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Charleston Fishing Charters

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4.9 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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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 $625, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,364 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:

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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 – $500
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $529
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $1,113
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,800
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,850
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $2,483

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 27950 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.

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The inland waters are great fishing. Plenty of fish, calm waters and easy to locate.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The inland waters are great fishing. Plenty of fish, calm waters and easy to locate.
Stephen  B.
Stephen B. Oro Valley, AZ
If you are not used to the heat and sun, make sure you have the right protective clothing, sun screen and drink water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are not used to the heat and sun, make sure you have the right protective clothing, sun screen and drink water.
Edward  B.
Edward B. Charleston, South Carolina
If you're coming in July, be prepared for some hot fun! Be patient, as the heat effects the fishing and its hit or miss. Pick a highly recommended guide, like Brian at Heritage Charters, to ensure you have the trip possible and a fun guide to keep ya going, even if the fishings slow!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
If you're coming in July, be prepared for some hot fun! Be patient, as the heat effects the fishing and its hit or miss. Pick a highly recommended guide, like Brian at Heritage Charters, to ensure you have the trip possible and a fun guide to keep ya going, even if the fishings slow!
Josh  G.
Josh G. El Paso, IL
The weather might be touch and go bc of all the different weather at this time around
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather might be touch and go bc of all the different weather at this time around
Samuel  S.
Samuel S. Louisville, GA
Get your rest before you go. you’ll be glad you did pulling those fish in gets tiring after a while
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get your rest before you go. you’ll be glad you did pulling those fish in gets tiring after a while
Austin  A.
Austin A. Hiram, GA
A great time to get out before all the doofs are out on their boats for the summer.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A great time to get out before all the doofs are out on their boats for the summer.
Scott  P.
Scott P. Charleston, SC
Like all SC weather, it changes often. Be prepared to reschedule or to take a trip with conditions that are less favorable than you might want. If you do not get sick easily, take a chance and get your hook wet!
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Like all SC weather, it changes often. Be prepared to reschedule or to take a trip with conditions that are less favorable than you might want. If you do not get sick easily, take a chance and get your hook wet!
Daniel  D.
Daniel D. Belton, SC
I would definitely recommend this fishing charter. Our captain was super fun and very knowledgeable about the fish we caught. Kids had a blast.
Very good
4.0 / 5
I would definitely recommend this fishing charter. Our captain was super fun and very knowledgeable about the fish we caught. Kids had a blast.
Jessica  L.
Jessica L. COLD SPRGS HI, KY
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
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

Heritage Fishing Charters
Heritage Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(128 reviews)
Captain Brian was amazing! We had a morning trip while visiting from Chattanooga and caught plenty of trout and a few others. Would highly recommend him to anyone looking to book a charter in Charleston. The boat was also super easy to find, we took a quick Uber from downtown so we didn’t have to mess with valet.
Ashley  J.
Ashley J.
Four Sons Charters – 45’
Four Sons Charters – 45’
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Our Gulf Stream trip took a turn with the weather. The captain switched up the plans and we went on the inshore trip. Captain Andrew was incredibly helpful and understanding of our disappointment but made it a great day nonetheless! I will definitely book with them again and hopefully make it out offshore next time.
Eric  S.
Eric S.
Chompin Charters - Private-Toilet & Live Bait
Chompin Charters - Private-Toilet & Live Bait
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Captain Dan was great! He worked with us on times to fit our trip in around our schedule. The boat was fantastic, the gear worked great and the wife really appreciated the on board toilet. Oh yeah, and we caught some darn nice fish.
Jesse  N.
Jesse N.
Heritage Fishing Charters
Heritage Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(128 reviews)
Brian is a great Captain. Found the spots so that we could keep fishing the entire time. We were hooking fish every 3 minutes. I highly recommend them.
Cedric  W.
Cedric W.
Heritage Fishing Charters
Heritage Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(128 reviews)
Took family out fishing with Brain. We all caught fish and had a lot of good laughs
Carter  K.
Carter K.
Four Sons Charters – 24’cc Inshore
Four Sons Charters – 24’cc Inshore
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
Captain Taylor was very helpful and an experienced angler. We had a great time and caught some nice bull reds.
Will  C.
Will C.
Four Sons Charters – 24’cc Inshore
Four Sons Charters – 24’cc Inshore
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
Although the bite was tough - unexpectedly high winds didn’t help - Andrew worked hard to find fish throughout the day. He also couldn’t help his client flunked hook setting 101. A great day nintheless!
Bob  H.
Bob H.
Ceviche Charters
Ceviche Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(10 reviews)
Captain did his best without a mate, it was just not our day to catch fish, I guess. Captain was super nice, knowledgeable, and I would definitely try this charter again.
Megan  K.
Megan K.
Heritage Fishing Charters
Heritage Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(128 reviews)
Captain Brian will put you on fish. We had a fun morning of fishing. My Wife and sister in law were not experienced fishermen, but Captain Brian had them catching lots of fish. This will be s great memory.
Jeff  B.
Jeff B.
Mudbug Charters
Mudbug Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(99 reviews)
Fishing all my life and would highly recommend Mudbug. Extremely high level of professionalism results in an extremely high quality fishing charter. Looking forward to booking Mudbug again.
Max  J.
Max J.
Four Sons Charters – 24’cc Inshore
Four Sons Charters – 24’cc Inshore
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
Captain was great!! He definitely knows what he is doing!!!! Very well informed about fishing!!!!!
Marcus  H.
Marcus H.
Four Sons Charters – 35’cc w/ toilet
Four Sons Charters – 35’cc w/ toilet
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
Captain Andrew workers his tail off trying to catch us fish on one of the hardest days to do so given the bad weather conditions. We caught a few despite the odds and had a really fun time!
Jennifer  S.
Jennifer S.
Fisher Rose Angling
Fisher Rose Angling
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
I’ve been on several deep sea fishing trips. From Cabo, Key west, several in the gulf & this was by far 1 of my favorite trips!! Captain Ryan was a blast and put us on some good stuff. Highly recommend & will be booking again next yr. Thanks Captain for the memories!!
David  L.
David L. Charlotte, North Carolina
Ceviche Charters
Ceviche Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Had an amazing day fishing with capt. Bob. He is very knowledgeable and know how to put you on the fish. Would definitely recommend Ceviche charters.
BRENT  D.
BRENT D. Lake Butler, FL
Charleston Fishing Excursions
Charleston Fishing Excursions
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
Thanks again Brent for the amazing trip this afternoon. We’ll definitely be back. The afternoon started off slow but that didn’t slow down Brent’s effort in searching for the fish or helping the boys (age 7 & 11) bait, re-tie, or re-cast their lines. He kept a great attitude about it all and eventually put us on the fish to land some monster S. Carolina reds.
Bryce  S.
Bryce S. Jacksonville, Florida
Ceviche Charters
Ceviche Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Captain Bob was excellent work hard and went above and beyond along with his mate to get us on fish and make the day a memorable one we will definitely go again with these professionals again
Les  M.
Les M. Laurens, South Carolina
Heritage Fishing Charters
Heritage Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(128 reviews)
Great 4hrs with Captain Brian while my son was in town for the weekend. Just what we wanted!
Rick  O.
Rick O. Charleston, SC
Four Sons Charters – 24’cc Inshore
Four Sons Charters – 24’cc Inshore
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
Taylor was great and worked hard to make sure we had a great experience! I would definitely book with them again and request Taylor.
Anthony  T.
Anthony T.
Captain Richard Fishing Charters
Captain Richard Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Captain Richard was friendly and kind. Two families with children and he was patient and jovial. Highly recommend.
Rahul  P.
Rahul P. Setauket- East Setauket, NY
Four Sons Charters – 24’cc Inshore
Four Sons Charters – 24’cc Inshore
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(113 reviews)
Fish provided a great fight. They were all returned back with great care taken.
Paul  F.
Paul F. Norwood Young America, MN

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