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.

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.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    In a day of inshore fishing, you may catch Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and more. You'll use different kinds of techniques, whatever works best. Your captain will provide all necessary fishing equipment. 20% tip is the industry standard and is greatly appreciated. Departure time is flexible, so please text your Captain prior to the trip regarding your preferred time!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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, and more. Capt. Brent will provide your fishing equipment and live bait. 20% tip is the industry standard and is greatly appreciated. Departure time is flexible, so please text your Captain prior to the trip regarding your preferred time!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    If you enjoy fishing in the afternoon, this is the trip for you. Not only that you can spend more time sleeping, but you may catch Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and more. Capt. Brent will provide your fishing equipment and live bait. 20% tip is the industry standard and is greatly appreciated. Departure time is flexible, so please text your Captain prior to the trip regarding your preferred time!
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About the Captain

Brent Welch
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
12 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since March 2019
Captain Brent is Charleston local and he likes to say he’s lived on the water his whole life. He has been fishing with his dad and grandpa since childhood and it was they who inspired him to later become a captain. 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

Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

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
Trolling
Spinning
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

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Customer Reviews

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4.92
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Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Robert H.
Gastonia, North Carolina
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Hellams Family Shark Fishing Trip in the Charleston Harbor

VERIFIED   July 3, 2019
Great experience for our family and our young anglers! Captain Brent is a Charleston native and local fisherman who put us...
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Vincent D.
Charleston, SC
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May fishing trip

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Eric B.
Sanford, North Carolina
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Great Day with Capt. Brent

VERIFIED   July 27, 2019
We had a great day of fishing w/Captain Brent.  We caught Flounder, Redfish, Speckled Trout (TRIFECTA) and a Shark. ...
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Matthew B.
Fort Mill, SC
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Half day with Captain Brent

VERIFIED   July 31, 2019
Brent was our guide today and he did a great job with the kids. He was patient, fun and creative with finding the best fishing...
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Steve B.
Marvin, NC
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Big Ones Biting Today!

VERIFIED   June 27, 2019
Had a great day on the water with Captain Brent.  Very Sharp guide that took us to some great spots for Reds, trout and...
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