Charleston Saltwater Fishing Charters

Explore one of the best South Carolina inshore fisheries with Charleston Saltwater Fishing Charters! Team up with Captain Luke Pressler and he’ll make it possible for you to get to the best fishing action in the area. Capt. Luke has fished the local waters ever since he was a kid, and now he wants to share this experience with his customers.

Join him on his 22’ Pathfinder center console and together, you’ll head out to find the best bite. The boat is outfitted with a 150 HP Yamaha engine and has plenty of space for up to 4 anglers to fish at the same time. The onboard navigational electronics will show you where the fish hide, and if you need to be extra quiet, there’s a wireless trolling motor that will make it happen.

Capt. Luke will provide quality Shimano and Penn fishing equipment for you to use, and he also has specialized Trout gear, in case that’s your species of choice. An assortment of lures and live bait will also wait for you on the boat. Your guide will even clean your catch if you decide to keep a few fish and make a delicious meal at home.

There are plenty of species to choose from, and the captain will gladly customize the trip to your fishing preferences. Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, Sheepshead, Sharks, and Black Drum are all on the to-catch list. If you prefer trolling, then you can target Spanish and King Mackerel.

So what do you need for your fishing expedition? Stocking up on refreshments and sunscreen is a good idea. Capt. Luke has a saltwater fishing license that covers all guests, so you don’t need to worry about purchasing one beforehand. If you’re coming with kids, Capt. Luke will have life jackets for the whole family.

Are you ready to discover new fishing horizons with Charleston Saltwater Fishing Charters?



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Harbor Fishing Tour (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 10 - Aug 31
    $300
    Have a short, but sweet 2-hour cruise around historical Charleston and pair it up with some fishing. You could catch Spotted Seatrout, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, and more. Your license is covered, so just bring snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Harbor Fishing Tour (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 10 - Aug 31
    $300
    Spend your afternoon admiring the beauty of Charleston from the water and mix things up with some light fishing. Hook some Spanish Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, or Redfish for lunch or simply release all your catch if you don't intend on eating it.
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $250
    Two hour shark fishing charter in the Charleston harbor. Action packed trip that is great for anyone who wants to experience the true force of a shark.
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $250
    Two hour shark fishing charter in the Charleston harbor. Action-packed trip that is great for anyone who wants to experience the true force of a Shark.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 10 - Aug 31
    $400
    Rise and shine and join Capt. Luke on his prowl of the Charleston waters. The morning bite is excellent and you get to test it by chasing a variety of species like Black Drum, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, Spotted Seatrout, and the list goes on. You don't need a fishing license for this excursion, so just bring drinks, food, and sunscreen. A 20% tip is appreciated!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 10 - Aug 31
    $400
    This half day trip is a 4-hour charter that is completely customizable to your needs and wants. You can go after Redfish, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, Black Drum, and Flounder and see how many different species you can catch in one go. Your fishing license is covered for you. Some drinks and snacks will do you good!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 10 - Aug 31
    $550
    If 4 hours on the water isn't enough, then this full day expedition is the next best thing. You'll have more time to target a range of popular species including Sharks (Bonnethead and Blacktip), King Mackerel, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, and that's just to name a few. Your captain will provide your fishing license. It's recommended to pack sunscreen, drinks, and snacks. A 20% tip is appreciated!
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About the Captain

Luke Pressler
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States
ID & License verified
61 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since June 2019
Captain Luke Pressler has been fishing for most of his life and he worked as a first mate for some time until he decided to start running charters himself. He's been exploring the area for a long time, so he knows where all the best fishing spots are. Capt. Luke always makes sure his trips are as fun as they are productive.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Shark (Bonnethead) Bonnethead Shark
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Pathfinder 2200 (Center console) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 48 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano and Penn
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
All ages welcome, life jackets provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
PayPal
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Regie J.
Greeneville, TN
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2 hour fishing trip with Luke

VERIFIED   NEW  Shark Fishing (PM) on June 17, 2022
We had a great time shark fishing. It was interesting to go out and watch Luke catch our bait fish and then took us out to...
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Emily W.
Fairfax, VA
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Half Day with a Little Extra

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 21, 2022
Capt Luke was great with our group of five including one tween. As soon as we booked he was communicating with me and checked...
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Jeffrey C.
Locust, North Carolina
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Half day trip with captain luke

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on June 8, 2022
Started the day off with a very nice boat ride up the channel. The day started off slow and we had to atop due to storm and...
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Bethany A.
Charleston, SC
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2 hour shark fishing

VERIFIED   Shark Fishing (AM) on July 21, 2021
My husband, son and I really enjoyed our shark fishing trip today with Captain Luke. Our son is 3 and LOVES to fish! He was...
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Warrenville, SC
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2 hour shark

VERIFIED   NEW  Shark Fishing (AM) on June 19, 2022
We had a blast. We brought our 3 year old daughter, and she had a blast cruising in the boat. We caught 2 sharks and almost...
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FAQs about Charleston Saltwater Fishing Charters

Charleston Saltwater Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - Harbor Fishing Tour (AM) (2 hours)
  • $250 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - Harbor Fishing Tour (PM) (2 hours)
  • $250 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Shark Fishing (AM) (2 hours)
  • $250 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Shark Fishing (PM) (2 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Charleston Saltwater Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Charleston Saltwater Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano and Penn)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Charleston Saltwater Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Charleston Saltwater Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Charleston Saltwater Fishing Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout