Fishing is like raising children: both require patience, superior breath-holding skills, and a pocket full of worms to entice cooperation. Catch your next meal with today's Groupon: for $275, you get $600 toward any inshore or offshore fishing charter for up to six people—valid toward all gear, rods, tackle, permits, licenses, and fees—from UnReel Expeditions. Expeditions depart from locations in Savannah and from Hilton Head Island and Daufuskie Island, South Carolina.
UnReel Expeditions challenges anglers with inshore and offshore fishing expeditions through the calm, fish-filled waters of South Carolina and Georgia. Expert fisherfolk and beginners cast their lines as their guides describe the divisive piscean politics of the low-country ecosystem. Reel in the family for a kid-friendly cruise, or grab some friends and beers for a happy hour on the high seas. Inland expeditions set out through the coastal waters of Warsaw Sound, Salt Pond, and various rivers and backyard pools around Savannah, where intrepid mariners can cast for trout, redfish, flounder, tarpon, or sharks on expeditions ranging from four hours ($600) to ten hours ($1,500). Offshore, customers can chase the mighty king fish, tuna, or spanish mackerel, or go bottom fishing for low-lying black sea bass, snapper, or grouper. The six-hour charter ($1,100) cuts through the waters of the Hilton Head or Savannah Reef, while adventurers with more time on their hands and even longer tales of the one that got away can roam offshore for with eight hours ($1,400) to twelve hours ($2,100) and visit more fishing hot spots.
A U.S. Coast Guard–licensed captain and experienced crew expertly pilot each vessel, and guides will gladly recommend a fish-friendly location based on time of year, local fishing reports, and rumors spread among the fish schools they’ve secretly infiltrated. All cruises include plenty of fresh water and a light lunch, though groups are encouraged to bring snacks and beverages of their own if they wish.
Led by founder Captain Britt, the sea-savvy crew of UnReel Expeditions unlocks the beauty of the rivers and ocean around Savannah aboard their versatile fleet of anglers, speedboats, and luxury cruisers. Dolphin-spotting tours give passengers a hull-side view of the playful cetaceans as they scamper through the water and shout obscenities in their hideous dolphin language. Savannah history tours regale sea goers with stories of the port's venerable past punctuated by gorgeous views of Georgia's oldest city. For long-form aquatic adventures, offshore fishing trips run up to 12 hours, giving anglers a chance to bag such fish as snapper, tuna, sea bass, and sharks. Alternatively, private charters put lovebirds in full face of neon sunsets or let parties customize their own sightseeing tours.