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
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    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 12:30 PM
    $600
    A unique afternoon experience fishing around the beautiful Folly Beach. You'll target Redfish, Flounder, and Trout.

About the Captain

Brian Hawkins
Folly Beach, South Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
67 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.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

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

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 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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 65 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (138)
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
96%
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Ethan B.
Gainesville, VA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Morning run with Captain Hawkins

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on August 11, 2022
My son and I had a half day run with Captain Hawkins and is was a great morning of fishing. He had us on fish within 30 minutes...
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Sharon T.
Mebane, North Carolina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Capt Hawkins

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 29, 2022
It was our first fishing charter and we had a great time! I wish I had taken some videos of my kid pulling in the huge red...
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Stephen W.
Brisbane, CA
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Captain Hawkins knows what he is talking about

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on August 1, 2022
Never fished east coast and so this is first time for me and my kid.  Captain Hawkins was super knowledgeable and will teach...
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Jason S.
Fort Mill, SC
Excellent
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4 hour morning fishing charter

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on August 3, 2022
Captain Brian knows his fish and where to find ‘em.  If you don’t catch anything, then either you’re not listening to...
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Dena D.
Acworth, GA
Excellent
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Knowledgeable, Good personality, and Flexible.

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on March 9, 2022
We had a half day trip scheduled on a day it was supposed to be raining and storming during our trip time. The captain offered...
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FAQs about Captain Hawkins Fishing Charters

Captain Hawkins Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 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