Charleston Saltwater Guide Co.

Operating out of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Charleston Saltwater Guide Co. specializes in providing their customers with ultimate light tackle spinning and fly fishing adventures. Born and raised in Charleston, Captain Crawford Bishop has been fishing the Charleston waters for over 20 years with lots of experience.

He welcomes you aboard his 18’ Hell’s Bay flats boat that can carry up to 3 guests fishing comfortably at the same time. This boat is perfect for skinny water fishing, but it can also take you farther from the shore smoothly. It comes with a Yamaha engine, top-notch navigational electronics, safety gear, and an ice-box.

The captain will show you his favorite inshore and nearshore fisheries, as well as flats, backcountry, and wreck hotspots. You’ll be targeting the likes of Tarpon, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Trout, Black Drum, and Flounder. Please note that the “Silver King” is strictly catch and release. You’ll be either spinning or fly fishing for these amazing species.

All the needed fishing gear, fly rods (for 1 angler), live bait, and lures, are included in the price. You’re also welcome to bring your own gear. The charter covers fishing licenses, water, Gatorade, and even catch cleaning.

Just bring a good attitude, and you’ll have a day on the water that will not be forgotten!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    Join the captain for 8 hours of amazing inshore and flats fishing. You'll be targeting Black Drum, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and more. He'll show you all the ropes and do everything to put you on the fish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    This morning trip will see you fishing with Captain Crawford for 5 hours. He'll do everything he can to put you on Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum, Redfish, and whatever else takes the bait.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    A half day (5-hour) trip is all you need to get the full experience with Captain Crawford. Come see for yourself and have a day on the water that you will always look back on. Depending on the bite, you could be reeling in Black Drum, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and much more.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $300
    This is a 3-hour trip. You will have the chance to target Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum, Redfish, and whatever else takes the bait.
  • Private trip
    Flood Tide Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $300
    There's something special about targeting fish on a flood tide in the grass. Come see for yourself! You'll be targeting the likes of Seatrout, Black Drum, Redfish, and more on this 3-hour trip.
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About the Captain

Crawford Bishop
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States
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21 Customer Reviews
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Member since September 2018
My name is Captain Crawford Bishop, and I am the owner and the operator of Charleston Saltwater Guide Co. I am deeply passionate about my business and would love to show you a good time. There’s something special about seeing Charleston from the water while catching fish. I love to teach people new things whether it's learning how to fly fish or simply learning how to target new species of fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Hell's Bay (Flats boat) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 70HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 Mount Pleasant to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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81%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Half Day with Captain Crawford

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on November 14, 2020
Crawford was knowledgeable of the local waters, put us on some good fish, he was amazing with my 10 year old son, absolutely...
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Isle Of Palms, South Carolina
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Morning Half Day Trip with Captain Crawford

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 29, 2020
Tremendous trip!! Cpt. Crawford exceeded expectations! To start, he picked us up at a location that was convenient for us,...
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Powdersville, SC
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Captain Crawford by far was very personable, communicated well, and was on time and very informative. He put us on some great...
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FAQs about Charleston Saltwater Guide Co.

Charleston Saltwater Guide Co. offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group - 3 Hour Trip (AM) (3 hours)
  • $300 per group - Flood Tide Trip (3 hours)
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Full Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Charleston Saltwater Guide Co., you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Charleston Saltwater Guide Co. include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water and Gatorade)
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (For 1 person)

Charleston Saltwater Guide Co. offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Charleston Saltwater Guide Co. offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing (1 person can fly fish at the time)

Top targeted fish species with Charleston Saltwater Guide Co. include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon