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Charleston: 79 fishing charters available

Heritage Fishing Charters

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

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

Mudbug Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
Charleston
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trips from $500

Captain Kaleb Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(271 reviews)
Mount Pleasant
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trips from $350

Captain J Hook Fishing Charters

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

Top Predator Adventures

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Mount Pleasant
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Coastal Carolina Fishing Charters

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

Simon Says Private Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Mount Pleasant
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trips from $500

Hook 1 Charters – Charleston

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(7 reviews)
Mount Pleasant
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trips from $500

Tight Line Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(205 reviews)
Mount Pleasant
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Frequently Asked Questions 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 $545, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,236 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:

Who are the top awarded captains in Charleston?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Charleston are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $543
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $1,070
  • 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 25065 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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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
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
(73 reviews)
We had a great time! We caught some huge fish and had a great time on the water! Mike knew the spots and was a blast to hang out with.
McKenna  J.
McKenna J. Cumming, GA
Flatsbroke Fishing Charters
Flatsbroke Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Chappy is the man. He accommodated us last minute, caught a bunch of fish. Highly recommended
Jeffrey  R.
Jeffrey R. Erie, CO
Heritage Fishing Charters
Heritage Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
Captain Brian was great! We caught a variety of fish including blues, reds, and trout. We absolutely loved it. Looking forward to the next trip.
Johnny  L.
Johnny L. Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Flood Tide Charters
Flood Tide Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(250 reviews)
My husband and his friend had a fabulous time fishing and really enjoyed the experience from the trip itself and the captain
Dorothy  G.
Dorothy G. Pelzer, SC
Mudbug Charters
Mudbug Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
Despite the unseasonably cool weather Captain Danny put us on some great fish and showed us a great time. He uses top notch equipment, is very personable and I appreciate his redfish catch and release policy. Living in the Charleston area I will use Captain Danny again and recommend him at every opportunity. Thanks Captain Danny
Johnny  B.
Johnny B. Goose Creek, SC
Heritage Fishing Charters
Heritage Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
The four of us had an awesome time and brought a 2 year old fishing! Captain Brian was great and prepared! We caught a bunch of fish and fulfilled my bucket list of catching a shark!
Renata  D.
Renata D. Marseilles, IL
Heritage Fishing Charters
Heritage Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
We had a great trip out on the water!! We all 4 caught fish and had so much fun! Capt Brian was a great coach when needed but was not suffocating. It was an excellent trip!
Tanya  K.
Tanya K. Aurora, NE
Heritage Fishing Charters
Heritage Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
Wonderful trip! We couldn’t have asked for better weather or Captain. Fished in a couple different spots. Caught blue fish, a ton of black bass, red fish, and a Shark!!! We were hoping for something big, and captain Brian knew where to find it. We have found our captain for all future trips, had a blast.
Jamie  M.
Jamie M. Apex, North Carolina
Flood Tide Charters
Flood Tide Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(250 reviews)
Brian is very knowledgeable about the bay and we were catching fish at every spot he stopped.
Tony  C.
Tony C. Doylestown, PA
Heritage Fishing Charters
Heritage Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
We booked Heritage Charters for my son’s 12th birthday and they had a BLAST!! Brian was excellent with the boys! He related to them and engaged with them which was so fun! They caught TONS of fish! Boys are already asking to go again! THANK YOU Brian!
Andrew  L.
Andrew L. Charleston, South Carolina
Heritage Fishing Charters
Heritage Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
Our group of four did a morning trip with Capt. Brian. We went to the jetties and unfortunately just caught a few small sea bass and leopard fish. It was also starting to get windy, so we moved back to a wind protected area along the river and had a lot more success. Caught trout, rays, crabs, pinfish, and four keeper Red Fish and several smaller ones. Brian was very helpful, got us on fish, and we enjoyed the trip. We would highly recommend him.
ALAN  B.
ALAN B. Odessa, FL
Mudbug Charters
Mudbug Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
Danny made our fishing trip fantastic! We caught lots of fish, the boat was clean, and well maintained. This was not our first time fishing with a guide but by far the best! Danny has a wonderful personality and a lot of fun. Absolutely a great day!
Carol  P.
Carol P. Charleston, South Carolina
Flatsbroke Fishing Charters
Flatsbroke Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Captain Chappy was great, on a not great weekend for fishing he went the extra mile and found them for us. Will be returning and using Flatsbroke again. Excellent,Excellent.
Jeremiah  J.
Jeremiah J. Grimes, IA
Heritage Fishing Charters
Heritage Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(73 reviews)
We celebrated our 5 year anniversary in Charleston and booked this fishing trip. It was above and beyond our expectations. The guide was personable and knowledgeable. My husband got to bring in a spinner shark and this was the highlight of our trip. Highly recommend!
Brooklyn  R.
Brooklyn R. Liberty, MO
Heritage Fishing Charters
Heritage Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
We had a tough day on the water because of seasonal winds. The fish just weren’t biting but Brian kept trying different spots to increase our chance of success. We finally hit a spot where the fish were biting. Brian was patient and kept the bait coming. He is very accommodating and well prepared. I’d fish with him again, for sure.
Lora  O.
Lora O. Greenville, SC
Heritage Fishing Charters
Heritage Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 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
(73 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
Charlestowne Charters
Charlestowne Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(35 reviews)
10 hour trip 50 miles out. we caught a huge wahoo trolling we finished the day with trigger fish and red snappers
Robert  N.
Robert N. Yorktown Heights, NY
Mudbug Charters
Mudbug Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 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
Heritage Fishing Charters
Heritage Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Charleston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 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

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