Welcome to Tight Line Charters, a family-friendly all-inclusive fishing charter business. We’ve nominated top 5 best charters in Charleston by the Post and Courier and hopes to keep it going! They offer light and heavy tackle guided fishing trips, inshore shallow water/nearshore deep water fishing charters, and harbor/eco-tours as well so you can take in all Charleston has to offer.

Tight Line Charters is locally owned and operated by Captain Jesse Riddle, a USCG-certified, licensed, and insured captain with an outstanding reputation. He is a true local and an avid angler in shallow and deep water and has been fishing low country waters for over 25 years and will take you to the some of most productive fishing grounds.

They will provide you with all fishing gear necessary, including baits and fishing licenses. You’ll be using all Penn gear and you’ll be targeting Redfish, Flounder, sharks, Trout, Sheepshead, and Black Drum inshore. Nearshore you’ll be targeting Snapper, Triggerfish, Grouper, Amberjack, Cobia, Kingfish, and more depending on the time of year. The weather is great for the most part year-round in the Southeast, which allows the fish to be active.

Fishing will take place aboard a 33’ Contender powered by new twin 250 HP Yamaha engines. These boats are of the absolute best tournament boats and are considered a staple in the fishing industry. The boat is equipped with all updated electronics and performance by Yamaha which gives a smooth, quiet, clean, and dry ride. It has ample dry storage room and seating, and an oversized T-top for ample shade.

Capt. Jesse has unparalleled knowledge of the area’s fisheries and species and loves to share his knowledge with his clients. You can keep the fish as long as it’s in the legal size limit, the capt. will clean them for you. An automatic 20% gratuity is added to any party of 5 or more. There is a $100 upcharge for weekend bookings due to overcrowding.

NOTE: Departure times might vary, depending on the tide.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    US $325
    Be prepared to get hooked shark fishing in the Charleston harbor and at the Jetties chasing blacktip, bull, bonnethead, scalloped hammerhead, sharpnose, and other sharks. Bring your camera and be prepared to take in the natural beauty of Charleston's historic sites while fishing in the harbor and inshore tidal creeks! This charter includes everything you need to catch the big one – bait, tackle, fishing license, and water. NOTE: Departure time might vary, depending on the tide.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    US $325
    Be prepared to get hooked shark fishing in the Charleston harbor and at the Jetties chasing blacktip, bull, bonnethead, scalloped hammerhead, sharpnose, and other sharks. Bring your camera and be prepared to take in the natural beauty of Charleston's historic sites while fishing in the harbor and inshore tidal creeks! This charter includes bait, tackle, a fishing license, and water. NOTE: Departure time might vary, depending on the tide.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    US $400
    Be prepared to get hooked shark fishing in the Charleston harbor the Wando river and at the Charleston Jetties chasing blacktip, bull, bonnethead, scalloped hammerhead, sharpnose, spinner, and other sharks. Bring your camera and be prepared to take in the natural beauty of Charleston's historic sites like Fort Sumter and the Charleston Battery all while the drag is screaming! This charter includes everything you need to land this strong fish! NOTE: Departure time might vary, depending on the tide.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    US $400
    Be prepared to get hooked shark fishing in the Charleston harbor the Wando river and at the Charleston Jetties chasing blacktip, bull, bonnethead, scalloped hammerhead, sharpnose, spinner, and other sharks. Bring your camera and be prepared to take in the natural beauty of Charleston's historic sites like Fort Sumter and the Charleston Battery all while the drag is screaming! This charter includes everything you need to land this strong fish! NOTE: Departure time might vary, depending on the tide.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $600
    Take a trip with Captain Jesse to the Charleston's productive waters for Sheepshead, Shark, Bull Reds, Flounder, and many other tasty fish to keep or catch a release. This charter includes all bait and tackle, fishing gear, fuel, fishing license, and waters all you need is appropriate clothes for the weather and a camera so jump aboard and get hooked with us!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US $600
    Take a trip with Captain Jesse to the Charleston's productive waters for Sheepshead, Shark, Bull Reds, Flounder and many other tasty fish to keep or catch a release. This charter includes all bait and tackle, fishing gear, fuel, fishing license, and waters all you need is appropriate clothes for the weather and a camera so jump aboard and get hooked with us! NOTE: Departure time might vary, depending on the tide.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Night Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Nov 15
    US $700
    Come aboard our amazing 33’ Contender and join us for some insanely exciting and exhilarating night fishing for sharks and massive dinosaur bull redfish! We will be fishing in the Charleston harbor and river mouths of the low country while enjoying the relaxing summer night breeze looking at all the city lights waiting for the big daddy to bite the bait and peel some drag. The trip includes everything you need – all bait, tackle, boat, gas, and water!
    Targeted fish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Shark (Hammerhead)
    Hammerhead Shark
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $700
    Take a trip with Captain Jesse to the Charleston's productive waters for Sheepshead, Shark, Bull Reds, Flounder and many other tasty fish to keep or catch a release. This charter includes all bait and tackle, fishing gear, fuel, fishing license, and waters all you need is appropriate clothes for the weather and a camera so jump aboard and get hooked with us! NOTE: Departure time might vary, depending on the tide.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US $700
    Take a trip with Captain Jesse to the Charleston's productive waters for Sheepshead, Shark, Bull Reds, Flounder and many other tasty fish to keep or catch a release. This charter includes all bait and tackle, fishing gear, fuel, fishing license, and waters all you need is appropriate clothes for the weather and a camera so jump aboard and get hooked with us!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Cast & Blast (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $750
    Jump aboard our 33’ Contender for a three-hour private chartered fishing tour and an hour of skeet shooting in the low country backwaters in search of redfish with some trophy red mixed in as well as trout, sheepshead, black drum, and many more species! This package includes everything you need from fishing to shooting with the option to bring your own if you prefer. We hope to get you out on the water with Tight Lines to show you some good times you'll talk about for years to come.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Cast & Blast (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US $750
    Jump aboard our amazing 33’ Contender for a three-hour private chartered fishing tour and an hour of skeet shooting in the low country backwaters in search of redfish with some trophy red mixed in as well as trout, sheepshead, black drum, and many more species! This package includes everything you need from fishing to shooting with the option to bring your own if you prefer. We hope to get you out on the water with Tight Lines to show you some good times you'll talk about for years to come.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour – Nearshore, Reef, Bottom
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $1,800
    Take a trip to the nearshore reefs of Charleston for some great live bottom action with Captain Jesse. You will be targeting species such as Red Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, big Black Seabass, Kingfish, Amberjack, Grouper, and many other tasty fish to keep or catch a release. This charter includes all bait and tackle, fishing gear, fuel, fishing license, and water. All you need is appropriate clothes for the weather and a camera so jump aboard and get hooked with us!
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FAQs about Tight Line Charters

Tight Line Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $325 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (AM) (2 hours)
  • US $325 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (PM) (2 hours)
  • US $400 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (AM) (3 hours)
  • US $400 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (PM) (3 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Night Fishing (3 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Cast & Blast (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Cast & Blast (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,800 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour – Nearshore, Reef, Bottom (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Tight Line Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Tight Line Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fishing License

Tight Line Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Tight Line Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Bowfishing
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Tight Line Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spotted Seatrout

Meet the Captain

Jesse Riddle
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States
22 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
239 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2016
Tight Line Charters is locally owned and operated by Captain Jesse Riddle. Captain Jesse Riddle is USCG Certified licensed and insured and has been fishing the low country waters for 25+ years. Captain Jesse Riddle is a born and raised local; From hunting to fishing to plain out exploring new waters and fisheries, he is ready to show you what low county fishing is all about. From vacations to corporate functions, Capt. Jesse is ready to make your day on the water one to never forget. Jesse is a knowledgeable captain and is always ready to spread his knowledge! Whether its your first time out or your an avid angler Tight line Charters will make sure you get HOOKED! FISH ON!

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder

Boat specs

Contender (Center console) originally built in 2020. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 62 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Lake 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
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Water
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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