Located in South Carolina, Johns Island is home to scores of incredible wildlife, lush flora, and crystal clear waterways. On top of this, the fishing opportunities are seriously excellent. If you want to explore the island’s abundance of inshore and nearshore fishing grounds, come aboard Marlin Dog Marine charters and get ready to hook some incredible fish against a backdrop of stunning scenery!

Based at Bohicket Marina, Marlin Dog Marine has direct access to some of Johns Island’s most plentiful winding waterways, as well as the Atlantic. Captain Will Frederick is the man behind the helm of this charter, and he has over 12 years of experience as a captain. He grew up on the water and prides himself on his ability to introduce newbies and experts alike to the many fishing hotspots that surround Johns Island.

You’ll be fishing from your captain’s 22’ Pathfinder bay boat, capable of accommodating up to 6 guests. Capt. Will warmly welcomes children ages 3 and above on board, so why not bring the whole family along for the ride? Just make sure you bring life jackets for little ones – your captain will provide adult sizes. In addition, his vessel is decked out with top-quality navigational gear that’ll get you to the fishing grounds in no time.

The species you’ll be targeting depends on where you want to fish, but you’ll be in for a treat no matter which trip you opt for! If you choose to stay inshore, you’ll use a variety of techniques to hook Redfish, delicious Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, and maybe even some Shark species. Want to explore waters slightly further out? Head to the nearshore reefs, where you’ll plumb the depths for bottom-dwelling Grouper, huge Redfish, Spadefish, Black Seabass, and whatever else is biting.

Your captain will make sure you’re equipped with Shimano rods and reels, as well as bait and a fishing license. All you need to do is arrive 15 minutes before your departure time, and get ready for an incredible adventure with Marlin Dog Marine!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 hr inshore pm
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $500
  • Private trip
    Inshore 3 hr trip am
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $500
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $700
    If you want to explore nearshore waters for the chance to bottom fish over the reefs, join your captain on this morning adventure! You'll be targeting a large variety of reef-dwellers, including huge Redfish, Black Seabass, Spadefish, and even Grouper species. Your captain will provide all the fishing gear you need, including top-notch Shimano rods and reels, so all you need to do is show up 15 minutes before the departure time and get ready to plumb the depths of these waters!
There are 6 people looking at this charter.

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 169 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (66)
Great day of fishing!
Great day of fishing!
Half day trip (am)
+63
Angler rating
141
18
6
3
0
Anglers claimed
Good experience
91%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Caught fish
69%
Sort by:
Featured  
Showing:
5 of 169 reviews
Chris R.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing trip in August

VERIFIED   3 hr inshore pm on August 3, 2023
Chris R. recommends Marlin Dog Marine
Mark review as helpful
1 person finds this review helpful
You and 1 other person found this review helpful
Chris R. recommends Marlin Dog Marine
Mark review as helpful
1 person finds this review helpful
You and 1 other person found this review helpful

Joseph O.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with Will

VERIFIED   3 hr inshore pm on July 25, 2023
Joseph O. recommends Marlin Dog Marine
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
Joseph O. recommends Marlin Dog Marine
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful

Sharon M.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing trip in July

VERIFIED   Inshore 3 hr trip am on July 20, 2023
Sharon M. recommends Marlin Dog Marine
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
Sharon M. recommends Marlin Dog Marine
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful

Ryan O.
Charlotte, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Good guide!

VERIFIED   Inshore 3 hr trip am on July 10, 2023
Captain Will was a good guide with us. Our outing consisted of one adult and two kids in mid-July for an inshore trip. The...
Ryan O. recommends Marlin Dog Marine
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
  Will Frederick Captain replied

Virginia W.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with Will

VERIFIED   3 hr inshore pm on June 26, 2023
Virginia W. recommends Marlin Dog Marine
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
Virginia W. recommends Marlin Dog Marine
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful

FAQs about Marlin Dog Marine

Marlin Dog Marine offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $500 per group, additional US $75 per person after 3 guests - 3 hr inshore pm (3 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $75 per person after 3 guests - Inshore 3 hr trip am (3 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $75 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Marlin Dog Marine, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Marlin Dog Marine include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (I have a new first mate. He works for tips only. )
  • Fishing License

Marlin Dog Marine offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Creeks and inshore rivers )
  • Nearshore Fishing (About 3-5 miles off the beach )

Marlin Dog Marine offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Kite Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Marlin Dog Marine include:
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Shark (Lemon)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spadefish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout

Meet the Captain

Will Frederick
Seabrook Island, South Carolina, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
169 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since May 2019
"I grew up fishing the Chesapeake Bay, fishing for Rockfish, Perch, and Bluefish. I love being on the water and enjoy the challenge of fishing." Captain Will Frederick has been around water his whole life, and this is what led him to pursue a career in angling. He loves the sport, and his favorite part of running his charter is making customers happy. If you're a newbie, he'll happily show you the ropes and have you reeling in your fish like a pro! Capt. Will prides himself on having plenty of personal experience, local knowledge of this area's angling hotspots, and reliability – he knows what it takes to get you on your fish, whether you're a first-timer or an expert.

About this listing

Targeted species

Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass

Boat specs

Pathfinder (Bay boat) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Creeks and inshore rivers
Nearshore Fishing
About 3-5 miles off the beach

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Kite Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
I have a new first mate. He works for tips only.
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Ages 5 and up
You Keep Catch
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
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

Seabrook Island Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...