Slackwater Expeditions Charters

Slackwater Expeditions Charters is a professional guide service based out of Charleston, SC. Your guide, Captain Bryant Wilson, is a true local who’s fished these Lowcountry waters for over 30 years! He specializes in fly and light tackle sight fishing, and can’t wait to help you explore the coastal river flats, backcountry estuaries, and inshore waters of South Carolina. 

Thanks to his years of experience in this area, Capt. Bryant knows when and where your target species will be biting in these waters. You’ll focus on popular game species such as Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder. Depending on the season, you can also target Jack Crevalle, Sharks and Cobia.

Fishing these areas means that there’s plenty of opportunities for you to get “visual confirmation” of your target species. Capt. Bryant will generally have you sight fishing, which he likes to say is similar to hunting. This method allows you to locate, pursue, and then present a fly, lure or bait to your target. It’s a seriously exciting and rewarding experience!
 
Speaking of the boat, you’ll be fishing from your captain’s 17’ Technical Poling skiff, designed to get into the skinniest of waters. This means she can access seriously shallow spots that other, larger boats can’t reach. Your captain welcomes up to 2 guests to join him, and children age 10 and up can join in on the adventure.

Although Capt. Bryant specializes in sight fishing using fly rods or light tackle, this depends a lot on the tide cycle, moon phase, and time of year. Using this information, Capt. Bryant will formulate an awesome game plan to ensure that you have an unforgettable and memorable experience on the water!   

Your trip includes all the conventional and fly fishing gear you’ll need, as well as a fishing license and professional DLSR photos of you and your catch. Just grab some snacks and drinks and hop aboard Slackwater Expeditions Charters for an incredible adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $550
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    If you're an early bird who wants to spend more time on the water, Capt. Bryant recommends that you join him on this morning trip. You'll head out to the narrow waterways and grassy flats of this area, which offer up some excellent sight fishing opportunities! This is Capt. Bryant's favored fishing method but, if the weather doesn't allow it, you'll use more traditional methods such as jigging, using corks or top-water fishing, and bottom fishing. Your captain will provide all the gear for you.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    $550
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    If you'd prefer a lie-in before spending more time out on the water, join Capt. Bryant on this afternoon adventure. You'll explore the narrow waterways and grassy flats of this area, which are home to some excellent sight fishing opportunities! Sight fishing is Capt. Bryant's favored method but, if the weather doesn't allow it, you'll try out traditional techniques such as jigging, using corks or top-water fishing, and bottom fishing. Your captain will provide all the fishing gear for you.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    If you're an early bird, join Capt. Bryant on this morning adventure! You'll head out to some seriously skinny waters, as well as a variety of flats, where you'll be sight fishing for prized fish. Your target species include Flounder, Redfish, Jack Crevalle, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, and even Sharks. If the weather isn't right for sight fishing, your captain will have you using traditional fishing methods such as jigging, corks or top-water fishing, and bottom fishing. Fishing gear is included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    If you'd rather hit the snooze button before heading out on your angling adventure, this trip is for you. Explore skinny waters and flats, where you'll sight fish for target species such as Flounder, Redfish, Jack Crevalle, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, and even Sharks. If the weather means you can't sight fish, your captain will have you using traditional fishing methods such as jigging, corks or top-water fishing, and bottom fishing. Fishing gear is included.
  • Private trip
    Flood Tide Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 1
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    From the Spring to late Fall seasons the Lowcountry receives "larger than normal" tidal swings (know as Flood Tides) which occur twice monthly due to the Lunar Phase. During these larger tides, the water rises into the higher elevation spartina "Flats" allowing Redfish, Black Drum and Sheepshead to forage for Crustaceans and prey. When they peruse the bottom for prey they often tip their tails out of the water. This Display is truly unique and provides some of the most exciting sight fishing anywhere!!
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About the Captain

Bryant Wilson
Folly Beach, South Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
8 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since June 2019
I currently hold a USCG 100 Ton Master License, CPR/First Aid Certification, and a Wilderness Survival Certification, so you can be certain you will have a fun and safe experience on the water with me. I have almost 25 years of experience navigating vessels in the coastal SC waters, both inshore and offshore and have fished these same waters for over 30 years! Being born and raised here, I have an innate knowledge of the coastal fisheries in the Lowcountry! I first began fishing at age 4, when my dad gave me a push-button Zebco 33. Little did I realize the lifelong impact that red and white bobber submerging for the first time would ingrain into my being. The very first tug from a feisty Sunfish started an addiction that remains to this day! I began saltwater fishing around age 12 while navigating the vast waterways of my hometown, Beaufort, SC and while I love all types of fishing, once I discovered the thrills of sight-fishing shallow water I was completely hooked!

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Targeted Species

Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Redfish

Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bonnethead)
Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel

Spotted Seatrout
Tripletail

Boat Specs

Mitzi Skiff Tournament (Flats boat) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 60HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

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
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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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5.00
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100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Florence M.
Winder, Georgia
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Sight fishing for redfish with Captain Bryant Wilson

VERIFIED   November 10, 2019
Great day sight fishing for redfish in the shallows—found a few big schools. Captain Bryant was very knowledgeable, a good...
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Mike S.
West Columbia, South Carolina
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Capt. Bryant will put you on the fish

September 19, 2019
Always enjoy catching fish with lowcountry local Capt. Bryant…he knows his way around the Charleston backwaters. His...
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Colton C.
Winder, Georgia
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15 Knots and Flat tops

October 24, 2019
After fighting 15 knot winds through the day we really where learning to Saltwater fly fish trial by fire. Our Guide was phenomenal...
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Andrew E.
Winston-Salem, NC
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1/2 day, in-shore excursion

VERIFIED   October 28, 2019
My son and I chose the 1/2 day, in-shore excursion. My son and I are not experienced fishermen. Capt. Bryant was fabulous....
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Monica G.
Charleston, South Carolina
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Half-day trip with Captain Bryant

VERIFIED   November 12, 2019
We had a fantastic experience. Captain Bryant was friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable. My son has limited experience with...
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