The coast of the Carolina’s is one of the greatest in the world and that’s in part due to our salt water fishing holes and inshore fishing trips. Due to our mild climate and the varied coastal terrain of the ICW, Charleston, SC offers fantastic and exciting inshore fishing trip opportunities for anglers young and old. Due to the nature of inshore fishing travel time to the fishing spots is not that long, and provides for more time searching for flounder, red fish and speckled trout. So if you have a few hours free between shopping, plantation tours and dinner try an inshore fishing trip and create a Charleston fishing memory to last a lifetime! Another fishing alternative is to charter a near shore fishing trip. Near shore fishing charter guides will bring guests to the deeper waters of the local area to explore fishing areas around underwater barriers, reefs and wrecks providing some of Charleston’s most exciting fishing trips.
Charleston Local Businesses
Drum Runner Charters:
Drum Runner Charters is a full-service fishing charter company specializing in nearshore and inshore charters, including fly fishing. We have two boats in or fleet to better accommodate your group. Runner, a 24-foot Sea Pro bay boat, is very roomy and stable and provides an excellent fishing platform especially for larger groups and Miss Emilie, a 17-foot Silver King flats boat, is designed for stalking redfish on the shallow flats, or chasing tailing reds in the flooded grass. It will accommodate up to three passengers. We provide all bait and tackle, including Quantum rods and reels and fishing license. Captain Harry C. Demosthenes, owner and operator of Drum Runner Charters, has a lifetime of experience on the water and guarantees a safe and memorable experience for you and your group.
St. Johns Kayaks:
Offering guided Eco Kayaking Tours, Fishing Tours, Eco Powerboat Excursions, Dolphin watching and shelling tours, small & large groups up to 60. Located on the historic Andell Bluff Plantation on Johns Island, just minutes from the entrances of Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island. Tours offer guests an opportunity to explore the Lowcountry's unique tidal marshes, estuaries and beaches, and learn the importance of protecting these areas for future generations. We welcome our Lowcounty neighbors, guests, school & church activities, civic, and conservation groups seeking to experience the natural beauty, unique wildlife, and history of the Lowcountry. Join us and share our love and fascination for our barrier islands, marine life, marshes, sea birds, seashells, beaches and more. No experience necessary and all ages welcomed. Please call (843) 330-2115 for Reservations!
AquaSafaris, Inc. Worldwide Charter Yacht:
20 years experience owning and operating vessels worldwide - we are your experts! Inshore & Offshore fishing charters, power, & sailing yachts. The PALMETTO BREEZE Custom Catamaran, is built for comfort and ready to set sail into on a Charleston Harbor tour for up to 100 people: Children's Pirate Adventures, Dolphin cruises & Sunset sails. Tuesday-Sunday. Bottled Water & Soft Drinks Free. And any event is a special occasion when you're sailing in Charleston, South Carolina. Choose from executive daysails, tours of historic Charleston, corporate "team building" regattas, sail/golf excursions, family outings, private cruises, sailing lessons, sunset sails and harbor tours or island beach expeditions. THE LARGEST CAPACITY CATAMARAN NORTH OF FT. LAUDERDALE! Palmetto Breeze combines both comfort and speed! To Find out more, click below!
Charleston Fun Fishing:
Our Charleston, SC fishing charter service includes guided offshore deep sea saltwater fishing as well as inshore fishing and near shore fishing. Captain Dave Yates has been fishing SC for over 20 years, which means he knows where the fish are! Whether you are interested in an offshore fishing experience or a day of fishing the inshore waters around Charleston, Yates Sea Charters has a fishing vessel to accommodate. We will provide all the fishing equipment and no fishing license is required. We also provide full service private boat charters that can meet all of your recreational boating needs, including sunset cruises, dolphin watching tours and Harbor tours. Whether you are looking for a birthday or anniversary celebration, bachelor/ bachelorette party, an old fashioned booze cruise, or want to kick back and catch THE BIG ONE Captain Dave Yates can meet your needs.
Charleston Charter Fishing:
Inshore fly fishing and light tackle charters year round in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. Fish the many bodies of water surrounding the low country including Kiawah Island, Folly Beach and Isle of Palms. On our Charleston fishing charters, Redfish are always available creating an excellent year round fishery as well as Spotted Seatrout, Sheepshead, and Flounder. Fishing tactics change with the seasons providing anglers with new and exciting challenges on your fly fishing or light tackle charter. All equipment, bait, fishing licenses, soft drinks and snacks are provided. Capt. Bennett, USCG licensed and fully insured, is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable charter to anglers of all skill levels and ages.
Knot @ Work Fishing Charters:
Knot @ Work Fishing is a family oriented, personalized charter service, specializing custom trips for the family or individual and exceeding their expectations. Our Captain Robert Olsen is a licensed and insured USCG captain with over 20 years of local knowledge of the Charleston area. Our Fishing Charters vary depending on time of year species such as trout, flounder, sheepshead, redfish and sharks can be caught inshore. Grouper, snapper, amberjack, barracuda and king mackerel can be caught near shore. Wahoo, Dolphin (mahi mahi) Tuna and an occasional billfish can be caught offshore. We also offer Crabbing Trips and Shark Tooth Hunting which are great in the summer and fall for the whole family, especially the children. On our Eco Trips, customers will get up close to dolphins and numerous birds as they frolic through the harbor and creeks.
Offering two-hour guided kayak tours in the creeks and marshes around Edisto, Our guides are naturalists who can help you identify what you see and give you a truly educational experience. A kayaking tour in the ACE Basin is wonderful for bird-watching, dolphin-watching, fresh air and great exercise... a true eco tour. We provide the gear, You provide enthusiasm! We also offer offshore and inshore fishing charters and alligator sightseeing cruises. Fishing trips include everything you need except food & drink including rods, tackle, and bait. Try a shelling excursion to Otter Island! Enjoy three hours on a deserted island in the heart of the ACE Basin where you're likely to see bottle nosed dolphins on the trip over and back. Or get out on a paddleboard rental and cruise on your own.
IOP Marina "A great place to tie up and wind down":
Conveniently located on the Intracoastal waterway, we offer everything from fishing boat charters to boat rentals and watersports options. Take a cruise down the intercoastal waterway, go to the islands for a picnic, or just relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings with an Isle of Palms Marina boat rental. Isle of Palms marina also offers customized excursions for our guest, including Harbor and sunset cruises, dolphin watching trips, and inshore & offshore fishing charters. Our experienced captains and crew will provide a charter boat fishing trip that is sure to be both an enlightening and fun day on the water! Call for reservations.
Reel Deal Fishing Charters:
Year-round inshore/offshore, deep-sea & big game saltwater fishing. "Best prices in the Lowcountry"! Anglers will enjoy fishing with state of the art equipment, tackle and an expert staff headed by Captain Rich Harris. License included. Targeting RedDrum, SeaTrout, Sheepshead, Snapper, Grouper, Dolphin, Tuna, Wahoo, Shark & many others. We have multiple captains who operate multiple boats for your "Reel" fishing experience. All boats are fully equipped with the latest electronics and tackle to ensure a great day of fishing in the Charleston area. All licenses, baits (live, cut, or artificial) and tackle are included in the price of our charters. We at The Reel Deal Charters take great pride in ensuring you have a productive and enjoyable experience. Our staff are skilled professionals and can teach you all the tricks of the trade.
Absolute Reel Screamer Charters:
Join us for a Private, 2 or 4 hour cruise through calm rivers lined with oyster beds and exotic birds, encounter Bottlenose Dolphins and explore Morris Island. Enjoy the dolphins as they swim next to the boat or feeding in the shallows, it's spectacular! Explore a barrier island to look for shells where Civil War soldiers fought, died and are still buried. You'll enjoy all this beauty and history as the 6th oldest lighthouse in the nation, the Morris Island Lighthouse, serves as your backdrop. We have something for everybody on this trip. We also offer Inshore and Near Shore fishing charters and a trip specifically targeting Shark! The dolphins are always here, the beach is always covered in shells. So come on and join us! You never know what washed up the night before...
Charleston and surrounding waters provide numerous areas to fish. You can fish the Charleston back water flats, rivers, harbors, bays, creeks, ICW, Charleston Jetties, and numerous near shore reefs. Most areas can be reached within 15 minutes or less to provide more fishing time. The boats draft less than 10 inches of water, which is great for stalking red fish in skinny water. Capt. John is sponsored by Quantum Fishing rods and reels, RipTide Baits, Ross fly-fishing Reels, and Maui Jim Sunglasses, and provides the newest and best available for your fishing pleasure. All tackle, bait, ice, fishing license, and photography are provided. Affinity Charters is Charleston’s finest inshore and fly fishing charter service. All guided trips are private and custom, so they cater to each client’s goals, wants, and skill level.
Shoal Bandit Charters:
Located in Charleston, Shoal Bandit Charters offer numerous fishing opportunities. From the seasoned veteran to the still wet behind the ears rookie, Capt. John Koonce can show you a memorable charter fishing experience. Half day charters run for four hours and can be booked for the morning or afternoon. Half or full day trips can include inshore fishing charters or nearby offshore wrecks aboard a 22 foot Sea Chaser going after species such as cobia, flounder, gray trout, redfish, sheepshead, spadefish, tarpon and if you dare, take on sharks! Shoal Bandit Charters includes everything you need for a great trip. All you need to bring is food, drinks, sun screen, and a camera! Complete your vacation or weekend outing by booking a charter aboard the Shoal Bandit today!