Citadel Marine Services

When you want a plethora of different fishing activities to choose from, go to Citadel Marine Services. Whether you’re interested in discovering barrier islands, or you want to give Shark fishing a chance, Captain Rob is at your service.

Rob has over 10 years of fishing experience in the area, and he knows all the nooks, crannies, and secret spots of Charleston waters. Hop aboard his 23’ Boston Whaler to see what South Carolina fishing is all about. The boat boasts 2 Mercury engines with 150HP each, which makes it stable and fast.

Not sure which angling adventure to choose? Well, the trips that take you to explore the reefs and wrecks are a hit among anglers. On these nearshore trips (that go out up to 20 miles), you’ll come face to face with Black Drum, Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, and Sharks.

Book the offshore full day trip and test your lines by going after Mahi Mahi, Triggerfish and temperamental Amberjack.

If you prefer fishing in Charleston Harbor, then angling for Bull Redfish and big Sharks might just be the trip for you. The great thing about most trips with Citadel Marine Services is that departure time can be adapted to your requirements.

When you book a trip with this company, you get the whole package. That means all the gear is provided, as well as water, snacks, and lunch (available at an additional cost) and cleaning and filleting of whatever you catch.

On some of the Gulf trips, the first mate will be there to help you with everything, and a 15-20% tip for the overall services is encouraged.

Captain Rob specializes in teaching kids, families, and novices how to hook their very first fish! For your convenience, he has life vests for all ages, so all you have to do is show up with the eagerness to fish.

What customers like the most about the trips, besides an enthralling fishing experience, is enjoying the uniquely beautiful scenery of Charleston, the wild allure of its marshes, and the splendor of the untouched nature they get to witness.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,500
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    8 Hours fishing offshore of Charleston on wrecks, ledges, and live bottom. Can include trolling as well as various types of bottom fishing for a huge variety of fish ranging in all sizes! Want to catch the fish of a lifetime then this is the trip for you! Fish can include: snapper, grouper, sea bass, tuna, mahi, mackerel, mahi, and much much more!
  • Private trip
    Full Day – Nearshore/Reef/Wreck
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,000
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Spend a whole day fishing on reefs and wrecks around Charleston with your family or friends. There's no rush, you get to enjoy the nature, and of course, catch beautiful and strong fish like Redfish or Cobia, and King Mackerel is on the menu too. Eight hours on the water is plenty of time to create memories that will last a lifetime.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore/Reef/Wreck
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $850
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    When you're eager to catch Black Drum, Spotted Seatrout, Black Seabass, Amberjack, False Albacore, and Sheepshead - go for 6 hours of fishing at a nearshore reef or wreck out of Charleston. While the captain is flexible with departure times of this trip, they are available only once a day, so take that into account when booking.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    8 hours fishing the inshore waters surrounding Charleston. With a full day the fishing options are endless and there will be plenty of time for making memories and catching some nice fish. On our full days trips we usually target Red Drum, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Flounder, Tarpon, and Sharks! There are lots of spots to explore with this amount of time, so the potential for that catch of a lifetime is always there.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Shark Fishing
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Oct
    $800
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    8 Hours is more than enough time to catch a variety of different species of sharks around the Charleston area. We use large live and dead baits to target giant sharks around the jetties, inlets, and deep holes in the harbor. There are many species of shark you can catch including but not limited to: Atlantic Sharpnose, Sandbar, Bonnethead, Hammerhead, Tiger, Lemon, and Blacktip. There are giant sharks over 10' caught every year, so be ready for the fight of a life time with this full throttle trip.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $600
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Grab a great opportunity to explore Charleston inshore area during this 6-hour trip. You will be going after Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum, and Sharks. Departure times are flexible and can be set based on your preferences.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $600
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Grab a great opportunity to explore Charleston inshore area during this 6-hour trip. You will be going after Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum, and Sharks. Departure times are flexible and can be set based on your preferences.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $400
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Four hours on the water chasing after Redfish, Trout, Black Drum, and Sharks. Trips usually take place in or around the Charleston Harbor, Wando River, or Intercoastal Waterway. Departure times are flexible and we can offer multiple trips through out the day. When you're happy with our services, 20% tip is encouraged.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $400
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Four hours on the water chasing after Redfish, Trout, Black Drum, and Sharks. Trips usually take place in or around the Charleston Harbor, Wando River, or Intercoastal Waterway. Departure times are flexible and we can offer multiple trips through out the day. When you're happy with our services, 20% tip is encouraged.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Shark Fishing (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 1 Nov
    $400
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Fishing strictly for big sharks in the Charleston Harbor for 4 hours. If you're ready to go out and challenge all you know about fishing, you will like this trip. Blacktip shark is one of many you will cross your lines with. We can departure at different times of the day, so that it works well with the rest of your vacation.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Shark Fishing (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 1 Nov
    $400
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Fishing strictly for big sharks in the Charleston Harbor for 4 hours. If you're ready to go out and challenge all you know about fishing, you will like this trip. Blacktip shark is one of many you will cross your lines with. We can departure at different times of the day, so that it works well with the rest of your vacation.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Night Fishing
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Oct
    $350
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    3 hours of night fishing for Bull Reds, Sharks, Seatrout, and Black Drum in the Charleston Harbor. Departure times vary and are flexible. We can offer trips at different times of night, depending on anglers' preferences. On these trips, 20% gratuity is welcome.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Sharks/Bull Redfish
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 31 Dec
    $350
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Three hour fishing around the Charleston Harbor for different species of Sharks and Bull Redfish. Departure times may vary and we run multiple trips daily.

About the Captain

Robert Williams
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
8 Reports
7 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since April 2018
My grandfather was always a fisherman and got me interested in the sport at a young age. Fishing in Charleston, South Carolina is what really opened me up to the world of fishing there is to experience. I grew up fishing in this state, and there is so much diversity in fishing in South Carolina's waters. From the mountain rivers to offshore fishing, I believe the adventure of where the sport can take you along the way is what made fishing my passion. I have been fishing in the coastal waters in and around Charleston since I was a young boy, and I went to college at The Citadel, where I spent every ounce of my free time out on the boat, fishing. After graduating from the Citadel I decided to get my Masters Captain's License, which I did by completing Professional Mariners Training at Chapman School of Seamanship in Stuart, Florida. Soon after, I started my own charter business where I do all kinds of fishing charters tailored to the clients' interest. It's guaranteed to be a great time

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Boston Whaler (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 1999, and restored in 2013. Powered by 2 150HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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4.95
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Austin S.
Bristol, TN
 5.00
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 13, 2019
Had a absolute blast! Rob really knows what he’s doing! Fun guy. All around a fun trip!! Will definitely go back!!!
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Dale A.
Ashburn, Virginia
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Rob

VERIFIED   July 3, 2019
Captain Rob was great.  Knows fishing, knows the area and created a great experience.  Definitely recommend Citadel...
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Brandon R.
Charlotte, NC
 5.00
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Great trip!

VERIFIED   November 10, 2018
No complaints with anything from this charter, the captain got us on some nice fish and made very friendly suggestions to better...
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Frank G.
Bolivia, North Carolina
 5.00
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Great 3 Hours trip

VERIFIED   October 5, 2018
Great short trip - got a couple of Sharks and a big Red !!! Good service - will do it again
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Jay W.
Charleston, SC
 5.00
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VERIFIED   March 1, 2019
Rob’s a super nice guy! Everyone caught fish. We had a great time!
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