Fishing

Great with communication. Took our kids on their first fishing trip. Had a great time! We will be back.

Species

Amberjack, Barracuda, Black Seabass, Blackfin Tuna, Blacktip Shark, Blue Marlin, Bluefish, Bonito, Bonnethead Shark, Bull Shark, Cobia, Gag Grouper, Hammerhead Shark, Jack Crevalle, Kingfish, Ladyfish, Lemon Shark, Mahi Mahi, Nurse Shark, Red Snapper, Sailfish, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, Tiger Shark, Wahoo, White Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna

Techniques

Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Trolling

Types of Fishing

Deep Sea, Nearshore

Start Location

2 Hudson Road, Hilton Head Island, SC, USA

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