Charleston Fishing Excursions

Charleston Fishing Excursions will take care of your next adventure in Charleston, SC, taking you on an inshore or bowfishing trips. Anglers of all skills are welcome to join Captain Brent Welch. He’s experienced with teaching people how to fish and he’ll make sure you reel in your first catch.

Hop aboard Capt. Brent’s 22’ Bay Scout boat. This bay boat accommodates up to 6 guests and she’s powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine. She features all necessary navigational and safety equipment. There’s also a cooler with ice where you can stash your food and drinks. Since space on the boat is limited, please don’t bring your cooler.

If you’re interested in targeting freshwater species, such as Catfish, Carp, Gar, and Bowfin, Capt. Brent will take you on a bowfishing trip. He’ll provide the equipment and help you out if this is your first time holding a bow. Saltwater bowfishing is also an option, only your main targets on that trip will be Flounder, Red Drum, and Sheepshead.

The inshore trip will take you fishing the waterways of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Your main targets for the day will be Shark, Trout, Flounder, Red Drum, and Black Drum.

Capt. Brent will provide your fishing equipment, lures, live bait, and cover your fishing license. Make sure to bring your snacks, drinks, and sunscreen. Alcoholic beverages are allowed in moderation, as long as they are not in glass bottles. Within regulations, you may keep your catch.

Times of the fishing trips are flexible sometimes due to irregular tides.

You can have an exciting, adrenaline-pumping hunt or a simple, relaxing day on the water. Departure time is flexible, so please text your Captain prior to the trip regarding your preferred time! Whatever you desire, Charleston Fishing Excursions can make it happen. Please do have in mind that the Captain does not accept CHECKS.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Seasonal Shark Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Aug 2
    $300
    During this 2 hour trip, you will fish in Charleston Harbor for Sharks and big Rays! This trip is only available in the summer months. Times of the fishing trips are flexible sometimes due to irregular tides. There will be approximately 30minutes of travel time. If the captain has another trip booked, your shark trip will commence after the other trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $500
    If you don't have the whole day to spend fishing, this is the trip for you! Spend 4 hours with Capt. Brent and target inshore species. You may catch Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Black drum, Sheepshead and more. Capt. Brent will provide your fishing equipment, tackle, license and live bait. Departure time will vary from 6:30-8:30 depending on tides and weather conditions. For best results, listen to the captains recomended time of departure. A 20% TIP IS THE INDUSTRY STANDARD AND IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $500
    If you don't have the whole day to spend fishing, this is the trip for you! Spend 4 hours with Capt. Brent and target inshore species. You may catch Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Black drum, Sheepshead and more. Capt. Brent will provide your fishing equipment, tackle, license and live bait. Departure time will vary from 11:00-1:00 depending on tides and weather conditions. For best results, listen to the captains recomended time of departure. A 20% TIP IS THE INDUSTRY STANDARD AND IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Nearshore Reefs
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $950
    On this trip, you will go nearshore to wrecks and reefs to target a wide variety of species including Sheepshead, Black Drum, Red Drum, and more. This trip is dependent on the weather. If the weather won't allow you to get out into the ocean, you'll stay inshore for an adjusted price. Three people max on this trip. Times of the fishing trips are flexible sometimes due to irregular tides.
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FAQs about Charleston Fishing Excursions

Charleston Fishing Excursions offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - Seasonal Shark Trip (2 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 6 Hour Trip – Nearshore Reefs (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Charleston Fishing Excursions, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Charleston Fishing Excursions include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (St. Croix Triumph, Daiwa BG, Penn Spinfisher)
  • Live Bait
  • Fishing License

Charleston Fishing Excursions offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Charleston Fishing Excursions offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Charleston Fishing Excursions include:
  • Carp
  • Catfish
  • Flounder
  • Garfish
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Spotted Seatrout

Meet the Captain

Brent Welch
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
2 Fishing Reports
79 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2019
Captain Brent, a Charleston local, likes to say he’s lived on the water his whole life. He has been fishing with his dad and grandpa since childhood, and they inspired him to become a captain later. Before becoming a captain, he worked as a boat builder and a first mate on a charter boat. Captain Brent possesses extensive knowledge of the local waters. He enjoys sharing that with other people and taking kids fishing.

About this listing

Targeted species

Carp Carp
Catfish Catfish
Flounder Flounder
Garfish Garfish

Boat specs

220 Bay Scout (Bay boat) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
St. Croix Triumph, Daiwa BG, Penn Spinfisher
Live Bait
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
At least 4 years old; life vests supplied
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 69 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Amazing trip out with Cpt. Brent w\/ the boys
Amazing trip out with Cpt. Brent w\/ the boys
Amazing trip out with Cpt. Brent w\/ the boys
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Marco C.
San Antonio, TX
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Great day on the water with Brent

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on June 18, 2023
We are not native to the Charleston area as we were in town for vacation. I booked Brent for a half day trip with my son. We...
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Bryce S.
Jacksonville, Florida
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Amazing trip out with Cpt. Brent w/ the boys

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) on September 3, 2023
Thanks again Brent for the amazing trip this afternoon. We’ll definitely be back. The afternoon started off slow but that...
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Gabriel M.
Charleston, South Carolina
Excellent
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My wife and I with 3 kids: 10,7 and 5. Captain Brent worked very hard to get us on fish! He was very personal and very patient...
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Kyle G.
Charleston, SC
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Brent

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on May 4, 2023
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Jon P.
Mooresville, NC
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Half day with Captain Brent

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on October 22, 2022
We had a nice inshore trip with Brent. We didn’t catch anything huge, but we caught a lot and had a great time.
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