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Charleston: 80 fishing charters available

Heritage Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(55 reviews)
Charleston
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Flood Tide Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(245 reviews)
Charleston
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trips from $450

Mudbug Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
Charleston
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trips from $395

Captain J Hook Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(127 reviews)
Mount Pleasant
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trips from $450

Simon Says Private Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(46 reviews)
Mount Pleasant
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trips from $500

Top Predator Adventures

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(51 reviews)
Mount Pleasant
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trips from $275

Happy Dog Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Mount Pleasant
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trips from $300

Coastal Carolina Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(28 reviews)
Charleston
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trips from $906

Hook 1 Charters – Charleston

Excellent
4.4 / 5
(6 reviews)
Mount Pleasant
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trips from $450

Charleston Fishing Excursions

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(60 reviews)
Charleston
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trips from $250

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Charleston

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Charleston, South Carolina are: Full list of top fishing charters in Charleston

The average price for a private 4 hour Charleston fishing trip is $541, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,165 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Charleston that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Charleston are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Charleston are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Charleston are:

Many fishing charters in Charleston provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Charleston are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Charleston are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $250
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $395
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $520
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $1,028
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,475
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,730

The waters around Charleston are a maze of salt marshes, creeks, and artificial reefs, all bustling with fish. Charleston fishing charters make the most of all of this, tailoring trips to every spot and species around. From family angling to hardcore sportfishing, you’ll find it all with a warm Lowcountry welcome.
 
Most Charleston fishing guides specialize in inshore trips targeting Red and Black Drum, Spotted Seatrout, and Flounder. The bite is best in the cooler months, but all these fish are available year-round. You can catch them with live bait, lures, or on the fly, depending on your skill level.
 
It’s not all about the inshore action. Spring through fall, you can find a ton of big fish farther out. King Mackerel and Cobia hunt around nearshore structure. Wahoo and Mahi Mahi patrol offshore. These trips focus on trolling, but you can also bottom fish for tasty Red Snapper and Amberjack.
 
Inshore charters stay in sheltered waters close to town, so they’re great for kids and families. Nearshore trips fish open water, but they’re fine for beginners and older kids. Both are available as half or full days. Offshore adventures last the whole day and are best for seasoned anglers. Charters run out of Charleston, as well as nearby Mount Pleasant and Folly Beach.

Rules & Regulations

Fishing licenses are included on saltwater fishing charters in South Carolina. In freshwater, you need a license for everybody age 16 and up. Striped Bass are closed for harvest June 1 to September 30, and saltwater Catfish species are closed year-round. It’s also illegal to gig for Redfish and Trout from December 1 through the end of February.
Charleston
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 25048 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

The coldest month of the year in Charlestone still sees temperatures rarely get down below 40 degrees, and can offer great inshore fishing for the large groups of Redfish schooling on the flats.

February

Temperatures start to warm up slightly towards the end of the month, and so do offshore opportunities, with Kingfish and (rarely) Tuna starting to bite. Low rain also makes February good for fly fishers.

March

March marks the end of winter, and things start to get more active both inshore and offshore. The first few Cobia arrive, and the Redfish and start feeding aggressively, making for great lure and fly fishing.

April

More visitors start to arrive - both on land and in the water. April has great fishing for Cobia, and you may start to see some Mahi, Sailfish, Tuna and Marlin on the end of your line offshore.

May

Offshore fishing kicks off properly, with Tuna, Mahi, Wahoo and Billfish all on the cards. Inshore, Redfish, Trout and Flounder are getting bigger. You can also expect to pull in some big Sharks this time of year.

June

As the fishing picks up, so does the rain. Not that you will care, because big game fishing is really getting good with Marlin offshore and sharks over 10 feet long caught in the harbor!

July

Big Bull Reds are joined by the best of the summer Tarpon to make inshore fishing outstanding, while offshore Billfish, Tuna, Wahoo, and Mahi are hitting hard. It's not surprising this is peak tourist season.

August

August is the best time of year to catch Tarpon, making it a fly fisherman's dream. August also sees some of the best fishing for Blue and White Marlin, with multiple encounters per trip possible.

September

The summer heat - and summer storms - start to taper off. Small Wahoo and Mahi Mahi remain in strong numbers and the Tuna keep getting bigger. Inshore, you can find Tarpon, Redfish, and much more.

October

The cooler temperatures and drop in rainfall makes inshore fishing much more enjoyable. Trout bite well this time of year, as do Sheepshead, Red Drum, and Flounder. Offshore, Tuna are still going strong.

November

November offers great fishing for Trout around underwater structure, with plenty of opportunities to target Red Drum, too. This is the driest month, as the fall draws to a close and the tourists leave town.

December

You can still find Tuna way offshore, but you will have to search for them. Migratory species have pretty much left, but Snapper, Grouper, Redfish, Trout, Sheepshead and more all still call the area home.

Charleston Fishing Calendar

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Sharks were all we caught. Which was fun. Would have liked more reel time , even if smaller. But it was a good time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sharks were all we caught. Which was fun. Would have liked more reel time , even if smaller. But it was a good time!
Chris  H.
Chris H. United States
Go out on a charter and go bottom fishing on the reefs off shore, fish were biting like crazy.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go out on a charter and go bottom fishing on the reefs off shore, fish were biting like crazy.
Matthew  B.
Matthew B. Mt. Pleasant, SC
Easy to use but had some issues contacting our captain which the site quickly resolved
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Easy to use but had some issues contacting our captain which the site quickly resolved
David  P.
David P. Charleston, South Carolina
Not all fish are running so summer is a little better but there is stil plenty to catch. Pick a calm day and go!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Not all fish are running so summer is a little better but there is stil plenty to catch. Pick a calm day and go!
Jeffrey  S.
Jeffrey S. Mooresville, NC
A little cold, so dress warm with layers so you can dress down as it warms up.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A little cold, so dress warm with layers so you can dress down as it warms up.
Steven  P.
Steven P. Minneapolis, MN

Heritage Fishing Charters
Heritage Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
We had a blast with Capt Brian! Caught several varieties of fish and even a crab! Capt Brian was warm, welcoming and super knowledgeable throughout the whole trip (even when we were late due to traffic). Highly recommend Heritage Fishing Charters! Thanks Capt Brian!
Triston  D.
Triston D. Knoxville, Tennessee
Heritage Fishing Charters
Heritage Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
Capt Brian took us to the jetties for some fishing action, which he said had been good all week. It took a while, then bites started coming in. Unfortunately, we caught some smalls and trash fish. Even grabbed a shovelnose guitarfish and a massive stingray. Something grabbed the shark bait line and bent the rod almost to the water, but it got away. Excellent day of fishing.
Walter  H.
Walter H. Blythewood, SC
Heritage Fishing Charters
Heritage Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
We had a blast… we highly recommend booking this trip. He did everything he could to help us land some fish, and we did that!
Jason  P.
Jason P. Brighton, CO
Mudbug Charters
Mudbug Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
Our fishing trip with Danny was nothing short of fantastic. We were celebrating our honeymoon and Danny made it the best day we had together. The conditions were tough but Danny's knowledge and experience put us on some tailing redfish. The boat was clean and well equipped and as a lifelong fisherman who is a self-proclaimed gear junkie, Danny had some of the best rods and reels available that made our time even more fun. Great trip and we'll be back again to fish with Mudbug Charters!
REID  T.
REID T. Blue River, CO
Mudbug Charters
Mudbug Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
We had a blast with Captain Danny, He was super helpful, time flew!!! Friendly, great with helping with first timers, And very educated on what we were fishing for! Smooth ride and we would recommend him again!! He took us to some hot spots, we saw sea turtles, dolphins and got some great hits!
Beth  M.
Beth M. Justin, TX
Heritage Fishing Charters
Heritage Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
This trip was a blast! Got a bunch of keepers right off the bat. Brian was very welcoming and had helpful tips for catching the big fish. We had a great experience and would recommend to anybody!
Michael  W.
Michael W. Saint Paul, MN
Flood Tide Charters
Flood Tide Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(245 reviews)
Captain Garris takes his fishing business seriously. His boat is clean, fast and rigged to keep you on the fish. He has ample rods depending on the type of fish present. We used various techniques for redfish, flounder and speck. We boated several fish, including redfish and flounder. Unfortunately, they were too small or too large. Captain Garris did his part, we did our part, but the fish did not do their part. Still a great day of fishing!
Michael  F.
Michael F. San Antonio, TX
Coastal Carolina Fishing Charters
Coastal Carolina Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(28 reviews)
We filled the boat with Fish. We caught 54 fish and had a blast. I recommend this charter highly.
Tom  E.
Tom E. Franklin, NC
Mudbug Charters
Mudbug Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
Had a great time! Captain Danny was friendly and knowledgable! Id highly recommend him! Caught a bunch of fish!
Lori  B.
Lori B. United States
Heritage Fishing Charters
Heritage Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
My husband, sister, brother-in-law and myself spent a wonderful day with Captain Brian today. We caught several different types of fish (some I’d never even heard of) and had some to bring home and eat. It was a great experience and will definitely go out again with Brian!!!
KOELLE  M.
KOELLE M. Walterboro, South Carolina
Heritage Fishing Charters
Heritage Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
Captain Brian was so helpful and very enjoyable to be around. He kept in good communication about changes to our trip due to the weather and we had an all around great time! Would definitely recommend.
Jessica  W.
Jessica W. Decatur, GA
Heritage Fishing Charters
Heritage Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
It was a very windy rough day on the water and all 4 of us still caught fish to bring home. It took alot of work from the Captain to make the day successful but we all had a balk
Thomas  S.
Thomas S. Spartanburg, South Carolina
Flood Tide Charters
Flood Tide Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(245 reviews)
What a great day fishing with Capt. Brian! Not only did he get us on the fish he is a great guy to fish and hang out with! Thank you Capt. Brian for a great day with my daughter!
Charles  K.
Charles K. Berkeley Heights, NJ
Flood Tide Charters
Flood Tide Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(245 reviews)
4 hours. Captain was nice and helpful. Made sure we had a great experience. Thanks Brian.
Susan  A.
Susan A. Collinsville, OK
Flood Tide Charters
Flood Tide Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(245 reviews)
Fun filled trip we fished a lot of different spots and the captain really made sure we had a good time. Both landed sharks that were a heck of a fight. Would recommend going with him and would do it again
Blair  C.
Blair C. Charlotte, North Carolina
Heritage Fishing Charters
Heritage Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
Guys Trip on the boat with Capt. Brian was a success! We had so much fun and started hooking up as soon as we got to the locations. The sharks were a blast to wrestle with too! We are def planning another trip soon and looking forward to catch back up with Capt. Brian! Thank you sir!
Rob  C.
Rob C. Gastonia, NC
Heritage Fishing Charters
Heritage Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
We had a great time! Captain Brian was such a nice guy and so helpful! We highly recommend him and will be booking another trip soon
Tabitha  S.
Tabitha S. Lexington, South Carolina
Mudbug Charters
Mudbug Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
We had a great time with Danny. He has a great boat, very knowledgeable and personable. We would recommend booking a charter with him.
Scott  H.
Scott H. Marietta, GA
Flood Tide Charters
Flood Tide Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(245 reviews)
We had a fabulous time with Captain Brian. His boat was cleaned and he provided a great inshore fish experience for my kids and parents. We caught a few mackerels. We almost caught a red drum but the line cut. Overall it was great.
Quan  L.
Quan L. Stafford, VA
Fisher Rose Angling
Fisher Rose Angling
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
Had a great time. Captain Ryan put us on massive redfish. Had one hog over 40 and even caught a tagged fish
Michael  B.
Michael B. Chatsworth, GA

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