Salty Angler Fishing Charters

Pick a date and join Salty Angler Fishing Charters for a fun-packed day on the water. With Captain Michael Whitesides, you can fish inshore and nearshore grounds and reefs in search of various fine species that dwell in South Carolina’s waters. The captain will meet you in Mount Pleasant and help you have a productive and relaxing trip in lovely nature.

Your journey will begin on a 25’ Sea Pro bay boat that can seat up to 6 guests. It runs on a 250 HP Suzuki engine with modern GPS and fishfinder systems for safe and efficient navigation. There’s a portable toilet on board, and it also features an ice-box, livewell, and wireless trolling motor.

Chase Spotted Seatrout, Sheepshead, Redfish, and Black Drum. Reel them in using light tackle, bottom fishing, and jigging. Feel free to take home the fish you catch and enjoy lovely meals with your family or friends.

The captain will provide all the fishing tackle, live bait, and lures. The captain can clean your catch for free. And as his license covers all the guests, you only need to bring some snacks and drinks. Kids are welcome to come aboard!

While at Sea – During offshore fishing, if anyone in your group wishes to return to shore for reasons unrelated to the charter company, that’s ok. Your comfort and enjoyment are important to us. However, if sea conditions are safe and fishing can continue, the full balance of the trip will be expected to be paid.

Equipment Damage – Please be aware that the captain may charge for any damages/loss to the boat, fishing equipment, or property owned by Salty Angler Fishing Charters during your trip. The replacement value will be determined by the owner and charged to the card on file.

The captain is not liable for any injury or fatality caused by any member of the fishing party/group/guests, whether directly or indirectly.

Boat Maintenance – If we need to cancel a trip due to boat maintenance, we’re more than happy to reschedule for another day or provide a full refund.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 11 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $500
    Four hours of inshore fishing for Red, Seatrout, Sheepshead, and Black Drum. You and the captain will depart at 7:00 a.m. and return to the dock at 11:00 a.m. The price covers all the fishing gear, catch cleaning, and licenses. Don't forget your snacks and drinks!
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $500
    An afternoon inshore fishing trip in search of Redfish, Seatrout, Black Seabass, and Sheepshead. Don't forget to bring your snacks and drinks! The captain will take care of all the fishing tackle, live bait, lures, catch cleaning, and fishing licenses.
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $700
    A 6-hour inshore fishing trip. You and the captain will target Redfish, Seatrout, Black Seabass, and Sheepshead in the rich waters of South Carolina. Bring your snacks and drinks and the captain will take care of everything else!
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $900
    Six hours of nearshore reef bottom fishing for Cobia, Grouper, Jack, Vermilion, Black Seabass, sharks, and more. Remember to bring your snacks and drinks. Also, contact Captain Michael to see if the weather will be ideal for the conditions!
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Spadefish
    Spadefish
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
    Grouper (Scamp)
    Scamp Grouper
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $900
    Spend 8 fun hours fishing inshore grounds. You can target Redfish, Black Seabass, Seatrout, and Sheepshead. The trip price covers fishing gear, licenses, and catch cleaning, so the only things you'll need to bring are your snacks and drinks.
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,100
    An 8-hour nearshore reef bottom fishing trip. You'll chase Cobia, Grouper, Jack, Vermilion Snapper, Black Seabass, sharks, and other species. Just bring your snacks and drinks as the captain will take care of the rest. Also, make sure to contact him to see if the weather will be ideal for fishing!
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
    Grouper (Scamp)
    Scamp Grouper
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Perfect Father's Day!
Perfect Father's Day!
Perfect Father's Day!
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Perfect Father's Day!

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip – Inshore on June 16, 2024
We could not recommend the Salty Angler and Captain Mike more! I booked the trip for my husband for Father’s Day. He has...
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Great Morning!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on June 11, 2024
Took a morning inshore trip yesterday with 3 friends, and we had a blast! Captain Mike is knowledgeable, helpful, patient and...
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Jason T.
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Great Morning Fishing

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore on April 26, 2024
Captain Mike gave us a great experience. He moderated the trip to account for the wind and we always felt safe, We caught Sheepshead,...
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Jake W.
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Awesome Morning Inshore

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on September 6, 2023
I’ve been on a few charters before and I can honestly say, I could catch 100 keepers on a charter but if the captain isn’t...
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Blake A.
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3/4 day

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Inshore on July 1, 2023
Captain Mike was awesome. He took us out to catch some bigger fish while the tide was right. Hooked into 2 big fish that ended...
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FAQs about Salty Angler Fishing Charters

Salty Angler Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • US $900 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore (6 hours)
  • US $900 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • US $1,100 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Nearshore (8 hours)

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

Trips booked with Salty Angler Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License (The captain's license covers all clients!)

Salty Angler Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Salty Angler Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Salty Angler Fishing Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spotted Seatrout

Meet the Captain

Michael Whitesides
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States
18 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
61 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2022
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Captain Michael grew up fishing with his dad and pawpaw. Throughout the years, his passion for fishing grew stronger, so he decided to make a career out of it and become a USCG-licensed captain of Salty Angler Fishing Charters. Join Captain Michael in making everlasting memories and fishing stories!

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass

Boat specs

Sea Pro (Bay boat) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License
The captain's license covers all clients!

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Mount Pleasant to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
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
American Express
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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