Barrier Island Fishing Charters

The Isle of Palms is placed between two excellent regions for fishing and observing nature – the Atlantic Ocean and Gray Bay. These waters are some of the most biodiverse ones you can find in South Carolina and on the eastern coast of the US. Barrier Island Fishing Charters is poised to put you on the hottest bite and to show you the gorgeous nature that are the waters of the Isle of Palms!

Climb aboard their 24 foot Kenner bay boat, capable of holding up to 6 anglers fishing at the same time in comfort. She’s powered by a single Yamaha engine with 250 HP. There’s a livewell on board to ensure your bait stays spry and lively. A wireless trolling motor is available as well, so you don’t spook the fish and have the best chance of getting that dream catch.

Your guide and instructor on this journey will be Captain Shane Ziegler. You’ll be in very good hands with him, as he has over two decades of guiding fishing charters and he’s keen to both put you on the bite and to show you the natural wonders of the area. You can expect to target a variety of exciting and beautiful fish that inhabit this area, such as Redfish, Black Drum, Flounders, Ladyfish, Sharks, Sheepsheads, Spotted Seatrouts, and others.

The charter will provide you will all necessary equipment. First-timers and inexperienced anglers are more than welcome as Capt. Shane loves instructing and instilling a love of all things fishing into people. Clients can keep their catch, but Barrier Island Fishing Charters encourages customers to release their catch. The crew will clean and fillet your catch free of charge if you decide to keep it.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $475
    This charter is perfect for both first-time anglers and experienced fishermen. You can target Redfish, Black Seabass, Black Drum, Spotted Seatrout, Sheepshead, Sharks or other species. Alternatively, you can let the captain choose the best species to go after depending on the time, weather, and tide. All equipment you may need is provided by the charter.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $475
    This trip allows you to choose whether to target certain species such as Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum, Ladyfish, huge Sharks, or others. Alternatively, you can let the captain put you on the hottest bite around. All required equipment is supplied by the captain.

About the Captain

Shane Ziegler
Isle Of Palms, South Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
117 Customer reviews
Response time 7 hours
Member since March 2018
Captain Shane Ziegler has been guiding customers on excellent fishing trips for two decades now. He loves to provide his clients with the get-away from civilization and to show them the pristine beauty of the surrounding nature. Every trip with him isn't just full of fishing fun, but education as well, as he loves teaching his customers something new about the great outdoors, every day. Working with children is one of his favorite things and he loves involving young anglers in every aspect of a fishing trip, hopefully igniting their love for fishing.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Ladyfish Ladyfish
Redfish Redfish

Boat specs

Kenner (Bay boat) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Prepared before or fished during the trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Isle Of Palms to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Encouraged

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid unnecessary hassle with carrying extra cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 117 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (93)
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Angler Rating
103
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
99%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Andrew R.
Harrisburg, PA
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Family Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 18, 2022
We had a blast on our first fishing trip with Captain Shane and Amos, his very sweet dog and lead dolphin spotter. We caught...
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Milton M.
FSTRVL TRVOSE, PA
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Shane Ziegler

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 19, 2022
We went on a half day morning trip with Shane out of Isle of Palm marina and it was great, we caught are limit of Red Drum...
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Michael S.
Wheaton, IL
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip with Captain Shane

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 9, 2022
Cannot say enough good things about Captain Shane, After safety, my biggest concern with bringing my six-year-old on board...
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Barry S.
Versailles, KY
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Shane

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 5, 2021
My son-in-law, two grandsons who are 7 and 9, and I had a great half day of inland fishing with Captain Shane. Shane was very...
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Kim S.
Isle Of Palms, South Carolina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Morning charter with Shane

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 29, 2021
Our group of 6 had a great time! We caught several different species of fish. A good number of trout and even a few sharks!...
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FAQs about Barrier Island Fishing Charters

Barrier Island Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $475 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $475 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Barrier Island Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Barrier Island Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Prepared before or fished during the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Barrier Island Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Barrier Island Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Barrier Island Fishing Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Ladyfish
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spotted Seatrout