Captain Hawkins Fishing Charters

Enjoy the low country waters of Charleston, Folly Beach, and Kiawah Island with Hawkins Fishing Charters. With over 30 years of fishing experience, Captain Hawkins and his crew offer unparalleled inshore and nearshore knowledge of the unique river systems of Charleston and surrounding areas.

While enjoying all that these rivers have to offer you will have the unique opportunity to catch fish ranging from Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Black Drum, Sheepshead, or Shark. Want to kick back and relax with your family? You can combine your fishing trip with dolphin watching, shark tooth adventures, and family cruises, touring the most special areas of the Charleston waters.

You’ll be fishing on a 22’ Sea Pro boat that accommodates up to 5 guests. This fabulous bay boat has been fully restored in 2021 and features a 150 HP Yamaha engine and a wireless trolling motor, navigational electronics, a live bait tank, and a cooler.

All trips are family friendly, so bring your youngest along. Captain Hawkins covers your fishing licenses and equipment, so you only need to prepare your food and drinks. It’s recommended to bring your sunglasses, hats, and sunscreen too.

Spend a day with Captain Hawkins Fishing Charters, relax, have fun, and catch the tastiest lunch on the way!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    Spend the day targeting inshore species, such as Redfish, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Trout, Tarpon, and many more. The captain will take care of your equipment and licenses, so you only need to bring snacks, drinks, and sun protection.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    You'll be targeting Redfish, Flounder, Speckled Trout, and Sheepshead. This trip is a lot of fun for the whole family and it doesn't matter if you haven't fished before. Learn the basics on the spot and make some long-lasting memories.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $500
    A unique afternoon experience fishing around the beautiful Folly Beach. You'll target Redfish, Flounder, and Trout.
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About the Captain

Brian Hawkins
Folly Beach, South Carolina, United States
33 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2021
With over three decades of experience, Captain Hawkins and his team offer unparalleled inshore and nearshore knowledge and experience of the unique river systems of Charleston and surrounding areas.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Sea Pro (Bay boat) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2021. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Popping
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Afternoon fishing was perfect!
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Catch intended fish
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Shane J.
Thomasville, PA
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Great day on the water!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on May 29, 2021
Capt Brian is a local who knows his way around those waterways! He went out of his way to make sure i caught as many species...
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Carl K.
WDM, IA
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4 Hour Trip with Brian

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on April 6, 2021
The overall experience was amazing! To be honest I wasn’t looking forward to fishing but my parents got me to go anyway and...
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Alexis N.
Lexington, SC
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Perfect First Time Experience

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on August 19, 2021
We had an amazing experience today with Captain Hawkins! The weather was perfect and the quality of fun and conversation was...
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Scott R.
Charlotte, NC
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Half day inshore

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 4, 2021
Capt. Hawkins is the absolute best!!  So glad we stumbled upon him.  Incredibly knowledgeable, funny and a great teacher. He...
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Chris M.
Alexandria, VA
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Great day on the water!!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on March 29, 2021
Had a blast of a trip. It started off a little windy but that didn’t spot us from catching fish. Within 15 minutes of putting...
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FAQs about Captain Hawkins Fishing Charters

Captain Hawkins Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Inshore (8 hours)

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

Trips booked with Captain Hawkins Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Fishing License

Captain Hawkins Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Captain Hawkins Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Captain Hawkins Fishing Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Speckled Trout
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail